20 FAQs About Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Everything To Know

Namrata Gogoi

If we go by the awesome features of the all-new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, odds are that it'll easily figure in the list of 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.

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If you're as intrigued by the new Redmi Note 5 Pro as I am, there must already be hundreds of questions in your head right now. Not to worry, we've handpicked some of the most frequently asked questions about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro to help you make the right decision.

As it’s going to be a long one, let’s jump straight in.

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

ProcessorOcta-core Qualcomm 636 with custom Kryo 260 cores
RAM6GB, 4GB RAM
Storage64GB
Display5.99-inch 18:9 full-HD+ (IPS LCD screen)
Dimensions6.24 x 2.97 x 0.32 inch
Battery4000mAh
Charging TypeAdaptive Fast Charge
Weight181 grams
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass
BluetoothYes
NFCYes

Q2. What is the camera configuration of the Redmi Note 5 Pro camera?

Rear Camera5MP Samsung depth sensor+12MP Sony IMX486 sensor
Features1.25 µm Large Pixels, LED flash, PDAF
EISYes
Selfie Camera20MP IMX376 sensor
Features
1.12µm Large Pixels, LED flash

Q3. What are the Available Variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?

The Redmi Note 5 Pro will be available in two variants — 4GB/GB and 6GB/64GB. The internal storage in both the variants will be expandable up to microSD card. 

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What's more, it's available in four different colors — Black, Blue, Rose Gold, and Champagne Gold.

Q4. What are the Main Features of the Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a handful of amazing features. For one, it's the first smartphone to come with the Snapdragon 636 processor. The inclusion of a snappy processor makes the phone about 59% faster than the last year's Redmi Note 4. 

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Apart from that, the Redmi Note 5 Pro sports the rear dual-camera module, full-screen display, 4,000mAh battery, and Beauty 4.0. Also, the phone is slated to receive the Face Unlock feature in the March OTA update.

Q5. How is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Different from Snapdragon 625?

Though both the Snapdragon 636 and Snapdragon 625 come with the 14nm design process, the inclusion of Kyro 260 Cores makes the octa-core Snapdragon 636 extremely powerful.

Q6. How is the Redmi Note 5 Pro Different from Regular Xiaomi phones?

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is claimed to offer one of the best camera experiences in the sub-Rs 20,000 price bracket. Plus, it's the second phone from Xiaomi (and the first in the Redmi series) to feature a rear dual-camera module.

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Apart from that, it sports the LPDDR4X RAM, another first for a Xiaomi phone.

Q7. 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.

This can be attributed to the fact that waterproofing phones increase the cost by 10-20%. Plus, any damage to the device may also compromise the waterproofing technique.

Q8. What is the Android Version of the Redmi Note 5 Pro?

The Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 on top of MIUI version 9.

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Q9. How is the Build Quality of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?

Compared to the Redmi Note 4, the build quality of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is quite better. For starters, it comes with a Corning Gorilla glass at the front.

What's more? To keep the rear safe from scratches and dings, Xiaomi is shipping a transparent cover along with the phone.

Q10. Which Charger Does the Redmi Note 5 Pro Support?

Unfortunately, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is still banking on micro-USB chargers. 

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The adapter that comes packed in the box is a standard 5V/2A charger.

Q11. Does the Redmi Note 5 Pro Feature a Headphone Jack?

Yes. The phone features a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom.

Q12. Is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro a Dual-SIM Phone?

Yes, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is a dual-SIM phone.

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It has the capacity for two Nano-SIMs or a Nano SIM and a microSD card.

Q13. Does the Redmi Note 5 Pro Support USB OTG?

Yes, the Redmi Note 5 Pro supports USB OTG. The ICYMI, USB on-the-go let your phone sync with other USB devices/phones easily.

Q14. Does it Have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

No, the Redmi Note 5 Pro doesn't have the support for OIS, however, it does have EIS on the rear camera.

Q15. What are the Features of the Camera?

Thanks to the dual-camera setup, the Redmi Note 5 Pro features the portrait mode, powered by Xiaomi's AI-enabled deep learning algorithm.

The front camera also lets you take shots in the portrait mode. However, instead of a secondary lens, it archives this effect via software-based algorithms.

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Apart from that, the Redmi Note 5 Pro features Beautify 4.0 on both the front and the rear camera. Sadly, it doesn't have the 2X optical zoom as seen on the Xiaomi Mi A1.

Q16. Can the Redmi Note 5 Pro Record 4K Videos?

No, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro can't record 4K videos. It can record videos only FHD, HD and SD formats.

However, it comes with a nifty Instagram-friendly mode, which lets you capture quick 10-seconds-long videos.

Q17. Can the Front Camera Capture Two People in the Portrait Mode?

Yes, the Redmi Note 5 Pro can easily capture more than one person in the portrait mode. This essentially means that the second person's face won't be blurred.

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It's worth to be noted that the bokeh effect is achieved via software processing.

Q18. How Long Will the Redmi Note 5 Pro Last on a Single Charge?

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by a 4,000mAh battery unit and is expected to power you through two days on a single charge in case of regular usage.

Of course, heavy usage such as watching videos or a bigger screen-on time will naturally reduce battery life. 

Q19. How Long Will it Take to Charge the Redmi Note 5 Pro?

Given that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a 4,000mAH battery unit and lacks Quick Charge, it'd take somewhere between 1.5-2 hours to charge it to its full capacity. 

Q20. What is the Price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro?

The base variant (4GB/64GB) of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is priced at Rs 13,999 while the higher variant (6GB/64GB) will retail at Rs 16,999.

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The phone will be sold on Xiaomi’s official online store and Flipkart, and later at Mi offline stores. 

Note: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro will be available for sale from February 22.

Will You Buy It?

Phew, that was pretty long. If you ask me, I'm quite impressed by the first look of Xiaomi's Redmi Note 5 Pro. Coming back to the main question, will you buy this new offering from Xiaomi? 

Do drop us a line or two in the comments section below.

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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.