Honor 8X Clocks 10 Million Unit Sales Globally, Should You Prefer It Over the Redmi Note 7 Pro?


The Honor 8X has become one of the most popular smartphones to have been released by the Huawei sub-brand. It first released in China back in September of 2018, with its arrival in India taking place around October. Huawei recently took to Weibo to announce that the phone has sold over 10 million units worldwide. As a celebratory offer, the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model of the phone will be sold at a discount of 100 Yuan in China. This brings its price down to 1299 Yuan (INR 13,400 approx.). In India however, its price seems to be exactly the same as it was at launch, which is INR 14,999.

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Is Honor 8X Better Than Redmi Note 7 Pro?

The Redmi Note 7 Pro can be had in two storage configurations, both of which cost INR 1,000 less when compared to the same storage setups on the Honor 8X. Despite its lower price, the Note 7 Pro indeed offers quite a few upgrades over the 8X.

The most significant upgrade is with the phones’ performance. The Note 7 pro gets a Snapdragon 675 chipset as opposed to the Honor 8X which comes with a Kirin 710 SoC. Benchmark results show how the former beats the latter across the board in both CPU and GPU tests.

The second aspect where the Note 7 pro takes the upper hand is with its battery life. The phone comes with a 4000mAH battery that tops up over a USB type-C port and supports 18W fast charging. Meanwhile, the Honor 8X gets a 3750mAh battery that supports just 10W charging over the outdated microUSB standard.

Imaging is another department where the Redmi Note 7 Pro takes a slight edge over its competitor. On the back of the phone, you will find a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor paired with a 5MP depth sensor. This setup is capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps. Meanwhile, the Honor 8X’s 20MP +2MP rear camera setup is only capable of recording Full HD resolution videos at 60fps.

With that said, it is not like Honor 8X completely falls short. It has a larger 6.5-inch FHD+ LCD with a noticeably better screen to body ratio compared to the Note 7 Pros 6.3-inch screen within a similarly sized chassis. The 8X also gets a 16MP selfie camera while the Note 7 Pro only has a 13MP front shooter. The phone also makes use a triple card tray, while the Note 7 Pro offers a hybrid card slot.

With everything considered, the Note 7 Pro is easily the better option of the two. However, the phone is tough to come by considering all past flash sales have ended within seconds. If you are in urgent need of a good alternative, the Honor 8X can certainly fulfill your requirements.