xiaomi redmi 5 plus vs huawei nova 2 lite

Huawei smartphones have been killing it lately. Their latest releases in the Philippines easily became a crowd-favorites as they offer value for money. But now that Xiaomi is officially back in the country, the competition

Huawei launched their new lower midrange smartphone, the Huawei Nova 2 Lite, over a week ago. However, a part of Xiaomi’s entourage on their comeback in PH is the Xiaomi Redmi Plus 5. Both devices are pegged to entertain the same midrange-level smartphone market.

Both handsets are priced at exactly Php9,990 — making this specs comparison even better. But remember that this not a comparison of real-world performance, so results are mostly based on their hardware and features. This comparison is for people who want to get the best specs for their hard-earned money.

See also: Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus vs Mi A1: Specs Comparison

So, if you have that cash in your pocket, which between these two leading smartphones should you pick? Read on to figure it out.

 Xiaomi Redmi 5 PlusHuawei Nova 2 Lite
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
EMUI 8.0
SIMDual SIM, hybrid
Dual Standby
Nano SIM format
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Nano SIM format
Display5.99-inch FHD+ IPS
2160 x 1080 resolution
18:9 aspect raio
5.99-inch HD+ IPS
1440 x 720 resolution
18:9 aspect ratio
Processor2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 505
Storage64GB internal
expandable via microSD up to 128GB
32GB internal
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front camera5-megapixel
f/2.0 aperture
LED flash
Toning flash
Rear Camera12-megapixel
f/2.2 aperture
LED flash
13-megapixel +
f/2.2 aperture
LED flash
SecurityFingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Facial recognition
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
microUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
microUSB 2.0
Dimensions158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm158.3 x 76.7 x 7.8mm
Light Blue
Rose Gold
Matte Black
Battery4,000mAh non-removable3,000mAh non-removable

Related: Huawei Nova 2 Lite vs Nova 2i: Specs Comparison

After reading the table above, I’m pretty sure most of you got a little more confused about which one to pick. Both devices were able to beat each other in different areas, so let’s break it down to understand it better.

If you pick the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, you’re getting a sharper Full HD+ screen. The device also runs on a more powerful Snapdragon 625 processor, a larger 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

And to compliment all those hardware, it has a bigger 4,000mAh battery. The handset also has a more premium all-metal unibody build.

But if go the other way on team Huawei, the Nova 2 Lite can offer you a better software as it runs on the newer Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. It also has a sharper 8-megapixel front camera with toning flash for selfies and a dual-camera setup at the back for that extra help when shooting in low lighting conditions.

huawei nova 2 lite

The Huawei Nova 2 Lite also has facial recognition feature. And despite not having an all-metal body, the device’s shiny aesthetic makes it one of the most eye-catching devices on the market today.

So, to wrap it up, both devices are probably two of the best in this price range. You’ll just have to figure out what your priorities are and what you really want and need in a smartphone. After assessing that, you just have to see which of the two checks the most boxes.

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