Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi
launched its budget smartphones Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro in
India last month. At the time of the launch the company announced that
the devices will be available on Flipkart and Mi.com and it will soon
make the devices available across retail stores as well.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
comes with a bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone
sports a 5.99-inch full HD+ display with 1080x2160 pixel resolution and
is protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass. The device runs
Android 7.0 Nougat operating system topped with MIUI 9 and is powered by
a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.
The USP of the device is its
camera. The smartphone sports 12MP and 5MP sensors at the rear end with
LED flash. The 12MP primary camera has aperture f/2.2 and the secondary
5MP shooter has aperture f/2.0. The front of the device houses a 20MP
selfie camera with LED flash. The handset houses a 4000mAh battery.
the performance front, both the Redmi Note devices managed to impress
us. Although running on different processors (mentioned in the
starting), both the phones feel at par while launching apps, browsing
the web, streaming videos and more. However, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
felt a better device for gaming, especially when we tested keeping them
side-by-side. We would also like to highlight that our Redmi Note 5
review unit had 4GB RAM with 64GB onboard storage, of which 51.15GB was
user accessible. Even the Redmi Note 5 Pro unit we received for review
had 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, and 52.39GB was accessible. If
you care about the benchmarks, the Redmi Note 5 scored 77091 and the
Redmi Note 5 Pro scored 112729 on Antutu Benchmark.