Xiaomi Redmi 5

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Xiaomi Redmi 5
63%Spec Score
₹ 7,999
16GB + 2GB
32GB + 3GB
64GB + 4GB

Display

5.7 inches

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450

Front Camera

5 MP Camera with LED Flash

Primary Camera

12 MP Camera

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Expert Verdict

4.5
Fast, Light, and Ergonomic Smartphone

Xiaomi has been targeting the budget smartphone segment for quite a few years now. By providing maximum features at the lowest possible prices, the Xiaomi phones have won over India’s huge market. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is another smartphone of Xiaomi that targets the audience looking for budget smartphones under Rs. 10,000. With Xiaomi Redmi 5 price being approximately Rs. 8200, it has been wooing the customers since its launch in March 2018. Though it looks like an outdated device now, its user-friendly features and performance make it an ideal phone for many who don’t want to spend too much on smartphones.

Design and Display

Xiaomi Redmi 5 have a screen size of 5.7 inches and weighing approximately 157 g . This mobile runs on Android OS, v7.1.2 (Nougat) and has a decent resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. It has dimension 151.8 mm X 72.8 mm X 7.7 mm .

Performance

Xiaomi Redmi 5 packs Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and it has Octa Core CPU and Adreno 506 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes with rear camera of 12 MP Camera and front camera of 5 MP Camera with LED Flash. Other camera features include Geo Tagging, HDR

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model included 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, Fingerprint Sensor.

Other Features

Sensors included in Xiaomi Redmi 5 are: Fingerprint Sensor .

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 colors

  • Gold
  • Black
  • Lake Blue
  • Rose Gold

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price in India

DetailsPriceStorageRAM
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (16GB ROM + 2GB RAM) ₹ 7,99916 GB 3 GB
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (32GB ROM + 3GB RAM) ₹ 8,19932 GB 3 GB
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (64GB ROM + 4GB RAM) ₹ 8,98064 GB 4 GB

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Detailed Review

Design

The slim and decent looks of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 will impress many, especially those who don’t like the bezel-less design much. This phone has pretty wide bezels at the chin and top that give it the look of a traditional smartphone handset. However, it is quite thin and lightweight and feels nice to hold due to the metal plate incorporated at the back.

 

Most of the body is made from plastic, but Xiaomi has taken special efforts to avoid making their smartphones look cheap by using premium quality materials and subtle colours. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 design is not that impressive, but you might like the colour options of gold, rose gold, lake blue, and black. Except for the black model, all the other variants will have a white front panel to support the display, which is 5.7 inches long diagonally.

The volume rockers and the power button and placed comfortably on the right of the phone. The rounded corners at the back give a comfortable and ergonomic feel to the users.

Summary

Elegant design, especially at this price point

Software & Specifications

Xiaomi places a skin over the supporting Android software, and on Redmi 5 Xiaomi, it places the MIUI 9.2.7 skin over the outdated Android software 7.1.2. The MIUI 9 looks smooth and up-to-date. There are some inbuilt apps and widgets that might impress you.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 supports 720 * 1440 resolution that gives sharp and detailed picture quality. This phone supports a microSD card and comes with VoLTE 4G support, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2 and other regular specifications.

The phone comes in combinations of 2GB RAM +16 GB storage, 3GB RAM + 32 GB storage, and 4GB RAM + 64 GB storage. There is no huge price difference between these three options, and therefore, it is better to go for the highest available option.

Summary

A better software update is expected for this phone.

Camera

The front camera setup includes a 5MP sensor and a flashlight to light up your face, especially in low lighting conditions. The rear camera is a 12MP sensor with an f/2.2 lens and an LED light. For selfies, the phone uses Xiaomi’s Beautify 3.0 that improves selfies by pepping up your skin tones and facial features.

The back camera does a decent job in the daylight but struggles to take good photos in the dark. You can capture videos in 1080p and 720p, but they aren’t all that great when we speak about the video and sound quality.

