Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

The big family of Xiaomi Redmi is expanding to host the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro international version that we will review today in 2018.

We are used to Xiaomi producing extremely balanced phones that can adapt to all users. So, it is probably a smartphone in this dynamic that I will try with you today.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4G Phablet Global Version

Price: $229.99

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4000mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 636 Octa Core 1.8GHz

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4G Phablet Global Version

Price: $229.99

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4000mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 636 Octa Core 1.8GHz

Will it be a simple evolution? Are there any highlights on this phone? Is it for you and adapted to your needs? I will try to direct you to make the best choice.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Specifications

Display: 5.99 inches with 1920 x 2160 pixels
CPU: Snapdragon 636 Octa Core 1.8GHz
GPU: Adreno 509
RAM: 4/6GB
Internal memory: 64GB
Memory extension: up to 256GB
Cameras: 12.0MP + 5.0MP main and 20MP front camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS
Battery: 4000mAh (5V/2A)
OS: Android 7.1.2
Connections: Micro USB and TF card slot
Weight: 181 grams
Dimensions: 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm
Price: $220/265

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Design and Appearance

We do not necessarily change a winning team, and the design of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in our analisis has changed little from Redmi 5 Plus.

Apparently, the front is the one that has not changed. It borrows the high end a 6-inch screen with the ratio to the 18: 9 mode. This ratio makes it possible to have a significant screen while facilitating the handling.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

You will also notice the rounded borders around the screen. The most beautiful effect, they are also borrowed from higher-end smartphones.

The front shows a ratio of the size of the phone/screen that improves. Thus, the display takes up more space, and the less useful parts of the smartphone have been reduced.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

Note that there is no capacitive button, the return functions to the home screen, or the back button are now integrated inside MIUI 9.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

In the back has changed. We finally find the other design that we have in the Redmi series. The back panel has a dual vertical camera like iPhone X.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

At once elegant and sober, it should be able to adapt to as many people as possible. The interest is to have several colors available in some relatively original ones like blue and pink. For my part, I test the golden version.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

You will notice the polished edges at the top and bottom that delimit particular antenna of the smartphone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

The position of the fingerprint sensor remains on the back of the phone. We like, or we do not like, it’s still relatively accessible.

Above are the 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors, which will be discussed later in this article.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in the test is 8mm thick. This is reasonable for the range. The 4000mAh battery explains that the smartphone exceeds 7mm rather reserved for 3000mAh battery or high-end.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

So design is an evolution is not a revolution. The redmi series is a great success, and we should not be too original at the risk of displeasing. We will now take stock of the display section.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Display

Where it had obviously noticed, the screen has not changed compared with RedMi 5 Plus. It’s not necessarily just design, although I did not notice a big difference regarding display with previous generations of Xiaomi smartphone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

You will notice when unpacking the phone that a screen protector has been set. It is a machine that has done, so it is perfectly in place without bubbles and holds very well on the phone screen. This is rather good news especially as the finger slides easily on it. I specify because it is not always the case on competing smartphones. And often I end up removing it because it annoys me.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

This is the Full HD Plus resolution that equips the Redmi Note 5 Pro in our review. It is a slightly higher resolution because of the 18: 9 aspect ratio. This resolution is quite comfortable not to say ideal with this kind of phone. It will avoid consuming too much power, and you will be at the same time very pleasant regarding reading.

Rounded corners do not improve or deteriorate the quality of the phone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

Several backlight modes exist to make reading easier or soothing your eyes if you are a big screen consumer. Obviously, the brightness adapts according to the ambient light. Speaking of brightness, it is sufficient to use the smartphone outdoors. On the other hand, if the sun is behind you, the screen will become difficult to read.

Again no revolution with the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but we appreciate the presence of a screen of very high quality. There is nothing to blame him for, and we know that the screen is extremely important for you and us.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Hardware and Performance

A modern smartphone needs to be able to run all video games, applications, and operating system smoothly.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

Rest assured, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro overall is quite capable of doing that. My tests showed a brilliant ability of the processor to run MIUI 9, beefy video games like Asphalt Xtreme, and all the apps I wanted to use.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

It’s a Snapdragon 636 with 6GB of RAM that is on my smartphone test. This is the beefiest configuration currently available. 6GB of RAM is a good thing as it is now a standard and it is quite likely that Android consumes more and more RAM.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

This is the first phone that uses a brand new chipset, namely Snapdragon 636 in 2018.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

I also have the version with 64GB of memory which in my opinion is a near necessity these days. Indeed, if you take pictures and videos, the memory is consumed quickly. I advise you to take underneath.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

Another evolution is not a revolution on the processor side. Fortunately, everything is going in the right direction, and your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in the real review will be able to do everything you want. Now it’s time to try the MIUI 9 interface.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Software

MIUI 9 is a reference at the level of overlay Android. The latter is mastered and have just come out. We are also delighted with what team the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in 2018.

