Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Snapdragon 625,Price,4000mah Battery,AI Dual Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Snapdragon 625,Price,4000mah Battery,AI Dual Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Snapdragon 625,Price,4000mah Battery,AI Dual Camera

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 :-

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4  was India’s highest-selling smartphone last year, thanks to its smooth performance, decent camera, and more importantly, great battery life. The phone got sold like hot cakes, and took the company to new heights, not only in India, but also in other markets worldwide. One year later, the Redmi Note 5 has been released, and it has huge shoes to fill in.The Redmi Note 5 comes with an all-new 6-inch screen with minimal bezels around it as well as a new 12MP camera with 4K video recording. There’s no dual-camera on this phone, though, something that’s present on competing phones like the Honor 7X  and the Honor 9i. If you want a dual-camera phone, you’ll have to upgrade to the Redmi Note 5 Pro instead, which also comes with a better processor and a higher resolution front-facing camera.

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While the rear design of the Redmi Note 5 isn’t different from its predecessor, there’s a striking difference in its frontal design and that’s mostly due to the larger screen and minimal bezels (brands like to call it a bezel-less design, but it’s far from bezel-less). The 5.99-inch screen covers most of the Redmi Note 5’s front, and the company has finally ditched traditional capacitive touch buttons in favour of on-screen buttons. There’s no change in the placement of the power and volume buttons or the fingerprint reader.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Price :-

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Price starts at Rs. 9,999. The lowest price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is at Flipkart, which is 9% less than the cost of Redmi Note 5 at Paytmmall (Rs. 10995). This phone is available in 32 GB, 64 GB storage variants.

Store Details Price
Flipkart Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 ₹9,999
mi Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 ₹9,999
paytmmall Mi Redmi Note 5 32 GB (Black) ₹10,995

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Release Date :-

Announced 2018, March
Status Available. Released 2018, March

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Colours :-

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

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Snapdragon 625,Price,4000mah Battery,AI Dual Camera

What’s inside the Redmi Note 5 box?

 

  • 1. Redmi Note 5
  • 2. Clear soft case (quality is pretty bad)
  • 3. User guide
  • 4. Warranty card
  • 5. USB Type-A to microUSB 2.0 cable
  • 6. SIM ejector tool
  • 7. 5V 2A wall charge adapter

 

Redmi Note 5 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)

The Redmi Note 5’s body is made of a metal frame and metal back, with small plastic portions covering its top and bottom, act as antennae. The build quality is excellent and all the buttons offer good feedback when pressed. The position of the fingerprint reader is spot on. A few issues that I noticed while reviewing the Redmi Note 5 is its extremely slippery body and a 3.5mm headphone port that’s placed at the top. I personally prefer headphone ports at the bottom of the phone since the wire doesn’t get in the way while using the screen.

Redmi Note 5 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

The 5.99-inch screen uses an IPS LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 450 nits brightness. Our review unit had a noticeable red tint, and although the Redmi Note 5 Pro has the same screen, it did not have a red tint. It could’ve been a one-off case with our review unit. We can’t confirm if the same problem would appear in retail units because the phone did not go on sale by the time we had finished our review.

The screen has a higher resolution compared to the Redmi Note 4’s screen, but the pixel density remains the same due to increased screen size. I did not face any issue related to touchscreen accuracy or response time. There’s no improvement in terms of brightness, contrast ratio, and viewing angles compared to the Redmi Note 4. While the screen is bright enough for most lighting conditions, harsh sunlight could be a problem, and it can be harder to clearly see what’s being displayed on the screen in such situations.

Redmi Note 5 Specifications :-

. General :-

Release date February 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.50 x 75.45 x 8.05
Weight (g) 180.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Removable battery No
Colours Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Flame Red

. 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/1.9, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
5 MP, f/2.0, 1.25µm, depth sensor
Features Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected]
SELFIE CAMERA Single 13 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm
Features LED flash
Video [email protected]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Snapdragon 625,Price,4000mah Battery,AI Dual Camera

There’s an all new rear-facing camera on the Redmi Note 5. The 12-megapixel single camera sensor is an improvement over last year’s 13-megapixel sensor, thanks to larger pixels (1.25µm). The phone can record 4K videos, which is an improvement over Redmi Note 4’s 1080p video recording. There’s no change in the front-facing camera sensor, but it is now accompanied by a front-facing soft-LED flash which should improve selfies in low light conditions.

The phone can record 4K videos at 30fps, but there’s no 1080p 60fps video recording mode. For the price, the quality of 4K videos is surprisingly good, but the audio capture could’ve been better. Quality drops when you shift to 1080p or 720p video modes. Overall, the camera quality of the Redmi Note 5 is slightly better than that of its prime competitor, the Honor 7X, be it still images or videos.

. Connectivity :-

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
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

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is connected via dual-SIM dual-standby 4G LTE along with VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v4.2, and USB 2.0 port.

