Comparing Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5

By October 9, 2018

Today we bring for you the comparison of two Chinese smartphones from Xiaomi. One of them should appear very soon, but all of its characteristics are already known. Second, in the market for a long time and managed to win a whole army of fans. Try to figure out what will bring the new Xiaomi Redmi Note Pro 6, and whether there are significant differences from the younger model Redmi Note 5.

Given the fact that the sixth version is, nevertheless, an update of the Redmi line, users expect some significant changes from the device, as compared with the top five. There are very few differences. Smartphones are almost the same.

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The first thing that catches your eye when comparing smartphones is an enlarged diagonal of the display and a cutout in its upper part, the so-called “mono-brow.” The “six” has a screen size of 6.26 inches (against 5.99 for the “five”), a resolution of 2246 × 1080 pixels (against 2160 × 1080), a pixel density of 398 ppi (403 ppi) and an aspect ratio of 19: 9 (18: 9).

The second significant difference is the dual front camera in the older model, which received two lenses of 20 and 2 megapixels. The junior model uses a single 13-megapixel camera module.

Comparing the appearance of the novelty, we can note a slightly different version of the back panel, namely, how plastic inserts are beaten at the top and bottom of the sixth series smartphone. Changed a little and dimensions. Although the “six” received a larger screen, the smartphone is even slightly smaller than its predecessor. In general, the dimensions are almost the same: 158.6 × 75.4 × 8.05 mm for the Redmi Note 5 and 157.9 × 76.3 × 8.2 mm for the Redmi Note 6 Pro.

The manufacturer claims support for memory cards up to 256 GB in the new generation of the smartphone, while in the previous device the maximum size was 128 GB.


There are no more differences. All other components are identical. This applies to all kinds of sensors and modules, the main camera, the location of control elements around the device, the colors of the case, and the processor with a graphics accelerator.

It is very strange that the manufacturer put the same processor that was used in the previous generation – Snapdragon 636. In the new product, Snapdragon 660, 670, or at least 640, would be much more interesting.

Recall other characteristics of the smartphone, which are exactly the same in both smartphones:

Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, 8 Kryo 260 cores with a frequency of 1.8 GHz, the technological process – 14 nanometers;
Graphic accelerator – Adreno 509;
Operational / permanent memory – 3/32, 4/64 GB;
The main camera is 12 + 5 megapixels (f / 1.9 and f / 2.0);
The number of SIM-cards – 2 (NANO format), a combined tray (2 SIM or 1 SIM and MicroSD at the same time);
Bluetooth – version 5.0;
Wi-Fi – 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz;
Navigation – GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou;
Networks – 2G, 3G, 4G LTE;
The supported frequencies are GSM (850,900,1800,1900 MHz),
UMTS (2100 MHz),
LTE (FDD) Band: 1,3,4,5,7,7,8,20,
LTE (TDD) Band: 38.40;
3.5 mm audio jack – is;
Infrared port – is;
Fingerprint scanner – there is, on the back;
Unlock on the face – there is;
NFC is not;
Charging port – micro USB;
Battery capacity – 4000 mAh;
Fast charging – there is (in the presence of a charger with Quick Charge support);
Body materials – metal, plastic. Front glass – Corning Gorilla Glass 2,5 D;
IP protection is not.

As you can see, there are fewer differences between smartphones than we would like. The dual front camera is needed, not all. Some do not take selfie shots at all. Yes, the screen size of the novelty has become slightly larger, with the same dimensions, but not everyone likes the cutout at the top of the screen. Judging by the fact that Apple presented on September 12, the fashion for “monobrow” will continue for at least another year, since it is on the design of the iPhone smartphones that many manufacturers are equal to.

In general, these smartphones leave only positive impressions. Given the cost that the manufacturer asks for them – this is one of the best deals on the market at the moment. Six is significantly more expensive than its younger brother. The difference is about 60 dollars, regardless of the configuration. Whether those small differences between these two models are worth such an overpayment is up to you.

It seems that the sixth version will not be as popular as the “Pyaterochka.” This is a kind of passing model. Also, there is a certain pattern in the lines from Xiaomi. Those smartphones that got even numbers (2 and 4) in the labelling did not find a large number of fans, and sales of these devices did not beat all records, as was the case with the devices of series 3 and 5. The six, most likely, are waiting for the fate of their even fellows.


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