Good Review Performance of Xiaomi Redmi 5

December 20, 2022 0 Comments

The Redmi 5 is certainly one of the most powerful and energy-efficient offerings in the budget segment, but the novelty of the phone is darkened thanks to the more powerful Redmi Note 5 at about the same price as Xiaomi itself. The basic variant of the phone is not powerful enough to meet the needs of an average user, while the top Variant costs only less than the top variant of the Redmi Note 5. anyway, the Redmi 5 is a decent offer that seals xiaomi’s understanding of the low-end smartphone segment. The company hopes to amortize with the Redmi 5 if the Redmi Note 5 were to be handed over for the more powerful Redmi Note 5 Pro. It also ensures more choice for the consumer, as well as more confusion of course. The biggest deterrent to buying Xiaomi devices has been the Flash sale model, but Redmi 5 goes on sale on Amazon, which puts an end to this concern.


The Redmi range of Xiaomi phones was notorious for the fact that mid-range phones look like overpriced hardware. Since its launch in India, the Redmi series has introduced mid-range features in the Budget Segment, giving other budget phone manufacturers a run for their money. Known for its superior build quality and a consistent range of popular features, The Redmi range is above all the reason why Xiaomi enjoys the Numero uno Position in the Indian smartphone market.

Enter the Xiaomi Redmi 5, the successor to the Redmi 4, which was one of the best-selling phones in India last year. The Redmi 5 arrived quickly after the launch of the mid-range Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro.The Redmi 5 is a confusing product. The affordable Variant is difficult to recommend due to the Barebones hardware, while the higher Variant competes head – to-head with the basic variant of the Redmi Note 5.

Confusing prices aside, does the Redmi 5 tick all the boxes in the budget phone segment? Most importantly, does it make sense to buy this through the Redmi Note 5? We find out.


The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a deliberate departure from the metal unibody designs. As seen on the Redmi Note 5, The Redmi 5 is also made of plastic, with a polycarbonate frame holding the screen and the back metal plate. The top and bottom are also made of plastic, which allows sufficient reception of the signal. Despite this, Xiaomi has engraved the antenna lines on the body, perhaps to maintain the metallic design philosophy of its predecessors. The camera sits in the center on the back, with the LED flash and fingerprint sensor just below. We received the black color variant for review, which is the neutral choice, but if you want to experiment, there is also a suave Lake Blue Variant on sale.

The phone is also the first Xiaomi phone to present the fashionable 18:9 aspect ratio. While this creates modern looks, it doesn’t necessarily mean bezel-less. The Redmi 5 has plenty of space at the top and bottom, while the sides have a distinct but thin black border around the screen. Nevertheless, the curved corners of the phone feel good and are easy to grip. At the bottom, the speaker grilles are placed symmetrically, while on top you get the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the reliable IR boomer.

There is really nothing to complain about the build quality of the phone, except that it still uses the old Micro USB port and a hybrid SIM slot. Micro-USB is about to come out and it would have been good to make the phone future-proof with a USB Type-C port. A hybrid SIM slot means you can use a second Nano SIM or microSD card to expand memory. In the budget segment where the buyer wants to maximize value for money, this crucial compromise could be a Deal-Breaker.


The Redmi 5 follows the changing times with the fashionable 18:9 display. It has a 5.7-inch IPS HD+ (720×1440 pixels) LCD panel that looks decent considering the price at which it is offered. The higher aspect ratio offers more screen grounds to work with, but does not necessarily make the phone compact, as it should be due to the extra borders.

The 720p resolution ensures a decent 282ppi pixel density, while the IPS LCD panel means the viewing angles are pretty good. The screen is just bright enough to be nice inside, but it is not very readable under direct sunlight. Although Xiaomi offers an adaptive display option that optimizes color temperature and contrast based on ambient light to maintain consistency, its effectiveness is Hit-or-Miss at best. There is also a standard mode that reduces brightness but is more accurate in color.


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