The Honor 9 Lite has been Honor’s affordable entry with four cameras and a bezel-less design with glass on the back. But with Xiaomi’s counterpart, the Redmi Note 5 competes the Honor 9 Lite in terms of pricing. It looks like there aren’t any phenomenal changes in the Redmi Note 5 apart from being a larger-screen contender. The Redmi Note 5 is a small upgrade to its predecessor with no sign of dual cameras or Portrait mode. Which one wins on the camera department? You better check out the camera features and image samples to find the answer.
Honor 9 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – Camera Specifications
|Comparison||Honor 9 Lite||Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|Rear Camera||Dual Cameras (13 MP + 2 MP)||12 MP, f/2.2, 1.25 μm|
|Rear Flash||Single LED||Dual-tone LED|
|Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)||No||No|
|Camera Features||Portrait Mode, Depth-Mode, Live Photos, Effects, Face Unlock, Face Detection, Geo-tagging, Tap to Focus, HDR, Pro Photo, Panorama, Splash Effect, Good Food, Light Painting, Time-lapse, Beauty Photo, Beauty Video, Pro Video, Watermark, Color Filters, Burst Shot, Ultra snapshot, Object tracking, Capture smiles, Timer, Audio control,||Geo-tagging, Tap to Focus, HDR, Panorama, Manual, Straighten, Beautify, HTT (Night Mode), Scene, Tilt-shift, Timer, Audio, Color Filters, Burst Shot, Face Detection, Age & gender, QR code scanner, Time-lapse, Slow-motion, 4K Video|
|Video Support (Rear)||Up to 1080p video @30fps||4K video @30fps, slow-motion 720p video @120fps|
|Front Camera||Dual Cameras (13 MP + 2 MP)||5 MP|
|Front Flash||Screen||LED Selfie Light|
|Video Support (Front)||Up to 1080p video @30fps||Up to 1080p video @30fps|
Honor 9 Lite has pretty much secured the camera division with quad-cameras onboard. With dual cameras on both the sides, the Honor 9 Lite has strong camera specs to take down the single cameras on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. There are two 13 MP + 2 MP cameras on the front as well as the rear side on the Honor 9 Lite whereas the Redmi Note 5 just offers a 12 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera.
Regarding the dual-camera setup, the secondary cameras are meant to feature a camera aspect like wide-angle, Monochrome sensor, or depth sensing capabilities. The secondary 2 MP cameras on the Honor 9 Lite are for depth-measuring which adds a bokeh effect in the background. Is it that the higher number of cameras intends a better image quality? Well, for that you need to check out the images captured from both the phone cameras and figure out yourself which one looks better.
Honor 9 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – Camera Samples
No Slow Motion & 4K Video
For video recording, the Redmi Note 5 is definitely a better choice, it captures in 4K resolution, more pixels than the 1080p video capturing on the Honor 9 Lite. Although, the Honor 9 Lite will eventually give better video quality, it can’t match the video resolution if you want deep details.
Shooting slow motion videos is possible on the Redmi Note 5 with 120 frames per second whereas the Honor 9 Lite is left out in the cold with no slow motion option provided. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a clear winner in the video shooting department.
But A Featured Camera App
Comparing the features of the camera, the Honor 9 Lite comes with a number of features that certainly has an edge over the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 camera. Features like Portrait mode, Depth mode, Live photos, Light painting, Good food, Pro video, Watermark, are present on the Honor 9 Lite that you won’t find it on the Redmi note 5. Take a look at the camera app to see which one offers what.
Verdict – Honor 9 Lite For The Win
If you want to choose a phone that captures the best photographs among these two, Honor 9 Lite is your pick. Be it Selfies, or Portraits, Bokeh Shots or any type of images, the Honor 9 Lite wins the crown and will ultimately emerge with a better camera overall.