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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (China)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (China). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and usability are overall positive. The price and battery also get good feedback, but opinions about the camera and durability are mixed.

design, battery, price, usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (China) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Hansa Verma (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review: At Rs 9,999, the new budget smartphone to beat


Xiaomi redmi Note 5 review: Redmi Note 5 is a more 2018 smartphone with a Full View display, though it doesn't have dual cameras. The new phone is not exactly an upgrade to the Redmi Note 4, excluding the display.

Redmi Note 5 is a 2018 smartphone with a Full View display, though it doesn’t have dual cameras. For some users, especially those on Redmi Note 4, the new phone might seem like an upgrade given the processor is the same and the major change is the...


Expert review by : Hardik Singh (

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 32 GB Review


The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is for people who like to click selfies on a budget and don't want to break the bank for good ones.

Best in class selfie camera ; Good display ; Decent performance

Plastic build ; Smaller battery

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is now the best phone for selfie lovers with a budget of under Rs. 10,000. It is a decent performer and has the same qualities we have seen on other Xiaomi phones. The only real compromise is in build quality.


Expert review by : Shruti Dhapola (

Redmi Y1 review: Is this the new budget king from Xiaomi?


Xiaomi Redmi Y1 review: Redmi Y1's price is Rs 8,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and here's how the phone performed in our review.

As I’ve said, the main proposition point with Redmi Y1 is the big display, not the selfie camera. The selfie camera is strictly above average, nothing exceptional. Think of these phones, Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite as bigger versions of Redmi 4, though...


Expert review by : Vipul Vij (

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Review, Detailed Specifications: Best Budget Smartphone in India


Xiaomi introduced a new lineup of smartphones in India which will focus on the ever-growing craze of selfies. The Redmi Y1 is the first smartphone launched in the lineup along with the Redmi Y1 Lite. Priced competitively, is the Redmi Y1 the new budget...

One of the best in the Under Rs. 10,000 price bracket


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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Hands-on [Images]


Xiaomi has pretty much captured the entry-level budget and midrange smartphone market, the latest release of its 5th generation Redmi Note series are unveiled yesterday at an event held in Delhi. The Redmi Note 5 is the successor to the last year's...

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Hands-On [Images]


Here's our Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Hands-On. The Redmi Y1 is Xiaomi's first selfie-centric smartphone. It also comes with decent hardware for its price.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Review


Xiaomi's 5th generation Redmi Note series has arrived with the FullView display knowing the current smartphone trends in the market. The Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro are the two phones that offer larger displays. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is a new...

Large Display ; Metallic Build ; Great Battery Life ; Camera Records 4K Videos ; MicroSD Support ; Value For Money

No Oreo out-of-the-box ; Needs Fast Charging

If you are a Redmi Note 4 owner, the Redmi Note 5 would be a nominal upgrade, you will fancy the new 18:9 display, the other aspects are identical to the predecessor. It seems Xiaomi wanted to cater for its higher variant Redmi Note 5 Pro, Rupees 2,000...

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Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Review


Here's our Xiaomi Redmi Y1 review. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 was launched in India earlier this month and is aimed at those who take a lot of selfies.

Lightweight ; Performance ; Battery ; Fingerprint Scanner ; Dedicated slot for microSD card

3 GB RAM + 32 GB internal storage ; 4 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage

Expert review by : Siddharth Chauhan (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review


The upgrade we deserve?

Impressive 18:9 display ; Great battery life ; Camera creates good pictures ; Value for money

No USB Type-C ; Dated design

There’s nothing wrong with the Note 5 except for the fact that it doesn’t look like an upgrade. It’s more like a tweaked version of the smartphone that made waves last year.


Expert review by : Fergus Halliday (

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review: A budget phablet that swings above its weight


While there are plenty of good reasons to stick with locally-certified and available smartphones, the rise of online tech resellers in recent years has made it easier and easier - and more and more tempting - to experiment with smartphone brands that...

Great battery Solid performance

Weak camera Subject to the usual drawbacks of importing a phone

Between the solid material design and build-quality, performance that swings above its price-bracket and slick software experience, the Redmi Note 5 is a smartphone that’s very easy to recommend.


Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:4000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:5
Continuous video playback time:17.5
Removable battery:N
Standby time (3G):408

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Front camera type:Single camera
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.9
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps / 1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y


Body SAR (EU):0.79
Head SAR (EU):1.03


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:18:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display diagonal:15.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 2160 / 2160 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:403
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AMR,FLAC,MP3,eAAC+ / AAC,AAC+,AMR,FLAC,MP3,MP4,PCM,WAV
FM radio:Y
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,H.265,M4V,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,XVID / H.265,HEVC,M4V,MKV,MP4,XVID


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth profiles:HID
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 5.0
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Carrying case:Y
Ejection pin:Y
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:N / Y
Warranty card:Y


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:636


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:7.1.2 / 8.1


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.05 / 80.5
Height :158.5 / 158.6
Weight:128 / 180 / 181
Width:75.4 / 75.5