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Best alternatives to the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India

Second best?

Xiaomi has been on a roll with its device releases in India, and for good, as it is now the market leader here. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is their most demanded phone, providing extremely high value for money and great performance and cameras for a very digestible price. However, the supply is usually low that it is difficult to score one in a flash sale, and the software is not everyone’s cup of tea. So then, what are your other options?

Redmi Note 5 (Amazon)

We start this list with the little brother of the Redmi Note 5 pro. You get a pretty similar phone experience for a few thousands less, with a slightly weaker processor and a  single camera. Nut the best part is that this phone is already available from Flipkart with free 1-day delivery.

  • 6-inch 2160×1080 display
  • Snapdragon 625 with 3/4GB RAM
  • 12MP primary camera
  • 4000mAh battery


Moto G5s Plus (Amazon)

If MiUI isn’t for you, here’s something with similar specs but running stock android. Though, keep in mind that Motorola’s update speeds aren’t what they used to be…

  • 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display
  • Snapdragon 625 with 3/4GB RAM
  • Dual 13MP cameras
  • 3000mAh battery


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (Flipkart)

This new entrant from Asus was not expected by anyone to be launched at such a low price point. Running stock Android One and with promised updates for the next 2 versions, this phone is going to sell like hot cakes. Though, scoring one currently is difficult in a flash sale, but they say that they are working on improving that. The juicy 5000 mAh battery is worth waiting for!

  • 6-inch 2160×1080 display
  • Snapdragon 636 with 3/4/6GB RAM
  • 13+5MP primary camera
  • 5000mAh battery


Nokia 5(Flipkart)

If you value build quality overperformance, the Nokia 5 might be the phone for you. Running stock Android and as strong as a tank, this phone will turn a couple heads.

  • 5.2-inch 1280×720 display
  • Snapdragon 430 with 2/3GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera
  • 3000mAh battery


Nokia 6 (Amazon)

If the Nokia 5 is a little under-powered but still love the brand, then the Nokia 6 deserves your attention. Get the same strong build quality with slightly better specifications, for a bigger price tag.

  • 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display
  • Snapdragon 430 with 3/4GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera
  • 3000mAh battery


Vivo V9 Youth (Flipkart)

The Vivo V9 was a phone that I loved using. So when the V9 Youth was announced, which fell perfectly in our budget, it excited. Definitely deserves a look if you want to try something different. Also, the first phone on this list with the notch!

  • 6.3-inch 2280×1080 display
  • Snapragon 450 with 4GB RAM
  • 16+2MP camera
  • 3260mAh battery

VIvo V9


Honor 9i (Amazon)

One of the cheapest phones in the World with 4 cameras, the Honor 9i is a well built phone with a metal construction. Also includes all the features of EMUI and the cameras can give a good experience.

  • 5.9-inch 2160×1080 display
  • Kirin 659 with 4GB RAM
  • 16+2MP camera
  • 3340mAH battery


Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo (Amazon)

Last but not the least, we have Samsung’s new mid-range offering with dual cameras and a premium construction. The cameras are one of the best in this segment, and a very trustworthy brand overall. Also has a removable battery, if that matters to you…

  • 5.5-inch 1280×720 display
  • Exynos 7885 with 4GB RAM
  • 13+5MP camera
  • 3000mAh battery


Honorary Mentions:

iPhone SE (Amazon)

Xiaomi Mi Max (Flipkart)

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime (Amazon)

Infinix Zero 5 Pro (Flipkart)

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