Vanshika was in a dilemma. She wanted to upgrade her existing smartphone to a more trendy version, but the variety of choices in the market had her head spinning in different directions. She was not able to make a decision. She had zeroed upon two phones finally. It was now a battle of Redmi Note 5 Pro Vs MI A2. Which one would she buy?

Xiaomi is one smartphone brand which has carved a fan following amongst consumers within a few years of its launch. The company crossed a target of shipping 100 million smartphones this year. Close to 10 crore smartphones were sold from the third quarter of 2014 to July 2019 itself(1). Redmi A series and the Redmi Note series were the two categories that were the most popular amongst smartphone users and contributed to record sales. Let us  compare MI A2 and MI Note5 Pro and find out which of these phones gives a better bang for your buck.

While Redmi Note5 Pro was launched slightly earlier than the MI A2, which was only launched in the second quarter of 2018 in the Indian market. If you look at the price, of Redmi Note 5 Pro Vs MI A2, it is a slightly higher. The MiA2 price is close to Rs 10,000, whereas Note5 Pro will set you back from anywhere from Rs 10,700 to 12,000. However, both are feature packed phones, with a number of firsts to the credit of each of them, so let us take a closer look at different aspects of both.


There is a bit of similarity between Redmi Note5 Pro Vs MI A2 on the design front. Both phones come with a bezel- less design and a big 5.99-inch display coupled with a 18:9 aspect ratio and corning glass for protection. These features make both the phones sleek, with the curves on the side making the phones easy to hold in the hand despite the bigger screen size, when we compare Mi A2 and MI Note5 Pro . The selfie camera, earpiece, selfie light and notification light in MI A2 is right above the display. It has a USB Type-C port with has speaker grilles on both sides at the bottom, however only one works as a loudspeaker. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a USB charging port unlike the MI A2 and comes with display features such as the reading mode which reduces blue light emissions, contrast and colour selection and text size options as well.


MI A2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor that has eight Kryo 260 CPU cores and an Adreno 512 GPU. It runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo and has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that is not  expandable just like the Redmi Note 5 Pro. This dual-SIM smartphone has 4G support and VoLTE on both SIMs. There is a difference between MI A2 Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro here. Redmi Note 5 Pro has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with Kyro technology seen in 800 series chipsets. It runs on Xiaomi’s MIUI9 skin based on Android 7.11 nougat and you can update the software to the latest OS. The battery capacity of MI A2 Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro is a bit lower at 3000mAh. While Redmi Note 5 Pro can last you all day with its powerful 4000mAh battery.  MI A2 supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ and has Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou for connectivity.


The camera set up of MI A2 Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro has slight differences. The MI A2 has a 12-megapixel primary rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels and an f/1.75 aperture and a secondary 20-megapixel camera with 4-in-1 pixel binning together with bigger 2-micron pixels and an f/1.75 aperture. When you compare MI A2 to Redmi Note 5 Pro , the latter, comes with a huge 20 MP front camera and an iPhone look-alike dual camera set up at the back with 12MP+5MP RGB sensors. The primary 12 MP camera has a 1.25 micron pixels sensor and a f/2.2 and the secondary camera has a 1.12 micron pixel sensor and f/2.0. The front camera is powered with Beautify 4.0 AI algorithm and a dedicated selfie light to appeal to the masses.

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