Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications,Price,Release Date,camera,battery

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications,Price,Release Date,camera,battery

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications,Price,Release Date,camera,battery

About Xiaomi :-

Xiaomi is a privately owned company that designs, develops, and sells smartphones, an Android-based OS, and other consumer electronics. Xiaomi also makes fitness trackers, TVs, air purifiers, and tablets. It has a skin for its Android phones and tablets – MIUI. The company largely sells its phones via flash sales in India.

Introduction :-

Xiaomi is the perfect underdog story. It’s remarkable how the Chinese phone maker managed to shake off the undying notion that anything manufactured in China is cheap and made poorly. What’s even more remarkable is how the company achieved that without diverting resources towards marketing, fat sales commissions, and other offline distribution logistics like its other Chinese competitors. Xiaomi changed the way Indian consumers look at Chinese products the best possible way – by diverting most of its money towards R&D and ensuring consumers get the most cutting-edge hardware specifications for not a lot of money.

The rest is history because a great product sells itself and that’s basically how Xiaomi raised the bar for the budget and lower mid-range smartphone segment with its range of affordable products. Although you cannot disregard the engineering and R&D achievements of the likes of Samsung, Apple, and Motorola, what Xiaomi has done is nevertheless profound. By making smartphones affordable, it has provided the working class with a viable means to access the internet. And this will have a far-reaching impact on the nation as a whole.

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The Note 5 Pro is essentially the same Note 5, albeit with a faster SoC to cope up with the 15 percent increase in resolution (up by 3 million pixels approximately) thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio display and a dual camera setup that makes great use of the powerful Spectra 160 Image Signal Processor (ISP). Let’s put the phone through the paces to determine whether the Redmi Note 5 Pro lives up to our high expectations.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications,Price,Release Date,camera,battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Price :-

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Price starts at Rs. 14,999. The lowest price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is at Flipkart, which is 6% less than the cost of Redmi Note 5 Pro at Paytmmall (Rs. 15999). This phone is available in 64 GB, 64 GB storage variants.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Release Date :-

Announced 2018, February
Status Available. Released 2018, February

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Colours :-

The Smartphone will be available in four colours i.e Black, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications,Price,Release Date,camera,battery

Redmi Note 5 Pro Design :-

Dimensions 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm (6.24 x 2.97 x 0.32 in)
Weight 181 g (6.38 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

One of the most significant changes to the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in the form of its chassis itself, which now sports minimal bezels and a sexy new 18:9 display that makes the phone taller as well as narrower. That’s how you get 6-inches of screen real estate without making the phone any more unwieldy than its predecessor, which sports a smaller 5.5-inch display. The minimal bezels also mean that the capacitive buttons make way for customisable on-screen Android menu buttons.

However, the physical button layout stays the same, with the volume rocker and power buttons placed along the right-hand side edge and the left-hand side edge housing the hybrid dual SIM tray. The 3.5mm headphone jack, however, has been moved down to the bottom edge, where it sits to the left of the micro USB port with the monoaural speaker grille located at the opposite end.

Apart from the disappointing exclusion of the USB Type-C charging port, the metal back design of the chassis is a lost opportunity as well. It would have been nicer if Xiaomi would’ve adopted the sexy unibody metal chassis of the Mi Max 2, which would’ve visually set the Note 5 Pro apart from its cheaper variant sans the Pro moniker. Mind you, that’s not to say that the metal back design with plastic ends, which has been the staple for the Redmi Note series so far, is lacking in any respect. The phone is sturdy and has a decent heft, whereas the Corning Gorilla glass protected display did a good job fending off all of my attempts to go at it with a camping knife.

Redmi Note 5 Pro Display:-

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– MIUI 9

Xiaomi has a knack for making bright displays with terrific contrast and great colour saturation. I personally own the Redmi 4 and the display in that budget phone is significantly better than smartphones costing more than twice as much. The 6-inch display sports the wider 18:9 aspect ratio that’s increasingly becoming de rigueur for bezel-less designs.

