If you can spend close to $500 USD, love large screen devices and wants a great camera phone, then Huawei Honor V8 and Xiaomi Mi5 Pro are here to make you choice difficult.

Huawei Honor V8 VS Xiaomi Mi5 Pro

The fact that you will be getting your money’s worth makes it even more compelling to spend that much money. So let’s begin by taking a look at what Honor V8 has to offer:
- 5.7-inch Quad HD IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels or ~515 ppi pixel density
- Fingerprint sensor
- HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset, Octa-core processor, made up of Quad-core 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 + Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A53, Mali-T880 MP4 graphics and 4GB RAM
- Dual 12MP primary camera with f/2.2, 27 mm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
- 8MP secondary camera
- 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 128GB
- Android Marshmallow 6.0
- Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
- Dual-sim and 4G LTE
- $499 price tag

At a glance, Honor V8 is indeed a top-of-the-line phablet. Large screen with Quad HD resolution, great hardware with blazingly fast octa-core and 4GB RAM, dual 12MP primary camera, large storage and the latest Marshmallow OS to support it.

Now let’s move on to the Xiaomi Mi5 Pro:
- 5.15-inch Full HD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~386 ppi pixel density)
- Thin body at 144.55 * 69.2 * 7.25mm and weighs 139 g
- 3D Ceramic
- Fingerprint sensor
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad Core 2.15GHz
- 16MP primary camera with f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
- 4MP secondary camera
- 128GB internal storage
- Android 6.0
- Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
- Dual-sim and 4G LTE
- $519 USD price tag

What we have here now with the Xiaomi Mi5 Pro is a phablet with a stylish metal body that is thin. It may not have the greatest of hardware, but it still packs a powerful punch. The 16MP primary camera ensures that you can take amazing pictures. It is also slightly cheaper although its biggest issue is its outdated OS, which may not even see the light of getting the update to Marshmallow OS.

With just a $20 USD price difference between the two, I would put my money on Huawei Honor V8 for three primary reasons. First is its Quad HD resolution, high-end hardware and Marshmallow OS. These justify spending just a little bit extra.

Huawei Honor V8 had just been released on May 10th and is currently available for $499 USD. It is available in Silver, Gold and Rose Gold.

Xiaomi Mi5 Pro is currently available for approximately $519 USD, and you can also choose from White and Black.