Redmi 5 vs Redmi Y1 Complete Comparison of Specs and Features

Updated on 2017-12-10 by Shivam Setia

Redmi 5 vs Redmi y1 comparison

Redmi 5 and Redmi Y1 are two budget smartphones launched by Redmi. Redmi 5 sees minor improvements in the looks and battery over Redmi Y1 while the front camera gets better in Remi Y1. 

Let's take a look at Redmi 5 vs Redmi Y1 complete detailed comparison of features, pros cons and Specs.

1. Design & Display

Redmi 5 follows the latest trend and holds a 5.7-inch HD+ bezel-less display with a resolution of 720p, Redmi Y1, the previously launched phone has a 5.5 inch HD display with similar 720p resolution. So the Redmi 5 does better here compared to Redmi 5.

The build quality of the phones is similar.

2. SOC/Processor Comparison

Redmi 5 is powered by Snapdragon 450 which has an Antutu Benchmark score of approx 55000 which is around 20-25 % improvement over Snapdragon 435 seen in Redmi Y1 which has an Antutu score of around 44000. So Redmi 5 will perform better than Redmi Y1.

3. RAM & Storage Comparison

Redmi 5 comes with two variants having 2GB and 3GB of RAM with respective internal memory at 16GB and 64GB. While Redmi Y1 was two higher variants, 3GB of RAM with 32GB on internal memory and 4GB of RAM with 64 GB of internal memory. Whichever phone suits better as per your need, we would suggest going for the higher variant phone.

4. Software Comparison

Both the phones run on MIUI 9 over the Android 7.1.2(Nougat). MIUI is not the best UI in the market because it's not properly optimized though MIUI 9 has seen some improvements over the previous versions. 

5.Camera Comparison

Redmi 5 comes with a rear camera of 12MP and front camera of 5MP, on the other hand, Redmi Y1 has 13MP as the rear camera sensor and 16MP as the front camera sensor. The performance of the rear camera is similar in both the phones while the front camera is the USP of Redmi Y1 and is certainly much better than the front camera in Redmi 5. Redmi Y1 with front flash and beatification mode in the camera software is certainly better in the camera department compared to Redmi 5.

6. Battery & Charging Comparison

Redmi 5 comes with a battery size of 3300mAH while the Redmi Y1 has a slightly lower rated battery of 3080mAH. The battery life is expected to be similar in most of the conditions with Redmi 5 delivering slightly more number of hours of battery.

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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

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 5.5" HD Display 720p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3080 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.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Pros

  • Build quality is good. The device feels good while holding and the 2.5D glass on front looks great.
  • Front camera has a 16MP resolution and can take some nice selfie shots.
  • There is a dedicated MicroSD slot to expand storage by up to 256GB.
  • Gaming had no noticeable lags even with high end games.

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.

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Cons

  • Display resolution is only 720p.

Ratings Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1

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Specifications Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Xiaomi Redmi Y1
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Android 7.1.2
Chipset Snapdragon 450 Snapdragon 435
Memory(RAM) 3GB 3GB
Intenal Storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable Storage Upto 128GB MicroSD Upto 256GB MicroSD
Primary Camera 12MP 13MP
Front Camera 5MP 16MP
Battery Capacity 3300mAh 3080mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type LCD IPS LCD
Hybrid Sim Slot Yes No
Screen Size 5.7 5.5
Screen Resolution 18:9 HD+ 1440 x 720 pixels HD 720p
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 157gm 153gm
Thickness 7.7mm 7.7mm

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So this was the overall comparison the two Redmi budget phones Redmi 5 and Redmi Y1. We hope with this, you are able to choose the smartphone depending on your usage and preference.

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