Realme 5 vs Mi A3 vs Redmi Note 7S! Which Phone Should you Buy?

redmi note 7 vs mi a3 vs realme 5

Budget Smartphones have been on fire since the launch of companies like Xiaomi and Realme competing with each other in order to snatch the market share.

And with the launch of Mi A3 and Realme 5, Consumers are confused as both of them comes with their own set of pros and cons.

To make this comparison more interesting and competitive, we have decided to let Redmi Note 7S run in this race too.

In this article, we will not only be comparing the devices on the basis of specifications but also on the basis of their real-world practicality and usage.



Even though the Redmi Note 7s comes with Snapdragon 660 instead of Snapdragon 665 on Mi A3 and Realme 5, there isn’t any difference in real-world usage.

All the phones perform equally good even while Gaming as both the processors feature the same Adreno 610 GPU.

So yes, Gaming Performance such as Playing PUBG will be same on all the phones.

At some point, we felt that the Mi A3 performed better than Realme 5 and Redmi Note 7S but the difference was very minimal (almost unnoticeable) and that too was because of the fact that Mi A3 comes with 720p AMOLED display so there are fewer pixels to render for the Mi A3. Hence, ending with less load on the processor.

Realme 5
Realme 5

Battery Life

Battery life is something where Realme 5 Easily wins despite the fact of having the largest Display among the three contenders.

Realme 5 comes with a large 5000mAh battery heavily optimized by the company (at least for now). Unfortunately, ColorOS doesn’t provide detailed battery specs, and we couldn’t check for the screen on time offered by Realme 5.

Still, it could easily get us through 2 Day on Medium to Heavy Usage.

Do note that We Didn’t ran PUBGM at all during the battery life testing.

Redmi Note 7s despite being an old phone now, did perform really well with a whopping 8 hours of Screen on time when the device was completely on WiFi.

Mi A3 offered similar results too.


Undoubtedly, when it comes to practicality, Mi A3 wins here because of the amazing 48-Megapixel Sony IMX 586 sensor coupled with an 8-megapixel Ultrawide lens.

We would like to give the second crown to Redmi Note 7S considering the fact that it comes with the almost same 48-Megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor.

Don’t get me wrong, Realme 5 has a good set of cameras but Quad Camera setup is just a myth.

You are never going to use those Macro Lens and Portrait lens in real-life scenarios.

And the regular 12-Megapixel Sony IMX 386 on Realme 5 is good but nowhere near Sony IMX 586 on the Mi A3.

Mi A3
Mi A3

User Interface

Mi A3 offers the best User Interface, thanks to Stock Android.

And the second crown goes to Redmi Note 7S this time too as even though it comes with MIUI, it is still better than ColorOS.

To know more about User Interfaces offered by brands, check out this article mentioned below


Build Quality

All the smartphones mentioned in this list offers good build quality. But its a tie between Mi A3 and Redmi Note 7S for the crown.

As both the Mi A3 and Redmi Note 7S comes with Glass Back protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Whereas, Realme 5 comes with a Plastic back with just Glass-Like Finishing.

These type of plastic back panels are prone to scratches and don’t offer any premium feel.

Which One Should You Buy?

Now, this boils down to personal preference.

Let’s be honest that you are not compromising at least on camera, no matter which phone you opt for.

Apart from that, if you are looking to get a phone with Good Built Quality, USB Type-C Stock Android and Consistent Future updates, get the Mi A3 straight away.

But if a Higher Resolution Display is your priority without compromising on Build Quality, USB Type-C, get the Redmi Note 7S.

Just to mention, this article is not sponsored by Any Brand. All the facts delivered are completely based on our real-life testing of the devices.


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