From our last week poll, it was a landslide victory for Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 as it racked up 74% votes against 26% votes gathered by Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4-inch).
Today, we are pitching another two devices from Xiaomi and Huawei. This time, it is the recently released Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Vs the upcoming Honor Note 10. Both phablets are similar in many ways although they have their unique selling points.
Xiaomi Mi Max 3
The major selling point of the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is its battery and display. This phablet comes with a huge 6.9-inch 18:9 full-screen with a resolution of 2160×1080. According to the official announcement, the screen ratio is 6.5% higher than that of its predecessor. Although the screen size reached an unprecedented 6.9 inches, the size of the body measurements is only the size of a traditional 6.3-inch mobile phone which ensures that even ladies with a smaller grip and hold this device with one hand. The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is equipped with a large 5500mAh which is not common amongst “first class” manufacturers. This battery supports 9V/2A QC 3.0 fast charge and you can get over 7 days standby time. In the camera department, we have an 8MP selfie shooter with support for face unlock, while a vertically aligned dual 12MP+5MP cameras with dual PD focus, AI voice assistant and some AI features can be found on the rear. The first official sale of this device commenced on July 20th. The 4GB+64GB version is priced at 1699 Yuan ($250) while the 6GB+128GB version comes with a 1999 Yuan ($300) price tag. The Mi Max 3 is available in deep sea blue, ochre black and dream gold colours. Recent testing by Xiaomi shows that its battery power is far better than that of iPhone X, oppo R15, and vivo X21.
Honor Note 10
The Huawei Honor Note 10 will be launched on July 31st. According to its TENAA listing, this device will use a huge 6.95 inches display with a resolution of 2220×1080 pixels. In addition, Honor Note 10 is powered by a Kirin 970 processor coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/512GB of internal storage. In terms of internals, this phablet is coming with some heavy duty hardware and its high variant 8GB/512GB is nothing that is common to the smartphone manufacturing industry. In the camera department, we expect a 16MP+24MP dual AI-assisted camera on the rear while a 13MP shooter will be available for selfies. It is expected to run on Android Oreo and its lights will be kept on by a 5000 mAh battery. Let’s not forget that this device will come with Huawei’s revolutionary technology, GPU Turbo which is expected to improve its graphics performance by 60% and lower its power consumption by 30%. Nothing much is known of the pricing of this tablet but there have been a premature listing on JD.com with a 9998 Yuan – around $1500 (this is outrageous and probably the price of the Rolls Royce Edition). However, since Honor 10 costs about $500, it is expected that the Honor Note 10 will be a bit more expensive. In addition, a close competitor from its rival Xiaomi (Xiaomi Mi Max 3) costs about $250 and this may affect the pricing of Huawei’s upcoming phablet.
Will it be Xiaomi Mi Max 3 or Honor Note 10? Take your pick in the poll below