Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the 10.or E (3GB RAM, 32GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

10.or E (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
10.or E Xiaomi Redmi 5A
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Excellence Score
20.3
23.7
Value for Money Score
69.5
76.3
Price ₹ 6,699 onwards ₹ 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2017 Dec, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features 2.5D Glass IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
GPU Adreno 505 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 (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1.12um Pixel Size, CMOS Sensor, Panorama, Facial Recognition 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 LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, Beautify, Selfie Timer, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting 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
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.5 mm 8.35 mm
Weight 150 gm 137 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 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 Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Very good build quality - solid, premium, compact and feels good when held in hand
  • The compact design also works well for one-handed operations
  • Accurate fingerprint sensor at the back
  • Dedicated dual SIM tray with a separate microSD card slot on the left - unlike some of the competitors that offer Hybrid Dual Sim
  • Good 5.5-inch IPS 2.5D HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection - good brightness levels, good color reproduction, good viewing angles
  • Almost Stock Android UI keeps things nice and simple - the only added apps are from Amazon such as Amazon Shopping, Prime Video and Amazon Kindle, and a 10.or care app for customer service from the brand
  • The 10.or Care app helps you to diagnose various parts of the device including a battery, RAM, Wi-fi and more - with this app, you can also book for mobile repair, get the service estimates and you can also get in touch customer care either through call or email - the integrated service support is definitely a plus point
  • Good day-to-day performance powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 - the chipset is good for casual usage ranging from browsing the internet, listening to songs, chatting and watching videos (it is not meant though for intensive gaming or multi-tasking between heavy apps)
  • Decent rear camera - picture quality during daylight condition is good with right amount details and clarity - macro shots are especially good
  • Decent front camera for selfies - the inclusion of the front flash helps with photography at night
  • Good call quality
  • Decent loudspeaker, and decent audio quality through headset
  • Excellent battery life - with moderate use, it goes on for 2 days
  • On the whole, for day-to-day use (minus intensive gaming), this is a solid all-round device
  • 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 bottom bezel is quite large and looks awkward without any physical or capacitive button on it
  • Due to the reflective display, the sunlight legibility is average
  • The rear camera is pretty good in daylight, but could have been better in low light
  • No fast charging support - so it takes over 2 and half hours to charge the phone
  • 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
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