Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 (2GB RAM, 16GB) is a slightly better phone than the Infinix Hot 6 Pro, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 5 (2GB RAM, 16GB)!

Infinix Hot 6 Pro  Xiaomi Redmi 5 (2GB RAM, 16GB) 
Infinix Hot 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi 5
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Excellence Score
24.3
25.3
Value for Money Score
72.8
75.6
Price ₹ 7,999 onwards ₹ 7,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2018 Mar, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.99 inches 5.7 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch) 720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Night display, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Standard mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #49 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 308 Adreno 506
RAM 3 GB 2 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 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP), F/2.0 Aperture F/2.2 Aperture, 1.25um Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1.25um large pixel, 5P lens, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face recognition
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features LED flash, F/2.0 Aperture Beautify 3.0, Selfie countdown, Face recognition, Selfie Light, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 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 (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.6 mm 7.7 mm
Weight 158 gm 157 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3300 mAh
Battery Standby 672 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 48.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 31.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Face Unlock; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration WiFi Direct; WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Slick, premium design - the matte finish of the back offers a good grip, and doesn’t attract fingerprints too much - it also contrasts well with the 2.5D curved-edge display
  • The Infinix Hot 6 Pro also feels fairly light at 158g, with good weight distribution across the entire body
  • The highlight of the phone is tall 18:9, 5.99 inch display and has an HD+ resolution (720x1440) - the screen is bright, and colours are vivid and punchy - watching videos is a generally pleasant experience
  • Infinix's own skin Hummingbird XOS works pretty well, isn't too complicated, and includes some convenience features including a one-handed mode, screen recording, scrolling screenshots, gestures, eye-care mode, and a Game DnD mode
  • Decent loudspeaker - it gets quite loud (although bass is lacking)
  • Good battery life - will give you a day and a half's worth of usage on one charge
  • Decent design and build, pretty much in the style that has been pioneered by Xiaomi
  • Nice, tall 5.7 inches 18:9 display with minimal bezels, and a pretty compact form factor
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • MIUI is one of the better Android UIs around
  • Very good performance, backed by the capable Snapdragon 450, that can be considered almost on par with the current-generation Snapdragon 600-series options - on the whole, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 matches up well with devices that usually cost a fair bit more - this is visible even in practical use of the phone - it’s smooth, easy to use and performs well in most situations
  • Decent (though not great) rear and front cameras - you will get decent shots in good light - brightness, composure and sharpness are all reasonable
  • Very good battery life - thanks to MIUI 9’s frugal power consumption and the capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, you can expect to get well over a day of battery life on a single charge
  • On the whole, with very capable specifications at a very reasonable price, the Redmi 5 promises a lot for not much money, and it's main competition will likely come from its own, slightly more expensive cousins from the Redmi Note 5 series
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Both fingerprint and face unlock are a little on the slow side
  • Average overall performance - while the phone runs ok in day-to-day use, the Snapdragon 425 at the core means that anything more than basic use makes the phone stutter - there’s some lag when you’re switching between apps, and scrolling through heavy webpages in Chrome can get jerky
  • Average dual rear camera setup - the details of nearby objects in landscape shots are alright, but pretty much everything else has grainy details, blurry edges, and subdued colours - HDR mode is pretty average too - and the portrait mode often misses the mark on edge detection
  • Average selfie camera too
  • No fast charging support - it takes nearly three and half hours to fully charge this phone
  • On the whole, the Hot 6 Pro is a decent phone, but it's in a very competitive price bracket, and will find it tough to compete against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 which offers a much better all-round performance
  • The display is nice but not quite as sharp as the one on the Redmi Note 5
  • While the bezels are slim, they are more than what you’d typically expect from a modern tall-screen phone
  • The cameras are decent in good light, but in low light and even relatively weaker lighting conditions, pictures definitely lose competence
Expert Reviews
  1. Infinix might have some gems in its portfolio but the Hot 6 Pro doesn't look like one of them
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A value for money proposition
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Offers a premium design and a refreshing Android experience, all at an affordable price
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Is barely able to keep up with the competition
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  1. A complete smartphone and has all the necessary inclusions like a bigger display and the latest chipset
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Xiaomi has definitely raised the bar for budget smartphones once again
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Redmi 5 is definitely one of the more powerful and power-efficient offerings in the budget segment
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
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