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Honor 8X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro specs comparison

The Honor 8X just launched in the Philippines yesterday with a very competitive price. Today, we’ll see if this device can go toe-to-toe with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 6 Pro sporting a similar price range. Who will win in this specs comparison? Find out below.

SpecificationHonor 8XXiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Display6.5-inch 19.5:9 Full HD+ IPS display @2340 x 1080px, 396ppi6.26-inch FHD+ 19:9 IPS display @2280 x 1080, 403ppi
Glass type2.5D Curved Glass2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
CPUHiSilicon Kirin 710 4x cortex a73 2.2ghz + 4x cortex a53 1.7ghz Octa-core ProcessorQualcom Snapdragon 636 1.8GHz octa-core
GPUMali-G51 MP4 (GPU Turbo tech not yet specified)Adreno 509
RAM4GB/6GB RAM3GB/4GB RAM
Storage64GB/128GB internal storage32GB/64GB internal storage
SIMDual-SIM (nano, nano)Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)
MicroSDExpandable via microSD (dedicated)Expandable via microSD (hybrid)
Rear Camera20MP f/1.8 PDAF + 2MP rear cameras, LED flash12MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.0 dual rear cameras, LED flash
Front Camera16MP f/2.0 front camera20MP f/2.0 + 2MP front cameras
LTE4G VoLTE4G LTE
WiFiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
PortMicro USB 2.0Micro USB 2.0
3.5mm audio portYesYes
Biometrics- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
- Fingerprint scanner
- Face Unlock
OSEMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)MIUI 9 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,750mAh battery4,000mAh battery

Summary of advantages

Honor 8X

  • Larger screen size
  • Higher screen aspect ratio
  • Higher horizontal screen resolution
  • Better CPU performance
  • Better GPU performance
  • Larger maximum RAM capacity
  • Larger maximum internal storage capacity
  • Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Higher main rear camera resolution

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

  • Higher pixel density
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Higher secondary rear camera resolution
  • Higher front main front camera resolution
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Larger battery capacity

Looking at the displays, we’ll see that the Honor 8X has the advantage in terms of size, aspect ratio, and horizontal resolution. Whereas the Note 6 Pro has a higher pixel density and a Gorilla Glass protection. In terms of viewing experience, the former is definitely the right pick but in terms of protection, the latter is more durable.

The Kirin 710 and Snapdragon 636 processors have clashed before with our comparison of the Huawei Nova 3i and ASUS ZenFone 5 (2018) with the former winning in terms of overall performance. This means that the Honor 8X will have the upper-hand in terms of a faster CPU performance and gaming experience.

We’ve yet to test the full camera capabilities of both smartphones so stay tuned for that. On paper, however, we can say that the Honor 8X has a higher main rear camera resolution with a slightly wider aperture while the Note 6 Pro has a higher front camera resolution and a secondary lens.

Both devices have large battery capacities but the Note 6 Pro’s is slightly higher. We’re yet to test the battery life of both devices but on paper, the Redmi Note 6 Pro looks better.

The Honor 8X is priced at Php12,990 for the 4GB + 128GB variant while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is priced at PHP 10,999 for the 3GB + 32GB model and PHP 12,990 for the 4GB + 64GB one.

To summarize, the Honor 8X is a good pick when it comes to the viewing experience, storage size, and overall performance while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is a better choice when you want more screen protection, quad cameras, and a larger battery capacity.

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


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.

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6 Responses

  1. asd says:

    they have the same internal storage of 64gb. why is everybody reporting the 4gb version has 128gb of internal storage? you goofballs!

  2. Nico says:

    Pano nyo nasabi na mas better si kirin 710 kesa sd 636

  3. Ecch says:

    Because that’s the configuration available in our market, 4gb ram/128gb storage. Check posting on Lazada to be convinced. =)

  4. DarkwingDuckPH says:

    I choose the Honor 8x because of the dedicated dedicated microSD card slot.
    For the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, you have to sacrifice either the 2nd SIM or the microSD, you cannot have both.
    But for Honor 8x, you have both.
    So Honor 8x is the winner.

  5. mrYosi says:

    i choose snapdragon than kirin, and xiaomi is better build quality.
    xiaomi is better GUI and softwarete updates.

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