Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Honor 9 Lite: Comparison of Dual Camera Phones

Updated on 2018-02-14 by Geetansh Arora

Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Honor 9 Lite 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.

On the other hand, Honor has been very aggressive in India in last few months. We have seen various phone launches: Honor 9i, Honor 7X, Honor View 10 and now Honor 9 Lite. All these phones have dual camera setup and bezel-less full view display which has been a trend. The latest Honor 9 Lite is priced at 10999 for 3GB-32GB variant and 14999 for 4GB-64GB variant.

In this article, we take a look at the comparison of Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor 9 Lite.

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 9 Lite, on the other hand, comes with a fresh design. The 9 Lite is covered with glass on both front and back. The back is very reflective and works as a mirror as well. The glass build of Honor 9 Lite makes it slippery but it does look stunning. Honor 9 Lite wins the design round.

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 9 Lite runs on Kirin 659 chipset. Kirini 659 is similar to Snapdragon 625 and cannot compete with Snapdragon 635.

Redmi Note 5 Pro wins processor round.

3. Display

Both phones come with 18:9 aspect ratio displays which has been a trend. The display size on Redmi Note 5 Pro is 5.99 inch and 5.65 inch on Honor 9 Lite. Display on both phones is sharp and color accurate. This round is a tie.

4. RAM & Storage

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

Honor 9 Lite also comes in 2 variants 3GB-32GB and 4GB-64GB.

5. Software

Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on MIUI 9 which is a custom skin based on Android Nougat. Honor 9 Lite runs on EMUI 8 which is again a custom skin based on Android Oreo. Honor 9 Lite running on the latest android is certainly a positive point and so this round goes in favor of Honor 9 Lite.

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 9 Lite comes with a 13+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 9 Lite has a 13+2MP dual camera setup and Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 20MP camera. Note 5 Pro has a front selfie camera flash as well which is missing on Honor 9 Lite. Camera performance of front cameras is great on both phones so if you take a lot of selfies, you won't be disappointed by these phones.

For video recording, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is a better option because it has stabilization (EIS). Honor 9 Lite doesn't have any stabilization so videos are shaky.

Overall, Redmi Note 5 Pro is much better camera smartphone than Honor 9 Lite.

7. Battery and Charging

Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 4000 mAh battery and Honor 9 Lite has 3000 mAh battery. Redmi Note 5 Pro is far better in battery backup than Honor 9 Lite. You can get almost 2 days of backup on Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor 9 Lite will last just for a day.

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. Honor 9 Lite taking 2.5 hours to charge a 3000mAh battery is something we don't understand.

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

8. Multitasking and Gaming

Redmi Note 5 Pro because of it's powerful Snapdragon 636 chipset outperforms the Honor 9 Lite. Redmi Note 5 Pro is probably the most powerful smartphone in under 15000 category. If you are going to use your phone for using a ton of apps or games, go for Redmi Note 5 Pro.

9. Price

Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with 4-64GB configuration and is launched at 13999 in India. Honor 9 Lite is available at 10999 for 3-32GB configuration and 14999 for 4-64GB configuration. We don't know why Honor has kept a 4000 difference in price for just 1GB extra RAM and double storage. 

Price wise, Redmi Note 5 Pro is again better than Honor 9 Lite as you are getting same 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage at 1000 less price.

Now let's take a look at the comparison of features, specifications, pros cons and ratings of Honor 9 Lite 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 9 Lite 64GB Features

  • 4 GB RAM | 64 GB ROM
  • 5.6" Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP+2MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP+2MP Dual Camera
  • 3000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 9999

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 9 Lite 64GB Pros

  • Dual rear and front camera perform well. Both camera setups are capable of taking pictures with bokeh effect.
  • The build quality of device is great and glass design looks stunning.
  • The full view display on the front looks beautiful. It is sharp and vivid with good viewing angles.
  • Kirin 659 chipset is able to handle multitasking with ease.
  • Pricing under 15000 is excellent.

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 9 Lite 64GB Cons

  • It has a hybrid sim slot so you can use either 2 sims or 1 sim and a MicroSD card.

Ratings Comparison

Redmi Note 5 Pro

Performance Rating of Note 5 Pro


Design Rating of Redmi Note 5 Pro


Battery Rating of Redmi Note 5 Pro


Camera Rating of Redmi Note 5 Pro


Software Rating of Note 5 Pro


Value For Money Rating of Note 5 Pro

Value For Money

Honor 9 Lite 64GB

Performance Rating of 9 Lite 64GB


Design Rating of Honor 9 Lite 64GB


Battery Rating of Honor 9 Lite 64GB


Camera Rating of Honor 9 Lite 64GB


Software Rating of 9 Lite 64GB


Value For Money Rating of 9 Lite 64GB

Value For Money

Specifications Comparison

Redmi Note 5 Pro Honor 9 Lite 64GB
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Android 8 Oreo
Chipset Snapdragon 636 Kirin 659
Memory(RAM) 4GB 4GB
Intenal Storage 64GB 64GB
Expandable Storage Upto 128GB MicroSD MicroSD Upto 256GB
Primary Camera 12MP + 5MP Dual Camera 13MP+2MP Dual Camera
Front Camera 20MP 13MP+2MP Dual Camera
Battery Capacity 4000mAh 3000mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Hybrid Sim Slot Yes Yes
Screen Size 5.99 5.65
Screen Resolution 18:9 Full HD+ 2160 x 1080 pixels Full HD+ 2160x1080p
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 181gm 149gm
Thickness 8.1mm 7.6mm

See full review of Redmi Note 5 Pro

See full review of Honor 9 Lite 64GB


So this was our comparison of Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor 9 Lite. We hope it was helpful and you liked it. 

Overall, we think Redmi Note 5 Pro is a much better device than Honor 9 Lite. Honor 9 Lite looks better and that's it. Redmi Note 5 Pro offers bigger display, better processor, better battery, better camera and better performance. 

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