It is Valentine’s Day, and gadget lovers have another reason to rejoice as India’s high smartphone vendor Xiaomi has chosen the day of affection to unveil its newest premium smartphone – Redmi Be aware 5. The inexpensive smartphone is attempting to fill in sneakers of Redmi Be aware 4, which was the highest vendor all through 2017.
However it’s not simply the Redmi Be aware 4 that Xiaomi is attempting to outdo. 2018 has already began off on a excessive observe for a number of smartphone manufacturers. Honor, as an illustration, achieved early success with its price range premium smartphones; Honor 9 Lite has acquired a lot consideration and reward and it is mirrored within the sequence of flash gross sales.
In 2018 to date, now we have two worthy smartphones that compete in opposition to one another. Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 5 and Honor 9 Lite are priced in the identical vary, making it a tricky name for buyers to determine which one to decide on.
We’re right here to resolve that confusion by evaluating each telephones spec-by-spec.
Design & Show
Honor 9 Lite immediately grabs consideration for its metallic shell and a layer of glass on high giving a shiny premium look. It feels simply pretty much as good when held in hand. Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 5 selected to go along with a full metallic unibody design with tapered again cowl.
As for the show, Honor 9 Lite includes a 5.65-inch Full HD+ show with 18:9 facet ratio. Xiaomi goes barely greater on this one by that includes a full-screen 5.99-inch show with Full HD+ decision. Xaomi Redmi Be aware 5 can also be the primary Redmi Be aware cellphone to have a full view show.
For those who ask us, the Honor 9 Lite appears to be like extra interesting as in comparison with the hoary rear design on the Redmi Be aware 5. The shows on each telephones are fairly good, so you can’t go fallacious with both of them.
Digital camera is the division Honor 9 Lite focuses on and makes use of as its greatest promoting level. The handset comes with a complete of 4 cameras, two on the entrance and two on the again. The rear and entrance digital camera setup have the identical 13MP and 2MP sensors with Bokeh impact on each side. The rear cameras get PDAF help.
Opposite to what rumors had hinted, Redmi Be aware 5 got here with a single rear digital camera with 12MP sensor, 1.25-micron pixel measurement, PDAF, an LED flash module and f/2.2 aperture measurement together with a 5MP front-facing snapper with LED flash. The twin cameras are reserved for Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 5 Professional.
As soon as once more, we’ll should aspect with Honor 9 Lite relating to the digital camera.
Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 625 chipset (identical because the Xiaomi Mi A1 chipset), paired with both 3GB or 4GB RAM relying on the storage mannequin (32GB or 64GB, respectively). Compared, Honor 9 Lite is full of proprietary Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core and backed by Mali-T830 MP2 graphics engine, 4GB/3GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB storage.
Most probably a tie state of affairs on this class. Each are geared up with highly effective chipsets and configurations to present customers a lag-free efficiency.
Xiaomi all the time goes massive on battery energy. Redmi Be aware 5 comes with a 4,000mAh unit together with a devoted charger that handles energy spikes. So goodbye to bursting telephones whereas charging?
Honor 9 Lite, then again, includes a 3,000mAh battery, which ought to suffice for a day of combined utilization. However Xiaomi takes the lead from Honor 9 Lite on this one.
Each smartphones have rear-mounted fingerprint scanners, twin SIM card help, and 4G VoLTE. Honor 9 Lite is available in three colours – blue, gray and black – whereas the Redmi Be aware 5 is available in brighter shades – black, blue, gold and rose gold.
Value & availability
Xiaomi Redmi Be aware 5
3GB + 32GB: Rs 9,999
4GB + 64GB: Rs 10,999
Redmi Be aware 5 will likely be solely obtainable on Flipkart and Mi.com from February 22 onwards.
Honor 9 Lite
3GB + 32GB: Rs 10,999
4GB + 64GB: Rs 14,999
Obtainable solely on Flipkart.