Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Redmi Y1 Lite: Price in India, Specifications and Features Comparison


For long, Xiaomi has dominated the entry-level smartphones segment in India, and for a darn good reason. Xiaomi’s offerings for India are among the most value for money handsets that one can buy in the country today. While several brands have tried to ape the ‘Xiaomi model’ since no one has been able to replicate its success. A few months ago, a little-known brand with a rather weird name started selling its handsets exclusively via Amazon. We are talking about 10.or This company started off by selling its the 10.or E and then followed it up with the 10.or G a few weeks later.  Both these handsets were competitively priced against Xiaomi’s similarly priced handsets. Needless to say, the 10.or did garner some attention. Recently, 10.or announced the launch of another handset, the 10.or D in India. Let us check out of the 10.or D has what it takes to compete against Xiaomi’s new entry-level offering the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Just for fun, we will also add the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite into the equation. Let us now see how these three handsets square up against each other.

Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Redmi Y1 Lite: Display

In typical fashion, let us first talk about the displays used by these three handsets. All the three handsets in this comparison have different display sizes. While the Redmi 5A uses a 5-inch display, the Rdmi Y1 gets a larger 5.5-inch panel. The 10.or D slots itself between these two and features a 5.2-inch display. What is common to all the three models, however, is the display resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels.  Since the Redmi 5A has the smallest display of the lot, it offers comparatively better pixel density compared to the other two devices.

Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Redmi Y1 Lite: Hardware, Software

Moving on. Let us now take a look at the internals of these three devices. We start with the Redmi 5A. The 5A is offered in two versions, both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset. The only differences are the RAM and storage space. The entry-level version gets 2GB RAM and 16GB space and will set you back by Rs. 4,999. The second version is the 3GB + 32GB version that goes for Rs. 6,999.

Next up is the 10.or D which is also offered in similar configurations. The handset also comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset and gets two versions, a 2GB + 16GB version for Rs.4,999 and a 3GB + 32GB version for Rs.5,999. You heard that right, 10.or has actually undercut Xiaomi with the 10.or D. The 10.or D also gets a fingerprint scanner which is unheard of on any handset in this price bracket. As for the Redmi Y1 Lite, this one is offered in a single variant that offers 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space. This version will set you back by Rs.6,999. The Y1 is also powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset.

Moving on to the software, the Redmi 5A and the Y1 Lite both run Android 7.1 Nougat underneath an MIUI 9 skin. The 10.or D, on the other hand, runs a near stock version of Android 7.1.2. The handset has also been promised an official update to Android Oreo.

Things look good for the 10.or D as far as the hardware specs are concerned. Not only does the phone undercut the Redmi 5A by Rs.1000 for the top version, but it also gets a fingerprint sensor that the Redmi 5A does not have.

Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Redmi Y1 Lite: Camera

Let us now compare the imaging capabilities of the three handsets. The Redmi 5A and the Redmi Y1 Lite both feature a 13-megapixel  primary camera at the rear with support for phase detection autofocus. The 10.or D also gets a 13-megapixel shooter at the rear. There is, however, no mention of support for phase detection autofocus. As for the rear camera, all the three handsets here get a 5-megapixel shooter. With all the three devices sporting matching hardware spec sheets as far as the camera is concerned, it will only take a real world comparison to decide a clear winner.

Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Redmi Y1 Lite: Price

The 10.or D is perhaps the only handset in the country that has the spec sheet and the price tag to challenge the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. And that is quite an achievement in itself. The Redmi Y1 Lite, even though a decent handset on its own falls slightly short on the hardware front with just one model on offer. The 10.or D is also the only handset in this comparison to feature a fingerprint scanner which is unheard of in this price segment. It is difficult, therefore, to choose one handset from the two this time and you will have to wait for our review of both these phones to get a clearer picture.

All said, are you happy now that the Redmi 5A has a serious competitor in the market?