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Redmi 5

[Q&A] Redmi 5 : Frequently Asked Questions

2018-03-14 07:00:48
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Hello Mi Fans,
Redmi 5 #compactpowerhouse here in India which is the successor of Redmi 4. It comes with a 5.7  a HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and is powered by Snapdragon 450 with up to 4GB RAM. It runs on Android 7.1.2(Nougat) with MIUI 9. It is the thinnest Redmi ever, just 7.7mm thick and has a premium metal finish on the back.Many of you might be having some doubts regarding the Redmi 5 So we decided to come up with a detailed FAQS on the Redmi 5.In this thread, we will try to answer all the questions regarding Redmi 5.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q.Which processor powers the Redmi 5 and what is the GPU Version?
A. Redmi 5 is powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450, 14nm architecture, octa-core (8) processor clocked max at 1.8GHz. it comes with Adreno 506 GPU.

Q. What is the battery capacity of Redmi 5?
A. The battery capacity of this device is 3300 mAh (typ) 3200 mAh min lithium-Polymer.

Q. What about the rear and front camera of Redmi 5?
A. Redmi 5 has a 12mp rear camera with PDAF f/2.2 aperture with a single LED flash. And it also has a 5mp front camera, f/2.0 aperture with selfie light. The camera is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps.

Q. Does Redmi 5 have a fingerprint scanner?
A. Yes, Redmi 5 comes with a fingerprint scanner in its back.

Q. What are the dimensions and weight of Redmi 5?
A. The dimension of Redmi 5 is 151.8mm × 72.8mm × 7.7mm and it's weight is just 157g.

Q. How many variants of Redmi 5 are available in India?
A. Redmi 5 is available in 3 variants in India.

Q. What is the price of Redmi 5 all variants?
A. 2GB+16GB variant price is Rs.7999/-
    3GB+32GB variant price is Rs.8999/-     
    4GB+64GB variant price is Rs.10999/-

Q. Which colour options of Redmi 5 is available in India?
A. Redmi 5 comes in 4 colour options Gold, Black Lake blue and Rose gold.

Q. Does Redmi 5 comes with a metal body?
A. Yes, Redmi 5 comes with a metal unibody design.

Q. What is the screen size screen, resolution and pixel density of Redmi 5 display??
A. Redmi 5 has a 14.4cm (5.7") HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio full-screen display with 2.5D curved glass and the resolution of the display is (1440 × 720) with 282 PPI.

Q. Does it supports micro SD card?
A. Yes, it supports a MicroSD card for expanding the storage.

Q. Which LTE bands does it supports?
A.  The LTE bands supported by this device are mentioned. LTE band 1(2100) 3(1800) 5(850) 40(2300) 41(2500)

Q. Which sensors are available in Redmi 5?
A. Redmi 5 has almost all sensors which we need like proximity sensor, gyroscope sensor, ambient light sensor, and accelerometer.

Q. Does Redmi 5 comes with a hybrid slot?
A. Yes, Redmi 5 comes with a hybrid sim slot.

Q. Does Redmi 5 have on-screen touch buttons?
A. Yes, Redmi 5 comes with the on-screen touch buttons.

Q. Does Redmi 5 has an IR blaster?
A. Yes, Redmi 5 has an IR blaster.

Q. Does Redmi 5 has a notification LED?
A. Yes, Redmi 5 has a notification LED.

Q. Does Redmi 5 comes with a USB type C charging port?
A. No, it comes with a micro USB port for charging.

Q. Is the battery removable on this device?
A. No, the battery is non-removable on this device.

Q. Does Redmi 5 supports OTG?
A. Yes, Redmi 5 comes with OTG support.

Q. Does Redmi 5 supports NFC?
A. There is no support for NFC in Redmi 5.

Q. Which Bluetooth version is used in Redmi 5?
A. Bluetooth version 4.2, Bluetooth HID is available on this device.

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

Q. How to enable developer option and turn on USB debugging on this device?
A. No need to worry just Go to Settings - About Phone - Tap on MIUI version repeatedly until a message pops up: it's all done now You’re a developer.

Q. Does Redmi 5 comes with a locked bootloader?
A. Yes, Redmi 5 comes with a locked bootloader For safety 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 any case, if you lose your Redmi 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. Does Redmi 5 comes with backup support to cloud storage?
A. Yes, Redmi 5 comes with Mi Cloud for the support to backup all your important data which 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.

Q. What to do if something goes wrong with my device?  
A. You can post your queries on Mi Community forum - Redmi 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. Does Redmi 5 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass?
A. No

Q. Does Redmi 5 has split screen function?
A. Yes, it comes with support for split-screen.

Q. Is Redmi 5 waterproof?
A. No, it's not waterproof.

Q. Does it supports VR?
A. Yes, Redmi 5 does support virtual reality (VR) apps.

Q. What about the battery life?
A. It fully depends upon the usage. Well, With normal-mid level usage, it can last for a day without and doubt.

Q. Does Redmi 5 supports fast charging?
A. YES, it supports fast charging it comes with a normal 5 volt 2 amp charging adapter.

Q. Does Redmi 5 supports VoLTE?
A. Yes, it supports VoLTE.

Q. Is mobile internet sharing via hotspot supported on this device?
A. Yes, you can use the mobile hotspot to share internet.

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

Q. Does the phone gets 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. What is the charging time to fully charge up the device?
A.  Its Depends on charger output. Normally 2hrs 15/20mins with the stock charging adapter + USB cable when kept idle.

Q. Does Redmi 5 will get any Android upgrade?
A. Yes! It's up to to the developer team and stay tuned to Mi community to know get latest news on updates.

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

Q. Does Redmi 5 comes with the support for 3.5 mm headphone jack?
A. Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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

Q. Does Redmi 5 supports HDR mode and 4K recording?
A. Yes, it supports HDR mode but it is not capable of recording 4K videos.

Q. How to check the IMEI number of this device?
A. You can find IMEI no. on the box else you can also find it by dialing *#06# on the dial pad.

Q. Where to buy Redmi 5 in India?
A. You can buy this device through, and Amazon India which are our online partners.

Q. What about its offline availability?
A. It will be available via all offline channels including Mi Homes and preferred partners.

Q. What about the payment mode for this device?
A. Please login on or Amazon.& enter your pin code to see the availability and payment options.

Q. When is the first sale of Redmi 5?
A. The first sale of Redmi 5 is scheduled on 20th March, 12 PM on and Amazon.

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Master Bunny

1687145505 | from Redmi Note 4


it has facelock detection system
2018-03-19 00:37:12

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Syed Zaki Ashraf | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


nice information
2018-03-19 00:43:35
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Suraj jha Author | from Redmi Y1


it has facelock detection system

its doesn't have face unlock.
2018-03-19 00:45:38

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Mohamed Farook D | from Redmi Note 4


Nice info..............
2018-03-19 00:55:06

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great information
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I m use mi and redmi  products  is very nice product
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nice information
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nice news ok
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