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Honor 9 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi 5: Specs Comparison

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Xiaomi is a prominent smartphone brand known for their bang-for-the-buck products. Now, it looks like Honor, a company under Huawei, is going after for them.

Their latest release, the Honor 9 Lite, offers incredible hardware and features for the price. With that, it is undeniably poised to directly target the Xiaomi Redmi 5 in the budget division. Both devices are priced under Php8,000 and are clearly fit to be your smartphone of choice if you’re shopping in this price bracket.

Although neither of them has caught the full attention of mainstream consumers here in the Philippines, Xiaomi has definitely made a good impression on a lot of customers when people flocked to the opening of authorized Mi stores in the country. On the other hand, the Honor brand, despite being Huawei-backed, is still relatively unknown to most Filipinos.

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So the ultimate question is, which between these two devices is the best in the entry-level market? Should consumers continue trusting in Xiaomi? Or should they take a look at Honor? That’s what we are here to find out in this Honor 9 Lite versus Xiaomi Redmi 5 specs and features comparison.

 Honor 9 LiteXiaomi Redmi 5
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 Oreo
EMUI 8.0
Android 7.1.2 Nougat
MIUI 9
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Hybrid format
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display5.65-inch FHD+ IPS
2160 x 1080 resolution
~428ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
5.7-inch HD+ IPS display
1440 x 720 resolution
~282ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
Processor2.3GHz HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor
1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
RAM3GB3GB
GPUMali-T830 MP2Adreno 506
Storage32GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
32GB internal
expandable via microSD up to 128GB
Front camera13-megapixel +
2-megapixel
5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel +
2-megapixel
PDAF
LED flash
12-megapixel
PDAF
LED flash
SecurityFingerprint Scanner
Facial Recognition
Fingerprint scanner
ConnectivityHSPA+
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
microUSB 2.0
HSPA+
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio
microUSB 2.0
Dimensions151 x 71.9 x 7.6mm151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7mm
Weight149g157g
ColorsSeagull Gray
Magic Nightfall
Pearl White
Navy
Black
Gold
Light Blue
Rose Gold
Battery3,000mAh
non-removable
3,300mAh
non-removable
PricePhp7,990Php7,790

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The specs table above clearly shows that the Honor 9 Lite gave the Xiaomi Redmi 5 a run for its money. It did not just simply beat some of the Redmi 5’s specs, but their lead is actually miles apart.

To start, the Honor 9 Lite runs on a newer version of Android — an aspect that is really important for budget devices like this. But after all, its powerful processor doesn’t seem to mind as it can handle pretty much anything as seen on our Nova 2i review. The two, by the way, runs on the same chipset, despite the huge difference in price of around Php6,000.

On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 only runs on Snapdragon 450 processor and only comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat skinned with MIUI.

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The Honor 9 Lite also comes with a quad-camera setup. It has a 13-megapixel and an extra 2-megapixel camera — both placed in the front and back. By contrast, its competition only has a 5-megapixel and 12-megapixel cameras.

See also: Xiaomi price list Philippines

But to the Redmi 5’s credit, it does have a slightly bigger battery. Xiaomi’s bet has 3300mAh capacity, while the Honor 9 Lite has a meager 3000mAh battery.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is also marginally cheaper at Php7,790 as there’s a small price difference between the Honor 9 Lite’s Php7,990 price tag. Nevertheless, the extra Php200  is really nothing compared to what you’re going to get with Honor.

The Honor 9 Lite will be exclusively available in Shopee starting May 9. While the Redmi 5 is now available also in Shopee, Lazada, or authorized Mi resellers in the Philippines.

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