Here’s why I Enjoyed Playing Games with the Honor 8X

by Duey Guison  October 4, 2018

Let’s check out the Honor 8X’s gaming chops!

As we’re finalizing our Honor 8X review, we found that there’s more to the budget phone than its large display. Armed with a Kirin 710 processor plus 4GB of storage and 64GB of internal storage, the 8X has consistently proved to be a solid mobile gaming machine during its time with us.

But can you really game with the Honor 8X like you would other, more expensive phones, considering that the rumored price of the phone won’t go above 15K?

To find out, we fired up several mobile games that’s currently in heavy rotation in our personal phones: Vainglory, PUBG Mobile, and Asphalt 9. For stat tracking, we used ol’ reliable GameBench to see overall performance per session per game.

For racing games like Asphalt 9, winning races is a breeze for the Honor 8X: with its internals, you get the maximum 30FPS performance with a laudable 88% stability. The frame drops are due to selecting new races or concluding races, which should not be a big deal for players.

The same goes for MOBAs like Vainglory: With a 58FPS average and 91% stability, slaying through enemies should not be a problem with the Honor 8X, even at high graphics settings. Frame drops are barely noticeable, which means fans of this game can enjoy without worries of in-game lag.

As for battle royale games like PUBG, using Balanced + Medium settings got us a decent 26FPS average on 98% stability. With decent graphics settings, nailing those chicken dinners is a piece of cake with the Honor 8X.

Overall, the Honor 8X’s processing package—particularly the Kirin 710 CPU and Mali-G51 MP4 GPU—is just enough for users to play through these popular AAA mobile titles without any hiccups. Don’t forget to check out our gaming review:

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