Nipward, 11 Apr 2018Hi im deciding between redmi 5 plus and mi a1.First can i ask is there alot of letteboxing iss... moredun buy either. Go buy oneplus 5t.but if u really have to choose between these two, go for the lesser of two evils, the redmi 5 plus.
shak33l3, 13 Apr 2018No doubt, build quality, screen resolution/size, performance is better than many phones.
but ... more1- name apps that have been downloaded from play store and force closes, google camera is not intended to use on xiaomi phones
2-that millisecond lag is there for up to 9.2.4 version, from 9.2.6 and above, I've never encountered any lag
3-camera in low light is average, in good light its decent
4-never heard of data collection other than those Xiaomi asks you to agree
5-no bloatware on global version, there is 2 folder, 1 has all google apps, 2- all mi exclusive apps (mi remote, scanner,compass,screen recorder, feedback, recorder ...) I dont see any bloatware there, can you name them?
Is this phone has thermal protection sheet as note 5 pro has..???
No doubt, build quality, screen resolution/size, performance is better than many phones.
but here are some drawbacks.
1: Lack of apps support, many apps force close. for example app name google camera and many others.
2: milliseconds of lag in home screen transition, whenever you came back to screen there is a lag.
3: Camera is Average
4: Privacy issue/ Xiaomi install apps without user consent. Check your self an app named "mab" in setting/installed apps. it came back automatically every time i uninstalled this. i researched over the internet and found that this "mab" app is responsible to collect user data/info (don't know what type info). this make xiaomi suspicious.
5: too much bloatware, which you cant uninstall or disable.
The new update 9.5.3 for redmi note 5 is very bad it has many issue and bugs the phone gets slow and the battery drains fast I can get only 9 hr screen on time now but before I can get 12hr screen on time and the phone gets little bit warm
Nick, 12 Apr 2018I just buy Xiaomi Redmi 5 plus 32GB around 3 weeks,and plug in New sandisk Micro SD card 16GB ... moreI am using 64 GB Samsung class 10 memory card in my Redmi Note 5 (3 GB/32 GB Varient) without any issues. Perhaps your memory card might be corrupted...
DealBreaker, 12 Apr 2018how about 180 seconds?...or 3 minutesI have an Apacer 16GB microSD card and it work without any issue.
Try your memory card on another device and see if it works.
If it works try another SD card from another brand possible and see if that works.
If even that doesn't work your phone might have a defected SD card slot.
I just buy Xiaomi Redmi 5 plus 32GB around 3 weeks,and plug in New sandisk Micro SD card 16GB and always detect corrupted sandick sd card or format as postable storage,i aldy try format to fat32 bit and change another brand SD Card also like that.
This phone jt suppost Micro SD card 8GB only.I think tis is hidden from xiaomi. Any solution pls jt pm me.
Manish, 12 Apr 2018I am confused about waterproof matter.. is it waterproof... cause at youtube i saw so many vid... moreNo its not water proof or resistant. actually whatever you see in youtube the are testing in case how many seconds it survive in water.
I am confused about waterproof matter.. is it waterproof... cause at youtube i saw so many videos where they did water testing of redmi5plus with iphoneX and r5p won in speaker quality and so many other videos which clearly shows it has waterproofing system.. is it? Help me .