Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has finally launched its Redmi Note 5 smartphone in India. The new Redmi Note 5 is the successor of the popular Redmi Note 4 that was launched in January last year. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5  is a Flipkart exclusive and will be available starting from today.

Xiaomi had unveiled this phone as the Redmi 5 Plus in China back in December. At the time of its launch, it was speculated that the phone will be launched as Redmi Note 5 in India. Now, the company has launched the Redmi Note 5 in India priced at Rs. 9,999 for the base variant. Here we are answering a few user queries regarding the much anticipated Redmi Note 5.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specifications

Key Specifications Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Display 5.99-inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution FHD+, 1080×2160 pixels
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat
Processor Octa-core
Chipset Snapdragon 625
GPU Adreno 506
RAM 3GB / 4GB
Internal Storage 32GB / 64GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Primary Camera 12 MP, f/2.2, LED flash
Secondary Camera 5MP, LED Selfie-light, Beautify 3.0
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Battery 4,000mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Dimensions 158.5×75.45×8.05mm
Weight 180g
Sim Card Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Price 3GB/32GB – Rs. 9999

4GB/64GB – Rs. 11,999

Pros

  • Metal Unibody
  • FHD+ 18:9 display
  • 4,000 mAh battery

Cons

  • Android 7.1 Nougat

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 FAQ

Question: How is the display of the Redmi Note 5?

Answer: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 sports a 5.99-inch 2.5D curved glass IPS LCD display. The device comes with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and features an 18:9 aspect ratio which means it offers a full-screen display with minimum bezels on each side.

Question: Does Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, it supports dual Nano-SIM cards.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports 4G VoLTE.

Question: How much RAM and internal storage come with the Redmi Note 5?

Answer: The smartphone comes in two variants –  3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage.

Question: Can the internal storage in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in the device is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Redmi Note 5?

Answer: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 on top.

Question: What are the camera features of the Redmi Note 5?

Answer:  Coming to the camera, the Redmi Note 5 comes with a single rear camera. It sports a 12MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, LED flash for improved focusing and low-light performance. The rear camera also has features like HDR and panorama. The camera can record videos at 1080p@30fps.

On the front, the device comes with a 5MP camera. The front camera also comes with an LED flash and Beautify 3.0. It can also record 1080p video at 30fps.

Question: What is the battery size on Redmi Note 5?

Answer: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is powered by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery which is said to offer 2 days backup.

Question: Does Redmi Note 5 supports fast charging?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports the quick charge.

Question: Which mobile processor is used in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5?

Answer: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with Adreno 506 GPU.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 feature a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, the phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Question: Is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 water resistant?

Answer: No, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is not water resistant.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 support NFC connectivity?

Answer: No, it does not support NFC connectivity.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, the smartphone offers USB OTG connectivity.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports HDR mode.

Question: Can 4K videos be played on the Redmi Note 5?

Answer: No, you can play videos up to 2160 x 1080 pixels.

Question: How is the audio experience of Redmi Note 5?

Answer: As per our initial testing, the device is found to be loud and clear in terms of audio. It features active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Can the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is mobile internet sharing via hotspot supported?

Answer: Yes, you can use the mobile hotspot to share the internet.

Question: What sensors are there in Redmi Note 5?

Answer: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5comes with fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, and compass.

Question: What is the price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 in India?

Answer: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has been priced at Rs. 9,999 in India for the 3GB / 32GB model. The 4GB / 64GB is priced at Rs. 11,999.

Question: What are the color options for the Redmi Note 5?

Answer: The device comes in Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Blue color options.

Question: Will the Redmi Note 5 available in offline stores?

Answer: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will be available to buy via Flipkart on February 14 in a Flash sale. It will be available offline from Mi Home stores.