comscore Honor 8C vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme U1: Price, specifications compared
News

Honor 8C vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme U1: Price, specifications compared

Honor 8C has an uphill battle in the form of Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Realme U1. Here is how they stack up against each other.

  • Published: November 29, 2018 12:29 PM IST
honor 8c vs redmi note 6 pro vs realme u1

Honor 8C, the newest budget device from the Chinese smartphone maker, is now official in India. The e-brand of Huawei launched the smartphone as the new addition to its budget and mid-range smartphone lineup in India. The smartphone joins Honor 8X as the second device in the Honor 8 series of devices, and will go on first sale exclusively via Amazon India and Honor’s online store starting December 10. Also Read - MIUI 13 design teased ahead of launch via latest MIUI File Manager update

Also Read - Mi 11 Lite first look: A OnePlus Nord CE competitor, is it?

Honor launched the Honor 8X last month, and has now added Honor 8C as well. The major difference being that Honor is using a Qualcomm chipset with the Honor 8C as opposed to using its own chipset. The smartphone will compete against Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Realme U1, the two smartphones that were launched only this month. If you are planning to buy a new smartphone before the end of this year then you have just too many options and we aim to simplify that option here. Also Read - Redmi Note 10 price in India hiked again: Check the new price here

Honor 8C vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme U1: Design and Display

All three devices feature a full display design, and sport a notched display as well. The design, which first appeared on smartphones last year, has become mainstream in just few months. Both the Redmi Note 6 Pro from Xiaomi as well as Honor 8C comes with metal unibody design. But the Realme U1 has a more striking design with polymer glass finish that gives it a translucent finish.

All the three devices are built to last and but considering the refresh cycle and the rate at which customers upgrade their devices, these smartphones should last till you replace them with a new one. At the front, all the three models get a similar display in terms of dimensions.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro and Honor 8C sport a 6.26-inch display while the Realme U1 has a fractionally larger display measuring at 6.3-inches. The Honor 8C’s display is at a disadvantage here since it uses an HD+ panel while the other two models offer a Full HD+ panel. The Realme U1 and Honor 8C also get a smaller notch designed in the shape of a teardrop while the Redmi Note 6 Pro has a wider notch design.

Honor 8C vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme U1: Specifications

The Realme U1 has the most interesting specifications of the pack since it is the world’s first device powered by MediaTek Helio P70 SoC. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is using the Snapdragon 636 chipset while Honor 8C gets Snapdragon 632 under the hood. The MediaTek Helio P70 is fabricated using a 12nm process while the Snapdragon 636 and Snapdragon 632 are based on 14nm process.

One thing needs to be taken into account is that MediaTek Helio P70 is a new chipset and would need some testing but Snapdragon 636 is a proven platform after seeing success on models like the Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

In terms of storage, the Honor 8C comes with 4GB of RAM and option for 32GB or 64GB internal storage. The Redmi Note 6 Pro also comes in two storage options of 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB standard storage. The Realme U1, on the other hand, comes with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

All the three devices support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, dual-SIM and 4G LTE. They run Android 8.1 Oreo with their respective customization, but it is not clear when they will actually get Android 9 Pie update. As far as battery is concerned, the Realme U1 packs a smaller 3,500mAh battery while the Redmi Note 6 Pro and Honor 8C both house a larger 4,000mAh battery.

Honor 8C vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme U1: Cameras

The imaging experience on a smartphone has been reaching a new standard with every passing year and this year, the mid-range smartphones have caught up in a big way to premium devices. The Redmi Note 6 Pro seems to have the most powerful camera setup of all the three devices. It gets a dual rear camera system with 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensor combination. The primary 12-megapixel camera supports dual-pixel autofocus and has wider f/1.9 aperture, resulting better composed images even in low-light.

The Realme U1 and Honor 8C have combination of 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel dual rear camera setup. They support usual models like portrait effect and beautification mode. However, Realme U1 beats Redmi Note 6 Pro and Honor 8C with its 25-megapixel front camera designed specifically for capturing selfies. The Redmi Note 6 Pro, on the other hand, has dual camera setup of 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel.

This allows for portrait mode images from the front camera as well and there is soft light flash for brighter pictures in low light scenario. The Honor 8C has a single 8-megapixel selfie camera.

Watch: Realme U1 First Look

Honor 8C vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme U1: Pricing

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is priced at Rs 13,999 for the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The higher variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 15,999 and it does seem to offer tremendous value for the features. The Realme U1 is priced at Rs 11,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and Rs 14,499 for the 4GB RAM variant, making it perfect for those looking for quality selfies. The Honor 8C is priced at Rs 11,999 for the 32GB storage model while the 64GB storage model is priced at Rs 12,999, which is a sweet spot in terms of pricing.

