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Redmi Note 5

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[ROM] 10 reasons why to try pixel experience ROM on Redmi Note 5 | A complete Review

2020-01-19 04:27:04
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Hello Mi Fans,
Welcome to another thread from the Device team in the Custom ROM series. To the ones who are new here, Custom ROM series is series by the Device team in which we try out different device-specific custom ROMs and give out a detailed review so that you will get a clear cut idea about a ROM. All of us are waiting for the Android 10 experience in our Redmi Note 5 and here I am with the first Android 10 custom ROM as promised earlier. We will be reviewing the Pixel Experience ROM based on Android 10 for Redmi Note 5.

Disclaimer: Have a complete backup before flashing. I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, etc. Do this at your own risk.


Note: As the ROM already contains GApps within, so you need not flash it separately.

To know the process for Unlocking the Bootloader, Installing Custom Recovery and flash ROM, you can refer the threads given below:

ROM Description

The wait is finally over. Android 10 based custom ROMs are now available for Redmi Note 5 in stable versions. It has been a while since the development has started and I was waiting for the stable ROM to be rolled out. The new version of Android has lots of features and this ROM is still in the starting phase and still lacks some Android 10 specific features. So Let’s dig deep into the review

ROM Review

The ROM is purely Android stock experience as you would expect from Pixel Experience ROMs and is also very stable and clean. A little disappointment is regarding the looks and UI as not much of a change is clearly visible between Android Pie and Android 10. But there are some features added in the new version and more features are under development and expected to be added in later updates.

Home screen and Volume bar
The home screen, UI and volume bar looks very familiar to the Android Pie version as of now and will be expected to have some change in coming updates. Things we can figure out is the google search bar fixed at the bottom and some detail and text format changes in the notification bar. The google bar does change colours if we switch to dark mode as seen in the screenshot.

App drawer
The app drawer is also another aspect where it greatly resembles the Android Pie counterpart with similar round icons with a search bar at the top for easy access. The position of the clock and the battery percentage is changed a bit to the center than before.

Notification and quick settings bar
The new notification bar looks even more elegant with customizations of icons and of the brightness slider. It also has a shortcut key to the settings as before. The new looks are more minimalistic and offer a more user-friendly appearance.

Settings Menu
Nothing new to the settings menu with regular coloured settings menu with a search bar at the top for easier access. It looks minimalistic in dark mode as well.

As we expect from a Pixel Experience ROM, the ROM is clean and free of junkware and so have very little storage consumed by the system. It contains necessary apps only and will be suitable for the ones who prefer their own choices of apps.

As expected from this ROM, the battery performance is very good with excellent stability and performance. A screen on time of around 7-8 hours is pretty sure and still maintains the performance and satisfactory RAM management as well.

Ambient Display
The new ROM has lots of lock screen settings like Ambient display and Always On Display option. We can schedule its time and also make it appear according to one's choice.

Full-screen Gestures
This feature is one of the best in the new update with clear full-screen gesture navigation like that of MIUI. It had certain issues in previous Android versions but here they are more refined and made more simple. The most interesting thing for an MIUI user is that the back gesture is the same as that of MIUI which a slide from the left or right side. It also has a shortcut gesture for google assistant if we swipe from the bottom right corner.

Google Tray
Similar to what MIUI has as an app vault, this ROM has a google tray when we swipe from left to right on the homepage. It gives news feeds of your google account so that you won't miss any news updates. The effect of the dark mode is clearly visible here. The looks are even more minimalist now.

System Updates
One of the best features of the Android 10 version is the update frequency. Google has promised much faster updates in this Android version and so we expect updates to be more regular and frequent than usual.

Software version
The ROM is based on Android 10 with lots of Android 10 specific features. But still, some features are missing and hopefully will be coming in the following updates.
Let's compare the new Pixel Experience ROM with MIUI!

MIUI Features
  • Minimalistic Design
  • System-Wide Dark Mode
  • 100k Wallpapers
  • Dynamic Video Wallpaper
  • Wallpaper Carousel
  • In-built Document Viewer
  • To-Do in Notes App
  • Voice Task
  • Floating Calculator
  • Steps Tracker
  • Menstruation Tracker
  • Quick Replies

Pixel Experience Features
  • Live Caption
  • Smart Replies
  • Sound Amplifier
  • Gesture Navigation
  • Dark Theme
  • Privacy Control
  • Location Control
  • Security Updates
  • Focus Mode
  • Family Link

That’s it for today friends
See you again with another custom ROM Review.
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Grandmaster Bunny

Centurions | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


2020-01-19 05:41:21

Pro Bunny

NAS1405 | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


2020-01-19 06:21:03

Advanced Bunny

1801405826 | from Redmi Note 5


what about camera performance?
2020-01-19 06:32:19

Advanced Bunny

1801405826 | from Redmi Note 5


and can I install this rom through twrp?
2020-01-19 06:34:05

Pro Bunny

mahesh 143 | from Redmi Note 7


2020-01-19 11:26:08

Master Bunny

Vikas2912 | from Redmi Note 7 Pro


nice information
2020-01-19 11:30:50

Advanced Bunny

5213108906 | from Redmi Note 7


Ch jb Ch
2020-01-19 11:50:04
2020-01-19 12:28:34


Nidhin@mi Author | from Redmi 5 Plus


and can I install this rom through twrp?

Can be done..but need twrp latest version.
2020-01-19 12:31:49


Nidhin@mi Author | from Redmi 5 Plus


what about camera performance?

Camera 2 api is already enabled so you can install gcam.
2020-01-19 12:32:19
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