The budget smartphone segment in India is witnessing an increasing number of launches. Manufacturers like Xiaomi, Oppo, Honor, Vivo, and others are leaving no stone unturned to woo the buyers by providing great specs at affordable prices. Yesterday, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched two new smartphones, Honor 7A and Honor 7C in the segment, and quite recently Oppo’s sub-brand Realme also launched its first smartphone in India, the Realme 1. All these three phones offer a value for money deal to the buyers. Let’s take a look at how they fair in comparison.
Realme 1 vs Honor 7A vs Honor 7C: Price in India, Sale
The Realme 1 is offered in three variants – the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 8,990, 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 10,990, and the top-end 6GB RAM+128GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 13,990. It will go on sale via Amazon India, starting May 25 at 12 PM.
The Honor 7A price in India is Rs. 8,999. The phone will be exclusively retail via Flipkart, and its first sale is on May 29 at 12 PM. The Honor 7C, on the other hand, comes in two variants. The Honor 7C 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 9,999 while the 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 11,999. It will exclusively go on sale via Amazon India from 12 PM on May 31. Both the phones are available in Black, Blue, and Gold colour variants.
Realme 1 vs Honor 7A vs Honor 7C: Design, Display
All the three phones sport full-screen displays bearing 18:9 aspect ratio, and only differ in terms of size and resolution. The Realme 1 comes with a 6-inch full HD+ display at 2160×1080 pixels resolution. The Honor 7A features a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ 1440×720 pixels resolution, whereas the Honor 7C packs a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ 1440×720 pixels resolution.
In the display comparison, the Realme 1 takes the cake with its larger screen size and higher resolution.
Realme 1 vs Honor 7A vs Honor 7C: Hardware, Software, Battery
The Realme 1 comes powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 chipset paired with 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM and 32GB/64GB/128GB storage options. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Color OS 5.0 and is backed by a 3410mAh battery.
On the contrary, the Honor 7A is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. On the software front, the phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0. A 3000mAh battery backs the device.
An octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset powers the Honor 7C clubbed with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage options. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 and is backed by a 3000mAh battery.
In the performance segment, the Realme 1 takes the lead with its MediaTek P60 chipset that is considered to be superior to Snapdragon 450 and 430.
Realme 1 vs Honor 7A vs Honor 7C: Camera, Imaging
In the imaging segment, the Realme 1 sports a single 13MP rear camera with LED flash and features such as AI beauty, AR stickers, and real-time object recognition. On the front, the phone settles for an 8MP selfie camera with bokeh mode.
Both Honor 7C and Honor 7A feature dual camera setup at the rear. Both the phones have 13MP+2MP dual camera setup geared with bokeh mode and beauty 4.0. They boast an 8MP camera on the front with soft selfie light to brighten the selfies taken in dark surroundings.
Clearly, both the Honor 7C and Honor 7A win the battle with their dual cameras.
Realme 1 vs Honor 7A vs Honor 7C: Verdict
Given the specs and features, the Realme 1 proves to be better in terms of display, performance and battery. However, if you want a smartphone with dual-camera setup then both the Honor 7C and Honor 7A will suit your requirement.