Redmi 6 Pro vs Honor 8X: Features, Specifications and Price Compared

Redmi 6 Pro vs Honor 8X: Features, Specifications and Price Compared

Redmi 6 Pro vs Honor 8X: Features, Specifications and Price Compared

by September 20, 2018

redmi-6-pro-vs-honor-8xThe sub-20k smartphone segment is becoming crowded day by day. We’ve witnessed launch of many new smartphones in the same price range since the start of the year 2018. At the beginning of this month, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched its Redmi 6 trio dubbed as (Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro) in India. While, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched its latest smartphone Honor 8X in its home town China. Today, we’ll compare the Redmi 6 Pro with Honor 8X in order to find out which one is better to invest into. The comparison will be based on key parameters as mentioned below,

  • Design and Display
  • Processor, RAM and Storage
  • OS and Battery
  • Camera
  • Pricing

Redmi 6 Pro vs Honor 8X: Design and Display

Both Redmi 6 Pro and Honor 8X feature tall displays but they differ in specs. The Redmi 6 Pro flaunts a 5.84-inch full-HD+ display panel with 1080×2280 pixel resolution and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The display comes with iPhone X like notch at the top, but the company has provided an option to hide the notch for those who don’t prefer it.

On the other hand, the Honor 8X sports a large 6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a slightly better aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

As the Honor 8X has a better screen size or real estate it is a good option to consider if watch a lot of videos or play games on the smartphone.

In terms of dimensions, the Redmi 6 Pro measures 149.33 x 71.68 x 8.75 mm and weighs about 178 grams. While the Honor 8X measures 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm and weighs in at 175 grams. So, the Honor 8X is slightly lighter and slimmer as compared to Redmi 6 Pro.

Redmi 6 Pro vs Honor 8X: Processor, RAM and Storage

The Redmi 6 Pro draws power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC along with Adreno 506 GPU for graphics and 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The internal storage capacity of the device is 32GB or 64GB which can be expanded further using a microSD card.

The Honor 8X is powered by 2.2GHz octa-core Kirin 710 processor along with GPU Turbo technology and 4GB or 6GB of RAM. There are two options in terms of onboard storage- 64GB and 128GB. The storage can be extended further up to 256GB via microSD card.

Again, the Honor 8X is a better option to consider if you are looking for better storage and performance.

Redmi 6 Pro vs Honor 8X: OS and Battery

The Redmi 6 Pro is shipped with MIUI 9.6 based on top of Android Oreo out of the box and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery under the hood. While the Honor 8X runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of box with Huawei’s own EMUI 8.2 on top and is fueled by 3,750mAh battery which comes with a support for fast charging support.

Redmi 6 Pro vs Honor 8X: Camera

For the camera buffs, the Redmi 6 Pro features a dual rear camera setup which comprises of a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and LED flash support. For selfies, there is a 5-megapixel sensor at the front.

Honor 8X also features a dual rear camera set up but the configuration is slightly better with 20MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor which is used for depth-sensing. The front hosts a 16MP camera for selfies and video calls.

On paper, the Honor 8X wins the race in the camera department. However, we would still advise you to refer to some user reviews as the on-paper camera performance can be deceptive at times

Redmi 6 Pro vs Honor 8X: Price in India

Out of the two phones, only Redmi 6 Pro is launched in India as of now. The base variant of Redmi 6 Pro i.e. 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage is priced at Rs. 10,999, while the top variant i.e. 4GB RAM + 64GB inbuilt storage is priced at Rs. 12,999.

The Honor 8X is launched in company’s hometown China and is priced at CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,500) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, while the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,500). The top variant i.e. 6GB RAM + 128GB storage comes with a price tag of CNY 1,899 (roughly Rs. 19,700).

CompareRaja’s Verdict

The two things in favour of Redmi 6 Pro are the battery life and its pricing. Although the price of Honor 8X won’t be as high as converted to INR above, but still it can’t be as low as Redmi 6 Pro as Xiaomi is well known to price its devices aggressively. So, if pricing is one of your key criteria while buying the phone or if you are strict on budget then Redmi 6 Pro is a good option.

However, the Honor 8X wins the battle most other factors such as performance, camera and display. It also needs to be noted that the Redmi 6 Pro is sold via flash sales in India and thus you need luck as well along with the money if you wish to get your hands on the same.

Go through the quick specs comparison chart below which will give you further clarity on the differences between the two phones…

  Redmi 6 Pro Honor 8X
Display Size 5.84-inch 6.5-inch
Resolution 1080 × 2280 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 432 ppi 432 ppi
Aspect Ratio 19:9 19.5:9
Display Type Super AMOLED IPS LCD
Dimensions 149.3 x 71.6 x 8.7 mm 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm
Weight 178 grams 175 grams
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Kirin 710 Processor
Graphics Adreno 506 NA
RAM 3 GB or 4 GB 4 GB or 6 GB
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB or 64 GB 64 GB or 128 GB
Expandable Storage Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Primary Camera 12 MP + 5 MP 20 MP + 2 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP 16 MP
Flash Yes, LED Flash Yes, LED Flash
OS Version Android v8.0 (Oreo) Android v8.1 (Oreo)
Custom UI MIUI 10 EMUI 8.2
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3750 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes (rear mounted) Yes (rear mounted)
Fast Charge Support No Yes
Wireless Charging No No