Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is the latest smartphone from the Chinese electronics company. The new phone comes with top features and at a fair price. It has a large screen, big RAM and storage and also a powerful battery, among other desirable features. Read on to see Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and 5 Pro specifications, features and price in Kenya.
In Brief, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and 5 Pro Specs
- Screen Size – 5.99 Inches
- Camera – 20 MP
- RAM – 6GB
- Storage – 64GB
- Network – 4G LTE
- Processor – 1.8GHz Quad-Core
- OS – Android 7.1.2
- Battery – 4000mAh
- Price – KSh. 50,000
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and 5 Pro Screen, Display and Size
The Redmi Note 5 comes with a capacitive touchscreen which features 16M colors, 403 ppi density and also a 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution (18:9 ratio). The 5.99-inch display carries technologies such as LCD and IPS, and is also multitouch.
On the side of size, the phone measures 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1mm and weighs 181g. In addition, the screen-to-body ratio is 77.4 percent, so it is a display-oriented gadget.
The smartphone has two primary cameras – 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm) and 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 μm). The two cameras also feature phase detection autofocus and dual-LED dual-tone flash. The secondary camera is 20 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 1080p) and has features such as geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, 1080p@30fps videos and also HDR. The phone competes with HTC U12 when it comes to the camera.
Storage, Processor and OS
As for the RAM and storage, the base variant has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage while the Note 5 Pro has 4/6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The storage can be expanded to 256GB with a microSD (used on SIM 2 slot).
Concerning the processor, the phone has a 1.8 GHz Octa-core Kryo 260 (CPU), Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (chipset) and also Adreno 509 (GPU).
When it comes to SIM and OS, the device uses Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) and runs Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with MIUI 9.
Starting with networks, the Redmi Note 5 supports GSM (2G), HSPA (3G) and LTE (4G). Other connectivity features include Bluetooth (4.2, A2DP, LE), GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot), USB (microUSB 2.0), infrared and also a 3.5mm jack with active noise cancellation and dedicated mic.
The Xiaomi phone also has sensors such as fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass. In addition, it has the following messaging features – SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail and IM, and also carries the HTML browser.
The notable multimedia features include loudspeaker, FM radio and alert types such as vibration and MP3 ringtones. Other multimedia features include document viewer, photo/video editor, audio player (MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC) and also video player (DivX, Xvid, MP4, H.265).
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and 5 Pro Battery
The battery is a non-removable Li-Po one, and its capacity is 4000mAh. It also supports fast charging 5V/2A.
Design, Material and Color
The phone is pretty sleek and carries a user-friendly design. The main material is metal (aluminum) with some glass and plastic accents, and the popular colors include black, champagne gold, rose gold and also blue.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and 5 Pro Price in Kenya
The prices of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro in Kenya are in the range KSh. 50,000 and KSh. 65,000 ($500 and $650). For other phone with near-similar features and price, see Oppo F5 Youth and also Infinix Zero 5.
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