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
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.
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.
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|
|Display resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels|
|Pixel density||409 ppi|
|Available colours||Black, Gold, Rose-Gold, Blue, Gray, Red, Silver, White|
|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|
|Fast/ Quick charge||Yes, supported|
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is presently available on pre-order and can be purchased from GearBest for only $239.99 (approximately N86,400 when converted to naira).
The device will available for official purchase after pre-order ends on the 19th December, 2017.