Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has come up with some exciting new offers on Xiaomi’s two most popular budget Android smartphones – Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro. Consumers who have an old smartphone that they are willing to exchange for either a Redmi Note 5 or Redmi Note 5 Pro can save avail impressive discounts on both models. Along with the exchange discount, Flipkart is also offering instant discount to select Axis Bank customers.
Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 5: Rs.999 Offer
As some of you might be aware, the Redmi Note 5 starts at Rs.9,999 in India for the 32GB variant, while the 64GB variant is priced at Rs.11,999. While the 32GB variant isn’t available currently on Flipkart, the online retail giant is offering up to Rs.11,000 off on exchange on the 64GB variant, which brings down the effective price to just Rs.999. In addition to the exchange discount, Flipkart is also offering 5% off on Axis Bank debit EMIs for select users along with 5% off with Axis Bank Buzz credit cards.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, is currently listed as “Coming Soon” on Flipkart. Consumers will be able to purchase the smartphone during the next sale, which is set to begin at 12 PM on May 30. Flipkart is offering exchange discount of up to Rs.14,000 on the 4GB RAM variant of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, bringing down the effective price to Rs.999. You can also avail up to Rs.15,000 exchange discount on the 6GB RAM variant, which means you will only have to pay as low as Rs. 1,699 if you have an eligible device to exchange. In addition to the Axis Bank offers valid on the Redmi Note 5 as well, both the smartphones are eligible for the Reliance Jio Rs.2,200 instant cashback offer on recharge of Rs.198 or Rs.299 Jio prepaid plan.
Redmi Note 5: Specifications, Features
The Redmi Note 5 comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD Full screen 1080 x 2160 resolution display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and narrow bezels. Thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio, the Redmi Note 5 isn’t much larger than its predecessor when it comes to physical dimensions, even though it sports a significantly larger display. The smartphone measures 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05mm and weighs in at 180 grams.
Under the hood, the Redmi Note 5 is powered by an octa-core 14nm Snapdragon 625 chipset from Qualcomm. Consumers in India can choose between two memory configurations – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The smartphone uses a Hybrid Dual-SIM slot configuration, so memory expansion is possible.
At the back of the handset is a 12MP resolution primary camera with 1.25um pixels, 5-element f/2.2 aperture, and phase detection autofocus. The selfie camera on the front is a 5-megapixel snapper with Beautify 4.0, Selfie Flash, and Selfie countdown features. Moving on to connectivity, the Redmi Note 5 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, 4G VoLTE, and an IR blaster. Fueling the budget Android smartphone is a 4000mAh non-removable battery with up to 17 days of claimed standby time. In terms of software, the Redmi Note 5 currently runs on MIUI 9.5 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat.
Redmi Note 5 Pro: Specifications, Features
The Redmi Note 5 Pro, just like the Redmi Note 5, comes with a 5.99-inch Full screen IPS display with 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. However, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by a significantly more powerful Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor, justifying its “Pro” suffix. When it comes to memory, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in two configurations – 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM and 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro is superior to the regular Redmi Note 5 in the camera department as well. Instead of a single 12MP snapper, the Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup at the rear. While the primary 12MP sensor boasts 1.25um pixel size and an f/2.2 aperture, the secondary sensor comes with 1.12um pixel size and f/2.20 aperture. The 20MP selfie camera on the front is also quite impressive with AI-based Beautify 4.0, Selfie light, and Face Unlock. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, 4G VoLTE, and an IR blaster. Keeping the lights on is an identical 4000mAh battery as the Redmi Note 5, although with fast charging support. Another feature that it shares with the Redmi Note 5 is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. In terms of software, the smartphone recently started receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM update.