[SPONSORED] The HONOR 8X is the Phone to Put Under the Tree This Christmas

Editor's Note: This article is sponsored content from Huawei and was not reported or published by the Tom's Hardware staff.

There’s nothing wrong with getting socks and sweaters at Christmas. But if you want something a little spicier to put under the tree this year, consider gifting an HONOR 8X.

It’s the best choice for enthusiasts and gamers, particularly when the £229 price is so tempting it’s almost unfair to the competition. 

Christmas Day Games

You’re probably planning some quality gaming time over the Christmas break, but a phone lets you fit in a little more fun while the family are watching festive re-runs and sleeping off the turkey. And the HONOR 8X is one of the best around for the job. 
First off, it has a generous 4GB RAM, and its octa-core Kirin 710 processor simply outguns the competition. Four Cortex-A73 power cores lead the pack at the price for sheer performance. And the quad-core Mali-G51 GPU outpaces the Adreno 605 used by rivals. 
HONOR doesn’t stop there. It has also added GPU Turbo, one of the most dynamic smartphone gaming features of the year. This optimises processor loads with specific per-game profiles, so you see better, more consistent frame rates in some of the most demanding titles. Lots of your favourites are on GPU Turbo’s Christmas card list too, including PUBG. 

Get the Full View

The HONOR 8X’s brilliant FullView display is just as important for the real-world gaming experience. It beats many rivals in three important ways. 
First, it’s large. A 6.5-inch display is a perfect size for those who want to dig into Android’s console-grade games rather than just two-minute quick blast casual titles. It’s sharp too, the high-quality Full HD+ screen offering similar pixel density to some phones more than twice the price. 
The FullView design also lets HONOR pack serious screen inches into a phone that’s easy to handle. HONOR’s 8X is easy on your pocket, your hand and your wallet, particularly as the audio jack means you won’t have to get hold of a new pair of wireless headphones too.
Buy an HONOR 8X for someone and they’d likely never guess it was so affordable either. Its Aurora glass back has an ultra-premium duo tone finish, using 15 layers to create a dazzling effect that changes as it catches the light at different angles. It might even pull focus from your Christmas tree. 

Tech Treat

There’s yet more impressive hardware and software to the HONOR 8X camera. It has an ultra-high resolution 20-megapixel rear camera with a wide aperture f/1.8 lens for superior low-light performance. And a second sensor on the back for arty blurred background shots. Fan of those Christmas gathering photos or not, you want them to be bright and clear, not grainy and low on detail. 
The HONOR 8X’s AI shooting mode also takes the effort out of photography. It makes sure your images are sharp and well saturated whether you’re snapping a pic of your dog wearing a Santa hat or a plate of Christmas dinner. No filters or re-takes required. And if you don’t like what th AI mode does, you can switch it off, even after you’ve taken the image.

An HONOR 8X is the perfect gift for fans of tech. And if you’ve already done your Christmas shopping, maybe it’s time to treat yourself.  Find out more about the Honor 8X.