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Redmi 5 Review

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A true powerhouse

 

Specs:

  • 5.7-inch IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory
  • 12 MP Primary Camera
  • 5MP Front camera
  • Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
  • 3300 mAh battery

Rating: 80/100
Price: ₹ 8,999

 

The Redmi 5 is another smart addition to the MI family that will provide you with the experience of the leading features in the market on a budget that won’t burn your pockets. 

 

DESIGN

The Redmi 5 is the replica of Redmi Note 5, which is a let down in terms of innovations and execution of creativity. The design of the phone will definitely appeal those who prefer big screens. The fingerprint sensor is placed below the camera which makes it easy to use and unlock the phone. The phone is not slippery but does gives a dense feeling when you hold it.

DISPLAY

The Display of the phone is undoubtedly impressive. The IPS LCD along with the 720p Resolution does full justice to the 18:9 display ratio. The colours are warm and pop out of the screen. Even under the direct light, the phone does not fail as the auto brightness will alter it to provide the best. The viewing angles are decent considering the phones in the same segment. Users who are fond of gaming and watching content on their smartphones will have a fulfilling experience.

 

Performance

The Redmi 5 has a reliable and a long-lasting battery.The Redmi 5 runs on Android Nougat instead of the updated Android Oreo which is a drawback. Though the company has provided the latest in Xiaomi MIUI 9 in the Redmi 5. While most of the competitive companies are providing the updated version of Android, the lack of it is made up by the MIUI 9 provided by Xiaomi. After the using the phone constantly, the phone did not lag initially and seemed promising but as time passed and playing graphics intensive games, the phone does start lagging at a really minute level.

Camera

The Redmi 5 has 12 MP Primary camera with a f/2.2 aperture and a flash. The camera works well in daylight but the quality of the photo deteriorates with the lack of light. The colour sharpness is fine and the HDR mode is also promising but requires steady hands. The front camera along with the LED flash is average as the photos don’t live up to the promise. The autofocus is also decent but the feature where it detects the age seems like a fools toy where its prediction varies according to the angle at which the phone is pointed at.

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VERDICT: The Redmi 5 is a promising smartphone for its budget. The smartphone has its highs and lows but for those looking for a sleek and smooth smartphone within a budget should consider the Redmi 5 as a suitable option.

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