Quick Review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6GB/64GB)

The Good
  • It has a dual-rear camera setup.
  • It has a bezel-less display.
  • The 4,000mAh battery is large enough to last through the day or even more
The Bad
  • It supports fast charging but a fast charger isn't bundled in with the phone
  • It has a microUSB port instead of a Type-C port

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6GB/64GB) Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: February 2018
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Screen Size 5.99 inch
Screen Resolution 2160 x 1080 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 403 PPI
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Bezel Less Yes
Screen Features 2.5D Curved Glass
Brand Qualcomm
Processor Speed 1.8GHz
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Processor Type Octa-Core
Graphics Adreno 509
Rear Camera Resolution 12MP
Dual Rear Camera Yes, 5 MP
Front Camera Resolution 20MP
Dual Selfie Camera No
Camera Details Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video Recording Resolution Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Dual Tone LED Flash, Front LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 7.1 Nougat
OS Detail MIUI 9
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features Fingerprint Scanner, GPS, FM Radio
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Magnetometer, Barometer, Gyroscope, IR Blaster
Dimensions (mm) 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1
Weight 181 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, VoLTE (Works with Jio)
Headphone Jack Type 3.5mm
Color Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue
Build Material Glass, Metal
Device Warranty 1 Year
In The Box Device, Charger & Cable Separate, SIM Ejector Tool, User Manual, Cover
Internal Storage 64GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 256GB
OTG Support Yes
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Nano SIM
SIM 1 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
SIM 2 Details 4G, 3G, 2G, Nano SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) Yes
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Battery Type Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po)
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes, Quick charge 2.0

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6GB/64GB) Features

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was the most anticipated budget smartphone of the year. The brand managed to equip an all-new processor with a bump in RAM as well. Let's have a look at what this phone has to offer:

Display and Design
On the first look, the phone bears some aesthetic traits from the iPhone X. The camera on the back is arranged just like the one on Apple's flagship device. On the front, things change a bit. Thankfully, it doesn't have a notch on top of its display. The front of the phone does integrate a bezel-less design with a large 5.99-inch Full HD+ panel having an 18:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. This makes the phone suitable for viewing all types of content. In terms of its build, it sports a metal unibody design with re-enforced corners to protect it from damage if it falls.

Camera and Software
The rear camera of the phone is one of its major selling points. The smartphone is fitted with a dual-rear camera setup which comprises of a 12MP primary sensor coupled with a secondary 5MP snapper. This allows the phone to use some software based enhancements to capture more aesthetic images. Up front, it has a 20MP sensor which is coupled with a selfie flash. The high-resolution camera allows for great selfies in both good as well as poor lighting. On the software side of things the phone ships with MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is expected to receive Oreo in the following months.

Performance and Storage
Underneath its hood, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by the all-new Snapdragon 636 processor which is a highly efficient chipset. This is coupled with a massive 6GB of RAM to breeze you through anything you can throw at it. On the storage side of things, this smartphone is packed with 64GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 256GB through its hybrid microSD card slot. 

Connectivity and Battery
As far as connectivity is concerned, the phone allows for all the conventional solutions including 2G, 3G, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth, NFC and dual-band WiFi. To charge the phone and transfer data, you can do so through the micro USB port located on the bottom. Speaking of charging, it does support Quick Charge 2.0, so if you do happen to drain out its 4,000mAh battery before the end of the day, you can quickly top it up. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Redmi Note 5 Pro:

1. Will this phone work with Reliance Jio network?

Ans: Yes, this phone supports VoLTE out of the box and should fine with Jio network.

2. Does the phone have a Hybrid second slot?

Ans: Yes this phone has a hybrid second slot so you will have to sacrifice your second SIM in lieu of expandable storage.

3. What type of charging connector do I need? 

Ans: This phone uses the standard Micro USB port for data syncing and charging.

4. Will this phone get further software updates of Android? 

Ans: Yes, out of the box, the phone will run on Android Nougat and is expected to be updated to Oreo in the coming months.

5. How is the camera for selfies? 

Ans: It has a 20MP selfie camera so expect a good image quality for selfies. 

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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6GB/64GB) Price In India
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6GB/64GB) Price In India
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6GB/64GB) Price In India
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (6GB/64GB) Price In India