Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Note 5 Pro: Which Is More Innovative & Better?

Launch of Redmi Note 6 Pro has ignited a new discussion: Is Note 5 Pro better?

Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Note 5 Pro:
Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Note 5 Pro:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is launching today in China, and it will take some time till it makes its way to the country. Redmi Note 5 Pro launched in February, so it won’t launch in India till early 2019.

Coming to the current Redmi Note 6 Pro, the smartphone has new upgrades and changes.

So, here’s a quick comparison between the Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro. Let’s see, if the successor has got any better, or the predecessor is still worth the price.


Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro: In-Depth Comparison

Redmi Note 5 Pro is currently one of the most-sold smartphones in the country. So, can the successor repeat the same?

Let’s find out.


Starting with the display, here we will get to see a major change. While the current Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 5.99-inch 18:9 widescreen Full HD+ display, the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will have a slightly bigger 6.26-inch Full HD+ notched display in a 19:9 aspect ratio.

Smaller bezels and larger display is always a better option. But Xiaomi does need to work on its edges, they still are not at par with other notched phones.


Both Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor. We were hoping to see a Snapdragon 660, but Xiaomi is famous to repeat its chipsets.

They still continue to use Snapdragon 625, and you still ask for more?


There are currently two variants available: 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB of Note 6 Pro. We don’t think Xiaomi will launch a 32GB variant of Redmi Note 6 Pro in the country. Xiaomi Note 5 Pro has two variants available in India: 4GB/64GB and 6GB/64GB.

The storage on both the handsets is expandable with the help of an external microSD card.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will run Android 8.1 Oreo-based on MIUI 10 out of the box. Recently the company has rolled the MIUI 10 for Redmi Note 5 Pro in the country as well.

So, in term of UI experience, there won’t be any discernible difference between the two Redmi Note handsets.


This the first Xiaomi phone to come with four cameras. Redmi Note 6 Pro will come with a 12-megapixel rear camera 1.4?m pixel camera coupled with a secondary 5-megapixel depth sensor. Up front, you will get to see a 20 megapixel Sony IMX376 sensor paired with a secondary 2-megapixel sensor.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has the same set of sensors at the back. Only on the front, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a single 20-megapixel sensor.


Both the smartphones support a similar set of standard connectivity features. Both the phones come with a fingerprint sensor, face unlock, an infrared sensor, dual 4G LTE, VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS and other features.


Again, both Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro come with similar capacities batteries. Both come with 4,000mAh batteries without any support for fast-charging.

With similar internals and hardware, the battery on both the smartphones will run for almost similar periods, at least more than a day on average use.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro starts at Rs 14,999 in the country. There are two variants available, where the base 4GB model costs Rs 14,999 while the higher 6GB model costs Rs 16,999.

Redmi Note 6 Pro has been launched in Thailand at 6,990 Baht for the base variant, which roughly translates to around INR 15,500. In India, Redmi Note 6 Pro is expected to cost the same as the predecessor.

Conclusion: Is Redmi Note 6 Pro Better Than Redmi Note 5 Pro?

Not exactly. Both the smartphones come with almost similar internals and hardware. Apart from the notched display and two cameras on front, Redmi Note 6 Pro is no different compared to Redmi Note 5 Pro. This is not something we call a successor.

Both Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 5 Pro will run the same hardware, same software, same rear cameras, same batteries and the list goes on.

Xiaomi has failed to surprise us yet again. While other companies continue to innovate with their smartphones, Xiaomi is still working on repeating its handsets with a few slight changes. If the company fails to bring something new to the table soon, it will face the same fate as Samsung in India.

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