Xiaomi Redmi 6 VS Xiaomi Redmi 5: why you should buy the new Redmi 6. After six months of releasing the Xiaomi Redmi 5, the Chinese OEM company have released the successor called Xiaomi Redmi 6. It seems Xiaomi will now be adopting the six-month refresh cycle as opposed to their usual 12-months cycle. But as a result, the new Xiaomi Redmi 6 doesn’t bring that many upgrades from 2017’s Xiaomi Redmi 5. The Redmi series is all about budget and the Redmi 6 doesn’t disappoint in that aspect.

The main question now is, will you buy the Xiaomi Redmi 6 instead of the Redmi 5? Will you upgrade from your Redmi 5 to the new Xiaomi Redmi 6? Before you make that decision, below is a detailed comparison between the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Xiaomi Redmi 6.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 VS Xiaomi Redmi 5 – The Design

Xiaomi Redmi 6 VS Xiaomi Redmi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 6
Xiaomi Redmi 6 VS Xiaomi Redmi 5
Xiaomi Redmi 5

The design of the Xiaomi Redmi 6 is slightly different from the Xiaomi Redmi 5. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 6 features a front glass with an aluminum unibody. The Redmi 6 features a dual rear camera aligned horizontally at the top left corner. The camera is an upgrade to the single rear camera found on the Redmi 5. The rear camera of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is at the middle above the fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor remains unchanged in its rear mounted position.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 weighs 157 grams and measures 7.7mm in thickness while the Xiaomi Redmi 6 weighs 146 grams and measures 8.3mm in thickness. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is available in Black, Rose Gold, Gold and Light Blue body colors. While the Xiaomi Redmi 6 comes in Blue, Grey, Gold and Rose Gold body colors. The Xiaomi Redmi 6 supports face unlock thanks to its AI-aided chipset.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 VS Xiaomi Redmi 5 – The Display

Sadly, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 isn’t an upgrade to the Redmi 5 in terms of the display but rather it looks like a downgrade. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 houses a 5.7 inch IPS LCD panel while on the new Xiaomi Redmi 6 is a 5.45 inch IPS LCD panel. If that’s not a downgrade then I don’t know what it is. The display of the Xiaomi Redmi 6 and Redmi 5 features an 18:9 aspect ratio with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 packs a 282 pixels per inch density while the Redmi 6 packs a 295 pixels per inch density.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 VS Xiaomi Redmi 5 – The Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 is the first smartphone under the Redmi series to feature a dual rear camera system. The dual rear camera features a 12MP primary sensor, f/2.2 aperture, 1.25 μm pixels size coupled with a 5MP secondary sensor, f/2.2 aperture, and 1.12 μm pixels size. On the Xiaomi Redmi 5, the single rear camera sports a 12MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 1.25 μm pixels size. Up front, both the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 6 sports a 5MP shooter.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 VS Xiaomi Redmi 5 – Hardware and Software

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, an Octa-core processor using 12nm process and PowerVR GE8320 graphics processing unit. While the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, an Adreno 506 graphics processing unit and 8-core processor using the 14nm process. On paper, the Helio P22 chipset is slightly powerful to the Snapdragon 450 chipset.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 was released in three variants; the 2GB memory with 16GB storage, the 3GB memory with 32GB storage and the 4GB memory with 32GB storage. While the Redmi 6 comes in just two variants; the 3GB memory with 32GB storage and 4GB memory with 32GB storage. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9.1 skin while the Redmi 6 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10.0 skin.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 VS Xiaomi Redmi 5 – The Battery

We’ve another downgrade in the battery department. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 packs a non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery while the Redmi 6 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery. They both support the same fast battery charging technology.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 VS Xiaomi Redmi 5 – The Price

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 is priced at around $141 (N49,350) while the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is priced at about $137 (N48,000). Aside from the slight downgrade in screen size and battery capacity, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 offers a lot of new features.

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 VS Xiaomi Redmi 5 Full Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Xiaomi Redmi 5
Dimensions and Weight 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3 mm. Weight: 146 g 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm. Weight: 157 g
Display 5.45 inch (72.7% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1440 pixels with 295 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 5.7 inch (75.9% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1440 pixels with 282 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 3GB. ROM: 32GB OR RAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot) RAM: 2GB. ROM: 16GB OR RAM: 3/4GB. ROM: 32GB microSD, up to 128GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo (with MIUI 10) Android 7.1.2 Nougat (with MIUI 9.1)
Hardware MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with Octa-core 2.0GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset with Octa-core 1.8GHz processor
Camera 5MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/2.2 aperture and 5MP f/2.2 aperture rear camera with LED flash 5MP front camera + 12MP f/2.2 aperture rear camera with LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Face Unlock, Fast battery charging 5V/2A Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 5V/2A

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