Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Review & Compare: BEST FULL...

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Review & Compare: BEST FULL SCREEN PHONES

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Review & Compare: BEST FULL SCREEN PHONES

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.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Review & Compare: BEST FULL SCREEN PHONES

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 5 Plus - review

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.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus - review

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 and 5 Plus - review

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!

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus - review

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

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
  • Colors: gold, black, blue and pink gold;
  • Plastic + metal insert, glass;
  • Display: 5.7″, IPS-panel, 1440×720, 282 ppi, glass 2.5D, contrast ratio 1000:1, brightness 450 nits, 72% NTSC, format 18:9;
  • Snapdragon 450, eight cores Cortex-A53 with frequency up to 1.8 GHz, 64-bit, technical process 14 nm;
  • Graphics: Adreno 506, frequency 600 MHz;
  • RAM: 2 or 3 GB, 1×933 LPDDR3;
  • ROM: 16 or 32 GB + memory card;
  • Camera: 12 MP from OmniVision, f/2.2, pixel 1.25 micron, phase detection;
  • Self-camera: 5 MP, f/2.0 + flash;
  • Number of SIM cards: two;
  • LTE Cat.7 – download 300 Mbps, 100 Mbps return;
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro USB, 3.5 mm jack, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou;
  • Fingerprint reader: yes;
  • Battery: 3300 mAh, fast charging QC 3.0;
  • MIUI 9 on the basis of Android 7.1.1;
  • Dimensions: 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm;
  • Weight: 157 g;
  • Antutu: 60000;
  • The price: from $121.
  • Colors: gray, gold, black, blue and pink gold;
  • Metal and plastic inserts, glass;
  • Display: 5.99″, IPS-panel, 2160х1080, 403 ppi, glass 2.5D, contrast ratio 1000:1, brightness 450 nits, 85% NTSC, format 18:9;
  • Snapdragon 625, eight cores Cortex-A53 with frequency up to 2.0 GHz, 64-bit, technical process 14 nm;
  • Graphics: Adreno 506, frequency 650 MHz;
  • RAM: 3 or 4 GB, 1×933 LPDDR3;
  • ROM: 32 or 64 GB + memory card;
  • Camera: 12 MP from OmniVision, f/2.2, pixel 1.25 micron, phase detection;
  • Self-camera: 5 MP, f/2.0 + flash;
  • Number of SIM cards: two;
  • LTE Cat.6 – download 300 Mbps, return 50 Mbps;
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n 2.4 + 5 GHz, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro USB, 3.5 mm jack, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou;
  • Fingerprint reader: yes;
  • Battery: 4000 mAh, fast charging QC 3.0;
  • MIUI 9 on the basis of Android 7.1.1;
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm;
  • Weight: 180 g;
  • Antuitu: 65000;
  • The price: from $151.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus - review

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;

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and 5 Plus - review

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.