The regular redmi 5 should have had a smaller size screen like 5.5inch.
Hayaan Mo Sila, 30 Jan 2018Yup. It is OKAY for Samsung to not give Oreo for the Note 8, but is a CRIME for, say Asus, to ... moreErr, no? I don't think any OEMs have an excuse. They should stop releasing so many variants so that they can support a few core models. This works really well for Apple so they can't say it doesn't make business sense.
AnonD-723332, 30 Jan 2018If they used 4000mAh battery instead, the endurance rating would have been 110h. That would ha... moreAgreed. Noticed the same thing when I've looked to compare it on the batt life chart. In short, it doesn't like there's much of an excuse for Xiaomi to cut down on the batt pack capacity save for trying to score thinness. Highly doubt anything significant in terms of dollar and cent on the -1000mAh cost reduction.
Probably the current shipped software/firmware but it'd be a miracle if the next updates can somehow boost the batt life stats to anywhere >+5 hours.
AnonD-26314, 30 Jan 2018I think it is inexcusable to launch a new phone on Nougat when it is nearly Feb2018!!Yup. It is OKAY for Samsung to not give Oreo for the Note 8, but is a CRIME for, say Asus, to release Oreo just now for the Zenfone 3.
I think it is inexcusable to launch a new phone on Nougat when it is nearly Feb2018!!
If they used 4000mAh battery instead, the endurance rating would have been 110h. That would have made a phone, already worth buying, even more so.
I really wish they would make a 5" wide screen variant instead. It would be awesome to have a phone that's nice and compact for one hand use.
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2018It would be nice if you could post a photo stacking this on top of the plus version so we can ... moreYou can open the Redmi 5 Plus review - the first picture shows the two Redmi 5s together.
It would be nice if you could post a photo stacking this on top of the plus version so we can see the size difference. People getting this will do so due to the size.
Last really good redmi was 3s - budget smartphone with great endurance rating more than 100h. It was something what made that smartphone special among dozen others. Now - it's nothing special. The same as others.
This design of assembled meat-plastic pieces is less durable than whole plastic unibody. Xiaomi should have gone with whole plastic unibody like redmi y1, oppo f5 or vivo v7.