Samsung and Xiaomi have been battling it out in the budget segment for a while now, with Xiaomi clearly emerging victorious because the Korean smartphone giant simply could not match the offerings of its Chinese competitor. But Samsung is not to be trifled with, as the company has realised the threat from Xiaomi and already started revamping its phones in the segment. Which is why 2018 will be an interesting year — we will see new models from Xiaomi and Samsung both. We decided to compare four phones, two each from Xiaomi and Samsung, that nicely sum up how the two companies have competed and will compete going ahead. We chose the Redmi 5, the Samsung Galaxy On7, the Redmi Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime. The comparison will inform you about which the best phone is, of these four. Let’s start by comparing prices.
Redmi 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 vs Redmi Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime: Price in India
The Redmi 5 has not yet received an official release date but is expected to launch sometime in the next month. The smartphone is expected to be priced at around ?10,999. The Samsung Galaxy On7 is the oldest phone in this comparison, as it was released first in 2015, and then an updated version was released in 2016. The On7 is currently priced at approximately ?7,990. The Redmi Note 5 is another upcoming phone from Xiaomi that should get a release date soon, and we expect the mobile phone to be priced at approximately ?9,999. And lastly, we have the Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, which was released last week, with the base variant carrying a price tag of ?12,990.
Redmi 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 vs Redmi Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime: Display
The Redmi 5 will sport a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen and offer a resolution of 720×1440 pixels and a density of 282ppi. The Galaxy On7 in comparison offers a 5.5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1080×1920 and a pixel density of 401ppi. The Redmi Note 5 will offer a 6-inch IPS LCD screen, with a wide-screen aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. The new On7 Prime has 5.5-inch TFT full HD (1080×1920) screen, just like the Galaxy On7. The Redmi 5 is the only of the lot which comes with Gorilla Glass protection against dust and scratches.
Redmi 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 vs Redmi Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime: Performance
The Redmi 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core 1.8GHz processor, whereas the Galaxy On7 is driven by the Snapdragon 410 quad-core 1.2GHz SoC. The Redmi Note 5 is rumoured to carry the Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0GHz chip, whereas the Galaxy On7 Prime has Samsung’s very own Exynos 7870 octa-core 1.6GHz processor to handle all the computing.
The Redmi 5 comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, whereas the Galaxy On7 offers just 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory in comparison. The Redmi Note 5 will share the same specs, offering 3GB RAM with 32GB of storage space, just like the new On7 Prime, which offers 3GB paired with 32GB storage as well.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 ships with Android Lollipop 5.1, whereas the other three phones offer Android Nougat or equivalent Android forks (the Xiaomi phones will ship with MIUI 9.0).
Redmi 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 vs Redmi Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime: Camera
The Redmi 5 and Redmi Note 5 come with 12MP f/2.2 rear cameras whereas the Samsung phones sport similar rear camera specs as well — the On7 and On7 Prime both offer a 13MP f/1.9 rear shooter. On the front, the Redmi 5 and Redmi Note 5 offer 5MP selfie snappers, whereas the On7 offers an 8MP selfie cam. The On7 Prime however comes with a 13 shooter on the front as well.
Redmi 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 vs Redmi Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime: Verdict
It’s a no-brainer that it makes more sense to wait for the Redmi Note 5. The phone offers maximum value for money by packing great looks, a good processor, a solid battery and an excellent OS all into one package. So at least for now, Xiaomi is still leading the race in this budget smartphone segment.