Huawei’s subbrand Honor just changed the game by launching their Honor Play device at 19,999 Rs. in India. It’s really surprising because of its Kirin 970 SoC which is a flagship-grade SoC. Xiaomi launched Mi A2 with great cameras. So in this competitive market, Oppo is going to launch their Oppo F9 Pro with the cool and interesting design. The Notch reminds the design of the Essential Phone. The rear panel has a great pattern and gradient that is too much attractive. 25MP Selfie is also its highlighting feature. So the question arrives that which one is better – Oppo F9 Pro or Honor Play. Let’s find out.
Both the devices come with Notch in the display but the sizes are different. Oppo F9 Pro has a small Notch that features just a selfie camera on it. It is looking similar to the Essential phone. But it is not fully round, it’s little curved. The rear design is also interesting here. The gradient type of colors like Huawei P20 series and some interesting patterns are there. It is really pleasing. So design is really cool on Oppo F9 Pro.
Honor Play has also a Notch but the size is big as compared to F9 Pro. The front-facing camera, earpiece, and sensors are placed on this Notch. The bottom chin has the Honor branding on it. This device comes with a unibody metal design with Antenna band at the rear side. The dual rear cameras are placed at the top left corner. Both the devices feature fingerprint scanner at the rear side.
Oppo F9 Pro comes with 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with FullHD+ (1080×2280 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. The Notch is really interesting and different here. This is the first device to have Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
The Honor Play comes with similar 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with FullHD+ (1080×2340 pixels) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It also offers a Notch in the front but the size is bigger here.
So the display is looking cool in Oppo F9 Pro. There’s not that much difference in resolution. But because of Gorilla Glass 6, Oppo F9 Pro gives you a better protection for your display.
Software (Android Versions & UI):
Both the devices come with Android Oreo 8.1 but the custom skin is different. Oppo F9 Pro loaded with ColorOS 5.2 and Honor Play has EMUI 8.2. These are Custom UIs from the companies. We suggest EMUI because it’s better. ColorOS is not that much great as compared to EMUI.
Oppo F9 Pro features MediaTek Helio P60 Octa-core SoC which is also present on Realme 1 device. And this SoC is a mid-range type of SoC.
Huawei Honor Play will shock you with its processor. Because this mid-range device offers HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core SoC. This is a flagship-grade SoC. This SoC performs somewhere between Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 845. So think about its power. The name of the device suggests that the device is focused on gaming.
So no doubts, Honor Play is better in terms of processor.
GPU ( Graphics Processing Unit):
Oppo F9 Pro has Mali-G72 MP3 GPU whereas Honor Play has Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. They are close enough but the Honor Play’s GPU performance will be better because of its GPU Turbo technology. It enhances the Gaming performance. So Honor Play is better here.
Both the devices offer dual rear camera setup. Oppo F9 Pro features a 16MP Primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture and 2MP depth sensor. Whereas Honor play features 16MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 2MP depth sensor. Honor Play supports 4K Video recording but Oppo F9 Pro doesn’t. So it is difficult to say according to these specifications. So you have to wait for reviews.
Oppo is always focusing on selfies. Again this F9 Pro has a great selfie camera. It provides the 25MP front-facing camera. Whereas Honor Play gives 16MP front-facing camera. So no doubts front camera will be better on Oppo F9 Pro.
Oppo F9 Pro is powered by 3,500 mAh battery with VOOC fast charging technology. The company is claiming 2 hours of talk time in 5 minutes of charging. Whereas Honor Play is powered by 3,750 mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
So it’s difficult to say. Both the devices have similar batteries. So there is not that much difference here.
If you want –
- Great and new design
- Display Protection (Gorilla Glass 6)
- Dedicated MicroSD Slot
- Better front camera
Then go for Oppo F9 Pro.
If you want –
- Great performance (flagship grade Processor)
- Better Gaming performance
- 4K Recording
- USB Type-C
Then go for Honor Play.
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|Specifications||Oppo F9 Pro||Huawei Honor Play|
|Price|| Still Not Official
29,990 Rs. (Leaked)
| 4GB + 64GB @19,999 Rs.
6GB + 64GB @23,999 Rs.
|Display|| 6.3-inch IPS LCD
FullHD+ 1080x2280 pixels, 19:9
Notch, Gorilla Glass 6
| 6.3-inch IPS LCD
FullHD+ 1080x2340 pixels, 19.5:9
|Operating System (OS)|| Android Oreo 8.1
ColorOS 5.2 (Custom UI)
| Android Oreo 8.1
EMUI 8.2 (Custom UI)
|Processor|| MediaTek Helio P60
| HiSilicon Kirin 970
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3|| Mali-G72 MP12
|RAM||6GB RAM||4GB/6GB RAM|
|Storage|| 128GB/64GB Inbuilt storage
Dedicated MicroSD Slot
| 64GB Inbuilt storage
Hybrid MicroSD Slot
|Rear Camera|| Dual 16MP (f/1.9) + 2MP
| Dual 16MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4)
|Battery||3500 mAh with VOOC Fast Charging||3750 mAh with 18W Fast Charging|
|Color Variants||Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, Starry Purple||Midnight Black, Navy Blue, Violet|
|Weight and Measurement|| 169 grams
156.7 x 74 x 8 mm
| 176 grams
157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm