Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3 GB)

Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

This phone is either discontinued or not worth buying anymore

Hey, have you checked out its successor?

₹ 9,499   •  Score: 67
Key Specs:
  • 5.7 inches, HD+ Full Screen display, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 processor
  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 128 GB
  • 12 MP Rear camera, 5 MP Front camera with LED flash
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat, 3300 mAh Battery, 5V/2A charger
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Infrared, 4G VoLTE, Hybrid Dual-Sim
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3 GB) Price in India:

 9,968
on
Variants:
3 GB RAM
Availability Details:
Amazon Exclusive.
OS Updates?
Will most probably get the future MIUI & Android updates


Strength

  • Good big display with 18:9 ratio
  • Premium narrow-bezel design
  • Very good performance for the price
  • Very good rear camera
  • Decent front camera with flash
  • Decent battery life
  • MIUI 9 is best in class
  • Great user experience
  • Great value for money

Weakness

  • No Android 8.0 Oreo at launch
  • No Full HD display


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a great, all-rounder budget smartphone. It offers a good 18:9 modern display, beautiful narrow bezel design, very good performance for the price, good cameras, MIUI 9 and lots of features. It completely takes over the competition and offers a great package never seen and hard to match at this price. The 3 GB/ 32 GB variant, among all the three variants, is the most balanced and should be your preferred choice if you are buying Redmi 5.

Note: The Redmi Note 5 is also available at just Rs. 1,000 more, so going for it will be a much better option.

Our Score
68
Out of 100
Performance:
26%
Rear Camera:
65%
Front Camera:
60%

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User Rating: 4.5 ( 1 votes)


Xiaomi Redmi 5 Full Specifications:
Launch Details
AnnouncedDecember 2017 (China)
ReleasedMarch 2018 (India)
Body
Build TypeBezel Less, Metal Uni-body
ColorsBlack, Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold
Dimensions151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7mm
Weight157 g
Display
Size5.7 inches
TypeIPS LCD
ResolutionHD+ (1440 x 720 pixels), 282 PPI pixel density, 450 nits brightness
Ratio18:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 contrast ratio
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Protection2.5D curved glass
OS
OSAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
UIMIUI 9
Performance
Processor1.8 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
RAM2 GB/ 3 GB/ 4 GB
GPUAdreno 506
Camera
Rear12 MP camera with LED flash
f/2.2 aperture, 1.25-micron pixels, 5-element lens, PDAF, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode
Front5 MP camera with LED flash
f/2.0 aperture, Face recognition, Beautify 3.0, Selfie countdown
Video1080p @30fps
SIM
SIM Slot(s)Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/ microSD)
SizeNano SIM + micro SIM
Storage
Internal16 GB/ 32 GB/ 64 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 128 GB
USB OTGYes
Battery
Capacity3300 mAh Li-Po battery
Fast ChargingQuick charge with 5V/2A charger
RemovableNo
Stand-by Timeup to 31 days
Talk Time-
Sensors
SensorsFingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Gyro sensor, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, Vibration motor
Connectivity
WiFi802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
LocationGPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USBmicroUSB 2.0
FM radioYes
NFCNo
InfraredYes
Sound
SpeakersYes
3.5mm jackYes
MicrophonesOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Supports2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G BandsHSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
4G BandsFDD-LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)
TDD-LTE 40(2300)/ 41(2500)
Speed-
InternetGPRS, EDGE
SAR
Head-
Body-
Additional
Notification LEDYes
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume Rocker
Water/Dust ResistantNo
Wireless ChargingNo
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct information on this page still, cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Review:

After the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 5 in India, which is the successor to one of the best selling devices of last year – the Xiaomi Redmi 4. The Redmi 5 brings along with it a modern 18:9 aspect ratio narrow bezel display, which is still a rare commodity at this price. The phone comes with a metal unibody design like the Redmi 4 and has good build quality and very beautiful looks for its price. The back looks similar to the Redmi 4, while the front, with its tall display, adds a touch of modernity to the Redmi 5.

It sports a big 5.7 inches display, although because of narrow bezels the phone is not quite big, it’s still significantly bigger than the 5 inches Redmi 4 and is not that compact anymore. Coming to the display quality, it’s still an HD display (HD+, 720 x 1440 pixels) but the display quality is good, much improved from the Redmi 4. The Redmi 5 also gets an improvement in the performance department. It is powered by a 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor which is the latest in Snapdragon 4xx series and much like the popular Snapdragon 625, delivers good performance and battery efficiency.It comes paired with Adreno 506 GPU and handles gaming well while keeping the temperatures in control.

The Redmi 5 comes in three variants of 2 GB RAM/ 16 GB storage, 3 GB RAM/ 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage. Coming to the very important camera department, it features a 12 MP single rear camera with 1.25μm large pixel, ƒ/2.2 aperture, PDAF and single LED flash. The picture quality is a lot improved from the Redmi 4 and it captures very good images in daylight conditions while succeeds in keeping the noise under control in low and artificial light conditions. On the front, there is a 5 MP selfie shooter which comes with LED flash, Xiaomi’s Beautify 3.0 software optimizations and clicks good selfies.

Disappointingly, it still runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat but is expected to get the Android 8.0 Oreo update soon. Xiaomi’s popular MIUI 9 runs on top, it is very beautiful and feature rich. It comes with ever-changing beautiful wallpapers on the lock screen and lots of customisation options. Features such as ‘Second Space’, which is a separate partition on the phone and ‘Dual Apps’ really come in handy.

The Redmi 5, like most of Xiaomi’s smartphones, packs a very fast and accurate fingerprint scanner on the back. It also comes with Infrared and lets you control TV, AC, and a lot more gadgets around you from Xiaomi’s Remote app. The Redmi 5 supports Dual Sim, 4G and VoLTE but sadly comes with a hybrid slot. The phone is backed by a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery which delivers decent battery backup and comes with a 5V/2A charger.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Black:

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Blue :

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Gold:

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Rose Gold:


Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3 GB) is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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