It’s been quite a long time since Huawei and Xiaomi have brought out two analogous smartphones i.e. Honor 7 and Mi 4i. Even though, lots of people have bought these two mobiles and embraced their reviews, yet, this is really hard to settle on if Honor 7 is more preferable or the other one. This contradiction takes place since these two are very comparable mobiles with regards to features – there are few distinctions though. Certainly, you will find a contrast between prices of both mobiles, yet, the functions are quite identical.
Body & Dimension
Both of the mobiles come with same USB port and the position is same. However, there is a difference in terms of speaker placement. You can find the mobile speaker on the backside of Xiaomi Mi 4i. But, the speaker of Honor 7 are placed on both sides of the USB port. Apart from this particular difference, you cannot find any other placement related difference in both of them.
Anyway, the dimension of Xiaomi Mi 4i is 138.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm and the dimension of Honor 7 is 143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm. in simple words, you cannot find a big difference. But, the main difference is the weight. Mi 4i is lighter than Honor 7. On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi 4i comes with plastic body but Honor 7 has metal body. This is where Honor 7 excels.
Even when Xiaomi Mi 4i has smaller screen that Honor 7, yet the display quality of Mi 4i is much better than Honor 7. This is because of having IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. At the same time, Honor 7 has IPS NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen. In the high sunlight, Xiaomi users haven’t faced any problem. But, Honor 7 users have claimed some issues. In terms of protection, Xiaomi excels because it has Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is not present in Huawei side. Overall impression of Xiaomi Mi 4i is better than Honor 7.
Chipset, CPU and RAM
Although, the clock speed of Honor 7 is more than Xiaomi Mi 4i. Xiaomi 4i comes with Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 and Honor 7 comes with HiSilicon Kirin 935. Although, Xiaomi claimed that their mobile provides better performance, yet that is not 100% true. Obviously, you won’t get much problems with low-end games, but some people claimed that their mobiles stuck while playing some high end games. This is simply because of having low clock speed and lower RAM. Mi 4i comes with 2GB of RAM but, Honor 7 has 3G of RAM. More RAM, more clock speed and better performance. All these things make this smartphone popular.
This is quite difficult to find any difference in both cameras in sunlight. However, Honor 7 performs better than Xiaomi Mi 4i. Although, the color production is better on Mi 4i, yet, the Huawei side’s overall performance is much better than other one. In low light area, you can find the actual difference because HDR is always “ON” on Xiaomi Mi 4i. In simple words, the 20MP camera of Honor 7 functions better than the 13MP rear camera of Xiaomi Mi 4i. As usual, you can find a difference in image resolution as well. Mi 4i comes with 4128 x 3096 pixels and on the other hand, Honor has a resolution of 5152 x 3888 pixels. Not only the rear camera, but also the front camera of Honor 7 is better than Mi 4i. An 8MP camera in available on Honor 7, when you will get 5MP camera in front of Xiaomi Mi 4i.
Apart from these, you can find several slight differences in different features. For example, the battery of both mobiles are almost same. Obviously, the more powered battery performance better.
Therefore, the last thing is price. When your budget is low but you want great features, Xiaomi Mi 4i can help you out. However, when your budget is $150 more than previous budget, Honor 7 would be a better choice.