Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Price in India as of November 20, 2018, 9:30 pm
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
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 Mi smartphone you may also like are Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi 6A.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Price in India

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Rs. 9,999
Rs. 9,855
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Rs. 9,999
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Key Specifications

Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 processor
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
4000 mAh battery
12MP rear & 5MP selfie cameras
5.99 inches (15.21 cm) inch screen
Dual, Nano-SIM (Hybrid Slot) SIM
Android v7.1.2 (Nougat) OS

Detailed Specifications

Display
Display TypeIPS LCD
Resolution1080x2160 pixels
Aspect ratio18:9
Screen Size5.99 inches (15.21 cm)
Pixel Density403 pixels per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Color Reproduction16M Colors
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
Screen to body percentage77.4 %
Storage
RAM3GB
Internal32GB
ExpandablemicroSD, Upto 128GB (Hybrid Slot)
General
Launch Date22 February 2018
Water ResistantNo
Dimensions6.2 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches (158.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm)
Weight180 grams (6.35 oz)
ColorsBlack, Gold, Blue, Rose Gold
Software
Operating SystemAndroid v7.1.2 (Nougat)
Camera
Rear12MP
Selfie5MP
Rear Camera FeaturesDual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Selfie Camera FeaturesLED Flash
Physical ApertureRear (f/2.2), Front (f/2.0)
Video 1080p@30fps
Battery
Standby TimeUp to 408 Hours
Removable BatteryNo
TypeLi-Ion
Wireless ChargingNo
Capacity4000 mAh
Fast ChargingNo
Connectivity
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Bluetoothv4.2 with A2DP, LE
Wi-FiYes with hotspot
Network4G VoLTE, 4G
USBMicroUSB 2.0
Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)Yes
SIM ConfigurationDual, Nano-SIM (Hybrid Slot)
NFC ChipsetNo
InfraredYes
Processor
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GraphicsAdreno 506
Architecture64 bit
No of Cores8 (Octa Core)
Sensors
AccelerometerYes
GyroscopeYes
Fingerprint sensorYes, Rear- mounted
Other SensorsAmbient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Sound
SpeakerYes
Audio Jack3.5mm
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Pros & Cons

8.5
Expert Score
Good things
Compared to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5 comes with a bigger screen with minimal bezels. We now get on-screen navigation buttons on a mid-range Xiaomi phone (finally!). The rear-facing camera is commendable. Selfies are also good thanks to the front-facing LED flash. The fingerprint reader is also surprisingly fast. Furthermore, the included IR emitter and Mi Remote come in handy for operating electronic appliances.
Bad things
It is surprising that Xiaomi did not offer Android 8.0 on a 2018 phone by default. Furthermore, the UI stutters here and there. The rear camera is incapable of 1080p 60fps video recording. The phone also misses out on a dedicated microSD card slot.

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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    Which is the better mobile between Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 5?
    Answer by harishkotharih1, 9 months ago
    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.
    Answer by khushirefilling, 1 month ago
    Both the mobile processors are the same, but they only differ in the camera quality and name. And Note 4 is the best, don't go for Note 5.
    Answer by huzefa8850, 9 months ago
    Redmi Note 4.
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    What is the camera megapixels of this phone?
    Answer by Sharfuddin, 10 months ago
    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.
    Is this a best phone to buy?
    Answer by androapps05, 13 months ago
    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.
    Answer by mohitsingla1824, 18 months ago
    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.
    Answer by mrkhan786786, 9 months ago
    Yes, this is the best iPhone in the world.
    Answer by rajmerkhed, 15 months ago
    Best phone in world.
    Answer by manojbharth81, 12 months ago
    Good phone.
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    Is it available in 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM variant?
    Answer by 6milesinfo, 8 months ago
    No, it's not! It's available in 32GB internal storage paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB Internal storage paired with 4GB RAM.
    Answer by meeralone135asylum, 11 months ago
    No, it is only available in two ways: 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM and 4GB RAM, 64 GB ROM.
    Answer by Sharfuddin, 11 months ago
    No, this is not available in 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM variant
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    Which is the better phone between Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 Pro?
    Answer by sailesh.c.roy, 9 months ago
    Redmi 5 is a better choice since it's feature rich with reliable support arrangement.
    Answer by sanjaygupta431935, 1 month ago
    Mi Note 5 Pro is excellent in battery backup, pics and memory.
    Answer by sailesh.c.roy, 9 months ago
    Redmi 5.
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    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Price in India starts from Rs. 9,855

    The best price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is Rs. 9,855 in Paytmmall, which is 10% less than the cost of in (Rs. 10999).This phone is available in 32 GB, 64 GB storage variants. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is available in Gold, Black, Lake Blue colours across various online stores in India.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Details

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    Ratings & Reviews by MySmartPrice Users

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    Best mobile in the range.
    5.0
    By aggarwalavinav999 • 18 months ago

    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 gauravdaksh4159 • 7 months ago

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

    No words to express.
    5.0
    By hydsairam • 7 months ago

    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 • 9 months ago

    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 vivekguptaji2014 • 12 months ago

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

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