In the Redmi Note 5, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 SoC is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The phone’s display is a 5.99-inch LCD panel with a refresh rate of 60Hz. The Redmi Note 5 has a 4000 mAh battery with 10W charging capability.
Redmi Note 5 is heavier than its previous model which gives it a bit of sturdiness. There are some notable changes in design and display making it a good match for the budget flagship models in the market. However, it does not seem like a significant upgrade over the Redmi Note 4.
By introducing minimal bezels and removing the capacitive navigation keys, Redmi Note 5 takes its place in the flagship competition. The new 18:9 aspect ratio is impressive and gives the phone a significant modification. It is heavier than before, but there are only slight changes in the design making it look similar to its predecessor.
Redmi Note 5 is fitted with the same dependable processor as Note 4 and comes with a Xiaomi-assured great battery that can last for a day and more. The camera is decent for the price though low-light shooting is not up to the mark. There is no stabilization present, but that cannot be expected at this range.
But all of this isn’t enough. Xiaomi must bring in some substantial changes to endure the tough flagship market. Redmi Note 5 remains a device of the past, and it is not recommended for people looking for an upgrade from Note 4. For people going for new phones to have a sneak peek into the new flagship features, Redmi Note 5 might be a good choice, though there are better products in the market.
The 15.2-cm (5.99) FHD+ display takes your visual experience to the next level. Enjoy watching videos and playing games on this display which uses an 18:9 aspect ratio. Compared to the conventional 16:9 ratio format, this phone’s increased aspect ratio provides a wider field-of-view, giving you a competitive edge while gaming.
Apart from providing an incredible look and feel, the 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass display is resistant to wear, making it highly durable.
Keep the fun going on for a long period, thanks to the high-capacity 4000 mAh battery. It offers up to 165 hours of music playback, 15 hours of video playback, 9 hours of gaming time, or up to 17 days of standby time.
Powered by a 2 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor and Adreno 506 GPU, this phone runs your apps and games seamlessly.
The large pixel-size (1.25 micrometre) of the rear camera (12 MP) lets you take stunning images even in low-lighting conditions.
Take display-picture-worthy selfies effortlessly with the 5 MP front camera even in low light, thanks to the LED Selfie-light provided. Also, you are provided with smart facial feature enhancements using Beautify 3.0.
Enjoy a fast and fluid smartphone experience, thanks to 4 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and the MIUI 9 user interface.
You can choose to use two SIM cards simultaneously or use one SIM card and a micro SD card as per your preference.
You can store all your photos, music, and videos, thanks to 64 GB of internal memory which can be expandable up to 128 GB.
It recognizes your train ticket SMS messages and turns them into simple cards that have all the important information. Mi Video supports popular video formats and subtitles, and smartly groups episodes by the show name. It also allows you to hide videos. With Mi Drop, you can seamlessly transfer files between devices (Android 4.4 or later) without an Internet connection. The App vault lets you access your most used features and info without searching for them.