Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4 – Comparison of Specs, Display, Cameras, Battery, & More

After the tremendous success of Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi announced its successor dubbed as Redmi Note 5 at an event in New Delhi yesterday. While Redmi Note went on sell more than 9.6 million units in 2017, Xiaomi aims for the same sale records with its latest Redmi Note 5. Pricing starting at Rs. 9,999, the Redmi Note 5 brings incremental upgrades such as improved cameras, taller 5.99-inch 18:9 display and other design tweaks. In this post, we have shared complete comparison overview of Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4.

Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4 compare

Display and Processor

One of the highly noticeable upgrades received over the Redmi Note 4 is the display. The Redmi Note 5 sports a 5.99-inch 18:9 FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD display with 403ppi pixel density while the Redmi Note 4 has a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD panel with 401ppi pixel density. The Redmi Note 5 shares the same hardware as its predecessor i.e. Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Eight Cortex A53 cores at 2.0GHz.

Camera and Storage

Xiaomi has improved a lot in its camera performance. While the Redmi Note 3 had poor cameras, the Redmi Note 4 was slightly better and finally Redmi Note 5 features high camera quality. Xiaomi has equipped the Redmi Note 5 with a 12-megapixel f/2.2 aperture camera, as opposed to 13-megapixel f/2.0 aperture camera on the Redmi Note 4. Both the devices have 5MP shooter on the front.

On the storage front, the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 4 has similar storage variants – 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. It also have hybrid dual SIM support where the second slot can be used for further memory expansion up to 128GB.

Both the devices runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, features rear fingerprint scanner and has 4G VoLTE connectivity.

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You can also refer the following table for Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4 comparison overview.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 vs Redmi Note 4

 Redmi Note 5Redmi Note 4
Display5.99-inch5.5-inch
Resolution2160 x 1080 pixels1920 X 1080 pixels
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core
RAM3GB/4GB3GB/4GB
OS VersionAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat (MIUI 9)Android 7.1.1 Nougat (MIUI 9)
Internal Storage32GB/64GB32GB/64GB
Memory Card supportYesYes
SIM TypeHybrid Dual SIMHybrid Dual SIM
Primary Camera12-megapixels13-megapixels
Secondary Camera5-megapixels5-megapixels
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Other ConnectivityBluetooth, GPS, 4GBluetooth, GPS, 4G
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
Dimensions158.5 × 75.45 × 8.05mm151 x 76 x 8.35mm
Weight180g175g
Battery4000mAh4100mAh
ColorsGold, Rose Gold, Blue, BlackGold, Dark Grey, Matte Black
Release DateFebruary 2018August 2016

Price Comparison:

Coming to pricing, the Redmi Note 5 is slotting in at the same price bracket as the Redmi Note 4, with the 3GB version offering 32GB of storage retailing for ₹9,999 and the 4GB model with 64GB of storage available for ₹11,999. The Redmi Note 5 is Flipkart exclusive with first sale scheduled on 22nd February.