Redmi Note 5 Pro Cons – Top 5 reasons not to buy

Redmi Note 5 Pro has all the qualities to break the records of Xiaomi’s previous best-selling smartphone Redmi Note 4. It has most of the features which consumers look out in a smartphone of 2018. Brand new Snapdragon 636 chipset, thin bezel 18:9 display, rear dual camera setup, 20MP front-facing camera and 64GB of internal storage are some of the key features to name few. The list may grow further if we list out all the good thing about this.smartphone. Instead, we thought of listing only Redmi Note 5 Pro Cons.

Redmi Note 5 Pro

 Redmi Note 5 Pro Cons – Top 5 reasons not to buy

1. Lacks 4K video recording

The camera is one of the segments where Xiaomi has done a lot of improvement in Redmi Note 5 pro over Redmi Note 4. However, there are two disappointments for the users. First one is lack of 4K video recording and the second one is the absence of optical image stabilization.

2. No Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on Android N(7.0) out of the box. Missing latest Android version on a smartphone which is launched after 6 months of the public launch of Android Oreo is not a great move.

3. Fast charger not included in the box

Redmi Note 5 pro supports some of the fast chargers and not all. Even the SoC used on the device has support for fast charging. However, it is sad to see no compatible fast charger in the box.

4. No dedicated microSD card support

Both the variants of Redmi Note 5 Pro which is launched in India has 64GB of internal storage. It is more than enough for most of the users. But, dedicated microSD card slot would have been better.

5. Difficulty of purchasing

Now Xiaomi smartphones are available via an open sale. However, if you are planning to buy one for yourself, you should be very quick to grab one. The units will get sold out in few seconds.  It is unfortunate that Xiaomi is not able to provide enough number of devices to market.

These are top 5 Redmi Note 5 Pro cons according to us. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Redmi Note 5 Pro Cons
  • Build and Design
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery Life
  • Performance
  • Value for money
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17 comments… add one
  • Preeti Chauhan Mar 8, 2018, 5:46 am

    Did not understand the 4K video part since I am not a technically smart person ,but thans for sharing the features or rather not so smart features of this phone .

  • MONU .TIWARI Apr 10, 2018, 12:24 pm

    ultimate phone with amazing camera and look

  • Amit Pattnaik Jul 2, 2018, 4:29 am

    Loved reading the post. Was worth my time. I am a fan of Redmi phones. However I am a bit disappointed because I was thinking about buying the Redmi Note 5 Pro having read about the impressive camera features but didn’t know that it doesn’t come with a dedicated microSD card support!

  • Shivam Oct 9, 2018, 5:49 am

    Phone is best but sd card not support.

    • Keshav Oct 28, 2018, 2:05 am

      It’s a Hybrid Smartphone you Can Use 2 Sim but If you want To Insert SD Card than you have to Insert 1 Sim as well as SD card than it will Support

  • Keshav Oct 28, 2018, 2:03 am

    I have also purchased this Smartphone everything But It’s Camera Suddenly Not Focused on an Object , Performance is Good But Phone is little Slow

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