What's new in Xiaomi Redmi 5 over Xiaomi Redmi 4?

Rodiano Bonacci
Dicembre 8, 2017

Xiaomi has launched Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in China. Both these variants went on first flash sale in the country via Amazon India on Thursday. The newly launched smartphones will be available starting December 12.

Contrarily, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched in India in September at a price of Rs. 14,999. The company promised to make it available in all the major retail stores and Mi Homes across the country. The sale began at 12:00PM on Flipkart and mi.com and just like other Mi smartphones, the Redmi 5A also went out of stock instantly. Redmi 5A is powered by a Quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor and it comes with support for expandable storage up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. The Redmi 5 Plus sports a larger 5.99-inch Full HD+ (1080x2160) display. It has a dual-camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, along with PDAF lenses and an LED flash.

Huawei's Honor has provided 32GB and 64GB storage options with the Honor 7X. In terms of connectivity, there is 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB. The Redmi 4, meanwhile, has a smaller rather a standard 5-inch HD display with 1280 x 720pixel resolution. The Redmi 5 Plus will start at CNY 999 (approx Rs 9,800) for the 3GB + 32GB model and CNY 1299 (approx Rs 12,700) for the 4GB + 64GB storage option. The smartphone packs a 3340mAh battery and comes with a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. Interestingly, Redmi 5 features a soft LED flash module up front on the for low-light selfies. Also, there is a Beautify 3.0 app that is touted to enhance portraits using software-based features. However, the Plus variant offers a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with a higher resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. The handset has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM.

The smartphone has two 12-megapixel camera sensors on the back - one featuring a wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 1.25-micron pixel sensor size, and the other one has a telephoto lens with f/2.6 aperture and a 1-micron pixel sensor size. The dual-camera setup on the Mi A1 offers 2x optical zoom and enables bokeh effect with a preloaded Portrait mode. The Redmi 5A packs in a 3000 mAh battery and runs on MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat.

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