Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Honor 9 Lite: Comparison of Dual Camera Phones
Updated on 2018-02-14 by Geetansh Arora
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 12999
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. 11999