Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone, but the 10.or D (3GB RAM, 32GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB) might be a slightly better choice.

10.or D (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
10.or D Xiaomi Redmi 5A
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Excellence Score
21.0
22.8
Value for Money Score
73.8
73.6
Price ₹ 5,999 onwards ₹ 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2018 Dec, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features IPS IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #65 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #65 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 308 Adreno 308
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture F/2.2 Aperture, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Flash, F/2.0 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture, Face Recognition, Selfie Countdown
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.98 mm 8.35 mm
Weight 150 gm 137 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3550 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 192 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Video Playback Time: 7 hrs, Gaming Time: 6 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features USB On-The-Go Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Basic, simple, plastic-based design, with the back panel sporting a metallic finish
  • The compact size, curved edges and rounded corners make this phone easy to hold in one hand
  • Sports a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner making it one of very few smartphones in this price range to offer this feature - the fingerprint scanner is also fairly accurate
  • Decent display - has good contrast and decent viewing angles
  • Almost stock Android UI keeps things nice and simple with very little bloatware
  • Good solid hardware with the reliable Snapdragon 425 powering the performance - in daily use, there is no lag or stutter (of course there will be relatively long load times for heavier apps and games)
  • Good thermal management of the processor
  • Good battery life - slightly better than it's top competitor - the Redmi 5A - lasts the day comfortably
  • On the whole, the 10.or D is a decent alternative to the Redmi 5A, and even has one advantage over it - the presence of a fingerprint sensor
  • Good looks with a solid build, plastic unibody design, and a compact feel
  • The gentle curves at the edges are a nice upgrade over the Redmi 4A which was more square-ish
  • Additionally, the company has taken user feedback and gone with a non-hybrid SIM tray design - there are separate slots for a microSD card and both SIMs, therefore not forcing users to have to forego one or the other
  • Good display for the price
  • MIUI continues to be one of the more well designed Android UIs - it's clean, efficient and has a number of useful add-on apps like Mi Drop, Mi Security (lets you set passcodes on individual apps, set up dual apps or a second space on the device, block SMS senders and more), and Mi Remote
  • Decent performance in daily use
  • Acceptable cameras given the price point - take good shots in good light, and single-tone LED flash at the back will help you get a little more visibility in low light conditions
  • Decent battery life - with the low power usage of the Snapdragon 425 and the frugal HD screen, you can easily get a full day’s use out of the smartphone before needing to charge
  • Overall it's a decent upgrade over the Redmi 4A, and the small changes will help in keeping the phone current - and offer very good value to users looking for a nice entry-level smartphone
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The smartphone is quite thick at 8.98mm and weighs 150gms which makes it heavier and slightly bulkier than the Xiaomi Redmi 5A
  • The position of the power button requires you to stretch your thumb to reach it
  • There is no ambient light sensor, so you will have to adjust brightness manually as needed
  • No scratch protection on display - so you will need to use a screen protector
  • Average rear and front cameras - the landscape shots lack detail, the output is dull, the camera is slow to detect exposure and lock focus, low light shots are poor - like other phones in this price segment, the camera performance is mediocre at best
  • Charging speed is on the slow side - over 3 hours to go from 0 to 100%
  • Performance is only good for basic use - you will of course need better specs (and a more expensive phone) if you intend to use heavy apps, or play a lot of games
  • Camera quality is basic too - again as would be expected at this price point
  • No fast charging support
Expert Reviews
  1. The fingerprint scanner gives it a slight edge over the Redmi 5A, making it a solid alternative to the Xiaomi phone
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The 10.or D smartphone is a decent budget smartphone
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. It checks the boxes for everything a first-time buyer would want from an entry-level Android phone, but in the face of stiff competition from the likes of Xiaomi, that isn't enough.
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Similar to the 10.or E, the 10.or D also managed to surprise us with what it offers
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. indiatoday.intoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  1. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. indiatoday.intoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
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  15. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. digit.in hands-on Read Review »
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