Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3 GB)
Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?
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₹ 9,499 • Score: 67
- 5.7 inches, HD+ Full Screen display, 18:9 aspect ratio
- 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 processor
- 3 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 128 GB
- 12 MP Rear camera, 5 MP Front camera with LED flash
- Android 7.1.2 Nougat, 3300 mAh Battery, 5V/2A charger
- Fingerprint Scanner, Infrared, 4G VoLTE, Hybrid Dual-Sim
- Good big display with 18:9 ratio
- Premium narrow-bezel design
- Very good performance for the price
- Very good rear camera
- Decent front camera with flash
- Decent battery life
- MIUI 9 is best in class
- Great user experience
- Great value for money
- No Android 8.0 Oreo at launch
- No Full HD display
Should You Buy?
Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a great, all-rounder budget smartphone. It offers a good 18:9 modern display, beautiful narrow bezel design, very good performance for the price, good cameras, MIUI 9 and lots of features. It completely takes over the competition and offers a great package never seen and hard to match at this price. The 3 GB/ 32 GB variant, among all the three variants, is the most balanced and should be your preferred choice if you are buying Redmi 5.
Note: The Redmi Note 5 is also available at just Rs. 1,000 more, so going for it will be a much better option.
|Announced||December 2017 (China)|
|Released||March 2018 (India)|
|Build Type||Bezel Less, Metal Uni-body|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold|
|Dimensions||151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7mm|
|Resolution||HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels), 282 PPI pixel density, 450 nits brightness|
|Ratio||18:9 aspect ratio, 1000:1 contrast ratio|
|Touchscreen||Yes, Capacitive, Multitouch|
|Protection||2.5D curved glass|
|OS||Android 7.1.2 Nougat|
|Processor||1.8 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor|
|RAM||2 GB/ 3 GB/ 4 GB|
|Rear||12 MP camera with LED flash|
|f/2.2 aperture, 1.25-micron pixels, 5-element lens, PDAF, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode|
|Front||5 MP camera with LED flash|
|f/2.0 aperture, Face recognition, Beautify 3.0, Selfie countdown|
|SIM Slot(s)||Hybrid Dual SIM (micro + nano/ microSD)|
|Size||Nano SIM + micro SIM|
|Internal||16 GB/ 32 GB/ 64 GB|
|External||microSD up to 128 GB|
|Capacity||3300 mAh Li-Po battery|
|Fast Charging||Quick charge with 5V/2A charger|
|Stand-by Time||up to 31 days|
|Sensors||Fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Gyro sensor, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, Vibration motor|
|WiFi||802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE|
|Location||GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|Microphones||One primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation|
|Supports||2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE|
|2G Bands||GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz|
|3G Bands||HSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100|
|4G Bands||FDD-LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)
TDD-LTE 40(2300)/ 41(2500)
|Buttons||On-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume Rocker|
|Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct information on this page still, cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.|
After the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 5 in India, which is the successor to one of the best selling devices of last year – the Xiaomi Redmi 4. The Redmi 5 brings along with it a modern 18:9 aspect ratio narrow bezel display, which is still a rare commodity at this price. The phone comes with a metal unibody design like the Redmi 4 and has good build quality and very beautiful looks for its price. The back looks similar to the Redmi 4, while the front, with its tall display, adds a touch of modernity to the Redmi 5.
It sports a big 5.7 inches display, although because of narrow bezels the phone is not quite big, it’s still significantly bigger than the 5 inches Redmi 4 and is not that compact anymore. Coming to the display quality, it’s still an HD display (HD+, 720 x 1440 pixels) but the display quality is good, much improved from the Redmi 4. The Redmi 5 also gets an improvement in the performance department. It is powered by a 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor which is the latest in Snapdragon 4xx series and much like the popular Snapdragon 625, delivers good performance and battery efficiency.It comes paired with Adreno 506 GPU and handles gaming well while keeping the temperatures in control.
The Redmi 5 comes in three variants of 2 GB RAM/ 16 GB storage, 3 GB RAM/ 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage. Coming to the very important camera department, it features a 12 MP single rear camera with 1.25μm large pixel, ƒ/2.2 aperture, PDAF and single LED flash. The picture quality is a lot improved from the Redmi 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 comes with LED flash, Xiaomi’s Beautify 3.0 software optimizations and clicks good selfies.
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 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 Xiaomi’s Remote app. The Redmi 5 supports Dual Sim, 4G and VoLTE but sadly comes with a hybrid slot. The phone is backed by a non-removable 3,300 mAh battery which delivers decent battery backup and comes with a 5V/2A charger.
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- Heavy Users
- Normal Day to Day Users
- Heavy Gamers
- Moderate Gamers
- Camera Lovers
- Selfie Lovers
- Multimedia Consumption