Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 FAQ, pros, cons, user queries and answers

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Xiaomi had unveiled this phone as the Redmi 5 Plus in China back in December. They also have to move the needle further as the Redmi Note 3 did two years ago and not just be iterative updates.

The dual cameras on Redmi Note 5 work together for depth-of-field effect by blurring out the background and focusing on the subject.

When we first unboxed the phone and held it in our hands, it didn't feel any different from the Redmi Note 4. The Redmi Note 5 bestows a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass protection offering 12.5% more screen real estate. Redmi Note 5 bears a stark resemblance to Apple's iPhone X with the placement of its dual rear cameras. On the flipside, both devices retain a 3.5mm audio jack and microSD card slots.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 support 4G VoLTE? The phone will come in two memory configurations, with 4/6GB RAM, and both will sport 64GB storage.

The 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage Redmi Note 5 Pro models are respectively priced at Rs. 13,999 ($218) and Rs. 16,999 ($265).

Question: Can the internal storage in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 be expanded? It is preloaded MIUI 9 flavored Android 7.0 Nougat OS. Here is a snapshot of the AnTuTu score slide that was shown at the launch of Redmi Note 5 Pro.

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Question: What are the camera features of the Redmi Note 5? . The dual rear cameras also feature Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) for videos. For the front, there is a 20-megapixel camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, LED flash and Beautify 4.0. But that was just a small win compared to the Redmi Note 4 which became the favourite phone of the Indian middle class over the previous year.

Xiaomi is prepping up for the Mobile World Congress. Along with this he also reveals the most noteworthy detail that's its processor that takes the responsibility under its hood, it will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 which is an absolute beast when it comes to power and efficiency.

The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the phone and it has an aluminium unibody build, similar to the Redmi Note 5.

The rear panel of the phone is made out of aluminum while the top and bottom ends are plastic, accented by antenna bands.

Question: Is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 water resistant?

Overall, consuming content on the Note 5 - such as watching videos - shouldn't be a problem for a general user.