Launched in India back in November 2017, the Redmi 5A is currently one of the most popular entry-level Android smartphones in the country today. While the Redmi 5A is no doubt a capable smartphone and offers great value, some solid alternatives are available for you to consider. Two of the strongest Redmi 5A rivals on the market currently are the 10.or D and InFocus Vision 3. If you’re confused between these three excellent entry-level smartphones, read our comparison below to find out which one is best for you.
10.or D vs InFocus Vision 3 vs Redmi 5A: Price in India
The 10.or D starts at Rs.4,999 for the 16GB variant. If you wish to get the 32GB variant instead, you will need to shell out Rs.5,999. InFocus Vision 3, on the other hand, comes in a single variant priced at Rs.6,999. Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A starts at Rs.4,999 for the 16GB variant, while the 32GB variant is priced at Rs.6,999 in India. When it comes to value, the 10.or D and Xiaomi Redmi 5A are definitely superior.
10.or D vs InFocus Vision 3 vs Redmi 5A: Display
The 10.or D features a 5.2-inch sized IPS display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution, giving it a pixel density of 282 pixels per inch. Among the three smartphones that we are comparing today, it is the InFocus Vision 3 that boasts the largest display at 5.7-inches. Unlike the other two, InFocus Vision 3 features an 18:9 aspect ratio full-screen display with 1440 x 720 HD+ resolution and 2.5D tempered glass protection on top. Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A features the smallest display of the group at 5.0-inches, offering 720 x 1280 HD resolution. However, the Redmi 5A display’s fully-laminated HD display offers the advantage of a Reading mode that filters out harmful blue light to protect your eyes. It also boasts a slightly higher color gamut and peak brightness compared to the other two smartphones. Thanks to the smaller 5-inch display, the Redmi 5A enjoys a slight edge in terms of pixel density as well. However, the 18:9 display of the InFocus Vision 3 provides a more enjoyable viewing experience thanks to the bigger size and slimmer bezels.
10.or D vs InFocus Vision 3 vs Redmi 5A: Camera
The 10.or D comes equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera that can shoot videos at up to 1080p Full HD resolution. The rear-facing camera on the other two smartphones are also 13MP units, featuring an LED flash, various scene modes, and Full HD video recording capability. On the front, 10.or D and Xiaomi Redmi 5A come equipped with a 5-megapixel resolution camera for selfies. The InFocus Vision 3 has a very slight edge over them when it comes to the selfie camera, thanks to a higher 8-megapixel resolution. Overall though, none of the three smartphones are very impressive in terms of camera performance.
10.or D vs InFocus Vision 3 vs Redmi 5A: Performance & Software
The 10.or D runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, paired with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. Taking care of graphics is Qualcomm’s Adreno 308 GPU, which offers decent performance. In terms of storage, the 10.or D 2GB RAM variant comes with 16GB of internal storage while the 3GB RAM variant packs 32GB of onboard storage. InFocus Vision 3 is powered by a MediaTek MT6735H quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Xiaomi Redmi 5A is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset as the 10.or D, paired with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. Since the MediaTek MT6735H isn’t nearly as powerful as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 chipset, the 10.or D and Xiaomi Redmi 5A have the edge over InFocus’ Vision 3.
Moving on to software, the 10.or D runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system out of the box with Google Voice Assistant and is also promised to receive regular security updates as well as an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. The InFocus Vision 3 runs on the older Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box, while the Android 8.0 Oreo update is expected to be released in mid-2018. Xiaomi Redmi 5A runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based MIUI 9 out of the box. Xiaomi is yet to confirm an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo for the smartphone. When it comes to software, the 10.or D comes out on top with the promise of regular security updates and a clean, bloat-free UI.
10.or D vs InFocus Vision 3 vs Redmi 5A: Battery
One of the key selling points of the 10.or D is its 3500mAh capacity Li-polymer high-density battery that is claimed to provide up to 2 days of regular use. The InFocus Vision 3 packs a larger 4000mAh capacity battery, giving it a clear edge in terms of battery life. Xiaomi Redmi 5A, on the other hand, comes backed by a 3000mAh capacity battery. Despite the differences in battery capacity, all the three smartphones deliver impressive battery life and will give you one full-day of regular use.
10.or D vs InFocus Vision 3 vs Redmi 5A: Verdict
If the design is what you care about, there is no doubt that the InFocus Vision 3 is the most appealing handset of the trio with its full-screen design and large HD+ resolution display. It is also quite impressive in the battery life department with a hugr 4000mAh capacity battery. However, the Vision 3 isn’t very impressive in the performance department and runs on the older Android 7.0 Nougat OS. Xiaomi Redmi 5A has the smallest display of the group but delivers good performance and manages to impress with excellent battery life as well. Xiaomi is also a bigger brand than both InFocus and 10.or, so if you’re brand-conscious, the Redmi 5A is certainly the one for you. The 10.or D offers a good combination of solid performance, great software for an entry-level smartphone, and great battery life. It also includes a fingerprint sensor, something the Redmi 5A doesn’t offer. Which is why we would recommend you to consider the 10.or D over both the Xiaomi Redmi 5A and the InFocus Vision 3.