Xiaomi is all in the news again. Finally, Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship, the Redmi 5 with enthralling features like a thin-bezel display and selfie light. Along with this, there is also a metal build that comes in multiple color options to persuade customers looking for an attractive option for an as low price as ₹7,999. But here, the Redmi 5 is not just making the competition tougher for offerings by other smartphone vendors, but this time its rivals name include the Redmi Note 5. For an even faster experience, the Redmi lineup has the Redmi Note 5 Pro that comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM options.
Now, a detailed look of all the three devices and to help users pick their favorite option.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 price in India would be starting from ₹7,999 for the 2GB RAM, 16GB storage variant, while its 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant would be available at ₹8,999 and the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant would be available ₹10,999. All these three models would be initially available exclusively from Amazon India as well as Mi.com and Mi Home stores. The first sale is scheduled for March 20. Regarding the other launch offers, the Redmi 5 would come with an instant ₹2,200 cashback from Reliance Jio with 100GB of additional data and a five percent discount on Amazon India and Mi.com would be also given for purchases using SBI credit cards.
Along with this, the dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi 5 runs on MIUI 9 and features a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 450-nit peak brightness. Under the aegis, there is also an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC clocked up to 1.8GHz, paired with Adreno 506 GPU and 2GB, 3GB, or 4GB RAM options. This smartphone also boasts of a 12-megapixel rear camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, HDR, and LED flash. Talking again of the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with an LED selfie flash and face recognition.
Xiaomi has provided for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB onboard storage on the Redmi 5 that is also expandable via microSD card. The smartphone has standard connectivity options, including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB and a 3.5mm audio jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. The handset packs a 3300mAh battery and measures 151.8×72.8×7.7mm.
Redmi Note 5:
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 last month at a price of ₹9,999 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB storage variant and further goes up to ₹11,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. Other specs and features of this MIUI 9-based smartphone include a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display which is again powered by a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with 3GB and 4GB RAM options. The smartphone also boasts of a 12-megapixel camera sensor on the back and a 5-megapixel camera sensor on the front. Talking of storage, there are 32GB and 64GB internal storage options and both of these are expandable via microSD card.
In addition to this, the Redmi Note 5 has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also enlists a 4000mAh battery that supports 5V/2A fast charging and measures 158.5×75.45×8.05mm.
Redmi Note 5 Pro:
The pricing for Redmi Note 5 Pro starts at ₹13,999 for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant, while its 6GB RAM variant is available for ₹16,999. Now, this variant, which is quite similar to the previous one, and is dual-SIM, runs on Android Nougat-based MIUI 9, sporting a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 450-nit brightness. However, along with this, there is also an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC that is clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with 4GB or 6GB RAM. This smartphone also boasts of a dual rear camera setup, with a 12-megapixel primary image sensor with a f/2.2 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with a f/2.0 aperture. On the front, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor, accompanied by a selfie flash.
The additional features of this Redmi Note 5 Pro also boast of 64GB onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card in a hybrid dual-SIM format. For the connectivity, there is 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone works on a 4000mAh battery, measuring around 158.6×75.4×8.05mm.
Which one to buy?
To be very frank, if going by the price and asking for a smartphone with all the features but within budget, Redmi 5 is definitely the one. But of course, for better options and for more enthralling features, like the camera quality and better storage options, Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro is inevitable. Now, all of the above by Redmi is definitely worth buying and thus a tough time for users while buying.