Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus vs Honor 7X vs Xiaomi Mi A1

Huawei‘s Honor brand expanded its portfolio with the launch of the Honor 7X smartphone in India this week. The sale of the phone started on Amazon India from Thursday. The new smartphone flaunts a thin-edge display, dual camera setup and a metal finish build. But with an intention to take on the Honor 7X, Xiaomi on Thursday launched its Redmi 5 Plus device with a 5.99-inch display and a Snapdragon 625 processor. Xiaomi also has Android One device Mi A1 to compete with Honor 7X.

These three smartphones have similar specifications and price, so you may be confused about the choice of the phone. Comparison of Honor 7X, Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus and Xiaomi Mi A1 and we hope this makes your problem easier.

Honor 7X vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A1 Price

Honor 7X has been launched in India with 32 GB and 64 GB storage variants with 4 GB RAM. The 32 GB variant costs Rs 12,999 while the 64 GB variant costs Rs 14,999. Honor 7X can be purchased from Amazon India in Aurora Blue, Gold and Black color options.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus will be available only in China for now. The phone’s 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage will be available for 999 Chinese Yuan (about Rs 9,700) while 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage variant will be available for 1,299 Chinese Yuan (about Rs 12,700). The phone will go on sale from December 12 and registrations will start soon. Xiaomi says that a cover will be available free of cost in the box with the smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched in India in September for Rs 14,999. This smartphone is available for purchase through online and offline channels across the country. This includes Flipkart, Mi.com, Sangeeta, Poorvika, Big C, Lot’s and other stores. However, Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs 2,000 on the phone. And under the Big Shopping Days sale, till December 9, this smartphone will be available for Rs 12,999.

Honor 7X vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A1 Specifications and Features

Dual SIM support Honor 7X runs on Android 7.0 Nougat based EMUI 5.1. The phone has a 5.93 inch FullHD + (1080×2160 pixels) IPS display. It has an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor. It has 4 GB RAM and 3340 mAh battery. The company has given fingerprint scanner on the rear. Honor 7X will be available in three storage variants of 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. The storage of these three variants can be increased up to 128 GB via microSD card. Honor 7X has 16 megapixels and 2 megapixel rear sensors. There is an 8-megapixel front sensor for selfie and video chat.

For connectivity, features like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and GPS and GLONASS have been provided in Honor 7X. Talking about the sensor, a fingerprint sensor and proximity sensor have been given on the rear of the phone. The dimensions of the smartphone are 156.5×75.3×7.6mm and weighing 165 grams. To give power to the phone, there is a 3340 mAh battery.

Dual SIM Redmi 5 Plus runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat based MIUI 9. Redmi 5 Plus flaunts a 5.99-inch Full HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) 18:9 display. A Snapdragon 625 processor has been given in Redmi 5 Plus. Redmi 5 Plus will be available in 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage option. This handset has a 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.25 micron pixel sensor and LED flash. Unlike the Honor 7X, it does not have dual rear cameras. The Redmi 5 Plus sports a front camera with soft-light flash at the front. The phone has a Beautify 3.0 app which has been given to enhance the portrait photos through software-based features. The Redmi 5 Plus packs a 4000mAh battery and supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/c, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and Micro-USB port for connectivity. There is a fingerprint scanner available on the rear of the phone.

With dual SIM support, the Mi A1 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It has 4 GB RAM with Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The inbuilt storage is 64 GB and it is possible to use a microSD card if needed. You will get two sensors of 12 megapixels. One is a wide angle lens with f 2.2 aperture and the other is a telephoto lens with f 2.6 aperture. We also got to see the same camera setup in the flagship Xiaomi Mi 6. You will also get 2x optical zoom due to the telephoto lens which is a noticeable feature at this price point. The camera app also has a portrait mode for the bokeh effect, similar to the iPhone 7 Plus and OnePlus 5. A 5-megapixel camera has been given on the front panel of Mi A1, which comes with real-time beautification.

This Xiaomi phone runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. This is the latest Android OS for non-Google smartphones as of today. The Mi A1 has 4G VoLTE with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3.5mm audio jack. Its battery is 3080 mAh.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus vs Honor 7X vs Xiaomi Mi A1

xiaomi redmi 5 plus

Honor Honor 7X
Xiaomi Mi A1
Overall NDTV Rating      
design rating      
display rating      
software rating      
performance rating      
battery life rating      
camera rating      
value for money rating      
Screen Size (inches) 5.99 5.93 5.50
resolution 1080×2160 pixels 1080×2160 pixels 1080×1920 pixels
aspect ratio 18:9 18:9 16:9
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 403 , ,
Processor 2 GHz octa-core octa-core 2 GHz octa-core
processor model Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 HiSilicon Kirin 659 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM 3 GB 4 GB 4 GB
internal storage 32 GB 32 GB 64 GB
expandable storage Yes Yes Yes
expandable storage type microSD microSD microSD
Expandable Storage Capacity (GB) 128 256 128
rear camera 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron) 16-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron) + 2-megapixel 12-megapixel
rear autofocus phase detection autofocus phase detection autofocus ,
rear flash led Yes dual led
front camera 5-megapixel 8-megapixel (f/2.0) 5-megapixel
front flash led , ,
Operating System android android android
Skin MIUI 9 EMUI 5.1 ,
Wi-Fi Standard Support 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes
infrared direct Yes No Yes
USB OTG Yes Yes Yes
micro USB Yes Yes ,
number of sim 2 2 2
Wi-Fi Direct Yes No No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No No No
NFC   No No
usb type c     Yes
sim 1      
sim type nano sim nano sim nano sim
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes
sim 2      
sim type nano sim nano sim nano sim
4G/ LTE Yes Yes Yes
fingerprint sensor Yes Yes Yes
Compass / Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes
proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes
accelerometer Yes Yes Yes
ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes
gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
barometer   No No
temperature sensor   No No

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