Who better in Honor Play, Xiaomi Mi A2, Vivo V9 and Nokia 7 Plus?


Huawei sub-brand Honor launched Honor Play in Indian market on Monday. Honor Play is being sold in India through Amazon India and the HiHonor Store website. The price of this phone of Honor brand starts at Rs 19,999. The direct competition of this phone in the market will be from Xiaomi Mi A2 Vivo V9 and Nokia 7 Plus . Important features of Honor Play include 19.5: 9 display, AI based face unlock and dual rear camera setup. GPU Turbo Technology has been given in the smartphone. It has been claimed to improve performance by 60 per cent and reduce battery consumption by 30 per cent.

We have compared Honor Play for your convenience with Xiaomi Mi A2, Vivo V9 and Nokia 7 Plus Has On paper, I have tried to know which of these is the better handset?

Honor Play vs Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Vivo V9 vs Nokia 7 Plus: Price

Honor Play Price starts at Rs 19,999. 4 GB RAM variants will be available at this price. The price of 6 GB RAM variants is Rs 23,999. Both variants are being sold on HiHonorStore's website in addition to Amazon India. The smartphone will be available in Midnight Black and Navy Blue colors. Vodafone customers will be given 10 GB free data every month for one year upon purchasing Honor Play. Apart from this, Amazon Prime subscription will also be available.

Xiaomi has launched three variants of Mi A2 based on RAM and storage. Xiaomi Mi A2's 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variants have been priced at 249 Euros (about 20,100 rupees). The model with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage will be sold for 279 euros (about Rs 22,500). At the same time, the most powerful variant with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage is priced at 349 Euros (about Rs 28,100).

Vivo V9 was launched in the month of March this year. Only one variant of this phone is sold in India, which was priced at Rs 22,990 at launch. Now Vivo V9 now sells for Rs 20,990.

Nokia 7 Plus is available in the Indian market for Rs 25,999. It is exclusively available on e-commerce site Amazon India in black / copper and white / copper color. This phone also sells in Nokia Mobile Shop and select offline stores.

Honor Play vs Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Vivo V9 vs Nokia 7 Plus: Specification

Dual SIM Honor Play will run on EMUI 8.2 , Which is based on Android 8.1. The smartphone has a 6.3-inch full HD + display. The phone works in the octa-core Huawei Haisilicon Kirin 970 chipset, which is paired with the Mali-G72 GPU. 4 GB and 6 GB RAM will accompany the handset.

Talking about the camera, Honor Play has dual camera setup with AI feature. It has a 16-megapixel primary and 2-megapixel secondary camera. The front camera is 16 megapixels, which comes with F / 2.0 aperture.

Both variants of Honor Play have inbuilt storage of 64 GB and it is possible to use microSD card up to 256 GB if needed. In terms of connectivity, the phone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and USB Type-C support. The 3750 mAh battery powers the phone with enough sensors. The total weight of the phone is 176 grams.

The new Xiaomi Mi A2 smartphone has a 5.99 inch display. It is of 18: 9 aspect ratio. The screen comes with 2.5D Curved Gorilla Glass Protection. Dual-sim Xiaomi Mi A2 will run on Android 8.1 Oreo. It uses the Octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor. Adreno 512 GPU is integrated for graphics. As we told you earlier, the phone will have RAM up to 6 GB. Inbuilt storage will be up to 128 GB.

The important feature of this smartphone are cameras. They come with artificial intelligence for better photography. Mi A2 has a 20 megapixel selfie camera equipped with AI. It is equipped with F / 1.75 aperture, fixed focal length and soft LED flash. There is an AI dual camera setup on the back side. The primary sensor is of 12 megapixels and the secondary sensor is of 20 megapixels. The rear camera setup comes with phase detection autofocus and dual-tone LED flash.

The cameras on the rear and front of the phone come with AI Scene Recognition so that the photos come with better color. Apart from this, the front and rear cameras are equipped with AI portrait mode. Apart from this, features like AI background Bokeh and AI Smart Beauty 4.0 have been given. The handset has a Face Unlock feature and the fingerprint sensor is also present on the back.

The battery of the smartphone is 3010 mAh. It comes with Quick Charge 3.0 support. The connectivity features of Xiaomi Mi A2 include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi A / B / G / N / AC, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, Bluetooth 5.0, IR emitter and USB Type-C port. Please tell that this time there is no 3.5mm headphone jack in the phone. Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope and proximity sensor are part of the phone. The dimensions of the smartphone are 158.7×75.4×7.3 millimeters and weighing 168 grams.

