Essential Phone vs Honor 8X

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

1312 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

504 ppi
396 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

84.85 %
84.36 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
20 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm

Second camera

13 megapixels
2 megapixels

Hardware Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Depth information

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/3.09"
Aperture size: F2.4

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
16 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.31 x 3.02 x 0.31 inches (160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.17 oz (175 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Black, Blue, Red

Multimedia

Headphones

USB Type-C (reversible)
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

aptX-HD
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
HiSilicon Kirin 710

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Mali-G51 MP4

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Emotion UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

USB Type-C (reversible)
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30
Bands 1, 3, 7, 8

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A, HSPA, HSUPA

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
3750 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
Yes

Stand-by time

 
27.6 days (662 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
26.6 days (639 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
28.1 days (675 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 26, 2017
 

FCC ID value: 2ALBB-A11 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.28 W/kg
 

Body

0.76 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

0.92 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.70 W/kg
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 700
 
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