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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Redmi Note 5 vs. Redmi Note 4: What's the difference?

Xiaomi introduced two new models in the Redmi Note series today, with the Redmi Note 5 taking over from last year's Redmi Note 4 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro aimed at enthusiast users. After overtaking Samsung to become the largest smartphone vendor in the country, Xiaomi is now looking to consolidate its position at the top.

The Redmi Note 5 shares the same hardware as its predecessor, with the main difference being the 18:9 display at the front. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, meanwhile, introduces a lot of firsts for the series — it is the first phone to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636 platform, the first with a dual rear camera configuration, and the first to feature a 20MP selfie camera. It's time to see how the new arrivals stack up against the Redmi Note 4.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Redmi Note 5 vs. Redmi Note 4

CategoryRedmi Note 5 ProRedmi Note 5Redmi Note 4
Operating SystemMIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1.1 NougatMIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1.1 NougatMIUI 9.2 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Display5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160x1080) IPS LCD panel
403ppi pixel density
450nits maximum brightness
5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160x1080) IPS LCD panel
403ppi pixel density
450nits maximum brightness
5.5-inch 1080p (1920x1080) IPS LCD panel
401ppi pixel density
SoCOcta-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Eight Kryo 260 cores up to 1.8GHz
14nm
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Eight Cortex A53 cores at 2.0GHz
14nm
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Eight Cortex A53 cores at 2.0GHz
14nm
GPUAdreno 509Adreno 506Adreno 506
RAM4GB/6GB3GB/4GB2GB/3GB/4GB
Storage64GB/64GB
microSD slot up to 128GB
32GB/64GB
microSD slot up to 128GB
32GB/32GB/64GB
microSD slot up to 128GB
Rear camera12MP with 1.25um pixel size and f/2.2 lens + 5MP with 1.12um pixel size and f/2,0 lens
PDAF, LED flash
1080p video recording
12MP with 1.25um pixel size and f/2.2 lens
PDAF, LED flash
1080p video recording
13MP with f/2.0 lens
PDAF, LED flash
1080p video recording
Front shooter20MP with LED Selfie light
1080p video recording
beautify 4.0
5MP with LED light
1080p video recording
Beautify 3.0
5MP with f/2.0 lens
720p video recording
ConnectivityLTE with VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS
Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster
LTE with VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS
Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster
LTE with VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS
Micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster
NetworksLTE: 1/3/5/40/41
GSM: 2/3/5/8
WCDMA: 1/2/5/8
LTE: 1/3/5/40/41
GSM: 2/3/5/8
WCDMA: 1/2/5/8
LTE: 1/3/5/40/41
GSM: 2/3/5/8
WCDMA: 1/2/5/8
Battery4000mAh battery
Fast charging (5V/2A)
4000mAh battery
Fast charging (5V/2A)
4100mAh battery
Fast charging (5V/2A)
FingerprintRear fingerprint sensorRear fingerprint sensorRear fingerprint sensor
Dimensions158.6 × 75.4 × 8.05mm158.5×75.45×8.05mm151 x 76 x 8.3mm
Weight181g180g175g
ColorsGold, Rose Gold, Blue, BlackGold, Rose Gold, Blue, BlackGold, Dark Grey, Matte Black

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Redmi Note 5 vs. Redmi Note 4

As you can make out from the specs, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the more interesting of the two devices Xiaomi introduced in the country. The phone will be sold in two variants: a model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for ₹13,999, and another variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for ₹16,999.

Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 5 is slotting in at the same price bracket as the Redmi Note 4, with the 3GB version offering 32GB of storage retailing for ₹9,999 and the 4GB model with 64GB of storage available for ₹11,999.

Interested in knowing more about Xiaomi's latest products? Hit up the links below to take a look at our coverage:

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

4 Comments
  • I literally stopped reading as soon as I got to the "MIUI 9.2" part :D
    What we want is this hardware as an Android One.
  • SEVEN Redmi Note 5 posts in one hour? REALLY? Oo I'm.. flabbergasted. You guys are a spoof of a tech blog.
    This is so pathetic it would actually be funny if this was April's 1st. Seriously, I'd be ashamed to work for such an outlet. I thought Daniel Bader would incite you to somewhat up your game, but this is just brutal. This is not even clickbaiting; it's just spam.
  • Oh, you are fine if they come up with 18 articles for Sammy but cannot withstand this? There is a market for MI as well and many import this phone into the US
  • Try me ok