New mid-range phones and tablets in the Arab region

Advanced features and high levels of performance with elegant design at a moderate price

Mid-range mobile devices continue to offer new technological advancements at a moderate price point, which explains the increasing desire of users to own them.

Among the devices that were recently launched in the Arab region are the Honor X8a phone with its advanced imaging capabilities and high levels of performance, and the Honor Pad X8 device suitable for study, work and entertainment, which were tested by the Middle East, and we mention a summary of the experience.

“photograph” phone

The design of the “Honor X8A” phone is elegant due to its low thickness and curved edges that are comfortable for prolonged use, in addition to offering many colors that suit users, in a solid structure.

The phone’s photographic capabilities are impressive, as it offers a triple rear camera system with a resolution of 100 (for wide angles), 5 (for very wide angles) and 2 (for close-up) megapixels, and a front camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels, which makes it suitable for content makers who want to share their moments with others. Via social networks, and to take photos and video presentations with high resolution and rich colors even for selfies, which capture the most accurate facial features after recognizing it.

Advanced imaging modes enhance the phone’s imaging capabilities, while providing the ability to switch between different cameras using the dual video mode that records moments from the two cameras, front and back, in one view, so that viewers can learn about the content creator’s impressions while watching what he sees, in high quality.

As for the technical specifications of the phone, it uses an eight-core Mediatek Helio G88 processor (two cores at 2 GHz and 6 cores at a speed of 1.8 GHz), and offers 8 GB of memory and 128 GB of built-in storage, in addition to providing a side fingerprint sensor and using a battery with a charge of 128 GB. 4,500 mAh – supports 22.5W fast charging, so it can be charged from 0 to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. The large screen has a diameter of 6.7 inches, which displays the image with a resolution of 2388 x 1080 pixels, a density of 391 pixels per inch, and a frequency of 90 Hz.

The phone supports the use of two SIM cards at the same time, Wi-Fi networks a, b, g, n, ac, Bluetooth 5.1, and Near Field Communication (NFC), and it works with the Android operating system and the Magic U user interface. I 6.1 ». The thickness of the phone is 7.5 millimeters, and it weighs 179 grams, and is available in silver, black and blue colors, and is priced at 949 Saudi riyals (about 253 US dollars) only.

When comparing the phone with the “iPhone 14 Pro Max”, we find that the “Honor X8A” excels in the processor (octa-core: two cores at 2 GHz and 6 at 1.8 GHz compared to the hexa-core: two cores at 3.46 GHz and 4 at 2.02 GHz), and memory ( 8 compared to 6 GB), rear cameras (100, 5, 2 compared to 48, 12, and 12 MP), front cameras (16 compared to 12 MP), offering a fingerprint sensor, battery (4,500 compared to 4,323 mAh), thickness (7.5 compared to 7. 8 millimeters), and weight (179 compared to 240 grams).

The two phones are equal in screen diameter (6.7 inches), while the iPhone 14 Pro Max excels in screen resolution (2796 x 1290 compared to 2388 x 1080 pixels), display density (460 compared to 391 pixels per inch), and support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth networks. » (5.3 compared to 5.1).

Integrated tablet

And if you want to use a tablet to browse social networks, YouTube, watch movies, and other various daily things, you will love the Honor Pad X8, which has a screen diameter of 10.1 inches, which displays 16.7 million colors with realistic details, with a very high quality black display. , which is a feature that is absent from many other tablets, in which the black color is often inaccurate. The device also supports high-quality stereophonic audio, which is impressive when watching movies, especially with the use of specialized headphones on both sides of the device to increase the effect of stereoscopic 9.1 technology, and support for playing low-frequency audio (bass) with cinematic quality.

The screen protects the user’s eyes throughout the day by reducing the amount of blue light that strains and tires the eyes during prolonged use or in low-light conditions, as well as introducing eBook Mode for more immersion and comfort while reading.

The design of the device is elegant, as it uses slim bezels in a durable and low weight aluminum chassis. The device can be placed in bags with ease due to its low thickness, which makes it easy to carry it with the user wherever he goes or to carry it for extended periods of time to watch the content on it. The device supports the transfer of files between it and mobile phones and personal computers easily through the Honor Share feature and the Honor Computer Manager program, so that files are transferred between devices wirelessly at speeds of up to 150 megabytes per second, and up to 500 photos in one operation. In addition, the device supports user face recognition to protect it from intruders, and in just 0.7 seconds.

The device also supports displaying several windows next to each other to work on them at the same time, without decreasing performance levels, as the screen is divided to work through 4 applications simultaneously to read content, write messages, view videos and play games, for example.

As for the technical specifications of the device, it uses the “MediaTek M8786” eight-core processor (2 cores at 2 GHz, 6 at 1.8 GHz), and uses 3 or 4 GB of memory to work and 32 or 64 GB of built-in storage (depending on the desired version), and the screen displays The image has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and a density of 224 pixels per inch, with a built-in microphone and speakers, in addition to using a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera to make video and audio calls, record photos and video presentations with ease. The device uses a 5,100 mAh battery that can be charged at a capacity of 10 watts, and it works with the “Android 12” operating system and the “Magic UI 6.1” user interface, and supports “Wi-Fi” a, b, g, n, ac, and wireless “Bluetooth 5.1”.

The device has a low thickness of 7.5 mm and a weight of 460 grams. It is available in two versions, the first with 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of built-in storage at a price of 699 SAR (about $186), and the second with 3 GB of memory and 32 GB of built-in storage at a price of 629 SAR. Saudi riyals (about 168 US dollars).