Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Review: Design And Spin

By 07:11 Wed, 18 Aug 2021 Comments


It seems Xiaomi didn't create itself quite a favor last year with the Helio-powered Redmi Note 4. An all-metal unibody and diamond-slit antenna ducts looked cool. Maybe even too cool for the global Snapdragon-powered version, which felt almost like a downgrade when it was released. Both of them pretty much reused the Redmi Note 3 design and that wasn't such a poor thing back then. However, recycling it yet again for the Redmi 5 Plus is too much perhaps.

Here is an all-around view of the Redmi 5 Plus.

Perhaps, Xiaomi didn't go for a complete re-design becautilize the wideclassy screen gave it enough of a recent see and feel. Below the noticeably bigger screen, the capacitive keys are gone for good. The subtle 2.5D effect on the front glass is still there but not too prominent.

Flip the Redmi 5 Plus and you'll find a virtually identical back with the Redmi Note 4. The top and bottom antenna inlays are made of plastic, while the centerpiece is all metal as is the capturing camera rim. If it weren't for the incompatibility is size, the Note 4 and 5 Plus would have been impossible to disclose apart.

Now hold a see at the Redmi Note 4. The Redmi 5 Plus is 7mm taller than the Redmi Note 4 and weighs 180g (15g heavier).

The fine news is it's really hard to disclose the plastic bits of the Redmi 5 Plus, but Xiaomi could have done a better job at matching the paint with the rest of the body.

There are no surprises on the Redmi 5 Plus, recent classy screen or not. The hybrid card slot lets you choose between a second SIM or a microSD, while the top of the 5 Plus has the fine ol' audio jack and the fan-favorite IR blaster.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

Over at the bottom, the single speaker and the primary mic are behind symmetrical micro-drilled grilles.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus



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