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Xiaomi Redmi 5

  • Processor: Snapdragon 450(Octa-core 1.8 GHz)
  • RAM: 3 GB /2 GB
  • Storage: up to 128 GB
  • Display: 5.7 inches
  • Camera: 12 MP /5 MP
  • OS: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

7.4
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Software 7 / 10
  • Camera 7 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Value For Money 8 / 10

The Xiaomi has launched its new budget smartphone that is Xiaomi Redmi 5. The smartphone is available in Black, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold colour variants. It has a price tag of CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 7,800) for the 2GB RAM/ 16GB storage variant, while the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant is priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 8,800).

Display and Design

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes with the 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display. It has a display resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels with the pixel density of 282 ppi. The phone has a design with the Front glass, aluminium body and shield with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The dimensions measures at 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm (5.98 x 2.87 x 0.30 in) with a weight of 157 g (5.54 oz).

Hardware and Software

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 runs on the MIUI 9 UI based on the Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) operating system. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset and Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. It has a spot of Adreno 506 GPU. The smartphone has 3 GB RAM/ 2 GB RAM. The phone packs a 32 GB/ 16 GB of internal memory that can be expandable up to 128 GB via Micro SD card.

Camera and Battery

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 has a powerhouse of Li-Po 3300 mAh capacity with the Non-removable battery. It has a feature of Fast battery charging 5V/2Awhch is quite superb. The smartphone packs a 12 MP primary camera and 5 MP front camera for shooter selfies and video calls. The primary camera is capable of 1080p@30fps video recording. It includes Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama, phase detection autofocus, LED flash.

Sensors and Connectivity

Sensors list on the phone have included:

  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted),
  • Accelerometer sensor,
  • Gyro sensor,
  • Proximity sensor, and
  • Compass sensor.

Connectivity options have included:

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot,
  • Bluetooth- 4.2, A2DP, LE,
  • GPS- A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS,
  • Infrared port,
  • FM radio, and
  • USB- micro USB 2.0.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 - Specs

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm (5.98 x 2.87 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight
    157 g (5.54 oz)
  • Colors
    Black, Gold, Light Blue, and Rose Gold.

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    5.7 inches
  • Resolution
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16 M
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    282 pp
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Features
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
    Browser HTML5
    Java No
    - Fast battery charging 5V/2A
    - DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document viewer

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 506
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    3 GB/ 2 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    32 GB/ 16 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    up to 128 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensor.

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    MIUI 9

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm)
  • Image
    1080p
  • Video
    1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    LED flash
  • Secondary
    5 MP

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3300 mAh
  • Placement
    Non-removable

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    4.2, A2DP, LE
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    micro USB 2.0
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack

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