Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 : Everything you need to know

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The big change in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the display, which is a 5.99-inch Full View display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is powered by the same Snapdragon 625 processor that we saw on the Redmi Note 4 and comes with a similar 4,000mAh battery, which made the previous version of the phone so popular. There’s also improvement to the rear camera with a larger pixel sensor and the front camera now has a LED flash for selfies.

The smartphone trend these days is a phone with bezel-less display, dual cameras even on budget devices, and Xiaomi does not want to be left behind. While the Mi A1 had dual cameras on the back, the Redmi Note 5 is the first budget smartphone from the company to feature a Full View display in India. Xiaomi has kept the dual rear camera limited to the Redmi Note 5 Pro series for now.

The new Redmi Note 5 sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ screen with thin bezels on the top and bottom. The bezels on the sides are extremely thin, though not entirely invisible. There are no capacitive buttons on the front like Redmi Note 4, and Xiaomi has gone for in-screen buttons with the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro series.

Redmi Note 5 sticks with the same metal unibody design that we saw on its predecessor, except of course the Full View display. The back cover has prominent antenna lines on top and bottom with a circular fingerprint sensor right below the camera lens. The power button and volume rocker keys are placed on the left. The bottom houses dual speakers along with a USB Type 2.0 charging port. A 3.5mm headset jack is placed at the top of the device.

The Redmi Note 5 scores high when it comes to design, and credit goes to its Full View display. The phone appears to be stylish, and I liked the minimalist design. Frankly, the budget and the mid-budget segment is flooded with smartphones that sport metal unibody design and there’s little scope for variation, but the Redmi Note 5 does stand out for its tall, bezel-less display.

The Full HD+ display is a delight to use. It is vivid in terms of colour reproduction, crisp and I did not struggle while using this phone in bright sunlight, which is great. The viewing angles are good and Xiaomi continues to do well in the display department. A Full View display means there’s more space for videos, games. Coming to the fingerprint scanner on the phone, this is fast and would unlock the phone almost instantly each time I tried.

Redmi Note 5 aces the performance front, especially from the perspective of daily usage. I could open multiple tabs and switch between them seamlessly. The phone can handle graphics-heavy games like Asphalt-8 quite well as I did not encounter any shutters or lags. Like most other Xiaomi smartphones, battery on the Redmi Note 5 does not disappoint. The phone easily lasts for a day and a half with long hours of video binge watching, endless sessions of Candy Crush Saga, etc. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a phone that will not let the user down when it comes to battery performance. The phone takes about three hours to fully get charged from 15 per cent.

 

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