We begin another interesting week with a mid-range smartphone battle, as we have the Infinix S5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 match-up. Both mid-range devices launched in different time periods and offer a number of interesting specs for us today.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 launched in July of 2020. The S5, on the other hand, was released in November of 2019 and has the 6GB/128GB variant share the spotlight with the Xiaomi device.

We’ll be taking a closer look at the specs on both smartphones in a side-by-side manner.


Infinix S5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Comparison Table

Come with me and let’s take a deeper look at the specs both smartphones have on show for us.

Infinix S5 Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G
6.60 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display 6.53 inches, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD display
Android 9 Pie + XOS 5.5 Android 10 with MIUI 12
Quad-core MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22, 2.0GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio G85, 2.0GHz
32MP selfie camera 13MP selfie camera
16MP + 5MP + 2MP + 0.8MP quad rear cameras with LED flash 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear cameras with LED flash
128GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB 64/128GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 512GB
4,000mAh battery with 10W fast charge 5,020mAh battery with 18W Fast Charging
₦62,500 ₦88,500

Infinix S5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9: Where the S5 Has the Edge

The S5 is a cheaper option with a larger display than its rival, making it a solid pick for mobile gamers or users who want to catch their favourite movies or sports event on the go.

It also boasts four rear cameras with decent-looking specs, while a selfie shooter with better looking specs (32MP shooter) takes care of selfies and video calls.

The S5 has more RAM than its rival and offers a similar onboard storage configuration as the Note 9.

Infinix S5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

Infinix S5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9: Where the Note 9 Has the Edge

The Note 9 brings a display with a better screen resolution than its rival, while it also has a sleeker, more compact design than its rival.

It has a processor with decent speeds, and offers a newer Android OS than its rival, with the MIUI 12 on top. In the photography department, it offers quad cameras (much like the S5) with a higher main camera spec than its rival. However, figures may not really do justice to a camera comparison and so it may not be entirely correct to believe this device offers a better photography experience than its rival.

The Note 9 has a stronger batter with a 5,020mAh rating that charges at 18W and it also offers more external storage than its rival.

Infinix S5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Pictures of The Redmi Note 9

Infinix S5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9: Who Comes Out Tops In This Battle?

Both devices have great processors, boast decent camera specs, support 4G technology and offer durable batteries. The Note 9 is a solid option and should be your pick if you are on the hunt for a device that offers wonderful mid-range specs. It has a smaller display but boasts decent cameras and has a newer Android OS, while also fielding a stronger battery and offering more external memory.


The S5 shares quite a number of characteristics with its rival on the day, as they both have similar onboard storage and similar camera configurations. The S5 is a slightly cheaper option, older smartphone option and should be a good pick for users who do not want to spend above ₦65,000.

At the end of the day, the newer Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 wins this mid-range battle in spite of its higher price and is the better device on this day.


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