Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone than the Infinix S5 Pro, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Infinix S5 Pro  Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Infinix S5 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
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Excellence Score
28.7
32.6
Value for Money Score
74.8
79.9
Price ₹ 9,999 onwards ₹ 10,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Mar, 2020 Mar, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.53 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2220 pixels (~ 378 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 409 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight display, Night display, Reading mode Color temperature adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.3 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P35Ranked #59 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 675Ranked #24 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Adreno 612
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 2MP + 0.3MP 48MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/1.79 aperture, 2MP: Depth Sensor, 0.3MP: Low Light Sensor, Auto Scene Detection, AR Animoji, Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AI 3D Face, Body Beauty, Panorama 48MP: F/1.79 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; 1.6um Pixel Size; PDAF, 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth Sensor, Steady Handheld Night Photography, AI Portrait mode, Low Light Enhancement, Standard HDR, Auto HDR, Video Stabilisation (EIS), Burst mode, Panorama, Face recognition, AI Dynamic Bokeh, AI Studio Lighting
Secondary Camera 16MP 13MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.0 aperture, AI Portrait, AI 3D Face Beauty, Wide Selfie, AR Animoji, Screen Flash AI Portrait mode, AI Beautify, Face recognition, Selfie timer, HDR, AI Studio lighting
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.9 mmMedium 8.1 mmMedium
Weight 194 gmHeavy 186 gmMedium
Width 76.8 mmInconvenient for one-handed use 75.2 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Quick Charge 4.0
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Social Turbo; Wi-Fi Share; Smart Gestures; Hide Apps; Dark Theme; Eye Care; Photo Editor; Multi-window; Bike Mode; Game Mode; Smart Panel; AI Gallery; Battery Lab; Noise Filtration; DTS Surround Sound WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful, striking design - a style statement with a hint of premium and a paint job envisioned to impress - one of the best looking phones at this price
  • The front looks equally stunning with the all screen design with no notch or anything, thanks to the pop-up selfie camera (for the first time in this price bracket)
  • Fingerprint sensor is decent and there's also face unlock that works well
  • Vibrant, punchy and large 6.53" IPS LCD screen of FullHD+ resolution - the panel has no cutouts, which makes for a more immersive experience when watching movies or playing games
  • Software experience on the S5 Pro is decent, it comes with XOS 6 based on Android 10 - there are a ton of useful settings such as battery saving options, themes, smart panel, social turbo, gestures, and what not
  • Good triple camera for the price - 48MP primary lens, 2MP depth sensor, and a dedicated Low light sensor of 0.3MP
  • The daylight photos turns out pretty good with a decent amount of resolved detail, low noise, and accurate colours, the contrast is very good, as is the dynamic range
  • The low-light photos with the Infinix S5 Pro turn out great for this class, well exposed, with good colour saturation, and the detail is quite enough
  • The portrait photos are also good with proficient subject separation and convincing enough blur
  • Good battery life with the 4000 mAh cell - will easily last a day of use with medium to heavy use
  • Infinix S5 Pro is a beautiful-looking smartphone and if you're in the market for a pop-up selfie camera, nice, large display and good cameras, it makes for a decent choice
  • Looks stunning, with an all-glass design - Xiaomi has gone the extra mile here and really knocked it out of the park in terms of an exquisite design
  • Excellent, flagship-worthy, premium build quality
  • Great hand feel
  • The front and the back are fitted with Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 with an additional 0.8mm-thick layer for extra durability
  • The LED notification light sits comfortably on the chin - it can only be seen when it lights up, it's really subtle
  • Splash resistant body
  • The capacitive fingerprint sensor is easy to reach with your index finger and it also has a different texture, so it's hard to miss - plus it's quick
  • Apart from the quick fingerprint sensor, the phone also has decently quick AI face recognition (under good light)
  • Big 6.3inch LCD screen with fairly thin side bezels - and a small, unobtrusive notch
  • Good overall display quality, with especially good brightness levels - though it's not quite as good as the AMOLED panel on the Galaxy M30 - that's the one area where the Samsung phone takes a clear lead
  • You also get software tweaks to adjust the contrast and colour temperature, which is nice
  • Xiaomi's custom skin overlay, MIUI, has come a long way and the latest version takes a more simplistic and clean approach
  • There is also an option to chose between the standard navigation buttons and navigation gestures
  • The powerful Snapdragon 675 SoC makes sure that the device runs super smooth without performance drops even with complex games - everything is fast and lag-free - this is best-in-class performance for this price segment
  • The primary camera is the rear dual camera setup is a huge 48MP sensor - which shoots 12MP at default settings (there is a way to shoot in the sensor's full 48MP resolution if you prefer that, but you'd have to go to the camera's Pro mode for that)
  • In daylight, the performance is good, as expected - there's plenty of detail, contrast is good, colors are punchy, and noise is virtually non-existent
