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Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus - Featured

by Timo7th of June 2018
The Xiaomi Redmi smartphone model series is entering a new round! On the 07. December 2017 has presented the electronics giant the two models Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. Everything you need to know about the two mid-range smartphones is summarized in this post.
Overview
Manufacturer/Model

Xiaomi

Product

Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Plus)

Specifications

Processor and memory
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (Snapdragon 625)
RAM: 2GB / 3GB (3GB / 4GB)
Internal memory: 16GB / 32GB (32GB / 64GB)
Memory extension: Yes

Display
Display diagonal: 5.7 inches (5.99 inches)
Display resolution: 1440 x 720 pixels (2160 x 1080 pixels)
Luminance: 450 Nit
NTSC color space: 72% (84%)

cameras
Main Camera: 12 Megapixel
* Aperture f / 2.2
* PDAF
* LED flash
Front camera: 5 megapixel

Network
Dual SIM: Yes
SIM size: Nano SIM

GSM 2 / 3 / 5 / 8
CDMA 1x BC0
CDMA 2000 BC0
WCDMA 1 / 2 / 5 / 8
TDS-CDMA 34 / 39
TDD-LTE 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
FDD-LTE 1/3/5/7/8

wireless
WiFi: 802.11 b / g / n (802.11 a / b / g / n)
Bluetooth: 4.2
GPS: Yes

sensors
* Distance sensor
* Ambient light sensor
* Accelerometer
*Gyroscope
* Fingerprint Sensor
* Infrared transmitter
* (Hall sensor)

Accumulator
Battery: 3.300 mAh (4.000 mAh)
Connection: Micro-USB

other
Operating system: Android 7.1.1 (MIUI 9)
Size: 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm (158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm)
Weight: 157g (180g)

* The values ​​in parentheses refer to the Redmi 5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi 5 (Plus)

After many previous leaks, Xiaomi has the two new Xiaomi Redmi models, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, officially presented. The Xiaomi Redmi models are known to offer under 200 € the usual good Xiaomi build quality and also an adequate hardware equipment. How the two smartphone models are equipped, how they differ and how the price, as well as the availability is, more in the following sections!

Update (08: December 2017)

Meanwhile are first AnTuTu benchmark results surfaced on the web. According to the Redmi 5 achieved by the 55.000 points, the Redmi 5 Plus on the other hand to the 61.000 points. As expected, the difference between the two models, even in the benchmark, is very small, which means that there will be a barely noticeable difference in everyday life. Before you make a purchase decision, you should pay particular attention to how much you personally need a larger and higher-resolution display, as well as how important a dual-band WLAN is.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs. Redmi 5 Plus

Display

This year's trend is with smartphones High-resolution display in 18: 9 format, The two Redmi 5 models are also equipped with such a 18: 9 display. The Display of the Redmi 5 owns one Display diagonal of 5.7 inches and solves in HD, with 1440 720 x pixels on. The point density is 282 PPI. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus again has a slightly larger display, with 5.99 inches diagonal. Resolution is 2160 1080 x pixels, which results in a point density of 403 PPI.

Despite the high display diagonal, smartphones in the 18: 9 format are comparatively compact and are geared to the size of smartphones with an 5.5 inch display in 16: 9 format. The contrast ratio Both displays is 1000:1. luminance falls in both models 450 Nit extremely high, whereby the readability should be hardly affected even on sunny days. The NTSC color space covers the display of the Redmi 5 to 72%. The display of the Redmi 5 Plus covers the NTSC color space at 84%. Through MIUI 9 are software on Night and reading mode, as well as extensive Presentation correction options realized.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 test

Processor and memory

The two new Redmi models also differ in terms of processor and memory equipment. The smaller one redmi 5 is with one Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor equipped, which is to count to the lower middle class. The processor takes off 8 Cortex-A53 processor cores together, with up to 1.8 GHz overclock. In the processor graphics it is a Adreno 506 GPU. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is one of the first mobile devices to feature the 2017 processor, first released in June. The storage facilities amounts to one optional 2GB or 3GB Memory (LPDDR3) and one 16GB or 32GB eMMC5.1 flash memory, How the new hardware equipment in the Praixs beats, will have to show in the test. However, one can assume a liquid-to-use system.

