Xiaomi Redmi 5 Review India 2018: Why You Should Buy It

xiaomi redmi 5 review smartphone

It seems that the Chinese technology company Xiaomi is just too serious about the cheap smartphone. At today’s date, you will find 16 handsets on the company’s website in the price range of Rs 5,999 to Rs 13,999. The difficulty is that every phone calls to each other only. In this way your budget becomes the most important. By looking at the specifications like screen, processor, RAM and storage, you can choose your favorite Xiaomi smartphone.


Take the recently redeemed Redmi 5. This is the link between Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5 , but it is difficult to differentiate many times. The new phones have all the necessary features, they also have a strong and slick package. Xiaomi has repeatedly introduced the market with a strong product in its own way, according to its own calculations. There are some similar candidates from Redmi 5. Will this phone satisfy the expectations? Through the review, we will try to find an answer to this question.

Redmi 5 Design

redmi 5 design

Xiaomi Redmi 5 looks very much like Redmi Note 5, which was launched in India last month. There is nothing shocking in it, because the Redmi Note 5 came in the Chinese market under the name of Redmi 5 Plus. If seen, Redmi 5 and Redmi Note 5 seem to be of the same family, but Xiaomi has introduced Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro, which looks a bit upset now.

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According to the expected, there is a 18: 9 screen on the front panel. The display is long. But still the plastic on the border looks clean. Especially for the border on the forehead and lower part of the phone is enough space.
We got black unit for review. This phone is also available in Gold and Rose Gold colors for customers. You can also choose the Lake Blue option to look different in the crowd. The front panel of these three variants is white, while the black unit’s black color.

redmi 5 smartphone review

Xiaomi claims that he has used the 2.5 D Curved Edge Glass on the front. Plastic is used in shore, top and bottom. The majority of the rear is of metal. The main camera is in the middle on the rear. This is the bulge. About 1 millimeter out of the previous surface of the phone. It has a single LED flash underneath it and fingerprint sensor below it. Body size is such that it does not have trouble reaching this sensor.


Power and volume buttons are on the right side and easy to reach them. There is a micro-USB port at the bottom. Only one grill has a speaker. Headphone socket and infraert ammeter at the top. The hybrid sim slot on the left hand side, that is, you have to choose one of the other SIM cards or MicroSD cards. We were disappointed to see the micro-USB port.


Considering the price, the build quality of the phone and Finnish influenced us. We just complained to the ring given on the edge of the rear camera. The scratches are easily spaced on it. Apart from this, it is convenient to hold and use the phone in the hands. The good thing is that finger prints are not easily placed on the front or rear part of the handset.

Redmi 5 Specification and Feature

redmi 5 software

Compared to the popular Xiaomi Redmi 4 launched last year, the new model is upgraded in several ways. The most important of these are the long screen. Now the display is 5.7 inches. Remember that the Redmi 4 handset comes with a 5-inch screen. The new handset has a resolution of HD + (720×1440 pixels), which is enough for us.
The processor is better. You will get Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset Given the processor found in the price range of Rs 10,000, this is a very powerful full chipset. Based on RAM and storage you have three options – 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.


The rest specification of the three variants are exactly the same. We have reviewed the variants of 3 GB RAM. We estimate that this will be the most popular option. Interested customers will be able to spend more than a thousand more ram and more storage than initial variants. At the same time, the price of top variants is of the Redmi Note 5 league. You can buy the 32 GB variant of Redmi Note 5 cheaply from the 64 GB variant of Redmi 5.


Battery capacity is the average Android phone. It is 3300 mAh and does not support fast charging. The rear camera is of 12 megapixels, which is equipped with PDAF, F / 2.2 aperture and single LED flash. Right, there is a 5-megapixel sensor on the front panel and the LED aluminator is present. Redmi 5 supports Wi-Fi 802.1n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and 4G VoLTE.


We were startled and shocked by Xiaomi’s use of Android 7.1.2 Nouga in the phone. Xiaomi ‘s custom skin is up to date, so the MIU will get 9.2.7. Many people are the fan of Miomi Skin of Cheomai, but it was better if we had new Android features such as a shortcut menu. Xiaomi says that there is support in the notification shed for bundled notifications and inline reply.


You can multitasking by running some apps together. But it is important to have support in them. The first left screen of the home screen is called the App Vault. Here are several work-shortcut shortcuts and there are widgets for select apps. Me drop is a clone of apple airdrop. With this help you will be able to transfer any file directly to another phone. However, there should be a drop app in the second phone too.

Redmi 5 Performance

redmi 5 performance

According to the expectation, performance is extremely smoother. We have never had any problems. Whether the phone is being used for work, or for entertainment. Many apps work right now on the 18: 9 screen. The rest of the apps run in the Letterbox indices. Understanding the MUI does not have much problem However, many times you will need to search the Settings app.


In everyday uses of the phone does its job with strength. There was no problem running every kind of app and game on this phone. The phone slowed down while playing selected powerful games. We also found that the phone did not get too hot during multitasking.


In the time spent with the phone, we found that the screen is Dull. Colors do not sparkle. Videos and games look fine. But looking at the pictures it was clear that he did not get the best look on the screen. Speaker can expect a higher voice, but clarity goes on the highest volume.

Redmi 5 Camera

redmi 5 camera

Like most budget phones, the camera of Redmi 5 is also good, but not very great. Shots look good on the phone, but not on the big screen. Zoom in full size shows lack of detail. The photographs taken in the sunlight were a bit darker and the grains were visible. In macro shot we managed to get some great depth effects. But when in motion, the photos got blurred.


While taking selfies, smart intelligence mode keeps working already. Regrettably, photos do not look natural. You will be able to record videos in full-HD resolution.

Redmi 5 Battery

redmi 5 battery

Battery life is strong. It lasted 13 hours and 36 minutes in our video loop test. In common use, it has supported more than one day. It would have been good if fast charging was done. But given the price, such expectations are useless. After charging for half an hour, the battery was charged 32 percent and 62 percent after one hour.

Our decision


There are no two opinions that Xiaomi Redmi 5 will prove to be a popular phone. This is a value for money product. Like this, once again this Chinese company has given such strong specifications in a low price, which is not easy to repeat for the rest of the companies. The processor is so powerful that it will last for several years. You will find a 18: 9 screen which is in the highest demand in today’s date. It seems that the 3GB RAM and the 32 GB storage variant will be the best selling. We would suggest you buy this same variant, because even today, 2GB RAM for cheap Android phones is not enough. Regrettably, we cannot tell you about the experience of 2GB or 4GB RAM variants with confidence.


We affected by Redmi 5’s battery life and user experience. There are many customized features in the MUI, but the older versions of Android disappoint. The phone is expected to get the MUI 9.5 in the month of April. But this is also based on Android Nougat. The camera is not superb from anywhere. If photography is a priority then you should consider buying a little expensive phone.


It can be said with confidence that Xiaomi has once again set a new scale for the budget smartphone. In this way we will look at the rest of the handset companies.

Being an engineer in Information Technology, Krishna, is a word that is inspired by the Lord Shri Krishna, believes in the inspection of the latest technology in the real world. Krishna Shekhawat has done his engineering from LIET, Alwar. He started his career with SAGInfotech Pvt Ltd ( Jaipur). He is an enthusiastic about the bikes and cars that are roaming around him. Krishna likes to write reviews about all things. His mostly time spend in gaining the knowledge about new things. He wants to demonstrate his powerful word’s empire in front of the world. Apart from this, he is a simple person and has a helping nature.

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