Redmi 5A vs Redmi 4 Complete Comparison of Budget Mobile Phones

Updated on 2017-11-30 by Shivam Setia

Redmi 5A vs Redmi 4 Comparison

Redmi 5A was launched in India on 30th November with a tagline of #DeshKaSmartphone and is the most economical phone by Xiaomi while on the other hand Redmi 4 was launched 5 months back after the huge success of Redmi Note 4. Comparing these two smartphones, it is given that Redmi 4 has an upper hand is almost all departments. 

Redmi 5A comes with a plastic body while Redmi 4 has a metal body design and the camera also being on the better side. Redmi 5A comes with Snapdragon 425 while Redmi 4 comes with a just higher version Snapdragon 435, the Antutu benchmark scores of the respective phones is 37000 and 41500.

Redmi 5A does not have a fingerprint sensor while Redmi 4 carries one. But all these differences in the two comes at some price. The good thing about Redmi 5A is the VOLTE and MicroSD card slot availability and can be suited for low to mid usage.

Both the phones have a higher variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory.

Check out the complete comparison below.

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Features Comparison

Redmi 5A Features

  • 2 GB RAM | 16 GB ROM
  • 5" HD Display 720p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 6499

Xiaomi Redmi 4 16GB Features

  • 2 GB RAM | 16 GB ROM
  • 5" HD Display 720p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 4100 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 6999

Pros Comparison

Redmi 5A Pros

  • The Redmi 5A is made of plastic but the build quality is good and phone feels comfortable in hand.
  • Display is decent with good viewing angles
  • Redmi 5A supports VOLTE and call quality is good
  • Can be used as a remote as there is infrared sensor at the top
  • There is a dedicated MicroSD slot on this device.

Xiaomi Redmi 4 16GB Pros

  • The build quality is very good for a phone in this price range. Phone feels solid and the 2.5D glass at the front looks good.
  • The battery backup is excellent. For light users it will easily last 2 days.
  • Camera performance is acceptable. Day light shots look good. Camera struggles a bit in low light.
  • Fingerprint sensor is available in all variants and it is quick and accurate.

Cons Comparison

Redmi 5A Cons

  • Camera is average

Xiaomi Redmi 4 16GB Cons

  • 16GB internal storage is very low,
  • Due to low RAM and heavy MIUI OS phone might lag when multiple apps are used.
  • Hyrbid sim slot is there so you can use only 1 sim and a micro sd or 2 sims at a time

Ratings Comparison

Redmi 5A

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Xiaomi Redmi 4 16GB

Performance Rating of Redmi 4 16GB


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Value For Money

Specifications Comparison

Redmi 5A Xiaomi Redmi 4 16GB
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Android 6.0
Chipset Snapdragon 425 Snapdragon 435
Memory(RAM) 2GB 2GB
Intenal Storage 16GB 16GB
Expandable Storage Upto 128GB MicroSD Upto 128GB MicroSD
Primary Camera 13MP 13MP
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Battery Capacity 3000mAh 4100mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type LCD IPS LCD
Hybrid Sim Slot No Yes
Screen Size 5 5
Screen Resolution HD 720p HD 720p
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 137gm 150gm
Thickness 8.3mm 8.7mm

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So this was our comparison of two Xiaomi phones Redmi 5A and Redmi 4, Redmi 4 surely out powers Redmi 5A,  but the price difference defines it all. Redmi 5A is suitable for low to mid-level usage. No heavy games at all. Redmi 5A given to the price point it has been launched at surely caters to a large set of people looking for VOLTE (to use JIO Sim) in a price range of 5K.


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