Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Launched And It’s Awesome

Xiaomi has been known to produce reliable and cheap low to mid range Android smartphones. Having used a few, I feel that any of the Xiaomi phones are cost saving and great value for money. Every year I would keep a lookout for their next version of premium devices but this time around, the new mid-range Redmi Note 5 Pro tickled my interest.

Xiaomi unveiled their latest Redmi Note 5 Pro recently and it is packed with high-range features at a mid-range price. This I feel will make Xiaomi fans to upgrade almost immediately. Here’s why…

High-end Hardware

After the launch of Redmi Note 5 Plus, fans are giving excellent reviews on the device. But with the launch of Redmi Note 5 Pro, it is now clear that Xiaomi means business.

Under the hood of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the new Snapdragon 636 with the inclusion of Kyro 260 chip and Xiaomi has been actively working with Qualcomm for this SoC. Xiaomi said in a statement that this phone has the ability to produce much smoother graphic rendering while playing power-hungry games or any high-resolution videos.

It scores a high benckmark rate on Antutu with 113,000 points which at this moment is among the top 10 range.

RAM has been upgraded to 6GB LPDDR4X version and at least 64GB of internal space. Of course, it is also expendable via MicroSD card. With all these features, the new Redmi Note 5 Pro is now one of the most powerful device that Xiaomi has ever created.

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The screen size is 5.99 inch on FHD+ display at 18:9 aspect ratio. It also comes with a dual-lens camera at the back shooting with 12-megapixel Sony IMX 486 and a 20-megapixel front camera that also comes with an LED flash module. Those who love bokeh effect will love this phone.

The rear camera module looks very similar to the iPhone X, and a fingerprint sensor is located next to the camera smack right in the center of the back panel.

If you’re usually out for a long time during the day, don’t worry. The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a huge 4,000mAh battery that can keep the phone running without the need of a powerbank. It doesn’t comes with a USB-C type of connector though. Alas this is a setback for me. But just a minor one.

My Opinion

Xiaomi has never disappoint me with their mid to high range phones. I love the Mi Mix 2 and the speed of the Redmi Note 4 (MediaTek version). I HAD my eyes on the Redmi Note 5 Plus before this but now I’ve changed my mind. The new Redmi Note 5 Pro looks great. The hardwares that comes with it is more of a high-range phone.

Good thing they are aiming towards the mid-range buyers and that it is highly competitive in terms of pricing. Possible retail price when it hits the shelves here in Malaysia is around RM1,050. Let’s hope that is true.

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This also means that it is time for an upgrade. Are you ready for it?