Honor 10 Lite vs Redmi Note 7 specs comparison

This year, two smartphones, the Honor 10 Lite and Redmi Note 7, garnered fame due to their promising specs with affordable prices. In this specs comparison, we’re going to put them side-by-side to see which one has the upper hand in each key smartphone aspect. Let’s start!

Author’s Note: I chose these two smartphones because of their current popularity and they’re mostly mentioned by our readers. It turns out that have a very close price point as well.

Here are their detailed specs:

SpecificationHonor 10 LiteRedmi Note 7
Display6.21-inch FHD+ 19.5:9 display @ 2340 x 1080px, 415ppi6.3″ 19.5:9 FHD+ IPS LCD display @ 2340 x 1080px, 409ppi
Glass typeCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPUHiSilicon Kirin 710 2.2GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE 2.2GHz octa-core processor
GPUMali-G51 MP4Adreno 512
Storage32GB/64GB storage32GB/64GB storage
SIMDual-SIM (nano, hybrid)Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
MicroSDExpandable via microSD (hybrid)Expandable via microSD (hybrid)
Rear Camera13MP F1.8 + 2MP rear cameras48MP f/1.8 Samsung GM1 sensor + 5MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras
Front Camera24MP F2.0 front camera13MP front camera
WiFiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 5.0
PortmicroUSB 2.0USB Type-C
3.5mm audio portYesYes
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
OSEMUI 9.0.1 (Android 9.0 Pie)MIUI 9 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,400mAh battery4,000mAh battery w/ QuickCharge 4.0

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Honor 10 Lite

  • Higher pixel density
  • Better performing CPU
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box

Redmi Note 7

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  • Slightly larger screen size
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Better performing GPU
  • Larger maximum RAM capacity
  • Higher rear camera resolutions
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • Larger battery capacity
  • Quick Charge technology

Regarding display, both devices are already great for watching and streaming videos since they are already above the 6-inch screen size range with the same aspect ratio and resolution. The advantage of the Redmi Note 7, however, is that it has a stronger Gorilla Glass protection.

Performance-wise, we do not have the raw data of the benchmark scores of both devices. However, the Honor 10 Lite’s Kirin 710 and Redmi Note 7’s Snapdragon 660, is not new.

I have compared these two chipsets before with the Huawei Nova 3i and Xiaomi Mi A2, and it turns out that the Kirin 710 has better performing CPU performance while the Snapdragon 660 is better when it comes to gaming performance. Do note that these phones have 4GB RAM while the Honor 10 Lite only has 3GB. Check out the comparison here)

The Redmi Note 7 comes with a 48MP Samsung GM1 rear camera, a significantly higher megapixel value than the Honor 10 Lite. Before getting all hyped up about this, check out this article that my teammate made with regards to camera interpolation. I still can’t say which device has better camera performance, but you can check our sample shots from our hands-on video below.

Compared to the Honor 10 Lite, the Redmi Note 7 has a larger battery capacity with Qualcomm QuickCharge 4 technology. It means that if you are into battery life and fast charging, then you should get the latter.

In summary, if you are into selfies, faster CPU performance, and an updated OS, then you can go with the Honor 10 Lite. The Redmi Note 7, however, is a better choice if you want stronger screen protection, better gaming performance, larger maximum RAM capacity, a higher rear camera resolution, USB Type-C, and commendable battery configuration.

Here are their prices:

  • Honor 10 Lite 3GB + 32GB – PHP 9,990
  • Redmi Note 7 3GB + 32GB – CNY 999 (~PHP 7,675)
  • Redmi Note 7 4GB + 64GB – CNY 1,199 (~PHP 9,211)
  • Redmi Note 7 6GB + 64GB – CNY 1,399 (~PHP 10,748)
  • Redmi Note 7 4GB + 64GB (Philippine reseller) – PHP 12,300

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

3 Responses

  1. Avatar for Kim Kim says:

    which is better if i want to use it for recording videos during concerts?

  2. Avatar for kramark kramark says:

    The Redmi Note 7 has Pie out of the box.

  3. Avatar for Freeje Freeje says:

    Xiaomi phones if you want an unlocked bootloader.

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