The smartphone is the product of modern age. With the help of this small device,some things can be done easily. One can capture the images or also shoot video with the help of this tiny device. In the days of the basic phone, the users were restricted to SMS and phone calls which is not the case with the smartphone as lots of apps and messengers can be used on the internet and one can easily exchange the information irrespective of its type. The internal and expandable memory can be used to store heavy data such as images, songs, and videos. Due to these features, only more and more users love to have a smartphone nowadays. The makers also come up with new models with added features that help the users to move with the changing technology. The Xiaomi is also a leading Chinese brand as a renowned maker of the smartphones.
Xiaomi was established in April 2010 with one goal: to sell the best budget segment smartphones. In last 7 years, the chart of Xiaomi has been rising at an exponential pace. It is a brand best known to provide features to the consumers in their budget. Recently one of the Xiaomi’s devices became the number selling the smartphone in India. The brand is well-known for MIUI, a sleek and smooth user interface topped on Android OS. So Xiaomi is back again with another budget device with added features, and they called it Redmi 5. The detailed specifications of the new handset are mentioned below.
Rumours say that Xiaomi will launch Redmi 5 on December 28th, 2017. This mobile will be sold under the brand name Redmi, and the name of the device is Redmi 5. It will arrive with Android Nougat (Android v7.0) out of the box, there very less chances that the device will receive an Oreo update. This handset supports two SIMs provided that both are GSM. This device has a hybrid slot which means a user can insert two SIMs or can use a SIM and a memory card. The handset can house a micro SIM and a nano SIM. The best feature on this device is fast charging. The device supports fast charging hence one can charge up to 50% battery in 30 minutes. Hence from the viewpoint of the user, the device is simply awesome.
Design and Display
The device is manufactured in metal on both front and rear side. On the front side, there is a display below which there are three navigation buttons. Right above the display, there is an earpiece on the right of which there is a front camera. On the left of the earpiece, there are some sensors. On the rear side, there is a rear camera just above the centre. The Dual LED flashlights are on the left side of the camera.
Exactly in the centre, at a significant distance from the camera, there is an MI branding. On the bottom side, there is a microphone on the left, charging socket in the centre and speaker grill on the extreme right. The device also has a secondary mic and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The display on this device is 5 inches, and it has a full HD resolution (i.e., 1080 x 1920 pixels). The pixel density of the display is 441 pixels per inch, and it is an IPS LCD type display. The display functions with capacitive touch and supports 10 point multi-touch. These all pros of the device make it offer complete satisfaction to the users of the smartphone.
Performance and Storage
This device runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 processor. This processor is an octa-core processor and constitutes Cortex A72 Quad Core chipset clocked at 1.8GHz and Cortex A53 Quad Core chipset clocked at 1.4GHz.The processor has a 64bit architecture which makes it battery efficient and smooth. Graphics on this handset are powered by Adreno 510 GPU which has the ability to handle high-end graphics very well. Moreover, this device is backed by 4GB RAM for efficient and lag-free multitasking. Internal memory on this device is 64GB out of which roughly 10GB will be allocated for OS, so a user gets 54GB approximately for the usage. The device has the feature to expand memory by using a memory card; memory can be expanded up to 128GB on this device. Hence those who love to keep images and songs, as well as videos stored, can go for this device and enjoy the same.
Camera and Battery
This device has two cameras on either side. The rear camera on this device is 16MP, and it is enabled with phase detection auto-focus. However, this handset being a budget smartphone isn’t enabled with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). There is a dual LED flash provided to capture bright and sharp images. The images are captured in 4616 x 3464 resolution; a user can also alter exposure compensation and ISO settings as required. Videos are recorded in 3840 x 2160 resolution at 30 frames per second. The front camera is an 8MP shooter and doesn’t have any flash. The device is powered by 4100mAh and is a Li-polymer type. The battery cannot be replaced by the customer, and it supports fast charging.
Network and Connectivity
As mentioned earlier this device has two SIM slots, and both support only GSM SIMs. Either slot can work with 4G coverage one at a time, but both slots support 3G and 2G networks. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ag/b/g/n is provided for wireless internet connection access, and other Wi-Fi features include hotspot option. Bluetooth v4.2 is provided for wireless data transfer and connectivity purpose.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 price in India is expected to be around 10k, and it must be said that it is the best buy in the budget segment. This makes the device fall into the low priced category where the competition is fierce. However, the features of the device make it more helpful in capturing the market.