Xiaomi has always been known for launching products that can compete in the best ranges but at lower prices than the competition. Such is the case of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. This mid-range terminal began its debut in India with two versions, a standard and a Pro. Subsequently, the Pro version was released in China without the suffix. The latter is the one we will talk about today since it can be yours thanks to a special offer from LightInTheBox.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 – One of the biggest successes now on offer
Design & Appearance
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a very elegant design within the average range of Smartphones. The terminal has dimensions of 15.86 x 7.54 x 0.81cm and a weight of only 181 grams. On the front, it has a glass protection, while the body construction is made of aluminum.
In the front you can see how only the screen and the different sensors and interfaces of the upper part are there, leaving the lower area completely buttons free. The back part is made up of the vertical cameras and the fingerprints sensor.
The screen of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is an IPS LCD type. It has a size of 5.99 inches that represent a 77.4% body-screen ratio, a 1080 x 2160p resolution (which is a density of 403 pixels per inch) and an 18:9 aspect ratio. To protect this beauty, from Xiaomi they equipped the Smartphone with Corning Gorilla Glass.
Hardware & Performance
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 gets its power from a Snapdragon 636 octa-core chip with a Kryo 260 cores architecture that reaches speeds of 1.8GHz. This allows it to handle more tasks at the same time without loss of speed. To move the graphics on the screen, the terminal has an Adreno 509 GPU. As for the RAM, it has several versions, and the one offered in the deal includes 3GB, enough to give it a quality fluency.
Finally, we have that the internal storage capacity is 32GB, a quite acceptable figure for this price range. Anyway, the terminal has support for microSD cards of up to 128GBs.
If you are looking for a spectacular camera, then you have found the ideal device. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is the best that Xiaomi can create in this range at a photographic level, not only for the sensors but also for the technology that they implement. As the main camera configuration, the Redmi Note 5 has two sensors, one of 12MP with a f/1.9 focal aperture and a 1.4?m pixel size, and a support sensor of 5MP with a f/2.0 focal aperture and 1.12?m. You can get spectacular photos with a bokeh effect thanks to the duality of the camera, and one of the many intelligent features it has is the Dual PD Dual Focus, which allows the device to focus more quickly the image even in dark scenarios.
The rear camera is the main attraction of the Smartphone. It has a unique 13MP sensor that stands out from the rest thanks to its integrated AI. With it, you can get selfies with a bokeh effect even without a second sensor for blurring. It also has an improved facial beauty system.
The battery of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is made of lithium polymer with a 4000mAh capacity. Even within the most expensive Smartphones, this battery manages to stand out. It also has the Quick Charge 2.0 function for a faster recharge.
Connectivity & OS
Being such a new device, it was expected that the terminal would include the latest operating systems. In effect, it comes with MIUI 9 based on Android 8.0. The custom layer of Xiaomi is specially designed to take full advantage of the Smartphone’s resources, thus achieving the best speed with its hardware.
At the connectivity level, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 works with dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, and BDS. It has a hybrid tray for 2 nano-SIM cards and a micro USB 2.0 port.
Price & Availability
You can currently purchase the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 with a unique offer of LightInTheBox, so the final price will be $194.98/€167.68.