Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (4GB RAM)  +1 variation

price₹ 12,999 onwards

launchFeb, 2018

50.3

excellence score

90.8

value for money score

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Design

  • Nice, utilitarian (though not exceptional) design and good build quality, as has been the case with the entire Redmi Note series
  • The design is simple and works, but is largely a continuation of the old Redmi Note design - it's not a gorgeous, stand out device by by any means

Display

  • Nice looking, modern 5.99 inch 18:9 display, with minimal bezels - has good viewing angles, brightness levels, and colour reproduction - looks pleasing in day-to-day use
  • In spite of the large screen, the phone remains quite ergonomic because of the tall, minimal-bezel form factor

Software

  • MIUI interface over Android is snappy, and offers some added features such as dual apps and second space - with dual apps, one can run separate accounts of the same service/app and the second space functionality provides separate user experiences for example for work and home
  • While MIUI is one of the nicer Android UIs, it does have some bloat in terms of unneeded apps - and a lot of people still prefer a more stock Android approach

Performance

  • Stellar performance - the single most defining aspect for the Note 5 Pro may be the excellent new chip that powers it - the Snapdragon 636 - in short, in terms of both benchmarks, and real life use, it blows every other phone in the price bracket out of the water - be it the loading times for heavy games, opening multiple apps or just switching between multiple heavy apps and games - the phone simply sails through everything
  • The heat management is excellent too - the phone hardly gets warm even after playing games on the phone for an hour straight

Camera

  • Very good set of dual cameras at the rear - you have a 12MP primary camera (Sony IMX486) with a sensor size of 1.25um and an aperture of f/2.2 - the secondary 5MP camera is used for depth sensing only and has a sensor size of 1.12um with f/2.0 aperture - in ample lighting conditions, the camera captures a good amount of details and has a punchy colour reproduction - low light image capabilities are equally good and the camera has good dynamic range - even the portrait (bokeh) images look better than most of its competitors - they carry plenty of details and the background blur is also quite good
  • Overall, this is the arguably the best camera phone in this price bracket now, having a slight edge over the existing top camera phones in the bracket, like the Xiaomi Mi A1
  • Very good front camera too - takes good images in all kinds of lighting conditions - you also get software based portrait image, which lets you take that ‘Bokeh’ image with background blur and is decent
  • While the cameras are excellent in still photography, they are only average as far as video recording goes

Audio

  • Good audio quality through both headphones, and the speaker
  • Good call quality

Battery

  • Stellar battery life - still runs for two days straight, continuing the tradition of the Redmi Note series
  • Decent (though not great) charging speed - takes a little over two hours to fully charge the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro’s 4, 000mAh battery

More

  • On the whole, Redmi Note 5 Pro offers everything you need from this price bracket - superior performance, excellent battery life and a good camera - simply put, this is almost a complete package when it comes to mid-range smartphone
  • Still continues with the old micro USB standard, there is no modern USB Type-C support

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  1. Without a doubt the top budget performer right now
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  2. There’s really no matching the Redmi Note 5 Pro in terms of performance and features at this price
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  3. The Redmi Note 5 offers everything you need from a sub-15K phone today - superior performance, excellent battery life and a good camera.
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. It takes the title of our favorite mid-range smartphone of 2018
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (4GB RAM) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.99 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2160 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • FullView Display
  • Sunlight mode
  • Night mode
  • Reading mode
  • Color temperature adjustment
  • Standard mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Ranked #31 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 509
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge 2.0
Dimensions
Weight181 gm
Thickness8.05 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Enhanced low-light Photography
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Burst mode
  • Face recognition
Secondary Camera20.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Soft Selfie-light
  • 1.0um Pixel Size
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Beautify 4.0
  • Selfie timer
  • Face recognition
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
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

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