Xiaomi redmi note 5 pro review

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PROS Stellar performance Good camera Excellent battery life Nice display CONS No Android 8.0 Oreo No USB Type-C Uninspiring design

Verdict

The Xiaongươi Redmi chú ý 5 Pro is currently the best smartphone you can buy in the sub 15K segment. It offers excellent performance, has a two-day battery life, both front và rear cameras are good và it hasa sturdy build quality.

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Redmày Note 5 Pro detailed Reviews

In just a few years Xiaongươi has outshined most of its competition in the budget segment. While the older Redmi phones were good, the tides turned in năm nhâm thìn with the launch of the Redmi chú ý 3, which was a superb phone in all regards. It won our best phone under the budget categoryaward for the year và last year, the award was claimed by the Redmi cảnh báo 4. You can see a trend here, the phones were just that good. Hence, the new Redmày chú ý 5 Pro has a lot khổng lồ live up lớn. Yes, there is the Redmi chú ý 5 as well, but this is the phone which is the true successor khổng lồ last year’s Redngươi Note 4.


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The new phone brings a dual camera và the Univisium display lớn the Redmi line, which thanks khổng lồ Honor & many others, have sầu become the norm in the category. However, that was more or less expected from a phone launching in 2018. That said, according lớn us, the newest aspect of the device is the chip that powers it. The Snapdragon 636 is not just a new chip, the Note 5 Pro is the first phone lớn bring it khổng lồ India & combined with 4000mAh battery (again), Xiaomi might just have sầu a winner at its hands.

Build and Design: New Design, same approachWith the Redmày cảnh báo 4 we had a small complaint about the width of the phone & with the Note 5 and the chú ý 5 Pro, that has been resolved. Xiaomi’s solution is to provide a taller 18:9 aspect ratio display. The taller 5.99-inch 2160 x 1080p display is still not the best kích thước for a comfortable fit, even though the width is now lesser than Its predecessor. That said, it is definitely an improvement over the last phone. The display has rounded corners và thinner bezels, which add to lớn the whole thiết kế appeal. The curved bachồng does make the phone easier khổng lồ grip, but at the same time, it feels heavy & does take some time getting used to. There is no improvement as such in terms of materials used and unlike the Moto lớn G5s Plus or the Mi A1, the Redmày lưu ý 5 still doesn't have a metal unibody. It still has plastic inserts on both the top & bottom of the metal baông xã lớn incorporate the antennas.

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The dual cameras at the rear also comewith a rather pronounced camera bump, which means the phone rocks everytime you tap on the display if it’s on a flat surface. Ideally, the rather large dual camera module at the rear should have sầu been sitting flush with the toàn thân và notjuttingout. All that said, the Redngươi series was never really about the looks. Over the years, it has maintained its utilitarian và accessible approach towards design & build chất lượng, and this new variant is no different.

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Display và UI: Nothing lớn complain about, except OreoThings get a little exciting as on this 18:9 display, the newer MIUI 9 feels at home page. The 5.99-inch display here is just as good as we have sầu come to lớn see on Xiaomày devices. Xiaongươi is still using an IPS LCD panel on the phone which has good viewing angles & goodcolourreproduction. Thecolourfidelity is not perfect, by mặc định, the display is calibrated to lớn push out slightly warmer tones, which looks quite pleasing khổng lồ view in day-to-day use. We have no complaints about the touch response but, Xiaongươi doesn’t specify whether the Redmày lưu ý 5 Pro has Gorilla Glass on top for that added safety. One could guess that it has some kind of toughened glass but not the lakiểm tra gorilla glass protection.

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MIUI looks just ascolourfulas it has been over the years. The first thing we should mention that you are not getting Android Oreo out of the box. This is somewhat disappointing as Oreo is thelademo version of the OS and brings not just added security but tư vấn for Contextual press-to-hold options, Adaptive sầu icons, bundled notifications, better notifications controls, background app management, faster & better support for applications. Moreover, a recent poll done by Xiaomi itself suggest that customers not only prefer the latestAndroid,but the stochồng version of Android over MIUI. However, that poll was that taken down by the company.

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On the Note 5 Pro, MIUI9 carries forward it's no phầm mềm drawer approach và tries lớn offer some added features such as dual apps & second space. With dual apps, one can run separate accounts of the same service/ứng dụng và the second space functionality provides separate user experiences for example for work và home page. Both are available in the settings thực đơn. Besides that, you get some pre-loaded apps such as Microsoft apps, Facebook, Amazon, Myntra & Amazon Prime Videos tiện ích. You still get the added tools (calculator, cloông chồng, tệp tin manager, etc) và Xiaomày also has its own ứng dụng store on-board which seems completely unnecessary since Google Play store is already here.

