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Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)

Side by side comparison between Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 5 XAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)23Points
Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)
6.59"
AMOLED

1080x2340

64
MP

24mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
5.7"
IPS

720x1440

12
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)23 Advantages Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)vsRedmi 5 (16GB)5 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core44%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+12GB LPDDR55 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+128GB (100GB available)9 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1080x2340 pixels144%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1440 pixels
+391 PPI39%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs282 PPI
+6.59"16%
Larger screen
vs5.7"
+(triple camera) 64MP + 13MP + 5MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 24MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)15 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G LTE
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps32 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+6000 mAh82%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3300 mAh
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
Not supportedvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
240 grams (8.4 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)53%
Lighter
9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)28%
Thinner
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adaptervs+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

22 Common items in both devices
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
Multitouch
+15 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
ModelROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Redmi 5 (16GB)
Other model namesAsus ROG Phone 3 ZS661KS Strix edition (12GB RAM)紅米5, Xiaomi Redmi 5 dual MDE1 (16GB + 2GB RAM), Xiaomi Rosy
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
ChinaSpainHong KongIndiaIndonesiaItalySingaporeThailandVietnam
China, Spain, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
BrandAsusXiaomi
Release dateJuly, 2020December, 2017
Depth9.85 millimeters (0.39 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)78 x 171 millimeters (3.07 x 6.73 in)72.8 x 151.8 millimeters (2.87 x 5.98 in)
Weight240 grams (8.4 ounces)157 grams (5.5 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Asus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SDM450 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650Qualcomm Adreno 506 600Mhz
RAM memory12GB LPDDR52GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (100GB available)
UFS 3.1
16GB (10GB available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.59" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~79.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)720x1440 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)391 PPI282 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 3
Display features144Hz, 650 nits, HDR10+feature not registered
Mobile networksAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim cardDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF) and nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/150 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800 (China version), GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Global version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

China/Taiwan version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat4

China version:
LTE 850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8)
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 (Bands 38,39,40,41)

India/Italy/Thailand/Vietnam version:
LTE 850/1800/2100 (Bands 1,3,5)
TD-LTE 2300/2500 (Bands 40,41)

Spain/Singapore/Indonesia version:
LTE 800/850/900/1700/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,4,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 2300/2600 (Bands 38,40)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (41, 77, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
64 megapixels
13MP ultrawidef/2.4125º11mm
5MP macrof/2.0
12 megapixels
Main camera resolution10120x6328 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/1.72" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.25µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
Front camera (secondary)24 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution5632x4224 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length27mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) Wifi6 + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Black glare
- ROG UI (Republic Of Gamers)
- Always-On display
- DTS:X stereo speakers (2 amplifiers)
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- AeroActive Cooler 3
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Light Blue, Rose Gold
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Plastic frame
- Aluminum back
- 2.5D glass screen edge
- 18:9 ratio screen
- MIUI 9.1
- Silicone case included
- Fast battery charging 5V/2A
- WiFi display, direct, hotspot
Power supplyAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6000 mAh3300 mAh
Charger, watts30W Fast battery charging
10W Reverse charging USB between devices
Quick Charge 3/4
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registered17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days
Radiation rateAsus ROG Phone 3 Strix (128GB/12GB)Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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