The standoff between Mi and Honor has been going on for quite some time to determine which brand delivers the better value. Let’s face it, the only reason Honor has been able to shake up things in the categories it operates in, is by bringing in features for the first time, or really early to ever early segments. If it was the dual camera at ever lower price points last year, it’s a latest Android Nougat now, or a better camera, or even face recognition, a feature you don’t expect in a budget phone. Or do you?
So what have they brought to the 7C that others missed out on? Is Honor the best with it’s Honor Ui, Dual camera setup and snapdragon 450 packed into the Honor 7C, or is Mi’s Note 5 better, with the Snapdragon 625, MiUi and single camera setup in the Redmi Note 5? Check for yourself.
First off, the camera. In an age where sensors matter more over megapixel count, the Honor 7C absolutely demolishes mi in this aspect with their dual 13MP+2MP camera setup, which helps in low light situations. The dual camera setup also helps since it has a telephoto lens which provides better optical zoom and stabilization. The Redmi Note 5, on the other hand, has a singular camera and not extremely advanced sensors. Keep in mind that this is a category where the camera really starts to matter, with users increasingly looking to share on social media, and if you are a really young and smart user, you want some cool pics for Instagram and more. That means, the Honor 7C’s edge becomes really important here.
Second, the specs. The Redmi Note 5 has 4 gbs of ram and a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. The honor 7C has a Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. The Honor 7C includes a 4 GB RAM option as well with 64 GB memory, besides the 3GB/32 GB combo. When testing the phones on Geekbench, the honor 7C proved to be the better phone in almost all the workloads except for multi-core threading.
The battery: This is where Redmi pulls one back, with a much larger battery at 4000 MAH versus the 7C’s 3000 mAH. But there is a slight twist, in the form of the battery saving software that the phones have included. The Redmi Note 5 has the stock android battery saver. The Honor UI however, is different. The Honor UI has 2 modes: power saving and ultra power saving. The ultra power saving mode reduces your phone down to essentially a touch feature phone and only gives access to a few basic functions. So in a cinch, it does ensure that your battery can be stretched to last, helping it make up for lost ground on sheer size.
Security: Both the phones feature the usual assortment of unlocking features like PINs and passwords and fingerprint scanners but the honor 7C features face recognition, an increasingly popular option nowadays. Redmi Note, on the other hand, saves this feature for the Note 6 pro, handing the advantage decisively to Honor 7C on the cool factor.
Overall winner: We think that it’s pretty clear who the winner is in this scenario. The Honor 7C is definitely the phone that comes out on top in this battle.
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