Xiaomi’s current budget king, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has been smashing sales records ever since it first launched in 2017, and rightly so. In the recent times though, it is facing tough competition from Huawei’s budget offerings, the most recent of which is the Honor Play. If you’ve been wanting to buy any of these phones, well, they will go for sale on 8th August at 12 PM IST and we’ve compiled everything you need to know about these phones here.
Redmi Note 5 Pro: Price in India, Offers, Sale Details
Just like its previous sales, the Redmi Note 5 Pro will go up on sale at 12 PM IST on Mi.com and Flipkart, and it is expected to sell out within minutes, so make sure you have the product open and ready to check out as soon as the sale begins. There are two variants of the phone available in India. The base variant features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is priced at Rs.14,999 and there is a 6GB+64GB variant which sells for Rs.16,999. There are a host of offers currently being extended by both Flipkart and Mi.com and here are the details:
On Flipkart, you can buy the phone using No Cost EMIs starting from Rs. 2500/month, whereas if you have an Axis bank card, you’ll get an additional 5% off.
Honor Play: Price in India, Offers, Sale Details
The Honor Play will be selling on Amazon.in at a price of Rs 19,999. The sale will start at 12 PM today (8th Aug). Axis bank users are again in luck, as they will be able to avail extra discounts on EMI transactions made via Axis Bank cards. Additionally, Vodafone is offering 10GB additional data for 12 months on the purchase of Honor Play. For complete info on these offers, check out the Honor Play page on Amazon.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Honor Play: Specifications, Features
Specifications wise, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is truly a beast as it boasts of a class-leading spec sheet. Starting with the design, which is a refinement of the premium-feeling unibody metallic build of the Redmi Note 4 only this time, it comes with an extra tall 18:9 5.99 inch IPS LCD display at the front with a FHD+ resolution of 2160×1080. Under the hood is the dependable Snapdragon 636 octa-core chipset which is clocked at 1.8GHz. The phone comes with 64GB of internal storage coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and also has support for storage expansion via microSD cards of up to 256GB. The phone ships with Android Nougat 7.1.2 out of the box although the company has already pushed a stable Oreo update under MIUI 9.5 for the device, so you will be getting the bump to Oreo 8.1 as soon as you setup the device. Powering all this is a massive 4000mAh battery that’s bound to last you more than a day easily even with the heaviest of usage. It also has support for Quick Charge 2.0, so battery charging times would not be an issue. Our only gripe with the Note 5 Pro is that it still comes with a micro USB port instead of a USB Type-C port.
The Honor Play is no slouch either as it matches the Note 5 Pro in almost every department. Starting with its industrial metal body design, to a massive 6.3-inch FHD+ display that stretches almost end-to-end, thanks to the notch. It runs on Huawei’s flagship Kirin 970 chipset (the same chipset you’ll find on the Huawei P20 Pro), and gets 6GB of RAM coupled with 64GB of internal storage. The phone ships with Android Oreo 8.1, with Huawei’s custom skin EMUI on top. It is powered by a 3750mAh battery, and also supports fast charging to make your gaming experience truly incredible.
On the imaging front, the Redmi Note 5 Pro leaps ahead of the competition as it packs in a Dual 12 MP (f/2.2) + 5 MP (f/2.0) camera setup at the back with bokeh mode capabilities. On the front is an impressive 20MP camera, also with an LED flash and capable of 1080p videos at 30fps. The Honor Play makes do with a 16MP+2MP camera setup at the back, while on the front it has a 16MP selfie shooter. It comes with Huawei’s AI camera tricks though, so expect your regular photos to turn out good enough for social media usage. The Honor Play is targeted mainly at people who like to play a lot of mobile games which is why it packs in some interesting features like in-game vibrations according to the game’s sounds and actions, and 3D sound mode for an immersive gaming experience.
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