Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Preview Pros and Cons: Premium Phone under Reasonable Price

Review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 at a Glance:-

The "Redmi Note" series is highest selling phone of any brand in India. After the grand success of Redmi Note 4 Xiaomi going to launch Redmi Note 5 soon with the rumoured specs like 5.5 inches Full HD bezel-less display, Snapdragon 660 processor, Dual 16+5MP primary camera | 13 MP secondary camera, 32/64 GB Internal Storage | 128 GB SD card support, 4 GB RAM and 4000 mAh battery.

Premium Design with 2.5D Curved Glass
Constructive design of Redmi Note 5 is quite different from its predecessor Note 4. It has a fully metallic body with 2.5D curved Glass. The overall size of the phone is operatable with a single hand, as now they have reduced the thickness of phone from 8.5mm to 7.5mm. It also has a fully metallic body with 2.5D curved glass for the display. The primary dual camera setup is placed in the vertical line on the rear side. On the bottom along with Speaker grille, they have upgraded the MicroUSB to USB Type-C slot. 
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Full HD Vibrant LED Display
The sharpness of the 5.5 inches Full HD display is sufficient even for operating phone in direct sunlight, It looks much premium because of the bezel-less display. the color looks vivid and true to life. We are expecting AMOLED display in Xiaomi phones from a long time but the company is happy with LCD panels. The phone also has good viewing angles to look at the visuals without compromising the quality.  

Powerful performance
High-end features of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 CPU is giving more power to Smartphone, this octa-core chipset is clocked at 2.2 GHz  Kryo 260 with 14 nm technology. It gives 20% higher performance than the prior generation and also offers up to 30% higher graphics performance. It makes a great combination (SD 660 + 4 GB RAM) for powerful performance and multitasking. You can play high-end games with far smoother experience as compared to Redmi Note 4.

Dual Camera with Quality
The photography department is also improved a lot in this particular handset, Now it is featuring Dual 16 MP primary camera setup that helps in taking In-depth photography and DSLR like blur effect. The secondary camera is also improved in megapixel count and quality as well. So definitely camera is also a reason to upgrade the phone from last years Redmi Note 4.

Battery Capacity 
Battery capacity of the phone is similar to its precedecessor, although it is also true that it comes up with more power efficient CPU and optimized MIUI. 

Specification of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:-

  • OS- Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 660 | 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 | Octa-core | Adreno 512
  • Display- 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 403 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- Dual 16 MP Primary | 13 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 151 x 76 x 7.5 mm | 165 grams Weight | Colour- Black, Gold, and Dark Gray
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v4.2 | WiFi 802.11 b/g/n | 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity: Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes 
  • Memory- 32/64 GB Internal | 128 GB External | 3/4 GB RAM
  • Battery- 4000 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:-

  • Dual Primary Camera setup takes better photos. 
  • The fully metallic body with diamond cut feels premium. 
  • Performance of the phone is quite smooth and faster. 
  • Now supporting USB Type-C slot.
  • IR Blaster is supported.
  • OTG Cable is supported.
  • Supporting Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 technology.

Cons of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:-

  • The phone has Hybrid slot instead of a dedicated slot for SD card.
  • NFC is still unsupported.
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • No special protection for the display.


Why to buy and Final words about Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:-

Xiaomi Redmi Note series always sell their phones like hot cake because they offer lots of features under reasonable price. Redmi Note 5 is also an amazing phone with many attractive features. Its Premium look, powerful processor, Stunning Camera, Vivid FHD display, and good battery backup are the some highlighted specs. As an alternative, you can choose to go for the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Lenovo K8 Note

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