Honor 9x Realme Redmi note 8 Pro
Highlights of Honor 9x
- Honor has launched the 9X in India at Rs 13,999
- At the price point, the phone will be up against the likes of Realme 5 Pro and Readmi Note 8 Pro
- The Honor 9X is arguably best designed phone of the three
The launched Honor 9X brings the fight to Realme 5 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro The phone comes with a hinged selfie camera and a large battery. In comparison to Realme 5 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro, the following should be noted. Honor 9X was available in India for 13,999 rupees now.
Honor 9X was launched in India as the company’s latest bet for the budget segment of the market. Equipped with a 6.59-inch full HD + OLED display and a pop-up camera for towing, it was announced that the smartphone should hold its own in the overcrowded budget of the middle market segment.
The phone costs 13,999 rupees for the entry-level version and up to 16,999 rupees for the 6 GB RAM version. Interestingly, this award leads the Honor 9X to a direct dogfight against Redmi Note 8 Pro and Realme 5 Pro. Both of which offer excellent value for money.
Despite the similar price, the three devices offer different things as a package. Let’s see how the three compare.
What is the display and design like?
The three phones offer impressive IPS displays that offer the same Full HD + resolution despite their different sizes. Therefore there is only a very small selection in this special department. The design is also very difficult to choose, as the look is usually a question of perspective.
Given that there is only one phone on the list. That has a pop-up selfie camera and therefore has a high screen to body ratio. Our vote goes to the Honor 9X.
What’s under the hood?
In terms of the technical data, there are big differences between the three smartphones. While Honor has further developed its own Octa-Core 710F SoC for the 9X, Redmi relies on the much-touted MediaTek Helio G90T chipset. On the other hand, Realme played it safe in the department and used a Snapdragon 712 SoC from Qualcomm.
Of the entry-level versions of the three phones, only the Redmi Note 8 Pro offers 6 GB of RAM, while the offers from Realme and Honor bring 4 GB of chips on board. Here too, the 64 GB storage variants are the same for the starting price.
The additional 2 GB RAM of the Redmi Note 8 Pro definitely makes it the leader in terms of the outlook on the technical data sheet. However, we have to note that its entry-level variant starts at 14,999 rupees, while the other two smartphones start retailing at Rs 13,999.
The camera department once again sees the Redmi Note 8 Pro one step ahead. The Redmi Note 8 Pro device has a 64 megapixel lens equipment. In comparison, the Realme 5 Pro and Honor 9X cameras offer 48-megapixel primary lenses.
To counteract this, the Honor 9X Pro claims to offer superior low-light photography compared to the competition, and combines the primary lens with an ultra-wide and a macro lens – similar to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, which also features has a similar setup. However, the Realme 5 Pro comes with a quad-camera configuration, with an ultra-wide, macro, and depth detection lens next to the phone’s primary lens.
Battery and functions.
Regarding the operating system and functions, all three offer their own settings for Android. Although they are easy to distinguish, choosing one of the three winners is not an easy task.
As for the batteries, it’s the Redmi Note 8 Pro that offers the largest pack at 4500 mAh. The Honor 9X and Realme 5 Pro each have 4000 mAh batteries. However, the Realme device charges quickly with VOOC 3.0, while the Honor 9X only charges quickly with 10 W.
Overall, however, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is the best choice in the battery department. It is the fact that it contains the largest of the three batteries and is simultaneously charged with 18 W.