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Redmi 5 Mobile Phone Review

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Redmi 5 Mobile Phone Review

Redmi 5, launched on December 2017, sports minimal bezels around the screen and an impressive 18:9 screen ratio. Redmi 5 is available in four colour variants: Black, Gold, Light Blue and Rose Gold. The detailed Redmi 5 review will help you decide if the smartphone provides an experience worth recommendation or can be passed.

Here are the key specifications & features for Redmi 5 review:

  1. Overview

Redmi 5, launched by Chinese device maker Xiaomi, is an appealing product wrapped in an inexpensive package. It packs some punch by honouring the current display trends in the market which include a bezel-less display and an impressive screen ratio of 18:9. A great performer with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, it is worth a look.

  1. Design

Redmi 5 has a fascia with full view display and thinner bezels around the screen as compared to those in Redmi 4. This is the first smartphone from Redmi to own an 18:9 display ratio. The curved edges coupled with the rounded corners offer a comfortable grip. It has a notification LED present at the top above the display.

  1. Display

Redmi 5 features a 5.7-inch HD+ IPS LCD that boasts of a 1440X720 pixel resolution. The display has an average dynamic range and contrast. While the smartphone offers 450 nits brightness, the colour temperature bends a bit toward the colder side. The top of Redmi 5 sports a 2.5 D curved glass.

  1. Camera

Xiaomi Redmi 5 features a 5Mp front camera that doesn’t offer a stellar experience even with its additional flash feature. On the rear front, it has a 12-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 aperture lens and LED flash. Capturing good pictures from the phone requires a steady pair of hands else you could miss clear shots. In low light conditions, the pictures have more noise, subdued sharpness and faded colours.

  1. Performance

Redmi 5 specifications include a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 450 octa-core configured with multiple RAM (3GB or 4GB) and storage options. Minor stuttering and frequent frame drops occur during high- intensity games that require high graphics. Usual day-to-day tasks on the phone with the occasional browsing do not encounter any lags. The audio output via headphones is fair for the given price but insufficient via the loudspeaker.

  1. Operating System

Redmi 5 specifications comes with the Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based OS with an interface layer of MIUI 9.2. The MUIU 9.5 update which will bring support for gestures, prompt replies, shade and many more. It supports the split-screen feature making switching between multiple apps less tiring. App lock allows users to protect their apps with a password and the dual space feature enables the creation of two versions of the same app. Although, smartphones in the same price segment offer the latest Android Oreo which puts this smartphone back in the line.

  1. Storage

Redmi 5 features a 32GB storage support and 3GB RAM. Xiaomi Redmi 5 features a dedicated microUSB slot to expand memory up to 128 GB which means you have more space to accommodate your standard collection of movies or favourite applications.

  1. Battery

Redmi 5 specifications include a non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery that keeps the phone working for an entire day as long as you don’t play excessive videos and games. The no fast charging feature is a bottleneck but otherwise, this smartphone provides a decent battery backup.

  1. Connectivity

Connectivity options include GPS, Bluetooth, WLAN, Infrared port Radio, micro USB 2.0 and USB On-The-Go.

  1. Sensors & Features

Honor 9i features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity and compass.

  1. Redmi 5 Price

The Redmi 5 mobile price in India is different depending on the storage on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store.

  • The 16 GB Redmi 5 price on the EMI Store is ₹7,999.
  • The 32 GB Redmi 5 price on the EMI Store is ₹9,999.
  • The 64 GB Redmi 5 price on the EMI Store is ₹10,000.

Redmi 5 Pros and Cons

  • Pros:

Bright 18:9 display, good battery backup, bezel-less screen

  • Cons:

Poor camera performance in low light, hybrid dual SIM slot

Additional Read: Best Mi Smartphones under 15,000

Redmi 5 Specifications and Features

Here we have listed down for you all the important Redmi 5 features and specifications in a table. Take a good look at all the Redmi 5 specifications & features for Redmi 5 review for yourself to purchase this smartphone:

Redmi 5
Date Dec, 2017
Price Rs. 7999
Display 5.7”
Operating System Android 7.1.2 (Nougat); MIUI 9.1
Processor Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53

Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)

Storage 32 GB
Camera 12 MP rear | 5 MP front
Battery 3300 mAh
SIM Hybrid Dual

Verdict post Redmi 5 review

Redmi 5 is a compact yet balanced smartphone for users looking for an agreeable value proposition. Given its price tag, it offers a decent camera and battery backup along with bezel-less display and solid build quality that is difficult to find in any other smartphone existing in the same price segment. If you wish a better processor and battery, you can shell out just a little more to land yourself Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5. Redmi 5 may have quite a few features to offer but it is overshadowed by smartphones in the same series that offer much more. Redmi 5 is for users who wish to own a premium looking phone with bezel-less display at a price that doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket.

Now that you have read the Redmi 5 phone review, you can go ahead and make your decision about the smartphone purchase!

If you are looking for the best Mi mobile phones, the Bajaj Finserv EMI store is definitely the right choice. All these latest smartphones are available on the EMI store at the best prices, and at no-cost EMIs with zero down payments and no extra processing fee using the Bajaj Finserv EMI Card. If the product is somehow found damaged, the store immediately changes it or the customer gets a full cashback.

Check out all the latest Xiaomi Smartphone models on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store along with their features and prices in India. So there you go. Now what are you waiting for? Go buy your favourite Smartphone today!

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