The Xiaomi Redmi 5A Outperforms the Micromax Bharat 5 in Every Aspect

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Micromax Bharat 5 with its "Power of 5" and Xiaomi Redmi 5A as "Desh Ka Smartphone" have turned many heads with their launch this week. And if you're one of them, it is likely to be confused between the two new phones. Jio is offering a cashback of Rs 1,000 on the device bringing the effective price of the device to Rs 3,999 and Rs 5,999.

Here is a comparison between the two budget smartphones.

Reliance Jio is offering Rs 1,000 cashback on the new Xiaomi Redmi 5A. The latest entry to the list is Micromax Bharat 5 - the successor to the Bharat 4. To avail the offer, Redmi 5A users will have to recharge with Rs 199 every month for the next 12 months.

On the other hand, Micromax Bharat 5 sports an elegant look and it is reminiscent of the Bharat 4 smartphone. However, the Micromax phone does have a slightly bigger 5.2-inch HD screen.

These days, a good camera becomes a great USP for phones. The former comes with 8-Megapixel main camera and a 5-Megapixel front shooter on board, while the Bharat 5 comes with a pair of 5-megapixel cameras on board with LED flash modules. On the front, the Redmi 5A comes with a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, Redmi 5A delivers fast and smooth performance. Xiaomi Redmi 5A will be available in Gold, Rose Gold, and Dark Grey colour options.

Micromax Bharat 5 is powered by a 64-Bit 1.3GHz Quad-core Mediatek processor with 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM (expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot).

Xiaomi Redmi 5A is priced at Rs 4,999 for the 2GB RAM and 32GB storage variant and Rs 6,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model.

The upcoming Bharat 5 will come with a dual camera setup and a massive 5,000mAh battery at a budget price. Redmi 5A stands as a testament to Xiaomi's continued efforts to offer high-end technology while making it accessible to as many people as possible. The Redmi 5A has a plastic back with a metal-like finish which gives it a more premium feel. Overall the design aspect of both devices is similar, but the Redmi 5A offers a better design language.

Before it lost out to its Chinese competitors, Micromax was among the top smartphone manufacturers in the country.

First sale on the smartphone will be held on December 7 from 12 noon onwards.

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