This is nice bro. They're the same bro. Difference is the software, fans can choose to have MiUI (5x) or stock Android (MiA1). It's a bold move for Xiaomi to release MiA1 to partner with Google to provide stock AndroidOne.
So are u considering getting MiA1 or 5x. I'll answer! Kerk will stay and be patient for his RedMi Note 5! correct? LOL.
Kerk Lik Christopher
As I know Redmi Note 5 is a mid/lower model, right? Can't compare to Mi 5X nor Mi A.
MiA1 is also mid/lower model Kerk. On February 14, expected launch date of your ideal phone will have 2 variants. The mid/lower called RedMi Note 5 and the same specs as MiA1 RedMi Note 5 Prime. I recommend the prime for you bro.