The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (review) was launched in February of this year, and despite newer models getting launched, it retains its popularity in India. That’s because it is still one of the best value-centric Android smartphones available in the country. Its hardware specifications blended with Xiaomi’s MIUI software make all of this possible. The focus on improving this software has not diluted and timely updates will continue to launch to refine the OS experience for all the users.
Now, the latest software update for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro improves little things that might have downgraded that experience and it includes tackling multiple issues and addressing bug fixes.
Redmi Note 5 Pro MIUI V10.0.4.0 Update: Changelog and Fixes
Lots of Redmi Note 5 Pro users have reported receiving the MIUI V10.0.4.0 update on a Reddit thread. One owner has mentioned that the firmware is rolling out for the global variant, too, which suggests that customers in India will also be receiving it.
If you are yet to notice an OTA notification on your Redmi Note 5 Pro, you can manually check the software update status by visiting the ‘Settings’ menu of your smartphone and heading to ‘Software Update’. As for the size of the update, one Redmi Note 5 Pro user states that the update requires 1.6GB of internal storage space, while others have said the space required is a measly 303MB.
It is possible that some users are receiving the bigger update to address more bug issues as well as a series of optimizations that will improve the performance and battery life of the device. As for what is included in the MIUI V10.0.4.0 update, the October 2018 Android Security Patch has been added, protecting the device from unwanted elements such as malware. The memory leaks issue has been addressed as well, so the Redmi Note 5 Pro will optimize RAM usage for each app accordingly.
Fixes focusing on the lockscreen, status and notification bar have also been introduced. Earlier, users complained about camera color reproduction problems. Thanks to the latest update, that issue has been resolved too. However, one user on Reddit has complained that the camera quality has gotten worse with MIUI 10 installed on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. While he praised performance and battery life, the user states that he will have to carry out a camera comparison test to be sure.
If you are yet to receive the update, a little patience will be required. One owner on Reddit said that he received the update on Friday, so it is highly likely the firmware will appear on your handset shortly.
Redmi Note 5 Pro Receives Price Cut, Making It a Better Purchase
Ahead of the Redmi Note 6 Pro launch in India, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has received a price cut. With the latest discount, the handset offers better value for money, as the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage model costs INR 13,999, while the 6GB RAM + 64GB memory variant costs INR 15,999. If you’re not too keen on waiting for the Redmi Note 6 Pro considering it sports near-identical hardware, you might want to purchase the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
One of the reasons for this price cut could be that Xiaomi wants to clear out the stock as it prepares for the imminent arrival of the Redmi Note 6 Pro. This might be your last opportunity to get this model, so we’d recommend pouncing on the chance as quickly as possible.
After you’re done reading about the latest software update for the Redmi Note 5 Pro, you can check out our video review of the Xiaomi Mi A2, an Android One smartphone with surprisingly powerful internal specifications.