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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Review

Here is our review of the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro, the latest smartphones from Xiaomi.

Staff   |    Published: February 14, 2018 1:03 PM IST

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is undoubtedly a fantastic smartphone. It isn’t because the phone is special in any way; nothing about the Redmi Note 4 truly stands out and there are no trademark features. The reason for my calling it a fantastic smartphone and our rating it a strong 4.5 out of 5 is because at its price, it was the most complete smartphone you could buy when it launched back in early 2017. It’s why the phone sold in such huge numbers in 2017 and continues to sell till today.

Now, while the actual successor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the Rs 9,999 Redmi Note 5, that phone is a bit simpler in its approach and is positioned at a different set of users. There isn’t much different on that device, apart from a couple of key changes aimed at making it a better value-for-money proposition. The truly exciting launch from the Chinese smartphone maverick today is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Priced at Rs 13,999, the Redmi Note 5 Pro isn’t just an incremental update. The changes in this device are radical and hope to redefine the price segment and what it has to offer. From a new SoC to a dual-camera setup geared less for gimmicks and more for better pictures, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is a first shot fired from a charged-up Xiaomi that has just taken a leadership position in India. We’re excited to bring you our review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5. Watch the video to find out what we think of the new phones!