Xiaomi has come up with another mid-range device Redmi 5 Plus for its Pakistani fans in two storage options of 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB with affordable price tags. The device is supposed to be a successor to the popular Redmi 5 but with faster processor and bigger display. Moreover, the smartphone offers a bezel-less display, good performance and a larger battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus – Features
The Redmi 5 Plus brings a 5.99-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD panel with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution having an 18:9 aspect ratio. Compared to Redmi 5’s display, this one is slightly larger having a sharper resolution. However, the 76% screen-to-body ratio is almost the same as seen before. Likewise, we have the same rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass.
While going inside, we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 3GB/4GB RAM support and internal storage options of 32GB/64GB. However, there is an option of expanding the native storage by using a hybrid dual-SIM/microSD card slot up to 128GB.
One of the differences between the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus is that the main camera can record up to 4K at 30 FPS, the former can only manage up to 1080p. Other than that, both the primary and front cameras are almost the same. The rear camera sensor is a 12 MP unit with PDAF and a dual-tone flash. The front camera is a 5 MP shooter.
Xiaomi has unfortunately chosen Android 7.1.2 Nougat as the operating system with no support for Oreo upgrade. While the MIUI9 is nippy and comes with a bunch of handy features. Although we have an upgraded power backup of 4,000 mAh as compared to Redmi 5’s 3,300 mAh battery unit but no fast charging support as a microUSB 2.0 says it all.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus – Pricing and Availability
Xiaomi Pakistan has announced availability of both variants of Redmi 5 Plus to be purchased from Mi Store with price tags of Rs. 20,000 for 3GB model and Rs. 26,000 for 4GB variant. You can choose your favourite device in three color options of Black, Gold and Sky Blue.
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus – Specifications
|OS||Android 7.1.2 Nougat, with MIUI 9|
|Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|CPU||2.0 GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625|
|Display||5.99″, 18:9 aspect ratio, Full HD+ (1080x2160p) resolution|
|RAM||3 GB or 4 GB|
|Internal||32 GB or 64 GB|
|Card slot||Yes, by 128 GB (SIM slot 2)|
|Connectivity||microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, headphone jack|
|Primary Camera||12 MP, PDAF, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|Price||Rs. 20,000 (3GB/32GB), Rs. 26,000 (4GB/64GB)|