Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: two bezel-less smartphones at affordable price

ByIngrid Wilhelmina 2017-12-12 9139

Recently Xiaomi has unveiled two new models - Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus on December 7. Successor to the most popular Redmi 4, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are affordable phones that adopt the latest bezel-less or edge-to-edge screen. Let's have a closer look at the two Xiaomi smartphone from its design to its specs in every respect.

In additional to the unique 18:9 bezel-less screen, Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus highlight the metal body design, MIUI 9 operating system, fingerprint scanner in the back, and quality dual cameras. Here is the overview of the two smartphones.

Model Xiaomi Redmi 5 Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa Core 1.8GHz Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
Display resolution 1440 x 720P, 18:9 full screen (282ppi) 2160 x 1080P, 18:9 full screen (403ppi)
Display size 5.7 inch 5.99 inch
Storage 32GB 32GB
SIM card Dual SIM Dual Standby Dual SIM Dual Standby
Bluetooth version Bluetooth V4.2 Bluetooth V4.2
Front camera 5.0MP, 1080P 5.0MP, 1080P
Rear camera 12.0MP (phase detection, AF, LED flash) 12.0MP (phase detection, AF, dual-LED dual-tone flash)
Fingerprint sensor Rear-mounted Rear-mounted
Battery Non-removable 3300mAh Li-Po  battery Non-removable 4000mAh Li-Po  battery
Other sensors Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Networks 4G, 3G, 2G 4G, 3G, 2G
Dimension 5.98 x 2.87 x 0.3 inches 6.24 x 2.97 x 0.31 inches  
Weight 157g 180g
Build Front glass, aluminum body Front glass, aluminum body

With the specs compared, we know Redmi 5 Plus is simply a souped-up version of the Redmi 5 with an even bigger display and more powerhouse under the hood. So if you are searching for a compact smartphone for standard everyday use, then the Redmi 5 does the job perfectly. The Redmi 5 Plus, among other things, will be a better choice for those who prefer larger screen phablets with enhanced performance. Both of them will be available on December 19. Add them to your cart ahead of time and snap up the two budget Xiaomi new models.

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