Overview of smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: the Lord of the lower layer
Redmi 5 – the first budget smartphones Xiaomi display format 18:9. The first Xiaomi smartphone with similar screen, I recall,became the flagship Mi MIX 2. But to say seriously about a full-fledged “bezremontnoy” in the case of the hero of this material is still not worth it – the framework is there, and quite noticeable. The beauty of elongated display – is not necessarily in the “bezremontnoy”, and even just the ability to fit more inches in the body of a standard size. Here – Redmi 5 Plus the dimensions are quite comparable to last year’s Redmi Note 4X, but it has a six-inch LCD panel vs a 5.5-inch last.
It is logical to assume that these smartphones must be very different in the rest. But the differences are not so much: a new contender for the title of best selling smartphone (at least in Russia) are installed in the same platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and offers identical options in terms of memory (3 + GB and 32 4 + 64 GB). But there are some details that are revealed only by close familiarity with the gadget. About them, among other things, we’ll talk. The price for Redmi 5 while perhaps lower than starting from Redmi Note 4X – 10-12 thousand roubles.
But first we must clarify a strange situation with the naming of the devices in the family Redmi. Yes, this model bears the name and 5 Note – for different markets provide the same smartphones with different names. Accordingly, it is possible to name an official successor to the Redmi Note 4X, and the younger sister of the newly Redmi Note 5 Pro. Yes, that’s so complicated.
|Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus||Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X||Honor 6X||ASUS Zenfone Max Plus (M1)||Meizu M5 Note|
|Display||6.0 inch, IPS, 2160 × 1080 pixels, 403 ppi; capacitive, multi-touch||5.5 inch, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi capacitive, multi-touch||5.5 inch, IPS,
1080 × 1920 pixels, 403 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.7 inch, IPS, 2160 x 1080 pixels, 424 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.5 inch, IPS,
1920 × 1080 pixels, 403 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|Safety glass||No information||No information||No data||No data||No information|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (8 × 2 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (8 × 2 GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 655: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 2.1 GHz + 4 × 1.7 GHz)||MT6750T Mediatek with eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.5 GHz + 4 × 1.0 GHz)||MediaTek MT6755M Helio P10: eight cores ARM Cortex-A53 (4 × 1.8 GHz + 4 × 1.1 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||Adreno 506, 650 MHz||Adreno 506, 650 MHz||ARM Mali-T830, MP2, 600 MHz||ARM Mali-T860, MP2, 550 MHz||ARM Mali-T860, MP2, 550 MHz|
|RAM||3/4 GB||3/4 GB||3 GB||3 GB||3/4 GB|
|Flash memory||32/64 GB + microSD||32/64 GB + microSD||32 GB + microSD||32 GB + microSD||16/32/64 GB + microSD|
|Connectors||MicroUSB, 3.5 mm||MicroUSB, 3.5 mm||MicroUSB, 3.5 mm||MicroUSB, 3.5 mm||MicroUSB, 3.5 mm|
|Slot for memory card||There||There||There||There||There|
|SIM card||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||1 × micro-SIM + 1 × nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)||2 x nano-SIM/microSD (universal)|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz||DC-HSPA 850/900/1900 / 2100MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 6 (300 Mbps, 50 Mbps), ranges 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 6 (300 Mbps, 50 Mbps), ranges 1, 3, 5, 7, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 7, 8, 20||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 40||LTE Cat. 4 (150 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz||802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ 2.4/5 GHz|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), infrared sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), infrared sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)|
|The main camera||12 MP, ƒ/2.2, and phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||13 MP, ƒ/2, phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||12 MP, phase detection autofocus, led flash; a secondary camera – 2 MP||Dual camera: 16 MP, ƒ/2.0, phase detection autofocus + 8 MP, without autofocus, led flash||13 MP, ƒ/2.2, and phase detection autofocus, led flash, recording Full HD-video|
|Front camera||5 MP, without autofocus, with flash||5 MP, no autofocus, no flash||8 MP, no autofocus, no flash||8 MP, no autofocus, no flash||8 MP, no autofocus, no flash|
|Food||Removable battery: 15,28 W·h (4000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 15,58 WH (4100 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 12,69 W·h (3340 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 15,69 W·h (4130 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 15,2 WH (4000 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||158,5 × 75,5 × 8.1 mm||151 × 76 × 8.5 mm||150 × 76,2 × 8.2 mm||152.6 x 73 x 8.8 mm||153,6 x 75,8 x 8.1 mm|
|Weight||180 g||165 g||162 g||160 g||138 g|
|Protection from water and dust||No||No||No||No||No|
|Operating system||Android 7.1.2 Nougat, a private shell MIUI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, private shell MiUI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Shell EMUI||Android 7.0 Nougat, shell ZenUI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Shell Flyme|
|Current price||10 900 rubles for the version 32 GB 13 700 rubles for the version with 64 GB||11 000||13-15, 000||14 990 rubles||11 300 rubles|
Design, ergonomics and software
Series smartphone Redmi physically can not be of sophisticated design — it contradicts the ideology of the budget of the gadget. Simplicity, quality materials (in this case – glass front panel and metal on the back) – and that’s it. Well, you can still say thank you, that did not copy the iPhone at MWC 2018 imitators “dozens” with a distinctive cutout poured out like a pimple on the face of a teenager. Although in the past to copy the ideas the Apple company, Xiaomi accused all and Sundry.
