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Redmi Note 5

[Q&A] Redmi Note 5: Frequently Asked Questions

2018-02-14 10:23:41
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Dear, Mi Fans!
Xiaomi has recently launched the Redmi Note 5 India's all-rounder. We thought of coming up with a detailed Q&A so that you don't have to search to get answers anywhere else.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the dimensions and weight of Redmi Note 5?
A. Dimension of Redmi Note 5 is 15.2cm 158.5mm x 75.45mm x 8.05mm and it weighs just 180g.

Q. Is the fingerprint sensor available in all 2 variant?
A. Yes its available! Redmi Note 5 has fingerprint sensor on the back.

Q. Which processor powers the Redmi Note 5 and what is the GPU Version?
A. Redmi Note 5 is powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625, 14nm architecture, Octa-core (8) Processor clocked Max at 1.8GHz. Its come with Andreno 506 GPU.

Q. What about the rear and front camera on Redmi Note 5?
A. Redmi Note 5: Rear Camera is 12 MP with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture with dual LED flash. Whereas the front Camera is 5 MP, f/2.0 aperture with selfie light. The Camera is capable of recording 1080p Videos at 30fps.

Q. What is the battery capacity of Redmi Note 5?
A. The battery capacity of this device is 4000mAh (typ) / 3900mAh (min) lithium-ion polymer.

Q. How many variants of Redmi Note 5 are available in India?
A. Redmi Note 5 is available in 2 variants - one with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM and the other with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM.

Q. What is the price of Redmi Note 5 (both variants?)
A.  Redmi Note 5 3GB+32GB variant price is ₹9,999
     Redmi Note 5 4GB+64GB variant price is ₹11,999

Q. Which colors options are available?
A. Four colour options are available i.e Black, Gold, Lake blue, Rose gold.

Q. What is the screen size, screen resolution and pixel density of Redmi Note 5 display?
A. Redmi Note 5 has 13.5 cm (5.99") 2.5D curved display, FHD+ resolution i.e (2160 x 1080) Display Resolution with ~403 PPI.

Q. Does it support microSD card?
A. Yes, Redmi Note 5 support 1 nano SIM slot + 1 nano SIM/micro SD slot (microSD card support upto 128GB).

Q. Which frequency bands do the dual SIM slots support?
A. It supports India specific bands. Each SIM slots comprises of 4G with the following band specification:
   GSM: B2, B3, B5, B8
   WCDMA: B1, B2, B5, B8
   LTE: LTE TDD B40, B41 (2535-2655MHz); LTE FDD B1, B3, B5

Q. What are the SAR values?
A. India SAR 1g limit: 1.6W/kg
    SAR Head Value: 0.751W/Kg, Body: 0.545W/KG (distance 15mm)

Q. How to check SAR value?
A. To check, go to - dialer app and dial *#07#

Q. Redmi Note 5 is avaialble on which sale platforms?
A. Redmi Note 5 will be available on Mi Home, & Flipkart

Q. Which items are included in Redmi Note 5 box?
A. The Redmi Note 5 box contains Redmi Note 5, ultra-slim transparent case, power adapter, standard USB cable, warranty card, user guide & SIM ejector tool.

Q. Does Redmi Note 5 have on-screen capacitive buttons?
A. Yes!

Q. Does Redmi Note 5 have an IR blaster?
A. Yes and it supports many gadgets and different brands in India.

Q. Does Redmi Note 5 have a notification LED?
A. Yes, it does has a notification light.

Q. What's the type of charging port is present on Redmi Note 5?
A. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a standard micro USB charging port.

Q. What about long reading sessions on this device?
A. Redmi Note 5 offers ‘Read mode’ feature which cuts off the blue light and protects your eyes during long reading sessions.

Q. Can the battery be removed?
A. No. It is a non-removable battery.

Q. What is charging time to full charge?
A. Depends on charger output. Normally 2hrs 15/20mins with the stock charging adapter + USB cable when kept idle.

Q. Does Redmi Note 5 support OTG?
A. Yes, Redmi Note 5 supports OTG function. If you are trying to connect pen drive please ensure that the file system is FAT 32.

Q. How many sensors are available on this device?
A. The device is built with Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass, Accelerometer, Hall sensor, and Gyroscope.

