Honor Band 5i USB Plug Smart Band Hands-on Review: What 's the difference with Honor Band 5?

ByJoe Horner 2019-10-23 86855

On October 22nd, Huawei Honor released the latest Honor Band 5i. Its rich dial style, blood oxygen monitoring function, true color screen, all-day intelligent heart rate monitoring makes people exciting. More importantly, the Honor Band 5i has made a huge upgrade in the way of charging, making it easier to charge! So, Honor Band 5i VS Band 5, what's the difference between them? Let's take a look at it!

Honor Band 5i  

Honor Band 5i VS Honor Band 5: Specs Compare

In general, there is little difference between Honor Band 5i and Honor Band 5, as well as in functionality and parameters. Some of the main parameters are listed below.



Honor Band 5
(standard version)

Honor Band 5i


0.95 inch AMOLED color touch screen

0.96 inch TFT color touch screen

Screen resolution



Shape of the dial


Band material



50 meters waterproof

Battery capacity



Standby time

15 days

9 days

Charging time

About 1.5 hours

Bluetooth Version

Bluetooth 4.2

Sports mode



Alipay offline payment



Xiaoai AI voice assistant



6-axis inertial sensor
optical heart rate sensor
infrared light wearing detection sensor

3-axis inertial sensor
optical heart rate sensor
infrared light wearing detection sensor


limited in NFC version

Not Support

Product weight

0.0230 kg

0.0240 kg




Honor Band 5i VS Honor Band 5: Outlook Compare

There was a significant difference between Honor Band 5i and Honor Band 5 in appearance. The main difference is the screen and the wristband.

Honor Band 5i VS Honor Band 5 

The Honor Band 5 has a 0.95-inch rectangular touch screen with a relatively small screen size. Like the Honor Band 5i, there is a circular HOME key at the bottom of the screen, which is easy to operate.

On the other hand, The Honor Band 5i has an oval 0.96-inch touch screen, which is slightly larger in size and can display 30 characters per screen.

In addition, although the wristbands of the two smart bracelets are made of TPU material, they are very light and comfortable to wear. But one end of the Honor Band 5i wristband is removed as a USB-A charging port. This is also the largest upgrade point for the Honor Band 5i. Changed to use the USB convenient charging method, can be very convenient to plug in with the USB interface of the computer, plug-in board, portable battery or power adapter interface direct charging, this is also very convenient for users, do not need to use charge cable.

Honor Band 5i  

Honor Band 5i VS Honor Band 5: Functions Compare

There is little difference in functionality between, Honor Band 5i and Honor Band 5 Standard Edition. Whether it's health function, exercise function or daily function.

The only difference is that, Honor Band 5 has a NFC version that supports features such as NFC bus access cards, while Honor Band 5i does not have NFC features. In addition, Honor Band 5 supports 10 motion modes in motion mode, while Honor Band 5i supports only 9 motion modes.

Honor Band 5i  

In terms of health function, Honor Band 5i retains the practical SpO2 blood oxygen detection function, as well as TrueSeen 3.5 technology, and supports round-the-clock heart rate detection. In addition, Honor Band 5i's sleep monitoring uses the latest IR infrared technology, infrared light is invisible, thus avoiding the awkward situation when monitoring sleep when the bracelet luminescence affects sleep.

Honor Band 5i ​ 

In other functions, music control, remote control photography, Alipay offline payment, message push, these practical daily functions are naturally also available.

Honor Band 5i VS Honor Band 5: Battery Life

The last difference between Honor Band 5i and Honor Band 5 is battery life. Honor Band 5 supports a maximum standby time of 15 days, while Honor Band 5i supports only 9 days, almost half the time. It is very unfriendly for users who are often away from home. However, as mentioned above, the Honor Band 5i improves the charging method and solves the pain point that has long been inconvenient for smart bracelet products to charge. In case of insufficient electricity, it can also charge the smart band very quickly and in time.

Honor Band 5i VS Honor Band 5: Price

In terms of price, the, Honor Band 5i is cheaper than the Honor Band 5, and the price in China is 159RMB, which is generally cost-effective. Do you like this Honor Band 5i with a built-in USB charging port?

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