If you’ve been shopping for a phone in the 30,000 price range, it can get a bit confusing as there are many phones with excellent features and specifications which vie for your attention. We decided to pick up a nice assortment of phones which represent the best of this segment, and break it down for you so it gets simpler to choose the best phone. We picked the Mi Mix 2 from Xiaomi, the new Honor View 10 from Huawei, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and the iPhone 6s, which is an Apple phone that falls in the same pricing category. Let’s go ahead and start by comparing pricing first.
Mi Mix 2 vs. Honor View 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 vs. iPhone 6S: Price in India
The Mi Mix 2 was launched in September 2017 and is currently priced at ?32,999. The Honor View 10 is the newest offering from Huawei, as it was released in December 2017, and is priced at ?29,999. The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 is yet to get an official launch date from the South Korean smartphone giant, but we expect the phone to be priced around ?32,000. Lastly, we have the iPhone 6s which was launched in September 2015, which is priced at ?34,999.
Mi Mix 2 vs. Honor View 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 vs. iPhone 6S: Display
The Mi Mix 2 sports a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display that offers a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels with a pixel density of 403ppi. The Honor View 10’s has identical specs as well — it has a 5.99-inch display that offers 1080×2160 at 403ppi. The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 is equipped with a 5.6-inch screen that comes with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels. That resolution looks strange because of the aspect ratio of the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018, which is 18.5:9. The iPhone 6s, in comparison, comes with a 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen that gives you a resolution of 750×1334 pixels at 326ppi. The iPhone 6s offers 16:9 aspect ratio whereas the Mi Mix 2 and the Honor View 10 offer 18:9 aspect ratio. The Samsung and Xiaomi phones offer Gorilla Glass protection whereas the other two don’t.
Mi Mix 2 vs. Honor View 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 vs. iPhone 6S: Performance
The Mi Mix 2 is powered by the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, whereas the Honor View 10 is driven by the Kirin 970 octa-core SoC. The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 features an Exynos 7885 Octa octa-core chip and the Apple iPhone 6s is powered by an Apple A9 dual-core processor.
The Mi Mix 2 features 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space, which is exactly the same configuration as the Honor View 10. The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 offers 4GB RAM paired with 32GB onboard storage, in comparison. The iPhone 6s has 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory.
Mi Mix 2 vs. Honor View 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 vs. iPhone 6S: Camera
Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2 comes with a 12MP f/2.0 on the back, whereas the Honor View 10 offers a powerful dual lens on the rear — a 20MP+16MP combo on the rear is the highlight of this phone. The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 comes with a 16MP f/1.7 rear shooter and the iPhone 6s offers a 12MP f/2.2 camera in comparison. The Mi Mix 2, Honor View 10, and iPhone 6s let you take 2160p videos at 30 frames per second, whereas the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 lets you take 1080p videos at the same frame rate.
On the front, the Mi Mix 2 sports a 5MP f/2.2 photo snapper. The Honor View 10 comparatively offers a 13MP f/2.0 selfie snapper. The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 comes with a dual camera setup (16MP+8MP) on the front, whereas the iPhone 6s offers a 5MP f/2.2 selfie camera.
Mi Mix 2 vs. Honor View 10 vs. Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 vs. iPhone 6S: Verdict
The Mi Mix 2 wins the shootout for a few basic reasons — it has an amazing processor, it has Gorilla Glass protection and excellent design. It was a very close call with the Honor View 10, obviously, and we would still happily recommend the Huawei phone for its camera offerings. But as of now, we would crown the Mi Mix 2 as the winner of this round.