We were pleasantly surprised when the Honor 10 launched in India priced so competitively for all the new upgrades it offers over its predecessor. It really shows how far the industry has come in regards to providing quality smartphones for attractive prices. Today, we have for you a comparison of this device against two well-accomplished handsets that are actually priced significantly higher on their respective launches. On one side we have the Mi Mix 2 from Xiaomi — the pioneer of bezel-less displays. On the other, we have the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge which is still considered a relevant smartphone by many. Read ahead to see how these handsets fare when pitted against each other.
Honor 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Mi MIX 2: Price in India
The Honor 10 is sold in a single 6GB+128GB version in India and has been priced at Rs.32,999.
The older Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 initially launched with a price tag of Rs.35,999 for the same storage configuration, but can now be found for as less as Rs. 27,999.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has experienced its fair share of price drops. The 4GB RAM + 32 GB storage model can be bought for Rs. 33,500, while a 128GB internal storage upgrade will cost Rs. 41,900.
Honor 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Mi MIX 2: Design, Display
There is no doubt that the Honor 10 is the best looking phone right now with its vibrant, colour changing rear glass design that sandwiches a sturdy aluminium frame. The handset comes with a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display that gets a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels in the 19:9 aspect ratio. The screen does have a notch, but you can disable it entirely with a software toggle.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge boasts a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen with its 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. This phone also touts a premium glass back and features the iconic curved display.
The Mi Mix 2 is built with an aluminium frame mated t a ceramic back panel and glass-clad front panel. ITs display measures 5.99-inches across and happens to be an IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels in the 18:9 aspect ratio.
Honor 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Mi MIX 2: Specifications, Performance
The Honor 10 is powered by Huawei’s newest Kirin 970 chip which is currently their flagship offering. The octa-core CPU houses a dedicated AI chip and gets the Mali-G72 MP12 GPU for graphics. The phone comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with EMIUI 8.1 skin on top.
The Mi Mix 2 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, Qualcomm’s flagship chip from 2017. The powerful Adreno 540 GPU handles the graphics. However, it still runs the relatively older Android 7.1 Nougat.
Finally, we have the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that comes powered by an Exynos 8896 SoC paired with Mali-T880MP12 GPU. This device launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and although it is presently amidst the Android 8.0 Oreo rollout, the scope of further software upgrades on this device is very slim.
Honor 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Mi MIX 2: Camera
The Honor 10 is comprised of a dual-camera setup at the back with a 16MP primary RGB sensor and a 24MP monochrome sensor. On the front, it houses a 24MP unit. Both the Mi Mix 2 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge feature a 12MP sensor on the back with OIS. Both also use a similar 5MP unit at the front for selfies.
Honor 10 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Mi MIX 2: Conclusion
It was a no-brainer to pick the Honor 10 as the undisputed winner here. Being the newest smartphone and shipping with the latest OS ensures extended service and software longevity. Even though the OIS on the other two devices can help in stable shots, the improved AI capabilities and larger megapixel sensors of the Honor 10 help it secures the win in the imaging category. The performance was also a segment where neither the Mi Mix 2 nor the S7 Edge had any clear advantage over the Honor 10’s flagship Kirin 970. The only upper hand the S7 Edge had was with its higher resolution AMOLED display, but this wasn’t enough for it to survive against the better overall package of the Honor 10.