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Honor 10 Lite vs Redmi Note 7 Specs Comparison

Honor 10 Lite and Redmi Note 7 are two highly anticipated bang-for-the-buck mid-range smartphones at the start of this year.
Honor 10 Lite vs Redmi Note 7 Specs Comparison
Honor 10 Lite vs Redmi Note 7

Honor 10 Lite is the company's more affordable yet still capable sibling of the Honor 8X. It is also one of the few with GPU Turbo 2.0, AIS Super Night Mode, and a 24MP f/2.0 AI selfie shooter at this price point.

On the other hand, Redmi Note 7 is the talk of the town for a reason. It is the most affordable with a 48MP Samsung sensor and Quick Charge 4+ support. In addition, it has USB-C port and an AK 98937 Smart PA.

Honor 10 Lite vs Redmi Note 7 Specs Comparison

DeviceHonor 10 LiteRedmi Note 7
Display6.21-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 415 ppi6.3-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi
2.2GHz 64-bit Kirin 710 octa-core processor
2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core processor
GPUMali-G51 MP4 w/ GPU Turbo 2.0Adreno 512
ROM32GB/64GB/128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 400GB32GB/64GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB
Back Camera13MP f/1.8 + 2MP w/ PDAF, Master AI, and LED flash48MP f/1.8 Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 + 5MP w/ PDAF, EIS, and LED flash
Selfie Camera24MP f/2.0 w/ AI face beauty13MP
4,000mAh w/ Quick Charge 4+
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie w/ EMUI 9.0
Android 9.0 Pie w/ MIUI 10
WiFi 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, HWA, aptX, and aptX HD, FM Radio, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM (hybrid)
WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)
SensorsAccelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, sound, magnetic
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock, Colors: midnight black, white, gradient blue, gradient red
Fingerprint sensor, IR blaster, USB-C, AK 98937 Smart PA, Colors: black, blue, purple
Dimensions154.8 x 73.64 x 7.95 mm159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1 mm
162 g
186 g
PricePHP 10,990 64GB (PHP 9,990 sale price), PHP 9,990 32GB (PHP 8,990 sale price)

The better bang-for-the-buck phone is?

Build/Design - Both phones have glossy and gradient looking back cover. Honor 10 Lite uses plastic while Redmi is glass. The frame of Redmi is metal while Honor 10 Lite is plastic again.
Honor 10 Lite
Honor 10 Lite

In front, the two smartphones are equipped with a tall 19:5:9 screen aspect ratio and a waterdrop-like notch. Honor 10 Lite has the slimmer bezels and higher over 90 percent of screen-to-body ratio. On the other hand, Redmi has 84 percent of screen-to-body ratio.

Looks are subjective, but the advantage in build goes with Redmi. The advantage in looks goes to Honor 10 Lite.
Redmi Note 7
Redmi Note 7

Display - Honor 10 Lite's screen is smaller than the Redmi Note 7. Both loads with 2340 x 1080 FHD+ resolution and can deliver crisp looking images. Honor 10 Lite's pixel density is a bit better. Bezels are also slimmer. It is still hard to pick between the two in this category though.

Specs - A close match! Honor 10 Lite loads with the 12nm Kirin 710 AI octa-core chipset while the Redmi Note 7 has the 14nm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor. The CPU advantage goes to Honor while the new Redmi phone is ahead in the GPU department for gaming.

In GPU Turbo 2.0 supported games, gaming performance should be identical. The base storage of Honor is bigger than the Redmi. Both comes with up to 6GB of RAM.

Note: Honor 10 Lite in the Philippines only has 3GB of RAM.

The battery capacity of Redmi is bigger at 4,000mAh. It also has the faster Quick Charge 4+ fast charging support.

Cameras - Honor 10 Lite has an impressive dual-camera setup. It features a 13MP f/1.8 + 2MP w/ PDAF, Master AI, and LED flash. It even has an AIS handheld night mode feature that will allow users to take great low light photos.

But, it is evident that the Redmi Note 7 has the more appealing camera on paper. It has the 48MP Samsung sensor with pixel binning technology and Xiaomi's own version of the Huawei night mode.

For selfies, I will pick the Honor 10 Lite with a 24MP front facing camera.

Other features - Both are equipped with a lot of features at this price point. I just like the Redmi Note 7 a bit better as it comes with a USB-C port, IR blaster, and an AK 98937 Smart PA for better audio quality.

Honor 10 Lite advantages - Higher screen-to-body ratio, slightly better CPU, bigger base storage, 24MP selfie camera
Redmi Note 7 - More premium construction, slightly better GPU, bigger battery capacity, USB-C charging, 48MP camera, IR blaster, an a dedicated audio chip.

Our thoughts

It was a seesaw battle between the two. Honor 10 Lite is ahead in some segments and the Redmi Note 7 is up in some parts.

If you want a phone with higher screen ratio, slightly faster CPU, an larger 24MP selfie camera, go for the Honor 10 Lite.

If you want a device with a slightly better GPU for gaming, bigger battery capacity, USB-C, and 48MP main camera, go for Redmi Note 7.

See also: Honor 10 Lite with affordable price tag goes official in the Philippines

Redmi Note 7 could be available in the Philippines early this year.

Most likely, we will do an actual comparison between the two for our final judgement.

Who are you picking?
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