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Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Specs Comparison

The Indian smartphones market just took advantages of a very valid new-entry: the Realme 5 Pro. With its incredibly affordable price tag and its astonishing specs sheet for that price, the new mid-ranger has all the potentialities to become one of the best-sellers of 2019. But in India, there are already some potential best-sellers of the second half of 2019 which may cannibalize its sales. We are referring to the new Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A3 and to the older Redmi Note 7 Pro that is an upgraded version of one of the best-selling Android phones of the year in the global market. Will Realme 5 Pro stand a chance? Is it worth choosing it now considering the value for money? This comparison will shed some light on these questions.

Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: Specs Comparison
Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Oppo Realme 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

Xiaomi Mi A3Xiaomi Redmi Note 7Oppo Realme 5 Pro
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT153.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm, 173.8 grams159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm, 186 grams157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm, 184 grams
DISPLAY6.01 inches, 720 x 1560p (HD+), 286 ppi, Super AMOLED6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 409 ppi, IPS LCD6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 409 ppi, IPS LCD
PROCESSORQualcomm Snapdragon 665, octa-core 2 GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core 2.2 GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 712, octa-core 2.3 GHz
MEMORY4 GB RAM, 64 GB   – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB  – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot
SOFTWAREAndroid 9 Pie, Android OneAndroid 9 Pie, MIUIAndroid 9 Pie, Color OS
CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPSWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS
CAMERATriple 24 + 8 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.2 and f/2.4

32 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 48 + 5 MP f/1.8 and f/2.4

13 MP front camera
Quad 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.2, f/2.4 and f/2.4

16 MP f/2.0 front camera
BATTERY4030 mAh, fast charging 10W4000 mAh, fast charging4035 mAh, fast charging 20W with VOOC 3.0
ADDITIONAL FEATURESHybrid Dual SIM slotHybrid Dual SIM slot Dual SIM slot, splash resistant

Design

If you do not need an ordinary, boring and cheap plastic body but you want a premium design more similar to flagship smartphones, you have no better choice than Xiaomi Mi A3, also known in China as the Mi CC9e (in China it has MIUI instead of Android One). It is the only composed of both a glass back and an aluminum frame, and it is even a very compact device, so it is excellent for people often using phones with one hand or traveling with their handset always in their pockets. While Xiaomi Mi A3 has the most premium design, it is worth noting that Realme 5 Pro is splash resistant.

Display

Given the higher level of detail and the wider diagonal, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 5 Pro are better options when it comes to displays, despite they have an IPS LCD panel instead of a Super AMOLED one like the Xiaomi Mi A3. The Mi A3 boasts more vivid colors and it even has an in-display fingerprint reader, but the resolution is lower and the display is smaller-sized, so it is not exactly the ideal display for advanced and multimedia users. We won’t choose a winner between Redmi Note 7 Pro and Realme 5 Pro because differences are marginal and we do not think it is worth focusing on them.

Specs & Software

The hardware department is a key feature of the Realme 5 Pro. Indeed, it is powered by one of the most performing midrange chipsets out there: the Snapdragon 712. And it is the most affordable smartphone with this chipset released in the second half of 2019. Further, unlike its opponents, it is equipped with up to 8 GB of RAM. The second place goes to the Xiaomi Mi A3 and its Snapdragon 665 which also features a more interesting software department thanks to Android One and its direct support by Google. Redmi Note 7 Pro is a classic Xiaomi phone with MIUI, but it has a slightly better processor than the Mi A3.

Camera

Due to its quad camera setup placed on the rear side, Realme 5 Pro is the most versatile phone when it comes to camera features. Xiaomi Mi A3 wins the selfie comparison and it also features better rear cameras than Redmi Note 7 Pro, with an additional ultrawide sensor.

Battery

Similar battery capacities, but we believe Xiaomi Mi A3 will last a lot more on a single charge due to its smaller and more efficient display which features the AMOLED technology and a lower resolution.

Price

You can get a Redmi Note 7 Pro in India for €170/$188 thanks to online street prices, while Xiaomi Mi A3 just debuted at the same price. Realme 5 Pro costs slightly more: about €177/$196. Overall, I appreciate the Realme 5 Pro more due to its great cameras, better hardware department, but Xiaomi Mi A3 and Redmi Note 7 Pro remain among the best choices available under €200/$220.

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Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Oppo Realme 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro: PROs and CONS

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro

PROs

  • Big battery
  • Good display
  • Affordable price

CONS

  • Worse hardware

Xiaomi Mi A3

PROs

  • Premium build quality
  • Amazing cameras
  • Compact design
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Worldwide availability

CONS

  • HD display

Realme 5 Pro

PROs

  • Higher performance
  • Great cameras
  • Good display
  • Splash resistant

CONS

  • Nothing particular
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