Honor 7 vs Xiaomi Mi 4i: Comparative Review

Honor 7 is the latest smartphone from Huawei’s Honor brand which has been launched in India. The mid-ranged smartphone is priced at Rs. 22,999 and is loaded with decent features and specifications. The device also flaunts its fingerprint sensor which is not usually seen in smartphones in this price range.

In this post, we have pitted Honor 7 vs Xiaomi Mi 4i against each other to ascertain how do these two smartphones compare with each other in terms of specifications, features and price. Read on to to find out which smartphone among Honor 7 vs Xiaomi Mi 4i is better and why!

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Honor 7 vs Xiaomi Mi 4i Comparison

Device/Features Honor 7 Xiaomi Mi 4i
Price Rs. 22,999 Rs. 9,999
Display 5.2-inch Full HD 5-inch Full HD, Corning OGS Glass
Resolution 1920×1080 pixels 1920×1080 pixel
SoC HiSilicon Kirin 935 Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
CPU 64-bit Octa-core (quad  2.2GHz + quad 1.5GHz) 64-bit Octa-core (quad 1.7GHz + quad 1.1GHz)
GPU Mali-T628 MP4 Adreno 405
RAM 3GB 2GB
Memory 16GB 16GB
MicroSD Yes – Up to 128GB No
Battery 3100mAh 3120mAh
Rear Camera 20 mega pixel with dual LED flash, phase detection autofocus, Sony IMX230 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 6P lenses, sapphire glass protection 13 MP, Auto Focus, Dual tone flash, f/2.0 aperture
Front Camera 8 mega pixel with f/2.4 aperture 5 MP
Connectivity 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop with Emotion UI 3.1 Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI 6
Additional Features Fingerprint scanner

Design

The Honor 7 flaunts its unibody metal design which looks premium. The Xiaomi Mi 4i also features unibody design but it is made of plastic. No doubts, the Honor 7 looks reasonably premium with strong build and wins the crown in design department.

Processor & RAM

The Honor 7 is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor paired with Mali-T628 MP4 GPU and 3GB of RAM while the Xiaomi Mi 4i packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor paired with Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

Display

The Honor 7 features a larger 5.2-inch full HD display while the Xiaomi Mi 4i has a 5-inch full HD display. Both smartphones have resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.

Camera

The Honor 7 comes with a 20 mega pixel rear camera with dual LED flash, phase detection autofocus, Sony IMX230 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 6P lenses and sapphire glass protection. The device supports several modes like beauty, light painting and good food for capturing stunning images. It also features an 8 mega pixel camera on the front with f/2.4 aperture.

The Xiaomi Mi 4i on the other hand, comes with a 13 mega pixel rear camera with auto focus, dual tone flash and f/2.0 aperture along with a 5 mega pixel front facing camera.

Storage & Battery

Both devices house 16GB of internal memory. The Honor 7 comes with expandable support up to 128GB via microSD card. The Xiaomi Mi 4i lacks microSD card support but it does come in 32GB internal memory variant.

The Honor 7 is backed up by a 3100mAh battery while the Mi 4i packs a slightly larger 3120mAh battery.

Software

On software front, both smartphones run Android Lollipop wrapped under their respective UI’s.

Additional Features

The Honor 7 features a fingerprint sensor with 360-degree recognition on the back for added security. The fingerprint sensor besides unlocking the phone, also performs several functions like pulling down notifications panel on swiping finger down and showing apps on swiping finger upwards.

Price

The Honor 7 is priced at Rs. 22,999 while the Xiaomi Mi 4i is priced at Rs. 9,999 for 16GB variant.

Verdict

Although the Honor 7 is priced considerably higher than the Xiaomi Mi 4i, the price difference is justified considering the features which Honor 7 has to offer. It offers premium design, fingerprint scanner, larger display, more RAM and better camera combination as compared to Xiaomi Mi 4i. If you are looking for a mid-ranged smartphone with all the latest features, superb build quality, great camera options, then the Honor 7 is worth putting your bet on.

Which smartphone among Honor 7 vs Xiaomi Mi 4i would you buy? Share your views with us in the comments section below!

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