Xiaomi Redmi Pro: Flagship Phablet with OLED Display and Dual Cameras

Redmi phones are famous for their extensive list of features at an unbelievable price and Redmi Pro is no exception. It’s is truly a powerhouse featuring  10-core Helio X25 processor, up to 4GB RAM and 128 GB Storage, 5.5-inch stunning OLED display and dual-cameras for perfect shots and much more. What makes the phablet so irresistible is its asking price, which is a fraction of what big names are asking for similarly-spec devices.

Redmi Pro isn’t just about the internal power as its body has been crafted from a single block of aluminum, which not only looks gorgeous but also feels great in the hand. Hairline brush strokes across the body and chamfered edges make it one of the best-looking devices out there. The phablet speaks elegance from every angle it’s hard to ignore it in a crowd of typical mixed metal chassis phones. No matter how demanding you are, the phone packs enough power to satisfy even the most demanding users. Helio X25 10-core processor combined with up to 4 GB RAM provides a significant boost in terms of raw performance and responsiveness.

Specifications

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Part Specs
SIM Card Type Dual-Sim (Nano-SIM/Micro-SIM) Hybrid SIM-tray
Network support GSM/HSPA/LTE/CDMA/EVDO
Dimensions 151.5 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm
Weight 174 grams
Display OLED ultra-high contrast 5.5-inch @ 1080×1920 pixels (401ppi), 100% NTSC color gamut
Operating System Android Marshmallow 6.0 with MIUI 7.3
Chipset Helio X25 and X20, 2.1-2.5 Ghz Deca-core
GPU Mali-T880MP4
RAM & Storage 4GB RAM & 128 GB Internal or 3GB RAM & 64 GB Internal
Card Slot microSD up to 256 GB using SIM2 slot
Primary Camera Dual 13 MP + 5MP, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, phase detection autofocus, f/2.0, Video @1080p, Low light enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Real-time filters
Secondary Camera 5 MP, f/2.0, Video @ 1080p
Communication Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Infrared port, USB Type C 1.0
Other features Fingerprint reader
Sensors gyro, accelerometer, proximity, compass, hall

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Features

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  • Metal body with brushed aluminum and chamfered edges
  • Blazing fast speed with 10-core processor and 4GB RAM
  • True-to-life and vivid images with OLED Display
  • Dual Camera setup for DSLR-quality shots
  • Massive 4050mAh battery with power-saving optimizations
  • Fingerprint reader for maximum security and convenience
  • Dual-SIM setup, one phone for work and home

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 Pros and Cons

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  • Elegant design
  • Plenty of raw processing power
  • Impressive battery performance
  • Dual-SIM with LTE
  • Convenience and security of fingerprint scanner

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  • One hand operation may not be possible with smaller hands
  • Limited availability
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • Vanilla Android fans may not like the MIUI custom interface

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Design and construction

The brushed aluminum body crafted out of a single block of aluminum and chamfered edges make the phablet a pleasure to look at and hold. The hairline brush strokes across the body ensure a premium and elegant look.

Performance

At a time when competitors are busy boasting about octa-core processors, Redmi Pro introduces 10-core processor with a maximum clock-speed of 2.5 GHz. Combine it with up to 4GB RAM and you almost have desktop-class performance in your hands. As a general rule of thumb, increased performance and higher clocks come at expense of battery life, but thanks to MediaTek’s tri-cluster CPU architecture, the overall power consumption is reduced by 30%. That means you get plenty of battery backup without any compromise on performance.

Display

With a 60000:1 contrast ratio, the 5.5-inch ultra-high contrast OLED display with 350-nits of brightness generates deeper blacks and brighter whites. Unlike the back-lit panels, the OLED display illuminates individual pixels, which means better battery life and more vivid colors. The 100% NTSC color gamut support means you’ll be able to see 38% higher color gamut than most smartphones out there. The color adjustment algorithm ensures whatever you are seeing on the phablet is true-to-life and vivid.

Camera

The dual-camera setup with two parallel lenses, each having its own sensor, is able to produce some pretty good results. The main 13MP SONY IMX 258 sensor captures still images, while the 5MP Samsung sensor captures the depth. Images taken are then processed by the depth of field technology according to your preferred depth. The 5MP front-facing camera also does its job well when it comes to video calls, Skype or taking selfies.

Battery

Redmi Pro comes with a massive 4050mAh battery, combine that with power-efficient processor and OLED display and you get an incredible battery life. The built-in 10 power saving optimizations further enhance the battery timing, ensuring you never run out of juice when you need it.

Fingerprint sensor

The fingerprint sensor located at the front ensures accurate and authentication and can be used to access hidden folders, child mode, Second Space and much more. All you need to do is to place your finger on the fingerprint sensor and you are in!

Conclusion

When it comes to beating Xiaomi in terms of price-value ratio, many big names have tried and failed. The price, at which the Redmi Pro is available, is simply unbeatable considering the monstrous specifications and elegant design. The ultra-high contrast OLED display, 10-core processor and a beefy battery makes it an ideal device for those who want a reliable companion without breaking the bank.

How to Buy

Presale of Redmi Pro ends on October 10 so grab one before the stock ends. Actual shipment will be made after October 12. The phablet is available in Silver Gray and Golden color and more details about shipment and warranties are available at the following link:

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