Redmi 5A Vs Others: Top Budget Smartphones in India Compared

Xiaomi has recently launched a new budget mobile in India called the Redmi 5A. The company has touted it as the ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’. However, there are plenty of options available in the budget smartphone space. Thus, we have handpicked the top budget smartphones in India and compared them all here.

In this comparison, we have included Moto E4, Samsung Galaxy J2, and Nokia 2 against the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Let’s see which budget phone manages to excel among these phones.

Top Budget Smartphones in India: Design

Top Budget Smartphones in India Compared: Redmi 5A Vs Others

Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A, Nokia 2, and the Moto E4 features IPS LCD display, while the Samsung Galaxy J2 packs a Super AMOLED display. While the Redmi 5A, Nokia 2, and Moto E4 comes with HD display, the Galaxy J2 packs a lower screen resolution. On the design front, the Redmi 5A boasts a matte metal finish, whereas the Moto E4 and Nokia 2 sport a polycarbonate and metal body. The Galaxy J2, on the other hand, has a plastic body.

Top Budget Smartphones in India: Price

Coming to the pricing, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the cheapest smartphone among the others on this list. The phone is available at Rs 5,999, but during the initial sale, it will be available at Rs 4,999 for the first 50 lakh buyers. Nokia 2 is priced at Rs 6,999 and Galaxy J2 is available at Rs 6,990. Lastly, the Moto E4 is priced at Rs 7,990.

Top Budget Smartphones in India Compared: Redmi 5A Vs Others

Nokia 2 Vs Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Top Budget Smartphones in India: Camera

Xiaomi Redmi 5A – 13MP primary rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAD, LED flash

5MP selfie shooter f/2.0

Nokia 2 – 8MP rear camera with LED flash

5MP front facing camera

Samsung Galaxy J2 – 5MP rear camera with LED flash

      2MP selfie snapper

Moto E4 – 8MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash

 5MP with LED flash

Top Budget Smartphones in India: Specifications

The Redmi 5A boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The Moto E4 comes equipped with a 1.3GHz MediaTek SoC. In comparison, Samsung Galaxy J2 is powered by an Exynos 3475 SoC. Lastly, the Nokia 2 packs a 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor.

On the memory front, the Redmi 5A comes with the option of 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM. In contrast, the Galaxy J2 and Nokia 2 have 1GB of RAM and the Moto E4 has 2GB of RAM. Also on the internal storage department, the Redmi 5A stays ahead with a 16GB/32GB storage option. Again, Moto E4 comes at second place with 16GB storage. Rest of the phones has 8GB storage.

Top Budget Smartphones in India Compared: Redmi 5A Vs Others

All phones in this list of top budget smartphones in India support external storage via microSD card slot. Additionally, the Redmi 5A has IR Blaster feature. On the software division, all these budget phones come with Android Nougat OS; however, the Nokia 2 is promised to get Android Oreo update.

When it comes to battery capacity, Nokia 2 knocks down the competition with its massive 4100mAh battery. It is followed by 3000mAh battery of Redmi 5A, 2800mAh battery of Moto E4, and 2000mAh battery of Galaxy J2.


Based on the comparison of the various smartphones mentioned above, we believe that the Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A is the best phone of the lot. It comes with some of the best features and specifications. The phone is also aptly priced at Rs 5,999. Let us know what which phone you think is better in the comments section below.


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