Redmi 5 vs Redmi 5 Plus Comparison of Latest Redmi Smartphones

Updated on 2017-12-10 by Shivam Setia

redmi 5 vs redmi 5 plus


Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are the next budget smartphones from Xiaomi and here the complete comparison of the duo. Both these phones are seen as the successor to the Redmi 4 launched midway of 2017.

Let's take a look at Redmi 5 Plus vs Redmi 5 Plus a complete detailed comparison of features, pros cons and Specs.

1. Design & Display

Both the smartphones follow the latest trend of the Bezel-less display, Redmi 5 has 5.7-inch HD+ display and Redmi 5 plus gets it better with 5.99-inch FHD+ display.

2. SOC/Processor Comparison

Redmi 5 comes powered with Snapdragon 450 while the Redmi 5 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 625, the Antutu benchmark score of the respective phone is 55000 and 65000. So Redmi 5 Plus is more powerful and offers around 20% better performance than the Redmi 5. 

3. RAM & Storage Comparison

Redmi 5 comes in two variants  2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB. Redmi 5 Plus also comes in two variants 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. Depending on your budget and requirements whichever phone you choose, we would suggest to choose a higher RAM variant for swift multitasking.

4. Software Comparison

Both Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus run on MIUI 9 UI based on Android 7.1.2. The software experience is not the best as MIUI is not fully efficient and also has some bloatware applications that affect the performance.

5. Camera Comparison

Both the phones have exactly the same camera with a rear camera sensor of 12MP and front camera sensor of 5MP. The image quality is good considering the price point but the performance in the low light is average.

6. Battery & Charging Comparison

Redmi 5 holds a battery rated 3300mAH which gives a backup of around a day and Redmi 5 Plus is rated at 4000mAH which gives a backup of around 1.5 days. Neither of the phones has a fast charger. 

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Features Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 5.7" HD+ Display 1440 x 720p
  • Rear Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3300 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 8999

Redmi 5 Plus Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 6" Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 8999

Pros Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pros

  • The build quality of the Redmi 5 is solid and device feels good in hand.
  • The large display on the front gives a premium feel to the device.
  • The front and back camera performs well outdoors/in daylight.
  • Around 1.5 day backup on a single charge.
  • Snapdragon 450 performs well and there is no lag.

Redmi 5 Plus Pros

  • The 6 inch bezel-less display is sharp and bright and looks beautiful.
  • The build is premium and the blue color device looks stunning.
  • The camera performance is good in outdoor daylight conditions.
  • Excellent 2 day battery backup on a single charge with medium usage.
  • Snapdragon 625 performs well and there is no lag.

Cons Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Cons

  • Hybrid sim slot is there which means you cannot use 2 sims with a MicroSD.
  • Average camera performance in low light conditions.

Redmi 5 Plus Cons

  • Hybrid sim slot limits the functionality as you cannot use 2 sim cards with a MicroSD.
  • Average camera performance in low light conditions.

Ratings Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5

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Redmi 5 Plus

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Specifications Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Redmi 5 Plus
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Android 7.1.2
Chipset Snapdragon 450 Snapdragon 625
Memory(RAM) 3GB 3GB
Intenal Storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable Storage Upto 128GB MicroSD Upto 128GB MicroSD
Primary Camera 12MP 12MP
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Battery Capacity 3300mAh 4000mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type LCD LCD
Hybrid Sim Slot Yes Yes
Screen Size 5.7 5.99
Screen Resolution 18:9 HD+ 1440 x 720 pixels 18:9 Full HD+ 2160 x 1080 pixels
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 157gm 180gm
Thickness 7.7mm 8mm

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So In all, as can be seen from the specs and overall review, with a better processor, battery backup, Full HD+ display, we believe Redmi 5 Plus has more to offer. 

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