Along with the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi also launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. I call this the Made for Everyone handset, why? read this Redmi Note 5 Pro review to know more. This handset comes with dual cameras on the back and houses a 4000 mAh non-removable battery.

Overall performance is great, this Redmi Note 5 Pro in fact is using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa core processor with Adreno 509 GPU. The hardware is powerful, hardly heats up and the 4000 mAh battery works in perfect combination – giving you performance with mileage.

There are dual cameras of 12MP + 5MP on the rear and they capture pretty impressive shots, front camera is 20MP and that too does a really good job, in fact as good as the dual cameras when it comes to bokeh effects.

Redmi Note 5 Pro review

Redmi Note 5 Pro features, specifications

Inside the box (Unboxing the Redmi Note 5 Pro) :  I did not get the box pack but assume inside the box you will get the handset, user guide, silicon case, data cable (USB to micro USB), SIM ejector PIN and travel charger 5V/2A (you can use fast charger – fast charging is supported)
SAR : 1.188W/kg.
Body : Metal body, curvy design, very comfortable to hold and use. Dual cameras on the back are placed vertically
SIM Type : Nano + Nano / Micro SD (Hybrid slot)
Screen  :  5.99 inches, 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution – FHD+, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are very good, 2.5D curved glass
Weight and Dimensions : 75.35 x 158.58 x 8.05mm, weight 181 grams
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro and Magnetic and Ambient Light sensor
Security and Extra : Finger Print sensor on back and IR blaster
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 4GB (about 1.5GB free on first boot)
ROM : 64GB (about 55GB free on first boot)
OS : MIUI 9 Global based on Android Nougat 7.1.2

Redmi Note 5 Pro dual cameras on the back

Redmi Note 5 Pro Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, 64 bit octa core @ 1.8GHz
GPU :  Adreno 509
Heating : Low
Max Battery Temperature : 35 degrees

Smooth performance, no lags, MIUI 9 is a delight gives a unique more premium Android experience. Hardware can play high end games with ease.

Redmi Note 5 Pro body design

Redmi Note 5 Pro Benchmark

Antutu : 112960 / 27227
NenaMark3 :  59.4fps (3-5)
Multi Touch : 10 points
Disk Speed :  255 MB/s read  and 232 MB/s write

Redmi Note 5 Pro Gaming Review

I played Asphalt 8 and the game played really well, no issues at all. Check the video review for gaming action.

Redmi Note 5 Pro 5.99 inch screen with FHD+ resolution

Redmi Note 5 Pro Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 12MP (f/2.2)+5MP(f/2.0), auto focus, LED flash
Front Camera : 20MP, IMX376 SONY sensor
Video Recording : FHD resolution, with image stabilization

Camera quality is excellent, natural shots and the bokeh effects is just about perfect. When using dual cameras the edge detection is pretty good and in fact even the front camera can shoot really good bokeh selfies.

The FHD video recording quality is perfect, but what impressed me was the image stabilization, check the video review to see that in action.

Camera Rating : 4.4 out of 5

Redmi Note 5 Pro camera samples

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Other features

Sound is loud and clear. I did not face any issues with networks. Finger print sensor on the back is fast and accurate. You can use IR blaster to control TV, AC and other electronic appliances.

Redmi Note 5 Pro  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 4000 mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : I used QC 3.0 charger took me 2 hours 12 minutes to charge from 1% to 100%
Battery Life : 8 to 11 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One and a Half days to 2 days or more depending on your usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 30 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 14 minutes / 2% / 32 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 23 minutes / 5% / 35 degrees
FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  31 minutes / 6% / 35 degrees


The Redmi Note 5 Pro I call the handset made with everyone in mind, reason being, its powerful, the camera is excellent, hardly heats up, great for gamers and not to forget the battery life up to 2 days. This is one phone you can recommend to just about any one, without asking for specifics.

Rating : 4.5  out of 5

Redmi Note 5 Pro 4GB/64GB is Rs. 13,999 and 6GB/64GB is Rs. 16,999.



By Rajeev Rana

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