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Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X: which is right for you?

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X: which is right for you?

By  Sophia Windsor 2017-12-29 18371 41

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, the latest model launched in Dec, 2017, has become one of the few bezel-less smartphones with a super low price. In this post, we compare it to another bestseller - the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X released in Feb, 2017. What's the difference between the two? And which one to choose? Let's find out.

 

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Global Version 4G Phablet

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus Global Version 4G Phablet - BLACK
$223 $189.99    
(650)

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 4G Phablet

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X 4G Phablet - INTERNATIONAL VERSION BLACK
$177.85    
(4648)

 

Design


 

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: 5.99 inch and 18:9 FHD screen; 2160 x 1080  pixels resolution; 403ppi; optional color (3): golden, black, light blue, rose gold.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X: 5.5 inch FHD screen; 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution; 401ppi; optional color (5): black, blue green, champagne gold, gray, pink.  

     


In terms of design, the major difference between the two smartphones is the screen. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus comes with the very latest 18:9 display, a 5.99 inch FHD touch screen, a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels at a 403 ppi and round screen corners. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X has a traditional Xiaomi style 5.5 inch FHD screen, a resolution of 1920 x 1080  pixels at a 401 ppi and, in general, looks quite similar to its predecessor the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.



As for the color, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X gives you more choice: you will have 5 color options compared to the 3 on the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus.   


Other than the above, both phones have similar thickness and weight. And there is a fingerprint sensor and a single camera on the back.



Processor & Memory



Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz, 3GB RAM & 32GB ROM, or 4GB RAM & 64GB ROM.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X:  Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz, 3GB RAM & 16GB ROM, or 3GB RAM & 32GB ROM, or 4GB RAM & 64GB ROM.



As we can see, there is no big difference between the two smartphones in overall performance. Both the Redmi 5 Plus and the Redmi Note 4X run on Octa Core Snapdragon 625 at 2.0GHz.



Snapdragon 625 is an outstanding processor adopting the latest 14nm process technology. Compared with the previous generation — Snapdragon 617 — the power consumption has been reduced by 35%.


With the excellent CPU performance, you can freely play games or watch videos smoothly. And with the optional memory provided, you can choose a right memory type for yourself.



Camera



Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: 5.0MP front camera and 12.0MP rear camera; double color temperature LED flashlight; camera aperture: f/2.2; support PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus).

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X: 5MP front camera and 13.0MP rear camera; LED flashlight; camera aperture: f/2.0; support PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus).  



You can see from the above that the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus has a better camera performance than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X. Although the newly launched Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus comes with 12.0MP rear camera, it has double color temperature LED flashlight and the large camera aperture - f/2.2. These advanced  features make the camera perform better in the dark conditions and when shooting portraits.




Except that, both the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X have a 5.0MP front camera and support PDAF, which are great features to have in a phone camera.


Battery



Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: 4000mAh(typ)/ 3900mAh(min)built-in

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X: 4100mAh built-in



The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is equipped with a 4000mAh(typ)or  a 3900mAh(min) built-in battery, which is smaller than the massive 4100 mAh battery capacity on te Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X. Coupled with the bigger screen, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 plus will surely be more power-consuming than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X.

 

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Other basic features

Now, let's take a look at some of the other basic features of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X in a  convenient table below.


Specs
Xiaomi Redmi 5 plus
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
Os
MIUI 9
MIUI 8.1
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth V4.2
GPS
Yes
Language
Multi language
Wireless connectivity
3G, 4G, A-GPS,Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi 
3G, 4G, Bluetooth, GPS, GSM, LTE, WiFi 
Sensor
Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Infrared, Proximity Sensor 
Network Type
CDMA, FDD-LTE, GSM, TD-SCDMA, TDD-LTE, WCDMA
GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, FDD-LTE, TD-LTE 
SIM Card Slot
Dual SIM, Dual Standby 
SIM Card Type
 Nano SIM Card 

 Micro SIM Card, Nano SIM Card


The basic features above show once again that there are no big performance gaps between the two smartphones. The only thing of note is the operating system: the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus comes with the latest MIUI 9 while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X adopts MIUI 8.1 — however, the model can also be updated to MIUI 9.


Related: MIUI 9: the new advanced features compared with MIUI 8



Price



Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, black color): $189.99 (37% OFF)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X (International version 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, black color): $177.85


 

As we can see, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is (naturally) more expensive than the  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X. But there are a few factors that can bring the difference down: color options, promotion, flash sale, etc. should also be taken into consideration.

On the whole, both the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X offer good value for money — one of the signature qualities of Xiaomi products. Moreover, compared with other big screen smartphones on the market like OnePlus 5T, Huawei Honor 7X, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is definitely more impressive at the price point.


The verdict


Summing it all up, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus has an edge over the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X in design, display, and camera performance while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X does better in price and battery performance. Put these differences aside, both phones are a good choice that won't disappoint.


So which one to choose depends on your personal preference. If you prefer the trending bezel-less and big screen design,  what you need is the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. If you prioritize performance and price, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is your better bet.

 


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 Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: two bezel-less smartphones at affordable price
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