Redmi Note 5 has entered the Indian market roughly a year after the Redmi Note 4 set the market ablaze, and thus will have huge shoes to fill. As Xiaomi's new budget warrior, the Redmi Note 5 has its task cut out, and features a larger display with bezel-less design, large battery, and a camera that the company claims has improved over last year's model. However, even as it has enough firepower - on paper at least - the new Redmi Note 5 will find the going a little tough as there is a lot of competition in the affordable segment.
The Honor 7X 32GB was launched in India in December last year, and is one of the only few phones to feature a dual camera setup in this price segment. Motorola's mid-range smartphone Moto G5 Plus was launched in India back in March 2017. The Nokia 5 was launched by HMD Global in India in June - it runs a stock version of Android, and recently got the Android 8.0 Oreo update. We take a look at the specifications and price in India of Redmi Note 5, Honor 7X 32GB, Moto G5 Plus and Nokia 5 to help you figure out which models will serve your purposes the best.
The Redmi Note 5 price in India is Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant, and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. Both the variants will be available from February 22 on Flipkart. Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. Other offline partners are also expected to sell the Redmi Note 5 soon. Colour variants include Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold.
The Honor 7X 32GB price in India is Rs. 12,999 for the base variant that sports 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. The 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 15,999. Both variants are available on Amazon.in, while the 4GB RAM variant can also be bought across Honor's offline partner retailers. Colour variants of the phone include Black, Blue, Gold, and a limited edition Red.
The Moto G5 Plus price in India is Rs. 14,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant. The phone is available via Flipkart, Amazon.in, Moto Hub stores, and other Motorola offline retail partners. Colour variants of the phone include Lunar Grey, Fine Gold, and Sapphire Blue.
The Nokia 5 price in India is Rs. 11,899 for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage and Rs. 12,499 for the 3GB RAM/ 16GB storage. It is available on Flipkart and Amazon. Colour variants include Copper, Silver, and Tempered Blue.
The Redmi Note 5 is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. It sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone borrows the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC from the Redmi Note 4, and comes coupled with 3GB/ 4GB RAM and 32GB/ 64GB inbuilt storage. In the camera department, the Redmi Note 5 has a 12-megapixel rear sensor that comes with features like an f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, EIS, and LED flash. On the front is a 5-megapixel sensor with LED flash and Beautify 3.0.
Connectivity options on the phone include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm jack. There is a 4000mAh battery under the hood. Dimensions of the phone are 158.5x75.45x8.05mm and weight is 180 grams.
The Honor 7X 32GB is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs EMUI 5.1 based on Android Nougat. The phone bears a 5.93-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) IPS 18:9 display. It sports a HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage. In terms of camera optics, the phone has a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor. It also has an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling.
In terms of connectivity, the phone has options such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, Micro-USB, 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS/ A-GPS. There is a 3340mAh battery under the hood. Dimensions of the phone are 156.5x75.3x7.6mm and weight is 165 grams.
The Moto G5 Plus is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs Android Nougat. It sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 16GB/ 32GB of inbuilt storage. The phone bears a 12-megapixel rear camera with features such as dual autofocus pixels, f/1.7 aperture, dual-LED flash, and 4K video capabilities. The Moto G5 Plus also has a 5-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a wide-angle lens.
Connectivity includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro-USB, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, and GPS/ A-GPS. The Moto G5 Plus bears a 3000mAh battery under the hood. Dimensions of the phone are 150.2x74x9.7mm and weight is 155 grams.
And, lastly, the Nokia 5 is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs Android 8.0 Oreo. The phone sports a 5.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS LCD display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, coupled with 2GB/ 3GB RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. The phone features a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor, which comes with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone flash. On the front is a 8-megapixel sensor with features such as autofocus and an f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, FM Radio, Micro-USB, OTG, 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS/ A-GPS. There is a 3000mAh battery powering the Nokia 5. Dimensions of the phone are 149.7x72.5x8.05mm.
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|Model||7X||Redmi Note 5||5||Moto G5 Plus|
|Release date||October 2017||February 2018||February 2017||February 2017|
|Launched in India||Yes||Yes||-||-|
|Dimensions (mm)||156.50 x 75.30 x 7.60||158.50 x 75.45 x 8.05||149.70 x 72.50 x 8.05||150.20 x 74.00 x 9.70|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3340||4000||3000||3000|
|Colours||Black, Blue, Gold||Black, Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold||Tempered Blue, Copper, Matte Black, Silver||Lunar Grey, Fine Gold|
|Screen size (inches)||5.93||5.99||5.20||5.20|
|Resolution||1080x2160 pixels||1080x2160 pixels||720x1280 pixels||1080x1920 pixels|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||-||403||-||424|
|Processor||octa-core (4x2.36GHz + 4x1.7GHz)||2GHz octa-core||octa-core||2GHz octa-core|
|Processor make||HiSilicon Kirin 659||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256||-||128||128|
|Rear camera||16-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron) + 2-megapixel||12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron)||13-megapixel||12-megapixel|
|Rear autofocus||Phase detection autofocus||Phase detection autofocus||-||-|
|Rear flash||Yes||Dual LED||LED||Dual LED|
|Front camera||8-megapixel (f/2.0)||5-megapixel||8-megapixel||5-megapixel|
|Operating system||Android 7.0||Android 7.0||Android 7.1.1||Android 7.0|
|Skin||EMUI 5.1||MIUI 9||-||-|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.10||Yes, v 4.20||Yes||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||2||2||2||2|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No||No||No||No|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|