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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Price in India as of July 20, 2018, 3:54 pm
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes with a 12MP rear and a 5MP front-facing camera. The device is bundled with 32GB of expandable onboard storage space and runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. The device is armed with an octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset and 3GB of RAM. It packs a Li-Ion 4,000mAh non-removable battery and ships with 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0 port, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n as connectivity options. On top, there is a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display. The other variant of this mobile is Redmi Note 5 Pro . The latest budget smartphone you may also like are Redmi Y1 and Redmi 5A.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Price in India

Rs. 9,999
Rs. 9,999

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Key Specifications

Snapdragon 625 processor
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
4000 mAh battery
12 M.Pixels rear & 5 M.Pixels selfie cameras
5.99 inch screen
Dual SIM (Nano SIM) SIM
Android OS, v7.1.2 (Nougat) OS

Pros & Cons

Good things
  • 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 things
  • 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.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Review: Affordable Bezel-less Experience

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Review
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (review) 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 (review) 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.

What about the Redmi Note 5, though? Is it worth the upgrade over last year’s model? Let’s find out.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Package Box Contents

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
  • 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.
  • Design & Build Quality

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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.

    Excellent build quality.

    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.

    Screen

     Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Screen Quality

    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.

    Watching videos on the bezel-less screen is a great experience.

    Watching videos on the bezel-less screen is a great experience, and the Redmi Note 5 could be the first bezel-less screen phone for many users in the Indian smartphone market. The phone didn’t support YouTube’s stretch-to-zoom feature at first, but it later started working after a small software update. Except the average brightness level, we don’t have any major issues with the Redmi Note 5’s screen.

    Camera Quality

     Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Camera UI

    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.

    Image quality considerably improved compared to Redmi Note 4.

    There’s considerably more detail in the images captured using the Redmi Note 5 compared to the images clicked using the Redmi Note 4. The images exhibit good sharpness and low noise in daylight conditions. Focussing was mostly quick and reliable. Colours are not completely accurate, but they’re not too far off from reality. There’s a slight warm tone to the images, but most people like it that way, including me. Dynamic range could be limited in scenarios where there’s harsh light against the camera, but the HDR mode comes in handy during such situations. There’s no Auto HDR feature, though, so you’ll have to turn on the HDR mode inside the camera app. It improves dynamic range and recovers details from highlights.

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    The image quality drops in low-light conditions but it’s not as bad as images captured using the Redmi Note 4 in similar scenarios. Images appear softer. Using the HHT mode slightly improves the quality of such images but it also takes longer to capture images in this mode. Images captured in good lighting conditions appear slight better than even the Mi A1, but the camera can’t match the Mi A1’s camera in low-light conditions. It’s still an improvement over the Redmi Note 4, though. Selfies are strictly decent in good lighting conditions, but a lot of noise creeps in during low-light conditions. You can use the front-facing flash to remedy this situation, but the colours won’t be accurate.

     Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Front Camera LED Flash

    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.

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    Performance & Software

     Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 MIUI 9

    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).

    We noticed a few stutters and frame drops.

    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.

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    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.
    No Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

    The auto rotate feature was too eager to kick in whenever the phone was even slightly tilted, which ended up frustrating me. Other than that, there weren’t any glaring issues. The new image editor and video player are impressive. Apart from regular image adjustment features, the new image editor offers a lot of additional features, including an option to erase objects, blur parts of an image, add stickers and text, and even doodle. The video player can group and arrange TV shows or movie series by identifying file names. It now supports multilingual subtitles, an option to hide private videos, ability to click screenshots of the video, and an option to switch between audio tracks.

    The calendar app shows important events from history for the same day of the month. It even offers users an option to follow certain cricket and football teams, and automatically add reminders for their matches. Other options in the calendar include Panchang Calendar, Horoscope, News, and Health & Fitness. There’s a Google Now style shortcuts page on the left most side of the home screen, which offers shortcuts to sports scores, order a cab from Ola, calendar events, notes, and even pay using Paytm.

    Battery Life

     Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Battery Life
    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.
    Battery life was shorter than our expectations.

    Since the phone is very similar to the Redmi Note 4 in terms of battery capacity, one would expect similar, or slightly worse battery life due to slightly larger display. However, I was slightly disappointed with the Redmi Note 5’s battery life. Since I used to get 10+ hours of screen-on time with the Redmi Note 4, I had high expectations from the Redmi Note 5. The phone lasted a day and a half on a single charge, with the screen-on time of anywhere between 6-7 hours.

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    I had two emails accounts synced, four messaging apps, and four social networking apps on the phone. The Redmi Note 5 Pro which we reviewed along with this phone offered us much better battery life, with screen-on time reaching 10 hours on a single charge over two days of usage. We think that the reason for Redmi Note 5’s relatively lower battery life could be due to unfinished software optimisation. We hope Xiaomi releases an update to improve the battery life.

    Verdict

     Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Rear-Facing 12MP Camera
    The Redmi Note 5 is a good upgrade over the Redmi Note 4.

    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.

    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.

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    Does it have a bokeh mode?
    Answer: No, it doesn't have a bokeh mode.
    By Srikanth on 28th Jun, 2018
    Do both the SIM slots support VoLTE or only single SIM?
    Answer: Yes, both the SIM slots support VoLTE.
    By Srikanth on 18th Jun, 2018
    Which is the better mobile between Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 5?
    Answer: Both the mobile processors are same. But they only differ in the camera quality and name. And the best thing is Note 4 only, don't go for Note 5.
    By Harishk** on 19th Feb, 2018
    Answer: Redmi Note 4.
    By Huzef** on 11th Feb, 2018
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    What is the camera megapixels of this phone?
    Answer: As far as the cameras are concerned, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
    By Sharfuddin on 19th Jan, 2018
    Is this a best phone to buy?
    Answer: Can't say that it's the best because there are many other options available in the market like Yu Yureka 2 which is offering little better specs at the same price. You also have the option to buy Lenovo phones as their built quality is good and the price is almost similar.
    By Andro** on 19th Oct, 2017
    Answer: Of course this is better phone to buy, as this has all the latest features one needs in todays era and moreover it is affordable.
    By Mohitsi** on 20th May, 2017
    Answer: Yes, this is the best iPhone in the world.
    By Mrkhan** on 04th Feb, 2018
    Answer: Best phone in world.
    By Rajme** on 28th Jul, 2017
    Answer: Good phone.
    By Manojb** on 26th Oct, 2017
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    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Price in India starts from Rs. 9,999

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    Best mobile in the range.
    5.0
    By MySmartPrice User • May 26, 2017

    It will be the best mobile in this price. It has the fastest processor than the mobiles with highest price.

    Everything is good except the headphone sound.
    3.0
    By MySmartPrice User • April 12, 2018

    The headphone quality is not good, and the sound output of the headphone is very low.

    No words to express.
    5.0
    By MySmartPrice User • April 11, 2018

    Excellent choice. Thank you MySmartPrice for finding it for me.

    Price is too high, it should cost between Rs. 7000 - 7500.
    1.0
    By FAZILPALA9 • February 9, 2018

    The phone is very good, but the price is very high as other companies provide us with the best phones at the similar price.

    This phone is in a good range.
    5.0
    By MySmartPrice User • November 8, 2017

    Its battery, camera and all the other facilities are too good
    I love this phone.

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