If we talk from Indian market’s perspective, The Mid-range price category is one of the most exciting price segment for smartphones. It attracts both the consumers and brands because of best of hardware, specifications and features are made available without burning a hole in consumers’ pockets.
So today we are pitching OnePlus 3 against recently launched Huawei Honor 8, which are priced under Rs 30,000.
Smartphones should match our style and should give us the confidence of flaunting it in the crowd without any hesitation. That said, Honor 8 and OnePlus are both premium looking handsets designed from a combination of high-quality metal and glass. While there is no doubt that both look stunning, it is the Honor 8 that scores extra brownie points for its innovative dual 2.5D curved glass body. In contrast to OnePlus 3’s metallic rear panel, Honor 8 has a finished aluminium alloy frame sandwiched between two sheets of heavy 2.5D curved glass. This is industry’s first that makes Honor 8 stand out and gives the handset a unique premium feel. Besides, if you are looking for a handset which can be managed using one hand Honor 8 is the device for you. It has been made possible simply because of its compact design.
Talking about the display, both the handsets like the other high-end premium devices available in the market ,have Full HD screens giving out a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. However due to a smaller display screen of 5.2-inch Honor 8 offers higher pixel density, which makes for better multimedia viewing experience in comparison to 5.5-inch display on OnePlus. The pictures and videos on Honor 8 look much sharper and crisp as compared to than on OnePlus 3.
Talk to any Indian who is going to buy a new smartphone, camera quality will be in his top 3 requirements and both the devices will not disappoint you. But if you are looking for the X factor then Honor 8 is the handset you should go for. The smartphone has a six-lens, wide-angle dual-lens rear camera setup, which uses two 12MP Sony IMX286 sensors with f/2.2 apertures and 1.25 Âµm pixel sizes. One of them is a traditional RGB sensor that captures colour information, while the second is a monochrome sensor. After you take a picture, the Honor8’s camera software combines the two images, taken from different lenses, into a single image, resulting better pictures even in low-light conditions.
One the other side, OnePlus 3 is packing a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, which delivers a good result but when it comes to innovation Honor 8 leads the way.
OnePlus 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, which is known for its performance. Honor 8 on the other side is backed by Huawei’s home-grown Kirin 950 octa-core processor, which is also the flagship processor from the company and offers unmatched processing power. Coming on to the software part, Honor 8 and OnePlus 3 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and have their own personalised skins running on top. OnePlus 3 has OxygenOS, while Honor 8 has company’s Emotion UI. Here the choice completely depends on the user which phone should be considered but Honor has made sure you get a lag free performance day after day.
In this segment Honor, 8 beats OnePlus 3 hands down. Honor 8 comes with 32GB internal memory, and also offers the option of microSD card slot, whereas OnePlus 3 has no such option. You have to compromise with the built-in 64GB memory. Other Features Both the smartphones have fingerprint sensors for added security. OnePlus 3 has it on the front, while Honor 8 features a biometric sensor on the rear side. The Honor 8 has a smart fingerprint scanner that let you perform several operations. You can unlock the handset, click a picture, browse images in the gallery, check notifications, accept a call and dismiss an alarm by just swiping on the surface of the sensor. Both the smartphones are powered by a 3,000mAH battery unit, but the smaller screen size of Honor 8 makes it last longer than the OnePlus 3.
While both the handset offer amazing hardware and convincing features, it’s the Honor 8 which wins the race because of the innovation it brings to the table in almost all the departments. It is not made for techies alone rather it is made for masses.