Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A vs Xiaomi Redmi 4, War of the Budget Kings!

Xiaomi, the Chinese giant, recently announced its latest smartphones known as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A and the 5A Prime. From a long time their images were leaking on the web, and now finally they are official. These are the successor the current Redmi 4A/Redmi 4; we are not yet sure that the phone will come in India or not. But in this article, we will be comparing the successor with its predecessor i-e Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A vs. Xiaomi Redmi 4.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425(64 bit) Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.4Ghz coupled with 2GB of RAM along with an Adreno 308 GPU for gaming.

While powering the Redmi 4 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435(64 bit) Octa-Core processor along with optional 2GB/3GB/4GB of RAM and an Adreno 505 GPU for Gaming. Redmi Note 5A offers 16GB of internal storage expandable up to 128GB�s while Redmi 4 is available in 16GB/32GB/64GB ROM versions and you can also expand memory via micro-SD card.

Redmi Note 5A
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is not a Metal device, but still, Xiaomi has tried its best to make it look premium while Xiaomi Redmi 4 is made out of Metal and looks way premium than the Redmi Note 5A. Redmi Note 5A doesn�t sport a Fingerprint Scanner while Redmi 4�s 32GB/64GB variant offers it. Overall Redmi 4 wins regarding design and it are also available in two color options Black and Gold.


Redmi Note 5A houses a 5.5(inch) HD Display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a 2.5D Curved Glass, 267ppi. Redmi 4 sports a 5.0(inch) HD IPS Screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and additionally it has a 2.5D Curved Glass and some protective covering which is not found on the Redmi Note 5A. Redmi 4 has a better display as the resolution is the same but smaller screen size on Redmi 4 results in better Pixel Per Inch(ppi).

Redmi 4


In the rear, Redmi Note 5A has a 13MP Camera with PDAF, LED Flash, and in the front, a 16MP selfie camera with Flash is present. The Redmi houses a 13MP rear snapper with PDAF, Aperture f/2.2, LED Flash and in the front, it has a 5MP shooter for selfies. Regarding rear camera performance both are identical, but regarding selfie shooter, Redmi Note 5A is ahead as it features a 16MP snapper with Flash compared to a 5MP on the Redmi 4.

Battery & Connectivity

The Redmi Note 5A runs on a 3080mAh battery while the Redmi has a massive 4100mAh battery, which means that Redmi 4 will perform better as more battery will last longer. Both devices can house 2 SIM cards, but Redmi 4 has a Hybrid SIM Tray while a SD-card can be simultaneously on Redmi Note 5A. Both devices run on MIUI 8 but will get the latest MIUI 9 update. Both devices support Wi-Fi, 4G connectivity, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, etc. Redmi 4 has a slight edge regarding battery while Redmi Note 5A can house 2 SIM and a SD-card simultaneously.


The price of the regular Redmi Note 5A is 699 CNY(6,800 INR), and the price of the Redmi 4 is 770 CNY(7,000 INR approximately).

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