Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Samsung Galaxy J2 2017: Price in India, Specifications and Features Comparison


The sub Rs. 10,000 smartphone marketplace has seen a plethora of devices over the course of the past year. It can be attributed to widespread penetration of 4G networks which have in turn created a demand for reasonably priced smartphones for people with less spending power. Xiaomi’s has managed to dominate this segment so far, but the competition is stiff. Amazon entered the smartphone market under the brand name ’10.or’ and have released two devices so far. Their budget offering, the 10.or D is likely to release sometime in the next few weeks. Today we’ll take a look at three sub Rs. 8,000 smartphones and determine which one is the best bang for your buck.

Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Samsung Galaxy J2 2017: Design and Build Quality

The choice of material used for the construction of the device is one of the first components that gets downgraded to keep overall manufacturing costs low. The 10.or D and Redmi 5A use a similar metal-plastic hybrid material for the body, while the Galaxy J2 uses a polycarbonate based material. None of the devices come with Gorilla glass protection, but it is understandable, given the price.

Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Samsung Galaxy J2 2017: Display

The Samsung Galaxy J2 is one of the very few sub Rs. 10,000 devices that use Samsung’s Super AMOLED panel. The 4.7-inch panel has a resolution of 540×960, which would have been good five years ago, but is simply unacceptable in this day and age. The Redmi 5A has a 5-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720×1280. The 10.or D has a slightly larger 5.2-inch IPS LCD panel with the same resolution. Despite the lower resolution and smaller screen size, the Galaxy J2 is the better device here as Samsung’s Super AMOLED panels are one of the best in the market, in terms of colour accuracy and overall viewing experience.

Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Samsung Galaxy J2 2017: Camera

The Redmi 5A and the 10.or D both have a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The Redmi 5A supports Phase Detection Autofocus, something that’s lacking in the 10.or D. Galaxy J2’s 5-megapixel primary camera and 2-megapixel secondary shooter is severely underpowered compared to the other two devices. The Redmi 5A has the better overall camera performance of the three, not only because of its better sensor but also because of the variety of options MIUI gives you in the camera app.

Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Samsung Galaxy J2 2017: Performance

The Redmi 5A and the 10.or D both use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chip (1.4GHz base clock) along with an Adreno 308 GPU. The Galaxy J2 uses a slightly older, less powerful Exynos 3475chip (1.3GHz base clock) along with an ARM Mali-T720 GPU. All three devices Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box, each with a different fork. The Redmi 5A uses MIUI 9, the Galaxy J2 Samsung Experience and the 10.or D a clean, customization-free stock version. This segment, from a hardware point of view, is tied between the Redmi 5A and the 10.or D. It boils down to personal preference and one can choose either device based on their prior experience with both forks.

Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Samsung Galaxy J2 2017: Hardware

Once again, the Samsung Galaxy J2 falls short with its 2,000mAh Li-ion battery and lack of fingerprint scanner. The Redmi 5A has a slightly more powerful 3,000mAh Li-Po battery but lacks a fingerprint scanner. The 10.or D features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a 3,500mAh Li-Po battery.

Redmi 5A vs 10.or D vs Samsung Galaxy J2 2017: Price in India and Verdict

The Redmi 5A is priced at Rs. 4,999 for the base 2GB RAM 16GB storage variant. The 10.or D is also expected to be priced the same, for the same variant. The 3GB RAM 32GB storage variant is expected to retail at Rs. 5,999. The Samsung Galaxy J2 is the most expensive of the lot, at Rs. 6,999 for a measly 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage

The 10.or D and Redmi 5A are both, well-rounded devices that offer you a good value for your money. The Samsung Galaxy J2 isn’t worth its asking price, given the fact that it offers antiquated hardware and little to no features.