China has become a force to reckon in the smartphone industry, led by the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi.
While the success of the former has led the company to third position globally behind Samsung and Apple, the latter has seen numerous comparisons with Apple come its way, leading to it being nicknamed the Apple of China. Both Huawei and Xiaomi have it when it comes to smartphone designs. The former made headlines with the Google Nexus 6P, but it also boasts the likes of Huawei Mate series, Huawei P series, the midrange Huawei NOVA and NOVA Plus as well as the Huawei Honor 5X, which was released towards the end of last year.
Now, close to a year since the Honor 5X was unveiled, the Chinese OEM has followed up with its successor – the Honor 6X. This phone comes to a world where the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has already established itself as a serious contender for the top spot in 2016. The handset was released in August this year, but the Honor 6X has just made its debut in China. So, how do these two mid-range smartphones compare against each other?
The Huawei Honor 6X has a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, meaning you get a 1080p resolution and pixel density of 401pp. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 packs the same 5.5-inch screen and 1080p resolution, which also ends up with the same pixel density. Both phones come preinstalled with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, but as usual, you get a customized UI on each model.
Huawei manufactures its own smartphone chipsets and as such, it has an in-house Kirin 655 SoC onboard the Honor 6X. This processor is paired with either 3GB or 4GB RAM. In addition, you also get two storage options of either 32GB or 64GB. As far as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is concerned, there is a MediaTek Helio X20 under the hood alongside a RAM of either 2GB or 3GB. Like the Honor 6X, you also get two storage options, but the Redmi Note 4 has a smaller base model of 16GB whereas the high-end model has 64GB.
Camera-wise, you will love the Huawei Honor 6X and its dual-lens setup on the back. There is a 12MP lens and another 2MP lens to back it up. As for the front part, you get a decent 8MP sensor. Looking at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, you get a decent 13MP snapper on the back and a 5MP selfie camera.
Huawei went for a 3340mAh battery unit to keep the Honor 6X powered while Xiaomi chose a larger capacity battery of 4100mAh, which could prove to be a major selling point for the handset. Both phones have support for fast charging technology as well as a fingerprint scanner.
This comparison gets even more interesting when it comes to price, with the Huawei Honor 6X priced at just $149 for the base model as compared to the $166 you need to get the base model of the Redmi Note 4.
From our side, the Huawei Honor 6X is unbeatable, especially when looking at the specs-price combination. Still, this doesn’t push the Redmi Note 4 further down the scale.
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