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Overall satisfaction
9.1
  • 461
  • 38
  • 9
  • 5
  • 5
518 opinions
  • Screen8.6
  • Performance9.0
  • Camera8.6
  • Connectivity9.2
  • Battery8.8
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.9

518 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.1

518 opinions

Is it comfortable?
9.0

518 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
8.2

518 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
8.8

518 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.3

518 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
8.8

518 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
9.2

518 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
7.8

518 opinions

Quality of selfies
8.5

518 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
8.8

518 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.2

518 opinions

Quality of the GPS
9.2

518 opinions

And the WiFi?
9.2

518 opinions

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 0%
    Less than half day
  • 2%
    Less than a day
  • 18%
    One day
  • 58%
    More than one day
  • 21%
    Two days or more

518 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 3%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 85%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 12%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

518 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 0%
    Never
  • 1%
    Once a year
  • 33%
    Every six months
  • 65%
    Every two months or less

518 opinions

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • When it came out it was the definition of VFM

    A great VFM smartphone,I was very happy with it,switched to Redmi Note 8 Pro.

    • 8.5
    • Screen8.0
    • Performance7.0
    • Camera7.0
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery9.0
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    Positives
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    • 8.3
    • Screen10
    • Performance10
    • Camera7.7
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery9.0
  • A good smartphone for the price.

    Last major Android update was Pie.
    Android security patches come every quarter.
    The second camera can't be used to take photos; it helps the main one determine depth in photos.
    3GB of RAM isn't enough for some people. Get a 4GB RAM variant if you plan to use this smartphone for at least two or three years.

    Positives
    • Decent performance and battery life.
    • Popular with custom ROM developers.
    • Supports Qualcomm Quick Charge.
    • High resolution LCD display.
    • Has MicroSD card slot.
    • Comes with protective case in box.
    Negatives
    • Uses MicroUSB to charge.
    • No Qualcomm Quick Charge adaptor in box.
    • Rather large bottom bezel.
    • Have 2 SIM cards or 1 SIM card and 1 MIcroSD card.
    • 6.9
    • Screen7.7
    • Performance7.5
    • Camera7.0
    • Connectivity8.0
    • Battery9.0
  • Valid smart phone at low price

    Brought it as it came out. Very good experience. The 636 chipset is good for what is worth, can handle normal browsing, video playback up to 4k (though the screen is only 1080p+), nice cameras for the price.
    The fingerprint reader usually got "too dirty" after a couple of touches, making it close to useless, sadly.

    • 7.8
    • Screen7.7
    • Performance7.6
    • Camera8.5
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery9.0
  • I had it one and half year , now I upgrade to xim red note 8 pro, my vision take new phone every one year

    • 8.6
    • Screen9.2
    • Performance7.6
    • Camera9.2
    • Connectivity8.0
    • Battery7.0
  • Best phone in 2018 I think

    Well this sure is best Xiaomi phone I owned. I wanted to use it for years and that's what it does for me. Also quality is good and camera still satisfies me. Battery lasts a day of heavy use or two days with light use. Overall good value in 2018. Now 3 generations old but still good. Redmi Note series FTW.

    Positives
    • Camera
    • Price
    • Battery
    • Durability
    • Overall quality
    Negatives
    • Some lag
    • Camera glitch
    • Retro looks
    • 8.6
    • Screen9.7
    • Performance8.0
    • Camera8.0
    • Connectivity8.6
    • Battery9.0
  • Still super!

    I bought it almost 2 years ago and it still works perfectly! I chose well!

    • 9.4
    • Screen9.0
    • Performance9.3
    • Camera9.5
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • One of the best value for money in 2018

    I can't judge this phone by its preinstalled MIUI software skin because immidiately I got it I installed custom ROM on it. As far as other things are concerned this phone is awesome. It has good design, good display, good internals, good battery, good cameras, everything is perfect on this phone especially its price.

    Positives
    • Build, design
    • Full HD+ display
    • Performance, RAM usage
    • Plenty of custom ROMs
    • Good battery life
    • GCam port available
    Negatives
    • Low screen to body ratio compared to other phones
    • Slippery without case
    • No USB Type C
    • No AMOLED
    • Power button buggy (takes several tries to lock)
    • Fingerprint sensor buggy
    • 9.1
    • Screen8.2
    • Performance9.3
    • Camera8.7
    • Connectivity9.3
    • Battery7.0
  • I very satistfied whit this mobile

    Positives
    • Cheap
    • Long battery time
    • Reliable
    • Fast
    • 10
    • Screen8.2
    • Performance8.6
    • Camera8.7
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery10
  • Very good

    thx for Xiaomi Redmi note 5

    Positives
    • Very goog
    • Cameras
    Negatives
    • Processor
    • Updated
    • 10
    • Screen9.5
    • Performance10
    • Camera10
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery10

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7.9
Ki Price/Quality
Score
  • 6.3 Design & Materials
  • 6.4 Performance & Hardware
  • 7.2 Camera
  • 6.8 Connectivity
  • 6.9 Battery
What is a Ki score?
Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

Does the Ki score change?

The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.

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