Redmi Note 4 vs Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro Specs Comparison

Xiaomi today launched the successor to the massively popular Redmi Note 4, the Redmi Note 5. The company has launched the phone in two different variants this time around to cater to a wider range of audience and cover a wider price band.

On paper, the Redmi Note 5 does not make for a huge upgrade over the Redmi Note 4. Instead, the true successor of the Redmi Note 4 is the Redmi Note 5 Pro which comes with significantly powerful internals and some new features. The major differences between the Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 5 are the switch to a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display on the latter and an improved rear camera. Otherwise, both handsets feature the same internals — a Snapdragon 625 chipset, 3/4GB RAM, 5MP selfie snapper, and a 4000mAh battery.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is significantly better than both handsets as it packs in more powerful internals, a dual-camera setup at the rear, and a higher-resolution selfie snapper at the front which also allows it to offer face unlock.

Check out our detailed spec comparison of the three devices below to see the differences between them.

Basis of Difference Redmi Note 5 Redmi Note 5 Pro Redmi Note 4
Dimensions 158.5 x 75.45 x 8.05 mm 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.05 mm 151 x 76 x 8.3 mm
Weight 180g 181g 165g
Display 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080), 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 5.99-inch FHD+ (2160 x 1080), 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 2.5D curved glass
Chipset Octa-core Snapdragon 625 chip @ 2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 636 chip @ 1.8GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 625 chip @ 2GHz
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 510 Adreno 506
RAM 3/4GB RAM 3/4/6GB RAM 2/3/4GB RAM
Storage 32/64GB 32/64GB 32/64GB
Rear Camera 12MP F/2.2, 1.25um pixel, Dual-LED flash 12MP F/2.2, 1.25um pixel, Dual-LED flash 13MP, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel, Dual-LED flash
Front Camera 5MP, LED selfie light, Beautify 3.0 20MP, LED selfie light, Beautify 4.0 5MP, Beautify 3.0
Sensors Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
Connectivity LTE, (Hybrid) Dual SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB LTE, (Hybrid) Dual SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB LTE, (Hybrid) Dual SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB
Battery 4000mAh 4000mAh 4000mAh
Software MIUI 9, Android 7.1.2 MIUI 9, Android 7.1.2 MIUI 9, Android 7.1.1
Others Face Unlock

The Redmi Note 5 makes for a very modest upgrade over the Redmi Note 4. If you already own a Redmi Note 4 then there’s little reason for you to upgrade to the Redmi Note 5. Instead, you should look at the Redmi Note 5 Pro which is an ideal upgrade for existing Redmi Note 5 Pro users.


What do you think about the Redmi Note 5 as an existing Redmi Note 4 user? Are you disappointed by the lack of internal upgrades on it? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.