Honor and Realme launched two brand new lineups of devices to conclude this year with a great portfolio. These series include very interesting midrange devices in terms of value for money. One is the Honor 80 SE: the most affordable variant of the Honor 80 Series, including two flagship-class variants. Then there is the 10th generation of the Number Series by Realme, including the Realme 10 Pro. If you are not an expert on phones, maybe it won’t be easy for you to understand which of these two devices offers the highest value for money: we are here to help you. Here, you can find a comparison between the most important specifications of the Honor 80 SE and the Realme 10 Pro.
Honor 80 SE vs Realme 10 Pro
|Honor 80 SE||Realme 10 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||161.3 x 73.4 x 7.7 mm,
|163.7 x 74.2 x 8.1 mm,
|DISPLAY||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), OLED||6.72 inches, 1080 x 2400 pixels (Full HD+), IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Mediatek Dimensity 900, octa-core 2.4 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, octa-core 2.2 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 12, Magic UI||Android 13, Realme UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 64 + 5 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
32 MP f/2.4 front camera
|Dual 108 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.4
16 MP f/2.5 front camera
|BATTERY||4600 mAh, fast charging 66W||5000 mAh, fast charging 33W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||dual SIM slot, 5G||dual SIM slot, 5G|
The Honor 80 SE and the Realme 10 Pro are beautiful and elegant phones, but my favorite one is definitely the Honor 80 SE, and most people should prefer it over its rival. Despite being a midrange device, it is incredibly thin and lightweight, with a thickness of just 7.7 mm and a weight of just 175 grams. Further, it comes with a curved screen at the sides just like flagship phones in the Android world. I also like the diamond-like texture on the rear side of the phone. The Realme 10 Pro is another original and elegant phone, but thicker and lighter, and without a curved screen. There is no way for it to compete with the Honor 80SE, in my honest opinion, at least when it comes to the design.
If your goal is to get a better image quality and a better display, then you should opt for the Honor 80 SE. It sports an amazing OLED display able to show up to one billion colors with a diagonal of 6.67 inches, a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, and a 120 Hz refresh rate. It also sports an in-display fingerprint reader. This panel has superior color reproduction, as well as deeper blacks. Unfortunately, the Realme 10 Pro has an IPS LCD display, so nothing special when it comes to image quality. It comes with a diagonal of 6.72 inches, a Full HD Plus resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 120 HZ refresh rate, and a peak brightness of 680 nits. Given that it is an IPS panel, the fingerprint reader is side-mounted, on the power key.
Specs & Software
The Honor 80 SE and the Realme 10 Pro are very close if we talk about the performance, but they have two different chipsets, so there is a winner and a loser. The MediaTek Dimensity 900 found on the former is more powerful than the Snapdragon 695 5G found on the latter. The Dimensity 900 is a chipset built with a 6 nm production process and with an octa-core architecture including two Cortex A78 performance cores running at a max frequency of 2.4 GHz, six Cortex A55 efficient cores running at 2 GHz, and a Mali G68 MC4 GPU. The Snapdragon 695 5G is built with the same production process and it has an octa-core architecture composed of two Kryo 660 Gold cores running at 2.2 GHz, six Kryo 660 Silver cores running at 1.8 GHz, and an Adreno 619 GPU. On both phones, the chipsets are paired with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of native storage, but the Realme is the only one with expandable storage. Note that Realme 10 Pro runs Android 13 out of the box (customized by Realme UI 4.0), while the Honor 80 SE is still based on Android 12 (customized by MagicOS 7).
The Realme 10 Pro has a better main camera with a 108 MP resolution, but it lacks an ultrawide sensor. The Honor 80 SE has a 5 MP ultrawide sensor, but the main 64 MP camera is inferior. On the other hand, it has a better 32 MP selfie camera.
The Realme 10 Pro sports a bigger battery and provides longer battery life, but the Honor 80 SE charges quicker thanks to 66W fast charging.
The starting price of the Realme 10 Pro roughly translates into €220/$220 in the Chinese market, while the Honor 80 SE starts from about €330/$330. Which phone would you pick?
Honor 80 SE vs Realme 10 Pro: PRO and CONS
Honor 80 SE
- OLED display
- Ultrawide camera
- Better selfie camera
- Faster charging
- Limited availability
- No micro SD slot
- Smaller battery
Realme 10 Pro
- Wider availability
- Android 13 out of the box
- Micro SD slot
- Bigger battery
- IPS display
- No ultrawide camera
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