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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Unboxing & Review, Price, Features & All

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Whenever a selfie or a group pic is the need of the hour, it’s always a person who has Mi (Xiaomi) phone who shines.

With cameras that have lower specification compared to others but with better quality pictures, Xiaomi has seen an exponential growth among customers. And why wouldn’t it? With many self-installed apps catering to the needs of the fans, along with an exceptional camera and all at a prize less than ₹15,000 it naturally has an aura of exceptionalism around it.

And now Xiaomi has launched as of this February the Redmi Note 5, but will it be a worthy competitor to the big boys around not to mention a competition to its predecessor, the star-studded Redmi Note 4?

It’s always harder for a phone with a predecessor that created such a ripple as the Redmi Note 4, but it seems The Note 5 isn’t to be trifled with either.

Promised features

18:9 Fullscreen display – “Custom display with rounded corners”

The newest trend on the streets, an 18:9 display is all the buzz and with an elegant look to go with it, such a feature will definitely do well with a person who loves to stay up with the trends.

4000mAh – “two-day battery life”

A 2-day battery life is kind of a huge promise with the previous Note 4’s performance, but Xiaomi has never failed to deliver on their promises and this feature will be one to look out for. Will the Note 5 stand up to the challenge?

Snapdragon 625 – “Octa-core processor”

The Snapdragon 625 is one of the most powerful processors integrated ever and with its qualities designated for multitasking as well as a huge program running, the doors this octa-core processor can open will be a sight to see and admire, especially in such a trendsetter like mi.

1.25μm large pixel – “Stunning low light photography”

The first quality that comes to the mind of a customer when dealing with mi (Redmi) phones, it’s photography. Low-light photography is one of the obstacles every mobile phone camera tries to cross and what the Note 5 seems to have crossed.


What’s good about the Redmi Note 5? A lot of things. What’s new about the phone? Not so much. Running with Android 7.0 as its fuel and dual sim features, the phone features a variety of sensors too like Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

The following specifications also stand for the Note 5 PRO releasing further on, along with a better camera quality.Let’s go over the characteristics promised.

A frontier Redmi has always mastered, the Redmi Note 5 boasts of vivid and clear pictures. With a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display fostering an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1080×2160 pixel resolution watching movies will be an epic experience always. With the exceptional camera Redmi has always promised and delivered as well, a fitting display is, of course, a necessity. No point on making Beethoven play on a broken piano right? But with the smartphone age well upon us and every need conjoined to a smartphone, how about the gaming angle?

A phone that can prove itself in the gaming zone is not only a hit with the kids, but with the tech-savvy forever 18s among us as well. Now before jumping to conclusions, yes, the Redmi note 4 did not have such a big screen size, but that does not mean the phone size will increase.

The Redmi Note 5 manages to give a bigger screen size with the same size as the Note 4 by removing bezels basically.

Display Characteristics
15.2cm (5.99) (diagonally)
18:9 screen aspect ratio
2160 x 1080 FHD+ resolution, 403 PPI, 1000:1 contrast ratio
450 nits brightness
84% of NTSC color gamut
Sunlight display
Night display
Reading mode
Color temperature adjustment
Standard mode
  • Armed with a 14nm Snapdragon 625 processor, the Note 5 proclaims proudly, it is in all ways ideal for games.

“The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform uses leading-edge 14nm technology to power premium experiences in high-tier smartphones without draining the battery.”


With such a description around, further explanation is quite unnecessary. The Note 5 will greatly support any gaming escapades from work and will not, by promise, disappoint.

Now to the crown of the Xiaomi phones, its camera. With a 12MP, 1.25μm large pixel rear camera and a 5MP front camera, the Note 5 has kept the genes running strong. But the camera specifications are not the only thing the Note 5 brings to the table.

With a much known high-quality HDR mode, one of the key features that shot the Redmi Note 4 to the top, the Note 5 also has a front flash along with a variety of trademark features. But the low-light camera skills, supposed to have improved doesn’t seem to have improved as much and there is a small grain formation visible as the phone shifts into the night or low light mode.


Rear Camera features
12MP, 1.25μm large pixel
5-element lens, ƒ/2.2 aperture
Dual LED flash
Low light enhancement
Burst mode
Face recognition


Front Camera features
5MP front camera
Beautify 3.0
Selfie countdown
Face recognition
1080p/720p video, 30fps
  • The battery capacity of the Redmi Note 5 has stepped down from its predecessor having only 4,000 mAh compared to the Note 4’s 4,100 mAh, but still offers a decent battery life offering up to 1 day of use from a single charge. Even though fast charging has not yet been incorporated the current charging manages to do the job pretty well.

Sample Images and Videos

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Merchant site Cost

3 GB + 32 GB / 4GB + 64GB / Pro

Mi (official site) 9,999 11,999
Flipkart 9,999 11,999

Colors available:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Lake Blue
  • Rose Gold

Box contains (on purchasing for this price,)

  • Power adapter
  • USB cable
  • Warranty card, user guide
  • SIM insertion tool
  • Ultra-slim case


For a price of ₹9,999, the Note 5 is a killer deal, but it definitely isn’t an upgrade from the Note 4. The specifications and style offered by the Note 5 is at a class of its own in the budget phone category and it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to performance either. For people aiming for a lower budget higher performing phone, Note 5 is the one for them.

But the ones who’d really love this newest trendsetter are the click crazy selfie generation and their hero Redmi will not disappoint.

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