RED is the new Black: the Xiaomi Redmi 5X stuns in new Red colour option


Asides having a finely polished metal body, one other characteristic of a smartphone that increases its aesthetic is the colour(s) the device comes in. The Xiaomi Redmi 5X was released by the Chinese OEM about 6 months ago in Black, Gold, and Rose Gold colours. But to rekindle the spark of the amazing device, Xiaomi have just unveiled a new colour of the Redmi 5X – a RED version.

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Before going down to the images of the new Red Xiaomi Redmi 5X, it can be safely said that after the introduction and wide acceptance of the RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, more and more smartphone manufacturers like Oppo (with the Oppo F3 and Oppo R9S) and UMiDIGI (with the UMiDIGI Z) have followed suit and given their devices the red touch. Now Xiaomi have picked up the baton.

Let’s paint this page RED!!

It is worth stating that asides the device colour, no other features of the device (Xiaomi Redmi 5X) were upgraded or downgraded. All things remained the same, save for the colour.

Xiaomi Redmi 5X Specifications


  • 2G: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz.
  • 4G: LTE with VoLTE.
  • Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps.
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual standby.
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM.
  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat).
  • User Interface: MIUI 9

Design & Display

  • Dimensions: 155.4 mm x 75.8 mm x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 165g.
  • Display size: 5.5 inches.
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (FHD)
  • Pixel resolution: ~401 ppi pixel density.
  • Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
  • Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
  • Build: Metal Unibody Design.
  • Protection: n/a.
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Red.


  • Processor Name/Technology:
  • Processor Speed: 2.0GHz.
  • Number of Processor Cores: 8 (Octa-Core).
  • Graphics Processor: Qualcomm Adreno 506
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • External Storage: expandable up to 256GB with microSD.
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Compass, Hall, Gyroscope, Fingerprint



    • Lens: Dual 12 MP + 12 MP
    • LED Flash: Dual LED flash
    • Video recording: Yes, 1080p@30fps.
    • Properties: Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Exposure compensation, Face detection, Geotagging, HDR


  • Lens: 5MP.
  • LED Flash: Not available
  • Video recording: Yes.
  • Properties: Magic Mirror, Face Beauty 3.0, Real Time beauty


  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
  • Loudspeaker: Yes.
  • Audio Technology: n/a.
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
  • FM Radio: Yes.


  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2.
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE.
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n , Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
  • USB: micro-USB v2.0.
  • USB OTG: Yes.
  • NFC: No.
  • 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.


  • Battery Capacity: 3,080mAh.
  • Battery Technology: Lithium Polymer
  • Removable? No.
  • Fast Charging: Yed.


  • Extra Features: –
  • Launch Date: November 2017.
  • Availability: November 2017.

How much is the RED Xiaomi Redmi 5X?

The Red Xiaomi Redmi 5X currently costs about $289.99.


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