Xiaomi Mi5  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  
Xiaomi Mi5Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB)
magic score88.290.3
PriceRs. 19,999 onwardsRs. 10,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Apr, 2016Mar, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.1, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5.15 inches5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 428 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode, Color Temperature Adjustment, 95% NTSC Color GamutIPS LCD, Sunlight Display, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Processor TypeQuad CoreHexa Core
Processor NameQualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
GPUAdreno 530Adreno 510
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)Yes (Full HD)
Secondary Camera4.0 MP5.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
FM RadioYes
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness7.25 mm8.65 mm
Weight129 gm164 gm
Battery Capacity3000 mAh4050 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)N/A264 hrs
Other Battery ParametersN/AMusic Playback Time: 60 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Beautiful, premium, stunning design with a curved backing - this phone is a looker
  • Rounded rear makes it comfortable to hold
  • Compact and light-weight - fits snugly in your pocket
  • Excellent display with good brightness levels, high contrast, and outdoor readability
  • MIUI is one of the better, and neater Android UIs around and has useful customization options
  • Excellent performance with top-of-the-line hardware, that stands up against the very best, including the Galaxy S7 which is at a much higher price point
  • Very good camera performance with instant focus, fast shutter speed, better than expected low-light performance, plenty of resolved detail, high dynamic range, and excellent colors and contrast
  • Very good battery life, with fast charging support
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Good fingerprint scanner
  • Premium metal design, with amazing attention to detail
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Brilliant in-hand feel, with edges that curve perfectly
  • Good display with vivid colors, wide viewing angles, and good sunlight visibility
  • MIUI is one of the better interfaces built over Android, and has a lot of useful functionality, but is still simple to use
  • Top-level, power packed performance with best-in-class hardware - and 3GB of RAM results in very good multi-tasking performance too
  • Excellent battery life - this phone is an absolute road-runner
  • Excellent, responsive fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Video recording quality is underwhelming
  • Camera is pretty decent, but could have been better
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