Xiaomi MI5S Plus VS Huawei Honor 8 Design, Antutu, Camera, Battery Review


Dual Rear camera has become the tendency for most current smartphones, such as Huawei Honor 8, Xiaomi Redmi Pro, Xiaomi MI5S Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus, so will dual rear cameras be really good? Yesterday we have compared with Xiaomi MI5S Plus and iPhone 7 Plus, it proves they have both nice dual rear camera. So today we will compare with Xiaomi MI5S Plus and Huawei Honor 8 smartphone, although Huawei Honor 8 has released for several months. Anyway, let’s check which one to choose first?


Xiaomi MI5S Plus Back design vs MI5S


Xiaomi MI5S Plus Infrared function vs Xiaomi MI5S


Xiaomi MI5S Plus vs Xiaomi MI5S Connectivity


Xiaomi MI5S VS Xiaomi MI5S PLUS Front Design

Xiaomi MI5S Plus VS Huawei Honor 8 Specs




Huawei Honor 8 Front Design


Huawei Honor 8 dual rear camera and fingerprint ID


Huawei Honor 8 Back design


Huawei Honor 8 Connectivity

As you know Xiaomi MI5S Plus comes with 5.7inch FHD screen, but Huawei Honor 8 only has 5.2inch FHD LTPS screen,  if you like larger screen, Xiaomi MI5S Plus will be a good choice, otherwise, try Huawei Honor 8. But one of the best feature of Huawei Honor 8 is the glass back cover with 15 layer craftsmanship material,which consists of  printing ink layer and multilayer optical coating, 3D printing, the grating texture carrier layer, OCA optical glue, AR optical anti-reflection layer, 2.5 D the third generation of gorillas and AF fingerprint easy to wipe glass coating, etc., this kind of craftsmanship has created an outstanding Huawei Honor 8 with glass back cover, However, Xiaomi MI5S Plus this time chooses the metal design instead of glass back cover which let some users down to some degree. Therefore, in terms of design, Huawei Honor 8 is better than MI5S Plus. What do you think?



Xiaomi MI5S Plus Antutu score


Xiaomi MI5S Plus Geekbench


According to their hardware, Xiaomi MI5S Plus this time is powered by Snapdragon 821 processor, which is the most powerful CPU currently, Huawei Honor 8 is powered by Kirin 950 processor, which owns high-efficiency and high-performance, compared with Kirin 930, the new processor improved its performance 100%, and reduce 30% power consumption, Xiaomi MI5S Plus has RAM 4GB/RAM 6GB, ROM 64GB/128GB, Huawei Honor 8 has RAM 4GB, ROM 32GB/64GB internal storage, therefore, if you want to choose higher RAM, Xiaomi MI5S Plus will be better, so let’s compare its Antutu score.


Huawei Honor 8 Antutu


Huawei Honor 8 Geekbench

According to Antutu test, Xiaomi MI5S Plus has over 120K points, but Huawei Honor 8 only has less than 100K points, it proves Xiaomi MI5S Plus will have higher performance than Huawei Honor 8 in theory, But according to Geekbench, Xiaomi MI5S Plus single core has 1799 points, 4166  points multi-core, Huawei Honor 8 single core has 1661 points, 6294 points multi-core. Therefore, Huawei Honor 8 in multi-core running, it wins. Therefore, Huawei Honor 8 will not be be worse than Xiaomi MI5S Plus in playing large games.



Xiaomi MI5S Plus sample


Xiaomi MI5S Plus sample


Xiaomi MI5S Plus sample


Xiaomi MI5S Plus sample

Xiaomi MI5S Plus uses the current popular dual rear camera, 13MP Black,white and colorful dual rear camera, which will be better for night photo shooting. Huawei Honor 8 also uses dual 12MP rear camera but 8MP front camera, in theory, Huawei Honor 8 will have better front-facing shooter, as for back dual camera, let’s check the samples to prove which one is better.


Huawei Honor 8 sample


Huawei Honor 8 sample


Huawei Honor 8 sample


Huawei Honor 8 sample


Huawei Honor 8 Sample



Xiaomi MI5S Plus is built in 3800mAh battery, but Huawei Honor 8 only has 3,000mAh battery,  in theory, Xiaomi MI5S Plus has longer battery life. But Huawei Honor 8 overall battery life is good, in general, it can be used in one and half day for common use, but it can still support one day under heavy use. And Huawei Honor 8 supports quick charge, 9V/2A, it can be charged 47% in half an hour, so it only takes 80 minutes to charge full from 0 to 100%. So Xiaomi MI5S Plus can also be charged full in one hour theoretically, both of them supports quick charge and USB Type C port.

Other Functions


Huawei Honor 8 EMUI 4.1 OS

Both of them support 4G network, quick charge, fingerprint scanner, USB Type c, but Xiaomi MI5S Plus has supported NFC function, Huawei Honor 8 doesn’t have. The former runs MIUI 8 OS based on Android6.0, the latter also uses its own EMUI 4.1 based on Android6.0. Both of their OS have developed maturely with great popularity. Therefore, it will be up to your interest.


According to overall comparison between Xiaomi MI5S Plus and Huawei Honor 8,  Xiaomi MI5S Plus has its own advantages like larger screen, larger battery, dual rear camera, powerful hardware, MIUI 8 OS, but Huawei Honor 8 also is well-known for its beautiful design, dual rear camera, EMUI 4.1 OS. So how about their price? Xiaomi MI5s Plus RAM 4GB ROM 64GB at 2299 yuan, 383usd, RAM 6GB ROM 128GB version at 2599 yuan, $433.  Huawei Honor 8 RAM 3GB ROM 32GB netcom version sells at 1999 yuan, almost $333, and RAM 4GB ROM 32GB netcome version at 2299 yuan, $383, and RAM 4GB ROM 64GB netcom at 2499 yuan, $416. Therefore, do you know which one you should have a try first?

Compare the price from the following stores:

Gearbest:  Xiaomi MI5S Plus RAM 4GB ROM 64GB Golden  at $479.99
                  RAM 6GB ROM 128GB Golden at $478.99
 Xiaomi Mi5S Plus 4G Phablet 64GB ROM – DEEP GRAY $110 coupon code: XM5PLOL  at $368.21

Xiaomi MI5S  3GB RAM 64GB ROM Silver at $318.99 (flash sale)     Xiaomi MI5S RAM 4GB ROM 128GB at $389.99  (flash sale)  

Efox:    Xiaomi MI5S Plus RAM 4GB at €389.99  XIAOMI MI 5S PLUS 6GB RAM at  €469.99
Xiaomi MI5S RAM 3GB at  €324.99  Xiaomi MI5S RAM 4GB at €389.99

Banggood:  Xiaomi MI5S  3GB RAM 64GB ROM at 292.99usd    Xiaomi MI5S 4GB 128GB at 449.89usd
Xiaomi MI5S Plus RAM 4GB ROM 64GB at 419.99usd     
MI5S Plus RAM 6GB ROM 128GB at$489.99

Geekbuying:   Xiaomi MI5S RAM 3GB ROM 64GB at 292.99usd    Xiaomi MI5S RAM 4GB ROM 128GB at $467  (flash sale)  

Xiaomi MI5S Plus RAM 4GB ROM 64GB Golden  at 339.99usd   MI5S Plus RAM 6GB ROM 128GB at $537


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