Along with the new Honor 9x and Honor 9x Pro, the new low cost activity band Honor Band 5 was presented, a direct rival to the recent Xiaomi Mi Band 4 . And we say 'direct rival' both in price and in benefits because, as we will see below, they are quite similar to each other.
|Honor Band 5||Xiaomi Mi Band 4|
|screen||0.95-inch color AMOLED screen with 2.5D glass and 282 dpi||0.95-inch AMOLED color screen with 240 x 120 pixel resolution, 2.5D technology and 400 bits of brightness plus 282 dpi|
|Dimensions||43 x 17.2 x 11.5 mm||-|
|Weight||22.7 grams||22.1 grams (version without NFC) and 22.2 grams (version with NFC)|
|RAM memory and storage||-||16 MB RAM|
|Finishes||Three colors: blue, pink and black||Polycarbonate in the capsule and rubber in the strap|
Colors: black on the capsule and red, purple, black, maroon and flesh on the straps
|Battery||100 mAh||135 mAh (version without NFC) and 125 mAh (version with NFC)|
|Autonomy||14 days of use on a single charge||20 days of use on a single charge|
|Connections||Bluetooth 5.0, LTE 4G, GPS, AGPS and GLONASS, USB Type-C, FM Radio, Infrared||Bluetooth 5.0, NFC|
|Applications||Huawei Wear||My Fit|
|Principal functions||Blood oxygen level monitor, sleep disease detector, ten sports modes, heart rate monitor, heart rate||Automatic sleep measurement, measurement of different types of exercise, voice commands, heart rate reader, step and calorie counter, inactivity alerts, receiving calls and notifications, stopwatch, clock and countdown|
|System and compatibility||Compatible with Android 4.4 or higher and iOS 9 or higher||Compatible with Android 4.4 or higher and iOS 9 or higher|
|Release date||Not available||Available|
|Price||Prices in Japan from 25 euros||35 euros|
More functions in the Honor Band 5 but greater autonomy in the Xiaomi Mi Band 4
We are going to focus more on the differences of these two bands of activity. For example, the new Honor Band 5 tells you what your blood oxygen level is (SP02), a relevant piece of information to learn more and better about the health of your body. In addition to the usual sleep monitor, the Honor Band 5, according to the brand, will be able to detect up to 6 different anomalies typical of rest . We wonder if these problems include sleep apnea or insomnia.
Another of the elements that most differentiate the Mi Band 4 from the Honor Band 5 is the battery issue. In this aspect, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 clearly wins ( 14 days compared to 20 days of autonomy) but at the cost of not including blood oxygen measurement. If it is something important to you, you should opt for the Honor Activity Band.
For the rest, they are traced: same dimensions of the AMOLED color screen with NFC option, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, both are water resistant up to 50 meters, have different sport modes ... In short, both will be good options for the user who want a band of activity with an estimable value for money. It is expected that the new Honor Band will arrive in Europe but its price is still unknown. Right now, the previous model can be found on Amazon for around 24 euros. The Mi Band 4 can be purchased in the official store at a price of 35 euros.