Features Honor 8C Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Realme U1
Display 6.26-inch HD+ 6.26-inch Full HD+ 6.3-inch Full HD+
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 632

octa-core

Qualcomm Snapdragon 626

octa-core

MediaTek Helio P70

octa-core

RAM 4GB 4GB/6GB 3GB/4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB

(expandable)

64GB

(expandable)

32GB/64GB

(expandable)

Rear Camera 13-megapixel +

2-megapixel

12-megapixel +

5-megapixel

13-megapixel +

2-megapixel

Front Camera 8-megapixel 20-megapixel +

2-megapixel

25-megapixel
Battery 4,000mAh 4,000mAh 3,500mAh
Connectivity 4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (upgradable) Android 8.1 Oreo (upgradable) Android 8.1 Oreo (upgradable)
Price Rs 11,999 (4GB/32GB)

Rs 12,999 (4GB/64GB)

Rs 13,999 (4GB/64GB)

Rs 15,999 (6GB/64GB)

Rs 11,999 (3GB/32GB)

Rs 14,499 (4GB/64GB)

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel. Also follow us on  Facebook Messenger for latest updates.
  • Published Date: November 29, 2018 12:29 PM IST


You Might be Interested

Honor 8C

11999

Android Oreo
Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core SoC
Dual - 13MP + 2MP
Realme U1

8999

Android 8.1 Oreo
MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core
Dual - 12MP + 2MP
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

13999

Android 8.1 Oreo
Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC
12MP + 5MP

new arrivals in india

Infinix Note 10 Pro
Infinix Note 10 Pro

16,999

Infinix Note 10
Infinix Note 10

10,999

Vivo Y73
Vivo Y73

20,990

OnePlus Nord CE 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 5G

22,999

iQOO Z3
iQOO Z3

19,990

Realme C25s
Realme C25s

9,999

Poco M3 Pro 5G
Poco M3 Pro 5G

13,999

Realme X7 Max 5G
Realme X7 Max 5G

26,999

Oppo F19
Oppo F19

18,990

Motorola Moto G40 Fusion
Motorola Moto G40 Fusion

13,999

POCO M2 Reloaded
POCO M2 Reloaded

9,499

OPPO A74 5G
OPPO A74 5G

17,990

Oppo A53s 5G
Oppo A53s 5G

14,990

Vivo V21 5G
Vivo V21 5G

29,990

Realme C25
Realme C25

9,499

Realme C21
Realme C21

7,999

Realme C20
Realme C20

6,799

Motorola Moto G60
Motorola Moto G60

17,999

iQOO 7
iQOO 7

31,990

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G

21,999

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

69,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G

39,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X
Xiaomi Mi 11X

29,999

Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F02s
Samsung Galaxy F02s

8,999

Samsung Galaxy F12
Samsung Galaxy F12

10,999

POCO X3 Pro
POCO X3 Pro

18,999

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

17,999

Realme 8
Realme 8

14,999

Vivo X60 Pro Plus
Vivo X60 Pro Plus

69,990

Vivo X60 Pro
Vivo X60 Pro

49,990

Vivo X60
Vivo X60

37,990

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

64,999

OnePlus 9R 5G
OnePlus 9R 5G

39,999

OnePlus 9 5G
OnePlus 9 5G

49,999

Samsung Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A72

34,999

Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy A52

26,499

Micromax In 1
Micromax In 1

10,499

Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5

49,999

Samsung Galaxy M12
Samsung Galaxy M12

10,999

Motorola Moto G30
Motorola Moto G30

10,999

Motorola Moto G10 Power
Motorola Moto G10 Power

9,999

Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G
Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G

25,990

Oppo F19 Pro
Oppo F19 Pro

21,490

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

18,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

15,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

11,999

Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A

8,999

Realme Narzo 30 Pro
Realme Narzo 30 Pro

16,999

Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5

7,199

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

23,999

Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12

12,999

Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.4

13,999

Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4

11,999

Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme X7 Pro 5G

29,999

Realme X7
Realme X7

19,999

Vivo Y31
Vivo Y31

16,490

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Tecno Spark 6 Go
Tecno Spark 6 Go

8,499

Vivo V20 2021
Vivo V20 2021

24,990

Vivo Y20A
Vivo Y20A

11,490

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G9 Power
Motorola Moto G9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G 5G

20,999

Vivo V20 Pro
Vivo V20 Pro

29,990

Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi 10T

35,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9i
Xiaomi Redmi 9i

8,299

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

39,999

Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10

9,999

Vivo V20 SE
Vivo V20 SE

20,990

Vivo V20
Vivo V20

24,990

Micromax In 1b
Micromax In 1b

6,999

Micromax In Note 1
Micromax In Note 1

10,999

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

42,999

Samsung Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy F41

15,499

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

1,29,900

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

1,19,900

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini

69,900

Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12

79,900

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

13,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

16,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

22,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Best Sellers