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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus vs Honor 9

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus on Amazon USA
Honor 9 on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus on one side and the Honor 9 on the other. The first has a processor with 8 cores, 8 threads, a maximale frequency of 2.0GHz. The second chips has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.4GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the amount of RAM memory, the date of first broadcast, the values obtained in Geekbench 4, as well as an average price.


Smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Honor 9
Model version(s) MEG7 STF-AL00, STF-AL10, STF-L09,
Release date Q1 2018 Q2 2017
Dimensions 6,24 x 2,97 x 0,32 in 5,80 x 2,79 x 0,30 in
Weight 6.35 oz 5.47 oz
Body Front glass,
aluminum back,
aluminum frame
Front and back glass,
aluminum frame
Screen size, colours 6.0 inches, 16M colours 5.2 inches, 16M colours
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen ratio 18:9 16:9
Density 403 ppi 428 ppi
Operating system Android 7.1.2 Android 7.0
Processor Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 HiSilicon Kirin 960
Lithography 14 nm LPP 16 nm FFC
Cores 8 8
Threads 8 8
Energy cores - 4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.84 GHz
High performance cores 8x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz 4x ARM Cortex-A73 @ 2.36 GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 506 ARM Mali-G71 MP8
GPU execution units 1 8
GPU shading units 96 128
GPU clock rate 650 MHz 1,037 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 124.8 GFLOPS 265.5 GFLOPS
Memory 3 / 4 GB RAM 4 / 6 GB RAM
Storage 32 / 64 GB 64 / 128 GB
Memory card Up to 128 GB Up to 256 GB
Photo 12 MP, f/2,2 12 MP, f/2,2, 27mm,
20 MP B/W, f/2,2, 27mm
Video 2160p30,
Front photo 5 MP 8 MP, f/2,0
Front video 1080p30 1080p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
USB Micro USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0
Battery capacity 4,000 mAh 3,200 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Po Non removable Li-Po
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 13 hours and 40 minutes ~ 8 hours and 40 minutes
TDP 7 W 8 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
AnTuTu 60,480 168,470
Android PassMark Rating 3,190 5,130
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
866 1,893
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
4,197 6,497
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
23 pts / $ 16 pts / $
Note 4.3 / 5 4.5 / 5
Reviews 2,993 1,181
Amazon Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Honor 9
New price on Amazon
- $400
Used price on Amazon
- -
eBay Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Honor 9
New price on eBay
- -
Used price on eBay
- -

We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. Both phones have an equivalent number of cores, the maximum frequency of Honor 9 is larger. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus has a newer release date.

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

Autonomy: the autonomy given is the one for a versatile use with video playback, web browsing, various applications, games, photos, etc ...

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two smartphones, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
Honor 9 168,470
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 60,480

The difference is 179%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

Android PassMark Rating
Honor 9 5,130
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 3,190

The difference in performance is 61%.

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several performance tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encoding, sorting. The higher the score is, the higher is the device capacity.

On Android 64-bit:

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Android 64-bit
Honor 9 1,893
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus 866

In single core, the difference is 119%. In multi-core, the difference in terms of gap is 55%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

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