We recently provided you a specs comparison of the Nova 2 Lite versus the OPPO A83 and the ASUS ZenFone Max M1. This time, we’re going to put it against another crowd favorite, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. Check out our specs comparison below.
|Huawei Nova 2 Lite||Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus|
|5.99-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) IPS 18:9 display, 269ppi||5.99-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080) IPS 18:9 display, 403ppi|
|2.5D curved glass||2.5D Gorilla Glass|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz octa-core processor|
|Adreno 505 GPU||Adreno 506 GPU|
|3GB RAM||3GB/4GB RAM|
|32GB storage||32GB/64GB storage|
|microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)||microSD up to 128GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|13MP + 2MP rear cameras w/ LED flash||12MP rear camera w/ LED flash|
|8MP f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree field of view front camera w/ soft light LED flash||5MP front camera with soft-light LED|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 b/g/n||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth 4.2||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Fingerprint sensor||Fingerprint sensor|
|Android 8.0 Oreo w/ EMUI 8||MIUI 9 (Android 7.1.2 Nougat)|
|3,000mAh battery||4,000mAh Battery|
|158.3 x 76.7 x 7.8 mm||158.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm|
|155 g||180 g|
|Blue, Black, Gold||Black, Gold, Light Blue, Rose Gold|
Summary of advantages
Huawei Nova 2 Lite:
* Dedicated microSD card slot
* Dual-rear cameras w/ higher main camera resolution
* Higher front camera resolution
* Face Unlock
* Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box
* Slimmer and lighter
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus:
* Higher display pixel density
* Gorilla Glass
* Better processor and GPU
* Bigger RAM option
* Bigger storage option
* IR Blaster
* Bigger battery
Although of different caliber, both phones edge each other out depending on the feature. The Redmi 5 Plus, obviously, has a more powerful processor and bigger RAM option, putting it in the mid-range category. The Nova 2 Lite, on the other hand, is on the entry-level side.
Both devices sport the same screen size but the Redmi 5 Plus has a higher resolution with Gorilla Glass. It also has a higher storage option, but the Nova 2 Lite counters with a dedicated slot versus the Redmi’s hybrid setup.
When it comes to the camera, the Nova 2 Lite has the advantage in terms of resolution. In addition, it has a secondary camera for bokeh effects. It also has a higher front camera resolution for those who are into selfies.
When it comes to other features, the Nova 2 Lite has Face Unlock. The Redmi 5 Plus, on the other hand, has an IR blaster which is a handy tool to have if you have plenty of IR-supported appliances at home.
The Redmi 5 Plus is the clear winner when it comes to battery, but software-wise, the Nova 2 Lite takes the cake for having Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The Redmi could get Oreo, but it might take a while.
When it comes to availability, the Redmi 5 Plus is being offered in online stores but yet to be available in Xiaomi’s first authorized store in the Philippines. The Nova 2 Lite, is expected to launch this month.