Poco F1 (128 GB) VS Honor Play (128 GB): Budget phones with Flagship Processors, which to pick?

The battle is mostly between Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 & Huawei's Hisilicon Kirin 970

Phone Details & Quick Specs

Rank : 

₹ 23,999 on
Our Score
Out of 100

2.8 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845


Android 8.1

6.18 inch (FHD+)

Hybrid Dual Sim

12,5MP + 20MP

4,000 mAh

128 GB Internal

256 GB microSD

Fingerprint, IR Face Unlock, 4G VoLTE


Rank : 

₹ 14,999 on
Our Score
Out of 100

2.36 GHz Octa Core Kirin 970


Android 8.1

6.3 inch (FHD+)

Hybrid dual sim

16,2 MP + 16 MP

3750 mAh

128 GB internal

256 GB microSD

Fingerprint, Facial Unlock, 4G VoLTE

Based on our Scores
It has around 9% better Performance
Rear Camera
It has around 3% better Rear Camera quality
Front Camera
Almost similar Front camera
Almost similar Front camera
It has around 16% better Design
It has around 5% better Display quality
It has around 7% better Battery backup
It has around 14% more Features
It has around 20% more Connectivity options
Value for Money
It has around 15% more Value for Money
User Experience
It has around 13% better User Experience
Based on Specs & Facts
Same RAM Size
Same RAM Size
Screen Size
It has 0.12 inches (2%) bigger Screen
Same Internal Storage
Same Internal Storage
It has 1.32 mm (15%) Slimmer body
It is 6 grams (3%) lighter
It is 16 days younger
Heavy Users
Normal Day to Day Users
Heavy Gamers
Moderate Gamers
Camera Lovers
Selfie Lovers
Multimedia Consumption

Conclusion: Poco F1 (128 GB) vs Honor Play (6 GB)

While both the phones provide an impressive package with their respective flagship processors at this price, the Poco F1 is a clear winner here with a huge lead. It’s not just that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 is a lot better processor than Huawei’s Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor but, the Poco F1 is a lot better phone in most of the departments be it cameras, battery, display, features or software and the Honor Play has no major advantages over it, except for the build quality. So, it’s a no-brainer among these two phones, the Poco F1 is a lot better package than the Honor Play and you must go with it.

Full Specifications

Poco F1 (128 GB)

Honor Play (6 GB)

Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Poco F1, Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (other markets) Honor Play
Manufacturer Xiaomi Huawei
Announced August 2018 July 2018
Released August 2018 August 2018
Build Polycarbonate body Metal unibody design
Graphite Black
Steel Blue
Rosso Red
Midnight Black
Navy Blue
Dimensions 155.5 x 75.2 x 8.8 mm 157.91 mm x 74.27 mm x 7.48 mm
Weight 182 grams 176 grams
Buttons On-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker Power button, Volume rockers, On screen navigation buttons
Screen Size 6.18 inches 6.3 inches
Display Type Bezel-less IPS LCD display IPS LCD bezel-less display with notch
Resolution FHD+ (2246 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels)
Pixel Density 403 pixels per inch (PPI) 409 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio 18:7:9 aspect ratio 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Area 82.2% screen-to-body ratio 83 % screen-to-body ratio
Protection 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 2.5D curved toughened glass
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive, Multitouch Yes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Processor 2.8 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with LiquidCool Technology 2.36 GHz Octa Core Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 970 Processor with AI NPU
GPU Adreno 630 Mali-G72 MP12 GPU with GPU Turbo
Internal 128 GB 128 GB
External microSD up to 256 GB Up to 256 GB via microSD card
Operating System
OS Android 8.1 Oreo Android v8.1 Oreo
User Interface MIUI 9.6 for Poco EMUI 8.2
Features Poco launcher, Turbocharge engine, support for icon packs, Dual apps, Second space 4D Gaming Experience with Smart Shock, Smart AI Gallery
Rear Camera 12 MP + 5 MP Dual cameras with Dual LED flash 16 MP + 2 MP Dual cameras with LED flash
Details Primary sensor: f/1.9 aperture, 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, Dual Pixel PDAF, EIS
Secondary sensor: f/2.0 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size
Portrait Mode, Face Recognition, AI Beautify, AI Scene Detection, Slow motion video, HDR, Panorama
f/2.2 aperture (primary), f/2.4 aperture (secondary), AI Mode, Pro Mode, Portrait mode, PDAF, HDR, Panorama, EIS
Video Recording 2160p @30fps, 1080p @30fps, 720p @30fps; Slow-mo @240fps (1080p), @240fps (720p); EIS upto 1080p UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps, Full HD 1080p @30fps
Front Camera 20 MP 16 MP
Details f/2.0 aperture, AI Portrait mode, AI Beautify 4.0, Face recognition, 4-in-1 pixel binning f/2.0 aperture, 2.0µm, AI Portrait Selfies, 3D Portrait Lighting, Beautification mode, Stickers
Video Recording 1080p @30fps 1080p @30fps
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Dual VoLTE) Dual SIM (hybrid slot)
SIM Size Nano SIM Nano SIM
Capacity 4000 mAh Li-Po battery 3750 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge 3.0, 9V/2A charger Yes, 9V/2A
Wireless Charging No No
Removable Battery No No
Security and Sensors
Security Fingerprint Scanner, IR Face Unlock Fingerprint Scanner, Facial Unlock (closed-eye face unlock prevention)
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Electronic compass, Gyroscope, Vibration motor, Hall sensor Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Gravity sensor, Gyroscope
Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G + 5G WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD v4.2, A2DP, LE
Location GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, Glonass
USB Type USB Type-C USB Type-C
FM Radio Yes Yes
Infrared No No
Speakers Stereo speakers (one bottom mounted & ear-piece), Dirac HD Sound Yes, bottom mounted
3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes Yes, 3D gaming sound effect for headphones
Microphone One primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation One primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Cellular Networks 2G, 3G, 4G, 4G+, VoLTE 2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G Bands GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz GSM 2/3/5/8
3G Bands HSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100 WCDMA 1/5/8
4G Bands FDD LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)/ 7(2600)/ 8(900)/ 20(800) TDD LTE 38(2600)/ 40(2300)/ 41(2500) FDD 1/3/5/8 LTE TD 34/38/39/40/41
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat16 1024/150 Mbps -
SAR Values
Head - -
Body - -
Other Features
Notification LED Yes Yes
Water Resistance Splash Resistant (P2i) No
In Box Contents
What's in the box? Poco F1, Power adapter, USB cable, SIM eject tool, Warranty card, User guide, Clear soft case Honor Play, Cover, Travel Charger, Data Cable, Warranty Card, User Manual and Eject tool
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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