The Honor 8X is going global very soon! While we wait for the upcoming midranger to reach the international market, let’s compare it against one of its rivals — the Vivo V11.
In this head-to-head, we’re going to take a look at the specs, camera performance, and battery life of the two smartphones.
Let’s start the comparison of the Honor 8X and the Vivo V11 on paper. As an overview, here’s a table of the phones’ specs:
|Display||6.5-inch IPS LCD (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 ratio||6.41-inch Super AMOLED (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19.5:9 ratio|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 710||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|Graphics||Mali-G51 MP4||Adreno 512|
|Rear camera||20MP f/1.8 + 2MP||12MP f/1.8 + 5MP|
|Front camera||16MP f/2.0||25MP f/2.0|
|Battery||3750mAh (Non-removable)||3400mAh (Non-removable)|
|Other features||Rear fingerprint scanner, Face unlock||In-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.2||Android 8.1 Oreo w/ Funtouch OS 4.5|
Both phones sport pretty large and tall displays, but the Honor 8X has the bigger of the two. At 6.5 inches, your videos and games will feel more immersive on the Honor 8X’s display, but that doesn’t make the other phone’s display inferior. With a Super AMOLED panel, the Vivo V11 can show content with vibrant colors.
When it comes to processing power, both sport an octa-core processor. The Honor 8X is powered by the new Kirin 710 processor from HiSilicon, a fully owned company by Huawei. The Vivo V11, on the other hand, has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. Since the Kirin 710 is newer, it’s fabricated using the latest 12nm processor while the Snapdragon 660 is made with the older 14nm process. This makes the Kirin 710 more efficient — at least on paper — and it is software-enhanced with GPU Turbo to boost the gaming performance.
As for memory and storage, both phones have different configurations. The Honor 8X has a pretty standard 4GB memory and 64GB/128GB storage combo. The Vivo V11 takes it further with 6GB memory and 128GB storage. Having less memory won’t necessarily make the Honor 8X slower, but it’ll definitely get filled with active apps faster due to less space.
The fingerprint reader on both phones is applied differently. The Honor 8X has the fingerprint scanner on its back, making it easy to unlock using the index finger. This placement is pretty popular among other Android phones as well. The Vivo V11’s in-display reader is indeed impressive, but it’s not as accurate and fast as the Honor 8X’s.
On the software side of things, both run Android Oreo out of the box but with their respective customizations. The Honor 8X has EMUI 8.2, while the Vivo V11 has Funtouch OS 4.5.
With dual rear cameras and high-resolution selfie shooters, both phones have an edge in mobile photography. On top of the impressive hardware, they even have AI working with the camera to take the best possible photo.
Check out the samples below:
For a quick refresher, the Honor 8X has 20- and 2-megapixel rear shooters with an f/1.8 aperture, while the Vivo V11 has a 12-megapixel f/1.8 main camera accompanied by a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. The front-facing camera of the Honor 8X has a 16-megapixel sensor versus the 25-megapixel of the Vivo V11.
Both the Honor 8X and the Vivo V11 have large batteries at 3750mAh and 3400mAh, respectively. The extra 350mAh of the Honor 8X could help the phone last longer, but there are a lot of factors that affect battery life.
Using a 1080p video loop test on both phones, we were able to get 16 hours and 40 minutes on the Honor 8X, while the Vivo V11 was able to last for 18 hours and 8 minutes.
There you have it! So, which of the two phones is your GadgetMatch?
This feature was produced in collaboration between GadgetMatch and Honor.
Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S10+ vs Galaxy S10E: What are the differences?
A decade of Galaxies
Samsung has launched three new flagship phones: the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10E. With three new models to choose from, it might be difficult to choose which Galaxy S10 is the one for you.
To help with this, we took the liberty to show you the differences between the three. Which of the Galaxy S10 models will be your GadgetMatch?
Starting with the screen, the three Galaxy S10 models sport Super AMOLED displays in different sizes. The Galaxy S10E is the smallest among the bunch with a 5.8-inch display. It’s followed by the regular Galaxy S10 with its 6.1-inch display and, of course, the Galaxy S10+ with its large 6.4-inch panel.
It’s also worth noting that the Galaxy S10E has a completely flat display, while the other two Galaxy S10 variants have the curved panels we’ve come to expect from Samsung.
All three models don’t sport a notch, but they do have holes on the upper-right corner for their front cameras. The Galaxy S10E and Galaxy S10 have a perfectly rounded hole-punch camera, while Galaxy S10+ has a pill-shaped cutout since it has two front-facing cameras.
Despite the size differences of the phones, all models are powered by a flagship processor. Depending on where you are, the Galaxy S10 family will sport either a Snapdragon 855 or an Exynos 9820.
Memory and storage configuration will also vary depending on the region. The lowest possible memory available is 6GB and it can go as high 12GB. As for storage, it starts at 128GB and will reach up to 1TB. The 12GB+1TB combo will be exclusively available for the Galaxy S10+.
Another significant difference between the Galaxy S10 phones is battery capacity. The Galaxy S10E has a modest 3100mAh battery, the Galaxy S10 owns a pretty standard 3400mAh battery, and the Galaxy S10+, being the biggest of the three, comes with a huge 4100mAh battery.
All three variants support fast charging using wired or wireless chargers. They can also do reverse wireless charging (which Samsung calls Wireless PowerShare) to charge other devices using the Qi wireless standard.
Lastly, both the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ feature the new ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader, which is definitely faster than any of the in-display fingerprint readers we’ve tried before. The Galaxy S10E has a more conventional side-mounted fingerprint reader that’s still accurate and fast, but not as advanced.
The Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ are the first among the Galaxy S lineup to have triple rear cameras. The setup is composed of a main 12-megapixel Dual Pixel and Dual Aperture camera, a 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle, and a 12-megapixel telephoto with 2x optical zoom.
Since the Galaxy S10E is priced lower, it only has two of the three rear cameras of its more expensive siblings: the main Dual Pixel camera and the ultra wide-angle shooter.
The situation in the front is quite different, though. Both the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10E have a single selfie camera, while the Galaxy S10+ gets an extra depth sensor for a more precise bokeh effect or Live Focus.
Pricing and colors
The cheapest model is the Galaxy S10E which starts at US$ 750. The regular Galaxy S10 will set you back US$ 900, while the bigger Galaxy S10+ is priced at US$ 1,000.
All three models will come in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, and Prism Blue. In addition, the Galaxy S10E will be available in Canary Yellow, as well. The Galaxy S10+ also has premium Ceramic Black and Ceramic White variants, but these are only available for the high-tier configurations.
Colors option may vary per region, so not all colors will be available in all markets.
Get to know more about the latest Galaxy S10 series by watching our hands-on video:
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In our Her GadgetMatch video, we check out what’s so cool about the new Samsung phones and test what the cameras can do. Spoiler: They do a lot!
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