Honor Play vs Xiaomi Mi A2

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The Honor Play and the Xiaomi Mi A2 are the newest smartphones by Honor and Xiaomi respectively. The two devices are also pretty evenly priced. Let’s take a look at how the two devices fare in a specification comparison, starting off with the display.

The Honor sports a 6.3-inch display, which is larger than the 5.99-inch display offered by the Xiaomi Mi A2. This large size makes sense as the Honor Play is designed to be a gaming smartphones.

With a larger screen, a smaller portion of the display is covered up with your thumbs. Pretty useful if you don’t use a controller for gaming.

Both phones feature a taller display aspect ratio. In the case of the Honor Play, it is a 19:9 aspect ratio, while the Xiaomi offers a 18:9 aspect ratio. Both devices also offer an IPS LCD panel.

The Honor Play offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, while the display on the Xiaomi Mi A2 offers a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels.

So, do you prefer the large display, or a more compact one? What do you think is the ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to displays with the taller aspect ratio? Let your thoughts be known below.

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So, do you prefer the large display, or a more compact one? What do you think is the ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to displays with the taller aspect ratio? Let your thoughts be known below..
I prefer a compact phone in general & almost all phones on the market are big for me. In terms of display, I don't think either of them has a clear advantage, Mi A2 has no notch but has a bit big bezels whereas Honor Play has a bit big notch. Other parameters will come into play while choosing among one of them.
 

SilentAssassin

Broken In
As he said both of em are pretty bigger phones and honor play is a bit heavier. But honor play is really a good phone in this price segment which provides a bigger battery of 3750 mah, with a decent processor and GPU. Anyone who can't afford a gaming phone will surely love this.
 

Charchit Sharma

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So, do you prefer the large display, or a more compact one? What do you think is the ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to displays with the taller aspect ratio? Let your thoughts be known below.
I think both the phones are built well, honor has unibody metal design, solid, and reassuring. Xiaomi is more compact than the honor well being a Gaming phone that's ok to have a large screen, but I'll go with a compact phone for my daily driver. The Honor play sold out in 20sec on Amazon that's something but Honor if you gonna hold the market you need to have to change the way you try to bring phones in the Indian market.
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
Honor Play has better SoC than Mi A2 but it still has notch and EMUI which shouldn't have been there in the first place. :confused:

Please take consumer feedback only if Honor wants to improve and not get treated like an Apple wannabe.
 

SaiyanGoku

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The Honor Play offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, while the display on the Xiaomi Mi A2 offers a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels.

So, do you prefer the large display, or a more compact one? What do you think is the ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to displays with the taller aspect ratio? Let your thoughts be known below.
What is the area of pixels removed because of the notch? How is it truly 2340x1080 then?
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
I prefer a compact phone in general & almost all phones on the market are big for me. In terms of display, I don't think either of them has a clear advantage, Mi A2 has no notch but has a bit big bezels whereas Honor Play has a bit big notch. Other parameters will come into play while choosing among one of them.
Those bezels would help in holding the phone properly while gaming.
 
People in China do like iOS like UI. EMUI isn't that bad, I would say its optimized (check 7X vs A1 speed tests) & people do ask for features like dual apps in India & China, so EMUI makes more sense compared to stock. Parallel space isn't a perfect alternative to OS implemented one.
 

SaiyanGoku

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People in China do like iOS like UI. EMUI isn't that bad, I would say its optimized (check 7X vs A1 speed tests) & people do ask for features like dual apps in India & China, so EMUI makes more sense compared to stock. Parallel space isn't a perfect alternative to OS implemented one.
They don't need to mutilate android to give those additional functionalities.
 
I want to buy Honor Play but EMUI is holding me back. I don't want to get migraine by using EMUI everyday.
You won't get it.

Honor 4X was running EMUI fine back in its days. So it is optimized, just check some Honor Play vs Mi A2 speed tests, Play shouldn't be much far behind (if it is).

