Xiaomi Mi 8 VS Huawei Honor 10

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS Huawei Honor 10: Chinese premium smartphones under $600. Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, they use most of the company technology in manufacturing their products. The brand was created by Huawei to bridge the gap between premium and affordable smartphones. Even their latest Huawei P20 and P20 Pro come with a high price tag not many can afford. Honor’s leading flagship is the Honor 10, which is said to be an affordable version of the Huawei P20. For instance, the same Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU that powers the Huawei P20 also powers the Honor 10.

Well, Huawei isn’t the only phone maker to manufacture affordable premium smartphones. We also have Xiaomi and OnePlus. Xiaomi recently released their latest flagship, the Xiaomi Mi 8. And like every other Xiaomi phones, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is “affordable”. The price range of the new Xiaomi Mi 8 makes it a direct competitor to the Huawei Honor 10.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS Huawei Honor 10 – The Design

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS Huawei Honor 10
Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 VS Huawei Honor 10
Huawei Honor 10

In terms of design, both smartphones are as trendy as they can be. They both feature a front and back glass with an aluminum frame that’s all glossy and curvy by the edges. Gradient color now seems to be a trending stuff, as the Honor 10 features a gradient back, which is beautiful to eyes. Apparently, the Xiaomi Mi 8 doesn’t feature that, though the blue body color looks amazing. No IP rating or water resistance for either the Xiaomi Mi 8 or Huawei Honor 10. The Xiaomi Mi 8 supports face identification while the Honor 10 doesn’t.

The Huawei Honor 10 is available in four body colors option; Glacier Grey, Phantom Blue, Phantom Green and Midnight Black. While the new Xiaomi Mi 8 is also available in four body colors option; Gold, White, Blue and Black. Both smartphones pack a dual rear camera set-up, on the Xiaomi Mi 8 the camera set-up is in a vertical direction at the top left corner. While on the Honor 10, the camera set-up is in a horizontal direction at the top left corner too. The Huawei Honor 10 weighs just 153 grams with 7.7mm thick while the Xiaomi Mi 8 weighs 175 grams with 7.6mm thick. They both have a fingerprint sensor, on the Xioami Mi 8 is a rear mounted fingerprint sensor while on the Honor 10 is a front mounted sensor.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS Huawei Honor 10 – The Display

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is superior in the display to the Honor 10, thanks to its screen technology. The Mi 8 packs a 6.21 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen while the Honor 10 packs a 5.84 IPS LCD touchscreen. Their display resolution is almost the same though. The Xiaomi Mi 8 features an 18.7:9 aspect ratio display, 1080 x 2248 pixels with 402 pixels per inch density. While the Huawei Honor 10 features a 19:9 aspect ratio display, 1080 x 2280 pixels with 432 pixels per inch density. Both the screen of the Xioami Mi 8 and Honor 10 is protected by an unspecified version of Corning Gorilla Glass.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS Huawei Honor 10 – The Camera

The camera of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Huawei Honor 10 is powered by Artificial intelligence, which should produce quality pictures. According to DxOMark, the Xiaomi Mi 8 scored a total of 99 points in their camera test. The Honor 10 wasn’t tested, but we know the phone is an affordable version of the Huawei P20. And the Huawei P20 scored a total of 102 points in DxOMark camera test. So the Huawei Honor 10 will very much challenge the Xiaomi Mi 8 when put to a test.

The Huawei Honor 10’s dual rear camera set-up features a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 20MP secondary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and LED flash. While the dual rear camera set-up of the Xiaomi Mi 8 features a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 12MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture, OIS, PDAF and dual-LED flash. Up front, the Xioami Mi 8 features a 20MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture while the Honor 10 features a 24MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS Huawei Honor 10 – Hardware and Software

Both smartphones are powered by premium hardware. The Huawei Honor 10 houses a Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset, Mali-G72 MP12 graphics processing unit and 8-core processor. While the Xiaomi Mi 8 houses a Snapdragon 845 chipset, Adreno 630 graphics processing unit and 8-core processor. They both run on the latest Android software; Android 8.1 Oreo. On top, the Android software is MIUI 10.0 for the Xiaomi Mi 8 and EMUI 8.1 for the Honor 10.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 comes in only a 6GB memory with three storage options; 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. While the Honor 10 comes in 4GB and 6GB version with two storage options; 64GB and 128GB available to both memory versions.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS Huawei Honor 10 – The Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 8 and Huawei Honor 10 both packs a non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery capacity. The Xiaomi Mi 8 supports fast battery charging 4.0 version while the Honor 10 supports the 2.0 version. No wireless charging support for both smartphones.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS Huawei Honor 10 – The Price

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is sold for about $515 (N180,250) while the Huawei Honor 10 is sold for about $582 (N203,700). The Xiaomi Mi 8 is the obvious winner for me here. It’s more affordable than the Huawei Honor 10 and still wins in almost every category out there.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS Huawei Honor 10 Full Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Mi 8 Huawei Honor 10
Dimensions and Weight 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm. Weight: 175 g 149.6 x 71.2 x 7.7 mm. Weight: 153 g
Display 6.21 inch (83.8% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2248 pixels with 402 PPI density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 5.84 inch (79.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2280 pixels with 432 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128/256GB RAM: 4/6GB. ROM: 64/128GB
Software Android 8.1 Oreo (with MiUI 10.0) Android 8.1 Oreo (with EMUI 8.1)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.8GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.4GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor
Camera 20MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 12MP f/2.4 aperture with dual-LED flash 24MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 16MP f/1.8 aperture and 24MP f/1.8 aperture with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0+), Infrared face recognition Fingerprint (front-mounted), Fast battery charging: 50% in 24 mins (5V/4.5A)

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