Xiaomi today launched the Redmi 5 in India. This is upgraded version of Redmi 4. It comes with 18:9 aspect ratio screen and will be available in 4 exciting colors. There are 3 variants 2GB/16GB for Rs. 7,999, 3GB/32GB for Rs. 8,999 and 4GB/64GB for Rs. 10,999.

The Redmi 5 will be available from 20th March from Amazon.in, Mi.com website and Mi Home stores across India. This handset comes with hybrid dual SIM slots and running MIUI 9 out of the box based on Android 7.1.2.

Redmi 5 features a 5.7 inch 2.5D curved screen with 1440 x 720 pixels resolution. Inside the hood it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa core processor with Adreno 506 (14nm tech). The RAM / ROM combination have already mentioned (2GB/16GB, 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB).

Redmi 5 launched

Coming to the camera on the rear there is a 12MP AF camera with f/2.2 aperture and with LED flash support. On the front there is 5MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash support. Β Also included – IR blaster and Finger Print sensor on the back.

Redmi 5 color options

Handset weight is 157 grams and is 7.7mm thick. Other features are 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2 andΒ  Wi-Fi. A 3300 mAh battery powers this handset.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 will be available from 20th in Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Blue color options. So what do you think about the features and price? Will you get one?

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  1. me iska wait kar raha tha par aap logo ke comment dekhne ke baad infinix hot s3 order kar diya, kya mene sahi kiya?

    1. Bilkul sahi kiya aapne. Redmi 5 me hybrid slot to nahi hona tha, yafir battery 4000 mAh hona chahiye tha, yafir base model 7499 ka hona chahiye tha, yafir SBI offer na dekar sare models 500 saste hone chahiye the.

  2. me iska wait kar raha tha par aap logo ke comment dekhne ke baad infinix hot s3 order kar diya, kya mene sahi kiya?

    1. Bilkul sahi kiya aapne. Redmi 5 me hybrid slot to nahi hona tha, yafir battery 4000 mAh hona chahiye tha, yafir base model 7499 ka hona chahiye tha, yafir SBI offer na dekar sare models 500 saste hone chahiye the.

  3. The backside of this phone is little bit flatter than the ugly curvy back design of redmi note 5, definitely it looks better than the redmi note 5, only thing is its hybrid sim, other than its good, people comparing with infinix hot s3 is a joke, at least redmi phones have better re-sale value.

    1. I bought infinix note 4 7months earlier at 8150 during instant cashback offer and sold few days back (5,6 days back) at 7800. And believe me except the sound quality in earphones I loved every aspect of the phone even more tha redmi note 4. I’m not a gamer but I’m a multi tasker and obviously multi tasking was pleasure on infinix note 4. Right now I’m commenting from my secondary phone which is redmi note 4. So how’s the resale value of infinix?

  4. The backside of this phone is little bit flatter than the ugly curvy back design of redmi note 5, definitely it looks better than the redmi note 5, only thing is its hybrid sim, other than its good, people comparing with infinix hot s3 is a joke, at least redmi phones have better re-sale value.

    1. I bought infinix note 4 7months earlier at 8150 during instant cashback offer and sold few days back (5,6 days back) at 7800. And believe me except the sound quality in earphones I loved every aspect of the phone even more tha redmi note 4. I’m not a gamer but I’m a multi tasker and obviously multi tasking was pleasure on infinix note 4. Right now I’m commenting from my secondary phone which is redmi note 4. So how’s the resale value of infinix?

  5. If you have SBI Credit Card than definitely go for 32gb model which will cost 8549 only after 5% instant discount. Those people who are complaining are Oppo Vivo Gionee users which have wasted their money in so called selfie expert moonlight selfie selfistan etc etc. I know Xiaomi since 2014 as I bought reddmi1s in 2014. Used it for 2 years and somebody at night snatched it from my hands while I was walking.

