Shomik Sen Bhattacharjee Feb 22, 2018 09:25 AM IST
Xiaomi India announced the launch of its latest devices, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and the more premium and powerful, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro a week back. Both smartphones have been creating a buzz since launch and it's finally time for them to go on sale.
Both the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro will have see their first flash sale at 12 pm today, on Flipkart as well as on Xiaomi's own e-commerce site Mi.com. Xiaomi will also have its first TV in India, the Mi LED Smart TV 4 on sale at 2 pm today on both Flipkart and Mi.com.
The Redmi Note 5 will be available in two variants — a 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage variant (Rs 9,999) and a 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant (Rs 11,999).
The Redmi Note 5 Pro will also be available in two variants — a 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant (Rs 13,999) and a 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variant (Rs 16,999).
The Mi LED Smart TV 4 will be up for grabs in only one variant with a screen size of 55-inches at Rs 39,999.
Going by specifications, the highlight of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is its 5.99-inch FHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC along with the Adreno 506 GPU. In terms of the camera, it has a single camera on the back with a 12 MP sensor and f/2.2 aperture. On the front, we see a 5 MP camera with LED selfie-light.
The key features of the more powerful sibling, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the debut of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 SoC with 8x Kryo 260 processor cores clocked at 1.8 GHz along with an Adreno 509 GPU. Xiaomi also packs in a dual-camera system on the back with 12 MP + 5 MP sensors arranged vertically in an iPhone X-like design. On the front, we see a 20 MP Sony IMX376 sensor with LED selfie-light.
Both the phones also feature dual-SIM 4G VoLTE capability, a rear fingerprint sensor and a 4,000 mAh battery. The phones will be available in Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Blue colours.
Now, we have already reviewed both the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the verdict on both the devices are out.
In a nutshell, the Redmi Note 5 ticks all the right boxes and offers a great package at a great price, but is no longer the budget king.
Want to find out why? Head over to our comprehensive review of the Redmi Note 5 right here.
The verdict on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, is that it is the eventual evolution of the Redmi Note series. It may be priced a bit higher in the budget to mid-range segment, but its performance (including its camera performance) easily makes up for its price hike. Why do we think that the Note 5 Pro is totally worth its price?
Head over here where you will find the answer to every query and also have a look at the camera samples from the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
If you are still in two minds about which phone to pick up and just cannot decide which one is right for you at your budget, head over to our head-to-head comparison of the two phones here.