5 Best thing about the new Xiaomi Redmi 5 & 5 Plus

Xiaomi today has launched the Redmi 5 and 5 Plus in an event in China

Xiaomi Redmi 5 & 5 Plus

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in an event in Beijing, China. The Redmi 5 duo has become the first Redmi series phone from the company to sports full-screen design.

We take a look at Redmi 5 best features which makes it a valuable choice under Rs 10,000 mark


This time Xiaomi has changed the overall design of Redmi 5, it moreover look like to be inspired by the Redmi Note series. The Redmi 5 measures 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7mm and it weighs 157 grams whereas the dimensions of the Redmi 5 Plus are 158.8 x 75.45 x 8.05mm and its weight is 179.5 grams. Redmi 5 now feature full metallic body and available in Gold, Rose Gold, Blue and Black color option.

The Camera now comes in the middle just like Note 4 but with metal rings and the fingerprint scanner is shifted just below that.

Full-Screen Display

Xiaomi Redmi & 5 Plus

The Redmi 5 and 5 Plus has adopted the trendsetter design of this year, the “18:9 full-screen Display” making it first-ever Redmi device to do so. The full-screen design in Redmi 5 give a miss to capacitive touch buttons, so that users can make use of the on-screen buttons for navigation

According to Xiaomi, it has left enough bezels around the display to ensure that the high screen to body ratio doesn’t translate into a fragile display.

The Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch display carries support for HD+ resolution of 720 x 1440 while the larger Redmi 5 Plus houses 5.99 inches with the Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.

Snapdragon Processor

There is no better love story than Xiaomi and Snapdragon processor, once again Xiaomi has opted a Snapdragon processor for its Redmi phone. The Redmi 5 is powered by Snapdragon 450 chipset that comprises a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor and Adreno 506 graphics with 2GB/3GB Ram and16GB/32Gb Storage.

For the larger, Redmi 5 Plus Xiaomi has used the Snapdragon 625 chipset with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage.

MIUI 9 out of the box

Xiaomi Redmi & 5 Plus

The Good part is that Redmi 5 and Redmi 5Plus both are running on Nougat and comes MIUI 9 out of the box.


Redmi Note 5A
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Like all Xiaomi Redmi phone which delivers solid performance at extremely low prices, same can be accepted with Redmi 5 as the standard version starts from at Rs 7,999 ($120) for the 2GB RAM, with Rs 8,999 ($135) getting you 3GB of RAM. The larger Redmi 5 Plus variants starts at 9,999 ($150) for the 3GB, with a 4GB variant selling for 12,999 ($180).

Xiaomi Redmi 5 & 5 Plus

Other features include:- An f/2.2 aperture 12-megapixel rear camera sensor with 1.25 µm pixel size that is equipped with a soft-LED flash with PDAF, facial recognition, HDR, Panorama, and Burst mode. Upfront there is a 5-megapixel selfie snapper.

The standard Variant of Redmi 5 support 3,300mAh battery while larger Redmi 5 Plus support 4,000mAh battery.  It also includes 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4.2 Bluetooth, 3.5mm audio jack and GPS.

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