Xiaomi is one of the few rapid success stories worldwide. The company has grown rapidly over a very short time to be a dominant force in the mobile phone industry. It has done this by continuously hitting on the right tones and producing high-quality gadgets that appeal to the masses. One of these high-quality gadgets is the Xiaomi Redmi 5 plus. This smartphone is as high tech as it is popular. It is the first affordable smartphone that has the 18:9 form factor which means it has really thin bezels making it very stylish. This outward appearance alone draws a lot of attention and makes other phones look very inferior to it.
Aside from the outward appearance, this smartphone packs a punch in its “hidden” features. It has 4G connectivity which gives it a very fast internet connection. Some smartphones in its budget category lack this feature and this further contributes to its popularity. It has a non-removable 4000 mAh battery which stores enough power to take you through almost two full days without charging. The phone has a 5.99 inch HD screen which gives you high-quality pictures when watching video content. It has a 12 MP back camera and a 5 MP front camera that capture high-resolution images and can both record videos in high definition. Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus also has a variety of sensors to give you extra functionality as well as give you more control over your phone. These include a fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, a light sensor, a proximity sensor, a gyroscope, an infra-red sensor and a hall sensor.
To support the smooth functioning of all these hardware and their accompanying software, the Redmi 5 plus is equipped with a Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor with speeds of up to 2.0 GHz, an Adreno 506 with speeds of up to 650 MHz, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. Additionally, the phone supports up to 128 GB of external memory which gives you enough storage space for a huge amount of data.
Additional features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 support, GPS support, a Qwerty virtual keyboard with a virtual handwriting pad, dual sim card support (both on standby), a 3.5 mm audio port and a micro USB 2.0 port for data transfer and charging. It features an aluminum frame and back with plastic ends for a durable and high-quality finish. With all these, you might think that the phone is heavy but it only weighs in at 180 grams which is pretty modest. Additionally, it has a slim 8.1 mm body which makes it fit comfortably in the pocket.
Xiaomi’s high quality, high spec, low-cost Redmi 5 plus smartphone is definitely one of the best smartphones of its time. Its features combined with its affordability make it a monopoly-like smartphone in its budget category.