If you’ve not purchased Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 or Redmi Note 5 Pro, then definitely you need to check out Xiaomi Redmi 5. Launched at price Rs 7,999, Xiaomi Redmi 5 has all the latest features that you may want in an affordable smartphone. You’ll get to know the different variants as well as the pros and cons of this new Xiaomi smartphone in this post.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes in 3 different variants. The basic variant which costs Rs 7,999 comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage space. 3GB RAM/32GB storage space and 4GB RAM/64GB storage space are priced at Rs 8,999 and Rs 10,999 respectively. Most people were expecting that the basic variant will come with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space.
The SIM slots provided by Xiaomi is Hybrid which is something disappointing and one of the cons as people wanted separate slots for the 2nd SIM and microSD card. It comes out of the box with MIUI 9 based on the Android 7.1.2 operating system.
Display screen of Redmi 5 is a large 5.7 inch display screen. It is a 2.5D curved display screen which comes with resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. 18:9 aspect ratio is one of the pros of this display screeen of Redmi 5.
Powered with 1.8GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, Redmi 5 seems to be a powerful device as per the price. It comes with Adreno 506 GPU. A good thing done by Xiaomi is that it is having 3 variants as it understands that different people have different requirement when it comes to RAM and memory.
When it comes to camera features, the rear camera may not disappoint you as it is a 12 megapixel AutoFocus camera with f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera is provided with LED flash. The front camera is a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash support. I myself feel that the front camera could have been a better one, most probably a 8 megapixel camera as teenagers just love to take selfies.
4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, IR blaster, fingerprint sensor are the connectivity features available in this Xiaomi device. It is powered with 3300 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 is definitely a good option for all those having budget of Rs 10,000. If you’re looking for an affordable smartphone with a good selfie camera, then you can go for Xiaomi Redmi Y1 or Infinix Hot S3. Do let me know your opinion about Xiaomi Redmi 5 smartphone.