Can the Newly Launched Samsung Galaxy On8 Beat the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?

Xiaomi became the leading smartphone company in India in the first quarter of this year. Samsung overtook Xiaomi in the race in the second quarter owing to the massive sales of Galaxy J6 and J8. However, Xiaomi is not lagging behind Samsung with a large gap. Both the companies are in constant competition in their budget segment. Now with Samsung launching the Galaxy On8 smartphone and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro already selling in the market, it is a big question mark as to what phone will the users prefer. While the On8 will sell for Rs 16,990, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro retails for a starting price of Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999 for the 6GB variant. Read further to know more about how the two phones compare with each other.


The Samsung Galaxy On8 sports a 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with Samsung’s signature aspect ratio of 18.5:9. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 5 Pro gets a 5.99-inch IPS LCD with 1080 x 2160p resolution, and it comes with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Owing to the super AMOLED Infinity display, On8 stands ahead of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but the latter has Full HD+ resolution, going its way.

Speaking of performance, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro performs better than the On8. The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC which comes paired with Adreno 509 for graphics. The Samsung Galaxy On8 comes powered by the slightly underwhelming octa-core Snapdragon 450 chipset which mostly makes its way to budget phones like Redmi 5. Given that Samsung is going to be selling the phone above the price point of Rs 15,000, the device feels a little underpowered in terms of processing power.


Both the Samsung Galaxy On8 and Redmi Note 5 Pro currently runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. And both the manufacturers are very slow in pushing new software updates. The Note 5 Pro comes layered with MIUI 9.5 on top of Android, while the On8 runs the company’s proprietary Experience UI, built on top of Android again.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a 12MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 5MP secondary shooter with f/2.0 aperture and depth sensing feature. There is also the dual-LED flash, panorama and HDR support. On the front side, the phone comes with a 20MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.2.

The Samsung Galaxy On8 comes with a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP secondary sensor with f/1.9 aperture. Samsung ships the Live Focus feature on this phone for bokeh shots along with Background Blur Shape, Portrait Dolly, and Portrait Backdrop. On the front side, there is a 16MP sensor with a f/1.9 aperture.


The Redmi Note 5 Pro also fares to be a better-powered phone. Xiaomi has packed a 4000mAh battery in the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The battery on the Samsung Galaxy On8 is a 3500mAh one, and there is also no news of Quick Charge support.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in the variants of 4GB RAM+64GB storage and 6GB RAM+64GB storage. However, the Galaxy On8 will come in only one option of 4GB RAM+64GB storage, and it will start retailing on August 6.

Given the price point of both the phones, it can be said that Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes out as the winner in this competition given that it sports a much better processor and a larger battery. The Note 5 Pro has no competition when it comes to cameras, while the design of the On8 could be better than the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

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August 3, 2018 7:24 pm 7:24 PM

OT : Dual VoLTE on any phone

If phone is supporting dual VoLTE dual standby means:

Suppose one sim is JIO and another is from Avoid,
If I want to use calling from JIO and data from Avoid sim, is it possible?

As in old phones when ever we set INTERNET from sim slot(JIO), then network appears and we areable to call from JIO. If we set Internet to another sim slot, network will be gone from JIO and we can’t do calling from JIO.

Is my understanding right??
And does RN5 pro supports dual VoLTE??

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 3, 2018 8:33 pm 8:33 PM

Suppose one sim is JIO and another is from Avoid,
If I want to use calling from JIO and data from Avoid sim, is it possible?

Yes. Even after data is on you will be able to receive calls on Jio number.

RN5Pro/Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1/Oppo Real Me1/Honor View 10/Oppo F7/One Plus 6/Samsung Galaxy S9/Huawei Honor 10/Nokia 7 Plus all support Dual 4G VoLTE.

August 3, 2018 10:15 pm 10:15 PM

Thank you bhai.
I think it’s time to upgrade to dual VoLTE phone.
On second thought, I should wait till Diwali for offers and discounts. ?

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 4, 2018 7:47 am 7:47 AM

Buy either of the Redmi Note 5 Pro/Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1/Oppo Realme 1. In this order only. According to me you should go with Asus Zenfoneax pro M1(6GB ram variant).

August 4, 2018 12:17 pm 12:17 PM

Isn’t RN5 pro better than Zen phone?
Like camera, ROM support etc.?

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 5, 2018 12:14 am 12:14 AM

For support yes.But other than that both are neck. I have tried almost every rom on RN5 Pro which works absolutely fine. Gcam works super fine too. Asus also has great camera in in 6GB ram variant. You can’t say there is much difference. I have tried havoc os and rr os in Zenfone. They give extraordinary battery life. 2 days heavy usage on wifi only.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 5, 2018 12:14 am 12:14 AM

Neck to neck.

August 4, 2018 2:13 am 2:13 AM

@tri_vis: Why wait for Diwali offers??? When there is upcoming Independence day offers….

Nothing much of difference in offers even if u wait till Diwali offers..

August 4, 2018 12:15 pm 12:15 PM

Thank you bro. Will see what’s on offer on 15th august.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 5, 2018 12:15 am 12:15 AM

Off topic: I am doing too many comedy comments?

Priyansh Singh
August 5, 2018 11:51 am 11:51 AM

Nikhil, Bhai I replied to this question of yours on an !dea cellular post. Please view that. Moreover, I would like to say that it I similar to what Kaushik bhai has said below. You may relax dear.

Kaushik IMA
August 5, 2018 3:42 am 3:42 AM

Nikhil, wht I will suggest: BIGGER posts, less number of posts.

You have lots of one line, two line posts. It can get disorienting.

Otherwise it’s not a big deal: you have same freedoms as anyone else so ignore negative comments.

Kaushik IMA
August 3, 2018 7:54 pm 7:54 PM

Yes. On dual volte phones u can use Jio for calls and other operators for data.

August 3, 2018 10:13 pm 10:13 PM

Thanks bro.

Vishal Chennai
August 3, 2018 7:21 pm 7:21 PM

Comparing sd 450 with sd 636?? Lol

Kaushik IMA
August 3, 2018 6:50 pm 6:50 PM

Samsung seeks to take 9 seriously.

A9 Pro and C9 Pro have both been good.

So how about Samsung launches a J9 pro we can all be happy about?

Come on Samsung. Do better.

Thamilan daa
August 3, 2018 9:15 pm 9:15 PM

Decent comkent Kaushik. Nalladhu.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 3, 2018 8:36 pm 8:36 PM

C series should get 660/710. Samsung A series should get flagship processors from last year.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 3, 2018 8:39 pm 8:39 PM

Batteries more than 3500-4000(as note 9 battery is 4000).Price it 25000-40000. People are ready to purchase their devices. They should start putting more money in R and D in development of chips for devices between 10000-20000. Something like Snapdragon 625/630 will be fine.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
August 3, 2018 8:35 pm 8:35 PM

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha …. Apart from battery in A9Pro everything was trash. Samsung software is improving since Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

Thamilan daa
August 3, 2018 8:50 pm 8:50 PM

A9 pro 2016 is far more better than Nikhil’s telegraph machine