What's new in Xiaomi Redmi 5 over Xiaomi Redmi 4?

What's new in Xiaomi Redmi 5 over Xiaomi Redmi 4?

At the grand opening of its latest Authorised Mi Store in IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, Xiaomi just launched yet another budget-friendly smartphone on our shores: the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. In fact, the first Honor 7X sale in India coincided with the global unveiling of Redmi 5 Plus.

Contrarily, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched in India in September at a price of Rs. 14,999. It offers a 13 MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture coupled with an LED flash. The smartphone has Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor with four cores of Cortex-A53 clocked at 2.36GHz and four cores of Cortex-A53 at 1.7GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM and microSD card support to expand storage (up to 256GB).

Huawei's Honor has provided 32GB and 64GB storage options with the Honor 7X.

It is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and has 2GB RAM with 16 GB internal storage that can be expandable. The smartphone gets a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Further, it packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. Their cameras. While both phones come with 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras, the Redmi 5A's rear camera has phase detection autofocus. Also, there is a Beautify 3.0 app that is touted to enhance portraits using software-based features.

The Redmi 5 packs a 3300mAh battery, while the Redmi 5 Plus packs a 4000mAh battery. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back.

Screen: The Redmi 5 is the smaller of the two with a 5.7-inch HD+ (720x1440) display. The Redmi 5 Plus will start at CNY 999 (approx Rs 9,800) for the 3GB + 32GB model and CNY 1299 (approx Rs 12,700) for the 4GB + 64GB storage option. The device has a hybrid SIM slot. The dual-camera setup on the Mi A1 offers 2x optical zoom and enables bokeh effect with a preloaded Portrait mode. Both these run Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9. Lastly, it has 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm headphone jack as connectivity options.