Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review

You may not fully realize the importance of a good smartphone until you are unnecessarily slowed down when your phone hangs or unable to take good photos at a one-chance memorable event. The importance of using a phone which is complete in every sense of it cannot be over emphasized. It saves you from needless heartache and wondering thoughts. This is exactly what the Redmi Note 5 Pro was built for. It can be described as an epitome of modern smartphone that meets your everyday needs.

Design and Display

 

The new Redmi Note 5 Pro has a unique design which distinguishes it from its predecessors. It has curved corners that add to its beauty. Redmi Note 5 Pro has very tiny bezels around the display which is 18:9 taller. The power and volume control buttons are conspicuously placed at the right side of the phone. The tactile response rate of the buttons is incredibly good and satisfactory—they are neither very soft nor too stony. There is a considerable improvement on the build with a glass front and aluminum body. The new Redmi Note 5 Pro also has a metal sheet on its back which aids its security and safety when held in the hand. More innovatively, the metal perfectly blends with the other plastic parts to give it a good and charming look.

Software

As eagerly awaited, Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a face unlock feature which is powered by the OTA (Over-The-Air) software update. The software update includes improvement of camera and stability optimizations. The Corning Gorilla Glass is to ensure the protection of the phone from easy damage. Redmi Note 5 Pro also gives in room for multi-touch with a very high resolution of 1080×2060 pixels. The phone has a size of 5.99 inches, weighing 181g. This makes it very portable for mobility.

Camera

Redmi Note 5 Pro has a dual rear camera setup of 12MP+5MP RGB sensors which is an iPhone look-alike. The secondary camera can be used in capturing more information’ when used in low-light shots. It has a front camera of 20MP, the first-of-its-kind with Xiaomi products. The camera also has a specialized selfie-light in order to ensure brightness for those seemed to be obsessed with taking selfies. The camera comes with many options like having a short video (10 seconds preset), video, and portrait picture, picture for square mode, manual mode and panorama.

Performance

In terms of performance, Redmi Note 5 Pro has set a new benchmark for other phones. Even though, Xiaomi, the Chinese mobile manufacturing giants, did not do anything extraordinary with the Redmi Note 5 Pro, they have provided common men with a new taste and better phone through the high camera resolution, longer battery life and the various software updates which have enhanced the better performance of the smartphone. The Face Unlock feature, many buyers will so much admire as it allegedly works faster than a typical hand scanner. It is the first smartphone in the universe to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. Redmi Note 5 Pro has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Although it must be noted that Redmi Note 5 Pro has a third-party theme support that does not work well for the 18:9 aspect ratio of the smartphone. The company promises to improve on it very soon.

Battery

Redmi Note 5 Pro has a non-removable battery with Li-Po 4000 mAh. The battery lasts long as it can use 8 hours of screen-on time, even if done consistently for a whole day. Other less demanding users can surely use the battery for two days without charging, but if consistently used, it can last for a conveniently. When charging from 0%, it takes the phone 2 hours to get fully charged with its original
charger.

Verdict

In all, the performance and functionalities of Redmi Note 5 Pro is very impressive and stellar. It has proven to be an improvement over its predecessors in all ways. It has very sharp cameras that capture images as they truly appear. The battery life too is another standout point for Redmi Note 5 Pro. Despite all its striking features, the phone is very cheap and worth more than it is cost. It is a must buy for those with the low budget but cherish good smartphones.

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