We express all properties of both terminals in detail so that you can decide with all the information.
Chinese companies are popular with consumers in Spain. Since Xiaomi has reached its full potential in our country, it has become the absolute queen of sales, highlighting the importance that consumers attach to value for money.
For its part, OPPO was not left behind. The company, which is also based in the Asian country, has grown like foam and already is fourth option most chosen by the Spanish, Ousting Apple and only such important brands as Huawei, Samsung, and the Xiaomi mentioned above.
The Xiaomi and OPPO catalog are of course not comparable in terms of volume. One, Xiaomi, has been sowing for years and also advocates a policy of dozens of publications that They make the buyer lose perspective of who is who. The other, OPPO, is a little more cautious (at the moment), with a “selected” portfolio, although it covers different target groups and market segments.
With all this and how could it be otherwise, both Xiaomi and OPPO have similar products with features and parallel prices. Among them are those OPPO A5 2020 and the Redmi Note 8, We will put them in front of each other so that you can more easily make the decision when discussing between them.
Design and display: similar, but not the same
The first aspect we see of a smartphone is its external part, specifically its design and screen. It will therefore be the first of the two terminals that we will use the magnifying glass. With the OPPO A5 2020 we have a terminal with 6.5-inch panel with Full HD + resolution (1,600 x 720 pixels),a brightness of 480 nits and an aspect ratio of 20: 9. Instead, the Redmi Note 8 has a slightly smaller panel from 6.3 inches with a Full HD + resolution (2,340 x 1,080 pixels), 450 nit brightness and 19.5: 9 aspect ratio. As we can see, the parameters in which they move are very similar, but with small peculiarities.
In terms of overall dimensions, with the Redmi Note 8 we have a smartphone from 158.0mm x 74.5mm x 8.5mm, For the OPPO A5 2020 the size will be slightly expanded to 163.6 x 75.6 x 9.1 mm. The small difference in size only has a minimal effect on the weight, as the Xiaomi mobile phone marks 190 grams for the 195 grams of its scale when going through the scale Opponent.
In terms of its finishes and color palette, the OPPO A5 2020 is available in black and white. and the Chinese company chose plastic as the material for its construction. For his part, Xiomi Redmi Note 8 extends the range to four variants (black, white, red and blue), and mixes surfaces in plastic and glass.
Camera block: more is better here
The camera block of both phones shows correct operation, although the operation of the Xiaomi terminal is very noticeable. The Redmi Note 8 integrates a panel with four lenses. in which the main has a resolution of 48 MP. It is accompanied by a 2 MP wide angle lens, another 2 MP macro, and a fourth depth of 2 MP Portrait mode. It doesn’t have optical stabilization, but digital, and the module is in the top left. On the front, the selfie camera has a resolution of 12 MP.
For its part, the OPPO A5 2020 has four lenses (although three protrude) and its main sensor looks like this discrete 12.2 MP, although the wide-angle lens is superior to 8 MP. This is perhaps the most noticeable difference between the two ports, as the rest of the components are identical: macro lens at 2 MP and depth at another 2 MP. It also lacks optical stabilization and the rear cameras are in the center of the phone. For the selfie camera, OPPO chose a resolution of 8 MP for this terminal.
As for video, both devices have 4K recording, Pro recording mode, where various parameters and slow motion videos can be edited, although in the case of the OPPO with 120 fps and Xiaomi with 240 fps.
Battery and performance: what you can expect from everyone on a daily basis
With terminals equipped with panels this large, a good battery is essential and both the OPPO A5 2020 and Redmi Note 8 meet the requirements in this section. Regarding the cell phone from Xiaomi, this one has a capacity of 4,000 mAh With a quick charge that can fully charge your battery in 1 hour and 20 minutes. For normal cell phone use, the batteries are more than enough to provide support for the whole day.
The OPPO A5 2020 is now equips a larger battery, 5,000 mAh, It can withstand up to two working days without going through the plug for normal use. The downside is that does not include quick charge Therefore, to see 100% of the battery, you will have to wait around two and a half hours.
Processor and memory: AnTuTu gives Xiaomi an advantage
Both OPPO and Xiaomi have chosen the processor Snapdragon 665. Meanwhile he Redmi Note 8 chooses as standard and without any other option 4 GB RAM, OPPO suggests two options for its terminal, 3 or 4 GB.
By default, the OPPO A5 2020 was launched on the market with Android 9 as the operating system and under its own customization level ColorOS 6.0. The Redmi Note 8 got their hands on the MIUI 10 version based on Android 9.
After going through AnTuTu’s clutches, the OPPO A5 2020 received a score of 163,761 points, while his opponent in this comparison increased his grade slightly to 170,516. Again we see them moving around in a handkerchief.
Another connection link is the internal storage, as this is the case in both cases 64 GB and can be expanded using a microSD card.
Connectivity: Xiaomi is still obsessed with defending the NFC
In the connectivity device Neither of these two phones is 5G compatible. Of course, both the OPPO A5 2020 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 are included FM radio and 3.5mm headphone input, aspects that are missing from other terminals.
The most noticeable absence in the Xiaomi phone is that NFC connectivity, something that the OPPO terminal has. Another deficit of this terminal is the Bluetooth version, as it is the now outdated version 4.2. OPPO hits this section again and gives its A5 2020 from Bluetooth version 5.0.
Other characteristics to consider
In these times, it’s important to point out that these two phones have both charged and headphones in their box. Other peculiarities that we can highlight are his Fingerprint sensor on the back or compatibility with Dual SIM.
Other than that, neither the OPPO A5 2020 nor the Redmi Note 8 are water-resistant, so we need to be careful not to get it wet.
OPPO A5 2020 vs Redmi Note 8: Which one should I buy?
As we’ve seen, both terminals are pretty similar in most respects, although there are certain characteristics that can affect the Libra in one way or another. For example in the Camera area, he Redmi Note 8 is clearly the winner, with a primary sensor higher than that of its opponent.
On the other hand, in sections like connectivity, the OPPO terminal leaves its opponent in the background. The integration of NFC or a higher version of Bluetooth They can be crucial for those users who use this type of connection frequently.
The same goes for the battery. Depending on the use you are going to give the terminal, you will benefit from it have more capacity, even if it loads more slowly later, as proposed by the OPPO A5 2020. If instead you want a large capacity (albeit less) but you don’t mind charging it more often because it also makes it faster, the Xiaomi is your mobile phone.
In the general calculation, Our recommendation would be the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8. We believe that there is much more to what it offers you at such a reasonable price (it’s easy to find for less than 160 euros) than what remains of its shortcomings, which of course it has. Of course, if you choose to keep the OPPO terminal cheaper, there are plenty compelling reasons that may support your decision (For example, your personalization level is more attractive.)
In any case, we leave the detailed comparison to you here so that you can decide for yourself with all the information available.