Redmi 5 Plus – just the sleek smartphone, similar to everything and nothing in particular. Individual style is missing, but not ashamed to put on the table – unless of course you don’t want to show off the brand. Although Xiaomi nowadays is too dear mark: if someone is important that you consider practical, is put Redmi 5 Plus a back up, it flaunts the characteristic logo “Mi”.
The device is available in packages of four colors: gold (as in our case), rose gold, blue and black. The front panel is in the first three cases is white and the latter black.
Dimensions Redmi 5 Plus – 158,5 × 75,5 × 8,1 mm, Weight – 180 grams. Due to the rounded edges that go into the back and flennoy the front panel, the smartphone seems thinner than it actually is. In any case, experience is utter “spade” he doesn’t produce, despite the huge display. But weighs quite a lot – much more than the Redmi Note 4X.
To use Redmi 5 Plus comfortable enough – as can ever be comfortable to interact with the device, equipped with a six-inch display. One hand personally I have to do it really does not work, despite almost missing the frame around the screen. However, serious differences from smartphone 5.5-inch display, but with a major part, no.
No surprises in terms of layout: two keys (on and volume) on the right edge, the microUSB port and speaker on the bottom, mini-Jack (Yes, he’s on here) on the top. From not quite the usual elements – only IR sensor – Xiaomi loves their “clever house” system and tries to adapt its smartphones under the interaction with the maximum number of components. Under the screen, of course, had no place under the navigation block – it virtual here.
The facial recognition system in Redmi 5 Plus set of steel – although this, as we already know very well to a wide range of experience (from OnePlus 5/5T to BQ Aurora) does not necessarily need special sensors and projectors. In theory it is possible to expect its occurrence with any firmware, but for now have the old-fashioned way (Yes, you can say so) to use the fingerprint sensor, the capacitive sensor is back in a special recess and at a sufficient distance from the camera lens. The index finger of that hand which you used to hold your smartphone, naturally falls on this sensor, the interaction of the obtained natural. He works quickly, to overwrite the prints every week is not necessary.
Interface MIUI 9.0
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In Redmi 5 Plus the Android operating system 7.1.2 Nougat global c shell MIUI 9. Ever smartphone will be updated to Oreo, but to promise something in the case with Xiaomi still dangerous. Pro shell, nothing much is said – everything is about as usual: the time in the status bar on the left, all other icons on the right, the icons are by default hidden in the squares, but this can be fixed by changing the theme. There is a proprietary function, “the second space” and “cloning apps”, which many people love MIUI. General list of apps there – only an endless carousel of screens. Pre-installed software low – to basic applications, Mi Community, Mi cloud storage Drop, forum Mi and remote to control various appliances in the Russian version-added services “Yandex”. In principle, all very unobtrusive, neat and fast. But there are nuances.
First, the same line with the navigation keys. It is very small, resulting in a positive impact on the size of the working space of the screen, but negatively to precision control, especially with one hand – the icons don’t have enough size.
Secondly, stable performance. Alas, here are 5 Redmi Plus does not Shine. If the first week I didn’t any problems, starting with the second relatively regular flights from a wide variety of applications, memory leaks, issues with the Wi-Fi connection (cellular networks this smartphone worked smoothly) and even a couple of spontaneous reboots – without any special reason like overheating. Nothing catastrophic, to use with you, but to talk about wonderful user experience does not work at all desire.
Display and sound
In Redmi 5 Plus is a six-inch LCD screen with IPS matrix a diagonal of 6.0 inches and a resolution of Full HD with the amendment to the long format (2160 × 1080 pixels). The pixel density is 403 ppi. This is the usual standard for smartphones of this level is quite comfortable to use, but not too taxing hardware and battery.
Viewing angles are normal, with a strong deviation of gaze from the perpendicular decreases the contrast but do not distort color. The oleophobic coating is beautiful, that Xiaomi is famous for is to slap the screen is not as easy to scrub but, on the contrary, easily. Touch capacitive layer, with support for 10 simultaneous touches.
The brightness is sufficient – 531 CD/m2. This is a great level, although I would not say that in the bright sun to use Redmi 5 Plus very comfortable – the picture still fades, you have to look at even when set at maximum brightness. Although the air gap between the matrix and the glass here, of course, is not, and a polarizing layer, in turn, is.
The measured contrast is impressive, too – 1534:1. I would not say that the screen can argue that in contrast to OLED or (remember) plasma, but almost any competitor on the depth of the black new Redmi with ease shut up for the belt.
Is the average gamma of 2.29 is within permissible limits, although the curves, as can be seen on the chart, “dance” in bright colors. However, this behavior is usual for displays of inexpensive smartphones. The color temperature is much too high – ranges from 7 500 To 9 500 K. It will taste just avid fans of cool colors.
Color gamut is slightly wider than the standard sRGB. The average DeltaE deviation for the extended Color Checker palette (shades of gray + a wide variety of colour shades) is 5.35 at the maximum allowable rate of 3.
And all these figures are obtained when disabling auto-correction and contrast when set to “natural” color tone. You can force activate the “warm” colors or choose even more cool shades. To get pictures of the ultimate naturalness to smartphone displays color as intended by the author of the image/video will not work, but to adjust the color to fit your preferences.
Redmi 5 Plus mediocre sound via headphones – with enough power on the street and in transport not to put the volume to maximum, but the frequency spectrum is shifted towards the “bottom”, the music eventually mutters.
Monaural speaker hidden under the right of grids located on either side of the microUSB connector. It does not overlap with your finger when you touch the grip. The volume is not very high, in a noisy place, there is a risk to miss a call.