Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro launched in India
Xiaomi, that is now the top smartphone vendor in India, has officially launched the Redmi Note 5 in India at a starting price of Rs 9, 999 for the 3GB Memory and 32GB variant, whilst the 4GB Memory and 64GB version will be priced at Rs 11,999. The smartphone is an heir to the company’s ‘best selling’ Redmi Note 4, that was launched at a starting price of Rs 9,999, though there was a 2GB Memory variant in last year’s edition. This year Xiaomi is sticking with only two variants for the Redmi Note 5, though there’s a Redmi Note 5 Pro which has launched as well. Plainly Xiaomi wants to replicate Redmi Note 4’s success with its new devices.
The big change in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the display, that is a 5.99-inches Full View display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is powered by the same Snapdragon 625 processor that we saw on the Redmi Note 4 and comes along with a comparable 4,000mAh battery, which made the previous version of the telephone so popular. There’s also an improvement to the rear camera with a larger pixel sensor and the front camera presently has a Light-emitting diode flash for selfies.
So what’s really changed with the Redmi Note 5 from Xiaomi and is it worth the upgrade? here’s our review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 after having used the device for an over a week.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specifications:
5.99-inches FHD+ display (2160×1080 pixels), 403 ppi | Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor | 4GB RAM+64GB storage | 12MP rear camera + 5MP front camera | 4,000 mAh battery | MIUI 9.2 with Android Nougat
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 price in India: Rs 9,999 for 3GB RAM+32GB, Rs 11,999 for 4GB RAM+64GB storage option
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review
The smartphone trend nowadays is a phone with bezel-less display, dual cameras even on spending budget devices, and Xiaomi doesn’t want to be left behind. whilst the Mi A1 had dual cameras on the back, the Redmi Note 5 is the first spending budget smartphone from the company to feature a Full View display in India. Xiaomi has kept the dual rear camera limited to the Redmi Note 5 Pro series for the time being.
The new Redmi Note 5 sports a 5.99-inches Full HD+ screen with thin bezels on the top and bottom. The bezels on the sides are incredibly thin, though not entirely invisible. There are no capacitive buttons on the front like Redmi Note 4, and Xiaomi has gone for in-screen buttons.
Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro series.
Redmi Note 5 sticks with the same metal unibody design that we saw on its predecessor, except of course the Full View display. The back cover has prominent antenna lines on top and bottom with a circular fingerprint sensor right beneath the camera lens.The power button and volume rocker keys are placed on the left.