Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro launch: Specifications, features, availability | 2018
In 2018, the most important feature of many Android flagship smartphones was a very thin border screen. Gradually, this feature became part of the mid-range phone, and now budget phones are also trying to woo customers on this special type of display. Infocus Vision3 and Honor 9 Lite are just some such options. In the budget segment, mi has been a summer and now the company has also turned towards the full-screen display.
mi Redmi Note 4 (Review), was the best-selling smartphone in 2017. The year has changed so there is a lot of expectations from Shomei once again. In such a situation, there is a big responsibility on mi Redmi Note 5 (review) and we believe that this phone has done this responsibility very well. Xiaomi has launched a more powerful model with a better camera. It will be known as Shaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. It is the first Smartphone to come up with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 636 processor. This chipset supports full-HD + display and it has Qualcomm’s own custom cryo CPU core. These things are very widespread. But the question is, how much is the premium from Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 5? You will find the answer by reading the phone’s review.
Shaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Design and Build Quality
From the forward, the Redmi Note 5 Pro looks much like the Redmi Note 5. There are also curved sides of the 18: 9 display. The phone still has the edge on the left and right sides. At the same time, the border on the top and bottom is wider. The 181-gram phone makes the phone feel a bit heavy, it is possible that this is due to a metal back and a large battery. It’s great to see our review unit’s white and gold trim If you want you can buy the phone in Black, Blue, and Rose Gold color.
5.99-inch display is full-HD + resolution. Gorilla Glass has been used to keep the phone safe from scratch. You will not get any capacitive buttons, Shaomi has used the onscreen navigation button. On top of the screen, there is a front camera, earpiece, diffused self-fire, and sensor.
Body is of metal and grip is convenient. If the phone is taken in the hands, the feeling of the button is far away. But their response is good. Like the other handsets of the Shaomi Redmi Note series, it also has an IR emitter upwards. At the bottom of the phone are a 3.5mm headphone socket, microphone, micro-USB port, and speaker grill. As per our estimation, being the Pro model, the company should have a USB Type C port in it. On the left is a hybrid dual sim tray. Here you can use a Nano SIM with two Nano SIM or MicroSD card (up to 128 GB).
The metal back will remind you of Radami Note 4 to a great extent, especially due to the matte finish and tapering edges. It is easy to reach the fingerprint sensor after taking the phone in hand. It also fastens fingers. The camera has a clear look. Obviously, this design seems to be much more motivated than the iPhone X. The setup of lens and flash is also the apple of the phone. The bulge means that if the phone is placed on a flat surface, it sits at an angle at the angle. There is nothing else on the back side. Just below the mi’s logo
We received this unit without any packaging for the review. Shomei has said that the user will find a standard charger and silicon cover with this phone like the Redmi Note 5.
The phone is quite long. For this reason, keeping it in a pocket will not be as easy. There is no complaint besides this. On the other hand, the width of the phone is fine. For this reason, the phone can be easily flipped in one hand. After using the phone for two to three days, we got accustomed to its weight. Overall the construction of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is good and it is beautiful to look.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Specifications and Features
Redmi says that the Redmi Note 5 Pro is truly upgraded to the Redmi Note 3 (Review). This claim is correct in terms of performance. Radmi Note 3 worked to raise the level of performance in the price range of Rs 15,000. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is also doing something like this. This is the first phone to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, which was introduced in October last year. In our benchmark test, the processor of Radmi Note 5 Pro made an average of 10 percent better results than the Snapdragon 625 processor.
Radmi Note 5 Pro will give you options of 4 GB RAM and 6 GB RAM. The storage of both variants is 64 GB only. If needed, you can use up to 128 GB MicroSD card. The phone has Bluetooth 5, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, GPS, FM radio, USB-OTG, and essential sensors. The handset has 4G VoLTE support.
The phone’s MIU software is still based on Android 7.1.1 Nouga. It’s a matter of disappointment. The company has also said nothing about the Android Orio update. Android security patches are not updated too. Our test unit received an update of December 2017. It is possible that this is due to the unit of beta build. In such a situation, we can not accept Shaomai as guilty.
Custom Skin is just like the recently launched mi Redmi 5A (review) and mi Redmi Y1 (review). The interface is quite slick and the home screen is also quite smoother. There was no complaint of slow down the phone even in animation.