Honor Play Vs Poco F1: Clash Of The Best Budget Flagship Phones

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Honor Play Vs Poco F1: Clash Of The Best Budget Flagship Phones

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The Honor Play exploded into the market when it was released. The high performance device, set a benchmark for flagship killers and gives tough competition to higher-end devices. Everyone had come to terms with the fact that nothing could beat the Honor play when boom, the Poco F1 raced into the public sphere. The only phone to offer the Snapdragon 845 in this price range, it’s not just speed that sets the Poco F1 apart.

While the pricing of the base model of the Poco F1 is directly competitive with that of the Honor Play, the two devices do have many differences. The Poco F1 offers its 6GB/64GB variant at a highly lucrative price of Rs 20,999. Sitting just a little away from this is the 4GB/64GB Honor Play. The 6GB/128GB and the 8GB/256Gb variants of the Poco F1 cost Rs 23,999 and Rs 28,999 respectively.

Also Read: Honor Play Gaming Smartphone Launched


The Honor Play has a 6.3-inch Full HD display, complete with thin bezels on the side and a notch on the top. With a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio, the Honor Play provides an immersive visual experience at 409 ppi. Not lagging behind, the Poco F1 gives a similar performance with its 6.18-inch, Full HD display. At 2246×1080 pixels, it gives us a density of 403 ppi.


This is where Poco F1 really hits the sweet spot. With Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset and the Adreno 630 GPU, the specs speak for themselves. Also adding to this is the fact that it is liquid cooled, which Poco claims will ensure that the Processor gives out peak performance always. Honor also brings on the heat with its Kirin 970 chipset coupled with its GPU Turbo technology, which has been promised will change gaming experiences for everyone.


RAM & Storage:

Another segment in which the Poco F1 surges forward with its higher specifications, what really adds to this is the expandable storage. With a memory card, the Poco F1’s storage can reach more than half a TB in its top model, providing more power for the user. The Honor Play has upto 256GB of expandable memory, giving you all the space you need.

Also Read: Xiaomi Launches Poco F1 With Snapdragon 845 


While both the devices have AI enabled cameras which provide extensive scene detection and other smart features, they do differ fundamentally. The Poco F1 has with a 12MP and 5MP sensor for its rear camera with an aperture of f/1.9 and f/2.0 respectively. the Honor play at the same time only offers a 16MP and 2MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 and f/2.4 respectively. It can be seen that the Honor Play does not really bring flagship specs when it comes to the camera. The AI technology however, helps it overcome this hurdle. Another cool feature that we’re looking forward to is the special scene detection for India in the Poco F1 which shows that they went that extra mile.

Both the devices house their front-facing cameras in the notch. They are similarly equipped with AI and an improved portrait mode. The Poco F1 has a 20MP, f/2.0 sensor while the Honor Play carries a 16MP, f/2.2 sensor.


Neither of the phones come with flagship features like wireless charging but they do pack a punch. The Poco F1 packs a massive 4000 mAh battery and Quick charge 3.0. The Honor Play carries a 3750 mAh battery along with the Huawei Super charge 3.0. Each of the devices claim advanced AI and curated operating systems will ensure that battery life is further optimised.

Is The Hunt Over?

While the two smartphones bring an unbelievable amount of flagship features to us for great prices, will they really make their mark? As both the phones are sold in flash sales conducted from time to time, the impact they make on the audience may not be that concrete. Although it creates a buzz and ensures that anxious buyers are always lined up to buy the devices, companies like OnePlus are in the lead in this segment due to the availability of their phones in the market. Let’s wait and watch as to how these new entrants change the Indian Market.

Specifications Poco F1 Honor Play

6GB+64GB : Rs 20,999

6GB+128GB : Rs 23,999

8GB+256Gb : Rs 28,999

4GB+64GB : 19,999

6.18 inch

2246 x 1080 FHD+

18:7:9  Aspect Ratio

403 ppi

6.29 inch

2340 x 1080 FHD+

19:5:9  Aspect Ratio

409 ppi


Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Liquid Cooled

Octa Core @ 2.8 GHz

Adreno 630 GPU

Kirin 970

Octa Core @ 2.3 GHz

GPU Turbo





64GB, Expandable storage up to 256GB

128GB, Expandable storage up to 256GB

256GB, Expandable storage up to 256GB

64GB, Expandable storage up to 256GB
Primary Camera

Primary 12MP rear camera, f/1.9 + Secondary 5MP rear camera, f/2.0

4K video, 30 fps

AI Enabled

Primary 16MP rear camera, f/2.2 + Secondary 2MP rear camera, f/2.4

4K video, 30 fps

AI Enabled

Front- Facing Camera 20MP, f/2.0 16MP, f/2.2

4000 mAh

Quick charge 3.0

USB Type-C charger

3750 mAh

Huawei Super charge 3.0

USB Type-C charger

Additional Features

3.5 mm Headphone Jack

Fingerprint scanner

Infrared Scanner  Face unlock

3.5 mm Headphone Jack

Fingerprint scanner

Face Unlock

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