Xiaomi has launched two new devices in their popular Redmi line up as the successor to their most popular Redmi Note 4, the Redmi Note 5 and alongside is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro which is an slightly upgraded variant of the Redmi Note 5. The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with Dual rear camera set up and has improved performance and RAM options as compared to its younger sibling.
There is a slight change in design mainly on the back with the dual rear camera set up while the front with the 18:9 aspect ratio looks the same as the Redmi Note 5. So let us look in depth into the Redmi Note 5 Pro to decide if its worth the 13,999 and 16,999 price which Xiaomi has quoted for the two variants.
SPECIFICATIONS OF XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 5 Pro:
Display: 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display having 403ppi pixel density with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 2.0GHz with Adreno 509 GPU
RAM and Storage: 4GB RAM + 32GB storage and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage
Camera: 12MP primary rear camera with 1.25um pixel size and a 5MP secondary camera with LED flash and a 20MP front facing camera with LED selfie light
OS: Android N OS with MIUI 9
Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi, GPS, Fingerprint sensor, 2 hybrid SIM cards.
XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 5 Pro FAQ, DOUBTS, PROS AND CONS:
How is the Display in Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?
It comes with a 5.99-inch Full HD IPS Display with 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.
Does Redmi Note 5 Pro come with Adaptive or Auto brightness option?
Yes, it comes with adaptive or Auto brightness option which is useful if you are person who moves around a lot.
How is the build quality of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?
It comes with a metal unibody design and with the slightly rounded edges on the back panel it is easy to hold but slippery at the same time. The build quality is a sure improvement when compared to its predecessor and the feel of the feel is premium as well. The rear dual camera set up is a copy of the iPhone X vertical set up.
Are the Navigation keys backlit and located below the display?
No, the navigation keys are located On the display because of the 18:9 aspect ratio and minimal bezels.
Can you play 2K or 4K videos on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?
No, you can only play Full HD videos or videos up to resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels.
Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro have a Dual SIM slot and does it support microSD card?
Yes, it comes with a hybrid dual SIM slot. 1st SIM is a Micro SIM and the 2nd SIM is the hybrid one supporting a Nano SIM or microSD card. Redmi Note 5 Pro supports microSD card expansion up to 128GB.
Does the Redmi Note 5 Pro come with a 3.5mm headphone jack?
Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device.
What are the Sensors present in Redmi Note 5 Pro?
It comes with Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, Compass and Fingerprint sensor.
What is the processor and how is its performance?
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz with Adreno 509 GPU.
How is the Rear camera performance in Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?
12MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, LED flash for improved focusing and low-light performance. The secondary camera is a 5MP sensor. The rear camera also has features like HDR and panorama. The camera can record videos at 1080p @30fps.
How is the Front camera in Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?
It sports an impressive 20MP camera. The front camera also comes with an Selfie flash and Beautify 3.0. It can also record 1080p video at 30fps.
Does Redmi Note 5 Pro support HDR mode and capture 4K videos?
Yes, it supports HDR mode but it does not capture 4K videos.
What is the OS and when will Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro get Android Nougat OS update?
It comes with Android 7 Nougat based MIUI 9 out of the box.
What are the RAM and Storage options in Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?
It comes in three options based on RAM and Storage – 4GB / 64GB and 6GB / 64GB
How is the gaming performance and does the Redmi Note 5 Pro heat up?
Gameplay in most games was impressive without any frame drops or visible lag, the battery also supported long gaming sessions pretty well and the heating issue was not much of a problem as it got just warm which was acceptable with a metal body smartphone.
What is the battery capacity and does Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro support Fast or Quick Charging?
It comes with a 4000mAh battery and is said to give similar battery life as the Redmi Note 4. Yes, the Redmi Note 5 supports Quick or Fast charging but the charger which comes with the phone in the box does not support Fast charge, so you need to buy a charger which supports fast charging.
Does it Supports 4G VoLTE?
Yes, it supports 4G VoLTE
What is the pricing of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?
It comes in three options based on RAM and Storage – 4GB / 32GB for Rs. 13,999 while the 6GB / 64GB variant is priced at Rs. 16,999.
What are the Contents in the Redmi Note 5 Pro Box? Do you get earphones with Redmi Note 5 Pro?
No, the Redmi Note 5 Pro does not come with Earphones in the box. The contents of the box are – Redmi Note5 Pro handset, a Silicon case, Normal charger, USB wire and SIM ejector tray.
Does the Redmi Note 5 Pro support NFC Connectivity and USB OTG?
Yes, it supports both USB OTG and NFC Connectivity.
What are the color options available in Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?
It is available in Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Blue colors.
Where can be Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro be purchased?
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro can be purchased on Flipkart starting from February 22nd and will be available Offline as well from Mi Home Stores.
Which is better Redmi Note 5 or Redmi Note 5 Pro?
Although its been a few days from launch, I have been asked this question numeroud times. The answer is a simple YES the Redmi Note 5 Pro is a worthy upgrade in comparison to the Redmi Note 5 as it is better in the following departments –
1. Rear Camera – Dual rear camera in comparison to Single rear camera
2. Front Camera – 20MP sensor in comparison to 5MP in the Note 5
3. Processor: Snapdragon 636 in comparison to the Snapdragon 625
4. Note 5 Pro looks more premium in the Black and blue color variants in comparison to the same Redmi Note 4 like design in the Note 5
PROS OF REDMI NOTE 5 Pro:
- 18:9 Aspect Ratio Display with FHD+ resolution
- Metal Unibody design (similar to iPhone X back camera)
- 4,000mAh battery
CONS OF REDMI NOTE 5 Pro:
- Android 7.1 Nougat OS
- Phone supports Fast Charging but the bundled charger does not