Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Huawei Y9 2019: Which One Should You Buy?

Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Huawei Y9 2019: Which One Should You Buy?

Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Huawei Y9 2019: Which One Should You Buy?

by January 25, 2019

Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Huawei Y9 2019The mid-range smartphone segment was extremely busy in 2018 and 2019 is not going to be any different. We’ve witnessed launch of several new handsets in 2018, some of which are being launched in India in 2019. One such handset is Honor 10 Lite which was launched in China two months ago and the device has entered the Indian market just last week. It flaunts a stylish design with a gradient texture on the rear panel and comes equipped with AI-assisted camera. Its starting price in India is set at Rs. 13,999. Considering the price and specifications, the Honor 10 Lite will compete against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Huawei Y9 2019. Let’s compare the three phones on several software as well as hardware parameters to find out which one should you buy in case you are confused between the three.

The comparison will be based on,

  • Design, Display and Dimensions
  • Processor, RAM and Storage
  • Software
  • Battery Capacity
  • Camera Configuration
  • Price in India

Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Huawei Y9 2019: Design & Display

Honor 10 Lite has a futuristic and flagship-like design. It features glass back, dew drop style display and is available in gradient color variants. The Huawei Y9 (2019) also offers a glossy rear panel with gradient color options. It features a typical iPhone X like wide notch at the top of the display. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro has a full metal sturdy body which is all but stunning at a first glance. Overall Huawei Honor 10 Lite is one of the most beautiful and attractive phones of the three.

In terms of display, the Honor 10 Lite comes with a 6.21-inch full-HD+ display panel with 1080 x 2340 pixel screen resolution, 415ppi pixel density and 19.5:9 aspect ratio resulting into a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent. The Redmi Note 6 Pro flaunts a 6.26-inch full-HD+ IPS LCD panel with 1080 x 2280 pixel screen resolution, a 19:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D curved glass. The display comes with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. While the Huawei Y9 2019 6.5-inch FHD+ FullView display with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 3D curved design. So, all three phones are almost at par in terms of size but the Honor 10 Lite has a slight upper edge due to its latest water drop shaped notch which provides less obstruction as compared to the wider notch present in other two phones. The phone also comes with TUV-certified eye care mode which can reduce the blue light exposure as claimed by the company.

In terms of dimensions, the Honor 10 Lite measures 154.8 x 73.64 x 7.95 mm and weighs in at 162 grams, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro measures 157.91 x 76.38 x 8.26 mm and weighs about 182 grams. The Huawei Y9 2019 has dimensions of 162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm and weight of 173 grams. So, the Honor 10 Lite is the slimmest and the lightest of the three phones.

Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Huawei Y9 2019: Processor, RAM and Storage

The Honor 10 Lite draws its power from the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC which is based on the 12nm process. It also features GPU Turbo 2.0 technology which enhances the gaming experience by optimizing system resources. In terms of memory, there’s 4GB or 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor paired with Adreno 509 GPU, 4GB/ 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. The storage can be expanded further up to 256GB via microSD card, but you will lose access to one of the SIM cards as it’s a hybrid slot.

The Huawei Y9 2019 is backed by an octa-core Kirin 710 SoC that comes with AI Power 7.0. In terms of memory, the phone features 3GB and 4GB RAM options along with 64GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card up to 256GB. It is the only phone out of the three two feature a dedicated microSD card slot for memory expansion, while the other two phones come with a hybrid dual-SIM + microSD card trays.

The Kirin 710 SoC is a better processor as compared to Snapdragon 636 that powers the Redmi Note 6 Pro, so it loses out this battle.

Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Huawei Y9 2019: Software and Battery Capacity

The Honor 10 Lite runs EMUI 9.0 based on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box and is backed by a 3,400mAh capacity battery.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro runs MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. However, the bundled charger supports only up to 10W charging.

The Huawei Y9 2019 ships with Android Oreo OS with EMUI 8 on top. It has a 4,000mAh capacity battery underneath to keep things ticking.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro and Huawei Y9 2019 have a clear advantage over Honor 10 Lite in this department.

Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Huawei Y9 2019: Camera Configuration

The Honor 10 Lite comes equipped with a dual camera set-up on the back which consists of a 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor for capturing depth effects. The front hosts an AI-assisted 24-megapixel selfie camera f/2.0 aperture. The selfie camera has several features such as AI-based scene detection, facial recognition, and light fusion technology.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro gets a quad camera set up. The rear dual camera set up comprises of a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture + a 5-megapixel depth sensing secondary sensor. The front dual camera set up consists of a 20-megapixel primary sensor + a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The front camera doubles up as Face Unlock and is backed by several AI features such as AI Portrait Selfie AI Beautify and AI Scene Detection.

The Huawei Y9 2019 bears a dual rear camera with a 13MP primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture) + 2MP secondary sensor (f/1.8 aperture). For selfies and video calls, there’s a dual front-facing camera set up which consists of a 16MP + 2MP sensors with f/2.0 aperture.

At least on paper, all three phones seem equal in the camera department. We recommend you refer some actual user reviews before you make a purchase decision based on camera.

Honor 10 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Huawei Y9 2019: Price in India

The Honor 10 Lite is priced in India at Rs. 13,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and Rs. 17,999 for the higher variant i.e. with 6GB of RAM. There are three colour options available for the interested buyers- Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and Sky Blue.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 base variant i.e. 4GB of RAM + 64GB of internal storage is priced at Rs. 13,999 and the top variant i.e. 6GB of RAM + 64GB of internal storage is priced at Rs. 15,999. Colour options on the Redmi Note 6 Pro are Black, Blue, Red, and Rose Gold.

The Huawei Y9 2019 comes with a price tag of Rs. 15,990 for the lone 4GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage variant. It comes in in Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black colour options.

CompareRaja’s Verdict

Although Xiaomi is a market leader and rules the budget smartphone segment, the Redmi Note 6 Pro loses this battle due to its inferior processor as compared to the other two phones. Between Honor 10 Lite and Huawei Y9 2019, we feel the Honor 10 Lite has a slight upper hand due to its looks as well as aggressive pricing. If you are looking for good battery backup, then you should consider buying the Huawei Y9 2019.

Here’s a quick specs comparison between Honor 10 Lite, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Huawei Y9 2019, which will further aid you in decision making process.

  Honor 10 Lite Redmi Note 6 Pro Huawei Y9 2019
Display Size 6.21-inch 6.26-inch 6.5-inch
Resolution 2340 x 1080 pixels 1080 x 2280 pixels 2340 x 1080 pixels
Pixel Density 415 ppi 403 ppi 396 ppi
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 19:9 19.5:9
Screen-to-Body Ratio 91 per cent 80.68 per cent 82.1 per cent
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Protection NA Corning Gorilla Glass NA
Dimensions 154.8 x 73.64 x 7.95 mm 157.91 x 76.38 x 8.26 mm 162.4 x 77.1 x 8.1 mm
Weight 162 grams 182 grams 173 grams
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 HiSilicon Kirin 710
Graphics Mali-G51 MP4 Adreno 509 Mali-G51 MP4
RAM 4 GB or 6 GB 4 GB or 6 GB 3 GB or 4 GB
Inbuilt Storage 64 GB 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Storage Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Primary Camera 13 MP + 2 MP 12 MP + 5 MP 13 MP + 2 MP
Secondary Camera 24 MP 20 MP + 2 MP 16 MP + 2 MP
Flash Yes, LED Flash Yes, Dual-color LED Flash Yes, LED Flash
OS Version Android v9.0 (Pie) Android v8.1 (Oreo) Android v8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UI EMUI 9.0 MIUI 10 EMUI 8.0
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 4000 mAh 3350 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes, Rear mounted Yes, Rear mounted Yes, Rear mounted
Fast Charge Support Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Charging No No No
3.5 mm Jack Yes Yes Yes
Waterproof Yes No No
Dustproof Yes No No