The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was officially unveiled – “the king is dead, long live the king”! With the introduction of the smaller Xiaomi Redmi 5, much was speculated about the grade 5; but now it is confirmed. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a weaker version of the Pro version: Snapdragon 625, 6 inches 18: 9 display – so the Redmi Note 5 is identical to the Redmi 5 Plus and is only sold under a different name in India. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5) has already been tested and the Global Version with Volume 20 is on its way. When the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro as a Global Version we’ll probably be on the MWC2018 in Barcelona on Monday. Why was the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 introduced in India? Xiaomi took the Indian market by storm last year and now owns more market share than Samsung, the second largest producer in the Indian market. This strengthens your position and highlights the Indian market in particular. Let’s take a closer look at the specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – is rank 1 safe? First and foremost is the insanely fast Snapdragon 636 and the proven dual-cam from Xiaomi.
Externally, Redmi Note 5 Pro is very different from its predecessor – it got a completely different case. On the front panel is a high display 18: 9 with curved edges. The novelty has thinner frames around the screen in comparison with the previous model. Unfortunately, three of the four color options come with white frames that stand out. They are not particularly noticeable when using the phone in portrait mode, but as a thorn in the eye while watching a video. If you are annoyed, then you should pay attention to the Redmi Note 5 Pro in black. On the right are the volume and power buttons. They are conveniently located and have an excellent tactile response. On the opposite side there is a hybrid slot for SIM-cards.
The screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass. The phone has a metal back panel, there are plastic inserts in front from below and from above. The novelty lies perfectly in the hand. In terms of design, Redmi Note 5 Pro looks richer than its predecessors. In addition, it is worth noting that the smartphone is big and heavy. Because of the high screen, it is almost impossible for them to use one hand. Dimensions: 158.5 × 75.45 × 8.05 mm. Weight is 180 grams. Here 5 Plus and Note 5 Pro are absolutely identical, the cases for these smartphones are produced in a single pattern.
Redmi Note 5 Pro is equipped with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 and a ratio of 18: 9. It is possible to adjust the color, contrast and temperature. The default setting is automatic mode, which adjusts the contrast depending on ambient light. In the standard mode, the most realistic colors and excellent image quality.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 PRO operates on the basis of a new 8-core Snapdragon 636 processor with a clock speed of 1.8 in conjunction with the graphics accelerator Adreno 509. Depending on the modification, the smartphone can be equipped with 3 or 4 GB of RAM, and the internal drive has a capacity of 64 GB. This combination of “filling” allows you to achieve 90,642 points in the AnTuTu test. Thus, you can be absolutely sure that the device can easily perform any tasks from the simplest, to the most complex, associated with the processing of large amounts of data in demanding games and applications.
Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with Android 7.1.1 and the proprietary MIUI 9 shell. The Redmi Note 5 Pro software is basically identical to other Xiaomi devices running MIUI 9. MIUI advantages include many functions, for example, application cloning (which allows you to run one application with different accounts), application blocker, second space (which creates a separate profile on one device) and caller identification (can recognize some unknown numbers and report on spam). There is also a built-in video player, an application for messaging, the ability to filter SMS with notifications into a separate folder. These are the useful additions that users appreciated.
Improved camera – as I wrote above, instead of a single circuit, a double one is used here. At the same time, the “leading” module is the same – 12 megapixels, the lens with a luminosity ƒ / 2.2. With it, a 5-megapixel auxiliary works in pairs – it has a light output of ƒ / 2.0 and serves to create depth in pictures with an artificial side. Count on an optical or software-optical zoom in the manner of OnePlus 5 / 5T is not worth it. The quality of shooting, judging by 5 Plus, will be very pleasing in normal lighting, and slightly sad – if insufficient. Blurs the background of the camera while it is rather neat – at the level of much more expensive devices. Sharply improved compared to the Redmi 5 frontal – instead of the 5-megapixel module there is a 20 Mp camera, with a flash. Autofocus, however, no.
As in Redmi 5 Plus, the microUSB port is used for charging and data transfer – alas, the USB Type-C is still an unattainable dream for fans of Redmi devices. But with wireless connections, everything is fine: Bluetooth 5.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac are added to LTE Cat.12 (up to 600 Mbps per reception). It is also worth waiting for the support of the aptX protocol for transmitting high-resolution data over the air.
Battery capacity is 4000 mAh. The battery lasts for 8 hours of continuous use, with less intensive work – for two days. The phone supports only Quick Charge 2.0, although the chipset should theoretically support up to Quick Charge 4.0. The charger does not include a quick charger. Even if you acquire it yourself, you will not get any special benefits. In our testing, the charging time of the standard charger (10 W) and QC 3.0 (15 W) was the same: for half an hour the phone is charged by 27%, per hour – by 55%. It takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes to fully charge from 0 to 100%.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro will bring the Redmi series back to first place – that’s for sure. Compared to the previous one has also become much more at the two sites: the Snapdragon 636 is tidy performance bring and the smartphone right gaming suitable make and the camera takes a giant step forward and shows to what smartphones are capable of under €200 , What awaits us here could and will turn the middle class upside down: Xiaomi blows to attack the upper class and will definitely be able to scare off some shoppers who have previously resorted to high-end smartphone.For around €176, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is supposed to move across the counter , making life difficult for many other smartphones from its own portfolio.