Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4: what’s new, what’s different?

Today, on February 14th, Xiaomi India head, Manu Kumar Jain took to stage to launch the Redmi Note 5 in India. The company also debuted a first-ever Pro variant of the Redmi Note 5 with 6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 636 SoC. Speaking about the Redmi Note 5, what more does it offer compared to the Redmi Note 4? We’ll take a look at this article.

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To be straightforward, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is mostly an interactive upgrade over its predecessor. With the Redmi Note 5, Xiaomi has kept what’s good of the Redmi Note 4, and added some extras in the mix to deliver an overall better device with even better pricing.

Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4: build quality and design

In terms of design, you can tell at first glance, it is mostly the same. Except for the front display which is bigger, the Redmi Note 5 comes with the same looks. However, Xiaomi said that they have added a Dual Pyrolytic Graphite Sheet this time to keep the Redmi Note 5 cooler. Besides that, all else remains the same. Also, due to the bigger display, there is a slight change of dimensions as the Redmi Note 5 is a bit longer and a bit more compact than the Redmi Note 4.

Redmi Note 4 vs Redmi Note 5

Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4: display

The 5.99-inch display is arguably the biggest upgrade of the Redmi Note 5. It sports the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio with Full-HD+ resolution. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 4 possessed a 5.5-inch Full-HD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4: processor and camera

The processor of both the handsets is the same, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. According to Xiaomi, the chipset had received very good reviews and the company didn’t deem it necessary to upgrade the processor. The camera on the  Note 5, although has lower megapixel count (12MP), it has a larger pixel sensor than the Redmi Note 4. The pixel sensor size is 1.25μm compared to Note 4’s 1.12μm. This should boost the camera’s low light photography, according to Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 4 camera has a 13MP lens with f/2.2 aperture.

Coming to the front, the Note 5 sports the same 5MP sensor with the addition of an LED flash. This should provide some marginally improved selfies for the new phone.

Redmi Note 5

Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4: battery

Batteries could have been the highlight of the Note 5 if the company included fast charging. However, it basically carries the same battery setup as the Redmi Note 4. The 4000mAh power pack in the Redmi Note 5 is a tad bit smaller than the 4100mAh juice pack of its predecessor. The difference in battery life should be minimal, however, it’s there. 

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Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4: pricing

Pricing is another area of difference. The Redmi Note 4 had three variants. The lowest variant (2GB + 32GB) was priced Rs 9,999 at launch. The 3GB variant was priced Rs 10,999 while the 4GB variant was priced Rs 12,999. Now the prices of all these three variants have been slashed by Rs 1,000.

On the other hand, the Note 5 has just 2 variants. The 3GB + 32GB base variant starts at Rs 9,999 and the 4GB + 64GB variant costs Rs 11,999.

What are your thoughts on this comparison? Do you think it is worth the upgrade? Let us know in the comments below. Stay tuned to  Mr. Phone and download our app to get the latest updates from the world of smartphone technology.

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