The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a highly-anticipated phone from Xiaomi’s stable, considering how popular its predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, was. While it has not been officially announced yet, enough information is available thanks to the Android leaks community, so we decided to pitch it against the Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro and the Micromax Canvas Infinity. Let’s start off with phone pricing.
Redmi Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro vs Micromax Canvas Infinity: Price in India
While we don’t have an official confirmation from Xiaomi, the Redmi Note 5 should cost somewhere in the range of ?12,000. Comparatively, the Samsung On7 Pro, which released in July 2016, is priced at approximately ?10,000. And lastly, we have the Micromax Canvas Infinity, which is priced at approximately ?9,500. Now lets see how the phones fare when compared to each other and which phone offers maximum value for money.
Redmi Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro vs Micromax Canvas Infinity: Display
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will come with a 6-inch IPS LCD screen, with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The On7 Pro offers a resolution of 720 x 1280 on its 5.5-inch TFT LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The Canvas Infinity offers a wide-screen aspect ratio of 18:9, like the Redmi Note 5, on its 5.7-inch IPS LCD display which has a resolution of 720 x 1440. The Redmi Note 5 wins in terms of pixel density too – it offers 403ppi as compared to the On7 Pro’s 267ppi and the Infinity’s 279ppi. The display round was clearly won by the Redmi Note 5.
Redmi Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro vs Micromax Canvas Infinity: Performance
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be available in a 3GB 32GB variant and a 4GB 64GB variant, but for this comparison, we picked the base version. The On7 Pro offers 2GB RAM to go with 16GB onboard storage. The Micromax Canvas Infinity, like the Xiaomi phone, offers 3GB RAM paired with 32GB internal memory. All three phones support expandable memory.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has impressive specs under the hood – it will ship with a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0GHz processor. The On7 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz SoC, and the Micromax Canvas Infinity has a Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 1.4GHz chip to run processing work.
The Redmi Note 5 will ship with Android 7.1 just like the Canvas Infinity, but both phones will receive upgrades to Android 8.0. Comparatively, The Redmi Note 5 will come with a 4000mAh battery, while the Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro has a 3000mAh battery and the Canvas Infinity has a 2980mAh cell.
Redmi Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro vs Micromax Canvas Infinity: Camera
The Redmi Note 5 will offer a dual camera setup – 12MP twin cameras on the rear will handle all shooting duties for the Note 5. Comparatively, the On7 Pro offers a 13MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.1. The Canvas Infinity’s rear shooter is a 13 MP f/2.0 camera, but of all three phones, only the Note 5 offers phase detection autofocus.
Redmi Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro vs Micromax Canvas Infinity: Verdict
It was a close round between the three phones, but we got to the final two easily – it had to be the Redmi Note 5 and the Canvas Infinity. But one area where the Micromax phone falls short is the processor, and that’s a crucial part of owning a good phone. Add to that the better display on the Chinese phone, and we had to give the winning spot to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.