    1. People who are complaining are not only Oppo and Vivo customers many of them are MI fans. Actually SBI offer given by Xiaomi is not good. Instead of giving SBI cashback offer should have priced 500 less since everyone doesn’t have the SBI credit card.

  6. If you have SBI Credit Card than definitely go for 32gb model which will cost 8549 only after 5% instant discount. Those people who are complaining are Oppo Vivo Gionee users which have wasted their money in so called selfie expert moonlight selfie selfistan etc etc. I know Xiaomi since 2014 as I bought reddmi1s in 2014. Used it for 2 years and somebody at night snatched it from my hands while I was walking.

    1. People who are complaining are not only Oppo and Vivo customers many of them are MI fans. Actually SBI offer given by Xiaomi is not good. Instead of giving SBI cashback offer should have priced 500 less since everyone doesn’t have the SBI credit card.

  7. I think its a good package, do mind that this snap 450 is a 14nm chipset that is 25% more battery efficient than the older 430 which was a 28 nm chipset .. so at the end Redmi 5 will also give the same backup as the redmi 4 . Price is justified as redmi 5 sports a bigger 18:9 display and has a better chipset than the older generation Redmi 4. The only thing that bugs me is the hybrid sim slots , i own a redmi 4 and thats the only thing that i hate most.

    1. For me hybrid slot makes no difference as I use 2 phones with separate Sims at same time.

  8. SD 450 ke saath 10400 mah ki battery de deta to compact power house banjata.

    wese to hybrid sim slot ki baat hum sambhal lenge.

    5 days battery backup deta to compact power house hota.

    fastest charge 4.0 de dena chahiye tha.

    8000 rupiya main kon 2GB wala kharidega.

    Facebook app to 500mb ram kha jata hai , what’s app to 347mb ram khata hai.. bacha kya tatti..

    1. 10400 battery, 5 day backup, fastest charge tech, etc. Hope you are in your senses.

      I agree 2 GB RAM and asking 8k is lame plus shows Xiaomi now has taken our market for granted but use some decent language to post your opinion.

  9. I think its a good package, do mind that this snap 450 is a 14nm chipset that is 25% more battery efficient than the older 430 which was a 28 nm chipset .. so at the end Redmi 5 will also give the same backup as the redmi 4 . Price is justified as redmi 5 sports a bigger 18:9 display and has a better chipset than the older generation Redmi 4. The only thing that bugs me is the hybrid sim slots , i own a redmi 4 and thats the only thing that i hate most.

    1. For me hybrid slot makes no difference as I use 2 phones with separate Sims at same time.

  10. SD 450 ke saath 10400 mah ki battery de deta to compact power house banjata.

    wese to hybrid sim slot ki baat hum sambhal lenge.

    5 days battery backup deta to compact power house hota.

    fastest charge 4.0 de dena chahiye tha.

    8000 rupiya main kon 2GB wala kharidega.

    Facebook app to 500mb ram kha jata hai , what’s app to 347mb ram khata hai.. bacha kya tatti..

    1. 10400 battery, 5 day backup, fastest charge tech, etc. Hope you are in your senses.

      I agree 2 GB RAM and asking 8k is lame plus shows Xiaomi now has taken our market for granted but use some decent language to post your opinion.

  11. mi website showing book priority access even without logging in for redmi note 5 pro at 11 pm today. i was able to book and complete payment . i called my friend who could also book at 11;30 pm. how could it became so simple

  12. Wow, SD450 and under 10k launch is completely ignored. Sticking to a hybrid slot is a downer though.

  13. Xiaomi roaring from many days we launching”compact power house”….. What a power house only 3300mah…..Ha ha ha,well done xiaomi…..shabash

    1. Well said a hutyapa of compact power house has come. Shameless people didn’t even hesitate to say compact power house for 3300mAh battery. Infinix is going to be the next no. 1 in India. Compare this redmi 5 with Infinix hot s3. Arre sd 450 lekar kaddu kaatna hai kya? Only plus point of redmi 5 is sd 450.

