Xiaomi recently launched its next-generation of the Redmi series with the launch of Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Redmi Note 5 comes with a price tag of Rs 9,999 for the 3GB RAM variant, while the 4GB RAM option is priced at Rs 11,999. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is priced at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB RAM option, while the 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs 16,999.
Though the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first device that has been launched in India first and then in other markets, the Redmi Note 5 brings the much-needed upgrade in the Redmi Note series. The smartphone comes with the new 18:9 display, while rest of the specifications largely remains the same. Therefore, if you are planning to buy the latest Redmi Note 5, we suggest you consider these top 5 alternatives.
First on the list is Honor 7X. the smartphone gives a much more premium and sleek look as compared to the Redmi Note 5.On the camera front, the Honor 7X looks more promising with its dual-camera setup at the rear which includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with LED Flash, PDAF and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor.
Moving on, we have Xiaomi Mi A1. Xiaomi’s first Android One smartphone is surely considered as an arch rival of the newly-launched Redmi Note 5. These are the detailed specs of Xiaomi Mi A1. The major advantage of the Mi A1 is the fact that it runs on stock Android provided by Google and we all know that the majority of users remain in favour of stock Android over MIUI 9 (yes, we are talking about the deleted Tweet from Xiaomi).
The third device on the list is Motorola Moto G5 Plus. Though some might consider Moto G5 Plus be an old device, it continues to turn up as an option worth considering. Firstly, the older Moto G5 Plus is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, which is present in the Redmi Note 5. Click here to know more about Moto G5 Plus. The phone is backed by a 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is again similar to what we have seen in Redmi Note 5 except the storage.
The Honor 9 Lite is yet another device that gives a stiff competition to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. firstly, it comes loaded with a glass design, which gives a premium and stylish look. The phone is more compact than the Redmi Note 5 while bearing almost similar display and resolution. Another department where the Honor 9 Lite looks more promising is the software which is based on Android Oreo instead of Android Nougat present in the Redmi Note 5.
Lastly, the Lenovo K8 Note is yet another interesting proposition to consider. Starting with the display, the Redmi Note 5 has an edge as the smartphone bears the new 18:9 display with better screen resolution as compared to K8 Note’s 5.5-inch Full HD display. The Lenovo K8 Note has an advantage of dual rear cameras and better front-facing camera. The phone comes loaded with a combination of 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel shooter at the rear along with 13-megapixel shooter at the front.