Honor 5X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Comparison: Which is Better & Why?

Huawei’s Honor brand has launched its Honor 5X smartphone in China. This feature rich smartphone will compete with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 phone which was launched in China in November 2015. Both smartphones share some features in common such as metal body and fingerprint sensor among others.

What else do they have in common? Are there any differences between them? You will get answers to all these questions in this post. Read on to find out how Honor 5X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 compare with each other in terms of specifications, features and price.

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Honor 5X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Comparison

Device/Features Huawei Honor 5X Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Display 5.5-inch full HD 5.5-inch full HD
Resolution 1920×1080 1920×1080
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795)
CPU Octa-core 1.5GHz Octa-core
GPU Adreno 405 PowerVR G6200
Memory 16GB 16GB/32GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 128 GB  No
Battery 3000mAh 4000mAh
Rear Camera 13 MP with Auto Focus, dual LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, Sony/Samsung sensor, 5P lens 13 MP with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture
Front Camera 5 MP with f/2.4 aperture 5 MP
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1 Android Lollipop with MIUI 7
Fingerprint Scanner Yes Yes
Price CNY 1099 (approximately Rs. 11,500) for 2GB RAM variant and CNY 1499 (approximately Rs. 15,000) for 3GB variant CNY 899 (approximately Rs. 9,300) for 16GB storage variant / CNY 1099 (approximately Rs. 11,400) for 32GB version


The Honor 5X is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC paired with Adreno 405 GPU while the Redmi Note 3 packs MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) chipset coupled with PowerVR G6200 GPU. Both smartphones feature octa-core CPU’s.

Operating System

Both smartphones run Android Lollipop operating system wrapped under their respective UI’s. The Honor 5X is based on EMUI 3.1 whereas the Redmi Note 3 is wrapped under MIUI 7 skin.


This round is a tie. Both phones flaunt a 5.5-inch full HD display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels resolution.


This department is again a tie. There is a 13 mega pixel rear camera with dual LED flash on both devices and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera.

Storage & RAM

Both phones come in two variants based on RAM- 2GB and 3GB. While both 2GB and 3GB RAM variants of Honor 5X house 16GB of inbuilt storage, the Redmi Note 3 offers 16GB of internal memory with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage with 3GB of RAM.

Honor 5X supports microSD card slot for expandable storage up to 128GB. Redmi Note 3 lacks microSD card support.

Battery & Connectivity

There is a considerable difference in the battery capacities of the two. The Honor 5X is backed up by a 3000mAh battery while the rival Redmi Note 3 packs a monstrous 4000mAh battery. Needless to say, though the battery capacity of Honor 5X is lower than the Redmi Note 3, yet 3000mAh battery of Honor 5X is too much in itself to give you at least 1-1.5 days of usage on moderate usage.

Both dual SIM phones offer 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS as connectivity options.

Design & Additional Features

One of the highlights of both phones is that they boast of metal body and feature a fingerprint scanner for additional security.


There is a very close competition between the two smartphones. Redmi Note 3 is fueled by a larger battery but it lacks microSD card support. If you don’t need much storage space on your phone and are looking for a phone with good battery backup, then 32GB variant or even 16GB variant of Redmi Note 3 is the right device for you. If you can’t manage without much storage space, then you should go for Honor 5X.

Which phone- Honor 5X vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 would you prefer to buy? Share your views with us in the comments section below!

Also Read: Huawei Honor 7i With 5.2-inch Display, 13 Mega Pixel Rotating Camera Launched

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