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Realme 5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A3 Specs comparison

Realme has finally launched in the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro in the Philippines. The latter is the most powerful of the two a 6.3-inch screen, Snapdragon 712 chipset, up to 128GB of storage, and quad-rear cameras. There’s another mid-range smartphone in the market though that shares some of the specs at the same price tag, the Xiaomi Mi A3. Which smartphone can offer you the best hardware for the budget? Find out in this specs comparison.

Here are their detailed specs:

Realme 5 ProXiaomi Mi A3
6.3-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) IPS display, 409ppi6.088-inch HD+ (1560 x 720) Super AMOLED Dot Drop display, 286ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3+Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 2.3GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 665 2.0GHz octa-core
Adreno 616 GPUAdreno 610 GPU
128GB UFS 2.1128GB UFS 2.1
microSD card support (dedicated slot)Expandable up to 256GB via microSD (hybrid)
48MP F1.8 main + 8MP F2.2 Ultra-Wide lens + 2MP F2.4 Portrait + 2MP F2.4 Macro quad-rear cameras48MP F1.8 main + 8MP F2.2 ultrawide + 2MP F.24 Portrait triple-rear cameras
16MP F2.0 front camera32MP F2.0 front camera
Dual SIMDual SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
Splash resistanceIR Blaster
3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack
Fingerprint scanner (rear), face unlockUnder display fingerprint scanner, face unlock
USB 2.0 Type CUSB 2.0 Type C
ColorOS 6.0.1 (Android 9 Pie)Android One (Android 9 Pie)
4,035mAh battery w/ 20W VOOC 3.04,030mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge 3.0
157 x 74.2 x 8.9 mm153.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm
184 g173.8 g

Summary of advantages

Realme 5 Pro

  • Larger screen size
  • Higher screen resolution
  • More powerful chipset
  • Up to 8GB of RAM
  • Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Dedicated macro lens
  • Splash resistance
  • Slightly larger battery w/ faster charging

Xiaomi Mi A3

  • Newer Gorilla Glass protection
  • Super AMOLED panel
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • IR Blaster
  • Android One w/ stock interface

Looking at the specs, the Realme 5 Pro has plenty of advantages over the Xiaomi Mi A3. Starting with the display, the Realme 5 Pro has a larger screen size, higher resolution, and an IPS panel for natural colors. However, the Mi A3 has a newer Gorilla Glass 5 and a Super AMOLED panel for punchier colors and deeper blacks.

Camera-wise, the Realme 5 Pro has four rear cameras while the Mi A3 has three. The two almost have the same camera specs, but the former has a dedicated macro lens. If you like shooting tiny objects, the Realme 5 Pro can help you with that. But when it comes to selfies, the Mi A3 has a higher front camera resolution for sharper images. Quality-wise, we’ll know which one can provide the best images once we have both phones for review.

Powering the Realme 5 Pro is a Snapdragon 712 which is better than the Snapdragon 665 on the Mi A3. The Realme 5 Pro also offers 4GB and 8GB of RAM, up to 128GB of storage with a dedicated microSD card slot, and a 4,035mAh battery with a 20W VOOC 3.0 flash charge. The Mi A3 is only offered in 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage with hybrid card slot, and a 4,030mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge 3.0. The Realme 5 Pro wins this part.

As for other features, the Realme 5 Pro has splash resistance, while the Mi A3 has an IR Blaster which is handy if you want to control appliances like the TV or airconditioning. Both phones run on Android 9 Pie, but the Mi A3 is running Android One which we prefer since it’s a stock UI without any bloatware and can receive updates quickly than the Realme 5 Pro.

Lastly, the price. The Realme 5 Pro and Mi A3 with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage are both priced at PHP 11,990. However, the Realme 5 Pro is also offered in 8GB RAM + 128GB configuration for PHP 13,990. If you have a sub-PHP 12K budget, the Realme 5 Pro is the best option if you want a better chipset and quad cameras. But if you want an AMOLED screen and the best Android experience, get the Mi A3.

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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