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Honor 8X vs Realme 2 Pro Comparison – How do they differ?

Honor 8X vs Realme 2 Pro Back

Honor has recently launched the Honor 8X, in India. The Honor 8X, which is a successor to the Honor 7X comes with improved internals and new design. Realme who recently separated from OPPO has launched the Realme 2 Pro. The Realme 2 Pro packs in a Snapdragon SOC that is usually used in the sub 25k smartphones. So, how does the Honor 8X fair against the Realme 2 Pro? What similarities or dissimilarties do the two phones share? Let us find out through a quick specification comparison.

Honor 8X vs Realme 2 Pro

Design & Display

The Honor 8X comes with a glass sandwich design, whereas the Realme 2 Pro has a glass-like back. Yes, you read that correct, the phone has a glass-like back which uses glossy plastic to give that glass-like look. Although the Realme 2 Pro comes in attractive colored backs, the Honor 8X’s dual tone finish back is more eye-catchy than the former.

Honor 8X vs Realme 2 Pro Front

The Honor 8X comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels, while the Realme 2 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. Both the phones use IPS LCD panels that have a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The smaller screen size on the Realme 2 Pro results in a higher pixel density of 409 PPI over the 396 PPI pixel-dense screen of the Honor 8X.

Processor, RAM & Storage

Both the phones use processors from different chipset makers. The Honor 8X opts for the homegrown HiSilicon Kirin 710 SOC, while the Realme 2 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 660 SOC. For graphics, the Kirin SOC uses a Mali-G51 MP4 GPU while the Snapdragon counterpart ships with Adreno 512 GPU.

The RAM and Storage options on the Honor 8X include 4 GB RAM with 64 GB of internal storage and a 6 GB RAM with 128 GB storage. The Realme 2 Pro, on the other hand, comes in 4 GB RAM with 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM with 128 GB storage and an 8 GB RAM with 128 GB storage variants. Both the phones offer storage expansion option up to 256 GB using a microSD card.

Cameras

Similar to every smartphone these days, both the Honor 8X and the Realme 2 Pro come with dual rear cameras. The Honor 8X comes with a 20 MP primary camera with a f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 2 MP camera for capturing depth information for portrait and bokeh shots. To the front, there’s a 16 MP selfie shooter with a f/2.0 aperture that sits inside the notch.

Honor 8X vs Realme 2 Pro Camera

The Realme 2 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a 16 MP primary sensor which has a large f/1.7 lens attached to it, while the secondary camera is a 2 MP depth sensing unit similar to the Honor 8X. On the front, the notch houses a 16 MP selfie snapper with a f/2.0 aperture.

Battery

The Honor 8X comes with a 3750 mAh battery, and the Realme 2 Pro comes packed with a slightly smaller 3500 mAh battery. Sadly neither of the two phones come with support for fast charging.

Honor 8X vs Realme 2 Pro Notch

OS & Interface

The Honor 8 and the Realme 2 Pro ship with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with the company’s custom UI on top. The Honor 8X comes with Huawei’s EMUI 8.2 on top, while the Realme 2 Pro uses OPPO’s Color OS 5.2 OS.

Both UIs have an iOS-esque feel and look, with many customizations and gesture features packed for convenience. Also, the phones are highly doubtful of receiving the latest Android updates.

Honor 8X vs Realme 2 Pro Bottom

Pricing

The Honor 8X is priced at INR 14,999 for the 4 GB RAM variant, INR 16,999 for 6 GB RAM with 64 GB storage option and INR 18,999 for the 6 GB RAM variant. The Realme 2 Pro starts at INR 13,990 for the 4 GB RAM variant, INR 15,990 for the 6 GB RAM variant and INR 17,990 for the 8 GB RAM variant.

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