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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Mi A1 – Price, Specifications and More

Redmi Note 5 vs Mi A1

Redmi Note 5 vs Mi A1: Xiaomi is going to launch their new smartphone on 14th February in India. Teaser and event page said only ‘5’. It’s not cleared that what Xiaomi is going to launch, Redmi 5 or Redmi Note 5. But Gadget 360 reported that Techook spotted a subdirectory on javascript of Xiaomi’s official website’s event page with “redminote5” written on it. Event the meta description of this page says “Presenting the Allrounder giveme5”. Last year, Xiaomi did marketing of their Redmi Note 4 with the word “Allrounder”. These are pointing to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 but it’s still not official yet. In short, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will come with 18:9 aspect ratio and dual rear camera and will be priced at around 15,000 Rs. In this price segment, Xiaomi provides Xiaomi Mi A1 which is an Android One device with massive dual rear cameras. Let’s compare these devices side by side.

Redmi Note 5 vs Mi A1

Specifications – Redmi Note 5 vs Mi A1:

Specifications Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Xiaomi Mi A1
Our Choice %EMPTY-STAR%
Price 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage @9,999Rs.
4GB RAM + 64GB Storage @11,999Rs.
4GB+32GB @12,999 Rs.
4GB+64GB @15,999 Rs.
Display 5.99-inch Full-HD+
(1080 x 2160 pixels) IPS LCD,
18:9 ratio, 403 ppi
77.4% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
5.5-inch Full-HD
(1080 x 1920 pixels) IPS LCD,
16:9 ratio, 403 ppi density,
70.1% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Operating System (OS) Android 7.1.2 Nougat
MIUI 9 on top
Android 7.1.2 Nougat,
upgradable to Oreo 8.0
Android One
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Octa-core CPU
2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
RAM 3GB/4GB RAM 4GB RAM
Storage 32GB/64GB Inbuilt storage
Hybrid slot
64GB Inbuilt storage
Hybrid slot
Rear Camera 12MP, f/2.2 rear camera
LED Flash
dual-LED dual-tone flash
Recording up to 2160p@30fps
Dual 12MP, f/2.2 + 12MP,
f/2.6 rear camera,
LED Flash
Front Camera 5MP front camera 5MP front-facing camera
Battery 4000 mAh battery
Supports Fast Charging
3080 mAh battery
Connectivity Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth,
USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G
(with support for Band 40
used by some LTE networks in India)
Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Infrared,
3G and 4G
3.5mm audio jack,
USB Typ-C with OTG support
Sensor Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor,
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor
Gyroscope
accelerometer, ambient light,
digital compass,
proximity sensor, Gyro
Infrared sensor
Fingerprint Scanner
Measurements and weight 158.50 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm
weigh 180.00 grams
155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3 mm
165 grams
Colour Variants Black, Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Red

Display – Redmi Note 5 vs Mi A1:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 sports 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and FullHD+ (1080×2160 pixels) resolution. So, bezels will be minimal on this device. Whereas Xiaomi Mi A1 offers 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 16:9 aspect ratio, Full HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution, and Corning Gorilla Gass 3. So, the display will be better on upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 because of it 18:9 aspect ratio and greater resolution.

Software – Redmi Note 5 vs Mi A1:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will offer Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box with MIUI 9.1 on top. MIUI is Xiaomi’s own custom UI where you can get a lot of inbuilt features. Xiaomi Mi A1 runs on Android Nougat 8.0 with Stock UI because of it’s Android One. The software will be smoother on Xiaomi Mi A1 because it has Stock UI. And software updates will be provided faster on Mi A1. But if you are that type of person who needs a lot of customizations then you will like the MIUI that is presented on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

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Hardware – Redmi Note 5 vs Mi A1:

Under the hood, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be featured with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC coupled with Adreno 509 GPU. Xiaomi Mi A1 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC coupled with the Adreno 506 GPU which is also presented on one-year-old Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Both offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage that you can expand via MicroSD card (Hybrid slot).

Camera- Redmi Note 5 vs Mi A1:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will also sport dual rear cameras with a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary camera. In front, it will sport 8MP front-facing camera. Xiaomi Mi A1 sports dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash. In front, it gives 5MP of camera sensor for selfies. Xiaomi Mi A1’s rear camera is just great in terms of portrait mode. It can give you a great result that can be compared to flagship devices like OnePlus 5T. But the performance of the front-facing camera is just poor. Alternatives like Honor 9 Litte and Honor 7X offers a lot better front camera as compared to Xiaomi Mi A1.

Battery – Redmi Note 5 vs Mi A1:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 packed by 4000 mAh non-removable battery. Mi A1 has smaller 3080 mAh of battery. So, the battery capacity is better on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. 

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