Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus With Snapdragon 450/625 Launched

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus With Snapdragon 450/625 Launched

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All the fuss about the upcoming Xiaomi smartphones – Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus has been laid to rest as these devices were launched today at an event in China. It turned out that most of the leaks, speculations, and rumors about these devices were true. Both devices come in Black, Light Blue, Gold and Rose Gold colors and they are scheduled to go on sale by December 12 in China.  Let us take a look at the details of these smartphones.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 5 – The Details

The dual-sim Xiaomi Redmi 5 which weighs only 157 grams is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor clocking 1.8GHz and built using the 14nm Mobile Platform. This processor is supported by 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There is also the 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage option. The internal storage of both variants is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD. This smartphone is equipped with a 5.7-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 1440 × 720 pixels resolution. It runs on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9 on top and its display is handled by an Adreno 506 GPU. In the camera department, we have a 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 1.25μm pixel size which is supported by a 5MP selfie camera with LED flash. The lights of the Redmi 5 are kept on by a 3300mAh battery which delivers 12-days standby and 2 days usage (average usage). Other features include a rear Fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS and others.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price

As for its pricing, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 (2GB RAM+16GB storage) sells for 799 yuan or $120 or Rs. 7,795 approx while the 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant goes for 899 Yuan $135 or Rs. 8,770 approx.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Specs

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus comes with a dimension of 58.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm  and weighs 179.5grams. Just like the Redmi 5, it is a dual-sim smartphone but it is powered by a larger Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocking 2GHz and built using a 14nm process. It comes with two options in terms of RAM and internal storage. We have a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant and another 4GB RAM with a 64GB storage option. The internal storage of both variants is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD. Its display is larger than its sibling as it comes with a 5.99-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 × 1080 pixels resolution. It also runs on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9 on top and its display is handled by an Adreno 506 GPU. The camera department and other features are the same as Redmi 5 Plus above but the lights of this smartphone are kept on by a large 4000 mAh battery which gives 17 days standby and over 2 days usage (average usage).

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Price

As for its pricing, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (3GB RAM+32GB storage) sells for 999 Yuan or $151 or Rs. 9,745 approx while the 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant goes for 1299 Yuan $195 or Rs. 12,675 approx.

From these, we see that the major advantage of Redmi 5 Plus over its sibling Redmi 5 is in its better processor, larger screen/size, and larger battery. Everything else is pretty much the same

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  • iris_sl

    what is the screen to body ratio?

  • Stiven

    SD625, redmi 3 was faster than this. . . just a dissapointment to me.

    • Muhammad Yasir

      the SD 652 …

    • Matthew Glading

      Wait for Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5 and 5 plus are an overpriced brick. Redmi 4x is still the best phone for the price!

      • Stiven

        Redmi note 4x has sd625 also. It’s ok, have long battery life and almost decent processing power, but shipping all phoes with same proccesor is just stupid.

      • Stiven

        Every time I refresh I see this comment edited differently with other meaning, is so hard to keep track.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    type c ?

  • Manjurul Islam

    what love xiaomi has in stock for sd625? never ending? can people file a petition to qualcomm to stop production of 625 please! tired of getting every new devices with sd625!

  • Hellvetta

    Xiaomi slowly leave the segment of budget phones, making up for the losses of the previous price domination… So pity, this brand becomes a major…

  • careeste

    What about the release date for redmi note 5?Im looking forward for that one

    • Barry Scott

      Dont hold your breath on that one

  • Shad8x .

    What a disapointment. No new SoC, no type-c, no NFC, almost the same design. Is there any info if they show more new smartphones until the end of December or does Redmi line does not divide into Redmi and Redmi Note anymore ?

    • Barry Scott

      Looks like it might be 5 & 5 Plus now

  • Cyril Dieudonné

    almost 2018 and still shipping phones with 16gb… what the fuck Xiaomi, I spent my days here trying to defend your name against all my huawei fan coworkers.