Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6 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 Kyro Octa-Core Snapdragon 636 SoC
  • 6 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 128 GB
  • 12 MP + 5 MP Dual Rear Cameras, 20 MP Front Camera with flash
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat, 4000 mAh battery, Dual Hybrid SIM, 4G/VoLTE
  • Face Recognition Unlock, Fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth, Beautify 4.0
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6 GB) Price in India:

 16,999
on
Variants:
6 GB RAM
Availability Details: Flipkart Exclusive. Available offline in Mi Home stores. Available via flash sales. Every Wednesday 12 noon
OS Updates? Will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update


Strength

  • Excellent dual rear cameras
  • Excellent front camera with flash
  • Good bokeh effects
  • Premium narrow-bezel design
  • Good big display with 18:9 ratio
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent big battery
  • Face recognition unlock
  • MIUI 9 is best in class
  • Great user experience
  • Great value for money

Weakness

  • Should have shipped with Android Oreo


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is a great all-round smartphone. It comes with the big modern 18:9 display, premium design, excellent rear camera, great front camera, excellent performance, great big battery, good software, lots of features and suits to the needs of all types of users. It is really a great package, something like this was never seen at this price. It deserves to be called as the budget flagship smartphone and is the best mobile under 20000 Rs. in India.

Our Score
91
Out of 106
Performance:
67%
Great Performer
Rear Camera:
84%
Great Shooter
Front Camera:
80%
Great Selfies

0%

User Rating: 3.85 ( 4 votes)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specifications:
Launch Details
AnnouncedFebruary 2018
ReleasedFebruary 2018
Body
Build TypeBezel-less, Metal Uni-body
ColorsBlack, Rose Gold, Gold and Lake Blue
Dimensions158.6 x 75.4 x 8.05 mm
Weight181 gms
Display
Size5.99 inches
TypeIPS LCD, Full-screen display
ResolutionFHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels), 403 PPI pixel density
Ratio18:9 aspect ratio
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Protection2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass (version unspecified)
OS
OSAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
UIMIUI 9
Performance
Processor1.8 GHz Kyro Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor
RAM4GB / 6GB LPDDR4X
GPUAdreno 509 GPU
Camera
Rear12 MP + 5 MP Dual Cameras with Single Tone LED Flash
Sony IMX 486 sensor, 1.25μm, f/2.2 aperture + Samsung sensor, 1.12μm, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, Enhanced low-light photography, HDR adjustments, Panorama, Burst mode, Face recognition
Front20 MP with LED Flash
Sony IMX 376 sensor, 1.0μm, f/2.2 aperture, Beautify 4.0, Selfie timer, Face recognition
VideoRear: 1080p video recording
Front: 1080p @ 30 fps, 720p @ 30 fps
SIM
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM (hybrid slots)
SizeNano SIM
Storage
Internal64 GB eMMC 5.0 flash storage
ExternalmicroSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTGYes
Battery
Capacity4,000 mAh Li-Ion battery
Fast Charging5V/2A charger, Quick Charge 2.0
RemovableNo
Stand-by Time19 days
Video Playback14 hours
Sensors
SensorsFingerprint scanner, Electronic compass, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Hall effect sensor
Connectivity
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual band 2.4G/5G WIFI, Wi-Fi Display, Wi-Fi Direct
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0, 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 BandsFDD-LTE 1/3/5,
TDD-LTE 40/41 (120 MHz)
Speed-
InternetGPRS, EDGE
SAR
Head1.188 W/Kg
Body0.334 W/Kg (distance 15mm)
Additional
SecurityFace Recognition unlock (to be rolled out via OTA update in March)
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 Pro Review:

Xiaomi, after a long wait, has launched the successors to its popular Redmi Note 4, as the Redmi Note 5 and the more powerful Redmi Note 5 Pro. When compared to the Redmi Note 5, the Redmi Note 5 Pro packs in dual rear cameras, big selfie camera and a better processor. Let’s get into the details of the smartphone starting with its design. The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in a very well-built premium metal unibody design having narrow bezels and rounded edges on the display, due to which the front of the phone looks beautiful. On the rear, there is tapered metal finish with curved edges, which makes it comfortable to hold and use. However, the highlight of the back of the phone is the dual camera unit which is designed exactly like the iPhone X, it looks beautiful and gives the phone a special look. In all, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is a well designed beautiful smartphone.

It sports a big 5.99 inches FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 403 PPI pixel density. The screen feels modern and the display quality is very good. And unlike the Redmi Note 4, the Redmi Note 5 Pro also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top of the screen. One of the highlights of the phone is the new Snapdragon 636 processor, which is also making debut with the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Octa Core processor is clocked at 1.8 GHz and comes with Kyro CPUs which are usually used in the high-end Snapdragon 8xx series flagship processors and are used for the first time in a Snapdragon 6xx series processor. It comes paired with 4 GB or 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM and Adreno 509 GPU. The performance is excellent, be it daily usage or heavy gaming or multitasking, it handles everything very smoothly, it also scores above 1,00,000 in Antutu benchmark, which is great for a budget phone. It also comes with dual graphene sheet which helps to keep temperatures under control.

However, the biggest highlight of the smartphone is its camera department. It packs in a Dual camera setup on the back with a 12 MP primary Sony IMX 486 sensor having 1.25μm, f/2.2 aperture and a 5 MP secondary Samsung sensor with 1.12μm and f/2.0 aperture for bokeh effects and depth capturing. The picture quality is excellent, it clicks very good images in daylight conditions while the low/artificial light pictures are good as well. But the best thing about the pictures is the bokeh effects, the Redmi Note 5 Pro produces images with great bokeh effects which look natural, while identifying the edges well. On the front, there is a big 20 MP Sony IMX 376 sensor with 1.0μm, f/2.2 aperture, Beautify 4.0 and LED flash. The Redmi Note 5 Pro clicks excellent selfies as well and is a true selfie-centric smartphone. Beautify 4.0 is now much more polished and works well to clear blemishes and imperfections from the skin while preserving the natural beauty and enhancing the looks.

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 phone packs a very fast and accurate fingerprint scanner on the back. Xiaomi has also promised Face Recognition Unlock via an OTA update in March, which will be another great addition to the phone.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro supports 4G and VoLTE but uses a hybrid sim tray so, you can use either two sim cards or a sim and a microSD card at one time. It comes with 64 GB eMMC 5.0 flash storage which is expandable up to 128 GB. While adding all these features to the phone, Xiaomi has retained one of its best quality – the big battery. The Redmi Note 5 Pro still packs in 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 Pro (6 GB) Black:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6 GB) Gold:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6 GB) Blue:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6 GB) Rose Gold:


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6 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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Close