Get an 18:9 display smartphone for under £100


Speaking of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 first, the smartphone comes with a 5.7-inch display bearing HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.

This Redmi 5A, touted as a "Made in India" phone, is similar in design to the previous iteration, with the difference being the metal body instead of the polycarbonate used in the Redmi 4A.

Xiaomi has just unveiled the latest addition to their Redmi series of smartphones. It offers both a Fingerprint sensor and an Infrared sensor. Xiaomi's new flagship phones are encased in aluminum, and come in blue, pink, Gold and black colors. On the other hand, the higher variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is priced at 1,299 Yuan (~$196).

These are definitely low-priced phones by global standards, then, with the 5 Plus sounding like particularly good value. The devices come with 18:9 aspect ratio display.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are available, in China at least, from 12 December. Having said that, the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are budget phones, and they differ in terms of specs, despite the fact they sport the same design. Also, both handsets run the same MIUI 9 software based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. It starts at ¥799 ($120) for 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage, and ¥ 899 ($135). for 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. Announced lot of smartphones include a standard 5.7 inches Redmi 5 model along with an upsized Redmi 5 Plus smartphone with 6 inches display. It measures 151.8 x 72.8 x 7.7 mm, and weighs 157 grams.

Meanwhile, Redmi 5 Plus has 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display. The Redmi 5 is fitted with a 3300mAh battery, which promises up to 12 days of standby time. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear too, in the center. All of this is powered by a large 3300 mAh battery.

Under the hood, the Redmi 5 Plus has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, 2.0GHz octa-core processor, Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage which will be expandable via microSD card. It also has 12 megapixels rear camera and 5 megapixels front camera. Note that storage can be expanded up to 128GB. Connectivity-wise, the smartphones have a dual-SIM card slot, 4G LTE cellular radios, GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, an IR port, and a microUSB 2.0 port.