Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro: the first Redmi to mount 6GB RAM

Xiaomi has ended 2017 being the brand with the highest sales increase in China, sneaking into the 4 position of general sales in the country, ahead of firms such as Apple and Samsung. Xiaomi is clear: we must continue to grow, and one of the most conducive markets for this is the always grateful mid-range. Its biggest banner for 2018 in this area will be the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. That is, the improved versions of the recent Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro in analysis: two variants ranging from 3GB RAM to 6GB RAM and with dual cameras

The new Xiaomi mid-range will have 2 versions. One of them with 3GB / 4GB RAM to choose from, and a Pro version that for now is only available in India and that will fit between 4GB and 6GB of RAM.

Design and display

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 equips an excellent 18: 9 screen of 5.99 inches with Full HD + resolution (2160x1080p) and 403ppi. It has dimensions of 15.86 x 7.54 x 0.81 cm and a weight of 181 grams.

At the design level the most relevant change with respect to the Redmi 5 is its rear camera. This has been updated by a double camera that is now located vertically on one of the sides. For the rest, we continue to see the fingerprint detector on the back and the same elegant and minimalist design, typical of Xiaomi.

Power and performance

At the power level there has been a really noticeable jump compared to the Redmi 5. We went from a Snapdragon 625 processor to a Snapdragon 636 Octa Core 1.8GHz, Accompanied by 3GB / 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of internal storage space expandable. The operating system is MIUI 9 (Android Nougat 7.0), although updates for Android 8.0 are already arriving.

Although at first glance it may not seem like such a big deal, these components offer a level of performance far superior to the previous Redmi 5. To give us an idea, the Redmi 5 has a score of 77,221 on Antutu, while the basic 3GB RAM version of the Redmi Note 5 is 116,663 points.

Finally, it should be noted that the Pro model will also have 2 variants:

  • One with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage.
  • Another more powerful version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

It is not the first time that we have seen a Xiaomi with 6GB of RAM, but until now it was a feature that was only available in the company's high-end. Now, it will also be present in the mid-range of Redmi models.

Camera and battery

The camera is another of the great attractions of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. The Chinese manufacturer has improved a lot in recent times in this regard, and proof of this is the double rear lens of 12MP + 5MP made by Samsung that equips, with Dual Focus, a pixel size of 1.4μm and a f / 1.9 aperture. Without a doubt, one of the best cameras in the mid-range. The front for its part presents a single 13MP lens with Bokeh effect portrait mode through software.

As for the battery, the Note 5 Pro opts for a more than spacious 4000mAh battery, with charging via micro USB.

Other features

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro have connection Bluetooth 5.0, unlocking by facial recognition and supports 2G (GSM 850/900/1800 / 1900MHz), 3G (WCDMA B1 / B2 / B5 / B8) and 4G (FDD-LTE B1 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B20, TDD-LTE B38 networks / B40).

Price and availability

The price of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 varies depending on the model we choose. For example, him Redmi Note 5 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of space is currently available for 183.69 euros, about $ 217 to change on GearBest.

For its part, the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage can be achieved by 211.79 euros, about $ 250 to change.

The most powerful proposal of all, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has not yet seen the light in the international market, having been marketed only in India, but it does not seem that it will take long to arrive. As soon as we have proof, we will update the post with its price.

In short, Xiaomi seems to be stepping on the accelerator, ready to continue sweeping the mid-range, with very well-priced smartphones, with consistent manufacturing and betting on key aspects such as the processor or the camera.

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