First of all we would say that redmi note 5 more redmi 5 Looks alike in appearance. Many people would not be able to tell the difference between the two. Redmi Note 5 is bigger. It comes with a 5.99-inch 18:9 aspect ratio display. In Redmi 5, you will get a 5.7-inch fullview display. The resolution is also different. The screen of Redmi 5 is of HD+ resolution and Full-HD+ of Redmi Note 5. After using both the phones, we would say that the panel of Redmi Note 5 is slightly better than Redmi 5.
Both the phones are similar in appearance from the back as well. Both have a 12-megapixel primary camera. Talking about the difference, the Redmi 5 sports a single LED flash while the Redmi Note 5 sports a dual LED flash. Both the phones have fingerprint sensors on the rear and they work fast. Being smaller, it is easier to reach the fingerprint sensor on the Redmi 5, whereas you will have to stretch your fingers a bit on the Redmi Note 5.
There is no difference in the placement of buttons and ports in both the phones. The physical button is on the right side. Right there, the SIM and microSD card slot on the left. The Micro-USB port is at the bottom and the headphone socket is at the top. Both the phones come with an infrared emitter.
Pictures taken with both the phones are generally good. But there are also some minor differences. While taking landscape shots, we found that the Redmi Note 5 took slightly better shots, while the colors in the Redmi 5’s images were not as accurate. The performance of both the smartphones is similar in macro shots, it is difficult to find difference between them. The output in low light is almost the same, but we found the Redmi Note 5 to perform better than the Redmi 5.
If you look at the specification, you will find that there are many differences in terms of hardware. The reliable Snapdragon 635 processor has been used in the Redmi Note 5. It has two variants – 32 GB storage with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage with 4 GB RAM. On the other hand, Snapdragon 450 processor has been used in Redmi 5. You have the option to choose between 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage and 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage.
You will get the same software experience in both the phones. Both handsets work on MIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Choose any phone in both, the user interface experience will be the same. However, we did notice a difference in the performance of both the phones. Whether it’s loading apps or navigating through menus, the Redmi Note 5 is faster than the Redmi 5. The difference is not much. But after using both the phones side by side and using them simultaneously, you will get the same feeling.
Talking about battery life, the difference is huge. The bigger body goes in favor of the Redmi Note 5. This phone has 4000 mAh battery. Whereas, Redmi 5 comes with 3300 mAh battery. The difference is also clear. In our video loop test, the Redmi Note 5 battery lasted 15 hours 10 minutes, while the Redmi 5 died in 13 hours 36 minutes.
If you are in a state of confusion about both the phones, then consider these things. Both the phones are as beautiful as each other and there is no difference in the software either. A faster processor, a bigger, better and higher resolution screen, and a powerful battery work in favor of the Redmi Note 5. Considering that the price difference between the two phones for the same variant is only Rs 1,000, the Redmi Note 5 wins. Well, everything depends on your budget.
redmi 5 Vs redmi note 5
redmi note 5
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|Screen Size (inch)||5.70||5.99|
|resolution||720×1440 pixels||1080×2160 pixels|
|pixels per inch (ppi)||282||403|
|processor||1.8 GHz Octa-Core||2 GHz Octa-Core|
|processor model||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636|
|RAM||3 GB||4 GB|
|internal storage||32 GB||64 GB|
|expandable storage type||microSD||microSD|
|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||dual led|
|Skin||MIUI 9.2.7||MIUI 9|
|Wi-Fi Standard Support||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||No||No|
|sim type||nano sim||nano sim|
|sim type||nano sim||nano sim|
|ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|