Anonymous, 12 Apr 2018Actually type c usb is readily available nowadays. And it transfers faster data. So i think th... moreWell anonymous, you might live in a place where usb c is readily available, but in India, some places in China and other places, we don't mind having a slower (not 'too slow') data transfer speed (we think its better to use wireless means) as compared to getting a new cable for a high cost. Anyways, almost everyone uses cheaper phones (basic phones to smartphones around Rs 15000 or about 200 euros) and no one gets a major upgrade even after a long time. So there are hardly any usb c options available here. Xiaomi is focused on India for its expansion of business and has thus retained the micro usb port.
Xiaomi are fooling their valuable customers.. Yes there was sale today at 12.00PM IST but the stock went sold out at 11.59PM itself in Flipkart, is that not called fooling??
Moreover we had buy option till 12.20 PM in the Mi.com, I tried to order at 12.00PM it kept me saying "PLEASE WAIT YOU'RE IN QUEUE" till 12.17PM and I got message sorry there is no stock, please try again in next sale... W.T.F their problem is? I had reputation on their brand name but not now, it because this RN5Proc flash sale cheat and one of our Redmi 4 After Sale Service experience..
Again the delivery time they mentioned was 3-4 weeks for delivering it in Bangalore , Crap!!
swetha, 13 Apr 2018we are not able to find in stores..:(you won't get it in stores for now ,i preordered mine today at 12 once they replaced flash sales with preorders on mi website ,shipping time is with in 30 days and no cod ,i stay in bangalore and they ship these phones from Bangalore, so 30 days is ridiculous,might be its under manufacturing process or they need to import
fahad, 12 Apr 2018yea i think u r right but m just hoping against hope if they dnt release pro in a week or two... morethere were sold in black ,that's why they stopped cash on delivery ,note 5 is more profitable for xiaomi than pro version due to pro version having better and latest chipset sd636 ,so i guess they are just pushing in note 5 ,keeping the pro version stock minimal ,so people will opt for note 5 out of frustration of not getting pro ,they always do this kind of gimmicks in indian market ,its ridiculous that even after almost 2 months since it was launched they still cant provide note 5 pro
wqcr, 12 Apr 2018How do you rate the audio quality? Did you run a blind test or is it just subjective score?
I... moreI have used Audio Quality testing softwares for the Assessment of Voice Quality & Speaker quality (both shows score more than SG S8+). Earphones rating was purely subjective (it always depend s upon preferences).
Charging time for 25% to 75% ~ 45 mins. (Pretty much constant).
No fella....this mobile is having a metal back. (Gorilla Glass is on front only).
acidbat101, 12 Apr 2018So Sunny, first of all a great review. Can you tell me about its water resistance?? Also wheth... moreIt's not a water resistant phone. But yeah build Quality is pretty awesome...so there's no problem using in little drizzle.
About bezels...it has small but noticeable bezels...but then again as length of phone is good. So overall bezels look small.
One hand usage & handling is not a issue for me...as I have long hands...but yeah if you have smaller hands then it's not gonna be a pleasant task to use it single handedly. Overall grip is very good...coz it's width is small.....u can say pretty much like Galaxy S8+.
About gaming...4GB version has no issues in playing light games .....even high end games ran smoothly....but there's this occassional stuttering or frame drops like in NFS or Asphalt 8 & Riptide GP 2 (Racing games), but I was amazed by the performance of both the phones for Dead Trigger 2 & Modern Combat 5.
I saw no gaming issues so far in 6GB version. Not a single issue.
Bloatware is there but it's manageable. I deleted unwanted apps....n disable some.
No performance issues fella......I have installed about 60 different apps. Still no lag. Ram management is good with very less battery usage...even when you have a ton of background apps. (Thanks 2 LPDDR4X)
MIUI quality is average... there's a lot of gap to be filled. I am using a Pure Black honeybee theme with Enkaisho-W5 fonts & some Zooper widgets on 4GB ver...& other mob is having Batman Dark theme with Cinemarin-W3 fonts. Both have killer looks (both are black in colour).
Camera review....I will post it seperately.
In my opinion 4GB version is the best mobile you can get in this price. 6GB version is a little overpriced..I think, considering it has same Internal memory (64GB).
About glass backs....RN5 Pro doesn't have glass back...so it's not a issue here. Back is made of metal (Al) with top and bottom plastic molded parts mixed into metal frame. Front is having a Gorilla Glass.
