It has been confusing for some people to find out the actual hardware specs of Redmi Note 5 since actually there are 3 available variants. Each of the variants features different specifications. The one that is very easy to distinguish is its main rear camera. For your information, there are three variants of the phone: (1) The Redmi Note 5 India which is basically a Redmi 5 Plus; (2) The Redmi Note 5 Pro India; and (3) Redmi Note 5 China and Global.
This article will only cover key specifications and features of Redmi Note 5 Pro which is available in and made in India. The discussion covers its chipset, CPUs, GPU, cameras, and some other features. Ok, let’s start it.
Xiaomi has opted to plant the Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 chipset as the main brain of the device under the hood. This mobile System-On-Chip (SoC) sports Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 processors. The processor was chosen for its performance over power-consumption ratio. In the paper, the chipset should feature technologies like Qualcomm Spectra ISP, Qualcomm Kryo CPU built on ARM Cortex technology, and Snapdragon X12 LTE modem for up to 600 Mbps downlink speeds. Those high-end features in the SDM636 processor make this chipset as a powerful mid-tier processor for the phone.
Moreover, the chipset also sports the Adreno 509 Graphis Processing Units (GPU). This version of Adreno is capable to play almost any games available in Play Store. The GPU allows its users to easily play full HD videos, editing photos with apps like Adobe Lightroom, Snapseed, or VSCO, all with convenient.
Those processors and GPU are backed up with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Additionally, the phone is also available in two variants of memory capacity: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM Storage or 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM Storage. It is also equipped with an expandable microSD slot for up to 128GB capacity.
When it comes to its flagship features, the device comes shipped with a dual-camera setup. It has a 12MP camera combined with a 5MP camera. The first camera sensor sports 1.25μm sensor with f/2.2 Aperture lens aperture. It is Sony IMX 486 Sensor by the way which is super awesome. The secondary camera, the 5MP Samsung 1.12μm sensor with f/2.0 Aperture. Those combined together can produce stunning photos with awesome bokeh effects and incredible video footages. Some features available in the camera software are phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, and HDR modes. Videography-wise, the camera can capture 1080p HD videos @30fps or slow motion videos at very reasonable frame rates.
Furthermore, at the front side, the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a massive 20MP camera featuring f/2.2 lens aperture and 1/2.8″, 1µm sensor. This can produce beautiful images of yourself in selfie mode.
For the connectivity, the device sports Bluetooth v5.0 with A2DP LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot), Infra Red, microUSB2.0, FM Radio, and A-GPS with GLONASS + BDS.
There is a massive Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery inside the device to provide it with enough juice. The body dimension is approximately 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm (6.24 x 2.97 x 0.32 in) in size. How much is its weight? The phone’s weight is only 181 g (6.38 oz).
The phone is available in several color variants: Black, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue, and it has 5.99 inches display with 92.6 cm2 screen size (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio). It is running MIUI 9 on its 1080 x 2160 pixels touchscreen display with 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density).