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    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

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    Original Price
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    Approx. ₹3,700
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    4000 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v7.1.2 (Nougat)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    5.99 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
    Ram & Storage:
    + 1
    Detailed Specs
    Announced On5-Feb-18
    Market StatusAvailable
    Price StatusConfirmed
    PriceRs. 8,999
    Weight180 grams
    ColorsBlack, Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue
    BuildCase: Metal, Back: Metal
    Dimensions158.5 x 75.4 x 8 mm
    SAR ValueHead: 0.751 W/kg, Body: 0.545 W/kg
    Screen Size5.99 inches
    Screen TypeIPS LCD
    Screen Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels
    Pixel Density403 ppi
    Aspect Ratio18:09
    Screen to Body Ratio77.48%
    Screen DesignBezel-less
    Screen QualityFHD
    GPUAdreno 506
    Operating SystemAndroid v7.1.2 (Nougat)
    ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
    CPUOcta core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53
    Custom User InterfaceMIUI
    Clock Speed2 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Process Technology14 nm
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants4GB 64GB, 3GB 32GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    RAM TypeLPDDR3
    Storage TypeeMMC 5.1
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 128 GB
    OTG SupportYes
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 5MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution5 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
    Front SensorCMOS
    Front Aperturef/2.0
    Front FlashYes, LED Flash
    Battery Capacity4000 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-Polymer
    USB Type-CNo
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    3.5mm Audio JackYes
    Bluetooth Typev4.2
    Audio Jack3.5 mm
    Rear Camera
    Rear FlashYes, Dual-color LED Flash
    Rear Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
    Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupSingle, 12MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution12 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/2.2 Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 1 Lens1.25 micrometre pixel size
    Rear SensorCMOS image sensor
    Rear Aperturef/2.2
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/n 5GHz
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    Wi-Fi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    Fingerprint ScannerYes
    Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear

    Price & Availability

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Black, 3 GB RAM/32 GB)

    About the Phone

    Redmi Note 5 is heavier than its previous model which gives it a bit of sturdiness. There are some notable changes in design and display making it a good match for the budget flagship models in the market. However, it does not seem like a significant upgrade over the Redmi Note 4.

    By introducing minimal bezels and removing the capacitive navigation keys, Redmi Note 5 takes its place in the flagship competition. The new 18:9 aspect ratio is impressive and gives the phone a significant modification. It is heavier than before, but there are only slight changes in the design making it look similar to its predecessor.

    Redmi Note 5 is fitted with the same dependable processor as Note 4 and comes with a Xiaomi-assured great battery that can last for a day and more. The camera is decent for the price though low-light shooting is not up to the mark. There is no stabilization present, but that cannot be expected at this range.

    But all of this isn’t enough. Xiaomi must bring in some substantial changes to endure the tough flagship market. Redmi Note 5 remains a device of the past, and it is not recommended for people looking for an upgrade from Note 4. For people going for new phones to have a sneak peek into the new flagship features, Redmi Note 5 might be a good choice, though there are better products in the market.

    From the budget phone company that stole the people’s hearts comes the newer model, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Bringing in a change in the design and a good camera, Xiaomi is trying to set its mark in the tight competition with other budget flagship models. It made an innovative move by going for the fascinating 18:9 aspect ratio display. Priced at Rs 10,397, Redmi Note 5 proves yet again proves that Xiaomi is a true believer in building economic handsets. The problem is, it is not the only one anymore. It has to bring in a few changes in the new set and it needs to be seen if it can beat the many budget giants present in the current market.

    Redmi Note 5 Price in India

    Redmi Note 5 being an entry-level smartphone, which is offered at a very attractive and affordable price for the beginners. Redmi Note 5 price in India is Rs.7,899 for the 4GB+64GB black colour. For 4GB RAM, 64GB Rose Gold the price is Rs.8,490 and for 3GB RAM, 32GB Blue the price is Rs.10,999. It is available to buy on the Realme official online store and Flipkart. Redmi Note 5 is more or less like the Realme C3 in the same price segment with a brand-new processor.

    At first, Note 5 would not feel any different from the previous model, Note 4. But there are some noticeable differences, though it may not be exceptional. It is slightly slimmer and lighter, at about 180 grams. It makes the phone a bit sturdy. But the main progressive change is the removal of the thick bezels, along with the capacitive navigation of the previous model. It has become a standard for recent flagship smartphones to remove the bezels, so this design decision puts Note 5 at par with the competing flagship sets. The users have to deal with the protruding camera, which seems like a design flaw. However, the fingerprint scanner is much faster.

    The Redmi Note 5 has a 5.99-inch screen, which supports FullHD+ resolution of 2160×1080 pixels and has a pixel density of 403ppi. The flagship feature, however, is the 18:9 aspect ratio display – quite a sudden jump in the smartphone market. At this range, Redmi doesn’t compromise on the quality. It provides a crisp and bright display with good viewing angles. It has reasonable sunlight legibility when comes to reading. Even the reproduction of colours and screen is quite accurate.

    Retaining the same processor from the predecessor, Redmi Note 5 comes with the dependable Snapdragon 625. It goes for an upgrade over Snapdragon 636 in the Redmi Note 5 Pro but plays it safe with this model. Multi-tasking works like a breeze as you hop from one app to another without feeling any slow down. It seamlessly plays videos even with over 20GB. When it comes to games, moderate games will run smoothly, but heavy games can get a bit jittery. This octa-core processor is teamed up with a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space which is pretty good considering the range that it comes in. The processor does its job well, but Snapdragon 636 would have been a good upgrade for Note 5.

    Redmi Note 5 comes with a decent rear camera of 12MP with an aperture size of f/2.2 and phase detection autofocus. It is the same camera that has been used for Mi A1. The images are excellent, and give a fighting competition to other budget flagship models. The aperture of f/2.2 is small and reduces visual noise bringing out crisp and bright pictures. The colour reproduction is reasonably accurate, and the pictures produced are detailed. However, do not set high hopes for low-light photography. The pictures took up a lot of visual noise and looked washed out.

    The front camera comes at 5MP and does a good job with selfies, especially during the day.  It will produce sharp pictures with natural colours. However, in low-light, the selfies will appear grainy.

    The decent processor is back with a powerful 4,000 mAh battery, which is ready for heavy-duty performance. Though it is the same as the Redmi Note 4, this powerful battery never ceases to impress. Even after some heavy gaming and web browsing, the battery chugged on throughout the day and some more. Moderate use will give it a fighting life of a day and a half. Considering the juice that this beast provides, the phone can charge from 0% to full within two hours only. It’s a great battery considering the price of the phone.

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a value-for-money phone. However, that is true for most Mi products. In general, Redmi Note 5 has not brought in any functional changes. Upgrading the display is not enough for any phone user. If you already have Note 4, upgrading it would be a waste of money unless you are going for the slight design modifications. A much better decision would be to opt for Redmi Note 5 Pro for far better performance with a newer processor.