Comparing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Honor 6X

January 2017 has started off on a very good note for Indian smartphone consumers. The month has seen the launch of a number of good mid-range devices that gives buyers plenty of great choices when it comes to shopping for a good smartphone. In this post, we’ll take a look at two such devices, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Honor 6X and see how they square up against each other.



Comparing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Honor 6X – Tech Specs

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Honor 6X

Comparing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and Honor 6X
Honor 6x silver

Display

The Redmi Note 4 sports a 5.5-inch full HD display much like the Honor 6X. However its Sunlight Display technology makes the screen legible even in bright sunlight. In contrast, the screen in the Honor 6X doesn't look as bright nor are its viewing angles that good.

Display


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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Honor 6X

Screen Size

5.5 inches

5.5 inches

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

1080x1920 pixels

Hardware

The processor and storage specifications of the Redmi Note 4 give it a definite edge over the Honor 6X.

Hardware

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Honor 6X

Processor

2GHz octa-core/Snapdragon 625

1.7GHz octa-core/Kirin 655

RAM

4GB

3GB

Internal storage

64GB

32GB

Expandable storage

microSD/ Up To 128GB

microSD/ Up To 128GB

Battery Capacity

A bigger battery and a faster processor delivers for the Redmi Note 4. Users can squeeze in almost 2 days of usage on a single charge compared to the 1 day use on the Honor 6X.

Battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Honor 6X

Battery capacity

4100 mAh

3340 mAh

Removable Battery

No

No

Quick Charging

No

Yes

Camera

Despite featuring a dual lens camera and an ultra fast focus time, the Honor 6X isn't displaying a remarkable improvement in image quality. The quality of shots in low light conditions is a big disappointment both on the selfie and rear cameras. The Redmi Note 4 however, is much improved over its previous version, with better quality images in low light conditions, though not as much as you'd like it to be. The camera fared much better in well lit conditions. On the camera front, I'd give the Redmi Note 4 a tiny advantage over the Honor 6X.

Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Honor 6X

Front Camera

5MP

8MP

Rear Camera

13MP

12MP+2MP Dual Lens

Flash

Yes

Yes

Software

The Redmi Note 4 scores over the Honor 6X again in this segment as users get to download a beta version of the UI running Android Nougat once the phone goes on sale.

Software

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Honor 6X

OS

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Skin

MIUI 8

EMUI 4.1

Android 7.0 Nougat

Upgradeable On Launch

No

Connectivity

There are no highlights when it comes to the connectivity features on both devices.

Connectivity

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Honor 6X

WiFi

802.11 b/g/n

802.11 b/g/n

GPS

Available

Available

Bluetooth

v 4.10

v 4.10

NFC

No

No

Infrared

Available

No

FM

Available

Available

SIM

The Honor 6X has slots to hold 2 SIM cards, including a microSD card (up to 128GB)and the Redmi Note 4 can support one Nano-SIM and one Micro-SIM or a microSD card (up to 128GB).

SIM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Honor 6X

Number of SIMs

2

2

Type

Micro SIM/Nano SIM

Nano SIM

3G

Available

Available

4G LTE

Available

Available

Sensors

Nothing notable here except that the Redmi Note 4 lacks a compass, barometer, and temperature sensor while the Honor 6X is missing a gyroscope, barometer and temperature sensor.

Sensors

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Honor 6X

Compass

No

Available

Proximity sensor

Available

Available

Accelerometer

Available

Available

Ambient light sensor

Available

Available

Gyroscope

Available

No

Barometer

No

No

Temperature sensor

No

No

Other Specs

The Redmi Note 4 features a sturdy metal body with soft curves and a good grip. The placements of the buttons and camera lens gives it a clean overall finish. The Honor 6X is slimmer than the Redmi Note 4 and weighs slightly lighter. It is also made of an aluminium body, however, but its finish is not in the same league as the Note 4.

Other Specs

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Honor 6X

Colors

Gold, Grey, Silver, Matte Black

Gold, Grey, Silver, Blue and Rose Gold

Dimensions

151.00 x 76.00 x 8.30mm

150.90 x 72.60 x 8.20mm

Weight

175gms

162gms

Price

Rs.12,999

Rs.12,999

Buy On

Flipkart

Amazon

Final Thoughts

A comparison of the tech specs of the two devices indicate that you are likely to get more value for your money with Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 than Huawei's SWAGphone, the Honor 6X. The Redmi Note 4 has a better display, a great design and good battery life while faring pretty decent in the camera department.

With Inputs From NDTV Gadgets


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  • January 30, 2017
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Adeline is a tech enthusiast who loves exploring the latest tools and applications in the marketplace. She also loves her Android and spends time reviewing apps and playing games when she has the time.

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