With the recent launch of the new and swanky Honor 9N in India, the budget segment has been reignited again. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro finally has a worthy challenger. While each phone is great in its own right, the Honor 9N has five obvious reasons why it is better than Xiaomi’s budget offering.
Let’s take a look at these reasons.
Offers a beautiful design
Yes, the design is subjective but one look at the Honor 9N and you can immediately tell that the brand has persevered hard to make a gorgeous phone. The gently curved glass back coupled with the shiny plastic railing makes the Honor 9N the most beautiful phone in this price range. There is no denying the fact that the design of the Honor 9N immediately captures your attention. Especially, the new Robin Egg Blue and Lavender Purple colours will leave you speechless. If you are buying the Honor 9N, you must buy one of these two colours. In fact, even the Black and the Blue variants look pretty damn unique.
Lighter and more ergonomic
Not only is the Honor 9N beautiful, the phone is also built to be comfortable to use with one hand. It is lightweight and ergonomic. It fits in the hand perfectly. Single-handed usage should be easy peasy. You can’t say that about a lot of phones these days.
Notch on the front means more screen estate
The Honor 9N is one of the very few phones in this price range to come with a notched display. Now, everyone has an opinion about the notch, but one cannot deny that you definitely get more screen estate as a result of including one. The 5.84-inch IPS LCD panel on the Honor 9N is also crisp and bright. All these display ingredients combined, you can rest assured that the Honor 9N will be your perfect multimedia companion.
App drawer and face unlock with notifications
Honor’s EMUI skin on top of Android 8.1 has a lot of cool features that we particularly love. This may be a small thing but EMUI lets you bring up an app drawer if you feel like. That choice itself is liberating. Moreover, the face unlock feature on the Honor 9N gives you the option to hide your notifications and show them only after the phone has identified your face. This is a really, really cool feature.
The sticker price is much lower
Interestingly, the Honor 9N’s biggest selling point is its price. You can get the 4GB/64GB variant of the Honor 9N for Rs 13,999. In comparison, the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s similar variant is available for Rs 15,999. That’s a difference of Rs 2,000! That’s a lot when you are considering a budget phone.
What do you think about these five solid reasons to pick the Honor 9N over the Redmi Note 5 Pro? If you are a fan of Honor phones, do let us know in the comments section below what you think. Also, do add your own reasons why you'd pick this phone over the Redmi Note 5 Pro.