Honor X10 vs Xiaomi Mi10 Lite: Difference Between Budget 5G Phones


On May 20, the Honor X10 Smartphone was officially released, priced from 1899 yuan. But it is worth noting that the low price does not necessarily mean low quality. This phone is equipped with Kirin 820, supports NSA / SA 5G dual-mode network, and a full 9 5G frequency bands, which is only enough to rival the current 5G high-end flagship. It can be seen that even a 5G mobile phone with a price of one thousand yuan can also have good competitiveness. In addition, there are also 5G models with similar price points, such as Xiaomi Mi10 Lite and Redmi K30 5G.

At this time, the question is coming, how to choose a mobile phone in the price range of 1,000 to 2,000 yuan? Especially how to choose representative models like Honor X10 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite? If the factors of 5G are cut away, how about the performance of the two mobile phones in terms of appearance, performance, and photography? This is also a question to be answered in this article.

Different appearances

Everyone has the heart of beauty, so the design of the mobile phone bears the task of “grasping the eyes of consumers”, especially now that homogenization is more serious. Therefore, a more recognizable appearance is sometimes easier to welcome or to make people remember who you are. So how are Honor X10 and Xiaomi 10 Lite designed? Let’s start with honor.

The Honor X10 adopts a lifting full-screen design, that is, the front camera is hidden through the mechanical structure, and the surrounding borders are further narrowed, with a screen ratio of 92%, thereby achieving a more thorough full-screen effect. Although the weight of the mobile phone has increased due to the addition of the mechanical structure, the weight is around 203g, but relatively speaking, the Honor X10 can bring a more immersive experience when watching videos, playing games, and brushing Weibo in full screen It is more advantageous than the special-shaped screen.

In this regard, the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite uses a waterdrop screen design, but the “waterdrop” part occupies a smaller area, reducing the impact of the special-shaped screen on the appearance of the front screen as much as possible. In addition, the bezel of this phone has also been narrowed, but the bottom bezel part is slightly wider. However, because it does not use a mechanical structure, the weight of the aircraft is also lighter, about 192g.

Side fingerprint unlock

The Honor X10 is equipped with a 6.63-inch LCD screen and is unlocked with a side fingerprint. Although this unlocking method does not seem to be “black technology”, the unlocking speed of the physical fingerprint button is completely guaranteed. In addition, Honor X10 supports the 90Hz screen refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, such a configuration combination is quite rare at this price.

Honor X10

To put it simply, 90Hz refreshes 90 screens per second. Compared with the original 60Hz, it can display more action screens, making the animation more smooth, and this smoothness can be seen with the naked eye. The 180Hz touch sampling rate makes the screen handier and more sensitive, which can significantly improve the user experience.

Xiaomi Mi10 Lite

The Xiaomi Mi10 Lite n uses a 6.57-inch Samsung AMOLED screen, so the color performance will be more accurate and full, please the eyes, and this will be directly reflected in the photo, making it look more beautiful. This phone also supports 180Hz touch sampling rate, but the screen refresh rate is still 60Hz, so it is inferior to the Honor X10 in terms of smooth operation.

After reading the front of the phone, let’s take a look at the back.

The design of the back of the Honor X10 is bolder than the previous generation. It is officially called the “Macro Shadow Phantom Change” design. Simply put, it introduces the design language of graphics segmentation and then creates a kind of treatment through different bright surfaces. Unique visual effects. At the same time, the back of the phone has also been processed with a certain 3D arc to make it more fit for the palm. The camera part in the upper left corner of the fuselage also adopts a matrix design and is also decorated with a red dot, and then the glorious “HONOR” logo is printed under the fuselage.

In contrast, the back design of the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite is much simpler. The solid color back cover is implemented throughout, and because of the AG matte process, the mobile phone is more comfortable to hold and is not prone to fingerprints. The four-camera matrix module is also placed in the upper left corner of the fuselage and keeps a horizontal line with the Xiaomi logo. All have 3.5mm headphone jack

From the perspective of some details, the Honor X10 and Xiaomi Mi10 Lite choose the middle frame of the same or similar color system according to the color of the back of the fuselage to ensure the unity of the appearance of the whole machine and avoid the appearance of tearing. At the same time, both phones retain 3.5mm headphone jacks, which is worthy of praise.

Kirin 820 is eye-catching

With the development of smart phones today, even the more affordable Thousand Yuan machine can have the decent performance to meet the needs of consumers for daily use, playing games, surfing the Internet, and reading files. The two protagonists of this article, Honor X10 and Xiaomi Mi10 Lite can meet your basic performance requirements, especially the former provides performance far beyond its price point this time.

