Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: All you need to know

Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 5 in India today, February 14, 2018. In case you’re wondering, yes they have launched the Redmi 5 Plus as the Redmi Note 5, as there is literally no difference between the two devices. But there is a device that comes with a difference, a lot of it actually, in the form of the Redmi Note 5 Pro that brings you dual rear camera and Face Unlock. Links below should help you gather all the info you might need.

Also check out the comparison between two best budget phones, the Honor 9 Lite and the Redmi Note 5.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specs

The Redmi Note 5 features a large 5.99-inch bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC that’s coupled with 3GB of RAM. In the storage department, you get 32GB of internal space and there’s a microSD expandable slot that can take up to 128GB.

The phone comes with a 12MP camera at the back, and there’s a 5MP camera for selfies. All of this is powered by a 4000mAh battery that is charged via a microUSB port and supports fast charging technology. A 4GB variant with 64GB of internal storage is also available.

Here’s are all important specs of the Redmi Note 5:

  • 5.99-inch display (bezel-less, IPS LCD, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9)
  • Snapdragon 625 processor (Octa-core, Adreno 506 GPU)
  • 3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB internal storage (up to 128GB microSD card support)
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat, MIUI9 (Android Oreo update expected)
  • 12MP rear camera (f/2.2 aperture, 1.25 μm, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED)
  • 5MP front camera
  • 4,000 mAh battery (non-removable)
  • 180 grams
  • 158.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm

You can buy the phone in either Blue, Gold, Rose Gold, and Black color variants, however, only two are available at the moment – Gold and Black.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 price and release date

  • Availability in India begins on February 22, 2018
  • Price starts at INR 9,999
  • Global availability soon

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 was unveiled on February 14, but it’s not yet available for purchase. The company, however, confirmed that availability begins on February 22, which is next week Thursday.

In addition to selling through Mi online and offline stores as well as the company’s partner shops, the Redmi Note 5 is also available through Flipkart. In fact, you can already pre-book the phone by signing up to be notified when it arrives. Where the base model goes for INR 9,999, the high-end variant has a price tag of INR 11,999.

It is widely expected that the Redmi Note 5 will also make it to other parts of Asia, Europe and Africa, which are some of the markets where the Redmi Note 4 was also sold. However, when exactly this will be happening remains a mystery, but the wait shouldn’t be long.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

  • It’s a true Redmi Note 4 upgrade
  • First in the world to feature the Snapdragon 636
  • First Redmi phone with dual camera and Face Unlock
  • Price begins at INR 13,999

If you were hoping for more raw power compared to the Redmi Note 4, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is worth looking at. Unveiled alongside the standard Note 5, the Pro variant shares a few things with its counterpart, but it completely destroys it when it comes to performance specs and camera.

Although a little pricier at INR 13,999, the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a 5.99-inch 18:9 screen with full HD+ resolution (same as Redmi Note 5), a more powerful Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, a dual 12MP + 5MP main camera, 20MP selfie camera, Face Unlock and the same 4000mAh battery unit.

Even better, you can as well grab the 6GB/64GB variant of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but this one will set you back INR 16,999. You can read more about the Note 5 Pro here.

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