Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro review

8.7/10 AVG.
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8.7/10
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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro currently has an Informr score of 8.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
5.99"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Fone Arena

This is one of the most powerful mid-range devices around. Between the Snapdragon 636 chipset, the fresh design ID and the absolutely fantastic battery life, the phone delivers the goods.

- Dhruv Bhutani, Fone Arena
Android Authority

If you’re looking for an affordable smartphone with a good set of cameras and powerful innards, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the top options on the table.

- Abhishek Baxi, Android Authority
Firstpost

I assumed it was just another Chinese device with a tall display. After switching it on and then trying that camera, that impression quickly wore off as it was clear that Xiaomi is not just back in the game, but wants to be at the very top.

- Sheldon Pinto, Firstpost
The Indian Express

The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a lot more points in its favour, including the better processor, improved camera with newer features and yes that big display.

- Shruti Dhapola, The Indian Express
Android Beat

The company has managed to once again set the bar even higher. The Redmi Note 5 Pro stands true to its ‘Pro’ moniker and excels in almost every aspect, including camera performance which has usually been a sore point for Xiaomi devices.

- Rajesh Pandey, Android Beat


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Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 5 Pro on February 22, 2018.


Xiaomi backs up the Redmi Note 5 Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.99"

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro's screen size is 5.99 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Octa core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 20+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery.

Redmi Note 5 Pro Specs

Overview
Release date February 22, 2018
Regions available India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/850/1800/2300 /2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Octa core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.188 W/kg
Body: 0.334 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 840 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 19 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.86 x 7.54 x 0.81 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 181 grams
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 403 pixels
Size 5.99 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Scratch-resistant glass, Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (5 MP 2nd camera, f/2.0), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Fone Arena

A brilliant package

from Fone Arena

This is one of the most powerful mid-range devices around. Between the Snapdragon 636 chipset, the fresh design ID and the absolutely fantastic battery life, the phone delivers the goods.

Read full review

This is one of the most powerful mid-range devices around. Between the Snapdragon 636 chipset, the fresh design ID and the absolutely fantastic battery life, the phone delivers the goods.

Read full review

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Android Authority

Packs powerful innards

from Android Authority

If you’re looking for an affordable smartphone with a good set of cameras and powerful innards, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the top options on the table.

Read full review

If you’re looking for an affordable smartphone with a good set of cameras and powerful innards, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the top options on the table.

Read full review

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Firstpost

The new budget smartphone king, but competition is inching closer

from Firstpost

I assumed it was just another Chinese device with a tall display. After switching it on and then trying that camera, that impression quickly wore off as it was clear that Xiaomi is not just back in the game, but wants to be at the very top.

Read full review

I assumed it was just another Chinese device with a tall display. After switching it on and then trying that camera, that impression quickly wore off as it was clear that Xiaomi is not just back in the game, but wants to be at the very top.

Read full review

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The Indian Express

Faster performance coupled with better cameras

from The Indian Express

The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a lot more points in its favour, including the better processor, improved camera with newer features and yes that big display.

Read full review

The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a lot more points in its favour, including the better processor, improved camera with newer features and yes that big display.

Read full review

Less

Android Beat

Managed to set a new benchmark

from Android Beat

The company has managed to once again set the bar even higher. The Redmi Note 5 Pro stands true to its ‘Pro’ moniker and excels in almost every aspect, including camera performance which has usually been a sore point for Xiaomi devices.

Read full review

The company has managed to once again set the bar even higher. The Redmi Note 5 Pro stands true to its ‘Pro’ moniker and excels in almost every aspect, including camera performance which has usually been a sore point for Xiaomi devices.

Read full review

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Business Standard

Modern screen, dual camera at premium price

from Business Standard

The Redmi Note 5 Pro would have made more sense if it had been launched as the only successor to the Redmi Note 4 at the price of the Redmi Note 5. However, for Xiaomi enthusiasts, the phone has no downside and it is a performer that ticks almost all the right boxes.

Read full review

The Redmi Note 5 Pro would have made more sense if it had been launched as the only successor to the Redmi Note 4 at the price of the Redmi Note 5. However, for Xiaomi enthusiasts, the phone has no downside and it is a performer that ticks almost all the right boxes.

Read full review

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Android Central

King of the hill

from Android Central

If you're in the market for a budget phone, the Redmi Note 5 Pro should be at the top of your list. The combination of sheer hardware combined with the great camera, two-day battery life, and 18:9 panel makes the Redmi Note 5 Pro the device to beat in the budget segment.

Read full review

If you're in the market for a budget phone, the Redmi Note 5 Pro should be at the top of your list. The combination of sheer hardware combined with the great camera, two-day battery life, and 18:9 panel makes the Redmi Note 5 Pro the device to beat in the budget segment.

Read full review

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Gadgets Now

The Smartphone that makes you sit up and take Note

from Gadgets Now

The Xiaomi Note 5 Pro is hands down a great phone. It has a powerful processor and a good camera, not just on paper but in experience as well. The FHD+ display in an 18:9 aspect ratio is an added perk.

Read full review

The Xiaomi Note 5 Pro is hands down a great phone. It has a powerful processor and a good camera, not just on paper but in experience as well. The FHD+ display in an 18:9 aspect ratio is an added perk.

Read full review

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Deccan Chronicle

The new midrange benchmark

from Deccan Chronicle

Makes for a tempting choice in the midrange smartphone segment. In fact, it’s presently one of the best performance-dedicated smartphones with the best value for its price.

Read full review

Makes for a tempting choice in the midrange smartphone segment. In fact, it’s presently one of the best performance-dedicated smartphones with the best value for its price.

Read full review

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PC Magazine

Has the potential to go a long way

from PC Magazine

Xiaomi has focused again on the core user experience with the Redmi Note 5 Pro but with thoughtful feature additions like the new dual camera system and the new Snapdragon 636 processor.

Read full review

Xiaomi has focused again on the core user experience with the Redmi Note 5 Pro but with thoughtful feature additions like the new dual camera system and the new Snapdragon 636 processor.

Read full review

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