Review Xiaomi Note 5 (6GB/64GB)

Review Xiaomi Note 5 (6GB/64GB)

Hello guys, today we gonna talk about one of most loved handphone brand in Indonesia right now. Well, It may have appeared to many that Xiaomi was sleeping over the success of its budget smartphone beast, the Redmi Note 4. 

In the meantime, Huawei with its Honor sub-brand launched a plethora of smartphones towards the end of 2017 and almost convinced many, that they had won over the budget to mid-range smartphone segment, with their Honor 9 Lite, Honor 7X and the Honor 9i.

The reality? No! They weren’t sleeping, but Xiaomi was plotting another successful plan, and I finally was made aware of the same, the minute I got my hands on their newest contender from the budget to mid-range segment. WIthout further a do, let's check the review.

Design

Nice, utilitarian (though not exceptional) design and good build quality, as has been the case with the entire Redmi Note series, but honestly the design is simple and works, but is largely a continuation of the old Redmi Note design - it's not a gorgeous, stand out device by by any means.

Review Xiaomi Note 5 (6GB/64GB)

Display

Nice looking one , modern 5.99 inch 18:9 display, with minimal bezels - has good viewing angles, brightness levels, and colour reproduction - looks pleasing in day-to-day use, but in spite of the large screen, the phone remains quite ergonomic because of the tall, minimal-bezel form factor.

Performance

Stellar performance - the single most defining aspect for the Note 5 may be the excellent new chip that powers it - the Snapdragon 636 - in short, in terms of both benchmarks, and real life use, it blows every other phone in the price bracket out of the water - be it the loading times for heavy games, opening multiple apps or just switching between multiple heavy apps and games - the phone simply sails through everything, well the heat management is excellent too - the phone hardly gets warm even after playing games on the phone for an hour straight

Software

MIUI interface over Android is snappy, and offers some added features such as dual apps and second space - with dual apps, one can run separate accounts of the same service/app and the second space functionality provides separate user experiences for example for work and home. While MIUI is one of the nicer Android UIs, it does have some bloat in terms of unneeded apps - and a lot of people still prefer a more stock Android approach

Review Xiaomi Note 5 (6GB/64GB)

Camera

Very good set of dual cameras at the rear - you have a 12MP primary camera (Sony IMX486) with a sensor size of 1.25um and an aperture of f/2.2 - the secondary 5MP camera is used for depth sensing only and has a sensor size of 1.12um with f/2.0 aperture - in ample lighting conditions, the camera captures a good amount of details and has a punchy colour reproduction - low light image capabilities are equally good and the camera has good dynamic range - even the portrait (bokeh) images look better than most of its competitors - they carry plenty of details and the background blur is also quite good.

Overall, this is the arguably the best camera phone in this price bracket now, having a slight edge over the existing top camera phones in the bracket, like the Xiaomi Mi A1.

Very good front camera too - takes good images in all kinds of lighting conditions - you also get software based portrait image, which lets you take that ‘Bokeh’ image with background blur and is decent, but while the cameras are excellent in still photography, they are only average as far as video recording goes.

Battery

Stellar battery life - still runs for two days straight, continuing the tradition of the Redmi Note series. Decent (though not great) charging speed - takes a little over two hours to fully charge the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro’s 4, 000mAh battery.

Audio

Good audio quality through both headphones, and the speaker, also it have good call quality.

More

On the whole, Redmi Note 5 Pro offers everything you need from this price bracket - superior performance, excellent battery life and a good camera - simply put, this is almost a complete package when it comes to mid-range smartphone, but it still continues with the old micro USB standard, there is no modern USB Type-C support.

18 comments

  1. Do you have one about this smartphone bc it would be interesting if I see the real one but the feature of the package is quite complete and I want one of it

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  2. boleh nih minta satu untuk dicoba, kan bagus :D

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  3. Wah, i've never using Xiaomi till this day. But well, from your review i kinda want it badly right now. Nice review but there are some grammatical error on your post. But well, keep the good work!

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  4. Great! Xiaomi Redmi Note use Sony IMX486 for good quality photos, with dual camera technology for capture bokeh photos, and with battery 4.000mAh battery is good for daily driver smartphone.

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  5. Xiaomi smartphone cheeper but, good specsification for gamming but, i dont like MIUI because many many bugs

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    1. Yeah, every system has its bugs. We cant deny it :D

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  6. Wuah aku pemakai xiaomi juga nih. Temen2ku pada pake xiaomi. Harganya terjangkau, speknya berkelas.

    Mantap dah kalo pake xiaomi

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  7. Harganya berapa kak? dari kemaren pengen punya xiaomi ngegantiin punyaku yang sekarang. emang udah harus diupgrade sih hehehe. Fitur menarik dan sayang kalau ngga dibeli nih

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  8. Xiaomi semakin mempertegas posisinya di pasar smartphone Indonesia ya. Ada makin banyak tipe Xiaomi yg bermunculan, salah satunya Redmi Note 5 Pro ini. Spesifikasi yang paling membuatku suka dari Xiaomi tipe ini adalah fitur kameranya.

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  9. Harganya berapa nih kak? Dilihat dari spesifikasi handpHone nya sungguh aduhai betul ..

    Ya memang dimana2 mah xiaomi terkenal akan spesifikasi hp nya serta harganya yang lebih terjangkau

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  10. Daebak... Aku sih penggemar xiaomi.. tapi punyaku dah ga MIUI tapi udah yg Android one.. ya walaupun kalau dibanding Kan semuanya sih bagusan yang redmi note 5 haahah beda tipis tipis banget

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