Redmi Note 5 pro: Detailed Review, 20 MP Selfie, Priced INR 14999

Recently launched Redmi Note 5 Pro from Xiaomi is killer smartphone, which comes for very affordable price. We have lot of doubts about this smartphone. Redmi Note series is most popular series in India by Xiaomi. This phone comes with flagship features and specification at affordable price. In this post we will cover all fields of this phone. Till end of this post you will find, that does it worth money?

Performance and Gaming:

Note 5 Pro comes with QUALCOMM’s Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. This processor is build on 14nm process comes with Adreno 509 GPU, which is fast enough for any kind of task. We played lot of different games on this phone like Asphalt 8, Modern Combat 5, Death Trigger 2 etc. We found gaming on this phone is very smooth. Talking about heat while playing games on this phone, we found highest temperature as 39 degree Celsius, which is quite low compare to other phones. 4 GB RAM on this phone have capability of loading lot of apps without any issue. We open few apps (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter etc) after a long time, and those apps were kept loaded, hence RAM management is very good. It comes with MIUI 9, which is fast as compare to MIUI 8. You will get all features and customization which Xiaomi offers with MIUI. 

Display and Design:

As we all know it comes with 5.99 inch Infinity IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels.  Aspect ratio of display is 18:9 and comes with protection of corning gorilla glass, while version of this glass is not specified. Colours production of this display is very good and bright enough for daylight. In bright day light display is clear and visible. Design of the phone from front is very good. Taking a look at back, it has camera, which has orientation like iPhone X. In my opinion it does not looks that good from back. Thickness of this phone is 8.1 mm, i.e. quite thick compare to other devices. Weight of this phone is 185 grams. 


It features dual camera setup at back panel. One of the camera sensor at back is 12 MP with f/2.2 aperture and 1.25 μm, while another camera sensor is 5 MP with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12 μm. Phone is capable of clicking pictures with bokeh effect. Back camera comes with PDAF (phase detection auto focus) and dual LED flash. Quality of images clicked with Redmi Note 5 pro is very good and contains lot of details. Pictures clicked in bokeh mode are little dark, but contains lot of details while checked by zooming. Over all camera performance of this phone is too good. For selfie lovers it comes with 20 MP front camera with soft LED flash light. Selfie clicked with this camera are very good. You can click bokeh effect selfie pictures and results are good. Let me clear that front camera doesn’t have depth sensor, but it creates bokeh effect with software implementation. Edge detection for bokeh is very accurate in selfie images. We can clearly say that this is best camera phone under 20K in India.

Battery and Others:

It features 4000 mAh battery to give long lasting back up. It does not comes with support of fast charging. It takes about 2 hours 25 minutes to charge from 0 to 100%. It comes with a fingerprint scanner placed at back panel. This fingerprint scanner is very accurate and fast to unlock your device. Apart from phone lock, you can lock system apps with fingerprint in Redmi Note 5 pro. You can also use it as camera button to click pics or selfie. It also features IR blaster at top, which converts your phone in to universal remote for your appliances like TV, AC, Set-top Box, Fan, DVD etc. 


Redmi Note 5 Pro have lot of reasons to spent 2000 extra bucks over Redmi Note 5. It comes with Best back and selfie camera under 20K. Performance of system on chip and user interface is very good compare to other devices at this price point. Infinity display with gorilla glass on it is also a highlight at this price point. Redmi Note Series had few disadvantages like Selfie camera and Display, but now everything is fulfilled by Xiaomi with this new Note. As per my uses phone is worth buy as no other phone is available at this price. investing INR 13999 is worth. It does not comes with Type-C cable, which is a disadvantage. Thickness of the phone is also not justifying at it is 8.1 mm thick. 

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