Our Opinion

The OnePlus 3T 64GB is a slightly better phone, but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6GB RAM) is much better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But from a pure value perspective, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6GB RAM) is ahead.

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OnePlus 3 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
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Excellence Score
53.0
52.5
Value for Money Score
58.4
87.7
Price ₹ 29,999 onwards ₹ 14,724 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2016 Feb, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.99 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x2160 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features Optic AMOLED, Night Mode Display 2.5D Curved Glass, FullView Display, Sunlight mode, Night mode, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Standard mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.35 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 821Ranked #17 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Ranked #31 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 509
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB
Primary Camera 16.0MP 12MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Sony IMX 298 Sensor, Optical Image Stabilization, Phase Detection Auto Focus, Dual-LED Flash, 1/2.6" Sensor Size, 1.12 um Pixel Size, EIS, F/2.0 Aperture, Slow Motion Video, RAW Image Support, Auto-HDR, Dynamic Denoise, Manual Control, Clear Image 1.12um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Enhanced low-light Photography, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face recognition
Secondary Camera 16.0MP 20.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording, F/2.0 Aperture, EIS, Smile Capture, Samsung 3P8SP Sensor, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1.0 um Pixel Size Soft Selfie-light, 1.0um Pixel Size, F/2.2 Aperture, Beautify 4.0, Selfie timer, Face recognition, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot 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 (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.35 mm 8.05 mm
Weight 158 gm 181 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Dash Charge Yes, Quick Charge 2.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Alert Slider; Gesture Control (Display On + Display Off); Fast Battery Charging: 60% in 30 min (Dash Charge); OnePlus Shelf; DLNA; NFC; Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Premium, high-end aluminum unibody design that gives the phone a truly elevated aesthetic compared to its predecessors
  • Super sleek at 7.35mm
  • Incredibly fast and accurate fingerprint sensor
  • Chamfered details around the display and charging port catch and reflect light to add to the looks
  • OnePlus' useful notification toggle is carried over from the previous OnePlus device, and is handy as ever
  • Bright, sharp AMOLED display
  • Oxygen OS UI keeps things nice, simple, and close to stock Android, is quite stable, and adds useful touches like the "shelf" homescreen, as well as handy customization options for power users - overall it works very well, and doesn't include any bloatware
  • Breathtaking, and flagship-beating performance backed by powerful hardware and an astounding 6GB of RAM - now goes even one step better with the Snapdragon 821 processor (as opposed to the 820 on OnePlus 3), although the difference between the two will only be noticeable in the heaviest apps/games
  • Excellent heat management - the phone doesn't get hot even when put under high stress levels
  • Very good camera, that compares well with the top flagship phones
  • Camera interface is fast, minimalistic, and intuitive
  • Support for 4K video, as well as time-lapse and slow-motion movies
  • Front camera is even better than the OnePlus 3 (which itself had one of the best front cameras on a phone) and now takes even sharper selfies, even in low light
  • Decent loudspeaker, with good volume levels
  • Excellent audio quality via headphones
  • Excellent battery life, that goes one up even on the already good OnePlus 3 - comfortably lasts the whole day even with heavy use
  • Super quick charging battery (OnePlus calls it "Dash Charging") that can completely charge the phone from 0 to 100% in a little more than 1 hour, beating other "quick charging" phones by a good margin
  • On the whole, while the OnePlus 3 is easily one of the best and most well-rounded Android phones ever made, the OnePlus 3T takes it a step ahead, and makes a great phone even better
  • Nice, utilitarian (though not exceptional) design and good build quality, as has been the case with the entire Redmi Note series
  • Nice looking, modern 5.99 inch 18:9 display, with minimal bezels - has good viewing angles, brightness levels, and colour reproduction - looks pleasing in day-to-day use
  • In spite of the large screen, the phone remains quite ergonomic because of the tall, minimal-bezel form factor
  • MIUI interface over Android is snappy, and offers some added features such as dual apps and second space - with dual apps, one can run separate accounts of the same service/app and the second space functionality provides separate user experiences for example for work and home
  • Stellar performance - the single most defining aspect for the Note 5 Pro may be the excellent new chip that powers it - the Snapdragon 636 - in short, in terms of both benchmarks, and real life use, it blows every other phone in the price bracket out of the water - be it the loading times for heavy games, opening multiple apps or just switching between multiple heavy apps and games - the phone simply sails through everything
  • The heat management is excellent too - the phone hardly gets warm even after playing games on the phone for an hour straight
  • Very good set of dual cameras at the rear - you have a 12MP primary camera (Sony IMX486) with a sensor size of 1.25um and an aperture of f/2.2 - the secondary 5MP camera is used for depth sensing only and has a sensor size of 1.12um with f/2.0 aperture - in ample lighting conditions, the camera captures a good amount of details and has a punchy colour reproduction - low light image capabilities are equally good and the camera has good dynamic range - even the portrait (bokeh) images look better than most of its competitors - they carry plenty of details and the background blur is also quite good
  • Overall, this is the arguably the best camera phone in this price bracket now, having a slight edge over the existing top camera phones in the bracket, like the Xiaomi Mi A1
  • Very good front camera too - takes good images in all kinds of lighting conditions - you also get software based portrait image, which lets you take that ‘Bokeh’ image with background blur and is decent
  • Good audio quality through both headphones, and the speaker
  • Good call quality
  • Stellar battery life - still runs for two days straight, continuing the tradition of the Redmi Note series
  • Decent (though not great) charging speed - takes a little over two hours to fully charge the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro’s 4, 000mAh battery
  • On the whole, Redmi Note 5 Pro offers everything you need from this price bracket - superior performance, excellent battery life and a good camera - simply put, this is almost a complete package when it comes to mid-range smartphone
2-minute Review [Negatives]

No Major Negatives!

  • The design is simple and works, but is largely a continuation of the old Redmi Note design - it's not a gorgeous, stand out device by by any means
  • While MIUI is one of the nicer Android UIs, it does have some bloat in terms of unneeded apps - and a lot of people still prefer a more stock Android approach
  • While the cameras are excellent in still photography, they are only average as far as video recording goes
  • Still continues with the old micro USB standard, there is no modern USB Type-C support
Expert Reviews
  1. OnePlus has somehow made what was already a great device an even better one
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. This is our new favorite budget flagship Android, but if you have the OnePlus 3, you don't need to upgrade
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The OnePlus 3T is a refinement that not only feels timely, but also well-planned and executed.... you'd have a hard time finding a better phone for the price.
    engadget.com in-depth Read Review »
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  1. Without a doubt the top budget performer right now
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. There’s really no matching the Redmi Note 5 Pro in terms of performance and features at this price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Redmi Note 5 offers everything you need from a sub-15K phone today - superior performance, excellent battery life and a good camera.
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. It takes the title of our favorite mid-range smartphone of 2018
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
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