Comparing Xiaomi Mi Band 4 and Honor Band 4: What is better to buy?

After Xiaomi released the Mi Band 4 bracelet

, the choice for users has become more difficult between the Mi Band 4 and the Honor Band 4.If we compare the Mi Band 3 and Honor Band 4, here is the choicedefinitely fell on the accessory Honor.And now, when we have two cool trackers at once, and even with a color screen, it has become a little more difficult to choose the best one.But we're going to try to do it anyway...

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 or Honor Band 4

Looking ahead, I would like to note that he andanother bracelet belongs to Chinese manufacturers, who entered the market by leaps and bounds, including the Russian one. And now they are at the peak of popularity. The cost of bracelets is different. Honor Band 4 on the official website costs 4,490 rubles. Xiaomi Mi Band 4 in Russia can be bought for about 3,000 rubles, give or take. Especially clever can find both accessories cheaper on the Chinese open spaces.

It is a mistake to believe that the more expensive the bracelet, the cooler it is.Is this the case with Me Band 4 and Honor?Band 4, let's check it out right now.

Design

The new Mi Band 4 has a design likepredecessor, the differences here are minimal. In fact, this is just an oval capsule that needs to be inserted into a silicone bracelet. As usual, users have a huge number of options for straps, of which, if desired, can always be purchased. And the straps from the third Mi Band are great for the fourth version. You do not have to buy official versions of the straps, you can also purchase on AliExpress.

In the case of Honor Band 4, you can alsoadditionally buy a strap, but the choice will be significantly narrower. Perhaps due to differences in design. Honor bracelet has a more angular design, especially fans of more stringent versions of fitness trackers. And, frankly, the design of the strap I like here is much less, both visually and from a practical point of view.

Here the manufacturer uses the classicclasp on the strap. The wrist strap looks rough, the holes are too prominent. Moreover, in the process of socks, many users have noticed that over time, the strap constantly drops out and you have to refill it every now and then.

My opinion is as follows: on a woman's hand, the Mi Band 4 would be an ideal option, but also on a man's braceletwill look great. Honor Band 4 is still more suitableon a large wrist, otherwise the strap sticks out too much and the screen sticks out.If we are talking about stylistics, then the bracelet Honorlooks more sporty, but the Mi Band 4 fits perfectly into any "look".And its clasp is much more convenient, accidental unfastening is excluded.

Specifications

Next, we will discuss the technical parameters of each bracelet and compare them in the table for convenience.

Honor Band 4
Xiaomi Mi Band 4

Size and weight
43×17.2×11.5 (body), weight 23 grams
46.9 × 17.9 × 12 mm, weight 22 grams

Screen
Color, AMOLED
Color, AMOLED

Display size
0.95 inches
0.95 inches

Screen resolution
240x120
240x120

Control
Touch
Touch

Water protection
Can be dived to a depth of 50 m
Can be dived to a depth of 50 m

Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.2 BLE
Bluetooth 5.0

Battery capacity
100 mAh
135 mAh

Working hours
Up to 2 weeks of operation
Up to 3 weeks of operation

Accelerometer
6-axis
6-axis

Analyzing the above characteristics, weWe understand that roughly bracelets have similar potential. The exception is the battery: the Xiaomi Mi Band has a slightly larger capacity, respectively, the charge lasts about a week longer. This is not critical, but still a plus. The rest of the strong differences can not see. Both the one and the other fitness tracker received a reliable screen covering from damages of a different nature and scratches. The brightness on both watches is about the same.

But what I especially liked wasThe presence of Mi Bend 4 large collection of various dials. You can not say about the modest library at the Honor Band 4. It remains to compare the functional characteristics of accessories. And based on them, find the best fitness bracelet.

Functions

Let's start with the main thing. Neither bracelet does not support the NFC format that is of interest to Russian users. That is, in Russia you will not be able to pay for purchases using your fitness tracker, although the NFC module is optional here. Therefore, in our case, we buy a similar accessory to receive notifications about messages, calls, activity analysis, sleep, etc.

Generally speaking, both Xiaomi Mi Band 4 andHonor Band 4 have approximately similar functionality. Both bracelets can recognize your physical activity; in the fourth version of Mi Band, swimming has finally been added. Options also include calorie burn analysis, step counting, sleep analysis, and heart rate measurement. The data is approximately the same, based on practical experience.

There are several advantages of Xiaomi Mi Band 4:for example, it provides the ability to control music. It's very convenient; you don't have to reach for your phone to change the track. And the second plus — The bracelet monitors your heart rate and will notify you if it goes out of range. Quite useful improvements. Another bonus from the manufacturer of Mi Band 4 — built-in speaker for using a voice assistant and controlling a smart home. But for us this does not matter, so we will omit this point, as in the case of NFC.

Which bracelet is better?

For me personally, the leader in this confrontation wasXiaomi Mi Band 4 for its more laconic design, slightly longer battery life, richer functionality and a more pleasant price tag. But we must understand that both bracelets were not released at the same time. Over the course of a year, the Chinese company Xiaomi was able to take into account all the errors and improve its tracker. Now we are expecting the launch of Honor Band 5 in the near future. Let's see what it can surprise us with…