Xiaomi is synonymous with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets which are extremely cheap yet providing premium specifications which rival more expensive devices from other companies. Today we are going to look at Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 which is arguably the best smartphone under RM1000 in Malaysia. Redmi Note 5 is the successor to Xiaomi's best-selling smartphone in 2017-Redmi Note 4. So let's see if this latest offering from Xiaomi can outdo its older sibling.
Redmi Note 5-A stunningly beautiful smartphone for less than RM1000!
Redmi Note 5 is the first smartphone from the company which features a bezel-less display at such a budget price. Featuring a 5.99-inch Full HD+ Full Screen display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 at 1080 x 2160 resolution, Redmi Note 5 boasts 2.5D curved glass design which is coated with tough Corning Gorilla Glass to shield it from any unwanted scratches and damage. The display is crisp and sharp with vivid colours for your visual pleasure.
Black is timelessly classy
2.5D curved Corning Gorrila Glass display
Under the hood, Redmi Note 5 is powered by Qualcomm's 14nm Octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor with Kyro architecture which can greatly improve overall performance and energy efficiency. Redmi Note 5 will come in 2 different variants namely 3GB of RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage. You can add up to 128GB of external storage via MicroSD slot.
Snapdragon 636 made its debut in Redmi Note 5
In terms of photography, Redmi Note 5 boasts a 12MP+5MP f/2.2 rear camera with dual tone LED. The 12MP shooter features larger pixel size of 1.4um pixels. The secondary 5MP camera adds exquisite depth of field to add more details to you priceless moments. Hence you will be able to capture high-quality, vivid photos even if you are in a low-light environment. Flip it to the front and you will get the 13MP f/2.0 front selfie camera with 4500k selfie light for all your flawless selfies. This means that your selfies will look naturally good even though in dimly lit places. You can also shoot HD videos using Redmi Note 5 at 30fps which is relatively good.
A closer look at the dual camera with dual tone LED.
The fingerprint sensor is placed ergonomically in the middle of the back of the phone, allowing for faster and accurate scanning. Apart from that, Xiaomi has also built this Redmi Note 5 to be more durable and tougher for clumsy hands like mine. Besides Corning Gorilla Glass, Redmi Note 5 also features customized reinforced corners which is specially crafted to reduce impact and damage to the device. Moreover dual graphene sheets are also incorporated to reduce device temperature so you will not complain about heating anymore.
You are covered: No more worries about accidental knocks.
Special thermal design to reduce unwanted heating of device.
Redmi Note 5 is offered in 2 different models:
- 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage (RM939)
- 3GB RAM + 32GB Storage (RM749)
Which colour matches you?
Running on MIUI 9, Redmi Note 5 allows you to enjoy fluid and lightning fast experience. A spokesperson from Xiaomi claims that the device might get MIUI 10 soon. Powered by a high-capacity 4,000mAh battery, Redmi Note 5 features the company's Quick Charging 2.0 technology with up to 120 days of standby time, which is insane to say the least. There are 3 different colours available for you to choose from: Black, Gold or Lake Blue. With unbelievable specs and beautiful AI dual cameras, Redmi Note 5 is the best smartphone under RM1000 (US$250). What do you think?
With such a low price tag, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is certainly punching above its weight.