OPPO has just released their new budget smartphone in the Philippines, sporting a 5.2-inch HD display, Snapdragon 450 chipset, 2GB RAM, and 3,000mAh battery, the OPPO A71 (2018). We’ll pit it against a popular entry-level smartphone that’s been in the market for a while but is set to officially launch in the country soon, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A.
|OPPO A71 (2018)||Xiaomi Redmi 5A|
|5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display, 282ppi||5.0-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display, 294ppi|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz octa-core processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 1.4GHz quad-core processor|
|Adreno 506 GPU||Adreno 308 GPU|
|2GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|16GB storage||16GB storage|
|microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)||microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)|
|13MP f/2.2 rear camera, LED flash||13MP f/2.2 rear camera, LED flash|
|5MP f/2.4 front camera, A.I. Beauty Technology||5MP f/2.0 front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Dual-SIM (nano)||Dual-SIM (nano)|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.1|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|microUSB, USB OTG||microUSB, USB OTG|
|ColorOS 3.2 (based on Android 7.1 Nougat)||MIUI 9 (based on Android 7.1 Nougat)|
|3,000mAh battery||3,000mAh battery|
|148.1 x 73.8 x 7.6 mm||140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35mm|
|Gold, Black||Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Grey|
Summary of advantages
OPPO A71 (2018):
* Slightly larger screen
* More powerful chipset
* Updated Bluetooth
Xiaomi Redmi 5A:
* Higher screen pixel density
* Larger front camera aperture
* Ir Blaster
As you can see, both are entry-level smartphones with the OPPO A71 (2018) being the newer one and is set to be available in the Philippine market tomorrow. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A was announced in December 2017 and has already made its way in the country through online sellers but will only be officially available next week.
The A71 (2018) has a slightly larger screen at 5.2-inches, while the Redmi 5A sits at 5.0-inches. Both, however, have the same HD resolution, with the former having a lower 282ppi versus the latter’s 294ppi. But isn’t a big deal since it’s not that noticeable in day-to-day use.
When it comes to imaging, both phones sport the same rear and front camera resolutions. The Redmi 5A has a larger camera aperture for the front shooter, while the A71 (2018) features OPPO’s A.I. Beauty Technology.
As for other features, both phones offer the same thing, or lack thereof, like 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and micro USB. Both don’t have fingerprint scanners, but the Redmi 5A has an Ir blaster which is a handy tool for controlling appliances.
Both devices have 2GB RAM,16GB storage with a dedicated microSD card slot, Android Nougat, and 3,000mAh battery. However, the A71 (2018) has the advantage of having a more powerful Snapdragon 450 chipset with the Adreno 506 GPU, which is capable of handling plenty of mobile games.
If you were to pick, which one would you get? The OPPO A71 (2018) or the Xiaomi Redmi 5A?