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Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro -Everything You Need To Know.

Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro a new addition to their Redmi Note Series during the launch today, the successor to its Redmi Note 4 which was one of the best budget selling devices in the market for 2017. they upgraded the full specs and price of both the devices. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is just a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus in India also the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with dual camera setup at the back and brings in similar looks like an Apple iPhone X.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specs:

Redmi Note 5 Pro:

Xioami surprised all with their new addition Redmi Note 5 pro, Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor & it is the first device globally to be powered by Snapdragon 636. Both Qualcomm and Xiaomi have worked closely together to make this possible, Snapdragon 636 has Kryo CPUs, which was previously exclusive to Snapdragon 800 series chip like Snapdragon 835 and 820. Specifically, Snapdragon 636 comes with 4x Kryo 260 cores.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro specs:

Operating System MIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Display 5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160×1080) IPS LCD panel
403ppi pixel density
450nits maximum brightness
SoC Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Eight Kryo 260 cores up to 1.8GHz
GPU Adreno 509
Storage 64GB/64GB
microSD slot up to 128GB
Rear camera 12MP with 1.25um pixel size and f/2.2 lens + 5MP with 1.12um pixel size and f/2,0 lens
PDAF, LED flash
1080p video recording
Front shooter 20MP with LED Selfie light
1080p video recording
Connectivity LTE with VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS
Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster
Networks LTE: 1/3/5/40/41
GSM: 2/3/5/8
WCDMA: 1/2/5/8
Battery 4000mAh battery
Fast charging (5V/2A)
Fingerprint Rear fingerprint sensor
Dimensions 158.6 × 75.4 × 8.05mm
Weight 181g
Colors Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Black


Better Camera:

redmi note 5 pro camera

Moving on to the rear camera, what does it mean to have great camera experience? It starts with a 12 MP Sony IMX 486 sensor to capture still images & a secondary 5MP color sensor to capture the depth information. Redmi Note 5 Pro also comes with a LED selfie light. We have specifically choose a 4500k temperature light that produces natural, cool white light that yields a natural glow on your face – making you look brighter and happier, especially in indoor shots. They also improved the beautify algorithm with their new Beautify 4.0.

Also, Xiaomi introduced Face unlock for the first time in India.

face unlock on redmi note 5

Quick Comparison:



Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
Display 5.99-inch
2,160 x 1,080 resolution
403 ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
2,160 x 1,080 resolution
403 ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
1,920 x 1,080 resolution
401 ppi
16:9 aspect ratio
Processor Snapdragon 636 Snapdragon 625 Snapdragon 625
GPU Adreno 509 Adreno 506 Adreno 506
RAM 4/6 GB 3/4 GB 2/3/4 GB
Storage 64 GB
Expandable up to 256 GB
32/64 GB
Expandable up to 256 GB
16/32/64 GB
Expandable up to 256 GB
Cameras Rear cameras:
12 MP with 1.25μm pixel size and f/2.2 aperture, 5 MP with 1.12μm pixel size and f/2.0 apertureFront camera: 20 MP with LED flash
Rear camera:
12 MP with 1.25μm pixel size and f/2.2 apertureFront camera: 5 MP with LED flash
Rear camera:
13 MP with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flashFront camera: 5 MP with f/2.0 aperture
3.5 mm headphone jack Yes Yes Yes
Battery 4,000 mAh
4,000 mAh
4,100 mAh
IP rating No No No
Software Android Nougat with MIUI 9 Android Nougat with MIUI 9 Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8
Face Unlock Yes No
Dimensions and weight 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.05 mm
158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm
151 x 76 x 8.5 mm
165 g


Availability and Pricing:

Get your hands on Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro starting Feb 22 only on & Flipkart. They will also be available across all Mi Homes and offline partners.

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