Honor X10 is equipped with Kirin 820 5G SoC, using a 7nm process and 1 + 3 + 4 chip cluster, taking into account performance and power consumption, among which the main frequency can reach up to 2.36GHz, equipped with self-developed architecture NPU, bringing stronger AI computing which performed. In addition, the chip also integrates the same 5G baseband of Kirin 990 5G and ISP 5.0 to enhance the overall performance of this chip.

Xiaomi Mi10 Lite chose the Snapdragon 765G, which also uses the 7nm process, but this chip uses the Kryo 475 architecture and Adreno620 GPU, graphics computing performance compared to the Snapdragon 730 improved by nearly 40%, integrated X52 5G baseband to support 5G networks.

In the Geekbench 4 test, the Kirin 820 single-core running score was 3095 points, and the multi-core running score reached 9739 points, while the Snapdragon 765G single-core and multi-core scores were 2827 and 7709 points, respectively. The gap between the two phones is very obvious. Only run sub-results perspective, front to provide more CPU performance, which means glory X10 has a faster processing speed, to ensure the smooth use of mobile phones.

But it is not enough to rely on the CPU for performance output, and the GPU is also required to provide more powerful graphics processing capabilities. The Kirin 820 is stronger than the Snapdragon 765G in the Sling Shot Extreme and Vulkan mode tests in 3D Mark.

So what is the AI ​​score of the two? In this session, AI-Benchmark was selected for the running score test. The Kirin 820 scored as high as 56584 points, while the Snapdragon 765G was only 17129 points, the gap is obvious.

After testing in three dimensions, the performance of Kirin 820 is better than that of Snapdragon 765G, so now let’s test the comprehensive performance. This section uses Ann Bunny for testing.

Judging from the test results, the Honor X10 score is tens of thousands higher than the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite, and the performance advantage is obvious. The gap between the two is mainly reflected in the CPU and GPU, but in terms of memory performance, the latter performs slightly better. However, this is a running score after all, and it does not completely represent the actual experience, so it is necessary to substitute actual performance scenarios that call more performance resources for testing, such as games.

It is worth noting that the Honor X10 supports a 90Hz screen refresh rate, so there are special adaptations for high-frame games. Currently, 18 games have been adapted to enable it to maintain the game frame number at 90 under the premise of high image quality. Frame around. In order to ensure the uniqueness of the variables, two games, “Glory of the King” and “Peace Elite”, which have not yet been adapted to high frames, were selected for testing, and the picture settings were adjusted to the highest. However, both phones can only be turned to high-definition quality in “Peace Elite”.

In “Glory of the King”, the average number of frames of Honor X10 is 59.9 frames. And from the frame number curve, it basically keeps about 60 frames. It is worth noting that, in addition to a few frame fluctuations. Ihe overall performance of this phone is stable and smooth, and the game experience is quite good. In “Peace Elite”, the number of frames of the Honor X10 can be stabilized at about 30 frames, and the overall performance is stable.

The average frame number of Xiaomi Mi10 Lite in “Glory of the King” is 59.6 frames. But the overall frame number is not as stable as the Honor X10. And the number of frames is not as smooth as the Honor X10. The average number of frames in “Peace Elite” is 29.9 frames. But there have also been some fluctuations in the number of frames. However, the basic gaming experience of this phone is still guaranteed.

In terms of 5G performance, both hands support NSA / SA 5G dual-module network. It is worth noting that the Honor X10 fully supports n41, n78, n79, n77, n1, n80, n84, n3, n38. 5G frequency bands. This means that the latter has a strong network adaptability. Enough to meet the requirements of the current network and future 5G network construction so that it has a long service life.

In the actual network speed, I personally use the China Kirin 5G card. The package is a 199 yuan ice cream 5G package. The Honor X10 can basically run the network speed of the package. The download rate is stable at about 480Mbps. The upload rate is 29.7Mbps, and the ping value and jitter value are very low. Which means the current network speed is quite fast and stable. The performance of the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite is slightly inferior.

Two or three things to take pictures
The image level is also the highlight of these two phones. But the two phones have different focuses in this respect.

The Honor X10 rear three-camera combination is a 40-megapixel RYYB high-sensitivity lens. An 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle + depth of field 2-in-1 lens, and a 2-megapixel macro lens. It is worth noting that the main camera uses the IMX600 RYYB CMOS. Relying on the RYYB filter lens to increase the light input of the lens by 40%. Ensuring the excellent performance of this lens in daily photography scenes, especially at night.

Xiaomi Mi10 Lite rear four-camera combination, including 48-megapixel ultra-clear main camera, 8-megapixel periscope telephoto lens, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, and 2-megapixel macro lens. Relying on the periscope structure, this phone can achieve 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and the highest 50x digital zoom.

