Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the Motorola Moto E4 Plus, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Motorola Moto E4 Plus  Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
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Excellence Score
21.0
22.1
Value for Money Score
67.2
72.1
Price ₹ 7,949 onwards ₹ 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2017 Dec, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 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 5.5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features IPS LCD, Oleophobic Coating, 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Mediatek MT6737Ranked #79 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #73 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T720 MP1 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
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
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, 1.12um Pixel Size, 78-degree Lens, Burst Mode, Panorama, HDR, Beautification Mode F/2.2 Aperture, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 1.4um Pixel Size, 74-degree Lens, Flash, Burst Mode, HDR, Beautification Mode 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 9.5 mm 8.35 mm
Weight 198 gm 137 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 5000 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 Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A Video Playback Time: 7 hrs, Gaming Time: 6 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging; Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Pleasant design, sturdy build
  • Quick and accurate fingerprint scanner
  • Mostly simple, stock Android experience, and the few software-addons that Motorola does add (Moto Display, Moto Actions) are always useful
  • Decent performance in daily basic use (although anything more than that will make it struggle)
  • Excellent battery life - comfortably lasts 2 days with moderate use - you can leave your charger at home!
  • Splash resistant
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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]
  • Display resolution definitely could have been better
  • Gets slow at times, when pushed with heavy apps - so its basically meant for casual use (think email/WhatsApp/Social Networking)
  • Average camera - pictures are sometimes fuzzy even in well-lit conditions
  • 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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