  14. Guys this phone has latest Snapdragon 450 Octacore processor made on 14 nano meter technology. This is almost equal to 625. This processor is very power efficient and will consume less battery. 32 gb variant is the best option to buy.

    1. Yes, but 32gb is not enough, hybrid slot is a deal breaker for many. And 3300mAh battery is very less for huge display compared to redmi 4’s 4100mAh.

    2. People are only ranting about reduced battery life. Glad to see your comment which has sense.

      1. Pyar andha hota hai. Don’t love a brand. Nobody said it’s a great launch by Xiaomi. Highly priced, trimmed down specs.

          1. I’m not trolling you just putting the fact in front of you. Battery has been reduced is the well known fact. How can you deny it? You said people are ranting about the reduced battery size which is true and people are really disappointed to have a lesser battery on a bigger display. Think why people should not criticize the battery? They should.

  15. Gogi… I personally feel that it is an utter nonsense back design from Xiaomi. Still using plastic top and bottom?

    The same back design has made Redmi Note 5 Pro look like a crap design, inspite of superior specs.

    And same again with Redmi 5… Come on Xiaomi…

    I personally feel Xiaomi should have gone with Mi A1’s back design implementation for all the three new smartphones namely RN5, RN5 Pro and Redmi 5, which feels and looks better and more premium and very close to metal unibody design.

  16. Much better options already exist…
    Lenovo k8 plus, honor….
    Ab kuchh naya ni aane wala diwali se pehle… Xiaomi k side se… Better is to avoid these yet…

    1. Still everybody will go for Xioami due to it’s great processor. Xiaomi uses Snapdragon which is the best.

  17. SD 450 is almost 90 percent same as SD 625 in performance and larger 5.7 inch screen is great. the base 2GB Ram will become laggy after updating to newer ROM.

  18. For the first time almost everyone is criticizing Xiaomi and its pricing. I had mentioned earlier that 6999 would be great and 7499 will be okay but they made it 7999. But even then didn’t give 4000 battery and dedicated micro sd slot…!!!

  19. mi website showing book priority access even without logging in for redmi note 5 pro at 11 pm today. i was able to book and complete payment . i called my friend who could also book at 11;30 pm. how could it became so simple

  20. All versions are overpriced by rs.1000-1500……As battery capacity has reduced from 4000 mah..?

  21. Wow, SD450 and under 10k launch is completely ignored. Sticking to a hybrid slot is a downer though.

  22. Xiaomi roaring from many days we launching”compact power house”….. What a power house only 3300mah…..Ha ha ha,well done xiaomi…..shabash

    1. Well said a hutyapa of compact power house has come. Shameless people didn’t even hesitate to say compact power house for 3300mAh battery. Infinix is going to be the next no. 1 in India. Compare this redmi 5 with Infinix hot s3. Arre sd 450 lekar kaddu kaatna hai kya? Only plus point of redmi 5 is sd 450.

  23. Guys this phone has latest Snapdragon 450 Octacore processor made on 14 nano meter technology. This is almost equal to 625. This processor is very power efficient and will consume less battery. 32 gb variant is the best option to buy.

    1. Yes, but 32gb is not enough, hybrid slot is a deal breaker for many. And 3300mAh battery is very less for huge display compared to redmi 4’s 4100mAh.

    2. People are only ranting about reduced battery life. Glad to see your comment which has sense.

      1. Pyar andha hota hai. Don’t love a brand. Nobody said it’s a great launch by Xiaomi. Highly priced, trimmed down specs.

          1. I’m not trolling you just putting the fact in front of you. Battery has been reduced is the well known fact. How can you deny it? You said people are ranting about the reduced battery size which is true and people are really disappointed to have a lesser battery on a bigger display. Think why people should not criticize the battery? They should.

