Xiaomi today launched the Redmi Note 5 in India. This is the Redmi 5 Plus handset that was launched in China few months back. The Note 5 is seen as a replacement to the popular Redmi Note 4. Redmi Note 5 price in India is Rs. 9,999 for 3GB version.

Redmi Note 5 Specifications

This handset comes with hybrid dual SIM slots, and houses the qualcomm snapdragon 625 octa core processor clocked at 2GHz, with Adreno 506 GPU. There are two variants 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. The screen is 5.99 inches with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution (Full HD+) with 18:9 aspect ratio. There is 2.5D curved glass too. Screen is gorilla glass protected.

Coming to the camera the Redmi Note 5 is loaded with 12MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture and 5MP front camera. Rear cameras as well as front camera comes with LED flash support. The handset can shoot 4K videos. MIUI 9 (global version) runs out of the box based on Android Nougat 7.

redmi note 5 unboxing

Handset weight is 180 grams and thickness is 8.05mm. There is finger print sensor packed on the rear. This handset is also packed with all the required sensors. There is 4000 mAh non-removable battery that will give you up to 2 days of battery life.

Redmi Note 5 is a replacement to the Redmi Note 4 handset and it’s price in India is Rs. 9,999 for 3GB/32GB and Rs. 11,999 for 4GB/64GB variant, this will be Flipkart exclusive.

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  1. No mazor diff. except the FHD+ screen, front cam flash, dedicated navigation buttons taken over by FHD+ screen covered by onscreen navigation buttons(I really don’t like them)!!!!
    And finally, downgraded battery!
    Was expecting dual cam!!

  2. For me, the 16:9 or 18:9 aspect ratio displays are not comfortable. It shrinks the screen width. Also, most of the content are suitable for such kind of displays. I always prefer normal 4″3 aspect ratio displays.

    1. Plenty will disagree. In fact 18:9 phones are easy to use with single hand. And movie watching experience is far better on 18:9 phones since black borders on top and bottom of some movies are lesser on those screens, you get larger viewing area. Have you watched any movie in good theaters? The screens are really widescreen.
      You talk about 4:3 ratio??? Really???? That is a thing in the past. Lol, you dont get this ratio phones these days. Kis zamane me reh rahe ho aap?

      1. May be, I was wrong about the 4:3 ratio. I meant the regular 5.5 inch displays. It could be easy to handle. I have seen the phone with 18:9 display, for me if I compare it with my phone, the width is lesser, yeah you are right, it has the length.Again, its personal choice and perception. Earlier we were ok with 4 inch screen, then 5 and 5.5. Now its the time for 16:9 or 18:9 displays…till something new comes:-)

  3. No mazor diff. except the FHD+ screen, front cam flash, dedicated navigation buttons taken over by FHD+ screen covered by onscreen navigation buttons(I really don’t like them)!!!!
    And finally, downgraded battery!
    Was expecting dual cam!!

  4. For me, the 16:9 or 18:9 aspect ratio displays are not comfortable. It shrinks the screen width. Also, most of the content are suitable for such kind of displays. I always prefer normal 4″3 aspect ratio displays.

    1. Plenty will disagree. In fact 18:9 phones are easy to use with single hand. And movie watching experience is far better on 18:9 phones since black borders on top and bottom of some movies are lesser on those screens, you get larger viewing area. Have you watched any movie in good theaters? The screens are really widescreen.
      You talk about 4:3 ratio??? Really???? That is a thing in the past. Lol, you dont get this ratio phones these days. Kis zamane me reh rahe ho aap?

      1. May be, I was wrong about the 4:3 ratio. I meant the regular 5.5 inch displays. It could be easy to handle. I have seen the phone with 18:9 display, for me if I compare it with my phone, the width is lesser, yeah you are right, it has the length.Again, its personal choice and perception. Earlier we were ok with 4 inch screen, then 5 and 5.5. Now its the time for 16:9 or 18:9 displays…till something new comes:-)

    1. dude 6 inch phones with 4000mah battery, mostly all mobiles with this dimension come around 160-190gm only…

      if you want light weight , then u must got for sub 5 inch like redmi 4a,5a which is around
      130-135gm.
      if you crazy for bokeh mode
      , then may go for honor 9 lite like you said..
      otherwise this is pretty good.

  5. Not worthy design, note 4 with 18:9 display for 1k less price, cont mention it as a upgrade or down grade…? Still am in shocking.

    1. Wait bro…. You will be shocjed again as Redmi note 5 pro is being introduced in the event…. Wait for prices, It has all which we wanted…

  6. Great Gogi Bhai
    Aapaka andaz sahi nikala jo aapane 9 Jan ko Redmi 5 Plus ke revieiw main likha tha ke India main Redmi Note5 se launch hoga.

  7. as redmi note 4 was best selling for india in 2017 now it seems redmi note 5 was best less selli g ph smartph in 2018 now…… no improvment rather dan very expected design…. its surprisingly…. HONOR 9 LIT ALREADY REPLACED RN4 ON 2017 IN 2018…….m i rit guys…..? ny1 agree with me?

    1. dude 6 inch phones with 4000mah battery, mostly all mobiles with this dimension come around 160-190gm only…

      if you want light weight , then u must got for sub 5 inch like redmi 4a,5a which is around
      130-135gm.
      if you crazy for bokeh mode
      , then may go for honor 9 lite like you said..
      otherwise this is pretty good.

  8. Not worthy design, note 4 with 18:9 display for 1k less price, cont mention it as a upgrade or down grade…? Still am in shocking.

    1. Wait bro…. You will be shocjed again as Redmi note 5 pro is being introduced in the event…. Wait for prices, It has all which we wanted…

  9. Great Gogi Bhai
    Aapaka andaz sahi nikala jo aapane 9 Jan ko Redmi 5 Plus ke revieiw main likha tha ke India main Redmi Note5 se launch hoga.

  10. as redmi note 4 was best selling for india in 2017 now it seems redmi note 5 was best less selli g ph smartph in 2018 now…… no improvment rather dan very expected design…. its surprisingly…. HONOR 9 LIT ALREADY REPLACED RN4 ON 2017 IN 2018…….m i rit guys…..? ny1 agree with me?