With two new models in the Redmi Note series, it’s time to see how they stack up.

Xiaomi introduced two new models in the Redmi Note series today, with the Redmi Note 5 taking over from last year’s Redmi Note 4 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro aimed at enthusiast users. After overtaking Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor in the country, Xiaomi is now looking to consolidate its position at the top.

The Redmi Note 5 shares the same hardware as its predecessor, with the main difference being the 18:9 display at the front. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, meanwhile, introduces a lot of firsts for the series — it is the first phone to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 636 platform, the first with a dual rear camera configuration, and the first to feature a 20MP selfie camera. It’s time to see how the new arrivals stack up against the Redmi Note 4.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Redmi Note 5 vs. Redmi Note 4

Category
Redmi Note 5 Pro
Redmi Note 5
Redmi Note 4
Operating System
MIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
MIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
MIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Display
5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160×1080) IPS LCD panel403ppi pixel density450nits maximum brightness
5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160×1080) IPS LCD panel403ppi pixel density450nits maximum brightness
5.5-inch 1080p (1920×1080) IPS LCD panel 401ppi pixel density
SoC
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Eight Kryo 260 cores up to 1.8GHz 14nm
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Eight Cortex A53 cores at 2.0GHz 14nm
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Eight Cortex A53 cores at 2.0GHz 14nm
GPU
Adreno 509
Adreno 506
Adreno 506
RAM
4GB/6GB
3GB/4GB
2GB/3GB/4GB
Storage
64GB/64GB microSD slot up to 128GB
32GB/64GB microSD slot up to 128GB
32GB/32GB/64GB microSD slot up to 128GB
Rear camera
12MP with 1.25um pixel size and f/2.2 lens + 5MP with 1.12um pixel size and f/2,0 lensPDAF, LED flash 1080p video recording
12MP with 1.25um pixel size and f/2.2 lensPDAF, LED flash 1080p video recording
13MP with f/2.0 lens PDAF, LED flash 1080p video recording
Front shooter
20MP with LED Selfie light 1080p video recording beautify 4.0
5MP with LED light1080p video recordingBeautify 3.0
5MP with f/2.0 lens 720p video recording
Connectivity
LTE with VoLTEWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster
LTE with VoLTEWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster
LTE with VoLTEWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster
Networks
LTE: 1/3/5/40/41GSM: 2/3/5/8WCDMA: 1/2/5/8
LTE: 1/3/5/40/41GSM: 2/3/5/8WCDMA: 1/2/5/8
LTE: 1/3/5/40/41GSM: 2/3/5/8WCDMA: 1/2/5/8
Battery
4000mAh battery Fast charging (5V/2A)
4000mAh battery Fast charging (5V/2A)
4100mAh battery Fast charging (5V/2A)
Fingerprint
Rear fingerprint sensor
Rear fingerprint sensor
Rear fingerprint sensor
Dimensions
158.6 × 75.4 × 8.05mm
158.5×75.45×8.05mm
151 x 76 x 8.3mm
Weight
181g
180g
175g
Colors
Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Black
Gold, Rose Gold, Blue, Black
Gold, Dark Grey, Matte Black

As you can make out from the specs, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the more interesting of the two devices Xiaomi introduced in the country. The phone will be sold in two variants: a model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for ₹13,999, and another variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for ₹16,999.

Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 5 is slotting in at the same price bracket as the Redmi Note 4, with the 3GB version offering 32GB of storage retailing for ₹9,999 and the 4GB model with 64GB of storage available for ₹11,999.

Interested in knowing more about Xiaomi’s latest products? Hit up the links below to take a look at our coverage:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 review: The best just got better
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro preview: Possibly the best budget phone of 2018
Xiaomi Mi TV 4 preview

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