Hope this much helps!!
acidbat101, 12 Apr 2018Hey wqcr, I can at least tell you that this phone has a micro usb port (great because it saves... moreHo acidbat101,
actually right now I have two RMN4 - the question about microUSB was aimed to prove the same point - USB-C is not very common and I'd consider a ever-so-slight disadvantage because as you pointed out, there's lower chance that you'd stumble across a USB-C cable at your colleague's desk.
5V 2A is more than enough, I agree. In fact I'm charging my mido on 5V 0.5A, never going below 25% and above 75% in terms of charge percentage.
Aluminium unibody is an advantage too, because of much better heat dissipation compared to poor heat conductor such as glass.
However, I like the 16:9 ratio of my RMN4 and the fully programmable hardware buttons and the fact that all the bugs of the kernel source release have been rounded off.
Sure, RMN5 promises S636 and 6GB of RAM, but in day-to-day usage, its disadvantages would be more noticeable than a set of specs that looks better on paper.
Nevertheless, it's good to see RMN5 still rocking Nougat.
wqcr, 12 Apr 2018Does it have capacitative buttons on the bottom of the screen as RMN4 had? No, it has an on screen buttons. No physical capacitive buttons
acidbat101, 12 Apr 2018Hey wqcr, I can at least tell you that this phone has a micro usb port (great because it saves... moreActually type c usb is readily available nowadays. And it transfers faster data. So i think they should've added this little feature to have more appeal to the consumers.
Anonymous, 09 Apr 2018I am using redmi note 5 pro from last 1 month. Below is my overview on it. 1. Back portrayed ... moreThank you for clarification that Redmi Note 5 Pro is not capable to transfer video signal using USB port to TV / monitor. Video transfer using Wifi is different thing and not interesting for me.
Hey wqcr, I can at least tell you that this phone has a micro usb port (great because it saves people from the problem of getting new usb c cables and adaptors and availability problems).
5 v 2 a charging is the perfect balance between speed and the lifespan of the battery. This phone has an aluminium 'unibody' on the back- just two plastic antenna lines (much less fragile than a glass back , wireless charging is slow anyways, no messy fingerprint marks,no slipping).GO FOR THIS BEAST OF A PHONE!!!!!!!Bye!
we really want an full review gsmarena!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!pretty please!! pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee! many indian fans are waiting for you guys to review this so that we can decide whether to take or not !!!!
please test its water resistance too!!!!!!!!
Sunny , 12 Apr 2018Whoever is having any doubts about RN5 Pro can ask me any query...I have both 4GB & 6GB Ve... moreHow do you rate the audio quality? Did you run a blind test or is it just subjective score?
I get it the phone has microUSB, correct?
What about charging from 25% to 75% before the li-ion saturation phase?
Also do I understand correctly this is glass-back phone?
fahad, 12 Apr 2018yea i think u r right but m just hoping against hope
if they dnt release pro in a week or two... moreHey fahad, you just have to go to the 'mi.com' store and check out when the next flash sale is. Yes, black is definitely available, Rs 14,000 for the 4 gb ram variant and Rs 17000 for the 6 gb variant (only for hardcore gamers). For getting it before the flash sale ends (which is just a few seconds long), use a fast device (fast performance) with a fast internet connection. Being an MI Fan (becoming a 'special member' using the MI Store app) is advisable.Have your pincode copied and ready to be pasted.If your fingers are not quick enough, wait for a few more weeks till the craze,crowd and rush calms down.Do NOT go for another mid ranger as this is best in its class and even gives a tough competition to phones Rs 10000 costlier than this (antutu -'100000+'!). If you can wait long enough go for the redmi note 6.Bye!
Sunny , 12 Apr 2018Whoever is having any doubts about RN5 Pro can ask me any query...I have both 4GB & 6GB Ve... moreSo Sunny, first of all a great review. Can you tell me about its water resistance?? Also whether the bezel is good enough(just right) to make it look awesome? And handling, one thumb for the whole screen? Till what extent can you go to in gaming? Bloatware? Performance even after many apps are installed?MIUI quality? Camera?And finally, is this the best choice in this budget?
And hey, are glass backs safe enough to handle( or should i choose a moto g6 plus?).
OR SHOULD I WAIT FOR THE REDMI NOTE 6???????????(plenty of time left)
I WILL REALLY BE GRATEFUL TO YOU IF YOU REPLY!!!BYE!!!
By the way sorry for the double comments.
wqcr, 12 Apr 2018Does it have capacitative buttons on the bottom of the screen as RMN4 had? Nope it has on screen buttons