Xiaomi Redmi 5 Unboxing Review and Antutu Benchmark

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 has been making waves in the market for a while now, and it’s exciting to have it arrive for review just in time for the Valentine’s season! In this article, I’ll be unboxing the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and putting it through its paces with some performance tests using the Antutu app. So, let’s dive right into the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Unboxing Review and performance benchmark tests, followed by details of the Africa Giveaway at the end of the post.

The Redmi series has been Xiaomi’s mid-range smartphones with great specs and yet, pocket friendly price tag. The device have maintained a consistent price tag since the Redmi 1, although, with few series alterations here and there.

Unlike the consistent pricing strategy, the design and specifications of the Redmi series have undergone significant changes since its inception. The Redmi 5 is no exception, featuring an all-new and trendy 18:9 Full Vision Display with HD+ (720 x 1440) resolution. Notably, the Redmi 5 and its sibling, the Redmi 5 Plus, are Xiaomi’s pioneering smartphones to incorporate the Full Vision display, marking a significant departure from the series’ traditional design and display aspects.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Unboxing Review

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 arrived in a sleek and compact red and white box. Honestly, the box had minimal text, and the only things I could read were the MI logo and the prominent “5” on the front. The rest was in Chinese, so I didn’t bother trying to decipher it. Instead, I dove straight into the box. When I opened it, I expected to see the Redmi 5 smartphone right away, but surprisingly, the first thing I saw was a white packet containing a TPU silicon case. After removing it, I finally laid eyes on the Golden-colored Xiaomi Redmi 5 smartphone with a white front panel, which looked quite stunning.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Design and First Impressions

The Redmi 5 is available in four vibrant colors – Rose Gold, Black, Light Blue, and Gold, which is the variant we have for review. The device boasts a 5.7-inch IPS HD+ (720 x 1440) display, yielding a pixel density of approximately 280 PPI. The 18:9 aspect ratio sets the Redmi 5 apart from its predecessors, offering a modern and sleek visual experience. In reality, the display is impressively crisp and bright, with sharp on-screen text and icons. The viewing angles are also excellent, making it a joy to use. While the display may not be quite as premium as those found on high-end smartphones, it’s certainly impressive for a sub-$100 device. Above the display, you’ll find a 5-megapixel selfie camera, a notification LED, speaker grill, and front-facing soft light and ambient sensor, all neatly arranged. The power button and volume rocker are conveniently located on the right-hand side.

At the top of the phone, you’ll find a 3.5mm audio jack, a secondary mic, and an IR blaster, while the base features dual speaker openings (although only one speaker is present), a USB 2.0 port, and the primary mic. The Hybrid nano-SIM slot is located on the left-hand side, allowing you to choose between using two nano-SIMs or a single nano-SIM and a 128GB SD card. The rear of the device features a protruding 12-megapixel main camera, accompanied by a bright single LED flash and a fingerprint sensor below (more details on the camera in the full review). Xiaomi’s logo and some regulatory information are placed towards the base of the back panel, with network antennae discreetly integrated into the top and bottom chin of the device. Overall, I’m thoroughly impressed with the build quality of the Xiaomi Redmi 5. The phone is lightweight, with a great display, and the volume rocker and power button provide a satisfying and soft feedback. The loudspeakers produce rich and loud sounds, making it a standout compared to some mid-range smartphones like the Tecno Camon CM. But more on that in the full review.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Antutu Benchmark

In terms of hardware, our review unit is equipped with a Snapdragon 450 Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8Ghz, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (a 2GB/16GB variant is also available). The software is handled by Xiaomi’s proprietary MIUI v9.2, based on Android 7.1.2 (Nougat). To date, MIUI remains my preferred Android alternative, offering extensive customization options without feeling overly heavy or bloated. Setting up the device was a seamless experience. Our unit, sourced from Gearbest, came with the international version of MIUI v9, which includes support for all languages, regions, and time zones. When put through the Antutu Benchmark, the device delivered impressive scores exceeding 50,000.

Next, I’ll be putting the device through its paces, using it extensively to gather hands-on experience. I’ll share my in-depth findings with you in a comprehensive review. If there’s a specific aspect or feature of the device you’d like me to focus on or a particular app you’d like me to test, please let me know in the comments section below. Your input will help me tailor my review to address your interests and concerns.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Pricing and Availability

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– The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a budget-friendly device, with international pricing starting at $127 for the 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage option.
– The higher 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage option costs $145.
– This is significantly cheaper than what similar devices from Samsung, LG, or Tecno would cost, which would likely be around $200 or more.
– The device is available for purchase via Gearbest, with fast shipping options – in this case, it was delivered within 5 days.

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