Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mi Play vs Honor Play 8A smartphones' comparison - How they Play?

Honor Play 8A vs Mi Play comparison - Let's see how they play?

Honor has launched Honor Play 8A smartphone in China on January 10, 2019 and Xiaomi has launched Mi Play smartphone in China on December 24, 2018. Both the smartphones are powered by MediaTek Helio P35 processor and more or less similar features in them. So, let us see Mi Play vs Honor Play 8A specs comparison and how they play in real?

These two smartphones supposed to be in India as of now but no news yet from the respective brands as their expected launch date is postponed often. Both the brands have separate fan base as well. Most of them are expecting their launches in India soon. BTW, Xiaomi recently confirmed only about Redmi Note 7 phone's launches date on Feb 28, 2019. 

Please note that this is just specs comparison and not the hands-on comparison or speed test comparison etc.


MI Play phone is powered by MediaTek Helio P35, 2.3GHz octa-core processor and coupled with 4GB RAM whereas Honor Play 8A mobile is powered by MediaTek Helio P35, 2.3GHz octa-core processor and paired with 3GB RAM. So, we can expect slight starting price differences among.

The internal storage of MI Play starts from 64GB whereas Honor Play 8A starts from 32GB but both have an expandable memory option via microSD card. 

MI Play runs on Android Oreo and MIUI operating system whereas Honor Play 8A runs on latest Android Pie and EMUI OS. As far as the display size of the mobile phones are concerned, MI Play designed with 5.84-inch drop notch with 19:9 ratio whereas Honor Play 8A built with 6.9 inches drop notch 19:5. The resolution of these phones have slight changes, yes, MI Play comes with 1080 x 2280 pixels whereas Honor Play 8A comes with 1560 x 720 pixels.

As far as the cameras of these two phones are concerned, MI Play sport 12+2 megapixel AI dual rear cameras and 8 megapixel front shooter. On the other hand, Honor Play 8A sport 13 megapixel rear camera and 8 megapixel for selfie. We have to check various parameters on this like low light result or night mode result from these phones handy so that we can come to conclusion about the better one.

Both the mobile phones weigh 150 grams including battery and the battery of the MI Play is 3000mAh and Honor Play 8A is 3020mAh powered. Both the cell phones come with three different colors and you can choose as per your choice. 

These both could be the best smartphones and you may get the best deal around. They might be the best smartphones of mid-range in 2019. We try to stop our comparison between these two smartphones at the moment and we may cover about these two gadgets detail or review soon.

Xiaomi MI Play specifications:

Processor: MediaTek Helio P35, 2.3GHz octa-core
OS: Android 8.1, MIUI 10
RAM: 4GB 
ROM: 64GB storage
Display: 5.84-inch FHD+ water-drop notch, 19:9 ratio
Resolution: 1080 x 2280 pixels
Camera: 8MP front, 12+2 AI dual rear cams
Battery: 3000mAh 
Color: Black, Dream Blue and Twilight Gold
Weight: 150g

Xiaomi MI Play Price: Expected INR 9999 (starting variant). It may launch in India on Feb 28, 2019.

Honor Play 8A specifications:

Processor: MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765), Octa core, 2.3 GHz, Cortex A53
OS: Android Pie and MIUI based
RAM: 3GB
ROM: 32GB
Display: 6.9 inches
Resolution: 1560 x 720 pixels
Camera: 8 MP front, 13MP rear
Battery: 3020mAh
Color: Magic Night Black, Aurora Blue, Platinum Gold
Weight: 150g

Honor Play 8A price: Expected INR 8999 (starting variant). It may launch in India on March 20, 2019.

Tips: Both the phones have potential features to go with them and a decent price at the moment as well. These could be the best budget gaming smartphones.
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