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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
(Redmi Note 5 Pro in India)
Font logo of Redmi Note 5.png
Codename WHYRED
Manufacturer Xiaomi
Slogan India's all rounder
India's camera beast
Series Xiaomi Redmi
First released February 2018; 7 months ago (2018-02)
Predecessor Redmi Note 4
Successor TBA
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions H: 158.6 mm (6.24 in)
W: 75.4 mm (2.97 in)
D: 8.1 mm (0.32 in)
D max: 9.2 mm (0.36 in)(camera)
181 g (6.4 oz)
Operating system MIUI 9 based on Redmi Note 5 AI Android 8.1.0, Planning to MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0
System on chip Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-core (4x 1.8 GHz Performance Kryo 260 cores based on Cortex A73 + 4x 1.6 GHz efficiency Kryo 260 cores based on Cortex A53)
GPU Adreno 509
Memory China/Global: 3 or 4 or GB LPDDR4X RAM
India: 4 or GB LPDDR4X RAM
Storage China/Global: 32 GB or 64 GB
India: 64 GB
Removable storage microSDXC, expandable up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Display 5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (403 ppi), IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Rear camera China/Global:
Dual: Samsung S5K2L7 12 MP (f/1.9, 1.4 μm) Dual-PD + Samsung 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 μm)
Dual: Sony Exmor RS IMX486 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm) + Samsung S5K5E8 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 μm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Front camera China/Global: OmniVision OV13855 13 MP 1.0 μm
India: Sony Exmor RS IMX376 20 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.8", 1.0 μm), LED flash, 1080p

2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)(ac band only available on Redmi Note 5), dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth V5, A2DP, Low-energy

Redmi Note 5 (Redmi Note 5 Pro in India) is a smartphone developed by Xiaomi Inc. It is a part of Xiaomi's budget Redmi Note smartphone line. Redmi Note 5 was announced on 14 February 2018 in Delhi, India,[1] alongside the local release of Redmi 5 Plus, rebranded as Redmi Note 5.

On 1 March, Xiaomi announced Chinese release of Redmi Note 5.[2][3]



The Redmi Note 5 runs on Snapdragon 636 processor. It is a 64 bit architecture based chipset that has 8x Qualcomm® Kryo™ 260 CPUs with clock speed up to 1.8 GHz that supports Qualcomm® Adreno™ 509 GPU. This chipset is able to render FHD+ (18:9) display screen. It comes with 5.99" full HD+ display, that has an 18:9 aspect ratio, the screen on the Redmi Note 5 has a screen-to-body ratio of 77%. The screen on the device comes with multi-touch support and uses a 2.5 curved glass screen for ultra clarity. The Redmi Note 5 has a ppt rating of 403 and a maximum resolution of 1080x2160, the LCD IPS screen allows for smooth & accurate scrolling. [4]

The main dual-camera setup at the rear of the Redmi Note 5 is located, unlike its predecessors, at the top-left corner on a protruding camera bump that resembles the one present on the iPhone X. It is composed by a 12 MP image sensor plus a 5 MP depth sensor used in portrait mode to have bokeh effect in pictures. The 13 megapixel (India: 20MP) front facing camera features a front flash light rated for 4500K color temperatures as claimed by the company.

Redmi Note 5 (Global) Camera

Redmi Note 5 comes with 3GB, 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 32GB or 64GB expandable storage memory.[5]


Redmi Note 5 (China) runs on MIUI 10 based on Android Oreo 8.1.0. Redmi note 5 pro (India) and Redmi Note 5 (Global) runs on MIUI stable based on Android Oreo [6]

Redmi Note 5 (Global) System


Redmi Note 5 received mostly positive reviews. TechRadar called it the best budget smartphone in the market and rated it 4/5.[7] However lack of NFC, USB type C port and camera bump has been criticised.


On 22 February 2018, in the first sale of the phone, the Indian division of Xiaomi claimed to had sold more than 300,000 Redmi Note 5 (Redmi 5 Plus) and Redmi Note 5 Pro units in less than three minutes and called it the biggest sale in the Indian history of smartphones.[8]


  1. ^ "Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi TV 4 Unveiled in India: Highlights". NDTV Retrieved 2018-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Arriving in China on March 16, May Come with Android 8.1 Oreo Pre-installed - Gizmochina". Gizmochina. 2018-03-01. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note 5 Pro as Redmi Note 5 in China". Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  4. ^ " Note 5". Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  5. ^ "红米 Note5 参数-小米商城". (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-03-16. 
  6. ^ Forum, Xiaomi MIUI Official. "MIUI ROM for Redmi Note 5 - MIUI Downloads - Xiaomi MIUI Official Forum". Retrieved 2018-05-11. 
  7. ^ "Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro review". TechRadar. Retrieved 2018-02-15. 
  8. ^ India, Redmi (2018-02-22). "Thank you for being a part of the biggest sale in the history of smartphones! See you on Feb 28 for the next sale. RT to win f-codes". @RedmiIndia. Retrieved 2018-02-22. 

External links

  • Official Redmi Note 5 website
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