Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Honor 7X Detailed Comparison

Updated on 2018-02-14 by Geetansh Arora

Honor 7X and Redmi Note 5 Pro comparison

Xiaomi has launched its latest mid-range smartphone in India: Redmi Note 5 Pro which comes with a 6-inch bezel-less display and dual camera at the back and 20MP selfie camera at the front. It is priced at 13999 for 4-64GB variant and 16999 for 6-64GB variant.

Honor 7X, on the other hand, comes with a similar 6 inch bezel-less 18:9 aspect ratio display. It is priced at 12999 for 4GB-32GB variant and 15999 for 4GB-64GB variant.

In this article, we take a look at the comparison of Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor 7X.

1. Design

Redmi Note 5 Pro has a design similar to Redmi Note 4. The camera placement on the back looks like iPhone X. The phone looks good overall but doesn't have any special.Honor 7X, on the other hand, comes with a similar metal unibody design. 

Both phones have a decent design but there's nothing special in both of them. So this round is a tie.

2. SoC/Processor

The Redmi Note 5 Pro has Snapdragon 636 chipset which is the latest midrange chipset from Qualcomm. It is very powerful and scores around 110000 on Antutu benchmarks. This is 80% higher than what we saw on Redmi Note 4.

The Honor 7X runs on Kirin 659 chipset. Kirini 659 is similar to Snapdragon 625 and cannot compete with Snapdragon 636.

Redmi Note 5 Pro wins processor round.

3. Display

Both phones come with 18:9 aspect ratio displays which have been a trend. The display size on both phones is 5.99 inch. The overall size of both phones is also very similar. This round is a tie again.

4. RAM & Storage

Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in 2 variants: 4GB-64GB and 6GB-64GB.

Honor 7X also comes in 2 variants 4GB-32GB and 4GB-64GB.

5. Software

Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on MIUI 9 which is a custom skin based on Android Nougat. Honor 7X runs on EMUI 5.1 which is again a custom skin based on Android Nougat. Both have same android and both are custom skins with some useful additions. This round is a tie again.

6. Camera Comparison

On the back, both cameras have a dual camera setup. Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a 12+5MP dual camera setup and Honor 7X comes with a 16+2MP dual camera setup. Both cameras perform well but Redmi Note 5 Pro is certainly better. We will include a video of camera comparison of these 2 devices.

On the front, Honor 7X has a single 8MP camera setup and Redmi Note 5 Pro also has a single 20MP camera. Note 5 Pro has a front selfie camera flash as well which is missing on Honor 7X. Selfies with Redmi Note 5 Pro are much better than on Honor 7X.

In video recording, Redmi Note 5 Pro is better because it has electronic stabilization which works well. Videos with 7X are shaky and don't look good.

Here's the comparison:

 

7. Battery and Charging

Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 4000 mAh battery and Honor 7X has 3340 mAh battery. Redmi Note 5 Pro is far better in battery backup than Honor 7X. You can get almost 2 days of backup on Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor 7X will last for a day or day and a half at best.

The battery capacity is different but charging time of both phones is similar. Both come with a 5V 2amps charger and take around 2.5 hours to fully charge.

So Redmi Note 5 Pro wins the battery and charging round.

8. Multitasking and Gaming

Redmi Note 5 Pro because of its powerful Snapdragon 636 chipset outperforms the Honor 7X. Redmi Note 5 Pro is probably the most powerful smartphone in under 15000 categories. If you are going to use your phone for using a ton of apps or games, go for Redmi Note 5 Pro. Honor 7X performance is decent but not as good as Redmi Note 5 Pro.

9. Price

Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with 4-64GB configuration and is launched at 13999 in India. The 6GB-64G variant would come later at 16999.

Honor 7X is available at 12999 for 4-32GB configuration and 15999 for 4-64GB configuration. We don't know why Honor has kept a 3000 difference in price for just double storage. 

Price wise, Redmi Note 5 Pro is again better than Honor 7X as you are getting same 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage at 2000 less price.

Now let's take a look at the comparison of features, specifications, pros cons and ratings of Honor 7X and Redmi Note 5 Pro.

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Features Comparison


Redmi Note 5 Pro Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 6" Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 11999

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

Pros Comparison

Redmi Note 5 Pro Pros

  • Good Build Quality and Superior Bezel Less Looks.
  • The rear Dual Camera and the front 20MP selfie camera given great performance
  • The display has vibrant and sharp colors.
  • Battery backup of 1.5-2 days in simply excellent.
  • With a powerful processor, there is no lag while multitasking whatsoever.

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.

Cons Comparison

Redmi Note 5 Pro Cons

  • Hybrid sim slot. So You can either use it as a dual sim or expand the memory.
  • Fast charger not included in the box.

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.

Ratings Comparison

Redmi Note 5 Pro

Performance Rating of Note 5 Pro

Performance

Design Rating of Redmi Note 5 Pro

Design

Battery Rating of Redmi Note 5 Pro

Battery

Camera Rating of Redmi Note 5 Pro

Camera

Software Rating of Note 5 Pro

Software

Value For Money Rating of Note 5 Pro

Value For Money

Honor 7X

Performance Rating of 7X

Performance

Design Rating of Honor 7X

Design

Battery Rating of Honor 7X

Battery

Camera Rating of Honor 7X

Camera

Software Rating of 7X

Software

Value For Money Rating of 7X

Value For Money

Specifications Comparison



Redmi Note 5 Pro Honor 7X
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Android 7.0 based EMUI 5.1
Chipset Snapdragon 636 Kirin 659 Octa Core Chipset
Memory(RAM) 4GB 4 GB
Intenal Storage 64GB 32 GB
Expandable Storage Upto 128GB MicroSD Hybrid MicroSD Upto 256GB
Primary Camera 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera 16MP+2MP Dual Camera
Front Camera 20MP 8MP
Battery Capacity 4000mAh 3340 mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type IPS LCD IPS
Hybrid Sim Slot Yes Yes
Screen Size 5.99 5.93 inch Full View
Screen Resolution 18:9 Full HD+ 2160 x 1080 pixels Full HD+ 2160x1080p
NFC No No
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 181gm 166gm
Thickness 8.1mm 7.6mm

See full review of Redmi Note 5 Pro

See full review of Honor 7X

Conclusion

So this was our comparison of Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor 7X. We hope it was helpful. Overall, we think Redmi Note 5 Pro is a cheaper and better smartphone than Honor 7X and you should go for it.


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