Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Dual-SIM 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Blue)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Dual-SIM 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Blue)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Dual-SIM 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Blue)

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Product Highlights

  • GSM / 4G LTE Compatible
  • Latin America Variant/US Compatible LTE
  • Dual 12MP + 5MP Rear Cameras
  • Rear f/2.2 Apertures
  • 13MP Front Camera with f/2.0 Aperture
  • Wide-Angle Rear and Front Lenses
  • 2.2/1.9 GHz Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core CPU
  • 64GB Storage Capacity + 4GB of RAM
  • 6" 2160 x 1080 IPS LCD Display
  • Android 8.1 Oreo + MIUI 9.0
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This device is carrier-unlocked and should work fully with the carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 overview

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The Redmi Note 5 Dual-SIM 64GB Smartphone from Xiaomi Yi features a triple-camera setup with dual 12MP and 5MP rear cameras and one 13MP front-facing camera. They are designed to capture high resolution photos, and with wide-angle lenses on either side, you can capture more of the world around you in each photo. Both sides of the Note 5 have built-in flashes too, helping you illuminate the scene to capture the best possible photo.

The Redmi Note 5 can also capture great looking video, with Full HD 1080p video capture capabilities from the rear cameras, and HD 720p from the selfie side. When it comes to playing videos, games, or any other app, you get to do it on a large and bright display. The Redmi Note 5 packs a large 6" ultra-bright display with a 2160 x 1080 resolution and 1000:1 contrast ratio. There are even Night and Reading modes to help optimize your viewing experience.

Running the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system, this phone is powered by a 2.2/1.9 GHz Octa-Core processor (4 x 2.2 GHz & 4 x 1.9 GHz) and 4GB of RAM. You can store your apps, hi-res selfies, 1080p videos and more on the 64GB of built-in storage, which is expandable up to 128GB with an (optional) microSD card. Please note that an optional microSD card must use one of the two SIM slots in the phone. This phone is unlocked and compatible with GSM/4G LTE networks. If you travel a lot or have a separate work number, you can take advantage of the Dual SIM slots to access both accounts.

Android 8.1 Oreo + MIUI 9.0
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your home screen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to millions of apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 8.1 Oreo adds major productivity and security capabilities to the operating system. They've introduced Google Play Protect, which scans apps on your phone to detect harmful behavior. With the touch of the Home button, continue to work in apps while watching active videos in Picture-in-Picture mode. Other features include, faster boot speed, automatically turning on Wi-Fi when near saved networks, limiting background activity for little used apps, notification snoozing, smart text selection, and more.

MIUI 9.0 is an OS developed by Huawei which works with the Android OS to alter the look, feel, and function of the standard Android OS. MIUI 9.0 is designed to add additional functionality and a more pleasing appearance for a better overall experience.
GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.
Latin America Variant / US Compatible LTE
This is a Latin America variant. The Redmi Note 5's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America, as well as Europe and elsewhere. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.

Because the Redmi Note 5 is a Latin America variant the language of the box and the default language of the phone may not be in English. Also a Latin America AC to USB adapter may be included.
Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) allows you to lower your mobile costs when traveling while staying connected. Once your SIM cards are installed, you will be able to receive phone calls and text messages from either without needing to manually choose which one is active. When you want to make a call or send an SMS message, you can select the correct SIM card. When one SIM card is being used for a phone call, the other will not be active until you hang up. Operator charges may apply.
Additional Features
AGPS, GLONASS, and Beidou GPS positioning compatibility
Wi-Fi Display and Wi-Fi Direct support
Back fingerprint sensor for increased security
Color temperature adjustment on the display
Support for MKV, MP4, M4V, and XVID video formats
Support for MP3, FLAC, AAC, AMR, and WAV audio formats
72% NTSC Color gamut

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 specs

Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

This phone also features MIUI 9.0

Memory 4 GB
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
CPU 2.2 GHz  Quad-Core
1.9 GHz  Quad-Core
GPU Adreno 512
Storage 64 GB
Size 6"
Native Resolution 2160 x 1080
Pixel Density 403 ppi
Display Technology Unspecified LCD
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB (Input/Output)
Flash Media Slot None
SIM Card Size Card 2: Nano
GSM 2G GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40 Bands
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2  
Infrared Yes
Front Camera
Resolution 13.0 MP
Aperture f/2.0
Front Camera Flash
Front Camera Flash Yes
Rear Camera
Resolution 12.0 MP
Aperture f/2.2
Pixel Size 1.25 µm
Focus Type Phase-Detect Autofocus
Secondary Rear Camera
Resolution 5.0 MP
Aperture f/2.2
Focus Type Phase-Detect Autofocus
Pixel Size 1.25 µm
Rear Camera Flash
Rear Camera Flash Yes
Number of Tones Dual Tone
Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity
Water Resistance None
Keyboard Virtual
Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (4000.0 mAh)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.0 x 6.2 x 0.3" / 75.4 x 158.1 x 8.1 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 3.4 x 2.5"

