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|DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|Height||158.6 mm||Better than 86 % of phones rated.|
|Width||75.4 mm||Better than 82 % of phones rated.|
|Depth||8.05 mm||Better than 82 % of phones rated.|
|Weight||181 g||Worse than 81 % of phones rated.|
|Body Colour||Lake blue | Blue | Black | Gold|
|SAR Value||1.24 W/kg (body), 1.29 W/kg (head)|
Micro-USB - 5 pin Micro-USB Type B
Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm
|SIM Card Type (Size)||Nano SIM|
|SIM Card Qty||Dual-SIM|
|SIM Card Configuration Details||Nano SIM + nano SIM/microSD|
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a height of 158.6 mm, a width of 75.4 mm and a thickness of 8.05 mm. The weight of the phone is 181 g.Show more
|DISPLAY Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|Display Type||LCD display|
|Screen Size (Display Size)||5.99"||Better than 77 % of phones rated.|
|Screen Resolution (Display Resolution)||2160 x 1080 pixels||Better than 82 % of phones rated.|
|Display Format||Full HD+|
|Pixel Density||403 ppi||Better than 59 % of phones rated.|
|Max Brightness||450 cd/m²|
|Display Features||Night Display, Sunlight Display, Eye protection mode, Colour temperature adjustment|
The screen size reaches 5.99" inches. With a large display, phone offers a great experience for watching videos, playing games and reading. The best phones today are 6.5'' or more. They have the advantage of a large display area that allows you to see more content than with conventional display sizes. LCD displays are currently taking a back seat. This is mainly due to higher power consumption. In addition, they have the disadvantage of lower colour contrast, which can be reflected e.g. in the resulting photos. On the other hand, phones with LCD displays are in general cheaper than those with OLED technology.
Display Resolution of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is 2160 x 1080 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px. Display´s pixel density is 403 ppi and represents another significant factor affecting image sharpness besides resolution. The higher the value, the sharper the image. Average value is currently about 350-400 ppi, which guarantees a fine and sufficiently sharp image. Finest modern phone displays reach 450 ppi and above.
|PROCESSOR Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|Processor Type (CPU)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636|
|Clock Speed||1.8 GHz||Better than 64 % of phones rated.|
|Processor Core Qty||8-core||Better than 99 % of phones rated.|
|64-bit Architecture||Yes||Better than 81 % of phones rated.|
|Graphics System (GPU)||Qualcomm ADRENO 509|
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. The number of processor cores is 8. It is a number of cores that plays an important role in evaluating the performance of phone as it is responsible for computing operations. Smartphones already commonly have a core count of around 4 to 8. Multi-core processors can perform better and reduce the processing time of a request to a minimum, which is reflected in the responsiveness of the phone, e.g. in the speed of opening applications. The processor frequency indicates how many instructions phone can process in 1 second. The higher the frequency, the better the performance. Standard processor frequency range today is between 1.8 GHz and 2.8 GHz. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 reaches the frequency of 1.8 GHz.
The processor also includes the graphics accelerator Qualcomm ADRENO 509.
|MEMORY Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|RAM||LPDDR4X SDRAM - 3 GB||Better than 70 % of phones rated.|
|Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity)||32 GB||Better than 65 % of phones rated.|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory)||microSDHC, microSDXC - up to 128 GB|
The phone´s internal memory capacity is 32 GB. The size of the internal storage determines e.g., how many photos, songs, movies, or applications you can store on your phone. This memory capacity is ideal for those who have a few basic apps and a few dozen photos on their phone. If you don't expect to use your phone to play games or need to store high-resolution photos, this size should be sufficient. There is almost no probability you're likely to see this low capacity on new smartphones. The standard memory today is around 64 and 128 GB. The best phones have internal memory of 256 GB or more. Luckily, most smartphone manufacturers nowadays offer models with different memory sizes to suit every user.
An additional option to increase the storage capacity of this model is to insert a memory card.
RAM memory of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is LPDDR4X SDRAM - 3 GB. Most powerful phones currently have an operating memory of 12 GB or more, which is especially useful for demanding users such as gaming enthusiasts. Normally, phones nowadays have 6 to 8 GB of RAM, which means that the phone can easily handle normal operation and more demanding applications. Operating memory of less than 4 GB is found in lower-end phones or older models, and they are suitable for low-end users who don't use demanding applications and have the phone more for basic use.
|CAMERA Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|Number of Main Cameras||2|
|Sensor Resolution||12 Megapixel||Better than 64 % of phones rated.|
|Lens Aperture||F/1.9||Better than 58 % of phones rated.|
|Camera Modes||Panorama, Continuous shot, AI portrait mode|
|Face Recognition (Face ID)||Face recognition||Better than 79 % of phones rated.|
|Light Source||LED flash|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (1080p) at 30 fps, 1280 x 720 (720p) at 30 fps, Slo-mo video 1280 x 720 (720p) at 120 fps|
|Camera Features (Functions)||Dual PD Focus, EIS video stabilisation, Dark Light Enhancement technology|
|Sensor Resolution (2nd Camera)||5 Megapixel||Worse than 71 % of phones rated.|
|Number of Front Cameras||1|
|Sensor Resolution (Front)||13 Megapixel||Better than 81 % of phones rated.|
|Special Effects (Front)||HDR, Bokeh effect, AI Beautify 4.0|
|Face Recognition (Face ID)||Face detection||Better than 93 % of phones rated.|
|Video Resolutions (Front)||1920 x 1080 (1080p) at 30 fps, 1280 x 720 (720p) at 30 fps|
|Camera Features (Front)||Self-timer, AI smart beauty, AI portrait mode|
The rear camera of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is equipped with 2 lenses, with each lens having a different role in taking pictures. Most common lens you'll see on smartphones is a wide-angle lens, telephoto lens or macro lens. A wide-angle lens is mainly used to capture landscapes and other spatially larger compositions where a wide field of view is needed. A telephoto lens is designed for photographing subjects at a distance and often has an optical zoom. A macro lens is ideal for close-ups and small objects. The resolution of the main lens is 12 Megapixel. Higher resolution does not necessarily mean super high quality photos. Furthermore, it depends on the pixel size but also on other important factors. The aperture of main lens reaches F/1.9 value. The best phones have a lens with an aperture of up to F/1.5, where more light can pass through sensor and photos will be of a high quality even in low light conditions. However, lenses with apertures around F/1.8 to F/2.2 are the most common. The lower the number after the slash, the better the photo quality. Some users will also appreciate facial recognition feature, which allows camera to recognise the face of person in frame and automatically focus on it.
The resolution reaches size of 5 Megapixel.
The front camera of phone Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has one lens. This number of lenses is standard on most smartphones nowadays. The resolution of front lens reaches 13 Megapixel. Again, it should be noted that resolution is only one of several other significant factors that affect resulting quality of a photo.
The facial recognition feature is just a nice cherry on top.
|BATTERY AND CHARGING Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|Battery Capacity (Battery Size)||4000 mAh||Better than 87 % of phones rated.|
|Fast Charging Technology||Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0||Better than 87 % of phones rated.|
|Standby Time||480 hours||Better than 73 % of phones rated.|
|Talk Time||1380 minutes||Better than 85 % of phones rated.|
|Run Time Details||
Playback (video): up to 17.3 hrs
Standby: up to 480 hrs
|Battery Technology||Lithium polymer|
The battery size of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is 4000 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.
Standby time is 480 hours and it expresses the maximum time your phone can last on a single charge when you are not actively using it. Talk time, or we can say battery life when making calls, then indicates amount of time your phone will last from a full charge if you are constantly on a call. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is provided with a talk time about 1380 minutes. The fast charging function will also please many people. Owing to fast charging, phone charges up to several times faster, which you will appreciate, for example, on the go.
|CELLULAR Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|Technology||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM|
|Mobile Broadband Generation||4G||Better than 91 % of phones rated.|
|User Interface||MIUI 9|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 supports 4G. 5G connectivity, which is slowly replacing standard 4G connectivity, is still more the preserve of the latest phones.Show more
|COMMUNICATIONS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|Data Transmission||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE|
|2G Band||850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM|
|3G UMTS Band||Band 1, Band 2, Band 5, Band 8|
|3G UMTS Frequency||2100, 1900, 850, 900|
|4G LTE Band||Band 1, Band 3, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, Band 8, Band 20, Band 38, Band 40|
|4G LTE Frequency||FDD 2100, FDD 1800+, FDD 1700 - 2110 AWS, FDD 850, FDD 2600, FDD 900, FDD 800 DD, TDD 2600, TDD 2300|
|Wireless Interface||Infrared (IrDA), IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|Messaging Services||SMS, MMS|
Basic connectivity standards also include Bluetooth 5.0, making it easy to communicate wirelessly with other devices such as headphones, tablets, speakers and smartwatches.Show more
|MEDIA Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|Supported Digital Audio Standards||WAV, AAC, PCM, MP3, FLAC, AAC +, eAAC+, AMR-WB, AMR-NB|
|Supported Digital Video Standards||MKV, VC-1, XviD, MPEG-4, H.264, M4V, HEVC, H.265, ASP|
|FEATURES Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|Phone Functions||Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, flight mode, voice dialing, vibrating alert|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyro sensor, hall sensor, distance sensor|
|Security Devices||Fingerprint reader|
|Additional Phone Features||Infrared remote control, Fast Charging, AI face unlock|
|OTHERS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5|
|Included Accessories||USB cable, power adapter, SIM card removal tool, transparent case|