19 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 FAQs You Should Know

Planning to buy the all-new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5? There must be a torrent of questions piquing your curiosity right now — ranging from the camera features to the box contents.

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Look no further. We at Guiding Tech have got our hands on the brand new device and have compiled a list of the most frequently-asked questions. 

Why? To help you make an informed decision, of course. So, without further ado, let’s jump right in!

Q1. What are the Specifications of the Redmi Note 5?

ProcessorSnapdragon 625 Octa-core processor with Adreno 506
RAM3GB/4GB
Storage32GB/64GB
DisplayFHD+ resolution
Weight180 grams (6.3 oz)
Battery4000mAh
Charging TypeAdaptive Fast Charge
Expandable MemoryYes
BluetoothYes
NFCYes

Q2. What is the Camera Configuration of the Redmi Note 5 Camera?

Rear Camera12MP, 1.25μm Large Pixel, f/2.2 aperture
FeaturesDual LED flash, PDAF, HDR, Face recognition
Front Camera5MP 
FeaturesFace recognition, Selfie countdown, Beautify 3

Q3. What are Some of the Main Features of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5?

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes with an 18:9 full view display, a 4,000mAh battery unit, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.

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The camera has also undergone a much-needed upgrade. It features a 12-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 and 1.25μm large pixels. These features help to capture more light, resulting in good pictures in low-light conditions. Plus, it also comes with an LED selfie light.

Q4. What is the Advantage of Packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Chipset?

For starters, the Snapdragon 625 is built on the 14-nm FinFET design process, which makes it battery-efficient and performance-friendly. 

ICYMI, the Snapdragon 625 is considered one of the best SoCs for mid-range smartphones.

Q5. Does the Redmi Note 5 Have Face Unlock Feature?

No, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 doesn't support Face Unlock. This feature is only available on the Redmi Note 5 Pro for now.

Q6. What is the OS Version in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5?

The Redmi Note 5 runs the now-dated Android Nougat 7.1.2 on top of the in-house MIUI 9.

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Android Nougat means that you get a ton of handy features such as multi-window and better notification control.

Q7. How is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Different From the Redmi Note 4?

Xiaomi has indeed polished the looks of the Redmi Note 5. Gone are the thick edges and the squarish corners. Instead, the Redmi Note 5 has stylish rounded corners and tapered edges.

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Other than that, the primary difference is in the form of the display size. It sports a 5.99-inch display housed in a much smaller form factor.

Q8. Is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Waterproof?

No, the Redmi Note 5 isn’t waterproof. Waterproofing increases the cost of phones by 20-30% and, hence, Xiaomi phones are seldom waterproof.

Q10. What are the Box Contents of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5?

The retail box of the Redmi Note 5 packs in the following accessories,

  1. USB Connector
  2. Transparent Back Case
  3. Travel Adapter
  4. SIM Tray Ejector Tool
  5. Warranty Card

Q11. Does the Redmi Note 5 Support USB OTG?

Yes, the Redmi Note 5 supports USB OTG. USB on-the-go (or OTG) lets your phone connect to other USB devices/phones and can also act as a host for storing documents and music files.

Q12. What are the Battery Specs?

The Redmi Note 5 is powered by a 4,000mAh Li-ion battery unit.

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As per the company statements, it can deliver up to two days of standby time.

Q13. Which Charger Type Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Support?

Unfortunately, the Redmi Note 5 still comes with a micro-USB charger. The wall adapter has a standard rating of 5V/2A.

Q14. What’s the Volume of the Expandable Storage?

The internal storage of the Redmi Note 5 is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. 

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However, unlike most of the recent phones, it doesn't have a dedicated slot for microSD cards. You can either use a nano-SIM+micro-SIM or micro-SIM+microSD card combination.

Q15. Does the Redmi Note 5 Come with an IR Blaster?

Yes, similar to almost all Xiaomi phones, the Redmi Note 5 also comes with an IR Blaster.

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Q16. What are the Available Sensors in the Redmi Note 5?

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a total of 6 sensors:

  1. Proximity Sensor
  2. Gyroscope Sensor
  3. Accelerometer
  4. Vibration Motor
  5. Ambient light Sensor
  6. Hall Effect Sensor 

Q17. What are the Available Color Options for the Redmi Note 5?

The device will come in four color — Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold.

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Q18. Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Support 4k Videos?

Yes, the Redmi Note 5 supports 4K videos. In fact, you can choose to record your videos in any of the given video formats such as SD, HD, Full HD, and 4K.

Q19. What's the Price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5?

The Redmi Note 5 is available in two variants — 4GB/64GB at Rs 11,999 and 3GB/32GB at Rs 9,999. 

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Both the variants will go on sale from February 22 and will be available online at Mi Home and Flipkart.

Enlightened, are We?

Phew! That was pretty long. Do you have any other questions related to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5? Share your thoughts and comments below.


Namrata Gogoi

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Namrata Gogoi

An engineer turned tech writer, Namrata used to write software codes before turning to a career in tech- writing. She is passionate about travelling, food and reading about cool new stuff. Apart from that, she holds a bachelors degree in I.T and hails from Guwahati.

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