Xiaomi Redmi 7 vs Honor 8C vs Realme 3 specs comparison
Xiaomi’s new budget-friendly smartphone, the Redmi 7, was announced today and this means one thing — specs comparison time! Today, I’ll put it beside two phones that are making quite an impression to Filipino consumers nowadays, the Honor 8C and the Realme 3. Which device comes out on top? Read on to find out!
Here are their detailed specs:
|Xiaomi Redmi 7||Honor 8C||Realme 3|
|Display||6.26-inch 19:9 HD+ display @ 1520 x 720px||6.26-inch HD+ TFT LCD IPS display @1520 x 720px||6.22-inch HD+ dewdrop notch display @1520 x 720px|
|Glass Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||n/a||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-core||MediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz Octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 506||Adreno 506||Mali-G72 MP3|
|RAM||2GB, 3GB||3GB||3GB, 4GB RAM|
|Expandable||Expandable up to 512GB via microSD (dedicated slot)||expandable up to 256GB via microSD card slot (dedicated slot)||Expandable up to 256GB via microSD (dedicated slot)|
|Rear camera||12MP f/2.2 + 2MP dual rear cameras||13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras||13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras|
|Front camera||8MP f/2.0 selfie camera||8MP f/2.0 front camera||13MP f/2.0 front camera|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano)||Dual-SIM cards||Dual SIM (Nano)|
|LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Wi-Fi||WiFi 802.11b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||WiFi|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD||Bluetooth 4.2|
|GPS||GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||Micro USB||Micro USB||Micro USB|
|Biometrics||- Fingerprint Scanner|
- Face Unlock
|- Fingerprint Scanner|
- Face Unlock
|- Fingerprint Scanner
- Face Unlock
|OS||MIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)||EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)||ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)|
|Battery||4,000mAh battery||4,000mAh battery||4,230mAh battery|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
- Newer Gorilla Glass
- Has the most affordable model
- Longest battery life (based on tests)
- Best CPU performance
- Best GPU performance
- Largest maximum RAM capacity
- Largest maximum storage capacity
- Highest front camera resolution
All three smartphones are practically the same in terms of display size and panel used. One deciding factor, however, is that the Redmi 7 comes with a Gorilla Glass 5 which is better than the Gorilla Glass 3 of the Realme 3. With that, the former wins in terms of screen protection.
Performance-wise, the Redmi 7 and Honor 8C sports the same Snapdragon 632 while the Realme 3 comes with the Helio P60 chipset. Based on our AnTuTu benchmark results, the former chipset got a 101,512 while the latter has 128,288. These numbers mean that Realme 3 is the best performing device among the three phones, not to mention, it also has a 4GB RAM variant for better multi-tasking.
For camera performance, the Honor 8C and Realme 3 comes out on top in terms of the rear camera aperture. These phones provide faster shutter speeds and better quality in terms of low-light shots. We’ve yet to test them out but we’ll update you once we get our hands on all the units.
It is worth noting that the Redmi 7 and Realme 3 already have the Android 9 Pie operating system out-of-the-box while the Honor 8C only has Android 8.1 Oreo.
In terms of battery performance, Realme 3 has the highest capacity among the three. However, based on our tests, the Honor 8c lasted for 12 Hours and 58 Minutes while the Realme 3 only got 11 Hours and 40 Minutes. These numbers mean that the former is the longest lasting device, yet. We’ll get the final verdict once we test out the Redmi 7 in the coming weeks.
Here are the prices of each smartphone:
- Xiaomi Redmi 7 2GB + 16GB – PHP 5,890 (Sshopee exclusive)
- Xiaomi Redmi 7 3GB + 32GB – PHP 6,490 (Shopee exclusive)
- Honor 8C 3GB + 32GB – PHP 7,999
- Realme 3 3GB + 32GB – PHP 6,990 (online exclusive)
- Realme 3 3GB + 64GB – PHP 7,990 (offline exclusive)
- Realme 3 4GB + 64GB – PHP 9,990 (offline exclusive)
In terms of value-for-money, go with the Realme 3 since it has the most to give based on specs. You can get the Redmi 7 if you are into a more durable screen and want to save a little bit of cash. Lastly, the Honor 8C is a great choice if you are tired of seeing the usual glossy design with gradient colors.
What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.