Xiaomi and Honor, both the smartphone manufacturing companies are China-based which generally offers mid-range smartphones specifically in India. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro and Honor 9 Lite, these smartphones are available in a slighter difference in terms of pricing and come with attractive features, software, and camera. Just have a look at the difference in specifications, camera and much more in three smartphones:-

GENERAL Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Redmi Note 5 Pro Huawei Honor 9 Lite
Operating Frequency GSM 850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz HSDPA GSM 850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz HSDPA GSM 850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz HSDPA
OS Android 7.1.2 Nougat Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) Android 8.0 Oreo
Processor 2.0 GHz Octa-core 1.8 GHz Octa-core Octa-core (4 xA53 at 2.36GHz + 4 x A53 at 1.7GHz)
Finger Print Sensor
3G Network
4G Network
No Of SIM Dual SIM – Nano + Nano/microSD Dual SIM – Nano + Nano/microSD Dual SIM – Nano
Status Available Available Available
DISPLAY
Type Full-HD+ capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Full-HD+ capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Full HD+ IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels 5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels 5.65 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels
Other Display Features Multitouch Multitouch Multitouch
MEMORY
RAM 3/4 GB 4/6 GB 3/4 GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB 64 GB 32/64 GB
Card Slot Yes, microSD, up to 128 GB Yes, microSD, up to 256 GB Yes, microSD, up to 256 GB
CAMERA
Primary Camera 12 MP 12 MP + 5 MP 13 MP + 2 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP 20 MP 13 MP + 2 MP
Features f/2.2 aperture, 1.25μm large pixel, Dual LED flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama Phase detection autofocus, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Panorama, HDR LED flash, PDAF autofocus, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps
SOUND
Alert Type Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Speaker Phone
Audio Jack Yes, 3.5mm Jack Yes, 3.5mm Jack Yes, 3.5mm Jack
SIZE
Dimensions 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.05 mm 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm
Weight 180 grams 181 grams 149 grams
DATA
GPRS
EDGE
3G
4G
WLAN Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v4.2, A2DP, LE Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE Yes, v4.2, A2DP, LE
Infrared N/A
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
Hotspot
DLNA N/A N/A N/A
BATTERY
Battery Type 4000 mAh, Non-removable Li-Po battery  battery 3000 mAh, Non-removable Li-Po Battery
OTHER FEATURES
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5
Radio FM radio FM radio N/A
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Proximity sensor, Gyroscope sensor, Accelerometer, Vibration motor, Ambient light sensor, Hall effect sensor Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Electronic compass, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Infrared, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Hall sensor Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac Yes, Supports MP3/WAV/eAAC+ Yes, Supports MP3/WAV/eAAC+
Video Player Yes, Supports XviD/MP4/H.265 Yes, Supports MP4/H.264 Yes, Supports MP4/H.264
Colors Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Glacier Grey
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Java N/A N/A N/A
Sound Enhancement N/A N/A N/A

Camera Comparison

Xiaomi redmi note 5 featuring a 12 -megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. The users can capture impressive selfies even in low- light conditions. Whereas, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro featuring a dual rear camera setup which comprises 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear panel with a f/2.2 aperture and also has a 5-megapixel secondary camera. At the front, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 20-megapixel camera. Both fronts as well as rear camera features LED flash.

Camera Comparison

Now moving to the Honor 9 Lite a quad camera which comprises the 13-megapixel sensor and 2-megapixel sensor on the front as well as the rear.

Hardware and Memory Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC which is clocked at 1.8GHz octa-core. It is available in two storage options: 4GB RAM coupled with 64GB internal storage and 6GB of RAM coupled with 64GB internal storage. However, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is powered by an older Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 625 SoC which is clocked at 2GHz octa-core coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Smartphones hardware

Redmi Note 5 is available in two storage variants 3GB coupled with 32GB internal storage and 4GB coupled with 64GB internal storage. Both Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5 support memory card.

On another hand, Honor 9 Lite is embedded with a Kirin 659 processor. It is available in two storage capacity, the first one is 3GB RAM coupled with 32GB internal storage and 4GB of RAM coupled with 64GB internal storage.

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Battery and Connectivity Comparison

Both, Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a 4000 mAh battery which provides users to play games eight hours continuously and 14 hours of video playback. On another hand, Honor 9 Lite has a smaller 3000 mAh battery as compared to Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Battery and Connectivity Comparison

All of three smartphones featuring similar connectivity options such as Bluetooth, wi-fi, a 3.5 mm headphone jack. As such, there is no difference in this section and all mid-range smartphones are equipped with a decent battery which is sufficient enough for the whole- day.

Software Comparison

Software Comparison

Both, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro runs on Android 7.0 Nougat – out- of the box along with MIUI 9 on top, though we are anticipating that the company comes with an updated version of Android in the coming future. However, Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro will come with Android Oreo as soon as possible. On another hand,

Design and Display Comparison

Both, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro sporting a 5.99 Full HD display along with the resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and also has an 18:9 aspect ratio along with minimum bezels on each side. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear panel of the smartphone on Redmi Note 5 and Note 5.

Design and Display Comparison

On another hand, Huawei Honor 9 Lite featuring a 5.65 touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 x2160 pixels.

Price Comparison

Both, Xiaomi and Honor Chinese smartphone manufacturing companies focusing only on to introduce budget smartphones specifically in India. Let’s talk about the price details, Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro has been recently launched by Xiaomi in February 2018 at a price of Rs 9,999 and Rs 13,999 respectively.

MObiles Price Comparison

On another hand, Honor 9 Lite was previously launched in December 2017 at a price of Rs 10,999 for 3GB RAM variant. It must be noted the price of these smartphones vary on the basis of storage capacity.

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Which One is Better For Purchase

If you love to capture photos, then you should go for Redmi Note 5 Pro or Honor 9 Lite, as both smartphones featuring a dual- rear camera setup whereas Honor 9 Lite also has a dual- front camera. Honor 9 Lite is the better option in which you can capture great selfies.

If you like to watch videos and play the game, the Redmi Note 5 or 5 Pro is the better option as they have a larger screen display. If you are considering the budget, Redmi Note 5 is the first option as it is available at the cheapest price as compared to Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor 9 Lite.