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Huawei Honor Play 8C vs. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro: which one win out?

Huawei Honor Play 8C vs. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro: which one win out?

By  Linky Johnson 2018-10-29 2461 0

As a leading brand in the domestic Internet mobile phone industry, Honor and Xiaomi have launched their own smart phone products, which are in sharp contrast to each other. At the same time, there are many brilliant innovations that lead the industry trend. On October 16, Zhao Liying, the spokesperson of honor mobile phone, announced the wedding. Meanwhile, the Honor Play 8C was officially put on sale.

Compared to the previous generation of products, the biggest change on the Honor Play 8C is undoubtedly the use of a new full screen with notch design. Compared with an 18:9 proportion of full screen, the notch screen has higher screen to body ratio and a broader view of game, which is gradually becoming the trend of the industry. While the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is also a hot thousand yuan smartphone which is similar to the Honor Play 8C, which one do you prefer?  

Huawei Honor Play 8C vs. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

The slogan of Honor Play 8C is "charging one time every two days, and a large memory". The battery performance is very good. It is equipped with standard 4GB operation storage, which brings a smoother operation experience at 1000 yuan. The slogan of the Redmi 6 Pro is "AI dual cameras, stunning look, large current". It also has excellent endurance and can meet the camera demand and aesthetic demand of users at 1000-yuan price range. From the specs comparison, both the two smartphones have their strength and weakness, and how about their performance in the practical using experience? Let's find out.


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Huawei Honor Play 8C vs. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro: specs

First, let's take a quick look at the specs of Huawei Honor Play 8C and Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro.

Product name
Huawei Honor Play 8C
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
158.72 X 75.94 X 7.98mm
149.33 X 71.69 X 8.75mm
EMUI 8.2.0 (Android 8.1.0)
MIUI 10.0 (Android 8.1.0)
Screen size
Snapdragon 632
Snapdragon 625
4GB + 32GB
4GB + 64GB
Battery capacity
Charging port 
Front camera
Rear cameras
13MP + 2MP
12MP + 5MP

Gradient color and three-section metal body design

Honor Play 8C adopts the gradient color design which is rarely used on the same price range smartphones. Besides, it combines 3D printing process with nano-level flash texture design, and the gradient color with dazzling effect, presenting a unique beauty of flowing light and shadow. Honor Play 8C provides you 4 color options: vivid blue, platinum light gold, fantasy night black, and nebula purple.  

Honor Play 8C design

The Redmi 6 Pro is designed with a classic three-phase metal fuselage, and the color palette is also very fresh, which has as many as five colors: red flame red, cherry blossom powder, quicksand, Balinese blue, and obsidian black.

Xiaomi redmi 6 pro design

Honor Play 8C's integrated cambered back board has a very good fit with our palm, and the grip is very warm, moist and comfortable. The three-section fuselage of the Redmi 6 Pro has a more obvious sense of disconnection with the frame, which is not as good as the fit of Honor Play 8C.

On the back design, both phones use vertical dual vertical cameras and rear fingerprint recognition. The dual cameras and flash light of the 8C are designed independently, while they are integrated into one units on the Redmi 6 Pro, which is closer to the dual-camera design of the iPhone X.

On the front side, the 8C has a 6.26-inch notch screen, while Redmi 6 Pro has a 5.84-inch notch screen. The 8C's screen is larger and the Redmi 6 Pro has a higher screen resolution, giving both phones an edge from a movie-viewing perspective.

The same AI dual cameras: which one is better

In the design of the phone, the Honor Play 8C and Redmi 6 Pro have two different design. However, when it comes to taking photos, the two phones really go head-to-head, both featuring "AI dual cameras".

Honor Play 8C announced that "13MP AI dual cameras, the photos are also very clear even under dark light environment". Specifically, Honor Play 8C uses the flagship level  f/1.8 large aperture, the higher light intake brings the cleaner dark photo effect, the dark light is better. It can intelligently identify 22 independent scenes, 500+ scene combinations, and optimize exclusively for different scenes.

the AI dual cameras on Huawei honor play 8C

The Redmi 6 Pro is "12 million AI dual cameras bring you endless fun shooting". The Redmi 6 Pro has an f/2.2 aperture lens, and is based on AI artificial intelligence in portrait mode, which has more accurate edge recognition, higher bokeh effect, and more natural shooting experience.  

the AI cameras on Xiaomi redmi 6 pro

From the comparison of the outdoor sample sheet, the sky in the photo taken by Honor Play 8C is bluer, the red house is redder, the green hut is greener, the appearance is more excellent, showing the strength of AI artificial intelligence in the photo. The photo taken by the Redmi 6 Pro is more authentic, so it looks a bit more average.

The indoor photography will show the real hardware strength of both phones' cameras. The f/1.8 large aperture of the Honor Play 8C obviously performs better than the f/2.2 aperture of the Redmi 6 Pro when shooting the dark side of products.

So, in terms of outdoor shooting test, the photos shot by Honor Play 8C are much more transparent, and more clear and more excellent color performance than the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro.

Hardware comparison: Snapdragon 632 vs. Snapdragon 625

Honor Play 8C is equipped with a new Snapdragon 632 processor, while the Redmi 6 Pro is equipped with Snapdragon 625 processor.

According to Qualcomm's official announcement, the Snapdragon 632 is an eight-core processor with Qualcomm Kryo 250 self-developed architecture. Compared with Snapdragon 625, the CPU performance of Snapdragon 632 is improved by 40%, and GPU improved by 10%.  

Snapdragon 632?processor on Huawei honor play 8C

It can be seen from the test that although the GPU performance of Honor Play 8C has only a small improvement compared with that of red rice 6 Pro, it is reflected in the game performance that Honor Play 8C is indeed superior. In addition, both phones have similar game mode functions. Information and chat messages are not to be disturbed, and calls can be made while playing games, further improving the game experience.

The same 4000mAh battery: which has longer endurance?

In our game and video playing test, both the two smartphones show us their powerful battery performance. That is even possible that you can play games on both Huawei Honor Play 8C and Xiaomi Redmi Pro as long as 10 hours.

the 4000mAh battery on Huawei honor play 8C and Xiaomi redmi 6 pro

EMUI and MIUI: which do you prefer?

In terms of operating systems, Honor Play 8C is equipped with EMUI 8.2.0, while Redmi Play 6 Pro is equipped with MIUI 10.0, both of which are based on Android 8.1.0. On the UI interface, both phones have their own characteristics, and both have an amazing number of third-party themes. Therefore, the beauty or ugliness of the default theme is not a problem for all users, as you can change the theme you like.

the operating systems on Huawei honor play 8C and Xiaomi redmi 6 pro

Additionally, both phones support the widely acclaimed face recognition unlock function. But we found that Honor Play 8C supports "activate the screen by raising" function. And you don't need to press the power button when using that function. While on the Redmi 6 Pro, you need to press the power button first, then the face unlock can be achieved.


The gradient color design has been booming in 2018, and the Honor Play 8C starts at only 1099 yuan, which is a pioneer in the popularity of gradient color smartphones. At the same time, Honor Play 8C is also the first model equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, which makes us witness the powerful strength of this mid-end processor, the ultra-low power consumption of high performance, and become the best alternative to Snapdragon 625.

For those who pay attention to taking photos, performance and good looks, Huawei Honor 8C is undoubtedly one of the best choices for you.  While for those who have limited budget, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is also a good choice by virtue of its lower price and good battery performance.

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