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Recently, Xiaomi slashed the price of the popular dual camera phone Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. Now, the company's e-commerce partner, Flipkart is hosting Mobile Bonanza sale and is offering the device for as low as Rs 999, but there's a catch.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro base model, which costs Rs 12,999 can be purchased for just Rs 999 through exchange deal provided you trade in your old phone. To get Rs 12,000 discount, you have give away an expensive mobile like an Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S series. If those don't fetch the required cash amount you expected, there are other options on Flipkart.

If you happen to own SBI card, you can claim 10% instant cash back. Or Axis card can get you 5% discount. There are also lucrative EMI options with several partner banks, as well.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro gets massive discount during Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza saleKVN Rohit/IBTimes India

Is Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro worth buying?

Absolutely yes, it is best value-for-money mid-range phone in the market. Consumers can go for the Redmi Note 5 Pro even now, even though the successor Redmi Note 6 Pro is already available, the latter has moderate upgrade. You won't miss much in the former.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the most visually appealing phones. It flaunts a 5.99-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) FullView screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and boasts high-grade metallic shell on the back. It not only brings stability to the structure but also exudes a premium feel when held in hand.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro can be grabbed for Rs 999 on Flipkart Mobile BonanzaFlipkart Website (Screen-grab)

It also comes with a feature-rich dual camera— a primary 12MP snapper with Sony IMX486, 1,25µm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and a 5MP secondary shooter with Samsung sensor, 1.12µm, f/2.0 aperture. They are assisted by dual-tone LED flash in low-light condition.

On the front, it features a 20MP with Sony IMX376 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, full HD (1080p) and LED flash.

Under the hood, it comes packed with powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core backed by Android Oreo-based MIUI 9 OS (new MIUI 10 released), 4GB/6GB RAM, 64 GB storage and 4,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to run the phone for a whole day easily under mixed usage.

Key specifications of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro:

Models Redmi Note 5 Pro
Display 5.99-inch full HD+ (2160x1080p) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and 2.5D curved glass
  • Brightness: 450 nits and 83% NTSC colour gamut
  • Aspect ratio: 18:9
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
OS Android v7.1.2 Nougat-based MIUI 9 (new MIUI 10 released)
Processor 14nm 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core
GPU Adreno 512
RAM + storage configuration
  • Model 1: 4GB RAM+ 64GB storage (eMMC v5.0)
  • Model 2: 6GB RAM+ 64GB storage (eMMC v5.0)

(Note: Storage expandable up to 128GB)

  • Main: 12MP (with Sony IMX486, 1,25µm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF,)+5MP (Samsung sensor, 1.12µm, f/2.0 aperture) rear-side camera with dual-tone LED flash
  • Front: 20MP with Sony IMX376 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, full HD (1080p) and LED flash
Battery 4,000mAh
Add-ons Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock (coming before March-end), hybrid dual-SIM (nano+nano or microSD), Infrared sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; dual-band: 2.4GHz+5GHz), GPS/GLONASS, 3.5 mm audio jack
Dimensions 158.6 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm
Weight 181g
Colours Black, Gold, Lake Blue and Rose Gold
Price (MRP)
  • Model 1 (4GB RAM+ 64GB storage): Rs 12,999
  • Model 2 (6GB RAM+ 64GB storage): Rs 14,999

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