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 reviews

Redmi Note 5 Dual-SIM 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Blue) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastico Se fala muito sobre iPhone e Samsung mas a verdade é que este celular é tão bom quanto ou superior. Estou adorando porém já pensando em trocar... Por outro Xiaomi. Rssss!
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing battery life. This phone is so elegant and functions so fast that it feels better than my last Samsung S8. and the phone needs charged every other day. Granted i am not playing games all day, but is am using her for music, gps, calling, banking, Instagram, and so on. Amazing phone.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing phone, great price-performance. I bought this to replace a dead Galaxy S7 and i'm amazed by the great battery life, and screen quality. The device is fast and feels like an upgrade. Im very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent the best price-quality relashionship
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone, very active userbase Bought this phone to work on Freedom Mobile in Canada, works perfectly. My last two phones were both ZTE, first an Axon Pro (4G/64G), and a Blade V8 Pro. This phone is taller, but narrower, and very slim compared to those, it actually feels smaller (not a bad thing) despite having a 6" screen. Box came with a clear phone sleeve/case, mini usb cable and small charger. It charges at "normal" rates. But used the same cable with my Blade V8's old Quickcharge 3.0 wall unit and it does fast charge, just not out of the box. If you want to fast charge get a Qualcomm Quickcharge 3 compatible charger. Screen is good for the price, and Xiaomi is very good about updating. A week after I received it, I got an update to MIUI 9 to it's last version for this model, and a month and a bit later, I've gotten the update to MIUI 10. MIUI has taken a *little* bit of adjustment, as the ZTE phones are almost stock Android. This skin is definitely NOT stock Android. But I'm warming to it. Apparently if one was an iOS user before, the skin will feel more familiar, but I've never owned and Apple product. There is no app drawer in MIUI. However it's easy to find new UI's on the forum and try them out. Performance-wise, I'm a fairly heavy gamer, and games that would make my old Axon Pro stutter a bit run smooth as silk on here. Battery life is excellent. I would estimate that I've only gone below 20% after about 6-7 hours straight of heavy gaming. An average day after 16 hours with 2-3 hours of gaming and otherwise medium usage, I would guess I'm going to bed with 35-40% charge remaining. Phonecalls are loud and clear, zero issues, and the camera works fine. I haven't really used it much for the camera, but what photos I've taken seem good. The selfie cam automatically uses an adjustable "beauty mode" to remove things like acne, wrinkles, etc. It works nicely. It can be taken out of beauty mode. Negatives: There is some bloatware on the phone (when isn't there?) that's annoying because you can't remove it, but otherwise stays out of the way. Also, I assume that because the company offers the ability to basically root the phone ON the phone itself, I have had one issue where one of the games I was playing wouldn't let me play because it detected "illegal software". After contacting the game company the issue was resolved within 36 hours. (I assume I'm not the ONLY person on the planet to get the warning using this phone) Sadly it doesn't use a reversible USB-C cable, which is kind of a silly choice, how much more would that cost? Back to the positives, Xiaomi and its userbase are extremely involved and active. They have a very healthy forum where different UI's, themes, wallpapers, and tons of other ideas are offered. Contests to win phones, or other Xiaomi gear are offered. Rooting is actually not discouraged by Xiaomi, and they offer beta versions of MIUI that are user downloadable (a Global and a Chinese version of each) that have more advanced capabilities, and they offer instructions on the forum on how download and install (and backup your phone beforehand) all of that. This is a power-user-on-a-budget dream phone. I would recommend this phone to anyone looking to save money, have a solid phone that will be up to date for quite some time, but still have the ability to play with and upgrade the software at will.
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome phone Amazing phone for the price! Totally buy 2 more of this Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Excellent, Faster and manageable I recommend it.
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Global version Why does your description says its a Latin America version and you send out one that's a global version. Is there a difference between the two versions for U.S. wireless coverage?
Date published: 2018-10-13
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