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Is Huawei Honor Holly a Xiaomi Redmi 1S Killer?

Recently launched Huawei Honor Holly has all software features and hardware specifications to beat India's most selling entry-level budget smartphone Redmi 1S. Both these Chinese smartphones have their own advantages and limitations. So, let's find about what new features are packed in these budget smartphones in this article. 


Both Honor Holly and Xiaomi Redmi 1S features an impressive 720p HD display. Redmi 1S comes with a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display and on the other hand Honor Holly comes with a LTPS display with a bigger 5-inch screen size. There is a very little difference in both these Chinese smartphones in terms of display.


Powered by a nice 1.6 GHz Snapdragon processor, Redmi 1S has an edge over Huawei Honor Holly running on 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek chipset.


Both, Holly and Redmi 1S are powered by 2000mAh battery and looks equal in this category. Holly has slight advantage with new KitKat OS designed to save more power.

Camera and OS:

In camera department, user may prefer Redmi 1S Autofocus 8 MP rear camera performance over Holly rear camera which also features same 8 MP rear sensor. Xiaomi Redmi 1S runs on Android 4.3 OS with MIUI on top with high customization. Where as Huawei Honor Holly runs the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS with Emotion UI. Interms of OS, Holly has a slight edge over Redmi 1S.

Reason to buy Redmi 1S:

Redmi 1S has a very fast processor cloaked at 1.6 GHZ for simultaneous execution of multiple Apps. The budget smartphone comes with a very high pixel density of 312 ppi perfect for watching videos and show sharp text on the display. Redmi 1S comes with more expandable storage option and can support a maximum of 64 GB. The display of Xiaomi's smartphone is protected by Asahi Dragontrail glass. 

Reason to buy Honor Holly:

Honor Holly has a large 5.0-inch screen compared to 4.7-inch screen on Redmi 1S. The Huawei budget-smartphone packs a massive internal storage of 16.0 GB to store all your videos, pictures and Apps. The 2.0 MP secondary camera of Honor Holly is better than redmi 1S for taking decent selfies and doing video chats. Holly runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS.

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