Redmi Note 5 Pro – In Depth Review, Features and Price
This post is regarding the recent release of MI smartphone which is Redmi note 5 pro.The MI is significantly known for its low cost and high end performing smartphones. Redmi note 5 pro is the successor of the Redmi Note 4, It is one among the most trusted Chinese brand sold out in India. Redmi phones use the Xiaomi MIUI operating system, a variant of Android.So let’s move on to the features and specifications.
Build and Quality
The Redmi Note 5 pro has a unimetal body made of aluminium and it weighs 181gm which is a bit heavier in the Redmi series. This phone is designed to resist the screen damage by implementing reinforced cornered edges. This Note 5 pro has a special thermal design in order to dissipate the heat for an improved performance.
The all-new 18:9 aspect ratio makes the user to reach his fingers to the other end and it’s also a bit ahead from the traditional ratios. The 15.2cm (5.99) FHD provides a wider field of view for gamers. There is a Hybrid dual SIM tray with 1 Nano-SIM slot and 1 Nano-SIM/micro SD slot on its left side. The Redmi note 5 pro comes with an IR emitter on the top and at the bottom, it has a 3.5mm audio jacket, a micro USB port, and speaker.
The octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC in the Redmi note 5 pro is the fastest in the Redmi series. Among the 8 cores, four are meant for performance and the rest for efficiency. The Snapdragon 636 outperforms its predecessor by up to 40%. The 1.8 GHz octa-core processor implements Kryo 260 architecture which is unique Qualcomm design and only found in premium processors like Qualcomm 800 series. This feature greatly improves overall performance and power efficiency.
The Qualcomm Adreno 509 GPU is integrated into Redmi Note 5 Pro and designed to boost gaming, browsing performance by 10 percent as compared to 508 and 506 series. Thus supporting an unprecedented gaming experience with lifelike visuals and efficient rendering of advanced 3D graphics.
It has also created a new record in case of benchmarking. According to Antutu Redmi Note 5 Pro has scored 109.692. No smartphone in this price range gives this benchmark score and thus a new world record just like Redmi Note 3 created in the past.
The Redmi note 5 pro comes with a Dual camera at the rear with an LED and a selfie cam in front. Astounding images can be produced using both the cams. Both perform pretty well in low light conditions but had some minor issues with white balancing. The camera and LED light at the rear has an identical design to Apple’s iPhone X.
At the rear, it has large 1.25μm pixel dual camera (12MP + 5MP) which delivers high-quality images, even in low light conditions. The sensors used are Samsung and sony where Sony sensor as the 12MP primary and Samsung as the 5MP secondary for depth field analysis. This feature is not provided any other budget smartphones out there.
The Primary 12MP cam on the back fairly captures landscapes and the other 5MP just for calculating depth when it is in portrait mode and it is good enough to capture HD videos. Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) is an added advantage for shooting videos.
The 20MP front selfie camera has the Sony sensor which is paired with a 4500k Selfie-light, meaning bright colors and sharp images even under low light conditions and a naturally improved complexion. It also has a Beautify 4.0 a new AI-based technology which will instantly identify facial features and offer thousands of natural enhancements for any face.
The Redmi note 5 Pro has come with Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) and it is rumored that Redmi Note 5 Pro would be getting an Android 8.0 Oreo update in the future. The MIUI 9 is faster, more power-efficient and smoother than ever before with some major update.
We can launch apps not only the system apps but also third-party apps faster in the Redmi Note 5 Pro.The MIUI 9 features consist of security update, system optimization techniques which enable the apps and OS run without any crashes.
MIUI 9 also features Mi Drop, Mi remote, it’s own app lock inbuilt and security software to scan the device for viruses and malicious files. Also, MIUI 9 has partnered with Clean Master to give a RAM cleaner inbuilt as well.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro Unlocks at a glance with Face Unlock. All you need to do is turn on your screen and with the help of the 20MP selfie camera note 5 pro will scan your face and unlocks it in under 0.2 seconds.
It’s one of the new security features and hopefully, it will be passed on to the next generation Redmi Note series as well. However, Redmi is trying to put up a new competition against the top brand Apple by this new update.
The Redmi note 5 pro comes with non-removable Li-Po 4000mAh battery which offers up to 90 days of standby time and 14 hours of video playback or gaming.The MIUI also offers better battery backup by the new optimization features available in the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
RAM, Storage, and Variants
It is available in 2 RAM variants in 4 color variants. One of the important point to be noted is that instead of using the LPDDR4 RAM as in Redmi Note 4, here it uses LPDDR4X. The LPDDR4X RAM offers a smooth performance and 30% improved power efficiency as well.
4GB RAM + 64 GB storage
6GB RAM + 64 GB storage
You can buy the Redmi Note 5 Pro in Lake Blue, Black, Gold and Rose Gold colors. The Rose Gold variant looks cool compared to other.
The 4GB RAM variant is priced at Rs.13,999 and the 6GB RAM variant is priced at Rs.16999.
Redmi Note 5 pro is the best smartphone available in this price range with lots of upgrades and features which are not even available in the top brands.The gaming experience is better compared to the Redmi note 4 due to the latest optimization software and the new 18:9 aspect ratio FHD screen.
The dual camera generates the best high-quality pictures that can’t be even captured by the smartphones which comes under this price segment. Also, the benchmark record created by the Redmi Note 5 pro makes it another reason to go for it. Definitely, this is the go-to smartphone for any geeks out there with a knack for gaming and performance as well.