The smartphone market is rapidly changing, with constant innovations taking place. It is characterized by quickly evolving technology and designs, short product life cycles, aggressive pricing, and technological advancements. New devices are being produced continuously, and launched without any further delay. Have you imagined how will the smartphone market be different in next five years?
While developed markets are rapidly reaching smartphone market saturation, the low-end and mid-range segment makes up the majority of the smarphone market in emerging nations, like India and China. Well, we've already talked about this segment. Now it's time to check out two brand new handsets that truly signify the mid-range segment.
On one hand we've the Panasonic P81, and on the other hand, the Huawei Honor 3X Pro stands tall in the competition. Both the handsets have similar features, but who will win over the market is what matters at the end.
Trust GizBot! You won't find a bigger Octa-Core rivalry than this. The Panasonic P81 is all about the looks and baked Android OS. Huawei Honor 3X Pro, on the other hand, is all about horse power. How do their specs, features, and price compare? Let GizBot help you decide.
Huawei Honor 3X Pro vs Panasonic P81 - Operating System
Both devices are shipping with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the box. You have a custom UI, either Panasonic's Multi-Play or Huawei's Emotion UI 2.0, sitting on top of it. Panasonic will release the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat update sometime in July.
Huawei Honor 3X Pro vs Panasonic P81 - Display and Dimensions
Huawei Honor 3X Pro comes with a massive 5.5-inch FHD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080-pixel. The device measures 8.9mm in terms of thickness and weighs 162 grams.
The Panasonic P81, on the other hand, features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720-pixel. The handset measures 7.8mm in terms of thickness and weight is still unknown.
Huawei Honor 3X Pro vs Panasonic P81 - Camera
On the imaging front, the Huawei Honor 3X Pro incorporates a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a single LED Flash. Also add a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Panasonic P81, on the other hand, also features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a single LED Flash. There's a 2-megapixel front-facing camera slapped on the front side.
Huawei Honor 3X Pro vs Panasonic P81 - Processors, RAM and Storage
Both the handsets ship with the blazing-fast 1.7GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor. Huawei Honor 3X Pro offers 2GB of RAM, while the Panasonic P81 has 1GB of RAM. Performance isn't an issue with the Honor 3X Pro and it shouldn't be with the P81 either.
Huawei Honor 3X Pro has a 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. Panasonic P81, on the other hand, too come with an 8GB of on-board storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot.
Huawei Honor 3X Pro vs Panasonic P81 - Battery
It's too early to jump to conclusions about the Huawei Honor 3X Pro's battery life, however, the Panasonic P81 lasted more than an average in our standard test. The Honor 3X Pro come stuffed with a 3,000mAh battery, while the Panasonic P81 features a 2,500mAh battery fitted inside.
Huawei Honor 3X Pro vs Panasonic P81- Price
While the Panasonic P81 is currently available at Rs. 18,990 in Indian market, the Huawei Honor 3X Pro could be announced soon in the country. The latter device has gone official in China.
Huawei Honor 3X Pro vs Panasonic P81 - Verdict
This is, of course, a quick look at the specs of both devices. If one asked to look at the retail price, Panasonic P81 wins over the Huawei Honor P81.
The Huawei Honor 3X Pro might have an upper hand in the display compartment, but one should not ignore the Panasonic P81's screen quality.
We hope you really like this short and crisp comparison between the two Octa-Core smartphones. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!