overview of the smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: new budget authority in the line of the company

A young company Xiaomi burst into the mobile market and today confidently recaptures the palm of the more famous brands. Mi relies on available to citizens with average income devices that can surprise even the experienced audience to its advanced technical stuffing. One of the latest successful development of the brand — model Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

Budget smartphone available for the buyer in several variations. The younger model has on Board 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, the average contains a 4 GB temporary and 64 GB of permanent memory, and the high from the previous will differ only in the amount of RAM in 6 GB.&We chose to review the best option for themselves Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4/64GB.

The device can safely be called a budget smartphone with the makings of a flagship. The global version meets all European quality standards, as evidenced by the markings on the back side of the case. The performance of the mobile communication device is practically not inferior to counterparts from Apple, Samsung, Huawei and other popular brands. And only the discerning users will be able to detect a slight difference in the comfort when operating the gadget while you work with the most demanding applications.

Technical characteristics Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:

  • Screen: 5.99 inch, 2160 x 1080 pixels (18:9), IPS, 403 PPI, 16 million colors, cover glass, oleophobic coating;
  • CPU: 8-core (4x 1.8 GHz 4x 1.6 GHz), Qualcomm Snapdragon 636;
  • Graphics accelerator: Adreno 509;
  • memory: 3/4/6 GB LPDDR4X ;
  • Built-in memory: 32/64 GB flash memory eMMC 5.1;
  • External memory: microSD up to 256 GB (shared with slot for second SIM card);
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo (firmware MIUI 9);
  • camera: dual, 12+5 MP (aperture f/1.9, led flash, autofocus), video recording Full HD (1920×1080);
  • Front camera: 13 MP (f/2.0 aperture, flash);
  • SIM Slots: combined slot for two nano SIM cards (up to 256 GB, instead of the second SIM card);
  • Interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, FM radio, infrared
  • Connectivity: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 | UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz | LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 34, 38, 39 40, 41
  • Navigation: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou;
  • Sensors: light, Hall, the approximation, gyro, accelerometer, magnetometer;
  • Optional: a fingerprint scanner, the unlocking face, and a 3.5 mm Jack for headset, flashlight;
  • Battery: non-removable, 4000 mAh (there is support for fast charging Quick Charge 2.0, but still not buy separately);
  • dimensions: 158,5х75,45х8 mm;
  • Massa: 181 g;
  • Available colors: black, rose gold, blue, gold and red.


The smartphone comes in original orange box with the model name on the bottom and the logo in the top right corner. On the back identifies all the main parameters of the apparatus.

In the package are compact the unit itself, the basic manual in English, clear darkened the silicone case, USB cable, a tool for retrieving the contents of the slots and the adapter (2A, 5V). It is noteworthy that both elements of the charge are available in white, although the smartphone — black.


Unquestionable advantage of the device, conspicuous, — a metal cover on the back side of the monolithic body. The model of the smartphone have shown only two end plastic inserts. Thin device with dimensions of 158,6х75,4x8,05 mm has a small weight (181 grams), looks sleek and good in the hand. Graceful design and rounded edges give the gadget a solidity and elegance at the same time.

At the back of the smartphone is slightly protruding out dual camera with flash at center and a convenient thumbprint scanner. The sensor is slightly sunk.

Of 5.99-inch screen device with a small bezel is protected by durable tempered glass with a 2.5 D effect and oleophobic coating. Located on top of the earpiece, front camera, light sensor, charging indicator and led backlight.

on the right side of the case are the power button and volume control. Slot with dual tray located on the left side. It is noteworthy that in this model, only 2 identity module format nanoSIM, one of which can be used as a memory card with up to 256 gigabytes.

On the top panel are the infrared port and the hole for the second microphone. The connector at the USB cable and audiogenic (3.5 mm) and speaker and the main microphone is located on the bottom of the hull.


The resolution of the screen — 2160х1080 pixels when the aspect ratio is 18:9. The design is made in a simple style, without frills. The developers refused to go on about fashion and did not implement the popular "Bang". The lateral width of the frame — 3 mm. Margins on the top and bottom field — about 9 mm.

