If you are looking to pick up a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro or the Mi TV, then you may want to get your trigger finger ready. The smartphone and Xiaomi’s line-up of TVs will be up for grabs at 12 noon today on Flipkart and mi.com. The Redmi Note 5 pro is available in two variants – 4GB RAM and 64GB storage priced at Rs 14,999 and a 6GB RAM and 64GB storage priced at Rs 16,999. Coming to the TVs, the 32-inch HD ready Mi TV is priced at Rs 13,999, the 43-inch full HD TV is priced at Rs 22,999 and the 55-inch 4K HDR TV is priced at Rs 44,999.
In our review of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, we said, “The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is quite simply the new king in its segment. It offers the sought-after combination of performance (speed) and brilliant battery life. The display is good, and both the rear and front cameras leave little room for any complaints. We just feel Xiaomi should have launched the phone with Android 8.0 out of the box and with USB Type-C. Xiaomi claims to be the number 1 smartphone brand in the country and has the ability to set the standard higher, so why not walk the talk? That said, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes out as a winner and sets the benchmark for all mid-tier smartphones coming out this year. It is quite simply the best phone you can buy today at its price.”
Coming to the specifications, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC and the first Xiaomi smartphone to support Face Unlock. The device features a 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 display with a 2160 x 1080p resolution. On the rear, it is equipped with a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup with f/2.2 aperture lens and f/2.0 aperture respectively. On the front is a 20MP sensor with Selfie-light and Beautify 4.0 feature. It features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and is backed by a 4000mAh battery. A lot of Xiaomi smartphones are set to recieve the MIUI 10 update. You can check out the list of eligible smartphones here.
Coming to the TVs we haven’t reviewed the HD ready and the Full HD variant of the Mi TV. We did however have a chance to review the 4K HDR Mi TV 4. In our review of the Mi TV 4 we said, “So, here’s answering the million-dollar question. Is the TV worth the asking price? The short answer is yes! You get a 10-bit panel that can produce content in 4K and HDR quite well and we think that’s what matters most when you buy a TV. Also, the TV does 4K HDR at 60Hz. If you aren’t happy with the OS, you can always plug in a Chromecast or Fire TV stick or any other box you like. The speakers aren’t the best to enjoy a movie, but then again TV speakers hardly ever are, and you should invest in a soundbar if audio quality is what you are after. We wish the TV had better audio connection options like 3.5mm and RCA. The only qualm with the TV panel is that it is reflective, and the black levels could have been better. If you are finicky about getting the perfect picture output, then you will spend a lot of time calibrating the TV as there isn’t a “one preset fits all” option. But yes, if you are looking to pick up a 4K TV on a budget of 40k, you can’t go wrong with the Mi TV. Good luck fighting for it online during the flash sales though.”