Xiaomi launched the latest Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones in India last month. The company has already had two flash sales and the third sale is slated to be held on March 7. Xiaomi announced Gold, Black, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold colour variants at the launch time. But in both the sales both the smartphones were made available only in the Black and Gold Variants.
Now Flipkart and the company’s official online store has also listed all the four colour variations of the Note 5 and the Note 5 Pro. So it is expected that in the next sale, both the smartphones will also be available in all the four colours. It is also to be worth noting that Note 5 and the Note 5 Pro are also said to be available for sale in the offline market too, starting 6th March.
The first sale ofXiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro was held on February 22 and the company claimed that they sold over 3 lakh units within less than 3 minutes. Xiaomi has also rolled out the Face unlock feature for the phone via an OTA update for the device. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the first Xiaomi smartphone in India to get this Face unlock feature.
As far as the specifications of Redmi Note 5 are concerned it features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, a colour contrast ratio of 1000:1 and 450-nits brightness. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor along with Adreno 506 GPU. The 3GB variant of the device has 32GB of internal storage, while 4GB model has and 64GB of storage option.
Note 5 has a 12-megapixel primary lens with 1.25-micron pixel and f/2.2 aperture, while for the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and Beautify 3.0. A 4000mah battery powers the Redmi Note 5, and it runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. On the connectivity front, the phone features 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, dual-SIM, and micro USB port.
If we look at the specifications of Redmi Note 5 Pro, it features a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, a colour contrast ratio of 1500:1 and 450-nits brightness. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor along with Adreno 509 GPU. Both the 4GB and 6GB variants have 64GB of internal storage.
Note 5 Pro has a dual-camera setup, making it first smartphone under Redmi series to feature dual rear cameras. The phone features 12-megapixel primary lens with 1.25-micron pixel and f/2.2 aperture along with a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with 1.12-micron pixel and f/2.0 aperture. For the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, LED flash and Beautify 4.0.
A 4000mah battery backs the Redmi Note 5 Pro, and it runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. On the connectivity front, the phone features 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, dual-SIM, and micro USB port.
In the reviewof Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, we had said, ” The display looks good, but lack of app scaling option leaves the black screen. The camera does a good job in most cases and the bokeh effect surely looks good.”
In the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Review, we had said that its good, but not a winner like the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Redmi Note 5 is a modest update to the Redmi Note 4. The smartphone does come with the latest display trend, which gives some good performance.