As we reported you earlier today, Huawei Honor 8X became the best selling online mobile phone for October in China. But is this best seller really the best phone to purchase at this moment? In order to know it, we decided to compare it with other very important value for money phones of this second half of the year: Oppo Realme 2 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, which are two other potential best sellers all around the world.
Huawei Honor 8X vs Oppo Realme 2 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
|Huawei Honor 8X||Oppo Realme 2 Pro||Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm, 175 grams||156.7 x 74 x 8.5 mm, 174 grams||156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm|
|DISPLAY||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 396 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, IPS LCD||6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 409 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, IPS LCD||6.26 inches, 1080 x 2280 pixels, 403 ppi, 19:9 ratio, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core 2.2 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core 2.2 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM , 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI||Android 8.1 Oreo, Color OS||Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Dual 20 + 2 MP f/1.8
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Dual 16 + 2 MP f/1.7
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Dual 12 + 5 MP f/1.9 and f/2.0
24 MP front camera
|BATTERY||3750 mAh, Fast Charging 5V / 2A||3500 mAh, Fast Charging 5V / 2A 10W||3350 mAh, Fast Charging with Quick Charge 3.0|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot||Hybrid Dual SIM slot|
The phone that I like more when it comes to aesthetics is undoubtedly the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. With just 7.5 mm of thickness, it is the thinnest one, and it is also the most beautiful one, in my opinion, thanks to its wonderful glass back which is available in gradient colors. Huawei Honor 8X is another outstanding phone in terms of design, but it lacks the gradient hues and it has above-average dimensions due to its bigger display. Oppo Realme 2 Pro has a polycarbonate design and that is disappointing.
Most of midrange phones’ displays have a similar viewing quality, and that is the same with this trio of value for money phones. What makes me prefer the Huawei Honor 8X is the bigger size of the screen, which allows a more comfortable use for multimedia, gaming, and productivity. But you may like Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite more if you want a compact device.
Specs & Software
Given that it features a powerful Snapdragon 660 SoC by Qualcomm and up to 8 GB of RAM in its most expensive variant, Oppo Realme 2 Pro is the device with the most satisfying performance, especially on the gaming side. But Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is almost at the same level as it features the same chipset, but max 6 GB of RAM. Huawei Honor 8X has a Kirin 710 which is comparable to the Snapdragon 660 but it is slightly inferior according to our tests.
It is a very close fight between these handsets when it comes to the camera department. Overall, Oppo Realme 2 Pro satisfies me slightly more because of its impressive shots in low-light conditions. Nothing incredibly surprising, but a very nice performance for a simple mid-ranger.
Huawei Honor 8X has the biggest battery, but Oppo Realme 2 Pro is very close with its 3500 mAh capacity. Further, it has better software optimization. Which one lasts more depends on the scenario and there are very marginal differences in the battery life between these two phones. So we consider it a draw. Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite cannot compete with its smaller 3350 mAh unit.
You can grab a unit of the Huawei Honor 8X for about €250, Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite costs more or less the same, while Oppo Realme 2 Pro costs less than €200 but it is an Asian exclusive. If you do not mind about having a great design with quality materials, Oppo Realme 2 Pro is definitely the best value for money phone and I would personally pick it. Otherwise, Huawei Honor 8X is a better purchase because of its bigger and comfortable display as well as a bigger battery. But if you do not like both big phones and poor materials, then Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is your choice.
Honor 8X vs Oppo Realme 2 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite: PROs and CONS
Huawei Honor 8X
- Bigger display
- High screen-to-body ratio
- Big battery
- Affordable price
- micro SD dedicated slot
Oppo Realme 2 Pro
- Good design
- Great performance
- Dedicated micro SD slot
- Good price
- Plastic design
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
- Great design
- Good camera department
- Affordable price
- Nice performance
- Smaller battery