Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Review: Best Budget Smartphone of 2018

In this competitive market, almost all the smartphone manufacturers are trying to lead the industry with best smartphones. Along with the South Korean giant-Samsung, the Chinese company- Xiaomi is one such brand that has become the most selling smartphone. It has become even more popular by launching the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 variant which is Redmi Note 5 Pro.


The appealing design, powerful processor along with the better camera capabilities at the affordable budget is what the new variant offers. Let us look into detail information of how this Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in Dubai performs in the everyday use.

Design & Display

Xiaomi gave a more appealing design to the new variant with minimum bezels. The 5.99-inches display is perfectly set into the metallic finish. The full HD display features a screen resolution of 2160 X 1080 pixels with 18:9 aspect ratio. The vertical dual rear camera setup on the rear end and the fingerprint sensor gives it a premium look. There is an LED flash that sits in between two rear camera sensors.


On the front end, there is top bezel which houses front camera. At the bottom, the device is given a micro-USB port along with 3.5mm audio jack and speaker. On the right end, there is a volume and power button. The SIM card tray takes its place on the left end. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in Dubai is given an IR blaster which can control electronic devices such as TV.

Processor & performance

As for the tech specs, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 pro ships in with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. It packs in an 8x Kryo 260 CPU which is clocked at 1.8GHz and an Adreno 509 GPU. It is capable enough to perform multitasking and can meet extensive user requirements.


The Xiaomi handset offers 4GB/6GB of RAM along with 64GB of expandable internal storage. With the Xiaomi MIUI 9 skin on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the performance is smoother and better than ever.


With the AI-powered computing engine on the camera app, the overall image quality is impressive in either day-light, low-light or no light conditions. This is applied to both 12MP and 5MP rear camera setup as well as the 20MP front snapper. Even the portrait mode of the rear camera has the AI smart features. It offers the top notch camera performance at an affordable price. The processor can record 4k videos at 30fps. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and 4G.



The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in UAE features a 4000mAh battery that can easily last for an entire day with a single charge. However, the device misses out fast charging support and it charges at its own speed.



The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is a complete package of features at a more affordable price. It has a great premium look along with the trending body to screen ratio and dual rear camera setup for better photography. However, Xiaomi missed out few areas in this revised version such as USB-C port and fast charging support. All in all, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in Dubai is one of the best options available in the present market.

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