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5 Best Xiaomi Redmi 5 Alternatives That You Can Buy; Screw Flash Sale!

Redmi 5 Alternatives

The one and only downside of Xiaomi smartphones are those annoying flash-sales. Many genuine users find it difficult to get their devices even after trying for weeks. The only solution to this issue is to invest in a device that is close, if not similar to the tempting Xiaomi smartphone. So as to help you here are 5 Redmi 5 alternatives.

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1. Honor 7X

Honor 7X is slightly expensive than the Redmi 5, but its bang for the buck. This smartphone has an exceptional dual-camera setup on the rear side which includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with LED Flash, PDAF, and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor.

Redmi 5 Alternatives

The device is powered Octa-core (2.36 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The next major highlight of the Honor 7X is an amazing 15.06 centimeters (5.93-inch) FHD+ 18:9 display with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. Definitely worth your money.


  • Powerful Camera Performance
  • Improved Design and Display
  • Good Battery Life


  • Lack of display protection
  • No Regular Updates
  • Phone feels bulky


2. Lenovo K8 Note

Lenovo K8 Note is definitely an old device now, but features like stock android, dual camera setup, powerful Helio X23 10-core 2.3GHz, 64-Bit processor and an amazing design make the device standout.

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The smartphone packs all the features that you would expect in a budget smartphone. It features a 5.5-inch FHD display, powered by Deca-Core MediaTek Helio X23, coupled with 3GB/4GB RAM, runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is backed by 4000mAh battery. Well, the best part is you don’t have to rely on flash sales to get your hands-on the Lenovo K8 Note


  • Stock Android
  • Seamless Performance
  • Turbo Charging


  • Heating Issues
  • Front-Camera lacks quality
  • No support to Cast Screen


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3. Moto G5

Even Though Moto G5 is a year old device now, it’s available at relatively cheaper prices now. The smartphone offers a premium metal built, an amazing camera and a generation old yet powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and Adreno 505 GPU.

Redmi 5 Alternatives

The Moto G5 Plus comes with 3GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. The device offers a bright 5-inch 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080) Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display, runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is backed by a 2800mAh battery with rapid charge support.


  • Metal Unibody Design
  • Excellent Camera
  • Stock Android


  • One Generation Old Smartphone
  • The rear camera is hard to protect from scratches because of the design
  • Display not up to the mark


4. Honor 9 Lite

Honor makes smartphones that can easily compete with Xiaomi, hence its the second honor device in the list. Honor 9 lite looks and feels like a premium smartphone and offers an amazing 5.65 inches 1080 x 2160 pixels display.

Redmi 5 Alternatives

The device has a 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera and  13MP + 2MP Dual Front Camera setup. The smartphone is powered by a Kirin 659 Processor with 3GB / 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB expandable storage, runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and all these are backed by a 3000mAh battery.


  • Premium design and display
  • Powerful processor
  • Face Sensor


  • Lack USB-C
  • Blotted UI
  • No Fast Charge


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5. 10.or G

A new yet interesting brand with more interesting smartphones. 10.or G is a powerful smartphone and has a perfect display and design for the price. The device is powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor with Adreno 506 GPU coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory.

Redmi 5 Alternatives

The cameras are also decent the device offers 13MP + 13MP dual rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size. At the front, it has a 16MP camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, Samsung sensor.


  • Excellent RAM and Storage
  • Good battery life
  • Great selfie camera


  • Old design style nothing great.
  • Hybrid Sim Slot
  • No fast charging support.

BUY 10.Or G

What do you think of the mentioned devices? Did we miss anything? If you have any suggestion for Xiaomi Redmi 5 alternatives, do let us know in the comments down below.


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