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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI launched with Android 8.1 Oreo – Review, Specs and Price

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI has just been launched by Xiaomi in China. The device is an updated version of the Redmi Note 5 Pro which was launched in India earlier this year.

Unlike the Indian version, the Redmi Note 5 AI has Artificial Intelligence technology and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. That’s not all, it comes with a better rear camera and available in three variants in terms of RAM and storage space. Want to know more? Stay with me.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI

There’s absolutely no difference here in terms of design, still sports the same Aluminum Alloy overall unibody. The dual vertical camera at the top left corner is definitely one of the highlight at the rear. The fingerprint scanner is at the usual position for easy access.

Moving further, the dual antenna lines definitely adds to the beauty of the rear. While the MI logo is at the bottom corner, when you turn over to the side, it measures 8.05mm in thickness. Overall, it’s quite comfortable to hold and operate, weighing just 181g. You can get it in Gold, Black, Blue and Rose-Gold colors.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI

Looks like the Redmi series won’t be joining the likes of the Mix series in the notch saga. Nonetheless, the Redmi Note 5 AI is bezel-less dishing out an 18:9 aspect ratio. The bottom bezel is kinda redundant, while the top bezel houses the selfie camera, speaker grille and other sensors.

The breathtaking screen stretches up to 77.7% screen to body ratio. Speaking of screens, the 5.99-inch FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is very impressive. Boasting of 1080 x 2160 pixels in resolution and 403 pixel per inch density, bringing all your movies and games to life. The screen also boasts of 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 cd/m2 and 84% NTSC.

Hardware and Software

It ships with the same Snapdragon 636 chipset from Qualcomm, has a 64-bit CPU architecture and 8-cores of processor. The Octa-core processor reaches a speed of 1.8GHz with a 28nm process technology for a fast ride. Administrating graphics is the Qualcomm Adreno 509 graphics processor, which is in control of everything graphics.

There are three variants in terms of storage and RAM, there’s a standard version with 64GB storage and 6GB RAM. A much affordable variant comes with the same 64GB storage but just 4GB of RAM. Then there’s the much cheaper version that packs just 32GB storage and 3GB RAM. Nonetheless, the RAM space on all versions reaches a memory speed of 1333MHz. While the storage space is upgradeable up to 128GB with a memory card. The Redmi Note 5 AI runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with MIUI 9.


The 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera now has f/1.9 aperture and f/2.0 aperture respectively. The camera comes with a dual-LED flash and captures 4K resolution images. With image dimension being as high as 4000 x 3000 pixels. Furthermore, The cameras also have the Artificial Intelligence technology, with features like portrait mode, beauty mode and face unlock. The pixels on the Sony selfie camera have been reduced a bit to 13MP with face recognition technology.


Powering the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI is a 4000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take more than 1.9 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI
Announced March, 2018
Released March, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores


2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Aluminum Alloy
Dimensions 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.05 mm
Weight 181g
Protection Yes
Colours Gold, Black, Blue, Rose-Gold


Display Type FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.99-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2160 Pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 403ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 77.7%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection 2.5D Curved Glass
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No


12MP + 5MP
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED


Android 8.1 Oreo
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-Core 1.8GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 509
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB
Yes, up to 128GB

Fingerprint (Rear)
Ambient Light
Compass, Gyroscope, Hall

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Facial Recognition Yes


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 4000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones


Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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5 thoughts on “Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI launched with Android 8.1 Oreo – Review, Specs and Price”

  1. Xiaomi phones are always known to always produce phones with amazing features and this one is among! Wow so nice features the phone has! Nice review by techvaz

  2. I’m interested in buying it. But the annoying things is the camera position…. But the price is good… Maybe I’ll be able to buy it on AliExpress.


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