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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro


The Redmi Note 5 Pro from Xiaomi is the latest addition to its budget smartphone portfolio by the brand. It offers some brilliant features including dual-cameras with EIS and it is the first phone to feature the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor.

By Xiaomi Official Website

Available Colors: Lake Blue, Black, Gold & Rose Gold

Product Variants: 6GB RAM + 64GB Storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage
Announced: February 2018

Dual Camera With EIS

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first phone in its price category to feature a dual camera setup augmented with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). The primary camera lenses is a 12-megapixel sensor with 1.25μm pixels and f/2.2 aperture.

The secondary sensor is a 5-megapixel sensor with 1.12μm pixels and f/2.0 aperture and has an automatic low-light shooting mode.

18:9 Display and HD Resolution

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro sports the now-ubiquitous 18:9 display, which gives this phone a tall look. The 5.99-inch IPS LCD display is rich, bright and crisp with accurate color reproduction.

20-megapixel Selfie Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the very few phones in the budget price category to feature a 20-megapixel selfie camera supplemented with a moonlight flash. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first phone to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset. With the eight cores capable of clocking up to 1.8Ghz, the Note 5 Pro is fast and very efficient.

ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 636 64-bit mobile platform with Kryo 260 CPU cores
Display5.99-inch IPS LCD Display
SensorsFingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, G-sensor, Electronic Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light & Infrared Sensors
Charging Typemicro USB (OTG-enabled), Quick Charge 2.0
Size158.6mm x 75.4mm x 8.05mm
Weight181 grams
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0

Rear CameraType12MP
Pixel Size1.25 µm
Secondary CameraType5MP
Pixel Size1.12 µm
Front CameraType20MP
Pixel Size1.0 µm
Video1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps

Over the years, Xiaomi has created an impressive niche in the budget smartphone market. Offering some really killer phones at affordable prices, the company has surely come a long way with its high-end budget-friendly phones. Its latest addition the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro surely is a feather in Xiaomi's cap.

It is definitely one of the best smartphones in the sub-Rs 20,000 price bracket. With the tagline 'India's Camera Beast', this phone features a slew of cool features and is priced at just Rs 16,999 for its flagship 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant.

The Note 5 Pro is a powerful device with ample storage, speed, and a brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. This phone takes full advantage of its thin bezels and tall 18:9 aspect ratio. Not only does this phone look better when compared to its competitors but it also packs a mean punch when it comes to software. 

Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is quite a stellar phone with an impressive design, powerful processor & RAM, sufficient storage, and a decent battery life.

What are the available variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in two variants — 6GB RAM/64GB internal memory and 4GB RAM/64GB internal memory.

Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro feature a headphone jack?

Yes, the Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the bottom.

Is it a dual-SIM phone?

Yes, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is a dual-sim phone featuring two SIM slots and has support for 4G VoLTE. For memory expansion, it does come with a hybrid SIM slot for accommodating either a SIM or a microSD card.

Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro support USB OTG?

Yes, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro supports USB OTG, which means that you can connect an external storage to the device using an adapter. However, you will have to enable it from the settings before you can use this feature. 

Is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro waterproof?

No, the Redmi Note 5 Pro isn’t waterproof. If we look at all the Xiaomi phones launched in India so far, not a single one is waterproof. 

Does it have Optical Image Stabilization? 

No, the Redmi Note 5 Pro doesn't have the support for OIS or Optical Image Stabilization, however, it does have EIS or Electronic Image Stabilization on the rear camera for recording jerk-free videos.

Can the Redmi Note 5 Pro record 4K videos?

No, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro can't record 4K videos. It can only record videos in 1080p resolution @30fps and 720p resolution @30fps.