Honor 7X vs Mi A1 Complete Comparison of DUAL CAMERA Smartphones

Updated on 2017-12-05 by Geetansh Arora

Honor 7X and Mi A1 Comparison

Two new mid-range smartphones were recently launched in India. Honor came out with Honor 9i earlier and now Honor 7X which comes with a dual back camera of 16MP+2MP. Xiaomi launched Mi A1 at 14999 with12 MP + 12 MP dual rear camera setup. Both phones have a dual camera on the back but the implementation of the dual camera is very different.

We bring you the complete comparison of Honor 7X vs Mi A1. Let's look at various aspects to see which one you should choose.

1. Design & Display Comparison

Honor 7X comes with a 5.9-inch Full View Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio while Mi A1 comes with a Full HD 5.5-inch display. Both the phones have good color reproduction and viewing angles. Definitely, the full view display gives better look to Honor 7X, which also looks premium, and if you consume a lot of video multimedia content, Honor 7X display would suit better.

Both the phones have 2.5D glass protection but Mi A1 has a gorilla glass but Honor 7X does not. Also, Mi A1 comes with a type C port allowing you to transfer files via the port at a very good speed compared to Honor 7X which holds a Micro USB port.

The build quality of both the phones is solid and weigh nearly the same. The fingerprint sensor is on the back works fine on both the phones. 

2. SOC/Processor Comparison

Honor 7X comes powered with company's own 2.36 GHz Octa Core Kirin 659 Processor while Mi A1 has Snapdragon 625 processor on the inside. In terms of Antutu benchmark, Honor 7X scores 63800 which is equivalent to that of the Mi A1 score of 63100, so both the phones are expected to perform in a similar manner. Snapdragon 625 is more efficient chipset so you can expect better battery backup on Mi A1.

3. RAM & Storage Comparison

Mi A1 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and Honor 7X comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage. Both devices have a hybrid sim slot which is something we hate because you can either use 2 sims cards or 1 sim and a MicroSD card.

4. Software Comparison of Mi A1 vs 7X

Mi A1 is the first Android One phone from Xiaomi as it is running on stock Android 7.1.2. Honor 7X, on the other hand, runs EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 which offers more customization and themes. There is no bloatware on both the phones making them easily responsive. Both phones are easily able to handle heavy games like Asphalt.

So clearly, on the software side, Mi A1 is better compared to Honor 7X because of bloat-free stock android plus it will get faster updates.

5. Camera Comparison of Mi A1 vs Honor 7X

The importance of Camera sensors is becoming exciting in the recent past and these two phones come with some great innovation.

Talking about the Camera quality and Performance of Mi A1, the rear camera is a Dual Camera with 12 MP + 12 MP setup with a color camera sensor and a telephoto lens. This dual camera setup is expensive than color + color or color + monochrome that's why we don't see it in mid-range phones. with the telephoto lens, you can zoom 2X without losing image quality. The overall quality of the photos is really good and it is safe to say that this is the best camera setup in the mid-range segment as of now. The portrait mode pictures have sharp edges with good depth effect.

The front camera of Mi A1 is a 5MP shooter with no led flash. The camera is not wide angle as well. The image quality of the front is camera average. You won't be impressed with your selfies.

On the video side, Mi A1 can record 4K videos but there is no stabilization so if your hands are shaky, videos are not going to look good. 

Regarding the Camera performance on Honor 7X,

In the front, it has an 8MP sensor while on the rear side, it has a 16 MP + 2 MP sensor. On the rear, one of the sensors is an RGB camera sensor while the other is a monochrome sensor. Details are captured from both cameras to make images sharper. The 2 MP sensor on both sides is used as a depth sensor, allowing you to give bokeh/depth effect to the pictures by blurring the background.

Summary of Camera Performance

  • Mi A1 is better in taking pictures from the back camera, as it produces sharper images, is more stable and works well in low light condition. 
  • Honor 7X has a slightly better front camera so selfie lovers should opt for that.

6. Battery & Charging Comparison

Mi A1 comes with 3080mAh battery while Honor 7X comes with a slightly higher 3340mAh battery. In terms of charging, both the phones come with normal 5V 2A 10W charger and do not support fast charging.

Mi A1 was available in Gold and Black color before and is now available in Rose Gold color as well which looks really good. Take a look at it here on Flipkart.

7. Honor 7X vs Mi A1 Price Comparison

Honor 7X is priced at 12999 for 32GB variant and 15999 for the 64GB variant. Mi A1 is priced at 14999 for the 64GB variant. So price wise, Mi A1 looks like a better option. Flipkart sale is also coming up from 7th to 9th December and Mi A1 will get a discount of Rs. 2000 plus you can get 10% more discount if you pay with SBI card so final price will be Rs. 11700 only. This is an excellent price and at this price, Mi A1 certainly beats the Honor 7X. Buy Mi A1 from Flipkart.

Now let's take a look at specs, features, pros, and cons of Honor 7X and Mi A1.

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Features Comparison

Honor 7X Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 5.9" 2160x1080p FHD+
  • Rear Camera: 16MP+2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 3340 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 13490

Mi A1 Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 5.5" Full HD Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 12MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3080 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 10999

Pros Comparison

Honor 7X Pros

  • The dual camera setup on the back can take some nice portrait shots.
  • The build is premium and the blue color device looks stunning.
  • The full view display on the front looks beautiful.
  • Kirin 659 Processor with 4GB RAM can handle multitasking and games with ease.

Mi A1 Pros

  • The build quality is excellent. It is made of metal and feels premium.
  • Dual back camera can take some excellent shots.
  • Software is stock android with almost no bloatware. Updates should be quick as well.
  • Snapdragon 625 chipset performs well and phone does not lag at all
  • Unlimited high quality photo storage in Google Photos app.

Cons Comparison

Honor 7X Cons

  • Hybrid sim slot is there which is something we do not like because you cannot use 2 sim cards with a MicroSD.

Mi A1 Cons

  • A bigger battery would have been great.

Ratings Comparison

Honor 7X

Performance Rating of 7X


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Camera Rating of Honor 7X


Software Rating of 7X


Value For Money Rating of 7X

Value For Money

Mi A1

Performance Rating of A1


Design Rating of Mi A1


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Software Rating of A1


Value For Money Rating of A1

Value For Money

Specifications Comparison

Honor 7X Mi A1
Operating System Android 7.0 based EMUI 5.1 Android 7.1
Chipset Kirin 659 Octa Core Chipset Snapdragon 625
Memory(RAM) 4 GB 4GB
Intenal Storage 32 GB 64GB
Expandable Storage Hybrid MicroSD Upto 256GB Upto 128GB MicroSD
Primary Camera 16MP+2MP Dual Camera 12MP + 12MP Dual Camera
Front Camera 8MP 5MP
Battery Capacity 3340 mAh 3080mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type IPS IPS TFT
Hybrid Sim Slot Yes Yes
Screen Size 5.93 inch Full View 5.5
Screen Resolution Full HD+ 2160x1080p Full HD 1080p
USB Type C No Yes
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 166gm 165gm
Thickness 7.6mm 7.3mm

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So this was the comparison of Honor 7X vs Mi A1. Both are excellent mid-range devices with dual cameras. If you like to take pictures from the back camera then Mi A1 is better and if you like a large bezel-less display with a good front camera then Honor 7X is better.

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