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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
alaScore 93

33 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The design and durability are also mentioned favorably.

camera, durability, design, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: An Android phone for the masses


This Chinese-made phone gives you midrange specs for less than $200.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Siddharth Chauhan (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review


The upgrade we deserve?

Impressive 18:9 display ; Great battery life ; Camera creates good pictures ; Value for money

No USB Type-C ; Dated design

There’s nothing wrong with the Note 5 except for the fact that it doesn’t look like an upgrade. It’s more like a tweaked version of the smartphone that made waves last year.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Fergus Halliday (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review: A budget phablet that swings above its weight


While there are plenty of good reasons to stick with locally-certified and available smartphones, the rise of online tech resellers in recent years has made it easier and easier - and more and more tempting - to experiment with smartphone brands that...

Great battery Solid performance

Weak camera Subject to the usual drawbacks of importing a phone

Between the solid material design and build-quality, performance that swings above its price-bracket and slick software experience, the Redmi Note 5 is a smartphone that’s very easy to recommend.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Smartphone Review


Red and affordable. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 not only convinces with its affordable price but also its dual-camera, its metal case and its capable SoC. Find out in this review whether the Redmi Note 5's performance is as impressive as its price.

plenty of CPU and GPU power for the money ; good call quality ; long battery life ; bright and high contrast display ; Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11 ac WiFi ; reasonable surface temperatures under load ; current version of Android ; no throttling

relatively high power consumption ; strong blue tint to the display ; the microphone is frequently too sensitive ; the OS is sometimes restrictive for apps

The Redmi Note 5 is the epitome of Xiaomi’s ethos of releasing affordable but high-performance devices and demonstrates why many are longing for a European wide launch of their devices. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is an affordable smartphone that has...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Anirudh Regidi (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review: Evolutionary updates just aren't enough anymore


The Redmi Note 5 ticks all the right boxes, but for the very first time in years, Xiaomi has competition breathing down its neck.

The Redmi Note 5 ticks all the right boxes and offers a great package at a great price. For the very first time in years, Xiaomi has competition breathing down its neck. The Redmi Note 5 is no longer the budget king. That honor, punnily enough, goes to...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: An Android phone for the masses


This Chinese-made phone gives you midrange specs for less than $200.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Marie Black (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5


Reduced to just £159.99 for Cyber Monday, this Redmi Note 5 is a smaller alternative to the Mi Max 3, and an insanely popular budget Android phone - for good reason. Find out more in our full review.

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: An Android phone for the masses


This Chinese-made phone gives you midrange specs for less than $200.

Expert review by : Hansa Verma (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review: At Rs 9,999, the new budget smartphone to beat


Xiaomi redmi Note 5 review: Redmi Note 5 is a more 2018 smartphone with a Full View display, though it doesn't have dual cameras. The new phone is not exactly an upgrade to the Redmi Note 4, excluding the display.

Redmi Note 5 is a 2018 smartphone with a Full View display, though it doesn’t have dual cameras. For some users, especially those on Redmi Note 4, the new phone might seem like an upgrade given the processor is the same and the major change is the...

Feb, 2018

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Hands-on [Images]


Xiaomi has pretty much captured the entry-level budget and midrange smartphone market, the latest release of its 5th generation Redmi Note series are unveiled yesterday at an event held in Delhi. The Redmi Note 5 is the successor to the last year's...

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:4000
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:5
Continuous video playback time:17.5
Removable battery:N
Standby time (3G):408
Wireless Charging:N

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera flash:N / Y
Front camera pixel size:1.12 / 1.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Front camera type:Single camera
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.9
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera pixel size:1.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps / 640x480@30fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2
Second rear camera pixel size:1.12
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:480p,720p,1080p / 720p,1080i / 720p,1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y


Body SAR (EU):0.79
Head SAR (EU):1.03
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):1.6


Colour name:Black / Gold / Lake Blue
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Black / Blue / Gold / Red


Aspect Ratio:18:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 18:9
Display diagonal:15.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 2160 / 2160 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:403
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Curved / Curved edge screen / Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Hall sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y


FM radio:Y
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,H.265,M4V,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,XVID / H.263,H.264,H.265,M4V,MKV,MP4,XVID / H.263,H.264,H.265,M4V,MKV,MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,H.265,M4V,MP4,MPEG4 / H.265,HEVC,M4V,MKV,MP4,XVID / MKV,MP4,XVID


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth profiles:HID
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Carrying case:Y
Ejection pin:Y
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:N / Y
SIM card ejector pin:Y
Warranty card:Y


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:636


Operating system installed:Android / Android 8.1
Operating System Version:7.1.2 / 8.1
Platform:Android / Asha


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.05 / 80.5
Height :158.5 / 158.6
Weight:128 / 180 / 181
Width:75.4 / 75.5