The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the most popular budget smartphones in India right now. The fact that it first launched in India before any other country made it an even sweeter deal for many users. With the success of this Pro device, Xiaomi appears to be already working on a new smartphone with this moniker and could launch it in late-2018. Apart from the Redmi 6 Pro, the existence of the Mi Max 3 and Mi Pad 4 has also been confirmed.
A new report claims that references to all the three devices were found on the Mi China website. This means that these smartphones will launch in China before anywhere else in the world. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro was an India-first [...]
2018 so far, has been a great year for smartphone enthusiasts. Vivo became the first company to unveil a smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Concept phones like the Vivo APEX captured everyone’s imagination while flagship devices like the OnePlus 6, Huawei P20 Pro have been well-received by consumers and critics alike. The budget smartphone market in India has also seen a lot of really interesting launches in 2018 so far, from the Redmi Note 5 Pro to Huawei P20 Lite. So, here is a list of top budget smartphones to buy in 2018 if your budget is Rs 20,000 or less!Huawei P20 Lite [...]
The budget smartphone category in the Indian market is seldom short of great offerings. In 2017, devices like the Mi A1, Moto G5 Plus and the Honor 7X were the popular budget smartphones. Honor kicked off 2018 with the Honor 9 Lite which has a great build quality and a dual-camera setup on the front and back. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the first-ever smartphone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset. Asus launched the Zenfone Max Pro with the same chipset at a more affordable price. Recently, OPPO launched its sub-brand Realme and unveiled the Helio P60-running Realme 1 in India.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro retails for a starting price of Rs 14999, while [...]
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched in India on the 14th of February. At the time of its launch, the smartphone received great reviews and many hailed it as the best budget smartphone currently. Over the course of time, devices like the Asus Zenfone Max Pro have launched in India at a competitive price and similar specifications. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, however, hasn’t seized to amaze us as we recently discovered that the smartphone has Wi-Fi repeater.
Usually, smartphones use the 4G/3G mobile data to make a Wi-Fi hotspot but, with the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the same can be done using a Wi-Fi connection. For this, ensure that your smartphone is connected to a Wi-Fi [...]
Xiaomi has just announced that the Redmi Note 5 Pro has received a price hike. The budget smartphone’s base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage will now retail for Rs 14999 instead of its original price of Rs 13999. Manu Kumar Jain, MD of Xiaomi India announced the news via Twitter and said that the price hike is an effort to ramp up the supply of the smartphone after recent changes in PCBA import taxes and the depreciation of INR since the beginning of the year.
Mi fans! In order to ramp up supply for #RedmiNote5Pro & #MiTV4 (55), we're marginally increasing the prices. This is because of the recent changes in PCBA import taxes & INR [...]
Asus has launched its latest budget offering for the India market, the Zenfone Max Pro. The newly launched smartphone will go on sale via Flipkart on the 3rd of May at a starting price of Rs 10999. The Zenfone Max Pro, in the beginning, will be available two variants, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and the other one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The company also announced that a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant with improved camera capabilities will also launch soon in India.
At such a price range, the Zenfone Max Pro directly competes with the Redmi Note 5. However, in terms of features and hardware, it stacks up against the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Xiaomi Redmi [...]
Xiaomi has launched a few stellar smartphones over the past few months. The Mi A1, for a long time, was the best budget smartphones in India. In 2018, the company launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro which, right now, is probably the best budget smartphone that a lot of people cannot buy. Now, it appears that Xiaomi is preparing to launch another budget smartphone in India.
A report by XDA Developers claims that Xiaomi will soon launch the Redmi S2 in India. Judging by the specifications that have been unearthed, the Redmi S2 will be an entry-level smartphone. The Redmi S2 will be priced cheaper than the Redmi 5 which was launched in mid-march at a starting price of Rs 7999. The [...]
The budget segment of smartphones in India has seen an influx of some great devices. In 2017, the Xiaomi Mi A1, Moto G5s Plus and the Honor 7X were some of the best budget Android devices. 2018 did not have a bad start either, the Honor 9 Lite with its all-glass design and quad-camera setup turned some heads. However, in February, Xiaomi launched the smartphone to beat in this segment, the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Now, HMD Global has launched the Nokia 6 2018 in India at a price of Rs 16999 which will be sold offline only.
In our review of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, we expressed that this was the true successor to the Redmi Note 4. However, Xiaomi also launched the Redmi Note 5 which has [...]
Smartphones have improved a lot in the last few years. And now, we have smartphones with four cameras, high-resolution displays and faster chipsets. However, when it comes to battery, we still use older Li-ion batteries, which can drain out rapidly. All these hardware features require a lot of power and to address this issue, smartphone makers have started including a bigger battery, which can last up to 2 days. Here are the top 5 smartphones under Rs 20,000 with a massive battery.Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has a large 5.99 inch FHD+ 2160 x 1080 px IPS LCD screen. Under the hood, the device has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-core chipset [...]
The face unlock feature is slowly gaining a lot of traction in the smartphone industry ever since the iPhone X was launched. Similarly, Android smartphone OEMs began to push this feature on their flagship smartphones. Now, the technology is even available on mid-tier smartphones. Though face unlocking is not as secure as a fingerprint sensor, it is definitely getting better by the day. So, here are the top three smartphones with face unlock under Rs 15,000.Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Along with face unlock, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro packs some interesting attributes for Rs 13,999. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm [...]
Xiaomi only recently rolled out MIUI 9 for almost all of its smartphones here in India. The Chinese smartphone maker was commended for not leaving old devices in the dark and even the Redmi 1s, launched over three years ago, received the MIUI 9 update. However, the support will end there for a lot of these smartphones. Xiaomi has announced that the new MIUI 9.5 update will start seeding in late-March. It will gradually reach about 30 Xiaomi devices by the end of April 2018.MIUI 9.5 Update Timeline
Late-March: Redmi Note 3 Special Edition, Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm, Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm/Redmi Note 4X, Mi Max, Mi Max Prime, Redmi 3S, Redmi 4 Prime, Redmi 4A and Redmi Note [...]
Xiaomi started 2018 with two great budget smartphones, the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro. While the Redmi Note 5 is essentially the Redmi 5 Plus that was launched in China, many expected the Redmi 5 to never hit the Indian shores. That, however, changed on the 14th of March when Xiaomi held a live stream event and launched the Redmi 5 in India.
At a starting price of Rs 7999, the Redmi 5 is a peculiar device for the India market. That doesn’t mean that it won’t sell because Xiaomi appears to have cracked the code for India. With three variants launched, there are a few options to consider. But, the base variant is expected to be the popular choice [...]