The pixel density is more or less maintained despite the larger screen, since the 18:9 panel itself has a larger number of pixels thanks to a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. The IPS LCD panel is bright and sports an accurate white level, which further extends to a great colour accuracy as well. Sunlight legibility is decent and the inbuilt auto brightness function works surprisingly reliably even at night, when most other displays end up appearing too bright.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications,Price,Release Date,camera,battery

Redmi Note 5 Pro Specifications :-

. General :-

Release date February 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.60 x 75.40 x 8.05
Weight (g) 181.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Removable battery No
Colours Black,Champagne Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold
SAR value 1.19

The rear of the device is clean with the fingerprint sensor placed intuitively within reach in the top half, whereas the vertically oriented dual camera assembly resting along the right-hand corner. The camera assembly protrudes from the chassis to a considerable degree; enough for it to make the device wobble significantly as you operate it on the desk.

. Display :-

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– MIUI 9

. Camera :-

MAIN CAMERA Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, 1.25µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor
Features Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected]
SELFIE CAMERA Single 20 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.8″, 1µm
Features LED flash
Video [email protected]

This is the part where I usually drone on about the camera specifications, and exactly how the 12+5-megapixel dual camera setup of the Redmi Note 5 Pro works in conjunction with the phase-detection autofocus feature, but this time we’re going to try something different. Right off the bat, I can tell you that the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s camera is a quantum leap over its predecessor. This is perhaps the only camera in its segment that can snap some great photos of my indoor hobby projects, which is usually impossible unless I resort to using a flagship smartphone owing to the challenging indoor lighting conditions.

To put this into perspective, take a good look at the two similar snaps of the same subject shot with the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Moto Z2 Force. The latter costs twice as much as the Xiaomi phone and still leaves you with enough money to buy a Redmi 4.

Needless to say, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has it all in the camera department. Focusing is quick and always reliable, and the camera algorithm precisely nails exposure and white balance every single time. A 20-megapixel, LED flash-assisted front camera, great camera UI, fast and accurate portrait/background blur mode, terrific daylight photography, great low-light performance, and an astounding ability to get macro shots right are enough to overlook the lack of 4K video recording. I have zero complaints here.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications,Price,Release Date,camera,battery

 

. Connectivity :-

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

. Technical :-

OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
GPU Adreno 509

. Battery :-

Capacity
4000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable
no No
Quick Charging
yes Quick, v2.0

The 4000mAh Li-Po battery of the Redmi Note 5 Pro remained unchanged from the outgoing model. The review unit was equipped with Airtel (4G) and Vodafone (3G) SIM cards, with both services being known for abysmally poor reception in Hyderabad. This affects battery life adversely. Furthermore, I have two email accounts configured, with plenty of resource hungry social media and messaging apps, in addition to nearly a hundred other apps – all installed and logged in. We also spent the first few battery cycles adding certain files and performing certain tasks to emulate long term usage.

So when I saw a screen-on time of 11 hours and a total up time of 26 hours with moderate usage, I let the battery cycle a few more times before putting it through the paces with heavy HTML5 video, some 4G usage, significant GPS navigation, and some gaming, in addition to the usual messaging and social media app consumption. Even then, I could only manage to bring down the screen-on time to 9 hours, with the total up time remaining constant at 26 hours.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications,Price,Release Date,camera,battery

. Processor :-

Chipset Snapdragon 636
Architecture Kryo 260
No of Cores 8 (Octa Core)
Frequency 1.8 GHz
Make Qualcomm SDM636
GPU Adreno 509

. Features :-

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

. Hardware And Software :-

HARDWARE

Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

The Redmi 5 Pro is the first phone to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 SoC. This is significant because the SD636 is a slightly watered down and underclocked version of the Snapdragon 660 and brings Kryo cores from the high-end segment down to budget phones for the first time. The SD636 achieves this by pairing four powerful Cortex-A73 cores with power-efficient Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz.

These cores are further complemented by the faster Adreno 509 GPU that significantly bumps up performance. All of this works with the faster LPDDR4X RAM, which is usually found in high-end phones, to deliver a huge performance wallop. The only gripe is Xiaomi’s decision to choose the relatively slower eMMC 5.0 storage over the faster UFS option. But let’s not get carried away and forget the Note 5 Pro’s modest price tag.

