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Sony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42) vs Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia 5 II vs Xiaomi Redmi 9i phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 9i XSony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)36Points
Sony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)
6.1"
OLED

1080x2520

12
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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04PointsXiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)Compare Sony Xperia 5 II X
Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
6.53"
IPS

720x1600

13
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)

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!

Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)36 Advantages Sony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)vsRedmi 9i (128GB)4 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core48%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs4GB LPDDR4X
+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vseMMC 5.1
+163 grams (5.71 ounces)19%
Lighter
vs194 grams (6.79 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)13%
Thinner
vs9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+OLEDAdvantage
OLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1080x2520 pixels136%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1600 pixels
+449 PPI67%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs269 PPI
+(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP182%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
vsEIS: Digital stabilization
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.7 (aperture)29%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 8MP63%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 10
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+21W110%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs10W
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+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, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 6Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
6.1"vs+6.53"7%
Larger screen
4000 mAhvs+5000 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
vs+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
Not supportedvs+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general

19 Common items in both devices
128GB (110GB available) / 128GB (106GB available)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC / Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo/video on both cameras / HDR photo on both cameras
Capacitive
Multitouch
+12 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
ModelXperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Redmi 9i (128GB)
Other model namesソニーXperia 5 Mark II XQAS42 (Dual-SIM) 5GXiaomi Redmi 9i M2006C3LII
Country or region availableJapan
Japan
India
India
BrandSonyXiaomi
Release dateSeptember, 2020September, 2020
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)68 x 158 millimeters (2.68 x 6.22 in)77.07 x 164.9 millimeters (3.03 x 6.49 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)194 grams (6.79 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 10
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - MediaTek Helio G25 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650 587MhzPowerVR GE8320 650Mhz
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (110GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Display typeOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.1" inches6.53" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~80.9% (screen-to-body ratio)~81% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2520 pixels (21:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)449 PPI269 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Not supported
Display features120Hz, HDR10+60Hz, 400 nits
Mobile networksSony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps300/50 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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat18/13 (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 21, 26, 28, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
VoLTE
LTE Cat6 (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA (77, 78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingSony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
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, Voice commands
CameraSony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.470mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAF3x-optical-zoomOIS
12MP ultrawidef/2.2124º16mm1/2.55"PDAF
13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 120 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraSony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaSony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Micro-B USB SlimPort
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black, Grey, Blue, Pink
- Cameras with ZEISS optics
- Dolby Atmos
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Dynamic vibration system
- PS4 Remote Play
- DUALSHOCK 4 compatibility
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Midnight Black, Sea Blue, Nature Green
- MIUI 12
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts21W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia 5 II (XQ-AS42)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (128GB)
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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