Honor 9N vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

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  1. Digit-Brand

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    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and the new Honor 9N not only offer a similar set of specifications, but are also priced pretty close to one another. Let’s take a quick look at what the two phones have to offer.

    The Honor 9N features a dual-glass build with a metal frame sandwiched in the middle. The Xiaomi redmi Note 5 however, features a metal unibody design.

    The Xiaomi device features 5.99-inch FHD+ display with an 18:9 display aspect ratio and a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. Honor 9N on the other hand sports a slightly smaller 5.84-inch display with a 19:9 display aspect ratio and a 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution.

    The most prominent features of the display is the notch. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a more traditional display, the Honor 9N features a notch.

    In terms of camera, the Honor 9N features a dual-rear camera setup with a 13MP + 2MP configuration. The Redmi Note 5 features a single 12MP rear camera.

    Both smartphones are powered by mid-rage chipsets, which is to be expected considering the price point. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, while the Honor 9N is powered by a Kirin 659 SoC.

    In terms of battery, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 sports a large 4000mAh battery, while the Honor 9N makes do with a relatively modest 3000mAh unit.

    Honor 9N has three storage variants: 3GB+32GB at Rs. 11,999, 4GB+64GB at Rs. 13,999 and 4GB+128GB at Rs. 17,999. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 provides two versions: 3GB+32GB at Rs.9,999 and 4GB+64GB at Rs.11,999.

    So, which smartphone do you prefer? Are there any specific features that you like on each of the smartphones? Sound off below.

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    Neither. They are not VFM considering there is Zenfone Max Pro M1 at 11k and 13k.
    Kirin 659 on a >10k phone doesn't makes sense.
     
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    Yeah, Asus Zenfone Max Pro is a better choice for that price unless someone is looking for a compact phone, in which case Honor 9N can be considered.
     
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    Like mentioned above, good competitors at that price range+that skin and the notch is a deal breaker.
     
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    I don't like notch design.
     
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    The Honor 9N and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 may be similarly priced phones. However, their build and design are quite different.

    The Honor 9N sports a 2.5D glass at the front, while at the back, it features a glossy finish that features a 12-layer mirror finish. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 on the other hand, features a traditional metal unibody design.

    Both smartphones come with the new taller aspect ratio which allows device manufacturers to offer larger screen sizes while still being ergonomic.

    The biggest design difference in the design of the two smartphones has to be the inclusion of the notch. The Redmi Note 5 sports a more traditional display, while Honor has opted to include a notch in the display. This notch can be hidden by the user if they want.

    There is also a slight difference in the thickness of the two devices. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is 8.05mm thick, the Honor 9N is thinner at 7.7mm.

    The Honor 9N is available in two colour variants - Black and Blue.

    The Redmi Note 5 on the other hand, offer a greater variety. It is available in four colour variants - Black, Gold, Lake Blue and Rose Gold.

    So, which smartphone do you think offers the better design? Do you prefer glossy looks of the Honor 9N or the metal unibody design of the Redmi Note 5? Let your thoughts be known below.

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    Design wise honor no doubts except that notch and skin.
     
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    Love the beautiful glass on Honor 9N.
     
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    Nobody does.
     
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    It isn't a skin, its a mutilated version of android.
     
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    RN5 for metal build, better screen without notch and unlockable bootloader.
     
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    I would buy Honor phone if they remove notch and honor ui and make fast charging like oneplus.
     
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    Note is much sturdy having a unibody design, Honor, on the other hand, can have much better signal connectivity due to glass back!
     
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    Well, that depends on personal preference whether they prefer notch or not!
     
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    Well, the design is compact in honor
     
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    Design wise I'll go with Honor 9N, but in the end, what're inside matters and EMUI downgrades it all!
     
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    I would go with honor 9N for its beautiful design.Notch doesn't matters to me
     
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    The Honor 9N as well as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 offer a taller aspect ratio. However, the the display itself on the two devices is quite different.

    The Honor 9N features a reasonably large 5.84-inch display. However, the Redmi Note 5 tops that with a slightly larger 5.99-inch display.

    The Honor 9N offers an aspect ratio of 19:9 with Full HD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. This is slightly more than the 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution offered by the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

    Due to its larger size and slightly lower pixel count, the Redmi Note 5 offers a slightly lower pixel density of 403 ppi as compared to the 432 ppi offered by the Honor 9N.

    Of course, the most notable difference between the display on the two phones is the inclusion of a notch. The Honor 9N has it, but the Redmi Note 5 does not.

    The notch on the 9N may not appeal to everyone’s taste, but it does help offer a higher screen-to-body ratio.

    So, which display do you think is better? Is the inclusion of the notch reason enough for you to choose one over the other?

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    I think Honor 9N display is better!
     
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    But without a notch, the phone looks cool too. Increasing the screen to body ratio mean nothing when it cut some part. Your way of saying traditional display still makes worthy.
     
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