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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Y1

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Xiaomi Launched the Redmi 5 in India in on the 14th of March. The price starts at Rs 7,999 for the base variant and goes up to Rs 10,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. This is the cheapest smartphone from the company with an 18:9 display. In late 2017, Xiaomi also launched the selfie-centric Redmi Y1 at a similar pricing.

In late 2017, Xiaomi also launched the selfie-centric Redmi Y1 at a similar pricing. Interestingly, the Redmi Y1 also retails for Rs. 8999 for the 32GB storage variant. So, does the Redmi 5 essentially makes the Redmi Y1 redundant?

Redmi 5

Xiaomi Redmi 5

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To begin with the display, the 18:9 aspect ratio display on the Redmi 5 is generations apart from the one found on the Redmi Y1 with 16:9 aspect ratio. The Redmi 5 has narrower bezels with a higher resolution display. The Redmi 5 takes the lead even with the build-quality. The Xioami Redmi Y1’s plastic unibody design is no match for the Xiaomi Redmi 5’s metal unibody design. The metal design not only looks premium, but it also helps to dissipate the heat in a faster way.

Redmi 5

Xiaomi Redmi Y1

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435. However, the 5 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. Both the smartphones have an Octa-core processor. However, the Snapdragon 450, which is based on the 14nm FinFET technology is superior to the Snapdragon 435. The chipset on the Redmi 5 is a much more efficient and a faster chipset.

Redmi 5

Xiaomi Redmi Y1

The camera is the one department, where the Redmi Y1 excels. The Redmi Y1 has a 16MP front-facing camera, which puts the 5MP front-facing camera on the Redmi 5 to shame. The primary 12MP camera on the Redmi 5 offers a much better 1.25 micron pixels and the Redmi Y1 packs in a 13MP primary camera with unknown pixel size. The 12 MP camera used on the Redmi 5 is an identical sensor, which has been used on other Xiaomi devices as well. In fact, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has an exact sensor.

Specifications comparision
Specifications Xiaomi Redmi 5 Xiaomi Redmi Y1
Price 2GB RAM: Rs 7,999

3GB RAM: Rs 8,999

4GB RAM: Rs 10,999

3GB RAM: Rs 8,999

4GB RAM: Rs 10,999

Display 5.7 inch IPS LCD HD+

1440 x 720px

5.5 inch IPS LCD HD

1280 x 720px

Design Metal unibody design polycarbonate shell
RAM 2/3/4GB 3/4GB
Storage 16/32/64GB 32/64GB
Primary camera 12MP with f/2.2 13MP with f/2.0
Front-facing camera 5MP 13 MP
Battery 3300 mAh  3080 mAh
Additonal features Fingerprint sensor Fingerprint sensor
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