Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs 10.or D: The Entry-Level Battle is Heating Up

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Amazon India will be launching another smartphone, the all-new 10.or D as an entry-level smartphone. The e-commerce giant has now listed the phone on its website and is taking registrations for the phone, which goes on sale on January 5, 2018. As a budget smartphone, Tenor will be taking on likes of recently launched Xiaomi Redmi 5A.


Here’s the comparison between the two so that you can make the right choice:

Design and Display

The 10.or D aka Tenor D smartphone boasts of a 5.2-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the smartphone that lets users unlock the device in just 0.2 seconds. The smartphone is made out of plastic, which is an expected feature at that price point.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A, on the other hand, comes with a slightly smaller, 5-inch 720p IPS LCD display with 2.5D Curved tempered glass protection on top. Xiaomi has a plastic unibody design with a premium metallic like feel to it.


The 10.or D packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset under the hood. The device will come in two storage options- one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and the other one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.


The Redmi 5A (first impressions) to sports a similar setup, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC and 2GB/3GB LPDDR3 RAM. Storage options to include a 16GB and 32GB options. Performance wise, both devices are at par with each other as they pack the same chipset. Graphics in both the phones are taken care by Adreno 308 GPU.


As for the optics, the 10.or D comes with a rear 13MP unit along with a 5MP front-facing camera. Once again we see similar options in Xiaomi Redmi 5A. The device comes sporting a 13MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and LED flash and a 5MP shooter selfie shooter.


Powering the 10.or D is a 3500 mAh battery which the company claims will deliver up to up to 25 hours of talk time, up to 10 hours on the browsing time and 70 hours of MP3 playback. Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A, in comparison, comes with a smaller 3000mAh battery. Xiaomi also makes tall claims as regards to battery saying the device comes with 10-days standby time.



Rivaling directly against Xiaomi Redmi 5A, the 10.or D comes with an effective price tag of Rs 4,999 for the 2GB RAM/16GB storage model and Rs 5,999 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. The Redmi 5A devices is a bit pricier, starting at Rs 5,999 and Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB+32GB variants respectively.

Xiaomi is, however, giving a Rs 1000 discount for first five million customers, effectively bringing down the price on par with 10.or D. However, the 10.or D falls under Amazon's portfolio, and such Amazon Prime members get an extra 1-year warranty on the device, which makes it a clear winner over the Redmi 5A.


Both the 10.or D and Redmi 5A are on par with each other when it comes to basic hardware. But 10.or D comes with a bit larger screen, battery and as well as added a fingerprint scanner for the same price level. Ultimately, Xiaomi is an established brand in India while Tenor was just launched. So it all boils down to which brand the customer will prefer.

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