Considering the global smartphone market, Xiaomi is the fourth largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Last year Xiaomis released budget Smartphone Redmi Note 4 was best-selling smartphone of 2017. The main reason for this response to this smartphone was its Specs and Pricing. Xiaomi is an only brand which offer such low price range smartphone in the last year. This is the main marketing policy of Xiaomi every year.
However, last year’s saw this huge response of Redmi Note 4, this year Xiaomi announce the name of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro as a successor of Redmi Note 4. Xiaomi claims Redmi note 5 will be a better device than last years Redmi note 4. Redmi note 5 and Redmi note 5 pro both were released on 14th February, 2018.
Lets see the new features and improvement of this smartphone:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:
Interestingly Redmi Note 5 is a rebrand of Redmi 5 plus. Redmi 5 plus was released few months back. That means, this smartphone is known as Redmi 5 plus in China and Redmi Note 5 in Indian market.
If speaking about improvement, there is only improvement between Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 5 is display section. Note 5 has 18: 9 ratios slim bezel display. Xiaomi claims that in this year they have brought improvement in the camera section. For this reason, note 5 cameras will perform better than Note 4 in low light. Besides, there is no noticeable difference between note 4 and note 5.
This phone is completely made of Metal Unibody. It will have a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 × 2160 pixel resolution of 18: 9. This phone used as the last year’s Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon 625 chipset, which is basically a Balanced Chip. This chipset can provide a fairly good performance and a better battery life at the same time.
As a GPU, Xiaomi used the same GPU as other Snapdragon 625 smartphones use. That means, Adreno 506 GPU. Like previous years Note 4, this smartphone will be available in two versions of the market 3/32 and 4/64.
Just like the last years Redmi Note 4, there is a 12-megapixel F-2.2 aperture with a single camera in Note 5. According to Xiaomis demand, which will perform somewhat better than Redmi Note 4. And front has a 5 MP camera capable of capturing 1080p video. Battery is 4000 mAH Li-Polymer.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be available in 4 colors. Black, Gold, Light Blue and Rose Gold. Price of Redmi Note 5 is around $160-$220 (Differs by Memory 3/32 or 4/64).
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro:
This is basically a pro or better version of Redmi Note 5, which is literally true. This phone is most improved from last years note 4 and note 5 of this year.
To say about this phone, first of all, its design. Because, if you take this phone to your hand, first you will remember iPhone 10. Because, the back-side design of this phone is almost the same as the iPhone 10. As like as, iPhone 10 it has also two cameras in the top right corner of the phone.
The entire body of this phone is made of aluminum. In my opinion, the biggest improvement of this phone is its processor. Redmi Note 5 Pro has Qualcomm’s new budget processor, Snapdragon 636. Snapdragon 636 processors have used some technologies of Snapdragon 800 series processors.
GPU is Adreno 509, which is more powerful than the previous year. There are two versions of this phone 4/64 and 6/64. Two variants will have 64 GB internal storage further expandable up to 256 GB with microSD card.
This phone rear has a dual camera setup, which has a 12 megapixel and 2.4 aperture and another 5 megapixel and 2.0 aperture. The phone has a 20MP camera on the front. So, the experience of selfie will be not describable. Front also has an LED flash and selfie portrait.
Other specifications are same as Redmi Note 5. The phone will be available in 4 colors. Black, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, and Blue.
Price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (4/64) is around $250 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (6/64) is around $300.
Pricing differs by country market. So, this price is approximate price. Review is hands on review.