Oppo A3s Vs Redmi Note 5 – Which Phone Is Better?

Oppo has launched a new budget smartphone in the Indian market. The new Oppo A3s comes with features like a dual rear camera setup, Full-Screen display, octa-core SoC and a massive battery. Let’s see how it compares to the other popular budget smartphones in the market. Read more to find about Oppo A3s vs Redmi Note 5 – Which Phone Is Better?

Oppo A3s vs Redmi Note 5

Price and Availability

Oppo A3s Rs 10,990
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Rs 9,999

The Oppo A3s is priced in India at Rs 10,990. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Whereas the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes in two variants. While the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant costs Rs 9,999, the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 11,999.

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Specifications Oppo A3s Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Processor 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core Snapdragon 625
Internal Storage 16GB (expandable up to 256GB) 32GB/ 64GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Display 6.2-inch, Super Full Screen, HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels) 5.99-inch, full-HD+ (1080 x 2160pixels), 18:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 8.1 Oreo Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual (13MP + 2MP) with flash 12MP with flash
Front Camera 8MP with AI Beauty Technology 2.0 5MP
Battery 4230mAh 4000mAh
Dual SIM Yes Yes

The Oppo A3s is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor along with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB).

On the other hand, the Redmi Note 5 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor along with 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 32GB/ 64GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB). Both smartphones feature a hybrid dual-SIM card slot.

While the Oppo handset is backed by a 4230mAh battery, the Xiaomi smartphone is powered by a 4000mAh battery.


In terms of optics, the Oppo A3s sports a dual rear camera setup which combines a 13-megapixel primary sensor with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. Whereas the 8-megapixel front camera comes with AI Beauty Technology 2.0 features for beautification.

Meanwhile the Redmi Note 5 sports a single rear camera setup on the back (12-megapixel sensor). The 5-megapixel front camera comes with a selfie light and Beauty 4.0 beautification features.

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While there is no fingerprint sensor on Oppo A3s, it comes with the Face Unlock feature. While the Oppo A3s runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with ColorOS 5.1 on top, the Redmi Note 5 runs on MIUI 9.5 based on Android Nougat OS. Both handsets feature standard Connectivity options.

Design and Display

The new Oppo A3s sports a 6.2-inch ‘Super Full Screen’ display with HD+ resolution (720 x 1520 pixels). It comes with a notch on the display and 88.8 percent screen-to-body ratio (thickness of the bezel is just 2.05mm). The handset measures 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2mm.

On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 sports a 5.99-inch display with full-HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It measures 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm and weighs 180 grams. A fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.

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While both devices bring some powerful specs, the Oppo handset comes with few additional features like AI-technology, Facial recognition, and dual rear camera setup. We will have to wait for tests in real-world situations for definitive results. Which of the two devices will you go for? Let us know in the comments section below.

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