These 5G smartphones are selling for less than €400 (Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, Google Pixel 6a and Oneplus Nord 2)

It’s time to grab some offers on the third sale discount and more specifically on the smartphones Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, Google Pixel 6a and OnePlus Nord2. But which of these is really for you? Here are some comparison elements to help you in your choice.

The design of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is quite interesting because it features balanced proportions with a flat profile, like the back. In the upper left corner, an island of sensors is mounted, somewhat hidden if we compare it with the solution chosen by Google for the integration of the Pixel 6a’s photo lens which sits in a band that occupies the entire width of the device. The conventional Samsung Galaxy A53 5G with a pleasant shape for excellent grip, which is also true of the OnePlus Nord 2. The Google Pixel 6a is the lightest at 178 grams versus 202 grams compared to the heaviest in our comparison, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G . It is the thinnest Samsung Galaxy A53 5G with an 8.1mm profile while the Pixel 6a is 8.9mm. Samsung and Google benefit from IP67 certification, meaning they are completely resistant to fresh water as well as dust. Xiaomi phones are splash protected but nothing more.


Which screen is the most attractive and what connectivity?

If you are looking for a phone that offers the best screen, you should take a look at the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G which has a 6.67-inch diagonal AMOLED panel with a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz. of the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G but on a smaller diagonal, 6.5 inches. The other two also sport 6.43-inch AMOLED panels at 90 Hz for the OnePlus Nord 2 and 6.1 inches for the Pixel 6a with a frequency of just 60 Hz, offering, for once, less scrolling than the others.


All of them are 5G compatible. Samsung and Xiaomi offer Wi-Fi 5 while the OnePlus Nord 2 offers Wi-Fi 6, more efficient but less than the Wi-Fi 6E available with the Pixel 6a. All support NFC and Bluetooth technology. Only the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G offers an audio port for connecting headphones. They’re stereos. The fingerprint reader is installed under the Google and Samsung screens while it is positioned on the standby button on the side of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. The latter is distinguished by integrating an infrared emitter to turn it into a universal remote control.


Which offers the best performance and which configuration for photos?

The smartphone in our comparison that offers the best performance is the Pixel 6a, by the way, with a Tensor chipset developed in collaboration with Samsung. It ties in with 6GB of RAM, like the others except that they also offer configurations with 8GB, if needed. Then there is the OnePlus Nord 2 with the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chip, then the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G with the Samsung Exynos 1280 processor and finally the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G has a Snapdragon 695 Soc designed by Qualcomm.


All of them have at least 128 GB of storage space. Only Samsung and Xiaomi can support memory cards. Both of these models are equipped with a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh with the advantage of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G which recharges faster supporting a load of 67 watts compared to 25 watts at Samsung. The OnePlus Nord 2 offers a battery capacity of 4500 mAh with the possibility of charging at 65 watts, therefore on a par with Xiaomi phones, while the Google smartphone is content to recharge at 18 watts without a 4400 mAh battery. No questions here about wireless charging or reverse.

Finally, for photos, the Pixel 6a offers two 12.2 and 12 megapixel sensors, the first of which is dual stabilized, supported by excellent photo processing. The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has a 64+12+5+5 megapixel configuration to cover all situations. The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G has a 108-megapixel main sensor versus a 50-megapixel module on the back of the OnePlus Nord 2 with, for both, an 8-megapixel sensor for ultra-wide-angle shots and a 2-megapixel sensor for optimizing portraits.


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