Xiaomi at an event in China has unveiled the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus smartphones. Xiaomi Redmi 5 is using SD 450 octa core processor and price in China starts from RMB 799 (approx Rs. 7,700) and the Redmi 5 Plus is SD 625 powered and its price starts from RMB 999 (approx Rs. 9,700).

Xiaomi Redmi 5 features and specifications

This is a dual SIM handset running MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat 7.1.2. Redmi 5 features a 5.7 inch screen and yes it’s with a 18:9 aspect ratio. There is 2.5D curved glass and resolution is 1440 x 720 pixels.

Inside the hood it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa core processor with Adreno 506 GPU. Now this handset the Redmi 5 comes with 2GB/16GB or 3GB/ 32GB RAM / ROM options, micro SD of up to 128GB is supported.

Weight is 157 grams and on the rear there is a single camera of 12MP resolution and front camera is a 5MP shooter. Other common features are 4G VoLTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, IR blaster and finger print sensor.

A 3300 mAh battery powers the Xiaomi Redmi 5. Now this handset price in China is RMB 799 approx Rs. 7,700 with 2GB/16GB version and the 3GB/32GB version will cost RMB 899 approx Rs. 8,700.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launched

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus features and specifications

This dual SIM handset is also MIUI 9 powered and features a 5.99 inch 2.5D curved screen with full HD+ resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels) – 18:9 aspect ratio. Inside the hood it is using Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core processor with Adreno 506 GPU.

There is 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB RAM / ROM options, plus micro SD card support of up to 128GB. Redmi 5 Plus weight is 179 grams and there is a 12MP single camera on the back, plus a 5MP camera on the front.

Other features are 4G, VoLTE, Finger Print sensor, IR blaster, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. Now this handset houses a 4000 mAh battery. Redmi 5 Plus price in China is RMB 999 approx Rs. 9,700 with 3GB/32GB RAM/ROM and the 4GB/64GB variant will cost RMB 1299 approx Rs. 12,700.

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  1. At least they would have given 8mp front camera… ?5mp would be no helpful…and redmi 5 plus will directly compete with huawei honor 7x…. If it’s priced at 12-13k then also honor 7x has lead in camera department, coz its 2mp depth sensor and 16mp sensor works amazing together, maybe better than mi a1 sometimes… Mi a1’s only competition is honor 7x….

    1. In gaming and 4k video playback or recording redmi 5 plus (sd625)is winner and boys don’t care about camera department 19 20 chalta hai.

  2. At least they would have given 8mp front camera… 🙄5mp would be no helpful…and redmi 5 plus will directly compete with huawei honor 7x…. If it’s priced at 12-13k then also honor 7x has lead in camera department, coz its 2mp depth sensor and 16mp sensor works amazing together, maybe better than mi a1 sometimes… Mi a1’s only competition is honor 7x….

    1. In gaming and 4k video playback or recording redmi 5 plus (sd625)is winner and boys don’t care about camera department 19 20 chalta hai.

  3. Now this clearly indicates that Note 5 will come with dual back cameras and better Sd Soc.

  4. Bhai Sab Manu Jain ke peechhe pud jao ki vo Isi mahine me Redmi 5 aur Redmi 5 plus dono ko India me launch karwaye.

    1. Well said, please tell Manu jain on Twitter that if Xiaomi does not launch Redmi 5 Plus, Huawei/Honor will take over Indian market, Honor now has 3 bezel less phones – 7X at 13k, 9i at 18k & View 10 at 28k (View 10 launching on 8 January in India). 2018 will all about bezel less phones

  5. Indian people please request the Xiaomi India CEO Manu Jain to launch Redmi 5 Plus as soon as possible unless they don’t want to lose the mid segment market to Huawei/Honor. Indians please request Manu Jain on Twitter

    1. you should not be worried as both are Chinese brands..only competition will push them to bring better products at lower price. its good for consumers. let them fight. look how competition has brought down data prices after Jio’s arrival.

  6. The leaked redmi note 5, was actually redmi 5 plus.
    And now iam sure that redmi note 5 will have dual camera and snapdragon 636 or 660 and 18:9 display, it’ll we be a killer once again.

  7. Both phones are Big hit.
    Now Xiaomi ruling 4999 Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 7999, Redmi 5 plus 9999, Redmi note 4 9999 to 11999 , Mi A1 13999 to 14999,.Mi max 13999 to 15999
    Great Device legacy in all midrange price segment.
    Redmi note 5 sud b priced @ 12999 for base variant nd its believe to have SD 636

    1. Idk but 14k to 16k , mi mix isn’t that successful, the big bulky chunks on display, why anyone will go for it… I believe that segment is for motorola or Huawei, and moto x4 is amazing gadget… Anyone going up to 16k will definitely think of buying x4…

      1. true..looks like Xiaomi’s new strategy to bring so many models(to make buyers confuse) and increase base price year by year, I am thinking it will not work, people will compare with Moto G, Honor Xx series which has better build quality and cameras.

