Honor 9 Lite vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Compare The Best Features

Honor 9 Lite vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Compare The Best Features

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
General
Sim Type GSM+GSM (Hybrid Slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid Slot)
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Sim Size Nano (Hybrid) + Nano SIM Nano (Hybrid) + Nano SIM
Device Type Smartphone Smartphone
Release Date December, 2017

Design

Dimensions 75.5 x 158.5 x 8.1 mm 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm
Weight 180 g 149 g
Display
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

Memory

RAM 4 GB 4 GB
Internal 64 GB inbuilt 64 GB inbuilt
Card Slot Yes (Hybrid Slot) Yes (Hybrid Slot)

Connectivity

GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes (Supports Reliance Jio) Yes (Supports Reliance Jio)
Wifi Yes, with wifi-hotspot Yes, with wifi-hotspot
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes, microUSB Yes, microUSB

Camera

Camera Yes, 12 MP with autofocus Yes, 13 MP + 2 MP Dual Camera with autofocus
Dual Camera No Yes
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

Technical

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
GPU Mali-T830 MP2
Java No No
Browser Yes, supports HTML Yes, supports HTML

Multimedia

Supports MMS, Instant Messaging MMS, Instant Messaging
Email Yes, with Push Mail Yes, with Push Mail
Music MP3, WAV, eAAC+ MP3, eAAC+, WAV
Video XviD, MP4 MP4, H.264
FM Radio Yes Yes
Document Reader Yes Yes

Extra

GPS Yes, with A-GPS Support Yes, with A-GPS Support
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint Accelerometer, Compass, Fingerprint
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes

Battery

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)
Unique Features

Bigger Screen

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
5.99 inches
Huawei Honor 9 Lite
5.65 inches

Around 6% bigger screen than Huawei Honor 9 Lite. Reading, browsing the internet and watching movies is more pleasing experience on a bigger screen.

Faster CPU

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
2 GHz
Huawei Honor 9 Lite
2.36 GHz

Around 17% faster CPU than Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Faster CPU means more smooth experience.

Bigger Battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
4000 mAh
Huawei Honor 9 Lite
3000 mAh

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.

Slimmer

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

8.1 Huawei

Honor 9 Lite
7.6 mm

Around 6% slimmer than Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Slimmer devices are easier to carry in a pocket and look more fashionable.

Light Weight

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
180 grams
Huawei Honor 9 Lite
149 grams

Around 17% lighter than Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Lightweight devices are easier to hold without tiring your arms.

Has Dual Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
No
Huawei Honor 9 Lite
Yes

Dual camera is useful in enhancing certain effects like blur, zoom and wide-angle photos.

Has Dual Front Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
No
Huawei Honor 9 Lite
Yes

A dual front camera is useful for certain effects like blur, zoom and wide angle selfies.

 

Verdict

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)

Redmi Note 5 Pro (Lake Blue, 64 GB)

PRICE: Rs. 10,999

BUY NOW!

 

Honor 8 Lite (Black, 64 GB)  (4 GB RAM)

Honor 9 Lite (Glacier Grey, 64 GB)

PRICE: Rs. 11,599

BUY NOW!

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