Honor 10 Lite vs Redmi Y3: which stylish super performer offers the best value for money?

On: September 30, 2019

Honor 10 Lite and Redmi Y3 are among best value for money offerings under Rs 15,000 in India. Both devices pride themselves on their powerful cameras, while continuing to offer good overall performance. So which of these two is the right choice for you? Let’s compare them spec by spec and find out.

Design and display

Honor 10 Lite

The Honor 10 Lite and Redmi Y3 are almost identical in design with a glossy glass finish back panels, dewdrop notch displays and more. Both phones offer a similar placements of ports and buttons as well. However, the chin and bezels are slimmer on the Honor 10 Lite’s 6.2-inch screen, making its display more immersive compared to the Redmi Y3’s similarly-sized panel. Therefore, if you are someone who loves to watch multimedia or play games on your phone, you will appreciate the display on the beautiful and stylish looking Honor 10 Lite more.

Redmi Y3

On the topic of the immersiveness of the display, the Honor 10 Lite offers a much higher screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent, as compared to 86.8 percent on the Redmi Y3. Moreover, the Honor 10 Lite has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio as compared to the 19:9 on Redmi Y3, and as such, the display on the former is slightly taller. The biggest difference, however, is in the screen resolution being offered by these phones. The Honor 10 Lite flaunts full HD+ screen resolution with a pixel density of 415ppi, whereas, the Redmi Y3 only comes with HD+ resolution with a 269ppi pixel density.

It goes without saying, the Honor 10 Lite wins this round on the sheer basis of a better display.


Let’s talk about the cameras now. The Redmi Y3 features a 12-megapixel primary camera accompanied by a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The camera app has been loaded with features like AI Portrait Mode, AI Scene Detection, video recording at 60fps with EIS and Google Lens integration. The Honor 10 Lite, on the other hand, flaunts a slightly more powerful 13-megapixel primary sensor backed by a 2-megapixel depth-sensing lens. The camera has advanced AI scene detection that can recognise eight different scenes, including sky, beach, plant, flower, stage, night, room, and snow. The phone also offers AI-based facial recognition and light fusion technologies, wide capture, Super Night Mode and AR Mode among other features.

On to the highlight of these phones, both phones are loaded with unique features like AI Beautify, lowlight photos, AI Portrait Selfie, Palm Shutter for shake-free selfies, etc. The Redmi Y3 features a 32-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GD1 snapper on the front for selfies. The Honor 10 Lite packs the 24-megapixel Sony IMX576 sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1.8-micron pixel size, and 4-in-1 Light Fusion technology. While the Redmi Y3 offers a better megapixel count for your selfies, the Sony sensor on the Honor 10 Lite is no slouch and can take impressive high-resolution snaps too.

Performance and battery

Coming to the performance, the Redmi Y3 ships with the mid-level Snapdragon 632 octa-core chipset backed by either 3GB or 4GB RAM, paired with 32GB and 64GB of storage respectively. The Honor 10 Lite ships with the HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, and is available in three variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and the top-end 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option.

Honor 10 Lite

The Kirin 710 is the more powerful of the two, as it flaunts a more efficient 12nm fabrication compared to 14nm on the Snapdragon 632. Additionally, the clock speed of the Kirin chipset (4 x 2.2GHz & 4 x 1.7GHz) is 8.33 percent faster than that of the Snapdragon 632 (4 x 1.8 & 4 x 1.8GHz). So rest assured, you will get a better performance out of the Honor 10 Lite than Redmi Y3. AnTuTu scores of 131733 for the Kirin 710 against 113924 for Snapdragon 632 validate the same. Additionally, if you are a gamer, the Honor 10 lite with its GPU Turbo 3.0 will give you better experience than the Redmi Y3.

In terms of software, both phones run Android 9.0 Pie, overlaid with their respective skins – EMUI on the Honor 10 Lite, and MIUI on the Redmi Y3.

Redmi Y3

In the battery department however, the Redmi Y3 takes the lead as it ships with a beefy 4,000mAh battery. The Honor 10 Lite comes with a slightly smaller 3,400mAh cell, but thanks to Honor’s custom EMUI 9.1 user interface, which ensures enhanced performance and advanced power management, the difference in the batteries which not bother you at all in the Honor 10 Lite.


Honor 10 Lite vs Redmi Y3

As you might have guessed by now, the the Honor 10 Lite beats the Redmi Y3 in almost every department. While the Redmi Y3 has a slight edge with its selfie camera, the Honor 10 Lite offers consistently good performance in every department, be it design, display, rear cameras with a Sony IMX576 sensor, entertainment, performance and even gaming. Therefore, it is safe to say that if you are looking for a phone that offers the best value for money and snaps great selfies too, the Honor 10 Lite should be your pick. During the festive sale, the Honor 10 Lite retails at Rs 9,999, Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 for the 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 64GB variants respectively. The Redmi Y3 is priced at Rs 7,999 and Rs 11,999 for the 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB variants respectively.