  8. Now this clearly indicates that Note 5 will come with dual back cameras and better Sd Soc.

  9. 😂😂go for honor 7x brothers…. Or mi a1 at 13k 😍 (10% off from sbi credit card)

  10. Redmi 5 plus pricing is very close to redmi note 4 and upcoming note 5 will also carry similar price…may be 1k more. So better to skip redmi 5 plus and go for redmi note 5 which is just 2 months away.

    1. Sachin Note 5 should have dual camera in both rear & front. Should also have face unlock. Then it will be blockbuster.

      1. yes, face unlock is going to be mainstream feature in 2018…and xiaomi may put dual cam at front to take on Huawei and oppo.

  11. Bhai Sab Manu Jain ke peechhe pud jao ki vo Isi mahine me Redmi 5 aur Redmi 5 plus dono ko India me launch karwaye.

    1. ek baar China mein bik jaaye , fir bacha hua India mein aa jayega , manu jain nahi kar sakta .

    2. Well said, please tell Manu jain on Twitter that if Xiaomi does not launch Redmi 5 Plus, Huawei/Honor will take over Indian market, Honor now has 3 bezel less phones – 7X at 13k, 9i at 18k & View 10 at 28k (View 10 launching on 8 January in India). 2018 will all about bezel less phones

  12. Indian people please request the Xiaomi India CEO Manu Jain to launch Redmi 5 Plus as soon as possible unless they don’t want to lose the mid segment market to Huawei/Honor. Indians please request Manu Jain on Twitter

    1. you should not be worried as both are Chinese brands..only competition will push them to bring better products at lower price. its good for consumers. let them fight. look how competition has brought down data prices after Jio’s arrival.

    1. They should launch Redmi 5 Plus soon otherwise Honor 7X will take over the market. Note series phones launch in March/April, there are 4 more months, Huawei/Honor can take over the market in this period. Remember Xiaomi has no bezel less phone in India. All other companies – Honor, Oppo, Vivo, Micromax, LG, Samsung, OnePlus, Apple, Google has bezel less phone. Xiaomi is the only company which has no bezel less phone in India

        1. Mix 2 is ugly compared to Oneplus 5T, S8, IphoneX, V30. They should have left zero bezel in bottom & instead leave bezels on top.

  13. Hahahaha ….. No need of Redmi Note 5 . Even Redmi 5 Plus can beat Honor 7x (if dual camera is not concerned)

    1. agreed with u r5+ 4+64gb @12700 with sd 625 far better than kirin 4000mah (700 mah more than 7x) also ir, gyro, 7x cost 16k it has a additional 2 mp secondary camera

  14. Redmi 5 plus specs and looks good… I was about to buy Honor 7x but now will wait for Redmi 5 plus as I like bezzeless phone with MIUI 9…..

  15. ???single rear camera what everyone knew but few folks thought it will definitely come with dual camera… Competitors are- LG Q6, micromax infinity and infinity pro… And few more…

  16. Lol they gimped the battery on the Redmi 5 by 800mAh to 3300mAh. Redmi 4 is the only option in 5-inch segment with crazy battery life. Also, Redmi Note 5 = Redmi 5 Plus. Interesting.

    1. I thing it will give nearly same battery life with 3300mah battery because it’s using all new SD 450 built on 14nm which is much more power efficient and running 720 screen will be easy task for processor and GPU. but the larger screen used will consume the extra power saved by SD450.

      1. can say about redmi 5 camera but compared to specs with v7 ,price of redmi 5 is less than half of v7.

        1. And looks like you all mians are brain washed by paid reviews on youtube.vivos build quility is far better then mi plus its feature wise rich os no doubt mi at its price is better but this doesn’t means vivo is crap you have to check some features of funtouch os that are awesome and you wont get that type of features in any other brand plus vivo has a complain ratio of just about0 0.37% and you get after sells support plus its using hifi chipset for music that mi will not be able to give in this price. You get hifi hendsfree in box worth 470rs that mi doesnt give, + glass cover cost that mi not giving + features mi not giving + after sell support like update your phone to new version on shop from where you baught for free in minutes that not possible in mi that why mi called iphone par sirf gareebon ka dill ki tassali k liye acha hai
          Phone main sirf processor aur storage hi use karoge yah quility bhi just compare the hd display of vivo v7 as color reproduction with mi’s full hd note 4’s and please make the brightness at full please

          1. Nd , u sound like vivo/oppo phone seller , who brainwashes customer to buy vivo/oppo overpriced shit.

        2. I am using Redmi note 4. Now a days most of the people are interested in selfies. mi also released some selfie phones. But they are not releasing phones with full screen display + good selfie cameras.

