Xiaomi Redmi 5 (2GB RAM, 16GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 7,999 onwards

launchMar, 2018

25.3

excellence score

75.6

value for money score

Mi Store

Rs. 7,999

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Design

  • Decent design and build, pretty much in the style that has been pioneered by Xiaomi
  • Nice, tall 5.7 inches 18:9 display with minimal bezels, and a pretty compact form factor
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • While the bezels are slim, they are more than what you’d typically expect from a modern tall-screen phone

Display

  • The display is nice but not quite as sharp as the one on the Redmi Note 5

Software

  • MIUI is one of the better Android UIs around

Camera

  • Decent (though not great) rear and front cameras - you will get decent shots in good light - brightness, composure and sharpness are all reasonable
  • The cameras are decent in good light, but in low light and even relatively weaker lighting conditions, pictures definitely lose competence

More

  • Very good performance, backed by the capable Snapdragon 450, that can be considered almost on par with the current-generation Snapdragon 600-series options - on the whole, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 matches up well with devices that usually cost a fair bit more - this is visible even in practical use of the phone - it’s smooth, easy to use and performs well in most situations
  • Very good battery life - thanks to MIUI 9’s frugal power consumption and the capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, you can expect to get well over a day of battery life on a single charge
  • On the whole, with very capable specifications at a very reasonable price, the Redmi 5 promises a lot for not much money, and it's main competition will likely come from its own, slightly more expensive cousins from the Redmi Note 5 series

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 (2GB RAM, 16GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • FullView Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Night display
  • Reading mode
  • Color temperature adjustment
  • Standard mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #49 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3300 mAh
Dimensions
Weight157 gm
Thickness7.7 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.25um Pixel Size
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • 1.25um large pixel
  • 5P lens
  • Low light enhancement
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Burst mode
  • Face recognition
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Beautify 3.0
  • Selfie countdown
  • Face recognition
  • Selfie Light
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Display

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