The Redmi Note 5 Pro from xiaomi has been the hottest selling smartphone of 2018. If you look at the eCommerce website where it is selling it is mostly out of stock, which pretty much tells us about how popular is a Smartphone is.
But now, since xiaomi Mi A2 is also available to buy, it helps left the Mi fans confused as to which smartphone to opt for because both the smartphone are quite good, in both of the smartphones are happen to be in the similar price range.
The base variant of Redmi Note 5 Pro is being sold at Rs 14999 mobile then Mi A2 has a price tag of Rs 16999.
So in a way we can say that there is still a difference between the smartphones at least in pricing, and if you are strictly in a budget and I looking for a smartphone that is under Rs 15000, then the Redmi Note 5 Pro is undoubtedly the best smartphone you can buy, if you are looking for a smartphone with overall great performance.
But if you can increase your budget to a few thousand Rs more, this article going to be much more useful as to which smartphone deserves your money the best.
Let’s talk about the design
The design of Buddha smartphone is largely the same, xiaomi is known to put its design sense in mostly all its smartphones no matter which segment they belong to. And the same goes for both these smartphones.
The smartphones have their dual camera setup, where the cameras are placed vertically on the top right-hand side. Who the smartphones have got the fingerprint sensor on the back of the center. And both the smartphones have rounded corners.
The only noticeable difference between the smartphones is the Android one logo at the back of xiaomi Mi A2, this the smartphone comes under Google’s Android one initiative which aims to offer time the updates for next few years.
Having the xiaomi Mi A2 under Android one makes it a favorable phone because you will be assured of having software updates, at least better than the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Let’s talk about this specifications
Since the xiaomi Mi A2 came after the Redmi Note 5 Pro it is always that the smartphone is going to be launched with better specifications.
To start with, the xiaomi Mi A2 has got Snapdragon 660 processor, which is as much as 20% faster than the Snapdragon 636, the processor which powers the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
It is not only the processor, the Mi A2 has got a Dual camera setup with 12 megapixels + 20 Megapixel cameras with the primary sensor having a f/1.75 aperture. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro has the dual camera setup with 12MP and 5MP cameras.
When it comes to the Front facing camera, both the smartphones have a 20MP camera, but the Mi 2 scores more points for LED selfie light to take the selfie game to the next level.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro has Quick Charge 3.0 support while the Xioami Mi A2 has got Quick Charge 4.0, making it charger faster than the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
So, when it comes to specs, the Mi 2 to takes a great leap forward than not just last year’s Mi A1, but it’s far better than the Redmi Note 5 Pro, launched a few months ago.
Let’s talk about the software and the User experience
It’s not just the specifications That Give xiaomi Mi A2 the highest score, because the smartphone offers for better User experience then there Redmi Note 5 Pro.
While it is difficult to compare oranges with apple because the Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on MIUI 9 (upgradable to MIUI 10) which is heavily customized Android OS, why the Mi A2 runs on stock Android without any external customizations.
So when it comes to the debate between the MIUI and pure Android, people get divided into two groups. So if you like heavy customizations and more features then you are definitely going to love MIUI, or maybe you have already been using smartphones that have got the MIUI if that’s the case you will miss the family had it on the xiaomi Mi A2.
But the stock Android has its own charm, the pure Android is used by some other great smartphones, including the Google Pixel. Which brings me to say that xiaomi Mi A2 might be the affordable Google pixel from the midrange segment, and I have back to my statement in this particular article mentioning similarities between the Google pixel Smartphone and Xioami’s Mi A2
There are other things that are worth mentioning, such as, Mi A2 is the first smartphone to be launched with Gorilla Glass 5. It is also the first smartphone to have Quick Charge 4.0 support. It is also the first smartphone from xiaomi where Google offers unlimited storage of high-quality photos on Google photos.
If you are someone who considers camera performance as one of the key factors to buy a smartphone, the xiaomi Mi A2 is undoubtedly the best smartphone for it. YouTube and Tech blogs have replaced the camera performance of Mi A2 a lot.
So now, when we consider the extra Rs 2000 you will have to pay for the Mi A2, it really isn’t that much when the smartphone has so much better specifications.
So what we think is xiaomi Mi A2 offers more value for the money you are going to spend on a mid-range smartphone if your budget is tight, I think you can try stretching it a few thousand Rs more so that he can get a smartphone that will be appreciated for at least next one year until obviously the third generation of me a series is launched.