Here's how Xiaomi Redmi 5 fares against the competition

Cesar Mills
March 15, 2018

As expected, Xiaomi has launched a new smartphone under RedMi series in India called Xiaomi RedMi 5. It is called the Redmi 5 and it will be available in India from 20 March 2018 at and at Rs7,999 (2GB RAM+16GB storage), Rs8,999 (3GB+32GB) and Rs10,999 (4GB +64GB). Whether you opt for the Redmi 5 or last year's Redmi 4, we have put together this handy comparison between the two Redmi smartphones.

Of course, the Redmi Note 5 will be well powered and better in most of the aspects but how different are they?

The Redmi 5 has been officially unveiled in India. It also gets its power from a Snapdragon 450 processor, as opposed to its elder sibling's Snapdragon 625 SoC. The middle variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage is priced at Rs. 8,999. The ultimate 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM model retails for Rs 10999. As part of launch offers, Reliance Jio is offering a Rs 2,200 cashback on the purchase of the Redmi 5.

Redmi India in its tweets revealing specs, price and launch details of the phone has as well announced for users a chance to win a "Compact Powerhouse" if retweeted. On the front, the Redmi 5 offers a 5MP camera with an LED flash light.

Screen: The Redmi 5 comes with a 5.7-inch "full-screen" HD+ IPS LCD display with a 720x1440 pixel resolution and 282ppi pixel density. Available at a starting price of Rs 7,999, Redmi 5 joins a highly crowded budget smartphone market.

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It has 12 megapixels rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture and PDAF. Every Redmi 5 will ship with a clear case back cover in the box.

The Redmi 5 runs on MIUI 9 on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. Its connectivity features include GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, FM Radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2 and an IR port. The smartphone has been launched in four color variants - Black, Rose Gold, Lake Blue, and Gold.

This phone incorporates Fingerprint sensor on the back and also has Infrared sensor.

But, one big difference here could be with the battery capacity as the Redmi 5 has a 3300 mAh battery in comparison to the 4000 mAh battery on the Redmi Note 5.

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