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Specs Comparison: OPPO A71 (2018) vs Xiaomi Redmi 5A

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.

SpecificationOPPO A71 (2018)Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Display5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display, 282ppi5.0-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display, 294ppi
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz octa-core processorQualcomm Snapdragon 425 1.4GHz quad-core processor
GPUAdreno 506 GPUAdreno 308 GPU
Storage16GB storage16GB storage
Micro SDmicroSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
Rear Camera13MP f/2.2 rear camera, LED flash13MP f/2.2 rear camera, LED flash
Front Camera5MP f/2.4 front camera, A.I. Beauty Technology5MP f/2.0 front camera
Connectivity4G LTE4G LTE
SIM SlotDual-SIM (nano)Dual-SIM (nano)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.1
IR BlasterIr blaster
OSColorOS 3.2 (based on Android 7.1 Nougat)MIUI 9 (based on Android 7.1 Nougat)
Battery3,000mAh battery3,000mAh battery
Dimension148.1 x 73.8 x 7.6 mm140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35mm
Weight137 g137g
ColorGold, BlackChampagne Gold, Rose Gold, Grey

Summary of advantages

OPPO A71 (2018):
* Slightly larger screen
* More powerful chipset
* Updated Bluetooth
* Slimmer

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.

The OPPO A71 (2018) is priced at Php7,990, while the Xiaomi Redmi 5A’s official price for the Philippines is yet to be announced, although listings at Lazada puts it at under Php6K.

If you were to pick, which one would you get? The OPPO A71 (2018) or the Xiaomi Redmi 5A? Let us know in the comments below.

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

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4 Responses

  1. tae says:

    Hindi match, kc ang snapdragon 450 is almost the same as the 625, while the snapdragon 425 is used by Xiaomi sa cheapest devices nila (Redmi 4A, Redmi 5A). Dapat Redmi 5 which has snapdragon 450 as well.

  2. tubol says:

    mas ok ang xiaomi..kesa sa oppo..ang pangit…

  3. Eulogio Empio says:

    I have a Xiaomi phone given to me by a friend and also bought a Vivo7. They have very large difference when it comes to processor and others but I won’t give off my Xiaomi when it comes to taking pictures. Even the sales lady was amazed when I showed her my Xiaomi phone. It doesn’t pixellize even when zoomed to the maximum.

  4. Jimmy silva says:

    Overprice masyado a71. Sa ganyang price may redmi note 4x kana.
    Snapdragon 625
    Adreno 506
    3gb ram
    32gb rom
    2.0 clockspeed
    4000 mah battery

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