The Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi launched just seven years ago, has set some new records. Xiaomi has landed in the smartphone market with some innovative ideas and inexplicable price ranges. Expanding its hold slowly over the industry, Xiaomi built its reputation and fame. Their products boast amazing build quality, dazzling specifications, and all come at a very surprising cost. This made Xiaomi devices a very appealing choice against other smartphones, which offered the same features for a considerably higher price range. Presenting a premium Android experience on budget phones is the primordial specialty of Xiaomi.
Evolution in the Xiaomi range of mobiles
Xiaomi now reigns over a huge portion of the market, with two series of smartphone models, namely ‘Mi’ and ‘Redmi.’ These model series offer amazing deals with the ‘Mi’ series placed as high-end flagships of the company. Redmi series provides superb quality of low and mid-level devices. The lineup of upcoming Redmi devices is slowly inching towards mid-tier equipment and next-generation features. Each generation of Redmi models consists roughly of four different models. For example, the current fifth level of the Redmi model breaks down to Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus, and Redmi Note 5. The Redmi 5A poses as the entry-level smartphone, and the Redmi 5 plus is the highest model. Find out all about Redmi 5, specifications, features, and how to book the phone.
The Redmi 5
The Redmi 5 comes in a very attractive design, with a round fingerprint scanner placed on the back with an aluminum-plastic build. Properly sturdy body sporting Gorilla Glass on the huge 5.7-inch display. It packs a sweet 18:9 aspect ratio with 720p IPS LCD with over 300 PPI density. A good quality 12-megapixel camera sits on the back with a powerful 2.2 aperture lens and a sound 5 megapixels camera above the screen for selfies. Standard MIUI operating system enhancing the Android experience and offering great customization options. Redmi 5 has a slimmer body design than its predecessors, and a slimmer body leaves less room for the battery. This device is equipped with a 3300 mAh lithium-ion battery, which lasts all day long with mixed usage. Let’s look at its specifications in detail;
- Body and design
Redmi 5 comes in strong aluminum back on the plastic frame, increasing wear and tear possibilities but has reduced the weight considerably. Standard volume rockers and power buttons on the same side.
Like all new Xiaomi devices, Redmi 5 has a hybrid SIM slot. This slot has options for a micro SIM and a nano-SIM or a micro SIM with a micro SD card.
- Operating System
Redmi 5 comes with Xiaomi developed MIUI operating system version 9.2 based on Android version 7.1.0 Nougat. MIUI offers tonnes of additional features and designing options over the standard Google built stock android experience.
- Screen and display
Redmi 5 sports a huge 5.7-inch display with an IPS LCD screen was stretching all the way. The aspect ratio of 18:9 on the 720p display makes a good combination. The Gorilla Glass protected display has over 300 pixels density.
Like all Xiaomi devices, Redmi 5 offers simple and sufficient camera quality. The 12-megapixel camera on the back of the phone takes amazing photos. However, there is a slight bump on the back cover of the phone. The f/2.2 aperture camera clicks decent shots and offers manual settings. On the front, a 5-megapixel camera works just fine for lovely selfies. Both these cameras have highly wide-angle capturing lenses and are very good in low light situations. Both of the cameras shoot full HD videos of 1080p resolution.
- Processor chipset
The powerful Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled with eight Cortex-A53 cores tune the Redmi 5 for endurance and performance. The processor clocks at around 1.8 GHz clock speed easily chew through multi-threading loads. A strong Adreno 506 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) delivers an amazing experience.
- Memory and RAM
Redmi 5 comes with two options for RAM and memory to choose from. You can opt for either 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM according to your need. Internal storage options are for 16 GB and 32 GB modules. However, the total memory space of the device can be expanded up to 128 GBs via an external memory card.
There is a dainty 3300 mAh lithium-ion battery module providing the necessary juice to the device. The Redmi 5 lasts a whole day long easily with a single charge. It is a significant downgrade from the 4000 mAh battery pack of its older brother Redmi 5 Plus. But this has resulted in a much lightweight and thinner body frame, which seems perfect in hand.
Additional features of the phone
- Redmi 5has a fingerprint scanner placed at a very intuitive position, just below the camera. It is a highly accurate and ‘always-on’ mode that uses it for several verification purposes.
- An IR blaster placed beside a 3.5 mm earphone jack on the top surface of the phone can be used as a remote with a UV emitter alongside.
- An affordable price range of around 8k INR ensures that the company is keen to squeeze the juice out of every penny. It offers a great price – to – features value.
- The Global ROM of feature-rich MIUI 9 offers frequent and stable updates.
How to book the phone?
Due to extremely high demand, unfortunately, there is limited availability of Redmi devices. Xiaomi has given the exclusive rights to sell Redmi 5 in India to Amazon.com. The Redmi 5 is not yet officially launched in India and hence is available for pre-order on the official Xiaomi store. Like every device sale, Xiaomi will declare a launch day for Redmi 5 and start the sale at a specific time.
There link to buy the phone will be activated, and the sale will last until all the devices are sold out, which is usually very quickly. So be quick, be alert, and grab the opportunity as fast as you can.