Infinix Mobility yesterday launched its new budget phone Infinix Smart 2 in India. This time, the mobile maker has roped in a little more than just basic features, which is a plus point for its new budget phone. However, the device could face tough competition from Xiaomi’s budget flagship product Redmi 5A. Both of these phones are available in two memory variants on online stores. Let’s find out how Infinix’s latest launch fares against a renowned Redmi 5A on a tangible scale.
Infinix Smart 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5A – Design and Display
In the display game between Smart 2 and Redmi 5A, the former is at a slight advantage for conforming to modern trends, You get a 5.45-inch Full View display, (720 x 1440) HD+ resolution, packaged in 18:9 aspect ratio. Both Smart 2 and Redmi 5A offer an eye protection mode to reduce eye strain.
Redmi 5A features a comparatively smaller IPS HD display of 5-inches with, now dated, 16:9 aspect ratio. Talking about design, the Redmi 5A has a visibly better finish.
Infinix Smart 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5A – Hardware and Performance
Infinix Smart 2 engages a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6739 quad-core SoC as its processor along with IMG PowerVR GE8100 GPU, while the Xiaomi Redmi 5A employs more powerful 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC, assisted by an Adreno 308 GPU.
Configuration options of 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, (expandable with microSD) is available on both the mobiles.
Infinix Smart 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5A – Camera specifications
The Infinix Smart 2 comes loaded with a 13MP rear camera, having Bokeh mode and Live Focus, along with a dual tone LED flashlight on its rear panel. An 8MP snapper having f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash with customizable flashlight intensity is present in the name of selfie camera aspects.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A also features a primary camera having a similar 13MP, with f/2.2 aperture. The selfie camera is a 5MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture. The Redmi 5A has slightly better rear camera quality. As for selfies, performance is similar on both handsets.
Infinix Smart 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5A – Battery and OS
Infinix Smart 2 earns brownie point on its software feature, with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo (XOS Chameleon v3.3.0 skin) running on the device out of the box. The Redmi 5A runs MIUI 9 with slightly dated Android 7.1.2 Nougat as the base software.
A 3050mAh non-removable battery unit powers the Infinix Smart 2, while the Redmi 5A is fueled by a non-removable 3,000mAh Li-Po battery. While the capacity for both the batteries doesn’t vary much on papers, Redmi 5A has a clear edge over its competitor, with a lesser charging time and longer battery life in practice.
Infinix Smart 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5A – Other Specifications
On the connectivity front, Infinix Smart 2 has Dual 4G VoLTE for both SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy. Connectivity options on the Redmi 5A include GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Infrared, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and a microUSB 2.0 port.
Infinix Smart 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5A – Price Comparison
Infinix will start selling Smart 2 exclusively via Flipkart from midnight of August 10 in four different color options of Bordeaux Red, Serene Gold, City Blue, and Sandstone Black.
On the contrary, the availability of Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A is not restricted to a single retailer and can be purchased from any major e-commerce platforms or offline store in India.
The price pattern is similar for both the devices with their 2GB RAM + 16GB storage configuration costing Rs.5,999, and the 3GB RAM + 32BG storage configuration priced at Rs.6,999.
Infinix Smart 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5A – Final Verdict
Infinix has managed to involve some great specifications that help it stand out from the crowd. However, it still compromises on a lot of key fronts in lieu of its pocket friendliness. In a nutshell, the Infinix handset comes with a larger screen, Dual 4G VoLTE, dual LED front flash with superior front camera resolution, better core software, and a slightly larger battery. Yet, the Redmi 5A has an edge, thanks to the use of a better processor and better camera performance.