The Honor X10 enhances the “combat power” of the main camera, while the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite is known for its telephoto lens. As for the actual shooting effect, we look directly at the proofs.

This set of photos was taken at 4:55 in the morning, just after sunrise. Although the brightness of the sky was higher at that time. The bright spots that were blocked by the building were still low, and the contrast between light and dark was high. We can see that both phones maintain a pretty good look and feel. But the Honor X10 relies on the RYYB filter matrix and larger photosensitive components. Showing more details in the dark. This point is very obvious at the bottom of the proof.

At noon when the light is more abundant, both phones also present a good look and feel. But from the color performance we can see the difference between the two imaging styles. In this scenario, the glory color temperature is cold. While Xiaomi is warm, which is not good or bad, but more about personal preference.

When shooting close-ups, the Honor X10’s color performance is moderate. The imaging is clear, and it is very close to the colors seen by the naked eye at that time. Xiaomi Mi10 Lite continued the warm color temperature style before this scene. So the yellow part is fuller and more expressive, but there is a certain color cast phenomenon. Such as white English letters in the background.

In addition to daytime and close shots, the night is also our common shooting scene. However, due to the complexity of the night scene conditions. The purity of the picture and the control of noise are very tested. Simply put, it’s just that the picture is not clean.

In this set of proofs, the advantages of Honor X10’s RYYB main camera are very obvious. The overall look is excellent, the picture is clean. And the brightness and color of the picture are very well controlled. So the lighting effect is well presented. No obvious overexposure occurs because of the high contrast. Although the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite also performed well. There was noticeable noise in the picture, and at the same time the lighting was overexposed.

It is worth noting that when we zoomed in on the surface of the building. We can see that the Honor X10 has a clearer display effect. And this part of the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite has more noise, smearing, and unclear display.

Looking at this set of night scene proofs, the performance of the Honor X10 is very stable. Not only is the night sky part purer. But also the neon light part has not been overexposed or smeared. Note that the high-rise buildings behind are also very clear. However, Xiaomi Mi10 Lite has obvious smearing in this part, the color has overflowed. And the color cast is serious, and the background image is also blurred.

In the dark environment, the Honor X10 still maintains a high standard. For example, this group of flower samples taken at 9:18 in the evening. This phone not only has a clear picture but also takes a good look at the premise of ensuring brightness. And closer to the actual color. Xiaomi Mi10 Lite also presents the subject more clearly in this part. But the sharpness is inferior to the former, and the petal part is smeared again.

It is worth noting that the above samples are taken by the main camera of the two phones. It can be seen that the Honor X10 relies on the 40-megapixel main camera. And the accompanying IMX600 RYYB CMOS to obtain excellent picture effects in daily shooting scenes. Although the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite does not perform as well as the X10 in low-light situations such as night. It is also sufficient for daily use.

In addition, the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite will be more balanced in lens combination than the Honor X10. Especially the addition of the periscope telephoto lens. Which allows this phone to shoot farther away. And can achieve a maximum 50x digital zoom. The Honor X10 has a maximum zoom of only 10 times.

Although due to the switch between the main camera and the telephoto lens. The Xiaomi Mi10 Lite has a sample color inconsistency. The overall imaging effect is still good. In addition, when we take pictures every day. This kind of photo experience from super-wide-angle to the highest zoom factor is still very immersive. So from this point, the lack of the Honor X10 telephoto camera is inevitably regrettable. But considering 1899 The starting price of yuan is acceptable.

In summary, the glory X10 ’s 40-megapixel main camera has excellent imaging effects. And the picture is clear and bright, especially for the night scene. And you do n’t even lose the higher-priced mobile phones. Some fun taking pictures. Xiaomi Mi10 Lite also shows its own level of taking pictures. But the addition of the periscope telephoto camera makes the lens combination of this phone more balanced. Although the current main camera quality is not as good as the Honor X10. It is also enough to deal with it. Many photo scenes.


It can be seen that the Honor X10 has a very outstanding performance in terms of appearance, performance. Photography, etc., especially the high refresh rate. The addition of the Kirin 820, 40 Megapixels main camera. So that this phone can compete with other 4G / 5G products. Open the gap and highlight their strong competitiveness. Coupled with the starting price of 1899 yuan. This also makes the official said that this phone can set off a “5G popular storm” seems more confident. Although the Xiaomi Mi10 Lite is inferior to the Honor X10 in terms of performance. And the main camera, is equipped with a periscope telephoto lens that is rare in this price range. And the shooting effect is good, providing more camera angles, which is very rare.

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I believe that with the launch of Honor X10 Smartphone, more consumers will consider buying 5G mobile phones and entering the 5G era. Even if you do n’t have a cold for 5G. The high quality of the phone itself and more comprehensive network support. It is definitely a powerful purchase option.


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