Honor Band 5 vs Mi Band 4

Which one to buy, Honor Band 5 or Mi Band 4?

After the recent launch of Huawei’s Honor Band 5, many of us are confused to judge that it is better than Mi Band 4 or not, and what to go for.

Here is complete comparison of both the smartbands.

Price

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Mi Band 4 wins

The MRP of Honor Band 5 is 2,999 while it is available for 2,599 whereas Mi Band 4 has an MRP of more than 3,000 but it is available for less than 2,000. Hence, Mi Band 4 wins by offering less price.

Launch

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Honor Band 5 wins

Mi Band 4 was announced in June 2019 whereas Honor Band 5 was announced in August 2019. The latest catch eyes!

Weight

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Mi Band 4 wins

The weight of Honor Band 5 is 22.7 grams whereas Mi Band 4 weighs 6 grams less, that is only 22.1 grams.

Display

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Tie

Both the smartbands have same quality display. Both feature a 0.95 inches AMOLED screen display with 240 x 120 pixels.

Strap colours and choices

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Mi Band 4 wins

There are more diverse options available for straps of Mi Band 4 while Honor Band 5 has limited.

Battery

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Mi Band 4 wins

The charging time for both the smartbands is somewhat the same. In terms of battery backup, Xiaomi promises to give 20 days backup after one full charge (Mi Band 4 has 135mAh battery)  whereas Honor Band 5 promises only 14 days(it has 100mAh battery).

Connectivity

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Mi Band 4 wins

Mi Band 4 comes in two variants, one is with NFC and another is without NFC and Honor Band 5 also has NFC. Mi Band 4 comes with Bluetooth v5.0 and Honor Band 5 comes with Bluetooth v4.2 Hence, Mi Band 4 will have better connectivity.

Looks and design

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Mi Band 4 wins

Every individual vary choices and preferences. Though, according to majority of people, Mi Band 4 is better in looks and design as compared to Honor Band 5. This is because:
  • The strap of Mi Band 4 looks more premium as it doesn’t have rough look and simplicity like Honor Band 5.
  • Honor Band 5 has round ring designed home button which isn’t so appealing when compared to Mi Band 4’s tiny circular home button.
  • Honor Band 5 has rectangular shape whereas Mi Band 4 has elliptical shape.

Comfort-ability

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Honor Band 5 wins

Honor Band 5 comes with a traditional watch strap which is more easy to wear, quick and comfortable than Mi Band 4.

Watch faces

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Mi Band 4 wins

Mi Band 4 offers more watch faces and their are much of third-party apps available for customizing them, while Honor Band 5 has limited watch faces.

Water resistivity

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Tie

Both the smartbands have rating of 5ATM for water resistivity and can go up-to 50 meters.

Features and accuracy

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Honor Band 5 wins

Honor Band 5 takes the point in providing better features than Mi Band 4 which are more accurate. The pedometer, heart rate sensor, gyroscope etc. are more accurate than in Mi Band 4.

Accessibility

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Mi Band 4 wins

Mi Band 4 comes with functions like music control, camera control, alarm etc. which are not there in Honor Band 5.

Conclusion

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In terms of launch date, accuracy and comfort-ability, Honor Band 5 is better than Mi Band 4 but in terms of functionalities, looks, watch faces, battery life and price, Mi Band 4 is better.
Know more about the Mi Band 4: https://www.mi.com/global/mi-smart-band-4/
Buy Honor Band 5 (India): https://bit.ly/33t34uG
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  1. nice article!i like the Xiaomi MI band 4.The major upgrade Xiaomi MI band 4 is color AMOLED display. The Xiaomi MI Band 3 was a huge hit who kept a good record in global sales. The company managed to sell over 1 million units in India alone.

  2. Great article!I love the new Huawei Band 4.It can be considered the complete opposite of the Huawei Watch GT 2 in the sense that the Band 4 and 4E are completely for fitness, notifications and reminders, it is a lot cheaper and it is simple and lightweight.

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