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Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro: Which one to go for?

Devdiscourse News Desk | New Delhi | Updated: 30-08-2019 12:53 IST | Created: 21-08-2019 19:53 IST
Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro: Which one to go for?

Xiaomi launched on Wednesday its third Android One-powered smartphone under the Mi-A series at an event in New Delhi, India. Launched at a starting price of Rs 12,999, the Xiaomi Mi A3 integrates the best of Google and Xiaomi features and innovations to offer a complete smartphone experience.

Just yesterday, Realme also introduced its 5-series in India with the launch of Realme 5 Pro (alongside Realme 5), in the same price segment as Xiaomi Mi A3. Both the smartphones share a number of similar specifications and are expected to give a tough competition in the mid-range price segment. Let's take a look at how both the devices stack up against each other.

Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro


Xiaomi Mi A3 sports a 6.08-inch (15.46cm) HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels) resolution AMOLED Dot Drop display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a waterdrop-style notch

Coming to the Realme 5 Pro, it sports a 6.3-inch (16.0cm) FHD+ dewdrop display with 2340 x 1080-pixel resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection and 90.6 percent screen-to-body ratio for a wider and clearer view.


The Xiaomi Mi A3 features a 32-megapixel AI selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture for stunning shots and AI smart triple rear camera set up that includes a 48MP high-resolution primary sensor (f/1.79 aperture) with Sony IMX586 sensor, 118° ultra-wide 8MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

Image Credit: Amazon.in

The Realme 5 Pro houses a 16MP AI-selfie camera with Sony IMX 471 Sensor and 48MP AI Quad Camera setup on the back that includes: 48MP Primary camera with Sony IMX 586 Sensor, 8MP wide-angle camera with f/2.25 aperture and 119° FOV, 2MP portrait camera, and 2MP macro camera with 4cm shooting distance.

Image Credit: Realme

Processor and OS

The Xiaomi Mi A3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE coupled with Adreno 610 GPU, giving a superior gaming and browsing experience and 11nm technology to save power for uninterrupted work and play. The phone runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) and is a part of Google's Android One program.

The Realme 5 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE coupled with Adreno 616 GPU and 10nm advanced process technology for high performance and low power consumption. The smartphone runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with ColorOS 6.0 (realme edition)


The Xiaomi Mi A3 is equipped with an in-built 4,030 mAh high-capacity battery, which also supports 18W fast charging and Quick Charge 3.0 Technology.

The Realme 5 Pro packs a 4,035 mAh non-removable battery that supports 20W VOOC 3.0 Flash Charging and comes with AI cooling feature for a long-lasting and uninterrupted experience.

Price, color, and availability

The Xiaomi Mi A3 comes with three color options: Kind of Gray, Not just Blue and More than White. The phone is available in two variants: (4GB + 64GB) at INR 12,999 and (6GB + 128GB) at INR 15,999.

The Realme5 Pro is available in two colors Sparkling Blue and Crystal Green and three variants: (4GB+64GB) at INR 13,999 (6GB+64GB) at INR 14,999 and (8GB+128GB) at INR 16,999.

The Xiaomi Mi A3 will go on sale exclusively at Amazon.in, Mi Home, and mi.com on August 23 at 12 PM and will soon be available at other Mi Stores, partner stores and other offline channels. The Realme 5 Pro will go on sale on September 4, exclusively on Flipkart and Realme online stores.

Specification Table: Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Realme 5 Pro

Specifications Xiaomi Mi A3 Realme 5 Pro

6.08-inch HD+ AMOLED Dot Drop display

1560 x 720-pixel resolution;

19.5:9 aspect ratio;

3D curved rear design

Gorilla Glass 5 protection

Splash-proof by P2i

6.3-inch (16.0cm) FHD+ Dewdrop display

2340 x 1080-pixel resolution

90.6% screen-to-body ratio

Corning Gorilla Glass 3+

Splash resistance

Processor and Operating System

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665;

Octa-core Kryo 260 CPU, up tp 2.0 GHz

Adreno 610 GPU

Android 9.0 (Pie) / Android One

Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE

Octa-core CPU (2.3GHz) (10nm)

Adreno 616 GPU

Android 9.0 (Pie)/ColorOS 6.0


4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage;

6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage;

microSD card slot (expandable upto 256GB)

UFS 2.1 flash storage


64GB/128GB internal storage;

microSD card (Expandable up to 256GB)



4,030 mAh battery (non-removable);

Fast charging 18W

Quick Charge 3.0 Technology

4035mAh battery

20W VOOC 3.0 Flash Charge

AI cooling


AI Selfie Camera: 32MP (F2.0)

Triple Rear Camera setup

48MP (F1.8) (wide);

Sony IMX586 sensor

8MP (F2.2)(wide-angel);

2MP (F2.4) (depth sensor);

AI Portrait mode

Front: 16MP Camera (f/2.0 aperture; Sony IMX 471 Sensor

Rear: 48MP AI Quad Camera setup

48MP Primary Lens (f/1.8); Sony IMX 586 Sensor

8MP Ultra Wide-Angle Lens (f/2.25)

2MP Portrait Lens

2MP Macro Lens


WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac;

Bluetooth v5.0;

USB Type-C port;


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac;

Bluetooth v5.0;

USB Type-C port



7th Gen In-screen fingerprint sensor;

Accelerometer; Gyro; Proximity, Ambient light sensor

Electronic compass, Vibration motor, IR blaster

Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor;

Light sensor; Proximity sensor; Magnetic induction sensor

Gyro-meter; Acceleration sensor; Fingerprint


7th Gen In-screen fingerprint unlock;

AI Face unlock;

Patter, PIN, Password

Fingerprint unlock;

Face unlock;

Pattern; PIN; Password


Large 0.915cc speaker box;

High audio output amplified by Smart PA

3.5mm audio jack


3.5mm headset jack


INR 12,999 (4GB+64GB)

INR 15,999 (6GB+128GB)

INR 13,999 (4GB RAM+64GB)

INR 14,999 (6GB RAM+64GB)

INR 16,999 (8GB RAM+128GB)



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