The user will appreciate the bright and clear screen, without any graininess. The density of dots per 1 inch — 403 R. Thanks to IPS-matrix Redmi Notes 5 gives good viewing angles, regardless of lighting. The device is easy to operate even under intense sunlight. The owner can configure itself by selecting the lamp mode, color tones, text size in reading, and also the intensity of the blue filter.

OS and interface

The smartphone comes with IOS and Android — 8.1.0 and shell MIUI 9.5 with an upgrade to more advanced versions for OTA. This is a huge advantage from the Global model.

In comparison with previous mobile communication devices from Xiaomi, the menu became more convenient. The company has taken care to ensure that even a novice can easily navigate the smartphone, customizing it for themselves. Undeniable advantages — an intuitive arrangement of menu items and able to quickly choose the desired functionality by moving the slider to the left (to clear the memory, notes, QR code, news, etc.).

As on other devices range Xiaomi, the smartphone is preinstalled starter kit application Mi. You can use your phone as a remote control to household appliances (TV, cooker, scales, etc.). All that is required from the owner — register a Mi account.

In Redmi Note 5 support ranges LTE FDD and Bend 3.7.20. The apparatus receives signals well and catches frequency Wi-Fi, bluetooth and GPS. Unfortunately, the NFC module is absent, so the owners of the Notes 5 contactless will not be able to communicate and make electronic payments through near field communication.


The amount of RAM (4 gigabytes) is enough for comfortable work with multiple applications. Multi-touch support 10 touch at the same time. High performance is ensured by the 64-bit architecture and 8-core processor Kryo 260, clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. The developers claim that their debut mobile platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 with a graphics accelerator Adreno 509 can improve the system performance by more than 40% compared to the previous version. And here is the results of synthetic tests.

Redmi Notes 5 copes with the most heavy applications. His "filling" makes it comfortable to play demanding games without any subsidence, which connects it with the advanced models more advanced gadgets. The smartphone can be considered a "handheld game console", "personal account" and "cinema". However, compulsive gamblers can feel the difference in performance.

a non-Removable lithium-polymer battery 4000 mAh long holds a charge. Adapter with the Quick Charge 2.0 matrix fills a discharged battery to 100% in about 2 hours.


The distinguishing feature of the model — the availability of dual cameras on 12 and 5 MP. The support module will certainly have fans of portrait photography, the background blur. The front camera boasts an impressive 13 MP which is enough in order to make high-quality self-photos. The only downside — a surplus of white, but colors can be adjusted in manual mode.

, The machine provides the function of face recognition, various filters, electronic image stabilization and the possibility of multiple approximations. The phone can capture videos in Full HD resolution with a frame rate of 30 FPS. Unlike the flagships, the device does not support the feature of shooting in the popular format of 4K, but it can be used to perform fast or time-lapse video (timelapse) with time intervals from 6 seconds to 1 minute.


The device is equipped with a loud multimedia speaker with standard settings. To improve the sound allows band equalizer with presets.

To listen to music or radio quality sound, the owners of Redmi Note 5 will need additional headset or headphones.


The smartphone Redmi Note 5 — this is the best choice for modern people who are not accustomed to deny yourself comfort, even with a limited budget. The device is suitable for gaming, watching videos, Internet surfing, social networking, as well as the quality of the photo shoots and videos. Thanks to integrated artificial intelligence phone can recognize owner's face and the objects in the frame. However, we should not forget that we face an economy version of the mobile communication device.


  • Affordable cost;
  • a Powerful processor with high performance;
  • Bright juicy colors of the screen;
  • Versatility. The device supports most useful functions;
  • the Presence of two cameras with rich optional;
  • there is an infrared port.


  • is Missing near field communication NFC;
  • IN the kit is not adapter fast charging;
  • The camera does not support shooting mode in 4K;
  • There is no third slot for the second SIM card. Users have to choose between Sim 2 and memory card.

This smartphone is very hard to find fault: Yes it has no NFC and is the popular Type-C manufacturers have integrated a standard micro-USB. Perhaps the owner of the unit will have to sacrifice one SIM card for installing a memory card. However, for the money the smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a good screen and performance.

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