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The UI also seems khổng lồ be optimised towards offering better battery life out of the box và keeps the brightness always a little lower than required. It works và we are happy for that, more on that later.

Performance: Pushing the envelope even furtherThe main feature as we mentioned earlier seems to be the new chip on the phone aka Qualcomilimet Snaprồng 636. Xiaongươi told us that it is the “spiritual successor” to lớn the Redmày cảnh báo 3, which got rave sầu Đánh Giá thanks to the SnapLong 650, which baông xã in 2016 blew every other phone out of the water. Xiaomày wants lớn relive that success story & says that the company has been closely listening lớn its Mi fans và thus we have sầu this phone. Manufactured on a 14nm process the SD636 uses eight Kryo 260 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and is more similar lớn the SnapLong 660 which uses the same Kryo 260 core clocked at 2.2GHz. Qualcomilimet claims that the Kryo 260 allows for 40% better performance than the SnapLong 630 powered by eight ARM A53 cores. Along with an Adreno 509 GPU, the Redngươi chú ý 5 Pro just blazes past every other phone at the same price point in synthetic benchmarks.

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The story is pretty similarinday-to-day tasks và we saw the phone outperkhung each & every budget phone we have sầu tested at the same price bracket (currently available). Be it the loading times in Injustice 2, opening multiple apps or just switching between multiple heavy apps & games. We even opened all available apps on the phone which were more than 50 và even that couldn't bring the phone lớn a halternative text. However, during our use, the system always ran a little heavy with 600MB - 800MB không tính tiền out of the 4GB of available RAM. The phone never felt slower in comparison to lớn its rivals. When taxed khổng lồ its limits, the Redngươi cảnh báo 5 Pro does occasionally show signs of lag. Though the lag will only be perceivable if you have used a flagship class phone prior (for instance, OnePlus 5). Otherwise, you will be happy with the performance.

The other good thing we observed that the phone hardly gets warm after playing on the phone for an hour straight. Xiaomi says that the phone has a single pyrolytic graphite sheet which decreases the temperature by 1-degree celsius. The audio unique with the equalizer enabled is as good as any other phone under 25K and we have no issues with the unique & reception of calls.

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Battery life: Still runs for two days straightAs we mentioned earlier, the UI on the device has a tendency to lớn lower brightness slightly more than required and is more optimized khổng lồ save battery life. That combined with a 4000mAh battery and a power efficient SoC means that you get up khổng lồ two days of battery life out of this phone quite easily. The battery just won’t die in a day. We tried draining the battery with multiple apps in the background & playing Injustice 2 with headphones on & after two hours gaming, the battery went down by just 20% percent. If you haven't calculated that yet, that is almost 9-10 hours of heavy gaming. Streaming videos on the larger display is a joy và the battery life will easily move into double heya.com.vns, even if you are watching everything in full brightness. We liked the battery life on the Redmi chú ý 4 và with that big bump in performance, we are loving the battery life on the lưu ý 5 Pro.

Camera: The new bestIt seems like Xiaomi has been not just listening to its Mi fans, but had an ear open lớn the feedback most of us reviewers provided last year about the camera. The new dual camera thiết lập, though looks inspired offers much better results than its predecessors. You have sầu a 12MPhường primary camera (Sony IMX486) with a sensor kích thước of 1.25um and an aperture of f/2.2. The secondary 5MPhường camera is used for depth sensing only & has a sensor kích cỡ of 1.12um with f/2.0 aperture.

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In ample lighting conditions, the camera captures a good amount of details and has a punchycolourreproduction. Thecolourreproduction is a little exaggerated, but it's not too far off and at the kết thúc of the day will looks pleasing to the normal user. Low light image capabilities are equally good and the camera has good dynamic range. The images captured in low light conditions, retain details quite well và keep thecoloursin kiểm tra. If you ask us, this is as good a camera as the Mi A1 và in some areas even beats the Mi A1. For reference, Xiaongươi Mi A1 has been ourtop ratedcamera in the 15K segment.

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The secondary camera at the baông chồng does not offer optical zoom, the main purpose is depth sensing. That said, it does help in the image chất lượng và offering better subject separation. From all the images we have sầu taken so far, the portrait images look better than most of its competitors. They carry plenty of details & the background blur is also quite good for the price. We also liked the fact that there is no beautify settings in the portrait mode, which means you will be gettingnatural lookingportraits.

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Compared khổng lồ the camera unique, the Clip mode on the phone is rather disappointing. First, the video clip is cropped down lớn 8.3MP lớn produce a 1080p video, which is the max resolution the phone can shoot in and then the unique of the video clip is not great. Also, the phone cannot shoot in more than 30fps, even though the SD636 is capable of shooting up to 4K UltraHD capture

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