The price of the Xiaomi Mi A1 has been dropped from Rs. 14,999 to Rs. 12,999 due to relatively low sales figures. The price of the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt has also been dropped from Rs. 17,999 to Rs. 12,999 to compete with the other smartphones from Chinese brands. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, which is expected to launch in India in early 2018 is also expected to be priced at Rs. 12,999. So should you wait for you for the Redmi 5 Plus to launch in India, or should you buy one among the other two smartphones? Let us find out by comparing the specifications of these three smartphones.
Mi A1 vs Redmi 5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy On Nxt: Display
Xiaomi started the trend of bezel-less and 18:9 displays in smartphones and the company has been quick to bring the feature in mid-range and low-end smartphones within a matter of months. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is their first bezel-less smartphone in the low-end price category; it has a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The Xiaomi Mi A1 and the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt being launched before the bezel-less era, have a traditional 16:9 display with 5.5-inches screen size. All the three smartphones feature IPS LCD technology and Gorilla Glass protection.
Mi A1 vs Redmi 5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy On Nxt: Camera
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime uses a 13-megapixel primary camera that we have come to see in many other smartphones from Samsung; it features contrast-detection autofocus and an LED flash. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus opts for a marginally better 12-megapixel primary camera sensor with phase-detection autofocus and a dual-tone dual-LED flash. However, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is the one that beats the other two smartphones with a dual-camera setup (12M + 12MP) and 4K video recording. The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Whereas, the Xiaomi Mi A1 and the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus feature a 5-megapixel sensor on the front.
Mi A1 vs Redmi 5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy On Nxt: Performance
Samsung is known for equipping the budget smartphones with weak chipsets, and the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt is also bugged with the same issue. It has an in-house developed Exynos 7885 chipset with 3GB of RAM. The XIaomi Mi A1 and the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus feature a relatively more powerful Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB of RAM.
On the software front, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus has the stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and the company has promised to update the device with Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, on the other hand, houses Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS customised with MIUI 9. The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, it can be upgraded to 7.0 Nougat OS. The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt will most probably not receive the newer Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.
Mi A1 vs Redmi 5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy On Nxt: Battery
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus has a 4000mAh battery, which is just 100mAh shy of its predecessor, but it is still ahead in the competition. A 3080mAh battery resides in the Xiaomi Mi A1, which is the smallest of the lot, but it performs very well, thanks to the optimised software. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, as well as, the Xiaomi Mi A1 feature 10W fast charging. As for the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt, it has a 3600mAh battery.