How to buy - Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro, Specifications, reviews and more

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Xiaomi presents an all-new smartphone named Redmi Note 5 Pro that is sleek, stylish and fits into the requirements of all gadget lovers. Designed to match international standards, this smartphone is expected to be the next big thing in the market of modish gadgets. The all-new Redmi Note 5 Pro model will soon take the place of the superhit Redmi Note 4 model in the company's India portfolio.

As announced at the time of their launch earlier this month, Xiaomi has partnered with Reliance Jio to bundle the "Jio #GiveMe5 Offer" with the new smartphones under which customers will get cashback vouchers worth Rs. 2,200 and can avail up to 4.5TB of 4G data on Jio's network. The Redmi Note models also come bundled with an ultra-slim case.

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Similarly to the Redmi Note 5, the dual-SIM Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro  runs MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. The handset also has the identical 5.99-inch full-HD (1080x2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 450-nit brightness, 83 percent NTSC colour gamut, and 2.5D curved glass. It is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with Adreno 509 GPU and either 4GB or 6GB of RAM. The presence of the Snapdragon 636 SoC is touted to make the Redmi Note 5 Pro the "fastest Redmi Note ever" with an AnTuTu score of 109,692. The smartphone has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.

In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has a dual rear camera setup, with a 12-megapixel primary sensor sporting an aperture of f/2.2 and a 1.25-micron pixel size, while the 5-megapixel secondary sensor has a f/2.0 aperture and 1.12-micron pixel size. There is also an LED flash on the back. On the front, the smartphone has a 20-megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor that is accompanied by an LED selfie-light module. There is 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. Further, the handset has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. It packs a 4000mAh battery and weighs 181 grams.
Xiaomi built its entire business model on offering great value for money — and as the sales numbers indicate, the strategy has paid off handsomely for the brand. But following up on the Redmi Note 4 is a tough act, as there wasn't much wrong with the device.That's why with its 2018 budget phone, Xiaomi is focusing on core upgrades in all the major areas. The Redmi Note 5 Pro introduces an 18:9 display, a dual camera at the back and a 20MP front camera with LED flash, a Snapdragon 636 chipset, and up to 6GB of RAM. Xiaomi led the category for battery life last year, and things aren't any different this year — the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 4000mAh battery.

If you're in the market for a budget phone, the Redmi Note 5 Pro should be at the top of your list. The combination of sheer hardware combined with the great camera, two-day battery life, and 18:9 panel makes the Redmi Note 5 Pro the device to beat in the budget segment.

The phone is offered in two variants — a model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and a version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The 4GB model retails for ₹13,999 and is on sale, and the 6GB version will be making its debut at a later date for ₹16,999. With Xiaomi making a stronger push for offline sales, it'll be easier to get your hands on the Redmi Note 5 Pro than in previous years. The phone should be making its way to Xiaomi's offline partners shortly after its launch, and head to the 22 Mi Home stores in the country.


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