Honor 8X vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Price in India, Specifications Compared

Honor 8X vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Price in India, Specifications Compared

Honor 8X will compete with the likes of Redmi Note 5 Pro, Realme 2 Pro, and Nokia 6.1 Plus

  • Honor 8X price in India starts at Rs. 14,999
  • The smartphone goes on sale from October 24 on Amazon India
  • Honor 8X sports a display notch, dual camera setup at the back

After announcing it in China last month, Huawei sub-brand Honor has now launched the Honor 8X smartphone in the Indian market. The smartphone sports a premium look, glass-finish back, dual camera setup, a display notch, and supports the company's GPU Turbo Technology. At its [price point]https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/honor-8x-price-14999-india-launch-specifications-features-1932819), the Honor 8X is set to compete with a host of smartphones in the Indian smartphone segment. Honor will face stiff competition from companies like Xiaomi, Realme](https://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/realme-phones), and Nokia in the fiercely contested mid-range segment.

Before it goes on sale on October 24 via Amazon India, we pit the Honor 8X (4GB RAM + 64GB Storage) with the Redmi Note 5 Pro (4GB RAM + 64GB Storage), Realme 2 Pro (4GB RAM + 64GB Storage), and Nokia 6.1 Plus (4GB RAM + 64GB Storage) to see how it fares on paper. Of course we will have a comprehensive review of the smartphone coming up soon, so stay tuned for that as well.

Honor 8X vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus price in India

Starting with the newly launched Honor 8X, the smartphone is priced in India starting at Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option, and it will go on sale exclusively via Amazon India from October 24 onwards. The smartphone will be available in Black, Red, and Blue colour options.

Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched in the country priced at Rs. 13,999, but it was later raised to Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant. Colour options for the smartphone are Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold, and it is sold across Flipkart and Mi.com.

Redmi Note 5 Pro Review

Comparatively, the price in India of Nokia 6.1 Plus is Rs. 15,999 for the sole 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option. It comes in Gloss Black, Gloss White, and Gloss Midnight Blue colour options, and is sold via Flipkart and Nokia online store.

Nokia 6.1 Plus Review

Lastly, the Realme 2 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 13,990 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model, and is the cheapest of this lot. The smartphone comes in three colour variants - Black Sea, Blue Ocean, and Ice Lake, and is sold exclusively via Flipkart.

Realme 2 Pro Review

Honor 8X vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus specifications

All the phones support dual-SIM slots and run on Android 8.1 Oreo with customised skins on top, except for the Nokia 6.1 Plus which delivers the stock Android experience, and is also a part of the Android One program.

The Honor 8X sports the largest 6.5-inch display, with the Realme 2 Pro coming in second with a 6.3-inch, and the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Nokia 6.1 Plus following suit with a 5.99-inch and 5.8-inch displays respectively. All the panels have full-HD resolution, and only the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the only one that doesn't sport a notch.

The Xiaomi and Nokia phones are powered by the Snapdragon 636 processor, the Realme 2 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, while the Honor 8X is powered by the HiSilicon Kiron 710 processor. At the price point, all phones offer 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, however other RAM and storage options are offered by the companies at a slightly higher price tag. The Nokia 6.1 Plus offers only one RAM + storage model. Expansion of storage is supported on all phones via microSD card slot (up to 256GB).

Coming to the optics, all the phones sport a rear dual camera setup and one selfie sensor. The Honor 8X comes with one 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and fixed focus. The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel monochrome sensor, with a 16-megapixel sensor at the front. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, sports one 12-megapixel primary sensor, a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 20-megapixel selfie camera sensor with a LED flash. Lastly, the Realme 2 Pro bears a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor, and houses a 16-megapixel front sensor as well.

The largest battery is found on the Redmi Note 5 Pro at 4,000mAh, and the Honor 8X comes in second at 3,750mAh, followed by the Realme 2 Pro and Nokia 6.1 Plus at 3,500mAh and 3,060mAh respectively.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is also the heaviest at 181 grams, and the lightest is the Nokia 6.1 Plus at 151 grams. The Honor 8X is the thinnest at 7.8mm, while the Nokia 6.1 Plus is the thickest at 8.59mm. All the phones also support 3.5mm audio jack.

Realme 2 Pro vs Honor 8X vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Redmi Note 5 Pro comparison
  Realme 2 Pro Honor 8X Nokia 6.1 Plus Redmi Note 5 Pro
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
Model2 Pro8X6.1 PlusRedmi Note 5 Pro
Release dateSeptember 2018September 2018July 2018February 2018
Launched in IndiaYes-YesYes
Body typePolycarbonate--Metal
Dimensions (mm)156.70 x 74.00 x 8.50160.40 x 76.60 x 7.80147.20 x 70.98 x 8.59158.60 x 75.40 x 8.05
Weight (g)174.00175.00151.00181.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3500375030604000
Removable batteryNo--No
Wireless chargingNo---
ColoursIce Lake, Blue Ocean, Black SeaBlack, BlueGloss White, Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss BlackBlack, Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold
SAR value0.83--1.19
Screen size (inches)6.306.505.805.99
Resolution1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels1080x2280 pixels1080x2160 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass-Gorilla GlassGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio19.5:919.5:919:918:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)409396--
Processor1.8GHz octa-core2.2GHz octa-coreocta-core1.8GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 660HiSilicon Kirin 710Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Internal storage128GB64GB64GB64GB
Expandable storageYesYesYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSDmicroSDmicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)256256400128
Dedicated microSD slotYes---
Rear camera16-megapixel (f/1.7) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)20-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel16-megapixel (f/2.0) + 5-megapixel12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron) + 5-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)
Rear autofocusYesPhase detection autofocus-Phase detection autofocus
Rear flashYes-Dual LEDLED
Front camera16-megapixel (f/2.0)16-megapixel (f/2.0)16-megapixel (f/2.0)20-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.0-micron)
Front flash---LED
Operating systemAndroid 8.1Android 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1Android 7.1.1
SkinColorOS 5.2EMUI 8.2-MIUI 9
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes, v 4.20Yes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00
Number of SIMs2222
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes---
Wi-Fi Direct-No-Yes
USB Type-C--Yes-
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)---No
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYesYes
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYesYesYes
Face unlockYes--Yes
Fingerprint sensorYesYes-Yes
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYesYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYesYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYesYesYes
3D face recognition---No
Temperature sensor---No
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Premium design
  • Good performance
  • Good value for money
  • Bad
  • Relatively bulky and difficult to handle
  • Average cameras
  • Lacks fast charging
Display 6.50-inch
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 20-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3750mAh
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Bright and vivid display
  • Good build quality
  • Competent cameras
  • Great value
  • Bad
  • Fast charger not bundled
  • Lacks USB Type-C
  • Preinstalled bloatware
Display 5.99-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Front Camera 20-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android 7.1.1
Resolution 1080x2160 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Android One and no software bloat
  • Sleek and compact
  • Vibrant display
  • Great performance
  • Bad
  • Low-light camera performance could be better
  • Fast charger not bundled
Display 5.80-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 3060mAh
OS Android 8.1
Resolution 1080x2280 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Solid build quality
  • Minuscule notch
  • Plenty of storage and RAM
  • Bright and lively display
  • Face recognition is quick
  • Bad
  • Laminated back scuffs easily
  • Average low-light camera performance
Display 6.30-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 3500mAh
OS Android 8.1
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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