Xiaomi has been a remarkable brand and has successfully established itself especially in the budget segment of smartphone manufacturing. Xiaomi has launched another flagship phone Redmi Note 5 Pro which is really capable of many things that we will be looking into. Redmi Note 5 pro is the successor of Note 4 which was truly a great phone in its own terms and how Redmi Note 5 Pro is better than Note 4, which we will be looking into this review.
What are basic requirements of a budget smartphone consumer? A great camera, big and vibrant display and good camera. Xiaomi is a brand which has been known for all these qualities. And we are pretty sure that Redmi Note 5 Pro must be loaded with all this expected greatness. The challenge for any successor is that it has be better than its previous versions, better design, better performance etc. And Redmi Note 5 Prowill have to face the same challenge to prove itself to be a better version than Note 4.
With long battery backup and much improved performance Note 5 has successfully gained positive reviews and also it has been featured in Best phones under 20000, which is a great list of top picked smartphones that can be purchased under the mentioned price tag. In the complete review of Redmi Note 5 Pro we will be looking in its price, performance and camera. All the questions like, Price justification, Is the phone recommended or not? Why it should be purchased etc. Will be answered here. So, if you are looking to buy Redmi Note 5 Pro than you need to read this review very carefully.
Ram & Storage- 4 GB, 6 GB | 64 GB
Display- 5.99 Inch (1080 x 2160) resolution
Processor- 1.8GHz, Octa core
Operating System- Android 7.1.2 Nougat (Upgradable to Android 8.1 Oreo)
Rear Camera- 12 Mega-pixels + 5 Mega-pixels
Front Camera- 20 Mega-pixels
Battery- 4000mAH Li-pi Non-Removable
SoC- Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
GPU- Adreno 509
Design & Display:-
The design looks highly resembled to its older sibling Note 4, just the Dual camera at rear looks like the only upgradation. Xiaomi has not changed many things and kept the design very simple yet very attractive. Redmi Note 5 Pro doesn’t look like a budget smartphone anymore, the smartphone gives you a posh look and its really difficult to understand that this is not a low budget smartphone, unless one takes the phone on hands and watches the Xiaomi Branded Logo at the back. For Design the phone gets 7 out of 10 as the company could have worked more over it. But still considering the price factor we can say that design and looks are satisfactory.
A big display is always a plus point for any smartphone, Redmi Note 5 Pro doesn’t get huge display, the phone comes with screen size of 5.99 Inch, almost 6. Consumers will enjoy IPS LCD Capacitive Touch screen with around 16 Million of colours which is great. For the protection of this amazing display and screen, the phone comes with corning gorilla glass protection. The display is sharp and vibrant and gives really great quality in HD videos and TV shows. For display Redmi Note 5 Prowill get 8 out of 10.
Note 4 was truly a flagship smartphone in terms of performance, Redmi Note 5 Pro is an upgraded version than its obvious that it has to be great in performance. The performance is quite stable and fast as well which gives a strong specification to the smartphone. The phone runs on OS Android 7.1.2 nougat bit it can be upgraded to Android 8.1 Oreo which is quite cool because this smartphone has been launched in 2018 during the trend of Nougat but with the upgradation feature this phone will be able to be in the trend of Oreo as well.
If it is Xiaomi than in has to be fast and Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Chipset helps Redmi Note 5 pro in its fast and unbeatable performance. Playing games and doing other stuffs which requires a fast phone, can be done easily on Note 5 with the fast-performing chipset.
The CPU and GPU which is Octa-core 1.8GHz Kryo 260 and Adreno 509 respectively. This amazing combination helps the smartphone in stable and fast performance.
Higher the RAM, faster the smartphone will work and hence Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with 2 version of Ram which is 4 GB and 6 GB. It’s obvious that 4 GB version will work fast but the other version which is 6 GB will work faster. The combination of all the performing elements with 6 GB ram will be the fastest version of Redmi Note 5 Pro. In terms of performance this beast will get 8 out of 10, because of the combination with 6 GB version.
Another important aspect which helps in better sales and better reviews is how the smartphone clicks? And Redmi Note 5 Pro clicks really well. This smartphone gives really impressive pictures and with the blur and portrait mode, those pictures looks like one which has been clicked with a DSLR.
Rear camera performs excellent with its Dual back camera with is 12+5 Mega-pixels. With these duos, the lens is able to give aperture of f/2.2 and f/2.0 and comes with PDAF and Depth sensor which provides sharpness to the clicked pictures. Also, the inbuilt photo editor works good and consumers will be able to edit their images with many effects and backgrounds.
Now, talking about the Selfie or front facing camera, Xiaomi has focused really well on the front facing camera and hence given 20 Mega-pixel front facing camera which helps in shooting beautiful selfies and that can be stored easily in the large storage as we all know having beautiful memories in form of clicked pictures is really an amazing felling. For camera Redmi Note 5 Pro will get 8 out of 10.
Other Important Specifications of Redmi Note 5 Pro:-
By just having all these specifications doesn’t makes a smartphone great, adequate amount of battery also plays an important role, as this is time provided by the company that how long consumers will enjoy the specifications of the smartphone. The battery in Note 5 pro is 4000mAH which is Non-removable Li-Po which stays long, like really long. And in segment of battery, this phone has really stolen our heart, the company claims that this smartphone can last long up to 2 days. For battery backup this phone will get 9 out of 10.
How much storage does this phone comes with? By breaking this question, the phone comes with the storage of 64 GB which can be expandable up to 128 Gb which is great for a smartphone in this segment.
The phone is loaded with all the necessary features like, navigation, Dual LED flash, fingerprint sensor, fast charging feature etc. The colour variant of Redmi Note 5 Pro is Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue and black. This phone weighs around 181g and has 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm is dimensional value.
· Long lasting battery with fast charging.
· Good camera.
· Justifying Price
· Not that good design
· Screen size could have been more
· ROM could have been more
Firstly, we will start with the price justification, Xiaomi is a Brand which has been always known for better price justification than any other brand and hence Redmi Note 5 Pro has been kept in the category of “Value for money” smartphone.
Secondly, get this smartphone for good camera and excellent battery backup. We can easily state that Redmi Note 5 Prois one of the best smartphones can be purchased in the price tag of 15,000.
At last, answering the most important questions, this smartphone is surely a better version than the previous one and is highly recommend. If you are looking for a smartphone that lasts long and works fast without lags than this is the smartphone that you can purchase without thinking twice. And if you want more options in same price range than please have a look on our list of Best Phones under 20,000.