Redmi 5 Plus is different from Xiaomi Redmi 5

Chinese company Xiaomi on Thursday launched its two new smartphones Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus in Beijing. The design and some specifications of both these smartphones are similar. But there is some important difference between these two phones from screen size to processor. The company recently launched its budget phone Redmi 5A. And looking at the company’s strategy, it is almost certain that both the new Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will be launched in India soon. Let us know what are the important differences between these two devices of Redmi.


First of all, there is a slight difference in the screen size of Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. Redmi 5 sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) 18:9 display. The density of the screen is 282 ppi. Corning Gorilla Glass has been given for protection on the screen. Whereas Redmi 5 Plus has a 5.99 inch Full HD + (1080×2160 pixels) 18: 9 display. The density of the screen is 403 ppi.


The Redmi 5 is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor while the Redmi 5 Plus is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 processor.

RAM and Storage

Talking about RAM and inbuilt storage, Redmi 5 has 2 GB RAM and 3 GB RAM. Whereas 3 GB RAM and 4 GB storage options will be available in Redmi 5 Plus. Talking about storage, Xiaomi Redmi 5 will get the option of 16 GB or 32 GB storage. Apart from this, the storage can be increased via microSD card. The Redmi 5 Plus offers 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage and expandable support.


To give power to Redmi 5, there is a 3300 mAh battery while Redmi 5 Plus has a 4000 mAh battery. The dimensions of the Redmi 5 are 151.8×72.8×7.7mm and weighing 157 grams, while the Redmi 5 Plus weighs 158.5×75.45×8.05mm and weighs 180 grams.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Price

The price of 2 GB RAM / 16 GB storage of Xiaomi Redmi 5 is 799 Chinese Yuan (about Rs 7,800), while the price of 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage is 899 Chinese Yuan (about Rs 8,800). The 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage of Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus will be available for 999 Chinese Yuan (about Rs 9,700) while the 4 GB RAM / 64 GB storage variant will be available for 1,299 Chinese Yuan (about Rs 12,700). Both handsets will go on sale in China from December 12 and registrations will start soon. Xiaomi says that a cover will be available in the box for free with these smartphones.

Redmi 5 plus Vs Xiaomi Redmi 5

xiaomi redmi 5 plus
Xiaomi Redmi 5 plus
Redmi 5
Overall NDTV Rating
design rating
display rating
software rating
performance rating
battery life rating
camera rating
value for money rating
Screen Size (inches) 5.99 5.70
resolution 1080×2160 pixels 720×1440 pixels
aspect ratio 18:9 18:9
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 403 282
Processor 2 GHz octa-core 1.8 GHz Octa-Core
processor model Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
expandable storage Yes Yes
expandable storage type microSD microSD
Expandable Storage Capacity (GB) 128 ,
rear camera 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron) 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1.25-micron)
rear autofocus phase detection autofocus phase detection autofocus
rear flash led led
front camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel
front flash led led
Operating System android android
Skin MIUI 9 MIUI 9.2.7
Wi-Fi Standard Support 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes Yes
infrared direct Yes No
micro USB Yes
number of sim 2 2
Wi-Fi Direct Yes Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No No
sim 1
sim type nano sim nano sim
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
sim 2
sim type nano sim nano sim
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Compass / Magnetometer Yes Yes
proximity sensor Yes Yes
accelerometer Yes Yes
ambient light sensor Yes Yes
gyroscope Yes Yes
barometer No
temperature sensor No

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