The Honor 8 smartphone is now official and it comes in three variants based on the storage and RAM capacities. We are yet to know about the global pricing and availability of the device, but it might be launched in the coming months.
The device will be priced in the mid-range segment and it will definitely be a stiff competitor to the slew of devices that exist in the specific segment such as the Xiaomi Mi 5. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is a Chinese flagship smartphone that is available in India at a price of Rs 24,999.
While both are good offerings in the market, here is a detailed comparison between the Honor 8 and Xiaomi Mi 5 for you to know which one is a better smartphone.
The Honor 8 adorns a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p display and the screen is a curved glass one. On the other hand, the Mi 5 boasts a smaller 5.15-inch IPS display with an FHD resolution of 1080p.
While the Honor 8 is powered by an in-house octa-core Kirin 950 processor that is paired with Mali-T880 MP4 graphics, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is energized by a quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor that is teamed up with Adreno 530 graphics.
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Honor 8 comes in three variants such as 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage, 4 GB RAM and 32 GB or 64 GB of storage. Going by the comparison, the Mi 5 has 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of native storage capacity. Notably, the former supports expandable storage support up to 128 GB using a micro SD card.
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The Honor 8 features a a 12 MP main snapper with dual-LED flash at its back. This camera is also clubbed with last autofocus. It also features an 8 MP selfie snapper that has a better aperture of f/2.4. In comparison, the main snapper on the Xiaomi Mi 5 is a 16 MP sensor with phase detection autofocus, OIS, and dual-LED flash. It has a 4 MP front-facer with support for FHD video recording.
The Honor 8 runs on EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. On the other hand, the Mi 5 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 7 and it will soon receive the MIUI 8 update that has a slew of features additions.
Both these smartphones include connectivity aspects such as 4G LTE, NFC, USB Type-C charging port, dual-SIM support, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
Both the smartphones include a fingerprint scanner at the front for secure operations. In addition to it, the Honor 8 features an infrared sensor as well.
Honor 8 and Xiaomi Mi 5 have a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery with the fast charging feature to charge the battery to a specific percentage within a few minutes.