The former Huawei’s sub-brand launched a new series of affordable phones with a brand new naming scheme. The advanced version of the lineup is the Honor Play 4T Pro which offers a pretty intriguing specs sheet at a very affordable price. But are their specifications enough to meet the demand and divert it from affordable devices from other Chinese brands such as Xiaomi and Realme? In order to establish it, we decided to compare Honor Play 4T Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6. We believe these are among the best options in the affordable price range for most of the users: if you want to know the pro and cons of each device, go ahead with this comparison.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm, 209 grams 162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm, 191 grams 157.4 x 73.2 x 7.8 mm, 165 grams
DISPLAY 6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 395 ppi, IPS LCD 6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 405 ppi, IPS LCD 6.3 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 418 ppi, OLED
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, octa-core 2.3 GHz Mediatek Helio G90T, octa-core 2.05 GHz Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 810, octa-core 2.27 GHz
MEMORY 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – nano memory card slot
SOFTWARE Android 10, MIUI Android 10, Realme UI Android 10, Magic UI
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
CAMERA Quad 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.2, f/2.4 and f/2.4
16 MP front camera Quad 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.3, f/2.4 and f/2.4
16 MP f/2.0 front camera Triple 48 + 8 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.4, and f/2.2
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
BATTERY 5020 mAh, fast charging 18W 4300 mAh, fast charging 30W 4000 mAh, fast charging 22.5W
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Dual SIM slot Dual SIM slot, splash resistant Dual SIM slot
Honor Play 4T Pro is not the most attractive device of the trio. It comes with a pretty big camera module on the rear side and, unlike Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6, it does not have a punch-hole display. But it is the most compact phone here, that is why a lot of people might still prefer it. When it comes to the look, at first glance, Realme 6 looks more beautiful. But it has a plastic body, while Redmi Note 9 Pro offers a more premium glass back. On the other hand, Redmi Note 9 Pro is the device with the biggest dimensions. This said, what would your choice be?
OLED displays are very hard to find in the price range of the Honor Play 4T Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6. But that is what you get with the Honor Play 4T Pro, despite its very affordable price. It offers an OLED display with deep blacks, vivid colors, and even an in-display fingerprint scanner. But Honor Play 4T Pro is also the device with the smallest panel: easier to use with one hand and to keep in a pocket, but less suitable for advanced usages such as productivity. Realme 6 has an IPS display, but it offers a high 90 Hz refresh rate, so it still remains a very interesting device in terms of display.
Specs & Software
The Kirin 810 SoC found on the Honor 4T Pro is a chipset offering better overall performance compared to Snapdragon 720G. Kirin 810 is even more efficient with its 7 nm production process. Still, a lot of people prefer the Snapdragon 720G due to the good reputation of Qualcomm’s chipset. Helio G90T is more or less at the same level as the Kirin 810, but it is less efficient since it is built at 12 nm. Honor Play 4T Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 run a customized version of Android 10, but the Honor Play 4T Pro does not get Google services.
The camera champion of this comparison is the Realme 6 Pro for a simple reason: it has a better main sensor on its rear camera setup. It boasts a 64 MP Samsung GW1 lens which is a midrange sensor, but still better than the 48 MP sensors found on Honor 4T Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro. The sensor is paired with an 8 MP ultrawide lens and two additional sensors for macros and depth calculation boasting a 2 MP resolution.
While Realme 6 is superior when it comes to cameras, Redmi Note 9 Pro wins when it comes to battery life thanks to its bigger 5020 mAh battery. Realme 6 wins the fast charging battle with a 30W power.
Honor Play 4T Pro will hit the shelves with a €195 price tag, Realme 6 and Redmi Note 9 Pro cost Rs. 12999 in their base variants. The OLED display and the amazing performance of the Play 4T Pro make it a very interesting device, but Realme 6 still looks amazing with its better cameras and 90 Hz display. Redmi Note 9 Pro offers a way bigger battery and a Qualcomm chipset. Which one would you pick?