Entry-level Redmi 5 and high-spec Redmi 5 Plus now available in Malaysia


As teased in an earlier post, Xiaomi has made available new additions to its expansive Redmi line. If you’re in the market for an uber affordable device, then the entry-level Redmi 5 should be a good choice, at MYR499. Higher up the spectrum, you can opt for a Redmi 5 Plus that comes with 4GB of RAM amongst other things, for MYR899.

Drilling down to some details, the low-spec Redmi 5 packs 2GB RAM + 32GB of storage, compared to the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. Everything else is the same: 5.7-inch 18:9 full-screen HD+ display, Snapdragon 450 processor, 12MP rear shooter and a front-facing 5MP shooter.

The device is equipped with a fingerprint sensor on the rear, and comes with a fairly large 3,300mAh battery.

The Redmi 5 Plus, on the other hand, now comes with a whopping 4GB of RAM, with 64GB of storage. It gets a sharper 5.99-inch FullHD+ display, and runs on the powerful but efficient Snapdragon 625 chipset.

The device also gets a 12MP main camera and 5MP selfie shooter, but gets a larger 4,000mAh battery.

In summary, there are four variants in the Redmi 5 family available in Malaysia, sporting Black, Blue and Gold colour options.

Here’s the full list:

This is a strong line-up from Xiaomi for its bread-and-butter series, and it hits the sweet spot of the sub-MYR1,000 segment. My personal choice: the 4GB Redmi 5 Plus.

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