Huawei Y6s vs Xiaomi Redmi 8 specs comparison

Huawei Y6s vs Xiaomi Redmi 8 specs comparison

Recently, Huawei debuted its latest entry-level device, the Huawei Y6s. We decided to match it up with Xiaomi’s Redmi 8, released in the country last October. Both devices have a similar price range, but which one will give you your money’s worth? Check out our specs comparison.

Huawei Y6sXiaomi Redmi 8
6.09-inch HD+ (1560 x 720) IPS display, 283ppi6.22-inch HD+ (1520 x 720)Dot Notch IPS display, 270ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
MediaTek Helio P35 MT6765Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
64GB storage32GB/64GB storage
Expandable up to 512GB via microSDExpandable up to 512GB via microSD
13MP f/1.8 rear camera12MP + 2MP dual-rear cameras
8MP f/2.0 front camera8MP front camera
Dual SIMDual SIM
WiFi 802.11 b/g/nWiFi 801.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
3.5mm headphone jack3.5mm headphone jack
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Face unlock
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- AI face unlock
microUSB portUSB Type-C
3,020mAh battery5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging
EMUI 9.1 (Android 9 Pie)MIUI (Android 9 Pie)

Huawei Y6s

  • Slightly higher pixel resolution
  • 64GB storage
  • Two-tone design

Xiaomi Redmi 8

  • Slightly larger display size
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Two configuration options
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • USB-C port

First up is the display. The Y6s comes with a 6.09-inch display, smaller than that of the Redmi 8’s 6.22-inch panel. They have a similar HD+ resolution. However, the Y6s has a slightly higher pixel resolution at 1560 x 720, compared to the Redmi 8’s 1520 x 720. The Y6s also has a slightly brighter panel at 283ppi, while the Redmi 8 has 270ppi. As with the majority of entry-level devices, both handsets sport slim bezels and a thick chin. The Y6s and the Redmi 8 also come with drop notches that house their respective front cameras.

When it comes to processors, the Y6s and the Redmi 8 have a MediaTek Helio P35 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, respectively. Both processors are octa-core and are capable of light to moderate tasks such a social media browsing, productivity, media watching, and the like. For RAM, the Y6s has a sole offering at 3GB, while the Redmi 8 has a base of 3GB and a higher option at 4GB. Storage-wise, the Redmi 8 also gives users two options: 32GB and 64GB, in contrast to the Y6s’ lone offer of 64GB storage. Despite the differences in those options, the two handsets do come with expandable storage up to 512GB with the use of a microSD card.


Delving into the cameras of the two devices, the Redmi 8 trumps in number as it comes equipped with a 12MP + 2MP dual-rear camera setup. On the other hand, the Y6s has a single 13MP camera on its rear. Both smartphones have an 8MP front camera that can be found in the respective drop notches of their displays. We’ve yet to have the Y6s and the Redmi 8 side by side, though, to compare the quality of the images they produce.

As for extra features, the Y6s and the Redmi 8 both have a 3.5mm headphone jack for all the wired headphones users out there. The handsets also have rear-mounted fingerprint scanners and face unlock for biometrics.

Battery-wise, the Redmi 8’s massive 5,000mAh capacity overpowers the 3,020mAh cell of the Y6s. The Redmi 8 also supports 18W fast charging, while the Y6s has no form of fast charging capability. For charging ports, the Redmi 8 is keeping up with the times by having as USB-C port. On the other hand, the Y6s is stuck in the past with its micro USB port. Android 9 Pie runs on both handsets, modified with EMUI for Y6s and MIUI for the Redmi 8.

Here are the local prices of the two smartphones:

  • Huawei Y6s – PHP 6,990
  • Xiaomi Redmi 8 (3GB + 32GB) – PHP 6,490
  • Xiaomi Redmi 8 (4GB + 64GB) – PHP 6,990

While the Redmi 8’s base model has a slightly lower price than the Y6s, the latter smartphone has the same price as the Redmi 8’s highest configuration. If you’re looking for a basic entry-level device that has an attractive design, a capable processor, and a good display, you might want to cop the Huawei Y6s. However, we do think you’ll get your money’s worth with the Xiaomi Redmi 8 that features a slightly larger display, massive battery capacity, dual-rear cameras, and a USB-C port.

Which smartphone would you pick? Let us know in the comments.

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2 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    The main draw for this huawei is the weight.
    Y6s: 150 grams
    Redmi 8: 188 grams

    That makes the Y6s almost as light as an iPhone 8 which is 148 grams, except instead of a 4.7 inch screen it has 6.09 inches. If you take into account the screen area it has over a 50% larger screen than an iPhone for the virtually the same weight.

    • pubes says:

      Dude, why do you keep on harping on the weight of the Y6s? why not harp on why Redmi 8 is a better buy? I mean, I like huawei and honor too, but clearly the redmi 8 destroys the y6s, in specs as well as value for money. No one cares about the weight of the phone really, unless you want a phone that’s like a feather, which is a bad thing too, since there’s no heft.

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