Just yesterday, Honor launched a new mid-range smartphone in India, the Honor 8X. It joins a list of interesting smartphones in the price point and we have already compared it with the Realme 2 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. But these aren’t the only devices, the Honor 8X has a fierce competition from the Xiaomi Mi A2 and the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 as well. So, let’s see how these three smartphones compete based on the price, specifications and features.
Price in India and availability
The Honor 8X will be available on Amazon India starting October 24. You will be able to choose between three variants – 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is the base model, is priced at Rs 14,999. Talking about the other two – 6GB RAM with 64GB storage is priced at Rs 16,999, and the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage model is priced at Rs 18,999.
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The Mi A2 from Xiaomi is priced at Rs 16,999, and it can be purchased from Mi.com/in and Amazon India. Lastly, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 from Asus will be available to purchase from Flipkart. There are three models – the base variant with 3GB RAM priced at Rs 10,999, the mid variant with 4GB RAM priced at Rs 12,999 and the top variant with 6GB RAM priced at Rs 14,999.
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Design and Display
The Honor 8X clearly stands out from the other two smartphones. It comes with front and back glass design. In fact, the back has a nice dual texture reflective finish, something that you don’t easily see on mid-range devices. The Mi A2 and Zenfone Max Pro M1, on the other hand, come with metal back, something that has now become common in this price range.
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Talking about display, all three smartphones flaunt a panel with Full HD+ resolution. The Mi A2 and Zenfone Max Pro M1, both feature 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The Honor 8X, comes with a slightly larger 6.5-inch panel with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Honor has done a good job with the phone design by trimming the bottom chin, which makes way for a bigger display in the same form factor.
All three smartphones come with dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity options. Under the hood, the Honor 8X is powered by a Kirin 710 octa-core SoC. It is paired with 4GB / 6GB RAM and 64GB / 128GB storage options. The Mi A2, is powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Lastly, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is powered by a Snapdragon 636 SoC paired with 3GB / 4GB / 6GB RAM, and 32GB / 64GB onboard storage options.
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To keep things ticking, the Honor 8X is equipped with a 3,750mAh battery, the Mi A2 comes with 3,000mAh battery, whereas the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a massive 5,000mAh battery. In the software department, all three smartphones come with Android 8.1 Oreo OS. The Honor phone comes with EMUI skin on top, whereas the Mi A2 and Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with Android One OS.
Dual cameras have more or less become a standard these days, especially on the mid-range smartphones, and these three phones are no different. On the Honor 8X, you get dual cameras, both on the front and the back. The setup includes a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor for portrait mode. Up front, you get a 16-megapixel snapper.
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In case of the Mi A2, you get a primary 12-megapixel sensor with wide-angle lens, and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor with a telephoto lens for 2X optical zoom and bokeh effects. Up front is a 20-megapixel selfie snapper. Lastly, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is equipped with a 13-megapixel primary camera and a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor. Up front is an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling.