Xiaomi Redmi 5A Vs Honor 7S – Which Smartphone Is Better?

Honor has launched its most affordable smartphone in the Indian market. The new Honor 7S sports an 18:9 display and a 5-megapixel front camera with LED selfie flash. Let’s see how it compares to leading budget smartphones in the market. Read more to find about Xiaomi Redmi 5A Vs Honor 7S – Which Phone Is Better?

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Vs Honor 7S


Xiaomi Redmi 5A Rs 5,999
Honor 7S  Rs 6,999

The Honor 7S is priced in India at Rs 6,999. It is being touted as one of the cheapest smartphones with an 18:9 display. On the other hand, the Redmi 5A is priced at Rs 5,999 for the 2GB RAM variant. The 3GB RAM variant of the Xiaomi handset costs Rs 6,999.

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Specifications Xiaomi Redmi 5A Honor 7S
Processor 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 quad-core MediaTek MT6739
Internal Storage 16GB (expandable up to 128GB) 16GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 5.0-inch, HD (720 x 1280pixels) 5.45-inch, FullView, HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels), 295ppi, 18:9 aspect ratio
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat, MIUI 9 Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary (Rear) Camera 13MP with flash 13MP with flash
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Battery 3000mAh 3020mAh

The Honor 7S is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor and 2GB RAM. The 16GB internal storage can be further expandable via a microSD card (up to 256GB). On the other hand, the Redmi 5A is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC. It comes in two RAM/ storage variants – 2GB RAM/ 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage.

In the power department, there’s isn’t much difference between the two devices. While the Xiaomi handset is backed by a 3000mAh battery, the Honor smartphone comes with a 3020mAh battery.


Both the Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Honor 7S feature a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front snapper. However, the selfie cam on Honor 7S also supports face unlock feature.

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While the Redmi 5A runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS with MIUI skin on top, the Honor 7S runs Android 8.1 Oreo OS with EMUI 8.0 skin on top. Both devices feature connectivity options.

Additional features on Redmi 5A include a Smart assistant, Smart app launcher, Image search, Quick reply and notification management, new Home screen enhancements, Lock screen enhancements, and split-screen multitasking.

Meanwhile, the Honor 7S comes with a split screen feature alongside ‘tap to wake’, three-finger swipe to screenshot, phone clone and eye protection mode. Honor is also touting a louder earpiece for clearer voice calls.

Design & Display

In terms of design, the Xiaomi smartphone features a metal-like matte texture and rounded corners for a comfortable grip. It measures 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4mm and weighs only 137 grams. On the other hand, the Honor 7S measures 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3mm and weighs 142 grams. The compact device also comes with narrow bezels. The rear panel uses a combination of plastic and metal.

The Honor 7S sports a 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 display, whereas the Redmi 5A comes with regular 5.0-inch HD display.

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Both budget smartphones come with many impressive features in this segment. However, we will have to wait for tests in real-world situations to get definitive results. Which of the two handsets will you go for? Xiaomi Redmi 5A or Honor 7S? Let us know in the comments section below.

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