Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Redmi Note 5: Let's pinpoint those differences


Connectivity options include Dual-SIM support, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C port. Redmi Note 5 Pro also promises a Face Unlock feature.

Xiaomi has rolled out a number of new Redmi variants. The follow-ups to the most popular budget phone of a year ago, the Redmi Note 4, have impressed smartphone enthusiasts for the sheer value for money that the devices offer. It will be available to purchase starting from March 20 at 10 AM in China through the Xiaomi's official online store along with its partnered e-commerce sites as well.

Xiaomi has officially rolled out the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India last month together with the Redmi Note 5. The new device sports 5.99-inch fullHD+ screens with 18:9 aspect ratios, covered with reflective Gorilla Glass, which hampers sunlight visibility. But purchasing a Redmi Note 5 or a Redmi Note 5 Pro can be incredibly hard since the phones get sold out in well under a minute. It comes in Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Lake Blue colour options.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 works on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. The users can add more storage to the handset by installing a microSD card on up to 128GB. It has a 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor with 1.25-micron-pixel and f/1.6 aperture along with a 5MP secondary camera with 1.12-micron pixel, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, EIS, and an LED flash module.

The Redmi Note 5 (AI Dual Camera) shares a slew of similarities with the Redmi Note 5 Pro which was launched in India a few weeks ago.

On the front, the 20MP camera from the Indian model has been replaced with a 13MP sensor. While the Redmi Note 5 comes with a massive 4,000mAh battery, the Redmi 5 comes with a smaller 3,300mAh battery. The base variant which features 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage costs 1099 yuan ($173 / Rs 11,270), the 4GB RAM+64GB storage model is priced at ($221 / Rs 14,345), and lastly, the 6GB RAM variant will be available for 1699 yuan ($268 / Rs 17,420). The phone comes with two variants- 2GB RAM + 16GB Internal Storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB Internal Storage.