The Redmi 5 launch event saw Xiaomi launch its last major affordable smartphone in the Indian market. Like its siblings, the Redmi 5 is among the few budget smartphones that offer the new 18:9 all-screen display, and comes with three storage/ RAM variants in the country. For selfie fans, the smartphone has a selfie flash, while those looking for long-lasting usage will find the 3300mAh battery useful, the company says. However, it won't be too easy for Redmi 5 to dominate the budget smartphone segment as it will have more than one popular models to compete against, including a sibling of its own.
Redmi Y1, launched in November 2017, is a youth-focused handset that also offers a LED selfie light for the front camera. On the other hand, the Moto G5S - announced in August 2017 - comes with 4G VoLTE, fast charging, and a front-facing fingerprint sensor. And, lastly, Nokia 5 is yet another contender in the mid-range budget segment in India that recently got updated to the Android 8.0 Oreo, which makes it the only one in the list to run the software. We take a look at the Redmi 5 price in India, specifications and features, and compare those with Moto G5S, Nokia 5 and Redmi Y1's.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 price in India starts at Rs. 7,999 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant. The 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage model comes at Rs. 8,999, while the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant has been issued a price tag of Rs. 10,999. The phone will be available across Mi.com, Amazon.in, and Mi Home offline stores starting March 20. Availability at offline retailers is expected to follow. Colour options include Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Lake Blue.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1 price in India is Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant and Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage model. The phone is available for purchase on Mi.com, Amazon.in, Mi Home stores, and offline retailers. The handset comes in Gold and Dark Grey variants.
Moto G5S price in India is Rs. 10,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. The phone is available across Amazon.in, Flipkart, and Moto Hub offline stores. It is available in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold colour options.
Nokia 5 price in India is Rs. 11,499 for the 3GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant. The handset is available on Flipkart. It comes in Matte Black and Tempered Blue colour variants.
The dual-SIM Redmi 5 (Nano) Redmi 5 runs MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat out-of-the-box. It sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (720x1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, paired with 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 16GB/ 32GB/ 64GB of inbuilt storage. There is a 3300mAh battery under the hood.
In terms of optics, the phone bears a 12-megapixel rear camera with features such as f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. On the front is a 5-megapixel sensor with LED selfie light for selfies and video calling, as well as Smart Beauty 3.0 app. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It has proximity sensor, gyroscope, ambient light sensor, and accelerometer.
The dual-SIM Redmi Y1 also runs MIUI 9 on top of Android Nougat out-of-the-box. The phone sports a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, coupled with 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 32GB/ 64GB storage variant.
In the camera department, the Redmi Y1 comes with a 13-megapixel rear sensor which features PDAF and LED flash. The front camera has a 16-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calls. The front sensor has LED flash and Beautify 3.0 capabilities. There is a 3080mAh battery under the hood. In terms of connectivity, the phone offers 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and the likes.
The dual-SIM Moto G5S runs Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, combined with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. It bears a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS LCD display. There is a 3000mAh battery backing the phone's internals.
In terms of camera specifications, the phone sports a single 16-megapixel rear sensor with features like PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and LED flash. On the other hand, the selfie camera has a 5-megapixel sensor with similar features. Connectivity on the smartphone includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Micro-USB, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS.
And, finally, the Nokia 5 is also a dual-SIM smartphone that runs Android 8.0 Oreo with the latest OTA update. It sports a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS LCD display with 2.5D glass on top. The handset sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage.
Cameras on the handsets include a 13-megapixel rear sensor with PDAF and dual tone flash, and an 8-megapixel front sensor with autofocus and 84-degree wide-angle lens. There is a 3000mAh battery under the hood. Much like the other options, connectivity on the Nokia 5 includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio, GPS, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm jack.
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|Model||Redmi Y1||Moto G5S||Redmi 5||5|
|Release date||November 2017||August 2017||December 2017||February 2017|
|Launched in India||Yes||-||Yes||-|
|Dimensions (mm)||153.00 x 76.20 x 7.70||150.00 x 73.50 x 9.50||151.80 x 72.80 x 7.70||149.70 x 72.50 x 8.05|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3080||3000||3300||3000|
|Colours||Gold, Dark Grey||Lunar Gray, Fine Gold||Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue||Tempered Blue, Copper, Matte Black, Silver|
|Screen size (inches)||5.50||5.20||5.70||5.20|
|Resolution||720x1280 pixels||1080x1920 pixels||720x1440 pixels||720x1280 pixels|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass||-||-||-|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||267||-||282||-|
|Processor||1.4GHz octa-core||1.4GHz octa-core||1.8GHz octa-core||octa-core|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 435||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128||128||-||128|
|Rear camera||13-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.12-micron)||16-megapixel||12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron)||13-megapixel|
|Rear autofocus||Phase detection autofocus||-||Phase detection autofocus||-|
|Front camera||16-megapixel (f/2.0)||5-megapixel||5-megapixel||8-megapixel|
|Operating system||Android 7.0||Android 7.1||Android 7.1.2||Android 7.1.1|
|Skin||MIUI 9||-||MIUI 9.2.7||-|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.10||Yes, v 4.20||Yes, v 4.20||Yes|
|Number of SIMs||2||2||2||2|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No||No||No||No|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|