MIUI 9 is fully developed by Xiaomi. This is how they launched the smartphone part of their brand. It is a frankly extremely well translated and fluent success. It will be difficult to take it by default. MIUI has a big fan base.

You will find all your usual menus. The reclassification may differ from the smartphones you had before, but it will take you very little time to find you there.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Connectivity

The 4G is broadcast on four bands. But it is not necessary that the smartphone captures the four bands to be able to have the 4G. And that’s good because once again, Xiaomi did not deign to make his smartphone compatible with the 700 and 800 megahertz bands.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

So you’ll have 4G in a lot of places in Europe, but it will happen to pass 3G if the terminal that is closest to you only broadcast in 700 or 800 megahertz.

For the rest, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in our test is equipped with WiFi at 2.4 and 5 GHz. It also manages, of course, Bluetooth and NFC.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Cameras

It’s a 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors that drive the main camera. The 20-megapixel sensor is in support to make selfies and for protection against face scanner.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

The first ritual test I do is the night photo. The latter that I take at the same place and the same time with all my smartphones reveal the secrecy of photos phones. The sensor of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is doing well.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

It does not shine in brightness, but it is accurate and with little noise. Noise is the main drawback of these ranges with the lack of brightness. The combo is correct as always at XiaoMi. No wonder but a sufficient level to be competitive.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

You can compare all the Chinese smartphones at the level of the night photo thanks to this article.

The photo application is always the same. It depends on the overlay MIUI. You can easily use it and do:

  • Panorama
  • Video in slow motion or fast motion
  • Improved the brightness of the shot immediately before taking a picture
  • Activate manual mode to set the isometry
  • Activate or not the HDR

The day photos are beautiful. In general, this is the case on most smartphone camera from the mid-range.

In this example, I chose to increase the brightness of the shot. You see the blue sky disappear, but the bank becomes much clearer and visible. This will apply very well to indoor photos.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Battery

The least you need from a modern smartphone and keep a full day before having to recharge.

This need is well controlled by Xiaomi. The smartphone can hold a little more than a day on a full charge.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

The frugal consumption of the processor is probably for many. It is the same for the 4000 milliamp battery that equips his smartphone.

That’s almost 1000 milliamps more than some high-end ones like the Oneplus 5t in 2018.

A quick and included charger that will allow you to fill the battery in about an hour and a half.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Conclusions and Reviews

It is indeed an evolution but not a revolution. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the worthy successor to the Redmi family. It’s an extremely balanced smartphone that can do almost anything you ask.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

It is elegant, modern, powerful, and will hold all day of use. The camera is honorable, and its dimensions remain relatively reasonable.

Also, I would like to mention new Snapdragon 636 processor, and this is the first phone that uses it. So, the performance of Redmi Note 5 Pro is really good in 2018.

I do not have much to blame this phone if it is the shyness of the design and a lack of surprise.

The Xiaomi Redmi is among the smartphones that I recommend most often in the universe of the medium range.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018

Obviously, I will recommend you pretty warmly the purchase of this phone. It is very difficult to find such balanced phones on the market. It will be good, it will be pleasant to use every day, and I bet you that you will continue to buy the successors of this saga.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

At the moment you can not buy a phone Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, since it will go on sale only from February 22, with a slightly overpriced $220 for 4GB of RAM and 64GB of memory, and $265 for 6GB of RAM and 64GB of memory.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4G Phablet Global Version

Price: $229.99

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4000mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 636 Octa Core 1.8GHz

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 4G Phablet Global Version

Price: $229.99

5.99 inch with 2160 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4000mAh, Android 7.1, Snapdragon 636 Octa Core 1.8GHz

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Pleasant Phone with First Snapdragon 636 in 2018 was last modified: March 26th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn

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