As promised, new smartphones Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus were announced this morning in China. Both phones are representatives of budget series, but we are very interested in them. We have already wrote about them, because until today information about Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus has changed very often. But most of all Xiaomi confused us with the names of new products, as we are used to the fact that Redmi phones get small displays around 5 inches, while Note phones come with 5.5 inches screens. However, full screen design and 18:9 aspect ratio have changed the market forever. Now you can forget about compact phones with 5 inch displays.
If we talk about Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, these are the best full screen phones on the market. We are sure that new phones become bestsellers and blow up the smartphone market.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus: Design
As you already understood, the main feature of new Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are full screen design and 18:9 aspect ratio. Both devices received thin bezels on the top and bottom of front panel.
By the way, touch-sensitive hardware buttons also disappeared, because there was simply no place for them. New phones have on-screen keys. However, now almost all manufacturers are doing it, and only Huawei is trying hard to keep Home button with built-in fingerprint reader under the screen.
Also we should note the rounded corners of the screens. The same feature is used on iPhone X. This is not only nice, but also protects smartphone from damage when dropped on a hard surface. We are waiting for crash tests Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs 5 Plus: Differences
New smartphones have almost the same design, however they also have significant differences. Redmi 5 Plus model is very similar in design to Redmi Note 4X, which uses an aluminum back panel with small polycarbonate inserts at the top and bottom.
At the same time, Redmi 5 has a one-piece plastic case, in which a metal plate is mounted, while it is not removable. It should be noted that the rear cover Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus is based on the principle of axial symmetry, which can now be observed in all smartphones series Redmi Note.
Also, Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are not really full-screen, because they have bezels on right and left sides. Redmi 5 is larger in size than any previous Redmi phone, and Redmi 5 Plus is similar to any device from Redmi Note series. In any case, new phones look amazing!
As for the color option, there are four: black, blue, golden and pink. Dimensions of Redmi 5 are 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm, and the Redmi 5 Plus – 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05. Also, Xiaomi decided to be generous and put silicone case in the package.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus: Features
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Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus: release date and price
After Xiaomi announced the price of its new products, it became immediately clear – these are the next best-selling phones. Officially, the start of sales is scheduled for December 12. The price are followint:
- Redmi 5 2/16 GB – from $121;
- Redmi 5 3/32 GB – from $136;
- Redmi 5 Plus 3/32 GB – from $151;
- Redmi 5 Plus 4/64 GB – from $196;
Naturally, the market already has phones with full screen up to $150. However, almost all of them from little known Chinese manufacturer, and they work on old chipsets from MediaTek. So, we think that Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are the best full screen smartphones by quality price ratio.