Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specs and Price

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
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Xiaomi has an established presence in the budget smartphone sector with its Redmi line of smartphones. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 or Redmi 5 Plus is the successor of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which was a huge success as it recorded high sales. The Chinese OEM have had a successful year in 2017 with its Redmi and Redmi Note series. However, the new smartphone comes with some improved feature and design.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Key Specs and Features

  • 5.99-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (MSM8953) CPU with a 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/64GB built-in storage, up to 128GB with a memory card
  • 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera
  • 4G LTE Data
  • Fingerprint sensor (Rear)
  • 4, 000 mAh non removable Li-Po battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Design and Display

Xiaomi only have a few smartphones with the 18:9 aspect ratio and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is the first in the Redmi series. The smartphone come in a nice metallic unibody with reduced bezels all around. It also has on-screen navigation buttons due to the reduced bottom bezels. This features are typical of premium smartphones and it looks and feels the part.

As for the viewing screen, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a pretty impressive display. Not only does it feature a very nice resolution it is also quite a large viewing screen. There is a 5.99-inch 2160 X 1080 pixels display protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Battery and Camera

You have a pretty large battery juice keeping the smartphone on which in a way makes the smartphone an all round performer. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 features a fairly large 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery which also  supports Qualcomm’s quick charge feature.

It is important to most users especially the females that a budget smartphone comes with an impressive camera. This makes the smartphone a nice buy as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes well equipped with a rear 12MP camera alongside a dual LED flash and a 5MP front camera with soft selfie flash.

Hardware and Software

Even up to the hardware featured on the smartphone the Xiaomi packs enough for a smooth performance. Featuring an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 with the highest cores running at 2.0GHz. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 offers a Qualcomm Adreno 506 GPU for graphics munching.

In addition, there are two variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone when it comes to internal memory and storage on the smartphone. There is the 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage and a 4GB RAM with a corresponding 64GB built-in storage. The storage space on both smartphones is expandable up to 128GB with a memory card and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with MIUI 9.7.9.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 smartphone is available for sale on various online stores and smartphone retail outlets. For the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 3GB variant you would have to part with about 56, 000 Naira and for the 4GB variant close to 67, 000 Naira depending on your location and the deal.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI V9.7.9
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Colours: Gray, Gold, Black, Blue, Rose-Gold
  • Dimension: 75.5 x 158.5 x 8.0 mm
  • Weight: 180g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.99-inch, IPS LCD CAPACITIVE touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3


  • Rear Camera: 12MP camera, 4k [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, AR stickers
  • Front Camera: 5MP camera, 1080p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE : 850 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz LTE-TDD : 1900 MHz (Band 39) 2300 MHz (Band 40)  2500 MHz (Band 41)  2600 MHz (Band 38)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat 12 100/600Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.11n 5GHz, Dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR, HID
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation:
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4, 000 mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: November 9th, 2021
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