Redmi 5 vs Tenor E Comparison of Phones Under 10000

Updated on 2017-12-10 by Shivam Setia

redmi 5 vs tenor e comparison

Redmi 5 is the first sub 10k phone from Xiaomi to have a bezel-less 5.7-inch HD+ display with a 720p resolution. Tenor E, on the other hand, hosts a 5.5 inch Full HD display with 1080p resolution.

Redmi 5 comes with Snapdragon 450 with Antutu Benchmark score of 55000 compared to Snapdragon 430 seen on Tenor E scoring around 40000 on Antutu. The performance is one of the fields Redmi 5 takes it better than the budget range phones.

The camera performance of both the phones is similar and struggle a bit with the low lighting images. The other specifications and performance in different departments of both the phones are equivalent. The battery life, though is better on Tenor E which can even touch a 2 day backup with normal usage. Tenor E battery is rated at 4000mAH while Redmi 5 battery is rated at 3300mAH.

Let's look at Redmi 5 vs Tenor E complete comparison of features, pros cons and specs.

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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

Tenor 10.or E 32GB Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 5.5" Full HD Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 9999

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.

Tenor 10.or E 32GB Pros

  • Camera produces crisp images.
  • Battery for normal usage can last for 2 days.
  • Latest security patches with Bloat free Android.
  • Dedicated SD card slot allowing it to be used as a proper Dual sim phone.
  • Comes with all the needed sensors

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.

Tenor 10.or E 32GB Cons

  • Looks are not the best, similar to Redmi Note 3 launched last year.

Ratings Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5

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Tenor 10.or E 32GB

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Specifications Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Tenor 10.or E 32GB
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Android 7.1.2
Chipset Snapdragon 450 Snapdragon 430
Memory(RAM) 3GB 3GB
Intenal Storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable Storage Upto 128GB MicroSD Upto 128GB MicroSD
Primary Camera 12MP 13MP
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Battery Capacity 3300mAh 4000mAh
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 Full HD 1080p
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 157gm 159gm
Thickness 7.7mm 7.6mm

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See full review of Tenor 10.or E 32GB


Redmi 5 has better looks with a bezel-less display and some improvements in performance, while camera and gaming performance is similar in both the budget smartphones. 

So you can look to buy Redmi Note 5 if you are looking for better looks in your budget smartphones while if a larger battery is what you look for, Tenor E should be your choice.

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