In India, the under Rs. 40,000 price segment for smartphones stores some of the best ones loaded with innumerable features. It also means that it could get highly confusing for a buyer to choose the best in the category, which is why we decided to compare three smartphones in the sub 40K segment to clear the haze. Today’s comparison includes the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Huawei Honor View 10, and the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018. Without further ado, let’s begin the comparison.
Mi Mix 2 vs Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018: Price
First off, let’s get the facts straight to the point that begins with the pricing of these devices. Since the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is yet to launch in India, we can only mention its rumoured or expected pricing, i.e., Rs. 30,000. The Honor View 10 is priced at Rs.29,999 for its single 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant whereas the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 retails at Rs.32,999 for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant after a recent price cut. In this segment, the Honor View 10 looks like a better buy as it is the cheapest and has the same primary specs as the Mi Mix 2.
Mi Mix 2 vs Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018: Display
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is admittedly the best-looking phone in the three, it succeeds the original Mi Mix that was launched in 2016. The phone comes with a 5.9-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 4 coating. On the other hand, the Huawei Honor View 10 settles with a 5.9-inch LTPS IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 features a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. In this segment, the Galaxy A8 2018 seems like a better one with its slightly superior resolution and aspect ratio. However, if you want a bigger screen then both the Honor View 10 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 share the same ground and you can go for either.
Mi Mix 2 vs Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018: Hardware and Software
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes powered by a 2.45GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It supports dual SIM connectivity but does not include microSD card slot, which means that user can’t expand its storage capacity. The phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9. On the contrary, the Honor View 10 is powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 970 chipset, which is also its newest SoC. It is the first phone to come with support for Dual VoLTE networks, which apparently means that it supports dual-SIM connectivity. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0. While the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 comes powered by a Samsung’s in-house and mid-range octa core Exynos 7885 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with Oreo update soon to debut. In this comparison, the Honor View 10 takes the cake with its better software and hardware specs.
Mi Mix 2 vs Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018: Camera
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 sports a 12MP rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), dual-LED dual-tone flash, and support for 4K video-recording at 30fps. On the front, it features a 5MP selfie camera with support for 1080p video-recording.
The Honor View 10 features a 16MP+20MP dual camera setup on the rear with support for phase detection autofocus (PDAF). Similar to the Mi Mix 2, this one also captures 4K videos at 30fps. It comes with a 13MP camera on the front with f/2.0 lens and support for 1080p video-recording.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) boasts a 16MP rear camera with f/1.7 lens and support for phase detection autofocus (PDAF). It is capable of recording full HD 1080p videos at 30fps. On the front, it features a 16MP+8MP dual-selfie camera with support for full HD video recording.
Now, this comparison has two winners depending upon user needs. For the ones who are more into rear camera photography and want dual-lens setup on the rear then the Honor View 10 is the best bet here. However, for the ones who can’t get enough of selfies and wish for a dual-lens setup for clicking selfies, then the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is the ultimate choice here.
Mi Mix 2 vs Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018: Battery
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is backed by a 3,400mAh Li-Ion battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support whereas the Honor View 10 comes integrated with 3750mAh battery with fast charging. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) features a 3000mAh battery. In this segment, the Honor View 10 yet again emerges as the winner, thanks to its bigger battery.
Mi Mix 2 vs Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018: Verdict
Keeping in mind all the segments and pricing, the Huawei Honor View 10 surfaces as the winner in this comparison. With its better camera, battery, screen, and other specs, the Honor View 10 sweeps away all the praise. If you are looking for an amazing device under 30k then look no further than this powerhouse.
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