Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (3 GB)

Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 5.99 inch, FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 SoC, Android 7.1.2 Nougat
  • 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 128 GB
  • 12 MP Rear camera, 5 MP Front camera with LED flash
  • 4000 mAh battery, Dual Hybrid SIM, 4G/VoLTE, Fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth, Beautify 4.0
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (3 GB) Price in India:

 9,999
on
Variants:
3 GB RAM
Availability Details: Available both in online and offline stores. Flipkart Exclusive.
OS Updates? Will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update


Strength

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

Weakness

  • Should have shipped with Android Oreo


Should You Buy?

Overall, with the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi has succeeded in making the great even greater. It comes with a very beautiful and big 18:9 ratio display and packs in all the good qualities of the Redmi Note 4 like the big battery, very good performance, good design and has also got an improved and very good camera. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 delivers a hell lot of value for money. This price point was awaiting such a smartphone, which will be a right combination of everything and will set the standards for budget phones. The Redmi Note 5 is a complete smartphone and a great buy under 10000 Rs.

Our Score
81
Out of 106
Performance:
33%
Average
Rear Camera:
70%
Very Good Shooter
Front Camera:
65%
Better than Average Selfies

0%

User Rating: 4.45 ( 4 votes)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Full Specifications:
Launch Details
AnnouncedFebruary 2018
ReleasedFebruary 2018
Body
Build TypePremium Metal Uni-body
ColorsBlack, Rose Gold, Gold and Lake Blue
Dimensions158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm
Weight180 gms
Display
Size5.99 inches
TypeIPS LCD, Full-screen display, 450 nits brightness
ResolutionFHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels), 403 PPI pixel density
Ratio18:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 contrast ratio
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Protection2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass (version unspecified)
OS
OSAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
UIMIUI 9
Performance
Processor1.8 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor
RAM3GB / 4GB
GPUAdreno 506 GPU
Camera
Rear12 MP, Dual LED Flash
1.25μm large pixel, 5-element lens, ƒ/2.2 aperture, PDAF, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face recognition
Front5 MP, LED Flash
Beautify 4.0, Selfie countdown, Face recognition
VideoRear: 1080p video recording
Front: 1080p @ 30 fps, 720p @ 30 fps
SIM
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM (hybrid slots)
SizeNano SIM + micro SIM
Storage
Internal32 GB/ 64 GB
ExternalmicroSD 128 GB
USB OTGYes
Battery
Capacity4,000 mAh Li-Ion battery
Fast Charging5V/2A charger, Quick Charge 2.0
RemovableNo
Stand-by Time17 days
Music/Video Playback165 hours music playback/ 15 hours video playback
Sensors
SensorsFingerprint scanner, Electronic compass, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Hall effect sensor
Connectivity
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual band 2.4G/5G WIFI, Wi-Fi Display, Wi-Fi Direct
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2, HID
LocationGPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
USBmicroUSB
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 2/3/5/8
3G BandsWCDMA 1/2/5/8
4G BandsTDD-LTE 40/41
FDD-LTE 1/3/5
Speed-
InternetGPRS, EDGE
SAR
Head-
Body-
Additional
Notification LEDYes
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rockers
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 Note 5 Review:

Xiaomi, after a long wait, has launched the successors to its popular Redmi Note 4, as the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro has been equipped with a lot of power and better cameras, the Redmi Note 5 retains most of the things from the Redmi Note 4, which was the best selling phone last year, and adds the big modern display at the same price point, in an attempt to make a great phone even greater by giving it just the required makeover. But does everything clicks together like the last time, let’s find out.

The best thing about the Redmi Note 5 is its big 5.99 inches FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Not only the display quality is good, the 2.5D curved glass screen with that bezel-less design makes the front of the phone very beautiful and modern like the high-end phones. The Redmi Note 5 has got a metal unibody design which is well built and premium. The back is curved towards the edges which makes the phone comfortable to hold. The Redmi Note 5 is now one of the best looking and well-built phones under Rs. 10,000.

It is powered by the same and very popular Snapdragon 625 Processor like the Redmi Note 4, which is a good thing as, the Snapdragon 625 is one of the best budget processors, which delivers good performance for gaming, multitasking and smooth day to day usage while being battery and thermally efficient. It comes paired with either 3 GB or 4 GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. So, on the performance front, the Redmi Note 5 takes good care of everything and delivers the best we can expect at this price.

Now coming to the cameras of the Redmi Note 5, it still comes with a single rear camera with a 12 MP sensor having 1.25μm large pixel, ƒ/2.2 aperture, PDAF and dual LED flash. The picture quality is a lot improved from the Redmi Note 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 is accompanied with LED flash and Xiaomi’s Beautify 4.0 software optimizations. It clicks decent selfies however if you are more serious about the selfies, you should opt for the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

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 Note 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 the app.

It comes in two variants of 32 GB storage and 64 GB storage, both of which are expandable up to 128 GB via microSD. But, it uses a hybrid setup so, at a time you can either use the two sim card or one sim and the microSD. 4G and VoLTE works well on the smartphone. One of the best things about the Redmi Note 4 was its big battery and Xiaomi has retained it in the Redmi Note 5. It comes with a 4,000 mAh Li-Ion battery, and thanks to the battery efficient processor, delivers great battery backup and can last up to 2 days with mixed usage. It comes with a 5V/2A charger and supports Quick Charge 2.0. Despite packing the big battery and big screen, the phone is not too heavy or thick.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (3 GB) Black:

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 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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