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Redmi Note 5 Mobile Phone Review

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Redmi Note 5 Mobile Phone Review

Redmi Note 5, the successor to the Redmi Note 4, was first launched in China as Redmi 5 Plus. It was then rebranded as Redmi Note 5 and released in the Indian market in February 2018. The Redmi Note 5 is a smartphone with a solid build and good battery. It performs fairly well and is a good choice for a daily use phone in a reasonable budget. In this Redmi Note 5 review, let us explore all the Redmi Note 5 specs, features and price in detail:

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

1. Overview

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a good all-rounder smartphone from the trustworthy brand Xiaomi. It has an impressive build and good performance. The camera setup is better than average in its price range, and the phone is an improvement over its predecessor, Redmi Note 4.

2. Design

Redmi Note 5 features a tall and narrow build, with a metallic body. It is sturdy, and easy to hold. The power and volume buttons are placed on the right, whereas the SIM tray is housed on the left. It has a Micro USB port at the bottom and an IR sensor on the top. In the back, it has rear camera, dual-tone LED flash and the fingerprint scanner in the same style as Redmi Note 4. It is available in the colours Gold, Black, Rose Gold, and Blue.

3. Display

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a 5.99 inches display that supports full HD+ 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution and 403 PPI pixel density, giving a good visual experience. It is the first phone in the Redmi series to have a tall 18:9 display.

4. Camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a 12 MP primary camera with dual-color LED flash, and a 5 MP front camera. This model has an enhanced camera sensor, and has good camera features such as Manual, Beauty, and Panorama modes; the pictures are well detailed and clear. It also works well in low-light conditions, which is a plus. In the front camera, it has a diffused selfie flash that is useful in low light as well.

5. Performance

Xiaomi Redmi note 5 specs come with a powerful processor as the Redmi Note 4. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specs come with a robust hardware, and the phone runs smoothly without glitches or lags. It can multitask well.

6. Operating System

Redmi Note 5 features an Android v7.1.2 Nougat, upgradable to v8.1 Oreo, which is fair enough. The user interface is smooth and friendly, and the operations run efficiently.

7. Storage

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specs include an internal storage capacity of 64GB, which is expandable up to 128GB. This is a very good deal for such an affordable price.

8. Battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a battery of 4000 mAh; is slightly smaller than the Redmi Note 4, which had 4100 mAh battery. It has the Qualcomm fast charging feature, however it comes with a standard 5V, 2A charger. So a certified third party charger would be a good idea.

9. Connectivity

Redmi Note 5 specs comes with the connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, IR, Radio and USB.

10. Sensors & Features

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specs include the Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors.

11. Redmi Note 5 Price

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

  • The 32 GB Redmi Note 5 price on the EMI Store is ₹9,999.

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Redmi Note 5 Pros and Cons

  • Pros:

Sleek device with 2.5D curved glass, gorilla glass screen protection

  • Cons:

No fast charging, slower software updates, hybrid SIM tray.

Redmi Note 5 Specs and Features

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

Redmi Note 5
Date Feb, 2018
Price Rs. 9,999
Display 5.99”
Operating System Android v7.1.2 Nougat, upgradable to v8.1 Oreo
Processor Octa Core, 2 GHz Snapdragon 625
Storage 64 GB (128 GB expandable)
Camera 12 MP rear | 5 MP front
Battery 4000 mAh


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is an upgrade to its predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, in terms of display and affordability. It is an all-rounder phone, in the typical Xiaomi fashion. It has solid foundations and efficiency, and has improved upon the already impressive Redmi Note 4. The Redmi Note 5 will give you a good value for money, and is powerful and has good performance while maintaining its status as an affordable smartphone for daily usage.

If you have a higher budget, you can also go for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, that has even better features and performance.

If you are looking for the best Xiaomi Redmi 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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