Redmi Note 5 Pro Most Asked Questions: Note 5 VS. MI A1 VS. Honor 7X

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 and it’s premium variant the Redmi Note 5 Pro has already started to heat-up the budget smartphone market in India. There are still a few questions that remain unanswered and confuse many smartphone buyers on why one should choose the Redmi Note 5 Duo over the Huawei Honor 7x. So to solve this problem here are some of the FAQs related to the latest Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Does Redmi Note 5 Pro/Note 5 support Quick Charge/Fast Charging?

Starting with the most commonly asked question�about the device, on whether�they support Quick Charging or not. And the answer to that query is yes, the phones Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 as well as the Redmi Note 5 Pro Support fast charging. However, inside the box in which both these phones come in, Xiaomi doesn’t include a Fast Charger out of the box, the supplied charger is just a 5v/2A charger like the Redmi Note 4, which should take more than 2.2 hours to charge the massive 4000mAh battery.

This doesn’t mean that there’s no quick charging the charger supplied in the box is a 10W charger which can pull more than 5V, somewhere close to 8V. Which means the standard charger can pull a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, but not the last gen Quick Charge 3.0, which is what most phones support these days and also the latest Quick Charge 4.0+ is not here.

Redmi Note 5 Pro Quick Charge 3.0
Redmi Note 5 Pro Charging with Quick Charge 3.0 Charger, Image Courtesy: Techniqued

Moreover, if you charge the device with a separate Charger that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, and Xiaomi does sell one 3.0 charger(Supports up to�9V). Which retails for just Rs.449/-, you should witness the Charging time of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro/Note 5 very slightly reduced down to somewhere around 2 Hours or 1 Hour 50 minutes.�Which isn’t that quick, there’re 4000mAh battery phones that charge in 1 Hour 40 Minutes.

So, this concludes that the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the standard variant does support Quick Charge 2.0, but and getting a Xiaomi Quick Charger/Adapter also won’t affect much, so no Quick Charge 3.0 on these devices even though the Chipset (Snapdragon 636) on the Redmi Note 5 Pro is capable of supporting Quick Charge 4.0.

Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Mi A1 vs. Honor 7x: Fast Charging support

Now compare this to the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s rivals which are the Mi A1 and Honor 7X. The Mi A1 will naturally charge�much a little quicker given that it has a smaller battery size, but this one doesn’t support Fast charging.

The Case is similar to the Honor 7X. Unfortunately, the Honor 7X doesn’t have any fast charging support, whether it could be added in the future OTA update? Or not is known, it could also be the Hi-Silicon Kirin 659 Chipset which doesn’t support any fast charging facility.

Screen-On-Time that’s Battery backup and your mileage will vary as per your usage, a heavy user should not expect anything above 6 to 7 hours, which is quite in itself impressive. Anything above 5 hours is really good battery life. So, you can’t go wrong with Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Duo.

Android DeviceRedmi Note 5 ProRedmi Note 5Mi A1Honor 7X
Fast Charging Support�Yes�QC 2.0� � Yes QC 2.0QC 2.0No, Fast Charging
Battery Capacity� � � � �4000mAh4000mAh3048mAh3340mAh
Charging time� � � �2.2 Hours2.2 Hours2 Hours2.2 Hours+
Screen-On-Time7 to 8 hours with medium usage7-8 hours6�hours6.5 Hours


Sensors on the Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Mi A1 vs Honor 7X

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro does support all the essentials sensors such as Proximity, Adaptive Light sensor, as well as the following:

  • Rear mounted Fingerprint sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Electronic Compass
  • Infrared
  • Accelerometer
  • Hall sensor

Same things are present with the Xiaomi Mi A1 as well as the Honor 7X, but the Honor 7X just lacks the Infrared sensor, and the Honor 7X also comes with an LED notification light, like they all do.

Camera: Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Mi A1 vs. Honor 7X

All of them have a Dual-Camera setup, except for the standard variant of the Redmi Note 5, which just sports a single camera.

Camera details:

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Dual-Cameras Rear: 12-megapixel main sensor + 5-megapixel depth sensor, has a full-pro mode, Bokeh/Portrait mode is also available, but Auto-HDR is still not present.

Front Camera: Class-leading 20-megapixel snapper with LED Flash, has Beautification 3.0 and also supports Portrait mode on the front.

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

Single rear shooter: 12 megapixels with LED Flash, this one doesn’t support Bokeh mode similar to its Pro variant, but does support 4K video recording.

Front Camera: Similar to last year’s 5-megapixel sensor and usual Beautification mode.

  • Xiaomi Mi A1�

The smartphone that defined the Budget camera segment for rear Dual-Shooters: Bokeh Mode 12 MP + 12 MP Telephoto lens.

Front Camera: A 5 MP shooter with same face filters as the Redmi Note 5.

  • Honor 7X

Rear Primary Camera: 16 MP + 2 MP depth sensing sensor, has all the Bokeh mode tricks

Front Camera: 8 MP sensor with face filters and beautification mode.

DeviceRedmi Note 5 ProRedmi Note 5Mi A1Honor 7X
Portrait Mode Rear CameraYesNoYesYes
Portrait Mode front CameraYesYesNoYes
Slow-Motion SupportYesYesYesYes
Pro ModeYesYesYesYes
4K UHD video recording supportCurrently, doesn’t Support 4KYesYesNo 4K Support


On the video stabilization side of things, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro beats all its rivals mentioned here as the video it captures is silky smooth as per all initial reports.

Who’s has a better Camera?

Shot on Redmi Note 5 Pro with HDR-Off, Image Courtesy: fonearena. com

As per reports from various YouTubers, we have come to a conclusion that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has an overall better camera. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has a superior Dynamic range over the Mi A1 and Honor 7X. Another area the RN Pro has an edge over the two is in Portrait mode, however, the Pro’s Portrait mode actually produces usable Bokeh/Portrait Shots even in indoor conditions.

In daylight, the difference is almost negligible but when you compare them side by side, you would see the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a warmer tone to its pictures which is what you’ll see naturally in real-life, while the Mi A1 is slightly towards the cooler side, same is the case with the Honor 7X. However, when you Zoom-in the Honor 7X’s 16 MP camera’s resolution captures more details compared to the rest.

Performance wise, of course, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has an upper hand on the Honor 7x and the Mi A1. Overall the newer Redmi Note 5 Pro is a better buy compared to the two, but if you’re strictly into stock android and quick updates; is what matters to you, then the Mi A1 should be your choice.

Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Journalist who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. He has worked at many popular news portals like BGR and TechRadar before joining TheLeaker as a News writer and journalist. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]

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