Unboxing The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
Redmi 5 Plus
Starting at CNY 999 (Rs. 9,800 approx.)
2160 x 1080 px
Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Android 7 Nougat
1.2-micron pixel size
1080P @ 30fps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
18:9 aspect ratio display
Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus in China. The two budget smartphones sport a modern 18:9 aspect ratio and are expected to launch in India soon. Ever since the Redmi 5 Plus was launched, there were rumours that Xiaomi will launch the Redmi 5 Plus in India as the Redmi Note 5 and drop the ‘Note’ series in China altogether.
Let’s unbox the Redmi 5 Plus and see what we get inside the box:
- Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus
- Sim ejector tool
- Micro USB cable
- Wall charger
- Clear Case
The first thing you notice about the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is the tall display and relatively thinner bezels around. By no means is it a bezel-less display but, the curved corners make the display look better. The form factor of the device is surprisingly comfortable especially considering that it houses an almost 6-inch display. The phone, although a bit slippery, is comfortable and if you’d like to protect from the get-go, the company provides a clear case inside the box.
It has a 5.99-inch display with a 2160 x 1080px resolution which again, translated to an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the Redmi 5 Plus has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, 2.0GHz octa-core processor, Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage which will be expandable via microSD card. The fingerprint sensor sits at the back of the device which has become a Redmi signature irrespective of thin or thick bezels.
The Redmi 5 Plus is powered by a massive 4000 mAh battery which, according to Xiaomi, has a standby time of up to 17 days. The device has a micro USB port for charging and data syncing along with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The Redmi 5 Plus has a 12MP primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP secondary camera with beautify 3.0 software.
The Redmi 5 Plus is a solid offering at the price it is available for, and with a modern design combined with the performance of a Xiaomi phone, the device makes a good case to be a go-to budget smartphone.