Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 5 and 5 Plus, but I will be looking at the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus in this review. The Redmi 5 Plus is not only bigger in the screen, but in RAM size, storage capacity and battery as well.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus DESIGN
With all the amazing specs improvement comes a bigger and heavier phone. The Redmi 5 Plus looks exactly like the Redmi 5, but only bigger in terms of design. The Redmi 5 Plus is also bulky, weighing 180g and measuring 8.05mm slim. The Plus version is also very cute and available in Black, Gold, Pink and Blue colours.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus DISPLAY
It sports a bigger 6.0-inch IPS LCD screen, with 1080 x 2160 pixels screen resolution. A near bezel-less look with 403 ppi density, offering a bigger and sharper display. Unlike previous Redmi smartphones, Xiaomi achieved a 77.44% screen to body ratio on the Redmi 5 Plus.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
Redmi 5 Plus houses a far better Snapdragon chipset than the Redmi 5, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953. Clocking at 2GHz Octa-core processor, with an Adreno 506 graphics processing unit. For app launching, multitasking and smooth navigation, there’s a massive 4GB of RAM.
Save all your files and games in its 64GB internal storage, which is also upgradeable to 128GB using microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS with MIUI 9 skin on top.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus CAMERA
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is equipped with a single 12MP camera with F2.2 aperture and 1.25 μm pixel size. Features of the camera include; Autofocus (Phase detection), Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom and Geo-tagging. For shooting, there’s a Burst shooting mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) and Panorama. For selfies, there’s a 5MP with flash at the front for all your selfie needs.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus BATTERY
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is powered by a 4000mAh Non-removable battery.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is available for Pre-order for $199, that’s about N70,000 – N80,000.
Full Specification Of Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
・Announced: 2017, December 7
・Status: Available. 2017, December 12
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm
・Color: Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
・Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
・Pixel Density: 403ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 77.44%
・OS: Android 7.1
・Processor: Octa-core 2GHz
・Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
・GPU: Adreno 506
・Card slot: Yes, microSD up to 128GB
・Internal: 64GB, 4GB RAM
・Flash: Yes, LED Flash
・Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
・Bluetooth: Yes, 4.2
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Back)
・Sensors: Ambient light, Proximity
・GPS: Yes with A-GPS, Glonass, BDS, BeiDou
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: –