Xiaomi Redmi 5A(FAQs) is the most coveted smartphone in the entry-level segment. The 5A offers adequate hardware and is a great device for a first-time or basic smartphone buyers. However, it still might not be the perfect phone for every user out there.
If your requirements are any different, for instance, if you just don’t want to miss out on a bigger 5.5-inch screen or a fingerprint sensor, there are a few other options that you can consider in and around the same price range. Take a look:
7 Best Xiaomi Redmi 5A Alternatives To Buy In India
1o.or’s (Tenor) recently launched, 10.or D, is the biggest challenger to Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Both smartphones are awfully close, at least on paper, but the 10.or D pushes the boundary further with some subtle additions.
In comparison to Redmi 5A, 10.or D has a slightly bigger display – 5.2-inch HD, more battery juice – 3500mAh, runs stock Android software, and has a fingerprint sensor, which is still a rarity in this budget. The phone comes in two variants and has a starting price of Rs. 4,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite
Talking about the phone, Redmi Y1 Lite has a slightly larger display – 5.5-inch to be exact and is powered by Snapdragon 425 chipset with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage space. For photography, it has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie shooter.
The other alternative to Redmi 5A can be the HMD Global’s budget smartphone, Nokia 2. The phone has an awesome build quality, good display quality, will be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo, and has an excellent battery life. However, the innards of the Nokia 2 are slightly on the weaker side.
Nokia 2 is powered by entry grade 1.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 212 processor backed by 1GB RAM and 8GB storage space. The phone comes running on stock-Android and houses a 4,100mAh battery. In optics, it has an 8MP primary camera and a 5 MP front camera. We expect the performance to get a tad better after the phone gets Android Oreo (Go Edition).
InFocus Turbo 5 Plus
InFocus Turbo 5 Plus is also a great smartphone available at a budget price. The phone sports a 5.5-inch HD display, a duo of 13MP rear sensors and 4,850mAh battery and can surely give Redmi 5A a run for its money.
Under the hood, the phone is powered by 1.5Ghz Octa-core MediaTek MT6750 Cortex-A53 processor backed by 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. It runs on Android Nougat out of the box and features a front-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Moto C Plus
Lenovo’s Moto C Plus is also a viable Redmi 5A alternative. The phone is meant for offline buyers, focuses on a big battery, and offers an ergonomic design.
Moto C Plus boasts a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display and a 4000mAh battery. The phone is equipped with MediaTek’s 1.3GHz quad-core SoC, has an 8-megapixel primary, and a 5-megapixel front camera. This places it at a disadvantage compared to Snapdragon 425 and better optics on Redmi 5A.
Micromax Bharat 5
Bharat 5 is the latest entry-level smartphone by the Indian smartphone maker, Micromax. The phone sport modest specification as is expected in a budget phone, but its biggest highlight is its 5000mAh battery and the ability to shoot portrait images.
As for the specification, the Bharat 5 flaunts a 5.2-inch HD display (bigger than the 5A display) and rocks on Quad-core MediaTek chip clocked at 1.4GHz. The chipset is assisted with 1GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage.
Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro
Lastly, there is Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro, which is also a good option for anyone who’s looking for the tier-1 branding. The handset from the South Korean was launched in August and still have enough firepower to hold the contemporary budget smartphone at bay.
The Galaxy On5 Pro is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos processor with 2GB RAM – a good enough chipset to handle day-to-day usage with ease. The phone currently retails in India at Rs. 6,990 on Samsung’s official e-store.
Best 6 Redmi 5A alternatives
The Redmi 5A is a very convincing smartphone for its price and perhaps most people will happily side with it over other alternatives. At the same time, if you don’t want a Xiaomi product for some reason, the other alternatives are worth considering.
Last updated on: December 21