Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Honor 7X: Close Mid-Range Competitors

by Michele Ingelido 0

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is finally here, and it represents a big menace to every smartphone manufacturer in the mid-range sector. With its greatly balanced hardware side and its affordable price, it may become the most sold mid-range phone in many regions. In comparison, the Huawei Honor 7X is actually one of the best devices for quality-price ratio, so, considering that the price is also similar, we decided to compare the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Honor 7X to establish which one has the best value for money among them.

xiaomi redmi note 5 pro vs honor 7x

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Honor 7X

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 ProHuawei Honor 7X
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm, 181 grams156.5 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm, 165 grams
DISPLAY5,99 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD5.93 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 407 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD
PROCESSORQualcomm Snapdragon 636, octa-core 1.8 GHzHiSilicon Kirin 659, octa-core 2.36 GHz
MEMORY3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB, micro SD slot3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB, micro SD slot
SOFTWAREAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat, MIUI 9Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.1
CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPSWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
CAMERADual 12 + 5 MP f/2.2 + f/2.0
20 MP front camera
Dual 16 + 2 MP
8 MP front camera
BATTERY4000 mAh
Fast charging 5V / 2A
3340 mAh
ADDITIONAL FEATURESHybrid Dual SIM slotHybrid Dual SIM slot

At a first glance, the bigger display of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first noticeable difference between the two handsets. This represents an advantage in case you are looking for larger screen real estate, but it is a disadvantage if you like compact phones. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has a SoC which we define better than the Kirin 659 on the Honor 7X. We are referring to the Snapdragon 636, even though there aren’t enough tests to establish this superiority. On paper, it seems more powerful and also more power-efficient. There is also a configuration of the Redmi Note 5 Pro with more RAM than its opponent: 6/64 GB.

There shouldn’t be much difference between the dual rear cameras of these handsets. Both are good setups, but these devices are far from the top camera phones. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro will offer a better selfie experience with its 20 MP front snapper paired with a LED flash, and also longer battery life due to its 4000 mAh capacity and the power-efficient Snapdragon 636 SoC. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has just been announced in India with a price tag of €176/$218 (expect an increase when it will launch in the global market), while Honor 7X can actually be found at about €215/$265. We prefer the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro for its bigger battery and its better hardware side, as well as a great selfie camera.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Honor 7 X: PRO and CONS

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

PRO

  • Big display
  • Huge battery
  • Nice hardware
  • Great selfie camera
  • Affordable price

CONS

  • Limited availability at the moment

 

Honor 7X

PRO

  • Good price
  • Interesting camera
  • More compact design
  • Available globally

CONS

  • Smaller battery

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