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2017 was a great year for Xiaomi and the company crossed RMB 100 billion in revenue. In India, the company’s biggest market outside of China, Xiaomi became the biggest smartphone vendor towards the end of the year.
Much of that success in India was piggybacking on Redmi Note 4, the bestselling smartphone in the country last year with 9 million units sold. Now, it is time for the successor of that dependable budget smartphone, that became a benchmark in its segment. With Redmi Note 5, the Chinese OEM aims to continue that momentum at the top. It’s a progressive update to the Redmi Note 4 and Xiaomi chooses to go with ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach.
The affordable smartphone market in India is very crowded, and Xiaomi has carved out a comfortable space for itself, and played it safe here. Will the Redmi Note 5 help Xiaomi continue its dream run, or is there little to impress in this iteration? Let’s find out in our detailed review!