Xiaomi Redmi 5 is the next smartphone from the house of Xiaomi. It was announced last week as a special release for the date “12-12-2017”. There is also an advanced version of this announced which is “Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus”.
Look at the specifications, price, user reviews, opinions, pros and cons of Xiaomi Redmi 5.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Release Details
Xiaomi Redmi 5 go on sale on December 12, 2017. At first, it will be available in China only. There is no official notification about the release and availability of Xiaomi Redmi 5 in other countries.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price
For 2GB RAM + 16GB storage variant
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in the USA $135
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in Europe €115
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in the UK £100
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in India ₹ 7,800
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in China ¥ 799
For 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in the USA $150
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in Europe €130
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in the UK £115
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in India ₹ 8,800
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in China ¥ 899
* Approximate Price
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specifications
|Display||5.7-inch, IPS LCD Display|
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1440 pixels|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 Nougat (MiUI 9)|
|System on Chip (SoC)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450|
|CPU||Octa-core Processor Cortex A-53 1.8GHz|
|Memory and Internal Storage||2GB RAM and 16GB (or) 3GB RAM and 32GB|
|Storage Upgrade||256GB via micro SD card (SIM Slot 2)|
|Primary Camera (Rear)||12MP with PDAF, LED Flash|
|Video recording||1080p @ 30fps|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5MP|
|Battery Charging Feature||5V / 2A|
|Audio||Loudspeaker, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Other Sensors||Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 (b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.2, LE, A2DP|
|GPS||A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS|
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Body Materials||Aluminum Body, Glass at Front side|
|Colors||Rose Gold, Black, Light Blue, Gold|
|SIM Card Type||Dual Hybrid SIM slot (nano, nano)|
|Network Technologies||2G, 3G, 4G LTE (GPRS, EDGE, GSM, CDMA, HSPA, LTE)|
|Width x Height x Thickness||151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm|
|Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) [Radiation]||NA|
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specs and Details
Xiaomi Redmi 5 sports a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display. The screen aspect ratio maintained at 18:9 using the screen resolution 720 x 1440 pixels. The corning gorilla glass protects the screen.
CPU and GPU
Xiaomi Redmi 5 packs Snapdragon 450 Octa-core processor clocked at up to 1.8GHz and Adreno 506 GPU.
RAM and Storage
Xiaomi Redmi 5 offers 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage or 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage. Both the variant has the expandable storage option using microSD card up to 256GB. The micro SDcard slot is available only using the SIM slot 2.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 pre-loaded with MiUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
A 12MP camera in the rear and a 5MP camera in the front are available with Xiaomi Redmi 5. The features of the rear camera includes phase detection autofocus and LED flash.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 boasts a 3300mAh battery, which supports fast charging at 5V / 2A with the given charger.
Other Features and Connectivity
- GPRS, Edge, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio and microUSB 2.0
- Rear-mounted Fingerprint scanner
- Color variants – Rose Gold, Black, Light Blue, Gold
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pros and Cons
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pros
- Good display configuration and quality
- Decent hardware performance
- RAM and storage variants
- Fast charging battery
- Good rear camera
- Fingerprint scanner
- Corning gorilla glass protection
- Budget friendly price
- Brand value and reliability
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Cons
- Missing Android 8.0 Oreo
- Lacking USB Type-C port
- Average front camera
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Opinion
Like other Xiaomi mid-range phones, Xiaomi Redmi 5 also providing reasonable specifications for the price tag. The few cons mentioned above are not enough to reject Xiaomi Redmi 5 at such low price. May be, we can compare this one with its twin Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus having better specifications for a little extra price.
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