Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) is a significantly better phone than the Huawei Honor 8X (6GB RAM, 128GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB)!

Huawei Honor 8X (6GB RAM, 128GB)  Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) 
Huawei Honor 8X Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
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Excellence Score
40.3
60.0
Value for Money Score
69.4
89.9
Price ₹ 17,949 onwards ₹ 16,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2018 Mar, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version Android 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.5 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2340 pixels (~ 396 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display, Eye comfort mode, Night mode, Sunlight display IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight display, Night display, Reading mode Color temperature adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 710Ranked #21 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 675Ranked #17 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G51 MP4 Adreno 612
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB-C
Primary Camera 20MP + 2MP 48MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 20MP: F/1.8 Aperture; PDAF, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture, Panorama, HDR, Portrait mode 48MP: F/1.79 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; 1.6um Pixel Size; PDAF, 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, Steady Handheld Night Photography, AI Portrait mode, Low Light Enhancement, Standard HDR, Auto HDR, Video Stabilisation (EIS), Burst mode, Panorama, Face recognition, AI Dynamic Bokeh, AI Studio Lighting
Secondary Camera 16.0MP 13MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, HDR, Portrait Selfies AI Portrait mode, AI Beautify, Face recognition, Selfie timer, HDR, AI Studio lighting
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 400 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.8 mm 8.1 mm
Weight 175 gm 186 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby 662 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 21.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge 4.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Stunning, premium design - the Honor 8X looks like the quintessential Honor smartphone, featuring a glossy textured glass back finish with its dazzling light reflecting properties, metal trim, notched display, and eye-catching looks all around - the 91 percent screen-to-body ratio and minimal chin is undeniably impressive, giving the handset even more screen to work with that Huawei’s flagship P20 Pro - it’s a great piece of tech to marvel at that rivals the look and feel of premium flagship handsets which cost significantly more
  • The rear fingerprint scanner is highly responsive and face recognition is also very speedy, although not quite as fast as the higher-end P20 Pro
  • Beautiful, bezel-less, 6.5-inch LTPS LCD display with a 2340 x 1080 resolution - even given the large display size, the Full HD+ resolution appears plenty sharp enough - the panel’s colors also pop with the appropriate fervour, resulting in bright and vivid images - sunlight legibility is also decent (though not exceptional)
  • The largest display currently in this price bracket
  • The colorful icons and white UI elements of the EMUI interface can’t help but invoke Apple’s iOS - and though EMUI does deviate majorly from a stock Android experience, but the software is perfectly functional and avoids any major bloat - it also offers tons of customization, so you get options for the app drawer, notch toggle, View Mode sizes, and text sizes under the display settings to tweak the appearance more to your tastes
  • There also a number of useful software add-ons like a gesture based navigation scheme (similar to the one on Android Pie), motion controls enabling features like raising the phone to your ear to automatically answer calls or flip the phone upside down to mute, and App Lock and Filesafe to provide ways to keep bits of information secure behind your fingerprint
  • Very solid, snappy mid-range performance with the Kirin 710 SoC (similar to the Snapdragon 660) - the Honor 8X is a snappy device that zips through everything that you can throw at it
  • Decent single bottom-facing speaker - sounds fairly decent and pumps out plenty of volume
  • Outstanding battery - the combination of the large 3750mAh battery + good software/hardware optimisation results in a phone that will last you a good 2 days with moderate use - and lighter users could well extend usage well into a third day - plus there are some useful battery saving modes too - in terms of battery life, the 8X is one of the best performing phones in recent times
  • On the whole, the Honor 8X is a great marriage of style and substance - if you don't care for the best camera phone for your buck, it's a solid choice, and one of the best looking devices you can get
  • Looks stunning, with an all-glass design - Xiaomi has gone the extra mile here and really knocked it out of the park in terms of an exquisite design
  • Excellent, flagship-worthy, premium build quality
  • Great hand feel
  • The front and the back are fitted with Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 with an additional 0.8mm-thick layer for extra durability
  • The LED notification light sits comfortably on the chin - it can only be seen when it lights up, it's really subtle
  • Splash resistant body
  • The capacitive fingerprint sensor is easy to reach with your index finger and it also has a different texture, so it's hard to miss - plus it's quick
  • Apart from the quick fingerprint sensor, the phone also has decently quick AI face recognition (under good light)
  • Big 6.3inch LCD screen with fairly thin side bezels - and a small, unobtrusive notch
  • Good overall display quality, with especially good brightness levels - though it's not quite as good as the AMOLED panel on the Galaxy M30 - that's the one area where the Samsung phone takes a clear lead
  • You also get software tweaks to adjust the contrast and colour temperature, which is nice
  • Xiaomi's custom skin overlay, MIUI, has come a long way and the latest version takes a more simplistic and clean approach
  • There is also an option to chose between the standard navigation buttons and navigation gestures
  • The powerful Snapdragon 675 SoC makes sure that the device runs super smooth without performance drops even with complex games - everything is fast and lag-free - this is best-in-class performance for this price segment
  • The primary camera is the rear dual camera setup is a huge 48MP sensor - which shoots 12MP at default settings (there is a way to shoot in the sensor's full 48MP resolution if you prefer that, but you'd have to go to the camera's Pro mode for that)
