MWC 2018: first look at Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi have still many problems related to full-fledged international expansion: weak patent package does not allow the company to really come out in the US, in Russia, the company is, but officially presented only part of the phones, and so on. But where Xiaomi all is well, apart from China is India. There are cheap smartphones, especially the sub-brand Redmi are the first place on sales. Yes, Samsung, Apple and Huawei swallow the dust.
To stop Xiaomi plans – the company opened its own
Done! New Redmi became more or less recognizable. And recognized in them the “iPhone” and “Samsung”, but it is a apparatus with its own identity. At least 5 Redmi Plus he looks like a more than – except that instead of a single camera at the rear is a double and moved along with the flash to the side, and frontalka moved from the left side to the right. Screen format 18:9 similarly spread across the front panel, case metal, and the color of the solution exactly the same: black, blue, pink and plain gold. Well, the design code at least in one series and the lack of mindless copying more distinguished competitors. And in General, Redmi Note 5 Pro it looks neat and pretty cool – albeit not possess any originality.
Dimensions: 158,5 x 75,45 × 8,05 mm. Weight is 180 grams. Here 5 Plus 5 and Note Pro are absolutely identical, cases for these smartphones are manufactured by a single mold.
The screen is also not changed: 6 inch, IPS, 2160 × 1080 pixels. The pixel density is 403 ppi – much to worry about pixilation and crumbling of the fonts is not necessary.
Improved camera – as I wrote above, instead of a single scheme applied here a double. The “master” module is the same 12 megapixels, the lens aperture of ƒ/2,2. With him in a pair of working auxiliary at 5 megapixels, it has an aperture of ƒ/2.0 and is used to create depth in images with a artificial side. Rely on optical or software-optical zoom in the manner of OnePlus 5/5T is not necessary. The quality of the recording, if judged by 5 Plus, will be very happy in normal light, and a bit of sadness – when insufficient. Blurs the background in camera rather gently – at the level of much more expensive machines.
Dramatically improved compared to the Redmi frontalka 5 – is 5-megapixel module here the camera is 20 MP with flash. The focus, however, is not.
The main advantage of 5 Redmi Note Pro is in the platform – so many choices instead of the Snapdragon Snapdragon 636 660 (and ideally Snapdragon 835, of course) disappointed from Xiaomi always expect the most powerful iron at a minimal cost; in this case, waiting was probably still overpriced, and so there are worse new platform 600 series? The first tests of the new smartphone show that the performance it not much inferior to, for example, pozaproshlogodnie Snapdragon 820, and the loss of the 660-mu Snapdragon is approximately 20-30%. Read more of course we’ll write in a future review of mobile – meantime, I suggest reading about the Snapdragon platform 636. Briefly its main features: 8 cores Kryo 260 with a frequency up to 1.8 GHz, graphics chip Adreno 509, the fabrication process 14 nm. And Yes, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is officially the first smartphone with this system on Board.
The smartphone is set to 3 or 4 GB of RAM (Yes, again many versions) and the 64 GB non-volatile. Important point – it uses RAM LPDDR4X that also allows to count on significant productivity gains. You may wish to expand this volume with cards microSD up to 256 GB. To use the generic slot is connected with the connector to the second nano-SIM.
As in Redmi Plus 5, for charging and data transfer microUSB port – alas, the USB Type-C remains an unattainable dream for lovers of Redmi devices. But with the wireless connection, all is well: LTE Cat.12 (600 Mbit/s in reception) added 5.0 Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac. Expect and support the aptX Protocol for transmission “over the air” high-resolution data.
The smartphone is equipped with the same battery as in the Redmi 5 Plus – of a capacity of 15.28 W·h (4000 mAh, 3.8 V). You can rely on day work without charging. The operating system at the start of sales – Android 7.1.2 Nougat (alas), the shell – MIUI 9.
In Russia Redmi Note 5 Pro will certainly appear – but to say when and give me a ballpark price of the company’s representatives flatly refused. Until then, you can go for the usual “gray” tracks: Indian Note 5 Pro is 220 and $ 265 depending on the amount of RAM. The current rate is 13-15 thousand rubles. It looks like we’re the main contender for the title of people’s smartphone.