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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 7Honor 8CRealme 3
Display6.26-inch 19:9 HD+ display @ 1520 x 720px6.26-inch HD+ TFT LCD IPS display @1520 x 720px6.22-inch HD+ dewdrop notch display @1520 x 720px
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5n/aCorning Gorilla Glass 3
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 632 1.8GHz octa-coreMediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz Octa-core
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 506Mali-G72 MP3
Storage16GB/32GB32GB32GB, 64GB
ExpandableExpandable 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 camera12MP f/2.2 + 2MP dual rear cameras13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras13MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras
Front camera8MP f/2.0 selfie camera8MP f/2.0 front camera13MP f/2.0 front camera
SIMDual SIM (Nano)Dual-SIM cardsDual SIM (Nano)
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nWiFi
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HDBluetooth 4.2
USBMicro USBMicro USBMicro USB
Biometrics- Fingerprint Scanner
- Face Unlock
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Face Unlock
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Face Unlock
OSMIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)EMUI 8.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)
Battery4,000mAh battery4,000mAh battery4,230mAh battery

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Redmi 7

  • Newer Gorilla Glass
  • Has the most affordable model

Honor 8C

  • Longest battery life (based on tests)

Realme 3

  • 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.


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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4 Responses

  1. jobert_sucaldito says:

    Realme 3 should not be compared to the redmi 7 and honor 8c since it matches the redmi note 7.

    The honor 8c is junk compared to redmi 7

  2. Redball says:

    Get the Realme and you wont get your phone to next Android version.

  3. taesi says:

    honor 8c is priced way higher than the redmi 7 when they use the same soc. Realme 3 has the best value for money, and destroys both since it has a helio p60 that can be found on the oppo f7 and f9.

  4. AJC says:

    Why is it that the specs are Xiaomi Mi 9 and Pocophone F1? I think you edited the wrong post

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