Redmi 5
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Key Specs
  • Display 5.70-inch (720x1440)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • Front Camera 5MP
  • Rear Camera 12MP
  • RAM 3GB
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery Capacity 3300mAh
  • OS Android 7.1.2
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateDecember 2017

Redmi 5 Review

By Jamshed Avari (Mar 26, 2018)
Jamshed Avari
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent value for money
  • Relatively powerful processor
  • Good construction quality
  • Great battery life
  • Bad
  • Mediocre cameras
  • Outdated version of Android

Chinese giant Xiaomi offers a dizzying number of low-cost smartphones, each with multiple variants - at present, there are no fewer than sixteen different choices priced between Rs. 5,999 and Rs. 13,999 on its official website. There are multiple overlaps, so you can choose a smaller screen and lower-end processor if you want more RAM and storage, or vice versa. As you move up the price ladder, you have more and more choices, but this is still the budget end of the spectrum, and you have to decide which features and specifications are the most important to you.

Redmi 5 Summary

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a budget phone with a lot to offer. It uses the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, and has an 18:9 720x1440 screen which a lot of people are looking for in their next phone. The build quality is excellent, but in terms of design this phone isn't quite as borderless as Xiaomi describes it. You can choose between three variants with different combinations of RAM and storage. Battery life was excellent, but we were somewhat disappointed with the cameras. MIUI 9.2.7 has a lot of conveniences but is based on Android 7.1.2 and we missed several Android 8.0 features.

Redmi 5 Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Lake Blue, 3GB RAM, 16GB) 6,890
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Black, 2GB RAM, 16GB) 6,999
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Lake Blue, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 7,970
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 8,090
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Rose Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 8,090
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Gold, 2GB RAM, 16GB) 8,100
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB) 8,290
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Gold, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 8,300
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Black, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 8,999
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Rose Gold, 3GB RAM, 32GB) 9,200

Redmi 5 price in India starts from ₹ 6,890. The lowest price of Redmi 5 is ₹ 6,890 at Flipkart.

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Redmi 5 Full Specifications

General
Brand Xiaomi
Model Redmi 5
Release date December 2017
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 151.80 x 72.80 x 7.70
Weight (g) 157.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Removable battery No
Colours Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue
Display
Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1440 pixels
Aspect ratio 18:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282
Hardware
Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Camera
Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron)
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash LED
Front camera 5-megapixel
Front flash LED
Software
Operating system Android 7.1.2
Skin MIUI 9.2.7
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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