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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus – Everything you need to know!

REDMI 5 PLUS  :

The Redmi 5 we were anticipating has been replaced by the Redmi 5 plus. The Redmi 5 plus was unveiled along with the Redmi 5 around the end of December.

The Xiaomi series being such a hype in a country like India where the predecessors of the series were the best sellers especially the Redmi Note 4 which was the best selling smartphone of 2017, the numbers being roughly around 5 million units just in India.

The Redmi 5 plus being the successor to the Redmi Note 4 , this smartphone will also definitely be one of the most hyped budget smartphone of the year.

Redmi 5 Plus specs :

XIAOMI REDMI 5 PLUS SPECIFICATIONS

 General
BrandXiaomi
ModelRedmi 5 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 (Nougat)
SIM Slot(s)
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Quick Charging
yes

Display

Screen Size
5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
Screen Resolution
Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Pixel Density
401 ppi
Display Type
IPS LCD
Touch Screenyes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Performance

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 630
Processor
Quad core, 2.2 GHz, Cortex A53
Architecture
64 bit
Graphics
Adreno 508
RAM
4 GB

Storage

Internal Memory
32 GB
Expandable Memory
yes Up to 128 GB

Camera

MAIN CAMERA
Resolution16 MP Primary Camera
Autofocusyes
Flashyes LED Flash
Image Resolution4616 x 3464 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
FRONT CAMERA
Resolution13 MP Front Camera

Battery

Capacity
4000 mAh
TypeLi-ion
User Replaceable
no No
Quick Charging
yes Quick, v3.0

Network & Connectivity

Network Support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40) 
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
SIM 2
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40) 
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Wi-Fiyes Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v4.2
GPS
yes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFC
yes
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0

Multimedia

Loudspeakeryes
Audio Jack3.5 mm

Special Features

Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Looking at the specs we can see that the Redmi 5 Plus also joins the widescreen team with 18:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 which makes the phone an inch wider than the usual 5 inch display i.e. 5.99 inches.

Camera wise, the Redmi 5 Plus also has a 12 MP rear camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 5MP front facing sensor, which doesn’t look like it’s the best camera out there.  Furthur talking about the next main element of a smartphone, the Redmi 5 Plus rocks either 3GB or 4GB RAM with 32GB and 64GB ROM respectively. The Redmi 5 has a 4000 mAh which has become standarad on almost all Xiaomi Redmi series smartphone.

The Redmi 5 Plus is priced as follow at the launch which took place in China on December 2017.

Redmi 5 plus Price :

Redmi 5 Plus – 3GB RAM : CNY 999 (Rs.9,700)
Redmi 5 Plus – 4GB RAM : CNY 1,29 (Rs. 12,700)