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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A vs Samsung Galaxy A5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
5.5"
IPS

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3080
mAh

(Non removable)

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07PointsSamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A X
Samsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
5"
AMOLED

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2300
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

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!


32 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3 / 2GB
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
16 million
720x1280 pixels
(back) 13MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
+25 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
ModelRedmi Note 5AGalaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
Other model names红米Note 5A 2GB RAM, MDT6, MDE6, Xiaomi Redmi Y1 LiteSamsung Galaxy A5 2015 A500L, Galaxy A5 SM-A500L
Country or region availableChina
China
China
China
BrandXiaomiSamsung
Release dateSeptember, 2017November, 2014
Depth7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)6.7 millimeters (0.26 inches)
Size (width x height)76.2 x 153 millimeters (3 x 6.02 in)69.7 x 139.3 millimeters (2.74 x 5.48 in)
Weight150 grams (5.25 ounces)123 grams (4.31 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 (28nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A531.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 308 500MhzQualcomm Adreno 306 450Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)16GB (11GB available)
eMMC 4.5
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~71% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1280 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)267 PPI294 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Tri-Band 900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40,41)
LTE Cat4 850/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,5,7)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot 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, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, XviDMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Gold, Dark Grey, Rose
- 450-nits brightness
- MIUI 8.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gray, Pink, Blue, White, Gold
- Samsung TouchWiz UX
- ANT+ support
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3080 mAh2300 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy2100 minutes | 35 hours | 1.5 days900 minutes | 15 hours | 0.6 day
Standby15840 minutes | 264 hours | 11 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi Note 5ASamsung Galaxy A5 (4G SM-A500L)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.43W/kg (head) | 1.12W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.373W/kg (head) | 0.619W/kg (body)
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