The dual-sim Vivo V9 has a 6.3-inch full-HD + (1080×2280 pixels) display. Aspect ratio is 19: 9. Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor is used in the smartphone. There is 4 GB RAM available for Jugalbandi. Inbuilt storage is 64 GB and if needed, up to 256 GB MicroSD card can be used. Vivo's latest smartphone will run on Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Now talk of Vivo V9 camera. The front panel has a 24-megapixel sensor, which is F / 2.0 aperture. The front camera comes with features like AR stickers, face unlock and face beauty mode. The company claims that artificial intelligence is used to get better output from these features. At the same time, there are two sensors on the back side. The primary sensor is 16 megapixels and the secondary is 5 megapixels. The rear camera also has an aperture F / 2.0. There is no doubt that users will be able to get the Bokeh effect from the rear camera.

The battery is 3260 mAh. Vivo V9's connectivity features include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro-USB port. Please tell that the fingerprint sensor in this phone is on the back. This phone launched in Thailand has been made available in gold and black ceramic colors. Its price has not been revealed yet. The dimensions of the smartphone are 154.81×75.03×7.89 millimeters and weighing 150 grams.

Nokia 7 Plus Out of Box runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. Please tell that this is Android One device, that is, regular Android updates are guaranteed. The smartphone comes with a 6-inch full-HD + (1080 × 2160 pixels) IPS LCD display. The aspect ratio of the screen is 18: 9 and it has the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass. The handset is equipped with an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and is available for Jugalbandi 4GB LPDDR4 RAM.

One of the features of the smartphone is its camera. There are two rear cameras in the handset. On the back side is a 12-megapixel wide-angle primary camera, which is equipped with F / 1.75 aperture. So the other is a 13-megapixel camera, which has an aperture F / 2.6. It also has the option of 2x optical zoom. Both cameras come with dual-tone LED flash and Zeiss optics. The front camera is 16 megapixels, which is equipped with F / 2.0 aperture with fixed focus.

The inbuilt storage of the handset is 64 GB and it will be possible to use a microSD card up to 256 GB if needed. In terms of connectivity, it has a 3.55mm headphone jack with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS / A-GPS, NFC, NFC, USB Type-C. The phone has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor and fingerprint sensor on the rear. The phone will have 3 mic and 1 speaker experience with smart amplifier and Nokia Spatial audio. A 3800 mAh capacity battery is used in the handset. It has been claimed that once full charge will give the user up to 19 hours of talk time and will be able to keep the phone on standby for 723 hours.

Honor Honor Play Vs Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Vivo V9 vs Nokia 7 Plus



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Overall NDTV Rating
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Value for Money Rating
Screen Size (inch) 6.30 5.99 6.30 6.00
resolution 1080 x2340 pixels 1080 x2160 pixels 1080 x2280 pixels 1080 x2160 pixels
19.5: 9 18: 9 19: 9 18: 9
] Pixels per inch (PPI) 403 403
Protection type Gorilla Glass
2.36 GHz octa-core octa-core 2.2 GHz octa-core octa-core
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 970 Snapdragon 660 Snapdragon 626 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 64 GB 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Storage Yes No Yes Yes
Expandable Storage Type MicroSD MicroSD MicroSD MicroSD
Expand Force Storage Capacity (GB) 256 256 256
Rear camera 16-megapixel (f / 2.2) + 2-megapixel (f / 2.4) 12-megapixel (f / 1.8, 1.25-micron) + 20-megapixel (f / 1.8, 1.0-micron) 16-megapixel (f /2.0) + 5-megapixel 12-megapixel (f / 1.8, 1.4-micron) + 13-megapixel (f / 2.6, 1.0-micron)
Rear Autofocus Phase Detection Autofocus Fay डिटे Detection Autofocus Phase Detection Autofocus Phase Detection Autofocus
Rear Flash LED Dual LED Yes
Front camera 16-megapixel (f / 2.0) 20 -Megapixel (f / 2.2, 1.0-micron) 24-megapixel (f / 2.0) 16-megapixel (f / 2.0, 1.0-micron)
Front Flash LED
Saw Software
Operating System Android [1945]

Android Android Android
Skin EMUI 8.2 ] FunTouch OS 4.0
Wi-Fi Standard Support 802.11 a / ac 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB Type C Yes Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2 2 2
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes Yes
Micro USB Yes
SIM Type Nano SIM Nano SIM
4G / LTE Yes Yes Yes
Sim 2
SIM Type Nano SIM Nano SIM Nano SIM
4G / LTE Yes Yes Yes
Face Unlock Yes Yes Yes
3D Face Recognition Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compass / Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes

Ambient Light Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano SIM
3G Yes
4 G / LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM_2 [1945]
SIM Type Nano SIM
3G Yes
4G / LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40 ) Yes


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