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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

From $160 From 9 768 ₽ From 4 173 ₴
Status: Available.
Announced: February 2018.OS: Android 7.1 Nougat. VDRD caring review: It is better not to buy!
  • Screen 5.99" IPS LCD
  • Rear сamera 12 MP
  • Selfie camera 5 MP
  • CPU 8 cores Snapdragon 625
  • Memory 3/4 GB RAM
  • Storage 32/64 GB ROM
  • Memory cards up to 128 GB microSD
  • Battery 4 000 mAh
  • Thickness 8.1 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
All characteristics

Short description Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

This is a smartphone on Android 7.1 Nougat with a very fast and productive processor, with a large touchscreen size, with  the usual main camera for photos and video, and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary. And Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has such features: a slot for two SIM cards.

Versions: Redmi Note 5 (Global); Redmi 5 Plus (China).

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Android version and market relevance

The official announcement took place in mid-February 2018. The new model refreshed the series of smartphones Redmi Note a new design and a balanced ratio of technical specifications to the price. As usual, Xiaomi buyers get good smartphones for little money. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has Android version 7.1.2 Nougat with the proprietary MIUI 9 shell. If we are talking about the market relevance, then the manufacturer could in 2018 release this smartphone already on Android 8.0, but not 7.1. Therefore, we would not advise to hurry with the purchase of this model, now the market will have many new models on the more recent versions of Android.

Screen, body and battery

According to technical characteristics Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 very much repeats its «colleague for the Chinese market» model Redmi 5 Plus. There is also a large screen with a diagonal of 5.99 inches, a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels (density ~403 ppi), an aspect ratio of 18:9. The case is metal completely, only the front of the screen is covered with glass, and on the back cover there are plastic strips for antennas for the color of the case. By the way about the variants of the colors of the case, the following are available: black, gold, pink, blue. The battery in this model is quite capacious — 4 000 mAh.

Main camera and selfie camera

The 12 MP camera shoots video as 2160p@30fps and 1080p@30fps, has a dual flash, phase autofocus, geotagging, HDR mode, panorama mode, automatic detection of faces and smiles. The front camera will be able to make you a 5 MP photo and record 1080p-video. It should be noted from the features that Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has two flashes — behind and in front, so your selfies in a dark room will be slightly better than usual.

Processor and Internal Memory

The octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor with the Cortex-A53 chipset, the Adreno 506 graphics. Two versions of the smartphone for purchase: 64 GB of internal memory with 4 GB of RAM or 32 GB of internal memory with 3 GB of RAM. Supports microSD memory cards up to 128 GB, but they use a slot for the second SIM card.

Price for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: buy or not to buy?

The manufacturer set the price at the level of 160 EUR. Sales will begin in late February. Should you buy Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 at this price on the old version of Android — it′s hard to say. We recommend watching video reviews, and even better «live» to hold the smartphone in hand. Perhaps you will like the quality of the body assembly, the materials used, the quality of the photos and videos made on both of its cameras. The speed of the interface will be fast thanks to the good processor and the new MIUI 9 shell. But whether it will be updated to Android 8.0 or even 9.0, it′s hard to say. For the final decision, you can look at smartphones at a similar price or go to the DROID-smartphones page, where we select the best models in all price categories that work on the latest version of Android.

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