Meet Micromax Bharat 5, the Rs 5555 Competitor to Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Steve Phelps
December 4, 2017

This smartphone priced from Rs. 5,999 onwards has been teased to be the Desh ka Smartphone for its pricing. Previously, the Indian brand has launched its Bharat 3 and Bharat 4 smartphones in September. This smartphone is teased to be the "The Power of 5" and comes with a 5000mAh battery at an affordable price point of Rs. 5,555. The phone is similar in design to its predecessors - Bharat 3 and 4.

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Micromax Bharat 5 gets a 5.2-inch HD display with 400 nits brightness and a 2.5D glass coating on top.

The offer is applicable only on the base variant with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The chipset will also be paired with Adreno 308 GPU. The smartphone has a dedicated dual SIM card slot and a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB of expandable storage. The smartphone has been announced in two variants - 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage priced at Rs 5,999 and 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage priced at Rs 6,999. On the other hand, the Xioami Redmi 5A offers a 13 MP rear camera.

The Redmi 5A again looks to be the victor here as it comes sporting a 13-megapixel camera on the backwith f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and LED flash. At the front, the device flaunts a 5MP selfie camera with modes and a 83.3-degree wide-angle lens.

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A is backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery, that is claimed to give up to 8 days of standby time. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is packed with 3,300mAh battery. It is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, and run the Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 operating system.

Comparing the new Redmi 5A to last years Redmi 4A, there are a few noticable changes but are still incremental at best. The latest entry to the list is Micromax Bharat 5 - the successor to the Bharat 4. Under this plan, any new or existing Vodafone user who buys Bharat 5 will be eligible for 10GB free data every month for five months. Xiaomi Redmi 5A price in India starts from Rs. 4,999/-.

Having said that, both are entry-level smartphones that come bundled with enough goodies.

In terms of design, the Micromax Bharat 5 comes with an all-plastic back and prominent bezels at the front. Apparently, the battery is a major deciding factor in the budget smartphone market, and it's nice to see that Micromax has got it right.

The public has been hearing a lot about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 for the past several weeks.

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