Phone Comparison - Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Xiaomi Redmi 8

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general General Info

Manufacturer Xiaomi Xiaomi
Announced December 2017 August 2019
Status Available - December 2017 Coming Soon October 9, 2019
Price Rs. 8,999 ($150.00) [Similarly Priced] Rs. 7,999 ($0.00) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Matte Black, Gold Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm
(5.98 x 2.87 x 0.3 in)
156.3 × 75.4 × 9.4 mm
(6.15 × 2.97 × 0.37 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz) 180 g (6.35 oz)
SIM Type Dual SIM Hybrid (Nano SIM + Micro SIM, or Micro SIM + microSD Card) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 - Taiwan HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - Taiwan LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - Fingerprint Sensor
- Infrared Sensor
- Metal Build
- Fingerprint Sensor
- P2i nano hydrophobic coating
Notification LED Yes -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v7.1.2 (Nougat) Android 9.0 (Pie)
User Interface MIUI 9 MIUI 10
Processor Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 [Similar] Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6x1.45 GHz Cortex A53), Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) [Similar]
GPU Adreno 506 [Similar] Adreno 505 [Similar]
RAM 3/4 GB [Browse Similar] 4 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 32/64 GB 64 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)

display Display

Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches [Similar] 6.22 inches [Similar]
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels (282 ppi) 720 x 1520 pixels (270 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 76.11% -
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio FM Radio FM radio
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 12 MP [Similar] 12 MP + 2 MP [Similar]
Flash Dual-LED (dual Tone) LED Flash
Features Phase Detection Autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR 12 MP, f/2.2, 1.25µm, PDAF
2 MP, depth sensor
HDR, Panorama
Video 1080p@30fps 1080p@30/60fps
Front Camera 5 MP [Similar] 8 MP, HDR, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps, VoLTE HSPA, LTE
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go, Fast Charging microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML5 Yes

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB, 3/4 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
USB OTG Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint supported fingerprint supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
Magnetic-Field Sensor (Compass) magnetic field sensor present magnetic field sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Fast battery charging 18W
Capacity 3300 mAh 5000 mAh
Stand by - -
Talk Time - -