However, we have to see these drawbacks in the context of its price as we cannot expect much from a budget smartphone. Therefore, if not more, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 camera performance has to be labelled as satisfactory.

Summary

Satisfactory according to its price

Battery & Performance

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 battery life is more than decent with its 3300mAh battery. You can sustain a performance for up to a day or even more if you are a frugal user. However, heavy users might need to charge it twice a day, especially if their usage includes a lot of gaming. Also, don’t expect this phone to support fast charging.

It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor that does its job fairly well. You will not face any lags while opening the apps and playing games. Moreover, multitasking is possible, but up to a certain extent only.

Therefore, you cannot expect the phone to run smoothly if you have opened up numerous apps as every app will gain some attention from your RAM and processor, which will confuse your phone that is already running on outdated software.

The gaming experience is satisfactory but don’t expect it to provide a smooth experience when you play games that are overloaded with graphics.

Summary

Ok, but a little more is expected.

MI Drop

The Mi Drop app comes inbuilt in this phone, and this app can help you transfer files not only to MI but also to all the other brand phones with it. The built-in infrared helps you control your appliances smoothly, whereas you can control Xiaomi’s appliances directly with Mi Home.

Summary

MI Drop - For seamless file transfers

Fast, Light, and Ergonomic Smartphone

  • Themes app

    Loaded with dozens of themes, wallpapers, and other good stuff

  • Protection mesh for speakers

    To prevent blockage of volume due to dirt and dust

  • MIUI 9

    Supports super smooth experience and assists battery life

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specifications

GENERAL

Custom UI MIUI 9
Device typePhablet
Operating System Android OS, v7.1.2 (Nougat)
Sim Dual Sim

DESIGN

Height151.8 mm
Thickness7.7 mm
Weight 157 g
Width72.8 mm

DISPLAY

Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Screen size 5.7 inches
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
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PERFORMANCE

Call Records Unlimited
Card Slot microSD Card
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
CPU Octa Core, 1.8 GHz
External Storage Up to 128 GB
GPU Adreno 506
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Phonebook Unlimited

CAMERA

Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR
Front Camera5 MP Camera with LED Flash
Primary camera12 MP Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
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MULTIMEDIA

Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+
FM Radio Yes
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263
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BATTERY

Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Stand by Up to 12 days

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth v4.2
Browser HTML5
Edge Yes
GPRS Yes
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
USB microUSB v2.0
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
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NETWORK SUPPORT

2GYes
3GYes
4GYes
5GYes

MORE FEATURES

Fingerprint SensorYes
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor
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Xiaomi Redmi 5 FAQs in India

Q. What is the price of Xiaomi Redmi 5 in India?

The price of Xiaomi Redmi 5 in India is: Xiaomi Redmi 5 [ 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM ]: ₹ 7,999, Xiaomi Redmi 5 [ 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM ]: ₹ 8,199, Xiaomi Redmi 5 [ 64GB ROM + 4GB RAM ]: ₹ 8,980.

Q. What's the dimension of Xiaomi Redmi 5?

The Dimension of Xiaomi Redmi 5 is 151.8 mm X 72.8 mm X 7.7 mm.

Q. What are the Camera Specs of Xiaomi Redmi 5?

The Camera Specs of Xiaomi Redmi 5 in India are: rear camera of 12 MP Camera and front camera of 5 MP Camera with LED Flash.

Q. What is the display size of Xiaomi Redmi 5?

The display size of Xiaomi Redmi 5 is 5.7 inches. Check more specification of Xiaomi Redmi 5 on GizNext.

Q. Which chipset/processor is used in Xiaomi Redmi 5?

Xiaomi Redmi 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset and it runs on Android OS, v7.1.2 (Nougat) .

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for Xiaomi Redmi 5?

As of June 2024, the top competitors of this model are Xiaomi Redmi 8, Realme C30, Xiaomi Redmi 6, Xiaomi Redmi 9A, Realme C11.