The Redmi Note 5 Pro made a splash after its launch, as it was everything that the leaks and rumours promised, and much more. Xiaomi has made sure the phone is ready for 2018, given that its 2017 lineup of devices was extremely successful. And to see just how good the new Redmi Note 5 Pro is, we decided to compare it against three other excellent handsets that fall in the same pricing segment. We chose the Mi A1 and the Honor 7x from Huawei. Let’s go ahead and see which the best phone among the three is.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1 vs Honor 7x: Price in India
The Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched on 14th February this year and is currently priced at Rs.13,999 for the 4GB RAM 64GB ROM variant. The Mi A1 is the oldest phone among these three as it was released in September 2017. It costs Rs.13,999 currently. The Honor 7x made its debut in September last year and is currently priced at Rs.12,999 for the base variant.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1 vs Honor 7x: Display
The Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a 5.99-inch IPS LCD wide-angle display, which offers a resolution of 1080×2160 at 403ppi. In comparison, the Mi A1 has a 5.5-inch screen that offers 1080×1920, at 403ppi. As the resolution indicates, the aspect ratio is 16:9, unlike the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Honor 7x, both of which offer an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Honor 7x comes with a 5.93-inch IPS LCD display, which has a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels at 403ppi density. All three displays offer Gorilla Glass protection.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1 vs Honor 7x: Performance and Battery Life
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by the all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz Kryo 260 processor, whereas the Mi A1 features a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0GHz chip. The Honor 7x is equipped with a HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core (4×2.36GHz + 4×1.7GHz) chipset.
While the Honor 7x is currently at Android Nougat, both the Mi A1 and Redmi Note 5 Pro offer Android 8.0 (Oreo). The Redmi Note 5 Pro offers 4GB RAM and is paired with 64GB onboard storage. The Mi A1 is available as a 4GB RAM 64GB ROM configuration as well. The Honor 7x offers 32GB storage, comparatively, and 4GB RAM. All three phones have hybrid slots to alternate between a second SIM card and expandable memory via microSD card.
In terms of battery life, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is well ahead of the competition. The Redmi Note 5 Pro offers a 4000mAh battery, whereas the Mi A1 and Honor 7x offer 3080mAh and 3340mAh cells respectively.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1 vs Honor 7x: Camera
All three phones come with dual camera setups on the rear. The Redmi Note 5 Pro offers a 12MP+5MP pair on the back whereas the Mi A1 has a 12MP+12MP dual setup on the rear. The Honor 7x sports a 16MP+2MP configuration for its primary lens, in comparison. While the Mi A1 and Redmi Note 5 Pro phones let you shoot 4K videos at 30 frames per second, the Huawei Honor 7x shoots full HD (1080p) videos at the same frame rate.
On the front, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 20MP selfie camera, which is quite impressive when compared to the Mi A1’s 5MP front shooter and the 8MP snapper on the Honor 7x.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1 vs Honor 7x: Verdict
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is easily the best phone among the three. The device not only offers a better processor but also has a better display and excellent camera offerings. So if you ever have to choose between these three phones, we recommend that you go ahead and get yourself the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
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