Huawei has launched the Huawei Honor Holly to battle the most eagerly purchased handset the Xiaomi Redmi 1S. Huawei on Tuesday announced a 5-inch budget Android 4.4.2 KitKat smartphone. The Honor Holly, is priced at Rs. 6,999. The new smartphone is exclusive to Flipkart, just like the Honor 6. It is now available on Flipkart for MRP Rs. 6,999.
The smartphone is very good value for money and sport a superior rear Camera with 8MP resolution made by Samsung. The BSI 8 MP camera which also features an F2.0 wide aperture, 5 sets of optical lens, a two-sided transparent foil and a fingerprint resistant 3-layer lens coating. The 2 MP front camera lets you take amazing selfies.
The Smartphone comes with a Mediatek Quadcore processor and offer good performance. The Internal Memory is 16Gb and Ram size is 1Gb which makes it fluid in work. Camera works well and can capture decent images, though takes a little more time to adjust. We can’t expect it to beat a Snapdragon 800 in getting the speedy Auto Focus. Both Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Huawei Honor Holly have QuadCore processors and 8 MP rear camera and decent front Camera and are priced attractively.
Xiaomi Redmi 1 s sold huge volume on the “Big Billion Day sale“ on Flipkart and Xiaomi are ready for the next Redmi 1s flash sale. 1,00,000 Redmi 1s units were up for grab on last tuesday. This isn’t surprising as Xiaomi had recently revealed it aims to sell 1,00,000 Mi 3 phones every week during the Indian festive season & we can expect some more high volumes to trade in the the Diwali week. Xiaomi has been criticized by the buyers for getting heated up while using. This is one major flaw in the device
On the other hand when compared Xiaomi is notably superior to other smartphones which are available for the similar price. Compared to Moto E, Xolo One (which is just launched last week), Micromax A1 , Spice Dream Uno & Karbon Sparkle V (Android One handsets) redmi 1S has better specs. The only big issue for Xiaomi was the heating problem and the Android update to Lollipop. Xiaomi last week rolled out an OTA (over-the-air) update for Redmi 1S users in India. The system update (v45) includes fixes for major bugs that according to company were reported by a large number of users. Announcing the update on Facebook, Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global announced that it will fix the major issues with the smartphone.
According to Hugo Barra, the Xiaomi Redmi 1S system update (v45) for India fixes a major heating issue with the smartphone, using an improved thermal control algorithm to better regulate temperature and keep it under 38-degrees Celsius in normal usage conditions.
Comparing the Full Specs For Xiaomi Redmi 1S And Huawei Honor Holly
|Component||Xiaomi Redmi 1S||Huawei Honor Holly|
|Processor||1.6 MSM8228, Quad Core Snapdragon 400.||1.3 GHz MT6582 Quad Core Processor.|
|GPU||Adreno A305.||Mali 400 MP2|
|Display Size.||4.7 inch.||5 inch.|
|Resolution.||1280 x 720 Pixels||HD, 1280 x 720 Pixels.|
|Pixel Density||312 PPI.||294 PPI.|
|Current Operating System.||Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean).||Android 4.4.2 (KitKat).|
|OS up gradable.||Not Known , unlikely.||Not Known.|
|Rear camera||8MP, Yes, 1280 x 720 video recording.||8 MP Camera , Yes, 1920 x 1080 video recording Led Flash.|
|Front camera||Yes, 1.6 Megapixel.||2 MP Secondary Camera.|
|Auto focus||Auto Focus.||Auto Focus.|
|Internal Memory.||8 GB.||16 GB ROM.|
|RAM||1 GB RAM.||1 GB RAM.|
|Expandable Memory.||microSD, upto 64 GB.||microSD, upto 32 GB.|
|Battery Capacity.||2000 mAh||2000 mAh.|
|Dual Sim.||Dual Sim, GSM + WCDMA.||Dual Sim, GSM + WCDMA.|
|Weight||158 gm||156 gm.|
|Price||6000||Rs. 6,999 /-|
Comparing Both the Xiaomi Redmi 1S And Huawei Honor Holly.
What does Xiaomi Redmi 1S has superior.
- Better Processor Snapdragon 400 in Xiaomi is way superior to the Mediatek 6582M in Honor Holly.
- The GPU in Xiaomi is simply better than Honor Holly – better game play ability.
- Micro SD card expandable upto 64GB .
- Priced @ Rs. 6000, which is Rs. 1000 less.
Where Does Huawei Honor Holly Score More than Xiaomi Redmi 1S.
- Comes with the Kitkat Operating System which is delightful to use.
- Video recording capability to record at 1920*1080.
- 16GB internal Memory.
- No heating issues reported.
Concluding thoughts, Budget 8MP Smartphones Huawei Honor Holly Vs Xiaomi Redmi 1S – If we trust Hugo Barra, Vice President, Xiaomi Global and the heating issues are sorted for the Xiaomi handset and from some of the positive user reviews who have updated. Then we can consider that buying a Xiaomi Redmi 1S is a slightly better deal. If you don’t want to risk that and want a good quality handset you can go ahead and purchase the Huawei honor holly which is again really good with superb build quality and Specs.