Honor 6X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4: Comparative Review

Planning to buy a new smartphone under Rs. 15,000 and are confused among the sundry options available? If this sounds like you, then this post can help you pick the best device. Here, we have pitted two of the hottest smartphones- Honor 6X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, against each other. Read on to find out how both phones compare with each other in terms of design, specifications, features and price and which one should you buy.

Honor 6X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Honor 6X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Comparison

Feature / Device Honor 6X Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Display 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels resolution, 2.5D curved glass) 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels resolution, 2.5D curved glass)
Chipset Octa-core Kirin 655 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU Mali T830-MP2 Adreno 506
RAM & Storage 3GB+32GB storage / 4GB RAM+64GB storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card) 3GB RAM+64GB storage / 3GB RAM+32GB storage / 2GB RAM+32GB storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card)
Rear Camera 12 mega pixel with LED flash, PDAF, 6P Lens + 2 mega pixel 13 mega pixel CMOS with dual LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and PDAF
Front Camera 8 mega pixel 5 mega pixel
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8
IR Sensor No Yes
Battery 3340mAh with Fast Charging 4100mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Connectivity 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro-USB 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro-USB

Design

Both Honor 6X and Redmi Note 4 boast of premium design. The smartphones flaunt elegant metal and plastic body with thin bezels and look very similar.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 comes with backlit touch capacitive buttons while Honor 6X comes with on-screen navigation buttons. On the rear, the Honor 6X houses a dual camera set-up while theRedmi Note 4 comes with just a single sensor. Both devices pack a fingerprint sensor on the back for additional security.

The ‘design’ round is a tie as both phones look very premium yet feel solid to hold.

Display

Both smartphone feature a 5.5-inch full HD 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. On spec-sheet, both phones look identical, however, you will find considerable difference in the display quality when both phones are put side-by-side. The Honor 6X screen looks more vibrant and graceful. It has great viewing angles and is also easily viewable under direct sunlight unlike the Redmi Note 4 which might require you to struggle while reading in direct sunlight.

The Honor 6X wins this round with a more vibrant display.

Camera

Xiaomi RedmiNote 4 comes with a 13 mega pixel camera on the back with dual LED flash and PDAF. On the front, there is a 5 mega pixel snapper for capturing selfies and making video calls. It supports 1080p video recording with the rear camera and 720p video recording with the front camera.

The Honor 6X sports not one but two rear cameras and comes with a 12 mega pixel primary camera on the back along with a 2 mega pixel secondary camera that captures depth of field. It sports an 8 mega pixel front facing camera. The phone supports 1080p video recording with both front and rear cameras. The rear camera lets users capture images with wide aperture and ‘bokeh’ effect. The 2 mega pixel secondary camera adds blur to the images and users can also change the focus of the images that have already been captured. Images taken with the Honor 6X come out to be very detailed and sharp. Check out Honor 6X’s in-depth camera review here.

Clearly, the Honor 6X is the winner in this round, as it offers an outstanding rear camera and a commendable front camera.

Hardware & Performance

Under the hood, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset paired with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes in three variants- 3GB RAM+64GB storage, 3GB RAM+32GB storage and 2GB RAM+32GB storage. All three variants support expandable storage up to 128GB via hybrid SIM slot.

The Honor 6X comes with an octa-core Kirin 655 chipset based on 16nm manufacturing process. It comes in two variants- 3GB+32GB storage and 4GB RAM+64GB storage. Both support expandable storage up to 128GB via hybrid SIM slot. While SD 625 is built on 14nm manufacturing process, the Honor 6X uses a chipset based on 16nm process.

The Honor 6X has an edge in this department as well, due to a better technology used in the chipset.

Software

The Honor 6X runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 while Redmi Note 4 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system wrapped under MIUI 8. Both phones come with an additional customization layer with a host of features.

This round is a tie as both phones offer great skins on-top of the android experience.

Battery and Connectivity

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 packs a 4100mAh battery while the Honor 6X is equipped with a 3340mAh battery and supports fast charging. The 4100mAh battery of Redmi Note 4 does sound humongous, but the Honor 6X doesn’t fail to give it a tough fight. The 16nm Kirin 655 chipset of the Honor 6X optimizes the battery efficiently and makes it last very long.

Both dual SIM phones offer support 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro-USB as connectivity options.

Price

The Honor 6X carries a price tag of Rs. 12,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB RAM variant. It is available to buy exclusively from Amazon India. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 carries a price tag of Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant. The 3GB RAM+32GB storage model costs Rs. 10,999 and the 2GB RAM+32GB storage version carries a price tag of Rs. 9,999.

Verdict

Honor 6X and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 are thetwo most popular smartphones in sub-Rs. 15,000 price range. The Honor 6X is priced higher than the Redmi Note 4, which is justified considering that the 6X triumphs over the Redmi Note 4 in a lot of departments. The only department where Redmi Note 4 wins over its rival is the battery capacity. Additionally, the Redmi Note 4 comes with an IR Blaster to control home appliances. In all other departments, the Honor 6X has an edge. It offers an outstanding dual rear camera set up, great front snapper and not to forget the 16nm based Kirin 655 chipset that offers flawless performance, while also optimizing the battery efficiently.

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