    1. If they don’t launch these 2 in India immediately, Huawei/Honor will be the new king. Note 5 will come in April. In 4 months Honor can beat Xiaomi

  17. The leaked redmi note 5, was actually redmi 5 plus.
    And now iam sure that redmi note 5 will have dual camera and snapdragon 636 or 660 and 18:9 display, it’ll we be a killer once again.

  18. Both phones are Big hit.
    Now Xiaomi ruling 4999 Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 7999, Redmi 5 plus 9999, Redmi note 4 9999 to 11999 , Mi A1 13999 to 14999,.Mi max 13999 to 15999
    Great Device legacy in all midrange price segment.
    Redmi note 5 sud b priced @ 12999 for base variant nd its believe to have SD 636

    1. Idk but 14k to 16k , mi mix isn’t that successful, the big bulky chunks on display, why anyone will go for it… I believe that segment is for motorola or Huawei, and moto x4 is amazing gadget… Anyone going up to 16k will definitely think of buying x4…

      1. true..looks like Xiaomi’s new strategy to bring so many models(to make buyers confuse) and increase base price year by year, I am thinking it will not work, people will compare with Moto G, Honor Xx series which has better build quality and cameras.

  19. Redmi 5 plus pricing is very close to redmi note 4 and upcoming note 5 will also carry similar price…may be 1k more. So better to skip redmi 5 plus and go for redmi note 5 which is just 2 months away.

    1. Sachin Note 5 should have dual camera in both rear & front. Should also have face unlock. Then it will be blockbuster.

      1. yes, face unlock is going to be mainstream feature in 2018…and xiaomi may put dual cam at front to take on Huawei and oppo.

    1. They should launch Redmi 5 Plus soon otherwise Honor 7X will take over the market. Note series phones launch in March/April, there are 4 more months, Huawei/Honor can take over the market in this period. Remember Xiaomi has no bezel less phone in India. All other companies – Honor, Oppo, Vivo, Micromax, LG, Samsung, OnePlus, Apple, Google has bezel less phone. Xiaomi is the only company which has no bezel less phone in India

        1. Mix 2 is ugly compared to Oneplus 5T, S8, IphoneX, V30. They should have left zero bezel in bottom & instead leave bezels on top.

  20. Hahahaha ….. No need of Redmi Note 5 . Even Redmi 5 Plus can beat Honor 7x (if dual camera is not concerned)

    1. agreed with u r5+ 4+64gb @12700 with sd 625 far better than kirin 4000mah (700 mah more than 7x) also ir, gyro, 7x cost 16k it has a additional 2 mp secondary camera

  21. Redmi 5 plus specs and looks good… I was about to buy Honor 7x but now will wait for Redmi 5 plus as I like bezzeless phone with MIUI 9…..

  22. 😂😂🙋single rear camera what everyone knew but few folks thought it will definitely come with dual camera… Competitors are- LG Q6, micromax infinity and infinity pro… And few more…

  23. Lol they gimped the battery on the Redmi 5 by 800mAh to 3300mAh. Redmi 4 is the only option in 5-inch segment with crazy battery life. Also, Redmi Note 5 = Redmi 5 Plus. Interesting.

    1. I thing it will give nearly same battery life with 3300mah battery because it’s using all new SD 450 built on 14nm which is much more power efficient and running 720 screen will be easy task for processor and GPU. but the larger screen used will consume the extra power saved by SD450.

      1. Fir jab yehi processor v7+ main use hua tog yeh kyu bharta bana rahe the bettery kam hai!!!

      1. can say about redmi 5 camera but compared to specs with v7 ,price of redmi 5 is less than half of v7.

        1. And looks like you all mians are brain washed by paid reviews on youtube.vivos build quility is far better then mi plus its feature wise rich os no doubt mi at its price is better but this doesn’t means vivo is crap you have to check some features of funtouch os that are awesome and you wont get that type of features in any other brand plus vivo has a complain ratio of just about0 0.37% and you get after sells support plus its using hifi chipset for music that mi will not be able to give in this price. You get hifi hendsfree in box worth 470rs that mi doesnt give, + glass cover cost that mi not giving + features mi not giving + after sell support like update your phone to new version on shop from where you baught for free in minutes that not possible in mi that why mi called iphone par sirf gareebon ka dill ki tassali k liye acha hai
          Phone main sirf processor aur storage hi use karoge yah quility bhi just compare the hd display of vivo v7 as color reproduction with mi’s full hd note 4’s and please make the brightness at full please

          1. Nd , u sound like vivo/oppo phone seller , who brainwashes customer to buy vivo/oppo overpriced shit.

        2. I am using Redmi note 4. Now a days most of the people are interested in selfies. mi also released some selfie phones. But they are not releasing phones with full screen display + good selfie cameras.

    1. If they don’t launch these 2 in India immediately, Huawei/Honor will be the new king. Note 5 will come in April. In 4 months Honor can beat Xiaomi