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Huawei Y7p vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: Specs Comparison


Besides getting powerful processors, entry-level smartphones now also have newer and more advanced designs.

One of those devices is the new Huawei Y7p. Easily one of the cheapest devices to come with a punch-hole cutout on the screen, which used to be exclusive in more expensive devices like the Nova 5T.


As you know, the industry keeps on coming up with clever ideas to achieve the ultimate goal of having an all-screen design. No bezels, no notches. And punch-hole displays are one of the attempts to achieve that.

But is the Y7p’s unique screen enough to win your heart? Today we’re comparing it with one of its biggest competitors, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8.


On the other hand, Xiaomi devices are known for their bang-for-the-buck features. And the Redmi Note 8 is not an exemption to that.

With that, here in our Huawei Y7p versus Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 specifications and features comparison, we’ll see which between these under Php10,000 devices is right for you. Let’s start.

 Huawei Y7pXiaomi Redmi Note 8
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie
EMUI 9.1
(no GMS)
Android 9 Pie
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.39-inch HD+ IPS
1560 x 720 pixel resolution
6.39-inch FHD+ IPS
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor2.2GHz octa-core Kirin 710F2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor
GPUMali-G51Adreno 610
expandable via micro SD
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front camera8-megapixel13-megapixel
Rear Camera48-megapixel (f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.4)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Night Mode
48-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
AI Scene Detection
Night Mode
240fps @ 720p slow-mo
LED flash
AudioHeadphone jack
Single speaker
Single loudspeaker
Headphone jack
SecurityRear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
USB Type-C
OthersPunch-hole cameraSplash Resistant
Dimensions159.81 x 76.13 x 8.13mm164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3mm
ColorsAurora Blue
Midnight Black
10W fast charging
18W fast charging
PricePhp9,9903GB/32GB: Php7,990
4GB/64GB: Php8,990
4GB/128GB: Php9,990


I guess we have a clear winner here. The Huawei Y7p might have a clever design, but as you saw on the table above, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has better features overall.

For starters, the Huawei Y7p lacks Google Mobile Services support. Meaning, it can’t have Google Play and you can’t officially install apps like Gmail, Google Maps, and other Google apps.


To Huawei’s credit, they are hard at work in adding more apps to their own App Gallery and has created a lot of alternatives to Google apps. However, most people will still prefer the reliability of Google’s own apps.

The higher-clocked Kirin 710F processor of the Huawei device can deliver better performance in day-to-day and basic tasks. However, the Adreno 610 GPU on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 can provide a better gaming experience.



Another win for the Redmi Note 8 is the display. The Y7p might have a unique punch-hole screen, but it only comes with a 6.39-inch HD+ screen.

That’s nothing against the sharper 6.39-inch FHD+ screen on the competition. Xiaomi’s device even used a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for better protection against scratches.


Besides the display, both devices also share the same battery capacity. However, the Xiaomi device gets a one-up with its faster 18W support, versus the 10W on Huawei’s bet.

The camera setup is a bit similar. They both have 48-megapixel primary shooters, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and 2-megapixel depth sensor. But then again, Xiaomi outshined Huawei with the Redmi Note 8’s dedicated macro camera.


We also have a 13-megapixel selfie camera on the Redmi Note 8, while the Huawei Y7p only has 8-megapixels. It also comes with a newer USB Type-C port, while the Y7p is still using an outdated microUSB port.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is also splash resistant and has dual-band WiFi. They might be insignificant, but they definitely gave the device extra points to widen the lead over the Huawei Y7p.

You can get both the Huawei Y7p and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 for Php9,990. However, the latter comes with more storage at 128GB, versus 64GB. And if you have a tighter budget, you can opt for the 3GB/32GB or 4GB/64GB models for Php7,990 and Php8,990, respectively.

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