Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro review: King of the hill

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Available In Stock Only In Mi Authorised Dealer In Raipur – Idris Electronics Raipur

One of the most significant changes to the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in the form of its chassis itself, which now sports minimal bezels and a sexy new 18:9 display that makes the phone taller as well as narrower. That’s how you get 6-inches of screen real estate without making the phone any more unwieldy than its predecessor, which sports a smaller 5.5-inch display. The minimal bezels also mean that the capacitive buttons make way for customisable on-screen Android menu buttons.

The latest software update has now equipped the Note 5 Pro with the Face Unlock feature, which was one of the most beloved new additions in the OnePlus 5T. Setting it up is a breeze, and under the best lighting conditions, the Redmi Note 5 Pro manages to authenticate my face in approximately a second. While that number may not sound much, but it adds up over repeated usage. But most importantly, unlike the OnePlus 5T, the Note 5 Pro’s Face Unlock is not as fast as its own fingerprint sensor, let alone being remotely comparable to OnePlus’ implementation of Face Unlock.

While it’s disappointing that the Note 5 Pro doesn’t come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, but, then again, Xiaomi is painfully slow at this for a reason. That’s because the Android Nougat based MIUI is packed to the gills with useful features and Xiaomi has achieved this without throttling performance despite MIUI 9 being a heavily customised and feature-rich Android fork. These additional features come in the same form as the updated version of MIUI we have witnessed in recent Xiaomi phones.

The Redmi 5 Pro is the first phone to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 SoC. This is significant because the SD636 is a slightly watered down and underclocked version of the Snapdragon 660 and brings Kryo cores from the high-end segment down to budget phones for the first time. The SD636 achieves this by pairing four powerful Cortex-A73 cores with power-efficient Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz.

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