Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (4GB RAM) is a significantly better phone than the Huawei Honor 10 Lite (4GB RAM, 64GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (4GB RAM)!

Huawei Honor 10 Lite (4GB RAM, 64GB)  Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (4GB RAM) 
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Excellence Score
31.5
45.8
Value for Money Score
70.7
91.0
Price ₹ 12,999 onwards ₹ 11,849 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2019 Nov, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.21 inches 6.26 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 415 pixels per inch) 1080x2280 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 710Ranked #21 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Ranked #32 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G51 MP4 Adreno 509
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 12MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length (wide); PDAF, 2MP: Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama 12MP: 1.4um Pixel Size; F/1.9 Aperture; Dual Pixel Autofocus, 5MP: 1.12um Pixel Size; F/2.2 Aperture, Enhanced Low-light Photography, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face Recognition, EIS for Video Recording, Dynamic Bokeh
Secondary Camera 24MP 20MP + 2MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 26mm Focal Length (wide), 0.9um Sensor Size, HDR 20MP: 1.8um Pixel Size; F/2.0 Aperture, 2MP: 1.75um Pixel Size, F/2.2 Aperture, AI Portrait Selfie, Selfie timer, Face recognition
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 512 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8 mm 8.2 mm
Weight 162 gm 182 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, P2i Water Repellent
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 390 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge 3.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A Video Playback Time: 15hr, Gameplay Time: 9hr, Audio Playback Time: 190hr
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features NFC; Noise Filtration Dual VoLTE; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Eye-catching, premium dual tone design
  • Good ergonomics and nice grip
  • Fast rear-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Large, colorful, bright, tall display, with a minimal, drew-drop notch
  • EMUI is very customizable and feature-rich
  • Good overall performance backed by a Kirin 710 (similar to Snapdragon 660) - handles gaming and other heavy tasks with ease
  • The loudspeaker is loud indeed (although there is distortion at higher volumes)
  • Good battery life - with a 3400mAh battery, the phone lasts the day even with heavy use
  • Sturdy, tried-and-tested design
  • Curved back makes it comfortable to hold
  • Water-resistant P2i coating, similar to the Poco F1
  • Excellent, large, 'notch' display - it has superb contrast, good brightness levels, and tiny bezels - one of the best displays you will get in this price bracket
  • MIUI is one of the better, more refined, and more optimised Android UIs around, and is packed with many features and customisation options
  • There is also an option to switch to fullscreen navigation gestures instead of the on-screen Android navigation buttons
  • Solid mid-range performance - backed by the Snapdragon 636 which is still very good for the class
  • Excellent set of dual rear cameras at the back, which improve upon the already very good cameras of the Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • The rear cameras perform well regardless of the conditions you’re shooting in - Low light, artificial light, portrait shots, landscapes, it’s got you all covered
  • Very good set of dual cameras on the front as well - selfies taken with the Redmi Note 6 Pro have good details, and the edge detection in portrait mode is good too
  • Overall, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is now arguably the best camera experience under Rs. 20, 000
  • Excellent battery life with a 4000mAH battery pack
  • Has an interesting Wi-Fi pass through feature that lets your phone act as a Wi-Fi repeater
  • Thoughtful anti-rust coating inside 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port
  • The Redmi Note 6 Pro again ticks all the right boxes for a best-seller in its class and price segment, continuing a tradition of the Redmi Note line in terms of excellent value for money
  • If you want a very good all-rounder with best camera in the mid-range, you need to look no further
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Plasticky build
  • Attracts fingerprints
  • Face unlock is not the most accurate
  • The UI doesn't feel as responsive or fluid as it should be - the Kirin 710's CPU is more than capable chipset so it's probably down to not-that-great software optimization (that will hopefully get corrected with updates)
  • Some of the default settings for screen timeout, and other aggressive battery saving measures that kill apps in the background are overdone - and you might need to tweak these manually
  • Average cameras at the front and rear
  • The rear dual camera setup struggles to offer much in the way of detail or dynamic range - photos can also occasionally suffer from excessive processing that makes their colors look overly saturated
  • Average portrait mode
  • No video stabilization and no 4K video recording
  • Average bluetooth performance - you will experience the occasional dropouts
  • Uses the old Micro USB port instead of the modern USB-C
  • No fast charging support
  • The Honor 10 Lite is a decent phone on its own, but will find it tough to compete in this price bracket - you want to instead look at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (great all-rounder), Honor 8X (extra screen space, the better battery life, and the more consistent camera performance), Xiaomi Mi A2 (Android One programme, much better camera), and the Nokia 7 Plus (Android One programme, better camera, better battery)
  • The power and the volume buttons are both on the right - the power button is easy to hit, but the volume buttons need a bit of a stretch to reach
  • While the design is sturdy, it's also now a bit boring, with a lot of great looking phones now available in the budget segment
  • One of the issues with MIUI in recent times has been the annoying ads in MI's own apps, and that still continues with the Redmi Note 6 Pro (these can be disabled but it's a complicated procedure)
  • If you are a heavy gamer though, then the Redmi Note 6 Pro is no longer the best performer for it's price segment (like the Redmi Note 5 Pro was) - you will want to look at the Mi A2 or Realme 2 Pro instead
  • Video recording on the Redmi Note 6 Pro is decent but maxes out at 1080p which is a bit disappointing, considering that other smartphones in this price range are capable of 4K video recording
  • The phone also has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 but Xiaomi only ships a 10W charger in the box - you will need to buy a quick charger separately to enable fast charging
  • Uses the outdated microUSB port, instead of a modern USB-C port
  • Having said that though, it's not quite a clear, outright winner as the Redmi Note 5 Pro was, simply because of the much tougher competition in this segment now - there is the Realme 2 Pro (has a much better take on how a notch should look like, and is more powerful with a SD660), the Xiaomi Mi A2 (No notch, Android One, all-metal design, SD660), Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (better battery, arguably better value for money), and the Motorola One Power (Android One, better battery) - so all in all, there are lots of good choices around
Expert Reviews
  1. In an overcrowded midrange segment the Honor 10 Lite doesn't really stand out with anything exceptional
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A decent budget buy
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A great all-rounder
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A good phone let down by poor cameras
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Where the Honor 10 Lite falters are its cameras
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Easy to recommend
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. A well-rounded package...but the camera performance could have been slightly better
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Ticks most of the features, a budget phone should possess
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. The best looking budget phone
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  10. Might be a hard sell
    slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Honor continues to succeed in making the best cheap phones in the business
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  12. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  15. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  17. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  18. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. The Redmi Note 6 Pro ticks all the right boxes for a best-seller in its class..But it's not the only one
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Makes a great impression
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Xiaomi has improved slightly on a product (Redmi Note 5 Pro) that was already good
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Offers exceptional value for money
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. It’s still offers good value for your money...though it is no longer a leader in the mid-range segment like the Redmi Note 5 Pro was
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you are in a market looking for a smartphone in this price bracket, the Redmi Note 6 Pro should definitely be in your list
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. With the feature-rich Redmi Note 6 Pro, Xiaomi once again reaffirms as the true leader of the mid-range phone market of India
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. The Redmi Note 6 Pro certainly does not boast of the best hardware at the price...But it’s the camera alone that makes the phone worth buying.
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
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