In early February this year, Xiaomi launched the Pro Edition of their flagship note.. the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is a budget phone from the Chinese Manufacturers. In this release, they sought to make some changes to core areas in its predecessor.
They made changes to its aspect ratio, bringing an 18:9 display. In addition, they added a dual camera at the back and also a 20MP front camera with LED flash.
Join me as i guide you through the features of this phone.
Design and Display
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a bezel-less design. With a metallic back and glass front, this giant comes with a 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm (6.24 x 2.97 x 0.32 in) dimension. With a weight of about 181g.
Sporting a 5.9-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, the IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution does it all.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro also comes with a blue light filter that can be configured to automatically activate from sunset to sunrise. If you use your phone a lot during the night, you should enable the feature as it’ll reduce strain on the eyes. The screen also supports Multitouch.
Hardware and Software
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android OS. Although an Oreo update may be on the way.
Powering this machine is the Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 chipset. In addition, it runs on an Octa-core Kyro 260 CPU.. with a processor that clocks at 1.8GHz.
There’s an Adreno 509 GPU to handle graphics.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in two variants; 4Gb/6Gb smartphones that both have a 64Gb inbuilt memory. This internal memory can be expanded up to 256Gb using a MicroSD Card.
Camera and Battery
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro features a dual 12MP/5MP rear camera with LED flash and autofocus. The 12MP camera has an f/2.2 aperture, while the 5MP camera has an f/2.0 aperture.
Upfront, there’s a 20MP camera with LED flash with an f/2.2 aperture. This camera takes crisp clear selfies that will wow your imagination. The camera on this device beats others in the same category as it is.
As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. Xiaomi has been known to do well battery-wise, and i’m sure they won’t disappoint in this model. Meanwhile, there’s a fast-charging feature included.
The price if the Redmi Note 5 Pro is about N85,500 as at the time of this post. It may change later or not, depending on market forces.
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, February|
|Body||Dimensions||158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm (6.24 x 2.97 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||181 g (6.38 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)|
|– MIUI 9|
|Platform||OS||Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25µm) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Secondary||20 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.8″, 1µm), LED flash, 1080p|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Misc||Colors||Black, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue|
If you can afford this phone, it’ll be a great addition to you. Given its specifications, it’s pretty much cheap for a device like this.