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Xiaomi Redmi 5 (2017) review

Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
Adreno 506
3 GB / 32 GB
5 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus

Xiaomi announced the launch of the Redmi 5 smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the Xiaomi Redmi 5 phone with 5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes with Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3680 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5 inches phone comes with IPS display (1080 x 1920 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 specifications

BrandXiaomi
NameRedmi 5
ModelREDMI5
Release date2017

Body

Colorsgold, gray
SIM typeNano SIM, Micro SIM

System

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 comes with Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v7.1.1 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
CPUOcta-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506

Display

The size of Redmi 5 screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches IPS display of Xiaomi Redmi 5 with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Xiaomi Redmi 5 (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Redmi 5 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Redmi 5 phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 3680 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Redmi 5 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 3680 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Redmi 5 phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Xiaomi phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Xiaomi Redmi 5 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone supports fast charging technology, which comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Fast charging, Quick Charge
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Xiaomi Redmi 5, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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