Xiaomi Redmi 6 Series vs Redmi 5: What’s Changed in the New Phones

Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi 6 series in the country, which brings the Redmi 6A, the Redmi 6, and the Redmi 6 Pro. The lineup will replace the Redmi 5 series, which consisted of the Redmi 5A and the Redmi 5, while the Redmi 6 Pro is a new phone in this segment. But is the new lineup really that good to be called worthy successors? Let’s find out as we do a quick comparison of the specs between the series:

Redmi 6A v Redmi 5A

DeviceRedmi 6ARedmi 5A
Display5.45-inch HD+ display5-inch HD Display
ProcessorMediaTek Helio A22Snapdragon 425
Storage16GB/32GB, expandable via microSD16 / 32 GB
Rear Cameras13MP13 MP
Front Camera5MP5 MP
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9

Besides the fact that the Redmi 5A was offered in both 2GB and 3GB variants, the specs of the Redmi 6A and the Redmi 5A are pretty much the same. While some might have fancied the Snapdragon processor which is seen on the 5A, the MediaTek processor on the Redmi 6A isn’t bad either. In fact, Xiaomi claims a 39% better performance than the 5A.

Redmi 6 v Redmi 5

DeviceRedmi 6Redmi 5
Display5.45-inch HD+ display5.7-inch HD+ Display
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P22 chipsetSnapdragon 450
Storage32GB/64GB, expandable via microSD16 / 32 GB
Rear Cameras12MP + 5MP12 MP
Front Camera5MP5 MP
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9

The Redmi 5 had a larger display than the Redmi 6 and even offered a better processor. What’s more is that the battery life was promised to be better as well, thanks to the 3,300mAh capacity, as opposed to the 3,000mAh battery on the Redmi 6.

The Redmi 6, on the other hand, now offers a dual camera setup which should bring better portraits and low-light shots than the Redmi 5.

Redmi 6 Pro v Redmi Note 5

DeviceRedmi 6 ProRedmi Note 5
Display5.84-inch Full HD+ display5.99-inch HD+ Display
ProcessorSnapdragon 625Snapdragon 625
Storage32GB/64GB, expandable via microSD32GB/64GB, expandable via microSD
Rear Cameras12MP + 5MP12MP
Front Camera5MP5MP
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9

The Redmi 6 Pro and the Redmi Note 5 also look pretty similar in terms of specs. While the Note 5 offered a bigger display, the 6 Pro offers a better dual camera setup, which is apparently the same as that on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The rest is pretty much the same.

As you can see, the Redmi 6 Series is pretty much an incremental update over the Redmi 5 series, and nothing more. Additionally, if you want to see how each Redmi 6 series stacks up against the other, stay tuned for our comparison.

Comments 1
  • BhuvanBom says:

    Correction: Redmi Note 5 also comes with Full HD+ Display!

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