Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro and this handset is directly competing with the Mi A1 smartphone, in fact the price is the same. So which one is the best among these two. Check this comparison to know more.

Mi A1 VS Redmi Note 5 Pro

The design is different Mi A1 is slimmer but the Redmi Note 5 Pro is slightly bigger, length wise. Plus one key thing to note is that the A1 comes with USB Type C port and the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with micro USB port. Both handsets comes with IR blaster and finger print sensor on the back.

Both Mi A1 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro are dual camera smartphones but the camera position is different on the Note 5 Pro, you can see that in the image / video. Both handsets looks good but since the 5 Pro comes with 18:9 display it looks even more attractive.

Redmi Note 5 Pro and Mi A1 comparison


The screen size and resolution is different, on the Mi A1 its a 5.5 inch FHD screen whereas on the Redmi Note 5 Pro its 5.99 inch with FHD+ resolution (18:9 aspect ratio). Both handsets come with 2.5D curved glass. Cause of the screen ratio the Note 5 Pro looks much better and gives you extended space to work upon.

Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Mi A1

Processor and RAM

Mi A1 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core powered whereas the Note 5 Pro is using latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa core processor, if you check the review of Mi A1 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Pro is better option.

Both handsets come with 4GB/64GB RAM / ROM options.

Mi A1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro


Mi A1 is running Stock Android and currently the Oreo version. Redmi Note 5 Pro is sailing on MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. MIUI offers a lot of options, customization, themes and the UI experience is much better than the stock Android, unless you really love the stock Android.

Mi A1 with Redmi Note 5 Pro


Mi A1 houses a 3080 mAh whereas the Redmi Note 5 Pro houses a 4000 mAh battery. When it comes to battery performance the Redmi Note 5 Pro gives you a much better battery life.


Mi A1 comes with 12MP + 12MP dual cameras on the back and 5MP camera on the front. Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with 12MP + 5MP dual cameras on the back and 20MP on the front.

All comes down to the camera. Have a look at the video review there you will get a better idea about the camera quality. Well the Redmi Note 5 Pro is better than the Mi A1 when it comes to camera performance. The shots from Note 5 Pro in most cases are better, sharper and the edge detection is even better.

Low light shots are a little better on the Mi A1. When it comes to video recording the Note 5 Pro does a better job thanks to the Image stabilization that helps get a smooth and stable shot.

Add to this the front camera performance on the Redmi Note 5 Pro is even more impressive, check video for more details.


No doubt the Redmi Note 5 Pro here is a much better option.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in