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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specs

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specs

Date Released: 2017, December

DisplayTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~75.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
- MIUI 9.1
BodyDimensions151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm (5.98 x 2.87 x 0.30 in)
Weight157 g (5.54 oz)
BuildFront glass, plastic frame & ends, aluminum back
SIMHybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
CameraPrimary12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm), phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary5 MP, 1080p
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama
MemoryExternal SlotmicroSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal32 GB, 3/4 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
NetworkTechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Available ColorBlack, Gold, Light Blue, Rose Gold
PlatformOSAndroid 7.1.2 (Nougat)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
CPUOcta-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506
SoundAlert TypesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm JackYes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Infrared PortYes
FeaturesSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Review

Along with the releasing of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, another smartphone has been release afterward. It is another version of Xiaomi Redmi 5A that have more advanced in some of the specs in comparing the two. After the successful launch of the Redmi 4 last 2017, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 will now take the stage for competitively offer its capabilities against on the other smartphone brand. It once again has the competitive price for what is available to offer for the smartphone users.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specs has a bigger screen and higher resolution display than the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. It has 5.7 inches in size and 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio with 282PPi density for the resolution specs. The device has Full-screen display, built with a plastic frame & end materials and aluminum for the back cover. It is a Hybrid Dual Nano SIM and protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version). It supports a 4G LTE network band.

The smartphone runs with the MIUI 9.1 based on an OS of Android 7.1.2 Nougat. It is powered by 1.8 Octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor. There are three (3) variations available to choose on the Redmi 5. The 2 GB RAM with 16 GB internal memory, 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal memory and 4 GB RAM with 32 GB internal memory. The availability of the variation of memory storage might vary on the what country it was released. Aside from the existing storage, it can be added by using microSD card as the external memory with the capacity up to 128 GB only.

The expandable external memory will be using the SIM 2 slot since it does not have separated slot to use. The camera quality at the back of the device has 12 MP f/2.2 phase detection autofocus and LED Flash. Additional features are Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HRD, and panorama. As for the front camera, it has 5 MP, 1080p quality only without a LED Flash. The video quality for recording has 1080p@30fps specs.

The smartphone has complete specs for connectivity such as WIFI, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Infrared port, FM radio and micro USB 2.0. One of the highlights of the smartphone is having a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner at the back of the device. It is an alternative way to unlocking your phone in a very safe way. Also, a fast charging features that most users are anticipating when it comes to releasing the latest smartphone. Along with its non-removable battery Li-Po 3300 mAh capacity.

There are 4 color variations to choose: Black, Gold, Light Blue and Rose Gold. It is more pricey compared to the Redmi 5A. The official price is about 160 EUR or Php 10,228.16 when converts to Philippine currency.

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  • Large Full-screen display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass protected
  • Variations of RAM and internal memory storage
  • Fingerprint scanner supported
  • Fast charging supported


  • External memory capacity is up to 128 GB only
  • Non-removable battery

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