Along with the opening of the authorized Mi flagship store, Xiaomi has also launched the Redmi 5 in the Philippines.
Announced in the last part of 2017, Xiaomi Redmi 5 is one of the best bang for the buck smartphones in the entry-level market. It features a 5.7-inch 18:9 fullscreen IPS display with HD+ (720 x 1440) pixel resolution.
On the inside, it’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 chipset, probably the best processor in this price category. There’s also the Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. In terms of camera, it flaunts at 13-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash. For self portraits, a 5-megapixel sensor can be used to take photos or videos of up to 1080p quality.
Other highlights include HSPA+, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, FM Radio, and USB OTG support. There’s also a relatively huge 3,300mAh battery capacity with support for 5V/2A fast charging. The phone runs on Android 7.1.2 coated with MIUI 9.1.
Probably the most disappointing feature of the Redmi 5 is its hybrid dual-SIM card slot. This means that the user can only use either two (2) nano SIMs or one (1) SIM plus a microSD card of up to 128GB. But given its decent 32GB of internal storage, most casual won’t really need to expand the storage.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is now available in the Philippines for a price of Php7,790.