. Technical :-

OS Android 8.0 (Oreo)
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
Standby time
Up to 408 Hours(2G)

One of the most striking aspects about the Redmi Note 4 was its exceptionally good battery life, and it was one of the first phones in its price range to do so. The Redmi Note 5 comes with the same 4000mAh battery and the same Snapdragon 625 processor which is known to be quite frugal. The phone is now even compatible with Quick Charge, but there’s no rapid charger inside the box. Xiaomi’s Quick Charge 3.0 compatible charger will cost your Rs. 449.

. Processor :-

Chipset Snapdragon 625
Architecture Cortex-A53
No of Cores 8 (Octa Core)
Frequency 2.0 GHz
Make Qualcomm MSM8953
GPU Adreno 506

. 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 3.0)
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

. Hardware And Software :-

HARDWARE

Processor 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD

The Redmi Note 5 doesn’t bring any improvements over the Redmi Note 4 in terms of processing chipset or memory. It still comes with the more-than-a-year old Snapdragon 625 processor, 3GB/4GB RAM, and 32GB/64GB internal storage. The chipset comprises of eight ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at a maximum of 1.8GHz, Adreno 506 GPU, Hexagon DSP, dual-ISP, 4G LTE modem, dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Qualcomm Aqstic audio processor, and support for Quick Charge 3.0 (but the Redmi Note 5 supports Quick Charge 2.0 only).

Although the Snapdragon 625 used to perform quite smoothly in the Redmi Note 4 when I reviewed it last year, I noticed a few stutters and frame drops in the Redmi Note 5. I think it could be fixed with a software update. If you are thinking to upgrade from the Redmi Note 3 or Redmi Note 4 to the Redmi Note 5 in hopes of achieving better performance, you should skip ahead to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. There’s considerable performance difference between the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro.

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 7.0
Skin MIUI 9

On the software front, the Redmi Note 5 runs MIUI 9.2 (stable 9.2.6 NEGMIEK) which is based on Android 7.1.2. It’s really a shame that it doesn’t run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, which was released by Google more than six months ago. Although MIUI 9 comes stuffed with a lot of customisation options and useful software features, it still lacks features like App Shortcuts, notification channels, picture-in-picture mode, and an option to snooze notifications. MIUI 9 finally brings quick replies feature.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Snapdragon 625,Price,4000mah Battery,AI Dual Camera

. 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
\Applications WPS Office, Hungama, Amazon apps, Microsoft Skype Lite, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Photos, Duo, Play Music, Chrome, Gmail, Drive, YouTube and Maps

. Expert Review :-

4/5
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review: 

PROS

  • Solid build quality
  • Bezel-less display
  • Smooth performance and long-lasting battery
  • Attractive pricing

CONS

  • Misses out dual-camera capabilities like bokeh
  • Continues with the older micro-USB port
  • No fast charging

. Buying Suggestions

 

  • 1. Black colour looks better from the front and goes well with the bezel-less screen design. Blue colour variant looks fresh.
  • 2. Better to go with the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant.

 

 

. Verdict:-

If you already own a Redmi Note 4, there`s a little reason to upgrade to its forerunner unless you want a bezel-less form factor. But if you really want to change your phone, we`d suggest going for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which offers better internals and dual cameras at a slightly higher price point. For others, like every Redmi smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a solid value-for-money offering with dependable performance, decent cameras and a great battery life – in a futuristic avata…

There’s no Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and we can’t know if and when the company would update the Redmi Note 5 to Oreo. Still, the software is leagues ahead of Honor 7X’s EMUI 8, which looks dated and filled with bloatware. The Redmi Note 5 could’ve been even an better phone if it had a USB Type-C port and a dedicated microSD card slot. Even with a few niggles, at Rs. 9,999, the Redmi Note 5 still emerges out to be the leader in the price segment.

The Redmi Note 5 is a good upgrade over the Redmi Note 4, and mostly because of the larger screen with minimal bezels and improved camera performance. The battery life is good, but going by what the Redmi Note 4 used to offer, we think that the phone can last even longer if the software is optimised further. If performance is your main concern for upgrading from an older phone to the Redmi Note 5, you should buy the Redmi Note 5 Pro instead.

Good Stuff :-

 

  • Bigger screen with minimal bezels.
  • On-screen buttons on a mid-range Xiaomi phone (finally!).
  • Good rear-facing camera.
  • Front-facing LED flash.
  • Fast fingerprint reader.
  • Good build quality and design.
  • Useful software features in MIUI 9.
  • IR emitter and Mi Remote come in handy for operating electronic appliances.
  • Very good battery life.

.Bad Stuff :-

  • No Android 8.0 in 2018.
  • UI stutters here and there.
  • No 1080p 60fps video recording.
  • No dedicated microSD card slot.
  • No USB Type-C port.

 

Buy For
  • Value for money
  • Strong configuration
  • Impressive camera
  • Great battery backup

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Snapdragon 625,Price,4000mah Battery,AI Dual Camera

 

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