Regarding lags in long run, I didn't observe it in my mother's 4X even after 2 years. Maybe find some long-term Honor 7X or Mate 9 review.
 
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The Honor Play and the Xiaomi Mi A2 are both pretty impressive devices when it comes to performance. However, the two are quite different from each other.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. This chipset features eight Kryo 260 cores grouped in two clusters of four cores each.

The Honor Play is powered by a Kirin 970 SoC, which is also an octa-core chipset. However, this sports four Cortex A73 cores and four Cortex A53 cores.

In terms of graphics, the Snapdragon 660 sports an Adreno 512, while the Kirin 970 packs a Mali-G72 MP12.

The Honor Play gets the edge here, which makes sense considering the phone is aimed the gaming audience. As any gamer knows, performance does matter.

On top of this, The Honor Play also comes with the company’s GPU Turbo tech which is said to improve performance, while reducing power consumption. A win-win situation.

Besides GPU Turbo, users also get to enjoy other gaming-centric features like 4D Smart Shock and 3D Surround Sound.

So, do you play a lot of games on your phone? How important is performance when you are buying a new smartphone? Let your thoughts be known below.

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The Honor Play and the Xiaomi Mi A2 are the newest smartphones by Honor and Xiaomi respectively. The two devices are also pretty evenly priced. Let’s take a look at how the two devices fare in a specification comparison, starting off with the display.

The Honor sports a 6.3-inch display, which is larger than the 5.99-inch display offered by the Xiaomi Mi A2. This large size makes sense as the Honor Play is designed to be a gaming smartphones.

With a larger screen, a smaller portion of the display is covered up with your thumbs. Pretty useful if you don’t use a controller for gaming.

Both phones feature a taller display aspect ratio. In the case of the Honor Play, it is a 19:9 aspect ratio, while the Xiaomi offers a 18:9 aspect ratio. Both devices also offer an IPS LCD panel.

The Honor Play offers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, while the display on the Xiaomi Mi A2 offers a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels.

So, do you prefer the large display, or a more compact one? What do you think is the ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to displays with the taller aspect ratio? Let your thoughts be known below.

Like we said earlier, post your comments and stand to win an Honor 10 worth ₹33K and up to ₹70,000 PayTM money. For more info, check here in a new tab for more details.

More the merrier in case of screen size but I guess 18:9 ratio is just fine, around 6 inches. If it can be QWHD then super great. You gotta let go of that notch though. Coming to OS, please switch to stock or develop something like Samsung Experience.


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The Honor Play and the Xiaomi Mi A2 are both pretty impressive devices when it comes to performance. However, the two are quite different from each other.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. This chipset features eight Kryo 260 cores grouped in two clusters of four cores each.

The Honor Play is powered by a Kirin 970 SoC, which is also an octa-core chipset. However, this sports four Cortex A73 cores and four Cortex A53 cores.

In terms of graphics, the Snapdragon 660 sports an Adreno 512, while the Kirin 970 packs a Mali-G72 MP12.

The Honor Play gets the edge here, which makes sense considering the phone is aimed the gaming audience. As any gamer knows, performance does matter.

On top of this, The Honor Play also comes with the company’s GPU Turbo tech which is said to improve performance, while reducing power consumption. A win-win situation.

Besides GPU Turbo, users also get to enjoy other gaming-centric features like 4D Smart Shock and 3D Surround Sound.

So, do you play a lot of games on your phone? How important is performance when you are buying a new smartphone? Let your thoughts be known below.

Like we said earlier, post your comments and stand to win an Honor 10 worth ₹33K and up to ₹70,000 PayTM money. For more info, check here in a new tab for more details.

Coming to performance, personally for me it is the deciding factor while deciding a phone and then comes the number of notchless screen and OS. Honor phones are powerful and even SD know it, this is why the next iteration of SD will have a AI and that neuro thing(can't recall that exact word) but due to your OS, notch and locking of bootloader many users are not happy. You are giving strict competition to Samsung in terms of design and back body though.
 
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