Poco F1 (128 GB) VS Honor Play (128 GB): Budget phones with Flagship Processors, which to pick?

The battle is mostly between Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 & Huawei's Hisilicon Kirin 970

Phone Details & Quick Specs

Rank : 

#1
₹ 23,999 on
Our Score
92
Out of 100

2.8 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845

6 GB RAM

Android 8.1

6.18 inch (FHD+)

Hybrid Dual Sim

12,5MP + 20MP

4,000 mAh

128 GB Internal

256 GB microSD

Fingerprint, IR Face Unlock, 4G VoLTE

VS

Rank : 

#2
₹ 23,999 on
Our Score
86
Out of 100

2.36 GHz Octa Core Kirin 970

6 GB RAM

Android 8.1

6.3 inch (FHD+)

Hybrid dual sim

16,2 MP + 16 MP

3750 mAh

128 GB internal

256 GB microSD

Fingerprint, Facial Unlock, 4G VoLTE

Based on our Scores
Performance
It has around 9% better Performance
Rear Camera
It has around 3% better Rear Camera quality
Front Camera
Almost similar Front camera
Almost similar Front camera
Design
It has around 16% better Design
Display
It has around 5% better Display quality
Battery
It has around 7% better Battery backup
Features
It has around 14% more Features
Connectivity
It has around 20% more Connectivity options
Value for Money
It has around 15% more Value for Money
User Experience
It has around 13% better User Experience
Based on Specs & Facts
RAM
Same RAM Size
Same RAM Size
Screen Size
It has 0.12 inches (2%) bigger Screen
Storage
Same Internal Storage
Same Internal Storage
Thickness
It has 1.32 mm (15%) Slimmer body
Weight
It is 6 grams (3%) lighter
Age
It is 16 days younger
Heavy Users
Normal Day to Day Users
Heavy Gamers
Moderate Gamers
Camera Lovers
Selfie Lovers
Multimedia Consumption

Conclusion: Poco F1 (128 GB) vs Honor Play (6 GB)

While both the phones provide an impressive package with their respective flagship processors at this price, the Poco F1 is a clear winner here with a huge lead. It’s not just that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 is a lot better processor than Huawei’s Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor but, the Poco F1 is a lot better phone in most of the departments be it cameras, battery, display, features or software and the Honor Play has no major advantages over it, except for the build quality. So, it’s a no-brainer among these two phones, the Poco F1 is a lot better package than the Honor Play and you must go with it.

Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Poco F1, Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (other markets) Honor Play
Manufacturer Xiaomi Huawei
AnnouncedAugust 2018July 2018
ReleasedAugust 2018August 2018
Body
BuildPolycarbonate bodyMetal unibody design
Colors
Graphite Black
Steel Blue
Rosso Red
Midnight Black
Navy Blue
Dimensions155.5 x 75.2 x 8.8 mm157.91 mm x 74.27 mm x 7.48 mm
Weight182 grams176 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rockerPower button, Volume rockers, On screen navigation buttons
Display
Screen Size6.18 inches6.3 inches
Display TypeBezel-less IPS LCD displayIPS LCD bezel-less display with notch
ResolutionFHD+ (2246 x 1080 pixels)Full HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels)
Pixel Density403 pixels per inch (PPI)409 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio18:7:9 aspect ratio19.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Area82.2% screen-to-body ratio83 % screen-to-body ratio
Protection2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 32.5D curved toughened glass
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, MultitouchYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor2.8 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with LiquidCool Technology2.36 GHz Octa Core Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 970 Processor with AI NPU
RAM6 GB6 GB LPDDR4X RAM
GPUAdreno 630Mali-G72 MP12 GPU with GPU Turbo
Storage
Internal128 GB128 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 256 GBUp to 256 GB via microSD card
USB OTG Yes Yes
Operating System
OS Android 8.1 Oreo Android v8.1 Oreo
User InterfaceMIUI 9.6 for PocoEMUI 8.2
FeaturesPoco launcher, Turbocharge engine, support for icon packs, Dual apps, Second space4D Gaming Experience with Smart Shock, Smart AI Gallery
Cameras
Rear Camera12 MP + 5 MP Dual cameras with Dual LED flash16 MP + 2 MP Dual cameras with LED flash
DetailsPrimary sensor: f/1.9 aperture, 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, Dual Pixel PDAF, EIS
Secondary sensor: f/2.0 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size
Portrait Mode, Face Recognition, AI Beautify, AI Scene Detection, Slow motion video, HDR, Panorama
f/2.2 aperture (primary), f/2.4 aperture (secondary), AI Mode, Pro Mode, Portrait mode, PDAF, HDR, Panorama, EIS
Video Recording2160p @30fps, 1080p @30fps, 720p @30fps; Slow-mo @240fps (1080p), @240fps (720p); EIS upto 1080pUHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps, Full HD 1080p @30fps
Front Camera20 MP16 MP
Detailsf/2.0 aperture, AI Portrait mode, AI Beautify 4.0, Face recognition, 4-in-1 pixel binningf/2.0 aperture, 2.0µm, AI Portrait Selfies, 3D Portrait Lighting, Beautification mode, Stickers
Video Recording1080p @30fps1080p @30fps
SIM
SIMHybrid Dual SIM (Dual VoLTE)Dual SIM (hybrid slot)
SIM SizeNano SIMNano SIM
Battery
Capacity4000 mAh Li-Po battery3750 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 3.0, 9V/2A chargerYes, 9V/2A
Wireless ChargingNoNo
Removable Battery No No
Security and Sensors
SecurityFingerprint Scanner, IR Face UnlockFingerprint Scanner, Facial Unlock (closed-eye face unlock prevention)
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Electronic compass, Gyroscope, Vibration motor, Hall sensorProximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Gravity sensor, Gyroscope
Connectivity
Wi-Fi2x2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G + 5G WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HDv4.2, A2DP, LE
LocationGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDouGPS, Glonass
USB TypeUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
FM RadioYesYes
NFC No No
Infrared No No
Sound
SpeakersStereo speakers (one bottom mounted & ear-piece), Dirac HD SoundYes, bottom mounted
3.5mm Headphone JackYesYes, 3D gaming sound effect for headphones
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellationOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G, 4G+, VoLTE2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHzGSM 2/3/5/8
3G BandsHSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100WCDMA 1/5/8
4G BandsFDD LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)/ 7(2600)/ 8(900)/ 20(800) TDD LTE 38(2600)/ 40(2300)/ 41(2500)FDD 1/3/5/8 LTE TD 34/38/39/40/41
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat16 1024/150 Mbps-
SAR Values
Head--
Body--
Other Features
Notification LEDYesYes
Water ResistanceSplash Resistant (P2i)No
In Box Contents
What's in the box?Poco F1, Power adapter, USB cable, SIM eject tool, Warranty card, User guide, Clear soft caseHonor Play, Cover, Travel Charger, Data Cable, Warranty Card, User Manual and Eject tool
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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