  24. Gogi… I personally feel that it is an utter nonsense back design from Xiaomi. Still using plastic top and bottom?

    The same back design has made Redmi Note 5 Pro look like a crap design, inspite of superior specs.

    And same again with Redmi 5… Come on Xiaomi…

    I personally feel Xiaomi should have gone with Mi A1’s back design implementation for all the three new smartphones namely RN5, RN5 Pro and Redmi 5, which feels and looks better and more premium and very close to metal unibody design.

  25. Much better options already exist…
    Lenovo k8 plus, honor….
    Ab kuchh naya ni aane wala diwali se pehle… Xiaomi k side se… Better is to avoid these yet…

    1. Still everybody will go for Xioami due to it’s great processor. Xiaomi uses Snapdragon which is the best.

  26. 10.or E is still avalaible in Rs 5000.
    Very Good phone in the price.
    Specs are almost similar to Redmi 5a + .2 inch greater screen and have fingerprint scanner too.
    No sane person will purchase 5a after price increase

  27. Honor 9 Life at 10999
    Lenovo K8 Plus at 7999
    Infinix Hot S3 at 8999
    Smartron T Phone at 6999 (Best deal imho)

    RIP Xiaomi… you started going HTC and Samsung way

    1. Only Honor has 18:9 aspect ratio. And it’s 11000 dear. I will go for Redmi 5 32gb version which will cost me 8549 after SBI Credit card discount.

  28. SD 450 is almost 90 percent same as SD 625 in performance and larger 5.7 inch screen is great. the base 2GB Ram will become laggy after updating to newer ROM.

  29. For the first time almost everyone is criticizing Xiaomi and its pricing. I had mentioned earlier that 6999 would be great and 7499 will be okay but they made it 7999. But even then didn’t give 4000 battery and dedicated micro sd slot…!!!

  30. Thanks Xiaomi, you made my decision easy. I was not getting Note 5 Pro due to fake flash sales and artificial shortage. Even Honor 9 Lite was same situation earlier, but it eased out now. Same will happen to Note 5 Pro as well once a better competitor comes up.

    I was planning to wait for Redmi 5, but the specs and pricing made my decision easy. I will now go back to Honor 9 Lite. And I don’t have patience to waste another month in another series of fake flash sales.

    Anyone have any idea on Panasonic Eluga Ray 700? Blue color looks awesome and currently it’s on sale on Flipkart.

    1. Nice..

      But no one from Xiaomi read your comment here better you will try on there official portal or id’s maybe then they read. πŸ˜‰

      1. Honor lite 9 will lag with heavy games like modern combat and asphalt 8 in very high quality mode which is buttery smooth on redmi5 or Redmi Note5.

    2. @Shekar Bhai Honor 9 Lite Lele…. Face Unlock Update Bhi Aa Gaya Hai….. Panasonic Mat Le.

  31. Yeh kya launch kar diya bhai 😐
    Sad day for Xiaomi, acchhe din for Honor πŸ™‚

  32. All versions are overpriced by rs.1000-1500……As battery capacity has reduced from 4000 mah..😎

  33. xiaomi is recovering their 1k loss on redmi 5a by increasing pricing of note 5 pro , note 5 , redmi 5.
    I think this year is not of xiaomi ( Due to increased in price , less stock , fake flash sale ).
    honor should launch 18:9 display phone under 10k.

    1. Tumare mu me laddu pute.. Ak dum sahi bola. Xiaomi fake sale aur Price jyada le raha Hai apni okad se

      1. Aaj ki sale genuine thi. Maine Ask hi 32gb Wala Redmi Note 5 kharida hai wo bhi Rose Gold Wala. Pickle week bhi Maine apne Bhai ke liye Blue Wala Redmi note 5 kharida tha.dono me alag account use Kare. Maine apne mobile par parallel space app dala aur 2 Flipkart app alag alag id par eksaath use Kare.