It is no longer news that Xiaomi is one of the most consistent smartphone brand out of China. The OEM has long been in the game of constantly churning out amazing devices and the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is one of the latest product of the China-based OEM.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is a mid-range smartphone with decent features and it is the succeeding unit to the Redmi 5. Some of the device’s features will be highlighted under the headers below

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

Speaking about design and build quality, the Redmi 5 Plus can be considered o be a twin of the Xiaomi Redmi 5. The two devices are literally from the same family and likewise share the same appearance and identity. However, there exist a differentiating factor. The Redmi 5 Plus is bigger; in size, thickness and even weighs more.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

On the front’s real estate is a large screen embedded under a 2.5D curved scratch resistant glass. The screen is sized 5.99 inches (approximately 6.0 inches) and it is a Full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels.

PROCESSOR, OS AND STORAGE

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus uses the mid-range Snapdragon 625 SoC manufactured by Qualcomm to run all the device’s operations and processes. The SoC comes with eight ARM Cortex-A53 core which all run at a clock speed of 2.0GHz.

Accompanying the CPU in the SoC is the Adreno 506 GPU tasked with the function of overseeing gaming on the Redmi 5 Plus and ensuring their smooth running.
Xiaomi used its native interface, the MIUI version 9 on the Redmi 5 Plus. The MIUI is however based on the Android Nougat v7.1.1 Operating system.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus comes in two different variants. The 2 types are classified based on the amount of RAM they carry and size of built-in storage capacity. The first Redmi 5 Plus comes with a 3GB Ram and 32GB ROM while the other variant comes out-of-the-box with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. The second SIM slot of both versions can be used as a micro SD card slot to expand the storage up to 128GB.

CAMERA AND BATTERY

Like majority of other smartphones, the Redmi 5 Plus possesses a single lens on the rear for phone photography. On the front, there is also a single lens put in place for selfie and video chats duties. The primary camera has a quality of 12 megapixels and enjoys the support of two (dual) LED flash while the secondary camera is of 5 megapixels quality and has front flash for subject brightening during selfie capture.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
The power house of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is the built-in non-removable 4,000 mAh battery. The device supports fast charge which allows the battery charge from 0 to a 100% in only 1.6 hours (96 minutes)

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Specifications

Device / Specifications Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Device type Android 4G Smartphone
Release date December 2017
Screen size 6.0 inches
Screen type IPS LCD FHD capacitive touchscreen
Screen protection None
Display resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 409 ppi
Available colours Black, Gold, Rose-Gold, Blue, Gray, Red, Silver, White
Length 158.5 mm
Width 75.5 mm
Thickness 8.1 mm
Weight 179 grams
RAM 3GB or 4GB
Internal storage (ROM) 32GB or 64GB
Primary/ Rear camera 12 Megapixels with dual LED flash
Secondary/ Front facing camera 5 Megapixels with front flash
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Octa core Cortex-A53
Fingerprint sensor Yes, rear mounted
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 506
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
SD card support Yes, up to 256GB
SIM support Dual SIM
SIM type Hybrid Nano + Nano
Connectivity 2G, 3G and 4G
Operating system (OS) Android Nougat v7.1.1
Battery type Non-removable Lithium Polymer
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Fast/ Quick charge Yes, supported
Sensors Proximity

Accelerometer

Ambient Light

Compass Fingerprint

Hall Sensor

Gyroscope

Price $239.99

 

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is available in 2 variants; lower model having 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM is presently available for order at $179.99 with a discount of 10%, while the top model with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM is sold at  $199.99 with a discount of 9%. Both variants can be purchased from GearBest.

Buy Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus with 4GB RAM for $199.99 on GearBest

Buy Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus with 3GB RAM for $179.99 on GearBest

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