Xiaomi Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 to Be Made Available in Open Sale Today

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Xiaomi Mi 5, Redmi Note 3 to Be Made Available in Open Sale Today
Highlights
  • Mi 5, Redmi Note 3, and 20000mAh Mi Power Bank are available.
  • The open sale will kick off at 2pm IST on Wednesday.
  • As before, the Mi 5 will be available at Rs. 24,999.
Xiaomi's flagship Mi 5 smartphone will be available in open sale on Wednesday. The open sale means that users won't be required to register for the sale, which kicks off at 2pm IST.

The Chinese company, apart from the Mi 5, will also have the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the 20000mAh Mi Power Bank available via the company's Mi.com website without registrations. To recall, the Mi 5 was made available in an open sale in India with the Redmi Note 3 last week as well.

Getting back to the Xiaomi Mi 5, readers should note that the company has only brought a single variant of the smartphone in India, what was unveiled as the 'standard edition' in China, featuring 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. It has been priced at Rs. 24,999. Notably, while the smartphone is only available via Mi.com for now, the company says it will be made available via its e-commerce partners a few weeks later.

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Coming to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, it will be available in two RAM and storage versions - one including 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage, and other 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. The 2GB variant is priced at Rs. 9,999, while the 3GB variant is priced at Rs. 11,999.

On the other hand, the 20000mAh Mi Power Bank is the highest capacity power bank from Xiaomi to be made available in India. It supports fast charging and takes up to 7 hours to fully charge. As before, it will be available at Rs. 1,699.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good design
  • Decent camera quality
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Great battery life
  • Good fingerprint sensor
  • Excellent value-for-money
  • Bad
  • No expandable storage
  • Higher storage variants not available at launch
  • Some unusual UI customisations
  • Flash sale model makes it hard to buy
Display 5.15-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Front Camera 4-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
OS Android 6.0
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great looks and build quality
  • Vivid display
  • Strong CPU performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Offers good value
  • Bad
  • Expandable storage limited to 32GB
  • Camera could have been better
Display 5.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 4050mAh
OS Android 5.1
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
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