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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Honor 8S versus Realme C2

Honor and Realme recently dropped its new smartphones in the local market – the Honor 8S and Realme C2which are both designed for first time smartphone users, or for those who are looking for a budget device that can accommodate light to moderate mobile activities

Honor 8S versus Realme C2
Honor 8S versus Realme C2

Now, having almost the same specs, we put the two handsets inside our own battle arena to see which phone offers more.

Let’s get it on!

DeviceHonor 8SRealme C2
Dual SIM Yes, Nano-SIM Yes, Nano-SIM
Display5.71-inch IPS LCD HD+ (1520 x 720) capacitive touchscreen, 19:9 aspect ratio, dewdrop notch 6.1-inch IPS LCD HD+ (1560 x 720) capacitive touchscreen, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, dewdrop notch, Corning Gorilla Glass
Dimensions147.13 x 70.78 x 8.45mm154.3 x 73.7 x 8.5mm
Weight 146 grams166 grams
O/SAndroid 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9 Android 9.0 Pie with ColorOS 6.0
ChipsetMediaTek Helio A22 MediaTek Helio P22
CPU2.0GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53 2.0GHz Octa Core Cortex-A53
GPU PowerVR GE6320 PowerVR GE8320
RAM2GB2GB/3GB
Memory 32GB 16GB/32GB
Storage Expansion up to 512GB via microSDup to 256GB via microSD
Main Camera 13MP f/1.813MP f/2.2 + 2MP with Chroma Boost
Front Camera 5MP5MP
Radio YesYes
GPS Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS,
Data4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE, GPRS Networks4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE, GPRS Networks
WiFi802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.2v4.2
NFC NoNo
USBmicroUSB 2.0, with OTG functionMicroUSB 2.0, with OTG function
Fingerprint Sensor None None
Face Recognition Yes Yes
Battery3020mAh Li-Ion, non-removable4000mAh Li-Ion, non-removable
PricePhp5,490 (2GB/32GB) Php5,490 (2GB/16GB), Php6,490 (3GB/32GB)


This comparison sheet shows that the two handsets almost offer the same key specs. However, the Realme C2 comes with slightly improved features.

Let’s talk first about its design. If you want to standout among the rest, then, you better choose the C2 as it flashes a stylish physique. Meanwhile, the 8S is dressed with a simpler body that gives off a more sophisticated appearance.

Realme C2
Realme C2

Moving on, the Realme C2 delivers a larger 6.1-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ 1560 x 720 resolution, and it comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, too. Nevertheless, Honor is not too far away, as it sports a 5.71-inch IPS LCD panel with the same HD+ 720p resolution. Both devices are also mounted with a dewdrop notch.

Under the hood, the Honor 8S is powered by Helio A22 quad-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz, paired with PowerVR GE6320 graphics. On the other hand, the Realme C2 is equipped with Helio P22 octa-core chipset coupled with PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

The tricky part here is seen on its RAM/storage configuration, as the C2 can offer up to 3GB RAM while the 8S allows users to expand their storage up to 512GB. But for us, we rather choose to have a larger RAM for a smoother mobile experience.

See Also: Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 versus Realme 3 Pro

Honor 8S
Honor 8S

Both devices are banked with good photography capabilities, as well. The 8S sports a 13-megapixel f/1.8 main shooter, suggesting that it can produce decent images. But this isn’t enough to battle out its rival, as the C2 features a dual rear camera setup composed of a 13-megapixel f/2.2 main lens and 2-megapixel secondary sensor. For selfies, both smartphones are geared with a 5-megapixel snapper.

Moreover, the Realme C2 is juiced with a larger 4,000mAh battery capacity compared to its rival’s 3,020mAh stamina.

For the initial price of Php5,490, Honor 8S offers a better 2GB/32GB configuration, while the Realme C2 starts with just 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. But to be wise, consumers only have to add Php1,000 to score the C2’s 3GB/32GB model.

So, which side are you on? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section!

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