Redmi 5 (Lake Blue, 16 GB)(2 GB RAM) Best Price in India on 25-Jan-2022 + Expert Reviews

Redmi 5 (Lake Blue, 16 GB)(2 GB RAM)

Detailed Review


You get Full View Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Aspect Ratio of 18:9, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio boasts of in this phone along with the standard ones, adding on to the quality of usability. The huge screen size provides a great experience undoubtedly, however, may pose some inconvenience in carrying it around. The display sported by mi 5 (Lake ) measures about 14.48 cm (5.7 inch) inches. The internal RAM of this smartphone offers added performance and stability, along with convenient multitasking. The internal storage of this phone is adequate for users who store moderate amount of media files on their devices.


The mi 5 (Lake ) boosts an enormous battery capacity of 3300 mAh, due to which, the device stores enough power to operate for longer hours.


The built-in Flash of this device performs really well as captures high quality image even in darker settings.

General Features

Slightly on the bulky side, the mi 5 (Lake ) weighs upto 157 g. You get standard accessories such as Handset, Power Adapter, USB Cable, Warranty Card, User Guide, SIM Insertion Tool, Ultra-slim Case in the box, along with the mi 5 (Lake ).

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

The battery in the mi 5 (Lake ) seems like it has been designed taking into account my hectic lifestyle, it lasts for quite a decent amount of hours considering my brutal usage. It's a constant struggle with the mi 5 (Lake ) to balance my need for a large screen and keyboard that accommodate my large fingers, against the need for a small size and low weight device that would enhance mobility.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

Typing on the big keypad of the mi 5 (Lake ) is really convenient but later carrying a large phone around is troublesome; doesn't even fit in most of my clutches. Video recording is a must on my phone, I just love recording and capturing the innocence of cake cutting or the craziness of a dinner party.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

More than my hobby of gaming and reading on my smartphone, the awesome graphics and sharp display excite me about the massive 14.48 cm (5.7 inch) inch screen of the mi 5 (Lake ). The display resolution p is a must for hardcore gamers to get the best mobile gaming experience. Now I can enjoy extremely graphical games with no lags, and on top of this manage to multitask with the 2 GB RAM of this smartphone. I can download and save all my cool and graphic-heavy games with the 16 GB internal storage of this smartphone and still have enough room for my ebooks and apps. The battery on this phone will last me for the whole day even with my gaing sessions, reading and calls all packed in together.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

For me the 14.48 cm (5.7 inch) inches display is the first thing I noticed in the mi 5 (Lake ). And I simply can't stop admiring the awesome screen size and the fantastic videos of the mi 5 (Lake ). Movies and videos on a large screen are the best, the screen type or resolution doesn't matter to me much. Even typing is quite easy on a large screen, although you always need both hands to operate it. Lower internal storage like 16 GB makes me chose which movies, music, images and videos to keep or delete from your phone. A larger internal storage suits me more than average internal memory as I hate deleting my smartphone content due to memory issues.

Technical Specification

Memory & Storage Features

Memory Card Slot Type:Hybrid Slot
Supported Memory Card Type:microSD
Expandable Storage:128 GB
Internal:16 GB

Display Features

Resolution:1440 x 720 Pixels
Other Display Features:Full View Display, 2.5D Curved Glass, Aspect Ratio of 18:9, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio
GPU:Adreno 506
Display Size:14.48 cm (5.7 inch)
Resolution Type:HD+

Camera Features

Secondary Camera Features:Beautify 3.0, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition, 1080p/720p Video, 30fps
Secondary Camera Available:Yes
Video Recording:Yes
Secondary Camera:5MP Front Camera
Primary Camera Features:1.25micrometer Pixels, 5-element Lens, f/2.2 Aperture, PDAF, Low Light Enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst Mode, Face Recognition
Primary Camera:12MP Rear Camera
Flash:Rear Single LED Flash and Front LED Selfie-light Flash
Primary Camera Available:Yes
Frame Rate:30 fps


OTG Compatible:Yes
Model Name:Redmi 5
Model Number:MDI1
Browse Type:Smartphones
In The Box:Handset, Power Adapter, USB Cable, Warranty Card, User Guide, SIM Insertion Tool, Ultra-slim Case
Color:Lake Blue
Hybrid Sim Slot:Yes
SIM Type:Dual Sim
SAR Value:Head - 0.606W/kg, Body - 1.187W/kg
Sound Enhancements:Bottom Speaker


Warranty Summary:Brand Warranty of 1 Year Available for Mobile and 6 Months for Accessories

Other Details

SIM Size:Nano SIM and Nano SIM
User Interface:MIUI 9.1
Graphics PPI:282 PPI
Other Features:14nm FINFET Technology Processor, Battery Stand Time - 31 Days, 2.4GHz / Wi-Fi Direct / Wi-Fi Display
Sensors:Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Accelerometer, Vibration Motor, Ambient Light Sensor
SIM Access:Dual Standby

Connectivity Features

Bluetooth Version:v4.2
Supported Networks:GSM, WCDMA, 4G VoLTE
Internet Connectivity:4G, 3G, Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Version:802.11 b/g/n
Network Type:3G, 4G VOLTE, 2G
Bluetooth Support:Yes

Battery & Power Features

Battery Capacity:3300 mAh

Os & Processor Features

Operating Frequency:GSM - 2/3/5/8, WCDMA - 1/2/5/8, 4G TDD-LTE - 40/41, FDD-LTE - 1/3/5
Processor Type:Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Operating System:Android Nougat 7.1
Primary Clock Speed:1.8 GHz
Processor Core:Octa Core


Width:72.8 mm
Depth:7.7 mm
Weight:157 g
Height:151.8 mm