Honor 9 Lite vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Honor has rolled out budget phones at a steady clip over the last two years, and the Honor 9 Lite is the latest
Honor 9 Lite vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Honor has rolled out budget phones at a steady clip over the last two years, and the Honor 9 Lite is the latest addition to its portfolio. The phone made its debut in China at the end of last year and went on sale in India followed by a launch in Europe last month. Available for £199 ($275) in the UK and Rs. 10,999 ($170) in India, the Honor 9 Lite ticks a lot of boxes: it has an 18:9 panel, comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and features a total of four cameras. It is faring up a fierce contestant, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.
The Redmi Note 5 is no slouch either — Xiaomi decided to stick with the same internal hardware as last year, but introduced an 18:9 panel and lowered the price point to Rs. 9,999 ($153), making it a real bargain. With two great options on offer at the same price, it’s time to find out which phone to pick.
|SPECIFICATIONS:||Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Honor 9 Lite|
|Sim Type||GSM+GSM (Hybrid Slot)||GSM+GSM (Hybrid Slot)|
|Sim Size||Nano (Hybrid) + Nano SIM||Nano (Hybrid) + Nano SIM|
|Release Date||December, 2017|
|Dimensions||75.5 x 158.5 x 8.1 mm||151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm|
|Weight||180 g||149 g|
|Type||Color IPS screen, 16M colors||Color IPS screen, 16M colors|
|Touch||Yes, with Multitouch||Yes, with Multitouch|
|Size||5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels||5.65 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels|
|PPI||~ 403 PPI||~ 427 PPI|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB|
|Internal||64 GB inbuilt||64 GB inbuilt|
|Card Slot||Yes (Hybrid Slot)||Yes (Hybrid Slot)|
|VoLTE||Yes (Supports Reliance Jio)||Yes (Supports Reliance Jio)|
|Wifi||Yes, with wifi-hotspot||Yes, with wifi-hotspot|
|USB||Yes, microUSB||Yes, microUSB|
|Camera||Yes, 12 MP with autofocus||Yes, 13 MP + 2 MP Dual Camera with autofocus|
|Features||Face detection, Geo tagging, Panorama, Touch to focus||Face detection, Geo tagging, Panorama, Touch to focus|
|Video Recording||Yes, 1080p @ 30fps||Yes, 1080p @ 30fps|
|Flash||Dual LED||Dual LED|
|Front Camera||Yes, 5 MP||Yes, 13 MP + 2 MP Dual Front Camera|
|OS||Android, v7.1 (Nougat)||Android, v8.0 (Oreo)|
|CPU||2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor||2.36 GHz, Octa Core, HiSilicon Kirin 659 Processor|
|Browser||Yes, supports HTML||Yes, supports HTML|
|Supports||MMS, Instant Messaging||MMS, Instant Messaging|
|Yes, with Push Mail||Yes, with Push Mail|
|Music||MP3, WAV, eAAC+||MP3, eAAC+, WAV|
|Video||XviD, MP4||MP4, H.264|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS Support||Yes, with A-GPS Support|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint||Accelerometer, Compass, Fingerprint|
|Type||Non-Removable Battery||Non-Removable Battery|
|Size||4000 mAh, Li-Po Battery||3000 mAh, Li-Po Battery|
Honor 9 Lite vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Deciding factors
|Operating System||Android, v7.1 (Nougat)||Android, v8.0 (Oreo)|
Around 6% bigger screen than Huawei Honor 9 Lite. Reading, browsing the internet and watching movies is more pleasing experience on a bigger screen.
Around 17% faster CPU than Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Faster CPU means more smooth experience.
Around 33% more Battery Capacity than Huawei Honor 9 Lite. With more battery size, device’s battery can generally last more time, though it depends on various other factors too.
Around 6% slimmer than Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Slimmer devices are easier to carry in a pocket and look more fashionable.
Around 17% lighter than Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Lightweight devices are easier to hold without tiring your arms.
Has Dual Camera
Dual camera is useful in enhancing certain effects like blur, zoom and wide-angle photos.
Has Dual Front Camera
A dual front camera is useful for certain effects like blur, zoom and wide angle selfies.
The Honor 9 Lite is a solid option, particularly considering it comes with NFC and Oreo out of the box. For £199, there aren’t many phones that offer quite as much as the Honor 9 Lite.
But if you’re in the market for a new budget phone in India, there are better alternatives available. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, for instance, is available for ₹13,999 ($215) and handily beats the Honor 9 Lite in every area.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 636 chipset, a 4000mAh battery, and a 12MP camera at the back that’s currently the best in this category. You also get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage as standard, and the same variant of the Honor 9 Lite will set you back ₹14,999 ($230). The Redmi Note 5 is pretty great for ₹10,999, but the Redmi Note 5 Pro trounces it in terms of value.
Redmi Note 4 (Black, 64 GB) (4 GB RAM)
PRICE: Rs. 10,999
Honor 8 Lite (Black, 64 GB) (4 GB RAM)