Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the Lenovo K6 Power (3GB RAM), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Lenovo K6 Power (3GB RAM)  Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
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Excellence Score
20.6
22.8
Value for Money Score
65.6
73.6
Price ₹ 8,362 onwards ₹ 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2016 Dec, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatLow 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 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 441 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 Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #65 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
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 (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, Pro Mode, Time Lapse, Slow-motion Video Recording F/2.2 Aperture, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Beautification Mode, Gesture Capture 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 (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.3 mm 8.35 mm
Weight 145 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 Battery Talktime (4G): 48 hrs, Battery Standby Time (4G): 312 hrs Video Playback Time: 7 hrs, Gaming Time: 6 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Dolby Atmos; Dual App Support; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Metal unibody design makes for a premium feel, and good looks
  • Compact 5-inch form factor, with a slight curve on the back, makes it easy to hold - people who like (relatively) smaller phones will appreciate the design
  • The full HD display is crisp and vibrant, and has decent sunlight legibility
  • Lenovo has kept the UI close to stock Android, which is a good thing and keeps things clean and swift
  • Decent overall performance - multitasking is not an issue especially if your main use case is browsing the Internet, and watching videos - heavy games like Asphalt 8 do tend to lag a bit though
  • Heat management is excellent with the phone not heating up even when put under stress
  • Decent rear camera - in bright daylight, pictures come out nice, and colors are natural - low light performance is pretty average though
  • Decent front 8MP camera - capable of clicking some good selfies
  • TheatreMax support for VR
  • Good audio quality with Dolby Atmos support - especially if you use your own high quality headphones
  • Excellent battery life - with moderate use, the phone can last up to 2 days
  • 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]
  • Although overall performance is pretty decent, it falls a little behind its top rival - the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Lenovo has kept the speakers at the back, which means that if you place it flat on a table, the sound is muffled, even with Dolby Atmos mode on
  • Lacks fast-charging support
  • 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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