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Honor Play vs. Xiaomi Mi 8: which is more cost-effective

Honor Play vs. Xiaomi Mi 8: which is more cost-effective

By  Niki Jones 2018-11-22 3165 1

Since its establishment, Xiaomi has taken the cost-effective phone as its main selling point. In terms of cost performance, Xiaomi has been undefeated. At this time, the Honor came out, throwing out their rump card - Honor Play, the cost performance is higher than Xiaomi Mi 8. You don't believe it? Next, I'll compare the two phones in various life scenes.

Honor Play vs. Xiaomi Mi 8 

We will comprehensively compare the Honor Play and  Xiaomi Mi 8 from the appearance, photograph, performance, system and endurance. One thing I want to say in advance: Honor Play is much cheaper than Xiaomi Mi 8, please remember this point and take it into each contrast.


HUAWEI Honor Play 4G Phablet Global Version - BLACK

HUAWEI Honor Play 4G Phablet Global Version - BLACK
$373 $309.99    


Xiaomi Mi 8 4G Phablet

Xiaomi Mi 8 4G Phablet International Version - BLACK


Honor Play vs. Xiaomi Mi 8: Display and design

In this era of full display, full display is the basic configuration of mobile phone. The two phones, of course, follow the configuration, and this design of notch display have been adopted. But the width of notch of Honor Play is more narrow.

Of course, the screens of this mobile phones are not the same,   Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with the Samsung AMOLED screen , Honor Play comes with LCD screen. If you have a higher requirement on the color of the screen, Xiaomi Mi 8 is a better choice, but if you cannot adapt the AMOLED stroboscopic, Honor Play's LCD screen is more suit you.

the screens of this mobile phones 

On the back, the two models have the same lens layout, but the  Honor Play is the metal fuselage, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is the glass fuselage. As for which one feels better, I can only say that everyone has their own favorite material, but on the connection between the back cover and the center frame, the Honor Play adopts the all-in-one metal body with more round grip.

the back of the two models 

At the top of the screen, both phones are designed with notch display, but the notch of Honor Play is clearly more narrow, and the screen ratio is up to 89%. The screen ratio of the   Xiaomi Mi 8 is 86.68%, slightly lower than the Honor Play, but not much different.

the top of the screen of both phones

Honor Play vs. Xiaomi Mi 8: Game performance

Performance is one of the most important parts of a mobile phone, and whether the game is played smoothly or not is one of the most important aspects when we buy a mobile phone.   Xiaomi Mi 8 is equipped with Gualcomm Snapdragon 845 and Honor Play is also equipped with Kirin 970 processor. If we only look at the running score, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is undoubtedly far better than Honor Play.

Game performance

However, Honor Play is equipped with GPU Turbo technology, which can improve GPU computing efficiency through hardware and software collaboration. Therefore, Honor Play is not different from Xiaomi Mi 8 in mainstream games, and there is no fundamental difference in experience.Moreover, Honor Play also has a 4D vibration effect in games( such as  eating chicken), which can provide the vibration effect similar to the handle. Also, in order to meet the requirements of the game players listening to the acoustic positions in the game, the Honor Play also has a 3D sound effect based on the AI technology, which can restore the multichannel sound track.

Honor Play GPU Turbo technology 

So synthesizing various game experience, the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Honor Play are basically at the same level. Even in terms of 4D vibration, 3D sound effects and other aspects, Honor Play is slightly superior.

Honor Play vs. Xiaomi Mi 8: Camera

Let's speak of from the lens specification. Xiaomi Mi 8 still features the same wide-angle + telephoto combination as Xiaomi MIX 2S. The main camera is the SONY IMX363 sensor, 12 megapixels, 1.4μm pixel area, F1.8 large aperture and four-axis optical anti-shake.The secondary camera is 12 megapixels and F2.4 aperture.

Honor Play comes with a 16MP +2 MP rear cameras with a maximum aperture of f/2.2, supports phase focusing and contrast focusing, and a front camera with 16MP and a maximum aperture of f/2.0.

From the perspective of lens parameters, the lens parameters of Xiaomi Mi 8 are better, but the excellent lens may not be able to take excellent photos, and the algorithm is also very important. Here we see the sample directly.

the camera of Honor Play vs. Xiaomi Mi  

It can be seen from the sample that the color of Honor Play is obviously gorgeous, the color of Xiaomi Mi 8 is relatively plain, and the highlight suppression of Honor Play is more excellent.

Honor Play vs. Xiaomi Mi 8:Charging and battery life

Both phones are not the models with long-endurance, but the range is not that big, so let's just look at the picture.

charging and battery life of Honor Play vs. Xiaomi Mi 8  

As for charging and battery life, as the Xiaomi Mi 8 with 3,400 mAh is not a high-capacity battery, only left 35% power, the performance is fair. Honor Play with 3750 mAh remained 47% power,the score is excellent. In terms of charging efficiency, the two phones are well-matched, with Honor Play charging 42% in half an hour and Xiaomi Mi 8 charging 41%.

The verdict

After comparing Honor Play and Xiaomi Mi 8 from various dimensions, we can find that although the two models are different, they are not much different. However, considering the current price of both, Xiaomi Mi 8 is undoubtedly far away from Honor Play.


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