Xiaomi has launched not many years ago, but with its amazing features at a low price, it has made quite a name for itself. The Redmi series features a smart choice of hardware that makes the phone function smoothly, and the price range is undoubtedly really affordable. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is another addition to the mobile at budget range, but the specifications seem promising enough. This also happens to be the first mobile that can’t be bought from stores (Xiaomi phones have been only available online until now). The Redmi 5 was announced in February and released in April 2016. Let's have a look at more reviews and price of this Xiaomi Redmi 5 smartphone.
The Redmi 5 does feature bit difference in design when compared to the other phones in the Redmi series. The corners are rounded, and the sides of the phone feature narrow bezels like its previous models. The screen to body ratio seems pretty convincing, with the bottom bezel featuring fingerprint sensor buttons. The rear casing sports the main camera unit and the flash. The phone is available in four colours – black, white, gold and ceramic.
The display is a 5.15-inch screen with support for maximum resolutions of 1080x1920p. It has IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors which is bright and crisp, and with wide viewing angles. It also has corning gorilla glass 4 protection. The device uses an Adreno 530 as the graphical processing unit.
The Performance, again, is really good in Redmi 5 smartphone. The model uses Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 SoC chipset, which is quite popular within the smartphone market. The quad-core CPU is clocked at 1.3GHz, (2x1.8 GHz Kryo & 2x1.36 GHz Kryo) for the Standard Edition. Prime and Pro editions will incorporate Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo). It is best for the regular 5-inch screen size truly blends in, with no apparent lag in switching between simultaneously opened applications and games. Based on the latest Android Marshmallow (6.0), the redmi 5 features the proprietary MIUI 7.0, This coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage.
There’s ample internal memory to play around with, but there is no memory expansion slot for another 128GB.
The main imaging device is a 13MP unit with features like PDAF and face/smile detection. This automatically implies clearer pictures, but this really isn’t the first phone giving all these features in this category. The camera can also shoot full 2160p HD videos at 30fps, allowing sufficient amount of brightness through the F2.0 aperture lens.
The secondary camera features the same 4MP unit, with an aperture of F2.0, this camera also shoots 1080p videos.
The phone features the speakers at the lower side, and the audio output is pretty good. This gets much better when you plug in a nice headset. The default audio and video apps can play all the standard file formats, too.
The battery is certainly one of the best highlights of the phone. In scenarios where other manufacturers struggle to use a battery that will last a day of heavy usage, Xiaomi seems to have no problem in this sector at all. In the case of Redmi 5 too, the 3000mAh battery unit guarantees that your cell phone will not die on you by the night time, given a typical day of heavy usage.
The phone is 4G enabled, and has two SIM slots. It also has support for all the standard Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/ac/n protocols, as well as a hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct. There’s Bluetooth, and the device supports USB on-the-go. For those interested, there’s FM too.
The Redmi 5 is an ideal smartphone to have, if you’re looking for an option that is powerful and capable of handling some of the best shots around. Due to its reliable hardware specifications, it may give you plenty of power through a strong processor. Also it has excellent battery at this price range. You will be amazed at how well this can work for when you’re trying to find a great phone that runs well for all your demands at low price.WHAT WE LIKED