Smartphone market is India has a variety of options to choose from, most of which are specs-heavy and priced compellingly. One of the very aggressive smartphone companies, Huawei's online-specific brand Honor, recently introduced the Holly 2 Plus smartphone as a potent budget competitor to rivals in the swelling smartphone market.
The phone got launched in India for a price of Rs. 8499. At this price and with an array of powerful specifications, the phone possess threats to the Xiaomi Redmi 3, which created quite hype in the market.
Both the phones pack in impressive specifications for their price range, which make them highly competitive. These phones have similar specs, but one element that can be counted as the highlighted feature in both the phones is battery.
HD screen delight!
Display is the window for you to experience a smartphone's features and specs, thus holds an importance. Both the Huawei Holly 2 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi 3 feature the standard 5-inch IPS LCD HD screens carrying 1280 x 720 pixel resolution each.
Considering that both have similar size and resolution count, expect similar visual experience on these smartphones. Though, you may see slight difference in brightness, contrasts, and colours on these phones, but nothing much changes the overall experience.
RAMming it completely!
Both the phones pack in 2GB RAM sitting in their heart. Moreover, each phone has 16GB internal storage that comes with capacity to expand via microSD card. The difference here is that the Holly 2 Plus is expandable up to 32GB while the Redmi 3 can give you up to 128GB of additional storage space.
However, the negative point is that the Redmi 3 uses SIM 2 slot for MicroSD, which means you can only use one SIM with a microSD card put in. The Huawei's offering, on the hand, has three slots - 2 for SIMs and a dedicated slot for microSD card.
Powerhouse of phones!
Battery is what powers up a device and gives users more or less time to enjoy the performance of the phone. Now that most of the smartphone users love to use their phones, it is important that their phones pack in big battery that runs for longer.
In the battery department, both Holly 2 Plus and Redmi 3 offer good capacity battery. You get a 4000mah battery powering the Honor Holly 2 Plus, whereas the Redmi 3 features a slightly bigger non-removable 4100mAh battery. In addition to that, both models support fast charging to let users charge their phones faster.
In the camera department, you get 13MP cameras, accompanied by LED Flash and PDAF, on both the competitors. Up front, these feature a 5MP selfie camera each. While both have similar camera optics, it all depends on the performance of the cameras on these smartphones for us to judge that which one is better than other.
In terms of connectivity, both phones have 4G LTE support, dual-SIMs, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other standard options. One thing that makes a difference here is that you can use dual SIMs and microSD card at the same time on the Redmi 3.
As for software, both phones are shipped with Android 5.1 Lollipop, however each one has its own company's native UI. So you get EMUI 3.1 on Honor Holly 2Plus, and MIUI 7 on Xiaomi Redmi 3. These UIs bring an array of customizations and additional features, which make a difference in the user experience on these phones.
Not so pricey!
Honor Holly 2 Plus was launched for Rs. 8,499 in India.