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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Redmi Note 5: Let’s pinpoint those differences

first_imgXiaomi has launched the Redmi 5 phone in India at a starting price of Rs 7,999. Successor to last year’s Redmi 4, the Redmi 5 completes Xiaomi’s portfolio of affordable Redmi phones in India. The most striking aspect of the Redmi 5 is the fact that it’s the most affordable bezel-less phone with an 18:9 aspect ratio in the Indian market right now. Having said that, it can also be considered as a more affordable Redmi Note 5.The Redmi Note 5 is, in fact, the Redmi 5 Plus re-branded for the Indian market. The Redmi 5 Plus was launched in China late last year, along side the Redmi 5. Both the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus (or the Redmi Note 5) bring bezel-less screens to the masses.But how different is the Redmi 5 from the Redmi Note 5? Let’s find out.1.The Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi 5 are Xiaomi’s first mainstream bezel-less phones in India. Because Xiaomi has shaved off much of the bezels on the top and bottom and also on the sides, the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi 5 occupy a much smaller footprint when in the hands unlike regular 6-inch phones that can be quite a handful. The Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi 5, to that effect, also sport an unusual aspect ratio of 18:9 as against the more traditional 16:9.2.Both the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi 5 come with full-metal bodies and rear mounted fingerprint scanners. There’s 2.5D curved glass on the front and on-screen keys for navigation. Both the phones will be available in as many as four colours: black, gold, rose gold and blue.advertisement3.The Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch ‘full-screen’ HD+ IPS LCD display with a 720×1440 pixel resolution and 282ppi pixel density. The Redmi Note 5 comes with a 5.99-inch ‘full-screen’ FHD+ display with a 2160x1080p resolution and 403ppi pixel density.4.The Redmi 5 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU. It will be available in as many as three RAM versions: 2GB, 3GB and 4GB. It will further be available in as many three storage versions: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. All the versions of the Redmi 5 will support expandable storage of up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot.5.5. The Redmi Note 5, on the other hand, comes with a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU. It will be available in as many as two RAM versions: 3GB and 4GB. It will further be available in as many two storage versions: 32GB and 64GB. All the versions of the Redmi Note 5 will support expandable storage of up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot.6. Both the phones come with an IR-blaster that can be used (in tandem with the Mi Remote app or even some third-party solutions) to control smart home appliances. While the Redmi Note 5 comes with a massive 4,000mAh battery, the Redmi 5 comes with a smaller 3,300mAh battery.5. Both the phones run Android 7.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9.6. The Redmi 5 ships with the same camera credentials as the more expensive Redmi Note 5. Which means it also comes with a 12-megapixel rear sensor with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus and a dual-LED (dual-tone) flash.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Redmi 5A: It is worth paying extra for Redmi 5 because of its better design, display and hardware7. Both the phones come with a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Both the phones also get LED flash.8. Both the phones support dual-SIM, expandable storage of up to 128GB via a hybrid micro-SD card slot, 4G LTE and VoLTE connectivity.9. The Redmi 5 will be available for buying at a starting price of Rs 7,999 for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage version going all the way to Rs 10,999 for the top end 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version. The Redmi 5 will also be available in 3GB RAM and 32GB storage version for Rs 8,999. While the Redmi Note 5 will sell for Rs 9,999 for base 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, the top-end version of the phone with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will sell for Rs 11,999.last_img read more