Honor 9N vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs Moto G6: Price in India, Specifications Compared

Honor 9N vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs Moto G6: Price in India, Specifications Compared

The Honor 9N price in India starts at Rs. 11,999

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Honor 9N is the thinnest and lightest of the lot
  • The smartphone is available in three variants in India
  • The Honor 9N houses the Kirin 659 SoC

Honor 9N smartphone has been launched as yet another competitor in the burgeoning affordable segment of the Indian smartphone market. The key feature of Honor 9N are the ‘Notch FullView’ display, referring to the display notch, and the bezel-less display design with a 19:9 aspect ratio, a 12-layer premium glass design, and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The company at the launch event announced the smartphone will be ‘Made in India’, and we already knew that the smartphone will be sold exclusively on Flipkart. We pit the Honor 9N with its competition, including Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, and the Moto G6 to see which one fares better on paper.

Honor 9N vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs Moto G6 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro Price

The Honor 9N (2018) price in India has been set at Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 17,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. The smartphone will go on sale from 12pm IST on July 31 via Flipkart and the HiHonorStore. It will be made available in Lavender Purple, Robin Egg Blue, Midnight Black, and Sapphire Blue. Launch offers include a Reliance Jio cashback offer, with Rs. 2,200 cashback, 100GB additional data, and Rs. 1,200 Myntra voucher.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is priced in India at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant as well, and Rs. 16,999 has been set for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model. Available in Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold colour options, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is available via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores.

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, on the other hand, is priced in India at Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model and Rs. 12,999 for the model that comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage. Launched in Midnight Black and Grey colour options, the smartphone is available exclusively via Flipkart. A 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage version was also announced at the India launch event but is yet to make its way to India. The variant is priced at Rs. 14,999.

Finally, the Moto G6 price in India is set at Rs. 13,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB onboard storage variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage model. The smartphone will be available in an Indigo Black colour variant across Moto Hub offline stores, but online exclusively via Amazon India.

Honor 9N vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs Moto G6 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro specifications

All the phones support dual-SIM (Nano + Nano) slots, and run different versions of Android. While the Asus ZenFone Max Pro 1 and the Moto G6 sport pure Android Oreo operating system, the Honor 9N has a customised EMUI 8.0 skin on top, and the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a customised MIUI 9 skin on top. The Honor 9N is the lightest of the lot weighing at 157 grams, while the Moto G6 comes in second at 167 grams. Asus and Xiaomi phones weigh almost the same at 180 grams and 181 grams respectively. The Honor 9N is also the thinnest at 7.70mm, while Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is the thickest at 8.46mm.

Only the Honor 9N sports a display notch, but even then the display size is larger on the Asus and Xiaomi phones at 5.99-inch. The Honor 9N, in comparison, sports a slightly smaller 5.84-inch display, and the Moto G6 sports a 5.7-inch display. Apart from Honor, all the other smartphones go for Qualcomm chipsets, with Asus and Xiaomi sticking to Snapdragon 636 SoC, and Moto G6 sports a Snapdragon 450 SoC. The Honor 9N houses Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC. While up to 6GB RAM option is offered only by the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Honor 9N offers up to 128GB inbuilt storage options. All the phones offer microSD card slots for further memory expansion.

All the four phones sport a dual camera setup as well. The Honor 9N features a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, alongside an LED flash. The camera also comes with PDAF and supports features such as HDR, time-lapse, and burst mode. On the front, there is a 16-megapixel sensor that works with a beauty mode. The ZenFone Max Pro M1 sports a 13-megapixel primary Omnivision sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensing sensor. The front of the smartphone gets an 8-megapixel selfie sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5P lens. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, sports a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, both accompanied by an LED flash. The selfie camera gets a 20-megapixel sensor with an LED selfie light and Beautify 4.0. Lastly, the Moto G6 bears a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor, combined with f/1.8 aperture. The rear camera comes with features such as a Portrait Mode, Text Scanner mode, and a Spot Color mode. On the front, the smartphone gets a 16-megapixel sensor with beautification capabilities and group selfie mode.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 wins in the battery department and it packs a 5,000mAh battery, while the Honor 9N sports the least with a 3,000mAh battery.

Honor 9N vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs Moto G6 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Conclusion
The Honor 9N has some tough competition in the Indian market, with Xiaomi, Asus, and Moto counterparts fighting well on paper. Huawei’s device falls particularly short in the battery departments however it is the lightest and thinnest of the lot. The Honor 9N is also the only device with a display notch, and if that suits your fancy, then you can give it a thought.

HONOR 9N VS ASUS ZENFONE MAX PRO M1 VS MOTO G6 VS REDMI NOTE 5 PRO COMPARISON

Honor 9N

Honor 9N
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Moto G6

Moto G6
Redmi Note 5 Pro

Redmi Note 5 Pro
 Rs.10,999

Buy

 Rs.13,166*

Buy

 Rs.15,999*

Buy

 Rs.13,999

Buy

 Rs.14,499

Buy

Ratings
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
GENERAL
Release date June 2018 April 2018 April 2018 February 2018
Dimensions (mm) 149.20 x 71.80 x 7.70 159.00 x 76.00 x 8.46 154.50 x 72.30 x 8.30 158.60 x 75.40 x 8.05
Weight (g) 152.00 180.00 167.00 181.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000 5000 3000 4000
Colours Magic Night Black, Charm Sea Blue, Jade Green and Dream Purple Midnight Black, Grey Indigo Black Black, Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold
Removable battery No No
SAR value 1.19
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 5.84 5.99 5.70 5.99
Resolution 1080×2280 pixels 1080×2160 pixels 1080×2160 pixels 1080×2160 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 432
HARDWARE
Processor 2.36GHz octa-core octa-core 1.8GHz octa-core 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make HiSilicon Kirin 659 Snapdragon 636 Snapdragon 450 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 3GB 3GB 4GB 4GB
Internal storage 32GB 32GB 64GB 64GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256 2000 128 128
CAMERA
Rear camera 13-megapixel 13-megapixel 12-megapixel 12-megapixel
Rear Flash LED Yes Dual LED LED
Front camera 16-megapixel 8-megapixel 16-megapixel 20-megapixel
Front Flash Yes Yes LED
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 8.0 Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo Android 7.1.1
Skin EMUI 8.0 MIUI 9
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 5.00
Number of SIMs 2 2 2 2
NFC Yes No
USB OTG Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
SENSORS
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Honor 9N

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  • Battery Life
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  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Compact and well built
  • Sleek design
  • Vivid display
  • Bad
  • Battery life could be better
  • Average cameras
  • Middling performance
  • Software bloat
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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1

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Rs.10,999
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  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good looks and construction quality
  • Vibrant screen
  • Great performance
  • Decent cameras
  • Excellent value for money
  • Bad
  • Relatively disappointing battery life
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Moto G6

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  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Gorgeous design
  • Compact and well-built
  • Clean and feature-laden software package
  • Bad
  • Average cameras
  • Facial recognition is slow and inaccurate
Redmi Note 5 Pro

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Rs.15,999
Buy
  • REVIEW
  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Bright and vivid display
  • Good build quality
  • Competent cameras
  • Great value
  • Bad
  • Fast charger not bundled
  • Lacks USB Type-C
  • Preinstalled bloatware
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