- Xiaomi Redmi 5 series prices start at Rs 7,999
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be released in offline stores in coming weeks
Xiaomi's recently-unveiled Redmi 5 is all set to go on sale in India on Mi.com, Amazon India at 12 pm today.
It is the successor to the popular Redmi 4 [review] series, but is it worth buying? Absolutely yes! It comes with several upgrades over the predecessor and is also pocket-friendly.
Here are five reasons to buy Xiaomi Redmi 5:
Xiaomi Redmi 5 (base variant) is one of the handful of phones under the Rs 8,000 price-point in the market to boast of the latest display standard. It features a 5.7-inch wide-screen having HD+ (1440x720p) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.
With such features, Redmi 5 owners will find watching videos on Amazon Prime Video or any HD content streaming service enjoyable, with an immersive and cinematic viewing experience.
Though there are several phones in the budget category that come with a metallic shell, they don't come close to matching Xiaomi Redmi 5's premium quality.
The Redmi 5 also comes with a 2.5D curved glass cover on the display panel, which not only offers protection at the edges but also adds to the design.
One of the big upgrades of the Redmi 5 is its camera. It comes with a 12MP rear camera with 1.25µm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and LED flash.
On the front, too, it houses decent hardware. It features a 5MP camera with a dedicated LED flash, which helps in capturing good images even in low-light conditions.
Also, there is the inbuilt Smart Beauty 3.0 feature that promises to enhance selfies best suited for social media platforms.
Processor and OS:
The Redmi 5 comes with a really good Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, which can clock up to 1.8GHz CPU speeds and is backed by Adreno 506 graphics engine and Xiaomi's latest MIUI 9 OS.
With such specs, Redmi 5 owners can rest assured that they will have no trouble in terms of loading of apps, switching between multiple apps, running games and other day-to-day functions.
[Note: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor is used in some phones priced around Rs 20,000, including Vivo V7+, and also in mid-range such as Asus Zenfone 5 Lite and Zenfone 5 Max.
Multiple price points
Xiaomi's well-known philosophy is "Innovation for everyone". The company claims to deliver products with high-end technology at honest prices to consumers. The Redmi 5 is one such example.
It comes in three variants — 2GB RAM+16GB storage, 3GB RAM+32GB storage and 4GB RAM+ 64GB storage — for Rs 7,999, Rs 8,999 and Rs 10,999, respectively.
With such options, Xiaomi fans can choose the best Redmi 5 configuration according to their budget.
Xiaomi Redmi 5: Key specifications
|Display||5.7-inch HD+ (1440x720p) with 2.5D curved glass screen
|OS||Android Nougat-based MIUI 9|
|Processor||14nm-based 64-bit class 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core|
|Storage||16GB/32GB/64GB + expandable up to 128GB via microSD|
|Network||4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM (+ extra microSD slot), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n; dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz), fingerprint sensor, infrared sensor (IR blaster)|
|Dimensions||151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Light Blue and Rose Gold|