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Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Specifications, Price and Features

Before now, numerous leaks took the center stage about this phone. But today (December 7, 2017), the brand went ahead to officially unveil the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in an event that took place in China. Both phones came with tall Full View displays, gigantic battery capacity and of course attractive prices. Let me reveal to you the full details of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus, which includes their specifications, features and prices.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Specifications, Price and Features

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Features

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 came with a 5.7 inch screen with 18:9 ration and a HD resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 450 chipset built on the 14nm process technology. It has an octa-core CPU running at 1.8GHz. Looking at the memory and storage capacity, it came in two different options of 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage. Both internal storages are expandable up to 128GB via microUSD.

Though the Xiaomi Redmi 5 came with Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system, it has the latest MIUI 9 which has some sweet features like picture-in-picture mode and an intelligent assistant.

The camera department of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 also holds some nice specs as it boasts of a 12MP camera on its rear panel and a 5MP front-facing camera. Both cameras are coupled with LED flash, while the setup at the back has the fingerprint scanner alongside with it. The Redmi 5 has a 3300mAh battery, this will gurantee long lasting usage..

Must read: Top 10 Phones With Long Lasting Battery Life In 2017

Take a look at its full specifications below

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Specifications

GENERAL

Release date December 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 151.80 x 72.80 x 7.70
Weight (g) 157.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Removable battery No

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1440 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282

HARDWARE

Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD

CAMERA

Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 5-megapixel
Front Flash LED

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 7.1.2
Skin MIUI 9

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Featues

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is an enhanced version, thereby coming with more powerful specs and features compared to the regular version, though both has the same appearance. The front panel is covered by the Full View panel that is 5.99 inch. As a improved version, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus has a Full HD resolution and the chipset is a bit more powerful than the regular version, as it spots a Snapdragon 625 chipset. Take a look at the full specifications below:

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Specifications

GENERAL

Release date December 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.50 x 75.45 x 8.05
Weight (g) 179.50
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Removable battery No
Colours Black, Rose Gold, Gold, White, Blue, Red, Pink, Gray, Silver

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.99
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2160 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403

HARDWARE

Processor 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

CAMERA

Rear camera 12-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 5-megapixel
Front Flash LED

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 7.1.2
Skin MIUI 9

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Infrared Yes
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Price and Availability

Both phones are available in Black, Blue, Pink and Gold colours and they will ne released for sale in China as from December 12, 2017. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Price is CNY799 or CNY899 ($120/$135), while that of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is CNY999 or CNY1,299 ($150/$195). Its availability in other parts f the world will be announced soon.

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