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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A1- Which is Better Smartphone to Buy?

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A1- Which is Better Smartphone to Buy?

Xiaomi’s Mi A1 is one of the most popular smartphones from 2017 and it came with stock Android under the Google’s Android One platform and it was also the first smartphone from Xiaomi in India to pack a dual camera. Now, in 2018, Xiaomi has launched their first device, the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It is also the global debut for the smartphone. It is priced Rs 13,999 and offers excellent value for money with the hardware it offers. We have also done the detailed review of the Redmi Note 5 Pro. If you are looking to buy a new smartphone below Rs 15,000, which one should you buy? In this post, we will do a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A1 comparison.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A1

Let’s first have a look at the specifications of the two devices.

Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro:

  • 5.99 inch Full HD+ display
  • Snapdragon 636 Octa core
  • 64 GB Storage
  • 12MP + 5MP rear camera
  • 20MP selfie camera
  • Android 7.1.1, MIUI 9.2
  • 4000mAh Battery


Specifications of Xiaomi Mi A1:

  • 5.5 inch Full HD Display
  • Snapdragon 625 Octa Core
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • 12MP + 12MP rear camera
  • 5MP selfie camera
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 3000mAh Battery


Here is the detailed comparison video of the two devices.

We also performed a speed test comparison of the two devices, you can see the test in the video below.

If the camera is your priority, here is a camera comparison of Redmi Note 5 Pro with Mi A1.

Advantages of Redmi Note 5 Pro:

  • Better Display
  • Slightly better camera
  • Better battery life
  • Upgraded processor
  • Excellent selfie experience

Advantages of Mi A1:

  • Slightly better looks (rear panel)
  • Android Oreo
  • Promised Upgrades



If you are not very particular about software (latest version), you should be looking at Redmi Note 5 Pro which is a good all-round smartphone at Rs 13,999 and also offers better value for money.

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