Budget sub-brand vs budget sub-brand. The Honor 8X is already out and making good sales for its value. But will you be holding off until the Realme 2 Pro arrives coming at a slightly cheaper price tag?
Realme 2 Pro and Honor 8X Differences
Realme 2 Pro pros over Honor 8X
- smaller notch
- up to 2160p @ 30fps video recording
- Bluetooth 5.0
- up to 8GB RAM
Honor 8X pros over Realme 2 Pro
- glass and aluminum design
- Kirin 710
- up to 400GB microSD support
- 20MP + 2MP dual main camera
- 16MP wide selfie camera
- 3750mAh battery
Realme 2 Pro and Honor 8X Similarities
- 1080p resolution
- IPS LCD notched display
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- dedicated microSD slot
- starts at 4GB/64GB
- dual main camera setup
- single selfie camera
- microUSB 2.0
- headphone jack
- 10W charging
Which is a better buy between the Realme 2 Pro and Honor 8X?
From the outside, the Honor 8X easily stands out with its very reflective design complete with real glass and aluminum build. It does come with a notch but not as large as, say, example, the iPhone XR.
Expect intensive tasks to be handled better by the Kirin 710. Although the Honor 8X can go up to 6GB RAM, the Realme 2 Pro can even go further at 8GB should you wish for better multitasking experience.
The main camera of the Honor 8X featuring 20MP wide + 2MP depth sensor is better (on paper) compared to the 16MP + 2MP depth sensor of the Realme 2 Pro but video recording will go to the latter thanks to its 2160p support.
For the selfie camera, it’ll differ on post-processing of each brand but with the Honor 8X capturing more with its wide field-of-view.
Difference in battery is small but the Honor 8X still takes this one with its 3750mAh battery.
With the Realme 2 Pro expected to arrive at Php10,990, the Honor 8X is seemingly a better phone overall despite being a tad pricier at Php12,990.
|Specs||Realme 2 Pro||Honor 8X|
|Display||6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio||6.5-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 396ppi, 19.5:9 ratio|
|Dimensions||156.7 x 74 x 8.5 mm 174g||160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm , 175 g|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)||Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)|
|GPU||Adreno 512||Mali-G51 MP4|
|Memory||128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM + microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)||64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD, up to 400 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Main Camera||16 MP, f/1.7, 1/2.8″, 1.12µm, PDAF +|
2 MP, depth sensor
|20 MP, f/1,8, PDAF2 MP, depth sensor|
|Front Camera||16 MP, f/2.0||16 MP, f/2.0|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, microUSB 2.0, headphone jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE, microUSB 2.0, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery (10W charging)|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS OS 5.2||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2|
|Official Price||estimated at Php10,990||Php12,990 – 4GB/128GB|