Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 global version review, price and specs on Revu Philippines

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 global version launched in the Philippines

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It has been a month since we exclusively reported that the global version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is launching in the Philippines. Today, May 11, the smartphone is finally official in the country. And for a really, really attractive price.

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For just P11,990 (roughly $231), you may already buy the Redmi Note 5 starting May 15. By offering the device at that price, Xiaomi stays true to its reputation of selling value-for-money products. Lei Jun, the company’s founder, chairman, and CEO, earlier pledged that their overall hardware net profit margin will never exceed 5 percent.

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The international variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is similar to that of the Chinese model specs-wise, not to the version released in India. The Indian unit, called the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, has a front camera with a higher megapixel count. However, the global one takes points in the rear-camera-system and OS departments. Its primary sensor has a large aperture, making it better-suited for low-light conditions. And the phone is already running Android 8.0 Oreo.

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You can see the differences clearly in this specs-and-price-comparison table we made a month ago.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 China vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro India specs and price comparison on Revu Philippines

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Global/China) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro (India): Specs and price comparison

After about a two-year absence, Xiaomi, which is now the fourth smartphone brand in the world, returned to the Philippines in February 2018 by partnering with Grimalkin Corporation. Since then, it has opened two stores — one at TriNoma Mall in Quezon City and another at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City — and plans to open three more this year. It has also partnered with Lazada and Shopee.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 16 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.