Q. Does this device has NFC?
A. No.

Q. What are the WLAN specifications?
A. Redmi Note 5  supports 802.11 b/g/n.

Q. Which Bluetooth version is available on this device?
A. Bluetooth Version v4.2, A2DP, LE is available on this device.

Q. What is the USSD code for hardware test to detect if there is some kind of hardware problem?
A. The USSD code to test hardware related problem on Redmi Note 5  is *#*#6484#*#*.

Q. Why the RAM availability low on 1st boot?
A. It's been used by system app and apps which are running in the background.

Q. Does Redmi Note 5 support Mi band?
A. Yes, Redmi Note 5 supports Mi band. In order to manage your Mi Band on Redmi Note 5, you need to download and install Mi-Fit app.

Q. How to check IMEI number?
A. You can find IMEI no. on your box. You can also find it by dialing *#06# on dial pad.

Q. Which MIUI and Android version does Redmi Note 5 support out of the box?
A. Redmi Note 5 sports MIUI 9 along with Android v7.1.2 (Nougat) which will be upgraded to higher version via updater app when available.

Q. How to connect Redmi Note 5 to PC/Laptop?
A. Redmi Note 5 can be connected to a PC/Laptop using the bundled micro USB cable.

Q. How to enable developer options and turn on USB-Debugging?
A. Go to Settings - About Phone - Tap on MIUI version repeatedly until a message pops up: Congratulations! You’re a developer.

Q. Will the Redmi Note 5 bootloader be locked?
A. The answer is Yes! For obvious reason(s), this is to protect your device data security and protection.This is done to better incorporate with "Mi Cloud" services to "locate your device", in the unfortunate event if you lose your Redmi Note 5 . If you wish to unlock your bootloader, there is an available 'Mi Unlock' app available  *However, we do not advise and encourage you to do so. So Please proceed at your own risk, and you are held responsible for your own device.

Q. How can I backup my data?
A. MIUI has got its own Backup app. Steps to be followed- Settings Additional Settings  Backup & Reset  Local Backups   Backup [ Here you can select what you want to backup i.e. System, Apps, Accounts & Contacts]

Q. Is there any cloud storage available on this device?
A. Yes, Mi Cloud is linked to your Mi account. Once you login to your Mi account, you will be asked to backup your data and even you can find your lost device using Mi Cloud feature. You can access your cloud data remotely using

Q. What to do if something goes wrong with my Redmi Note 5?
A. You can post your queries on Mi Community forum - Redmi Note 5 subforum. The assigned moderators will attend to the same. If there is a physical damage/defect you can visit nearest service center. The service center details are available on

Q. What about device updates?
A. For updates, please refer to updater app on your device (Settings-About Phone-System update- Check for updates)

Q. Will there an Android upgrade for Redmi Note 5?
A. Yes! It's upto to the developer team and stay tuned to Mi community to know get latest news on updates.

Q. How can I adjust the duration of screen lock/off automatically?
A. Go to Settings -Lock Screen & Password - Sleep, you can change the duration of "Sleep".

Q. My compass is not calibrated correctly. How to calibrate my compass app?
A. Go to Settings  Installed App, select Compass, and press "Clear Data". Open the compass App and calibrate again.

Q. Does Redmi Nite 5 support VoLTE?
A. Yes, it does support VoLTE and Jio SIM will work flawlessly without any issues (You don't have to download Jio4GVoice).

Q. Does it have a metal body?
A. Yes!

Q. Does the phone get heated up?
A. No! It won't heat unless you use it :-P Logically phone get warm according to usage and surrounding (ambient) temperature. So it depends on where and how you use it.

Q. Does Redmi Note 5 comes with Corning® Gorilla® Glass Protection?
A. Yes!

Q. Is the display 2.5D glass protected?
A. Yes!

Q. What's the battery life?
A. Depends on usage pattern totally. With normal-Mid level usage, it can last 2 days at least.

Q. Well what about delivery and COD?
A. Please login on or & enter your pin code to see the availability and payment options.

Q. Is it available through the offline channel?
A  Yes it will be available via offline channels, the first being Mi Home.

Q. When is the first sale of Redmi Note 5?
A. First sale @12p.m. on 22nd of Feb 2018 on and Flipkart.

If in case you feel something remained unanswered then do reply here


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