Introducing Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus (Chinese Version)

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus has one instead Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor installed, the beginning of 2016 has appeared and already in other Xiaomi smartphones, such as the Xiaomi Note 4 Redmire or the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was used. This is also an octa-core processor whose 8 Cortex-A53 processor cores with an up to 2 GHz overclock. The processor graphics amounts to, as already with the smaller Redmi 5, on one Adreno 506 GPU. There are further differences with the memory equipment, which with this model optionally with a 3GB or 4GB Memory (LPDDR3) and a 32GB or 64GB eMMC5.1 flash memory comes along. It can be assumed that the leap in performance from the weaker Snapdragon 450 to the slightly faster Snapdragon 625 will hardly be noticeable at least in everyday life. The memory can be expanded with both smartphones using a MicroSD memory card!

camera

There is agreement on the camera equipment. Both models offer one 12 Megapixel main camera with an (unspecified) image sensor. Known, however, is the pixel size of the sensor, which indicates Xiaomi with 1.25 microns, which in turn in combination with the 12 megapixel resolution of the sensor on a Sony IMX286 image sensor close. The cover the manufacturer states f / 2.2 at. An LED flash is available on both models, with the Redmi 5 Plus featuring a Dual tone LED flash used. Of the Autofocus is of the type "PDAF". The front camera solve with 5 Megapixel on. Of the "Smart Beauty 3.0" mode allows to put different beauty filters over the recording.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus test

Design, battery and others

Both models come in high quality Metal housing therefore. The Redmi 5 model series is available in the Colors "Gold", "Light Blue", "Rose Gold" and "Black". housing dimensions of the Redmi 5 are 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm, those of the Redmi 5 Plus are 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm. The Weight is 157g or 180g. Other features are a back Fingerprint scannerwhich is located below the main camera. The USB connection option is from the Type Micro-USB, A 3.5 mm audio jack is available. There are a total of two microphones. Another feature of both models is one Infrared transmitter unit. sensory equipment amounts to a distance sensor, an ambient light sensor, an acceleration sensor and a gyroscope. In addition, the Redmi 5 Plus offers a Hall sensor.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Review

wireless find the Redmi 5 in the 2.4 GHz WLAN and the Redmi 5 Plus both in 5 GHz WLAN cope. device is supported with version 4.2. GPS, GLONASS and Beidou are supported for position determination or navigation. As Dual-SIM Smartphones, both devices can be equipped with two nano SIM cards. in the mobile network 4G LTE is limited because of the missing band 20 usable. Of the Accumulator The Xiaomi Redmi 5 has a capacity of 3.300 mAh. The battery capacity of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is 4.000 mAh.

Prices and availability

In China, that is Redmi 5 (2GB) already from 799 Yuan available, which is roughly 102€ equivalent. The model with 3GB kostet 899 Yuan, converted just short 115€, If you decide for the bigger one Redmi 5 Plus, the variant starts with 3GB at 999 YuanSo, about 130€, The Redmi 5 Plus with 4GB Memory costs 1299 Yuanwhat a price of 166€ equivalent. First import shops have both smartphones already listed. The import prices are currently still slightly above the Chinese prices. Shipping is expected from the end of December. As soon as a test copy reaches us, the detailed test report follows!

Price Comparison

Price history

Current prices

Banggood
10-30 working days
146,89€
Geekmaxi
1-5 working days
155,99€
Buy geekbuying
3-7 working days
170,95€
Amazon
1-5 working days
188,69€
Gearbest
3-7 working days
194,90€
Gearbest
3-7 working days
200,78€
Gearbest
10-30 working days
203,94€
Buy geekbuying
10-30 working days
216,84€
TOMTOP
10-30 working days
237,54€

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Prices last updated on: April 5st, 2020 05:02

Price history

Current prices

Banggood
10-30 working days
163,62€
Amazon
1-5 working days
176,20€
Buy geekbuying
1-5 working days
197,95€
TOMTOP
10-30 working days
237,54€
Gearbest
10-30 working days
242,02€
Buy geekbuying
10-30 working days
272,63€

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Prices last updated on: April 5st, 2020 05:02

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Erik
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Erik

A really bad decision on the Redmi 5 to drop the two-channel WiFi. The plus has it, but then it is too big for me. Otherwise, the Specs read really well.

zerk
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zerk

No LTE band 20. I'm out.

Markus
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Markus

What do you expect? That was clear that the smartphone at the beginning is only without the band 20. Even with the Europa Start it will take some time before the Xiaomi Phones are released with all frequency bands. Give them 3 months and you can order it via Amazon with band 20.

Markus
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Markus

That's what I call Lame to build such an old processor in the Redmi 5 Plus. This is just another gap filler for the next generation. I had hoped for more and would rather wait for the Redmi Note 5.