JustInReviews comes with its mobile reviews of the latest handset from the Xiaomi series. Today we shall talk about the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (as per Reviews) has been the ranked as the number one selling Smartphone in 2017, so expectations for the brand’s brand new offerings for 2018 are also high. This is the first phone of Xiaomi, to come with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 636 mobile platform, which supports full-HD+ displays and attributes of Qualcomm’s own custom Kryo CPU cores. Let’s find out more.
Design and build :
The Redmi Note 5 Pro looks very similar to the Redmi Note 5, with same prominent curved corners on the 18:9 displays. The 5.99-inch display has a full-HD+ resolution.
The phone is somewhat tall, which challenges it to fit into the pockets of some pants, but that’s not an issue.
Specifications and features :
The first phone to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 mobile platform.
The phone comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, though storage remains the same at 64GB in both variants. You can expand by up to 128GB this by making use of a MicroSD card. The phone has Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, FM radio, USB-OTG, and several sensors which include a gyroscope. 4G is supported with VoLTE.
The Settings app has a submenu for Wi-Fi calling. You can alter the UI theme, use the fingerprint sensor to lock apps or click pictures, and set shortcuts to launch flashlight, camera, etc. There are several familiar MIUI features to mention, Quick Ball; single hand mode; and Dual Apps, which lets you, creates two instances of some apps so that you can use them with multiple accounts.
Performance, camera, and battery life :
The screen attracts some fingerprints. Call receiving is good and the speaker is loud for alerts and with some media playback. The phone runs pretty well, and with gaming too, it gets a bit warm.
Xiaomi says that the cameras are one of the big highlights of the Redmi Note 5 Pro. At the rear, there’s a primary 12-megapixel camera with 1.25-micron pixels on its sensor and a f/2.2 aperture, while the second 5-megapixel camera is only used for sensing depth for the Portrait Mode effect.
The front sensor takes appropriate selfies in daylight, although HDR isn’t too effective under strong sunlight. There’s a Depth Mode that uses Xiaomi’s AI learning algorithms for edge detection.
The 4000mAh battery in the Redmi Note 5 Pro lasts through more than a day of medium to heavy usage. The bundled charger doesn’t help in quick charging but the phone itself does.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro provides plenty of reasons to spend an extra bit of money on the Redmi Note 5. The improvements are done regarding a better set of cameras, little better battery life, and a more powerful processor.
The portrait mode works amazing for front and rear cameras, and this is supported by solid battery life and very good overall app and system performance.
At a start price of Rs. 13,999, this phone is really hard to defeat. There’s really no match to the Redmi Note 5 Pro in terms of performance and features at this price.
– Metal Unibody
– FHD+ 18:9 display
– Dual Cameras
– 4,000 mAh battery
– NO fast charging
– Android 7.1 Nougat