  • The actual benefit though of the large sensor is that users get sharper 12MP photos with less noise even at high ISO values compared to the regular 12MP sensors - what that means is that the night time shots are the real strong point of the phone, and are surprisingly good for a phone at this price point - there's no prominent noise, details are good and light sources appear to be rather well-preserved
  • Additionally, the Night mode really makes a difference by restoring the highlights and bringing out the shadows - the result is nicely balanced and subjects look more detailed
  • Portraits with the dual rear cameras are also very good - comparable to much more expensive handsets - the detail is nice while the edge detection is stellar - indoor portraits are good too
  • With the front camera, the selfies turn out to be quite nice as well - there's enough detail from the 13MP snapper and its focus sweet spot is almost a full arm's length so you don't need to get really close to the phone to get the sharpest possible result - the portrait mode also seems to do quite well despite the hardware limitations of the front camera (no secondary unit for depth sensing)
  • Overall, the cameras on the Redmi Note 7 Pro are top-notch, and this is now the camera package to beat in the under Rs. 20k price segment
  • Despite having just a single bottom-firing loudspeaker, the handset impresses with a loud sound - and it sounds clean at high volumes as well
  • Audio quality via headphones is very good too - and loudness remains just as impressive when headphones come into play - one of the highest in the market, let alone the price range
  • Has a modern USB Type-C port
  • Like other Redmi phones, the Note 7 Pro also packs a handy IR blaster, which can be used for remote controlling home appliances via the Mi Remote app
  • Excellent battery life, as has been the hallmark of the Redmi Note series - the 4000 mAh battery paired with the fairly efficient Snapdragon 675 SoC makes sure that it easily overtakes some upper-mid-range and high-end smartphones when it comes to endurance - you will comfortably get a 1.5-2 days of use
  • The Redmi Note 7 Pro is yet another winner from the Xiaomi camp, again going on to redefine the expectations of a budget phone
  • It's main competition will likely come from the Realme 2 Pro - and here the Redmi Note 7 Pro takes the lead with more premium glass build, faster processor, better battery life and more capable camera
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Slightly broader and hence makes one-hand use a bit tiresome
  • The display isn't that bright and could be a problem for outdoor use
  • The interface is heavily skinned and full of bloatware that sends spammy notifications
  • Average performance with the old MediaTek Helio P35 - the phone lags when you do a lot of multitasking like opening multiple Chrome windows, switching in between them and the games smoothly is a no go
  • The 16MP selfie camera is just average - the detail is poor, there is noticeable red tinge and the dynamic range is rather low - the selfie portrait also doesn't work well
  • Video quality is also average, it lacks any stabilisation and the quality is just okay
  • No Fast Charging
  • However, if you consider the performance, it feels like an underdog when compared to the likes of Realme 5, Samsung Galaxy M30 and Redmi Note 8
  • At 186g, it's a bit on the bulky side
  • There continue to be pesky ads in the MUIU interface these days, and these do somewhat diminish the experience of using an otherwise excellent smartphone (there are ways to disable these through settings, but not a lot of people who buy the phone are going to be technically aware enough to know how to do that)
  • While the smartphone supports Quick Charge 4.0, the included adapter maxes out at 5V/2A, and though it has a decent charging speed (about 57% in 1 hour), you will have to look for a QC 3 or QC 4-capable brick to enjoy true 'fast charging'
Expert Reviews
  1. No other maker can offer you a notch-less screen that cheap and this may tip the scales towards the Infinix S5 Pro no matter what
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The notch-less full-HD+ display and pop-up selfie camera are impressive for a phone in this price bracket
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The new Infinix smartphone offers quite a bit of value for money
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Budget device hidden inside a flagship design
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Infinix S5 Pro is a beautiful-looking smartphone that will attract a lot of users... but the performance isn't that good
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you want a fancy pop-up camera, go for the Infinix S5 Pro
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. in.mashable.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. All-rounder at a killer price
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you are in the market for an affordable performer, look no further than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Definitely one of the best smartphone in this segment
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. A complete package, with very little flaws
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Class apart...Right now, you won't find a better phone that can match Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro in Indian mid-range mobile segment
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. In a different league altogether
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A wholesome balanced smartphone that's not expensive
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Great smartphone let down by pesky ads
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. If you are looking to buy an all-rounder smartphone under Rs 20,000, the Redmi Note 7 Pro is the best option in India right now
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. The budget phone to beat in 2019
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Stands out...The budget smartphone we would recommend
    in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  15. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
  16. stuff.tv hands-on Read Review »
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