  • In daylight, the performance is good, as expected - there's plenty of detail, contrast is good, colors are punchy, and noise is virtually non-existent
  • The actual benefit though of the large sensor is that users get sharper 12MP photos with less noise even at high ISO values compared to the regular 12MP sensors - what that means is that the night time shots are the real strong point of the phone, and are surprisingly good for a phone at this price point - there's no prominent noise, details are good and light sources appear to be rather well-preserved
  • Additionally, the Night mode really makes a difference by restoring the highlights and bringing out the shadows - the result is nicely balanced and subjects look more detailed
  • Portraits with the dual rear cameras are also very good - comparable to much more expensive handsets - the detail is nice while the edge detection is stellar - indoor portraits are good too
  • With the front camera, the selfies turn out to be quite nice as well - there's enough detail from the 13MP snapper and its focus sweet spot is almost a full arm's length so you don't need to get really close to the phone to get the sharpest possible result - the portrait mode also seems to do quite well despite the hardware limitations of the front camera (no secondary unit for depth sensing)
  • Overall, the cameras on the Redmi Note 7 Pro are top-notch, and this is now the camera package to beat in the under Rs. 20k price segment
  • Despite having just a single bottom-firing loudspeaker, the handset impresses with a loud sound - and it sounds clean at high volumes as well
  • Audio quality via headphones is very good too - and loudness remains just as impressive when headphones come into play - one of the highest in the market, let alone the price range
  • Has a modern USB Type-C port
  • Like other Redmi phones, the Note 7 Pro also packs a handy IR blaster, which can be used for remote controlling home appliances via the Mi Remote app
  • Excellent battery life, as has been the hallmark of the Redmi Note series - the 4000 mAh battery paired with the fairly efficient Snapdragon 675 SoC makes sure that it easily overtakes some upper-mid-range and high-end smartphones when it comes to endurance - you will comfortably get a 1.5-2 days of use
  • The Redmi Note 7 Pro is yet another winner from the Xiaomi camp, again going on to redefine the expectations of a budget phone
  • It's main competition will likely come from the Realme 2 Pro - and here the Redmi Note 7 Pro takes the lead with more premium glass build, faster processor, better battery life and more capable camera
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • You can't get around the fact though that this a giant phablet - while there’s plenty of screen real estate, reaching across the panel is a stretch with one hand - combined with the glass back and sharper edges than some other large handsets, the phone can be awkward to handle at times - this is not a phone for those who value ergonomics, it's one for those who want to have the best media consumption experience
  • The camera performance of both the dual rear camera setup as well as the front camera is decent but tends to be inconsistent, mainly due to overactive AI processing - and this is one area where Honor 8X can sometimes let you down, compared to the top competition in this price bracket
  • Uses the old MicroUSB port, instead of the new USB-C standard
  • At 186g, it's a bit on the bulky side
  • There continue to be pesky ads in the MUIU interface these days, and these do somewhat diminish the experience of using an otherwise excellent smartphone (there are ways to disable these through settings, but not a lot of people who buy the phone are going to be technically aware enough to know how to do that)
  • The phone does tend to heat up a bit though, with long gaming times
  • While the smartphone supports Quick Charge 4.0, the included adapter maxes out at 5V/2A, and though it has a decent charging speed (about 57% in 1 hour), you will have to look for a QC 3 or QC 4-capable brick to enjoy true 'fast charging'
Expert Reviews
  1. If you are on the budget, you should check it out
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Perfectly capable of satisfying consumers on a budget
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. An appealing buy
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Next best mid-ranger with an average camera
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Good-looking and relatively affordable phablet
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A big-screen phone with an affordable price tag
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. Worth your consideration
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Almost the perfect marriage of style and substance...but photography enthusiasts might want to give this AI camera a miss
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  13. stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  14. zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. slashgear.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  18. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  19. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
  20. androidcentral.com hands-on Read Review »
  21. firstpost.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. All-rounder at a killer price
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you are in the market for an affordable performer, look no further than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Definitely one of the best smartphone in this segment
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A complete package, with very little flaws
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Class apart...Right now, you won't find a better phone that can match Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro in Indian mid-range mobile segment
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. In a different league altogether
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A wholesome balanced smartphone that's not expensive
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Great smartphone let down by pesky ads
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The budget phone to beat in 2019
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. If you are looking to buy an all-rounder smartphone under Rs 20,000, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is the best option in India right now
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  14. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
  15. stuff.tv hands-on Read Review »
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