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Specs Comparison: Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus vs OPPO A83

Two new smartphones are put side-by-side to see which one has the upper-hand on different aspects. This time it’s the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus vs the OPPO A83. Which smartphone do you think would win? Find out below!

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus was released last December and has promising specs – a 5.99″ 18:9 Full HD+ display with 1080 x 2160 resolution, Snapdragon 625 processor, 32GB/64GB internal storage, 3GB/4GB RAM, a 12MP rear camera with pixel sensor and LED flash, a 5MP front camera with soft-light LED flash, and a 4,000mAh battery.

The OPPO A83 is the company’s newest smartphone and is priced at just under Php10k. It features a 5.7-inch 18:9 HD+ display with 1440 x 720 resolution, MediaTek MT6763T (Helio P23) processor, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, an 8MP front camera with screen flash and AI Beautification technology.

Here are their detailed specs:

Xiaomi Redmi 5 PlusOPPO A83
5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ display @ 1080 x 2160 pixels5.7-inch 18:9 display @ 1440 x 720 pixels
2.0Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core2.5GHz MediaTek MT6763T Helio P23 Octa-core
Adreno 506Mali-G71 MP2
32GB or 64GB Internal Storage32GB internal storage
12MP Rear camera with 1.25-micron pixel sensor and LED Flash13MP rear camera, LED flash
5MP front camera with soft-light LED8MP front camera, screen flash w/ AI Beautification Tech
Dual SIM (Nano, Hybrid)Dual-SIM (nano)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/nWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)-
micro-USBmicroUSB 2.0
MIUI 9 (Android 7.1.2 Nougat)ColorOS 3.2 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
-Face Unlock
4,000mAh Battery3,180mAh battery
TBANo fast charging
microSD card slot (uses SIM 2)microSD card slot (dedicated slot)

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

+ Larger screen size

+ Higher screen resolution

+ More optimized chipset architecture

+ Fingerprint Scanner

+ Larger battery capacity


+ Slightly better-performing CPU

+ Slightly better-performing GPU

+ Higher rear and front camera resolution

+ Face Unlock

+ Dedicated microSD card slot

Both smartphones can provide good viewing experiences and have above average display configurations for their price range. However, the Redmi 5 Plus wins due to its larger screen size and resolution which is good for watching videos, viewing photos, and gaming.

The A83 has a Helio P23 processor and it yielded 67,496 in the AnTuTu benchmark test. We have not yet tested the Redmi 5 Plus yet but we have the Redmi Note 4X’s which also carries a Snapdragon 625 processor. The device yielded a score of 61,824 which makes the A83 the winner in terms of raw CPU performance. Do note, however, that the Snapdragon 625’s 14nm architecture is better optimized compared to the Helio P23’s 16nm one. As for its gaming capabilities, the Mali-G71 MP2 has a slight advantage in performance over the Adreno 506 GPU.

The A83 has a higher rear and front camera resolution compared to the Redmi 5 Plus. In addition, the front camera of the former has AI Beautification Technology which specializes in improving a user’s selfies. You can check the camera samples of the OPPO A83 here.

The Redmi 5 Plus has the higher battery capacity between the two which, theoretically, should provide a longer battery life. We’re excited to see how it performs against the A83’s battery performance. In the meantime, you can check out the A83’s battery test results here.

To summarize, if users want to have a better viewing experience, choose the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. But if users want to have better raw CPU and GPU performance, they should go with the OPPO A83.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is priced at Php9,800 (see Widget City’s listing here) while the OPPO A83 is priced at Php9,990.

What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments section below.

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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2 Responses

  1. Glenn says:

    You could have added that the redmi 5 plus lacks LTE band 28.

  2. James says:

    Is the redmi 5+ lte bands working here in the PH?

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