Redmi 5 has been launched in India and here is the review. This handset comes with Snapdragon 450 octa core processor and packed with 3300 mAh battery. This handset also comes with 18:9 aspect ratio screen, those who prefer smartphones with a 5 inch screen , they are going to love this handset.

So Redmi 5 is here and one might easily get confused with the other Redmi handsets also available. What makes Redmi 5 different is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, Redmi Y1 for example is Snapdragon 435, so the 450 is more powerful.

Also the Redmi 5 comes with a 18:9 aspect ratio screen. Handset is comfortable to hold and use, the size is just right for those who love 5 inch screen smartphones. Camera is average, check the camera section and as for the battery the 3300 does a pretty good job.

Redmi 5 unboxing

Redmi 5 features, specifications

Inside the box (Unboxing the Redmi 5) :  Handset, user manual, warranty card, SIM ejector pin, data cable (USB To Micro USB), travel charger 5V/ 2A, silicon case.
SAR : 0.806 head / 1.187 body
Weight and Thickness : 157 grams and 7.7mm
Body : Metal body, curvy design, very comfortable to hold and use. Color options Gold, Rose Gold, Blue and Black
SIM Type : Nano + Nano / Micro SD (Hybrid slot)
Screen  :  5.7 inches, 1440  x 720 pixels resolution – HD+, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are good
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Magnetic, Ambient Light sensor, step, hall, IR Blaster
Security : Finger Print sensor on back
LED Notification : Yes, Single color
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 3GB (about 1.5GB free on first boot)
ROM : 32GB (about 21GB free on first boot)
OS : MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat 7.1.2

Redmi 5 review

Redmi 5 Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 14nm, 64 bit octa core @ 1.8GHz
GPU :  Adreno 506
Heating : low
Max Battery Temperature : 35 degrees

Smooth performance, no lags, hardly heats up.

Redmi 5 quality

Redmi 5 Benchmark

Antutu : 69479 / 11920
NenaMark3 :  59.4fps (3-5)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed :  199 MB/s read  and 82 MB/s write

Redmi 5 Gaming Review

Modern combat 5 and Asphalt 8 game in high quality mode played well, no issues as such.

Redmi 5 Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 12MP, AF, F/2.2, LED flash
Front Camera : 5MP, LED flash
Video Recording : FHD

Camera quality is average, issue is with low light shots. Day light / good lighting condition shots turned out great. Check the samples and you can even download the samples and check on your computer.

Selfie turned out great, you can shoot FHD videos, video quality is pretty good. Do check the video sample in the video review. There is no slow motion option but there is time-lapse option.

Camera Rating : 3.7 out of 5

Redmi 5 Camera samples

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Other features

Sound is loud and clear, finger print sensor on the back is fast and accurate.

Redmi 5 performance

Redmi 5 Battery Review

Battery capacity : 3300 mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : about 2 hours or so  using the charger provided
Battery Life : 8 to 10 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One and a Half to 2 days, depending on your usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 34 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 13 minutes / 2% / 34 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 20 minutes / 4% / 35 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  15 minutes / 3% / 35 degrees


Redmi 5 is an upgrade to Redmi 4, the design is different. The only issue is the camera that is just average, not sure if the same can be improved after the update, let’s see. But apart from that this is another great buy.

Rating : 4.2  out of 5

Redmi 5 price in India starts from Rs. 7,999 with 2GB /16GB option, 3GB/32GB is priced at Rs. 8,999.

The handset will go on sale on Amazon on 20th March (12PM) and on website.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -