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    Announced    2017, December So, Xiaomi Redmi 5 has been around for sometimes now, and it is interesting that the device is coming to me for review within the Val season. 

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    The Redmi series has been Xiaomi’s mid-range smartphones with great specs and yet, pocket-friendly price tag. The device has maintained a consistent price tag since the Redmi 1, although, with few series alterations here and there.

    However, one thing that has not remained consistent with the Redmi series since inceptions is the design and of course, specifications, and the Redmi 5 is not an exception. The device boasts the all-new and trending 18:9 Full Vision Display with HD+ (720 x 1440) resolution. In fact, the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus, is Xiaomi’s first smartphone to pack Full Vision display.

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    Xiaomi Redmi 5 Smartphone Specifications and Features

    OS: MIUI v9 based on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
    SIM Type: Dual Nano-SIMs
    Network Type: GSM/CDMA/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/FDD-LTE/TDD-LTE
    Screen Size : 5.7-inch HD+ IPS display with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution (280 PPI)
    Processor Type: 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 450 Octa-core Cortex-A53 64-bit CPU
    Storage: 16 GB + 2GB RAM/32 GB + 3GB RAM
    External Storage: Dedicated microSD slot, with support up to 128 GB
    Camera: 12-Megapixel rear camera with a single LED Flash and 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
    Back-placed Fingerprint scanner
    Battery: 3300mAh Removable Battery
    Price: Starting at $127

     

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    18:9 Full screen display
    Custom screen aspect ratio
    5.7" HD+ display
    High quality display
    Colorful metal body
    2.5D screen edge
    3300mAh
    Long battery life
    Octa-core processor
    Snapdragon 450
     
    1.25μm large pixel
    Stunning low light photography

    Processor & Memory

     
    Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz max
    Adreno 506 
    2GB + 16GB
    3GB + 32GB

    *Actual free memory and capacity may vary due to various factors. As the operating system occupies a portion of the RAM, actual available memory is lesser than stated. As the phone comes with pre-installed applications, the actual storage size is smaller than stated.

    Dimensions

    Height: 151.8mm
    Width: 72.8 mm
    Thickness: 7.7 mm
    Weight: 157 g
     
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    18:9 Full screen display

    5.7" (diagonally)
    18:9 screen aspect ratio
    1440 x 720 HD+ resolution, 282 PPI, 1000:1 contrast ratio
    450 nits brightness
    72% of NTSC color gamut
    Night display
    Reading mode
    Color temperature adjustment
    Standard mode

    Battery

    3300mAh(typ) / 3200mAh(min)
    Non-removable
    5V/2A

    Camera & Video

    12MP rear camera
    12MP, 1.25μm large pixel
    5-element lens, ƒ/2.2 aperture
    Single LED flash
    PDAF
    Low light enhancement
    HDR
    Panorama
    Burst mode
    Face recognition
    5MP front camera
    Beautify 3.0
    Selfie countdown
    Face recognition
    1080p/720p video, 30fps

    Networks & Connectivity

    Supports 802.11 b/g/n protocols
     
    Supports 2.4/WIFI Direct / WiFi Display
     
    Bluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth HID
     
    4G dual SIM:
    3-choose-2 hybrid SIM tray
    Nano-SIM + micro-SIM or Micro-SIM + micro SD card
    2G:GSM:2/3/5/8
    3G:WCDMA:1/2/5/8
    4G:LET FDD:1/3/4/5/7/8/20
    4G:LTE TDD:38/40
     

    Buttons

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    Navigation & Positioning

    • GPS
    • AGPS
    • GLONASS
    • BeiDou

    Sensors

    • Proximity sensor
    • Gyroscope sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Vibration motor
    • Ambient light sensor

    Multimedia support

      Supports H.264 (Baseline / Main / High profile), MPEG4 (Simple profile / ASP) and other video formats. Supports audio formats such as PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, MP3, AMR - NB and WB, WAV

      Package contents

      Redmi 5 / power adapter / USB cable / warranty card, user guide / SIM insertion tool / Ultra-slim case

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      Note: The 18:9 narrow bezel, high screen-to-body ratio screen is considered the new smartphone display standard in the industry. On this webpage, typical smartphones refer to Mi phones. All data points are based on design specifications, lab data, and suppliers. Graphics shown are illustrations only and not actual measurements.

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