To put the Note 5 Pro’s stellar performance into perspective, we squared the SD625-powered Redmi Note 5 against the SD636-powered Redmi Note 5 Pro. This involved simultaneously opening a number of resource-hungry apps such as Facebook, Chrome, Google Play Store, in addition to processor-heavy applications such as Prisma. For starters, the Note 5 Pro powers up a good 8-10 seconds quicker, with all the apps too opening noticeably quicker than the Redmi Note 5.

It goes without saying that our base-end 4GB version was able to handle multi-tasking with aplomb, without nary a lag or stutter when cycling through the many heavy apps. Having said that, fiddling with multiple picture and video uploads in Facebook would make the phone palpably slow – this is something that is never apparent with flagship phones equipped with Snapdragon 8-series chipsets, but we’re hoping Xiaomi manages to patch this out in a future performance update.

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 7.1.1
Skin MIUI 9

While it’s disappointing that the Note 5 Pro doesn’t come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, but, then again, Xiaomi is painfully slow at this for a reason. That’s because the Android Nougat based MIUI is packed to the gills with useful features and Xiaomi has achieved this without throttling performance despite MIUI 9 being a heavily customised and feature-rich Android fork. These additional features come in the same form as the updated version of MIUI we have witnessed in recent Xiaomi phones.

The UI retains the same standard Xiaomi home screen elements with its trademark lack of an app drawer, with the app shortcuts being placed across multiple home screens. The bottomline is that although you won’t get the latest version of Android out of the box, the Note 5 Pro, however, makes up for it with a feature-rich and well-optimised Nougat fork. Nevertheless, the phone is slated to receive the Oreo update sometime later this year. Just don’t ask when.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications,Price,Release Date,camera,battery

. Sound :-

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Special Features :-

Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

The features include App Lock for security, the ability to run multiple instances of the same apps, Second Space for multiple user profiles, in addition to a comprehensive photo editor, new Mi Video app, and split-screen functionality that’s further enhanced by the taller display among many other nifty additions. Then there’s the terrific SMS app that lets you copy OTP codes and creates cards from ticket confirmation messages, which can be viewed by swiping left from the screen along with notes, utility shortcuts, and a search bar. There are enough tools and utilities for most people to go without trifling with third-party apps.

The latest software update has now equipped the Note 5 Pro with the Face Unlock feature, which was one of the most beloved new additions in the OnePlus 5T. Setting it up is a breeze, and under the best lighting conditions, the Redmi Note 5 Pro manages to authenticate my face in approximately a second. While that number may not sound much, but it adds up over repeated usage. But most importantly, unlike the OnePlus 5T, the Note 5 Pro’s Face Unlock is not as fast as its own fingerprint sensor, let alone being remotely comparable to OnePlus’ implementation of Face Unlock.

 While the Note 5 Pro’s Face Unlock feature is usable under right conditions, it’s neither as lightning quick as the one in the OnePlus 5T nor is it faster than its own fingerprint sensor.

As such, it’s a great feature to possess when your phone is placed on the desk and the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor isn’t available, but I don’t see myself using it as a primary means of unlocking the phone like practically everyone did with the OnePlus 5T.

. Expert Review :-

4.5/5

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro review: the complete package

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is the real successor to the Redmi Note 4. Here s why..

PROS

  • Smooth performance
  • Good battery life
  • Capable dual cameras
  • Powerful selfie shooter

CONS

  • Only supports 2A fast charging
  • Sticks to the older micro-USB port
  • No 4K video recording

. Verdict:-

As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, the Redmi Note 5 Pro barely misses out on any feature. If I were to nitpick, I would list the lack of 4K video recording and the use of a micro-USB port instead of the newer USB Type-C as cons. In reality though, the only thing I`d really count as a negative is the missing support for fast charging. If you consider the competition, the Honor 9i (review), the Moto G5S Plus (review), the Infinix Zero 5 (review) and Xiaomi`s own Mi A1 (review) come to…

 

Buy For
  • Great configuration
  • Excellent cameras
  • Massive storage
  • Good battery backup

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications,Price,Release Date,camera,battery

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications,Price,Release Date,camera,battery

 

 

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