Our Opinion

The iVOOMi i2 Lite is a slightly better phone, but the Xiaomi Redmi 5A (2GB RAM, 16GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then iVOOMi i2 Lite might be a slightly better choice.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A (2GB RAM, 16GB)  iVOOMi i2 Lite 
Xiaomi Redmi 5A iVOOMi i2 Lite
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Excellence Score
20.8
21.6
Value for Money Score
73.0
72.8
Price ₹ 5,999 onwards ₹ 6,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2017 Jul, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5.45 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features IPS LCD FullView Display, Full Lamination, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek MT6739Ranked #66 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 308 PowerVR GE8100
RAM 2 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 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/2.2 Aperture, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP), Bokeh, Wide Angle, HDR, Panorama Mode
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Face Recognition, Selfie Countdown LED Flash, Face Beauty, Mono
Internal Memory 16 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 8.35 mm 9.2 mm
Weight 137 gm 172 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby 192 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 9.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters Video Playback Time: 7 hrs, Gaming Time: 6 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Noise Filtration Face Unlock; USB On-The-Go; Dual Active VoLTE; Dual Band WiFi
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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 enough 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
  • Good 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
  • Made of plastic and feels light in the hand
  • Curved sides and rounded corners that make it comfortable to hold
  • Decent, modern 18:9 display with reasonably good viewing angles
  • On the software front, the iVoomi i2 Lite runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with some useful gesture additions to the UI
  • The MediaTek MT6739 powering the iVoomi i2 Lite is an entry-level processor, but provides decent enough performance for basic use, messaging, and simple browsing (anything above that will make it struggle though)
  • Supports dual 4G VoLTE (4G VoLTE on both SIMS) which is a surprise at this price point
  • Decent battery life with a 4000mAH battery - will comfortably last you a day with moderate use
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • Multi-tasking is also average thanks to just 2GB of RAM
  • Additionally, 16GB of internal storage is likely to get limiting if you install a lot of apps
  • Camera quality is basic too - again as would be expected at this price point
  • No fast charging support
  • The back is quite glossy, and it picks up fingerprints easily
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • The display is quite reflective outdoors, so outdoor legibility is not its strong suite
  • Average dual rear cameras - the camera app is slow to launch, in shots taken during the day you will notice fine grain, and the camera also tends to overexpose the sky when shooting outdoors - most shots appear flat - low-light camera performance is below average as well
  • Average selfie camera too - the background is often slightly overexposed - you can use these photos on social media, but nothing beyond that
  • On the whole, the i2 Lite is a decent phone, but nothing more - most users will find better value for money with the likes of Redmi 5A and 10.or D at this price point - you could also raise your budget a bit and opt for the excellent Redmi 5
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