To keep the legacy of Xiaomi’s Redmi line up, Xiaomi launched another budget Android smartphone Redmi 5 in India. The price of Xiaomi Redmi 5 starts from ₹7,999 and goes upto ₹10,999. The smartphone is looking pretty convincing at its price range and no doubt, there is no other phone in the market competing with Xiaomi’s Redmi 5.
Under the hood, the Redmi 5 runs on Snapdragon 450 Octa-Core processor which is based on 14nm architecture. The Redmi 5 comes in 2GB RAM & 16GB Storage, 3GB RAM & 32 GB Storage and lastly, 4GB RAM & 64GB Storage variant. At this price range, Xiaomi is offering the best in class processor and in terms of power efficiency, 14nm based processors are slightly better than other processors which are based on 28nm architecture.
Following the trend of 18:9 Aspect Ratio displays, Xiaomi has updated the Redmi 5 with a 5.7-inch HD+ screen with aspect ratio of 18:9. That means, we have the better display and better gaming & entertainment experience. Like Redmi 4, the Redmi 5 is also packed in an aluminum metal body giving the solid and premium look to the smartphone.
Talking about the power, Redmi 5 has the powerhouse of 3,300mAH which, according to Xiaomi, will provide you the battery backup for 1 day.
For the camera job, the Redmi 5 comes with the 12MP Rear camera with 1.25-micron pixels and a LED Flash. For selfies, it has the 5MP camera with front facing LED Flash. Out of the box, the Redmi 5 runs on Android Nougat with MIUI 9 Skin.
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There is a fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone and to get the best out of 18:9 display, this time Xiaomi has ditched the physical navigation button. You will get the software button for Back, Home and for Recent apps.
Redmi 5 Pricing, Availability & Introductory Offers
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes in blue, pink, gold and black color. The price for the Redmi 5 starts from ₹7,999 for 2GB+16GB, ₹8,999 for 3GB+32GB and ₹10,999 for 4GB+64GB variant. Like always, the phone will be available on Amazon, Mi website, and Mi Home and you can buy it through flash sales. The first flash sale is on 20th March at 12 PM SHARP.
As an introductory offer, Xiaomi has partnered with Reliance Jio where you will get the instant cashback of ₹2,200 on the first recharge and additionally on recharge of ₹198 & ₹299 you will also get 100GB 4G Data. You will also get 5% cashback on SBI Credit card on Amazon & Mi Website. Moreover, Redmi 5 buyers will also get 90% discount on first Kindle e-books.
No doubt, Xiaomi is providing the value for money Android smartphone. For all those, who are looking for best Android smartphone at this price range, Redmi 5 is for you. The 3GB and 32GB variant is always preferred as 16GB Storage is not enough even for the basic apps.