The name "Pro" in the smartphone sector it is always the index of a device with advanced specifications and / or prominent features. This is no exception Xiaomi Redmire Pro.
Indeed, although part of the product line Redmi, this new smartphone of Xiaomi showcases goodies worthy of top-of-the-range smartphones, without detaching from the typical Asian producer's policy of offering everything at an extremely attractive price.
This is particularly interesting Xiaomi Redmi Pro, especially for the introduction, and this is the first time among the Chinese manufacturer's devices, a display OLED and a double camera rear. Curious to know how it goes? Find out with us in the full review!
Xiaomi Redmi Pro, the review of GizChina.it
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Unboxing
The package in our possession, a white hardcover with the smartphone depicted in the three color variants available, contains the following accessories:
- Xiaomi Redmi Pro "standard edition";
- charger with Asian plug from 5V 2A;
- USB Type-C cable;
- pin for removing the SIM slot;
- user manual in English.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Design and build quality
Il device is characterized by a unibody body in brushed metal, present above and below two thin white plastic lines to facilitate the transmission of the antennas. Really a pleasure for the sight this Redmi Pro and also, hand held, returns a pleasant feeling of robustness and showcases a high attention to detail, accentuated by the elegant double milling along the edge of the smartphone.
In terms of size, the device measures 151.5 x 76.2 x 8.15 mm for a weight of 174 grams. Although the weight is not among the lightest, the smartphone is well balanced, also considering the diagonal of the screen from 5.5 inches.
On the right profile are positioned the Power button and the volume rocker, solid in their position and with a good stroke.
On the left side, instead, we find one hybrid slot, capable of hosting two SIM cards, one in format dwarf and a microphone or alternatively, a sim it's a micro SD for the 'expansion of the the memory to 128 GB.
On the lower profile we find, centrally, the connector USB Type-C while the sides are placed on the sides single speaker of system and main microphone. On the upper profile, however, there is the entrance mini jack, according to microphone for the suppression of environmental noise and one port ad infrared to control set top boxes.
The rear body, finally, provides centrally, in the upper part, the two cameras placed flush with the body, equipped with a sensor 13 mega-pixels and one from 5 mega-pixels, in the center of which there is a flash dual LED dual tone.
Frontally, the device has the ear capsule at the top, the Notification LED Customizable RGB, the brightness / proximity sensors and the front camera from 5 mega-pixels.
At the bottom, finally, in the central position we find the physical key Home, which complements the fingerprint readerwhile on the sides two backlit dots highlight the soft-touch keys dedicated to the functions you tested the restore function of your back e multitasking.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Fingerprint reader
As mentioned, the key Home integrates the function of recognition dell 'Fingerprint. Convenient position of the sensor e excellent functioning.
Rather Quick but especially very precise in recognizing the fingerprint, in these days of use it has never highlighted errors in recognition. The sensation of feed returned to the touch is also very good, both in terms of pressure level and the stroke of the key itself.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Display
The device, and here we have the first big news, is characterized by a panel OLED da 5.5 inches diagonal with resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels, PPI 401, protected by a Corning glass Gorilla Glass 3 with curvature 2.5D.
- viewing angles they result a lot good, i absolute blacks and, despite it being a panel OLED, Xiaomi managed to ensure a rather natural color calibration. Personally, however, I preferred to set the color calibration to "Increased contrast" which in my opinion allows you to appreciate even more this display.
La brightness è good even under the sunlight and the work of the brightness sensor is very good even if a higher level of the same would have been desirable. They are not present problems di reflectivity and oleofobicità as regards the surface treatments of the glass.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Hardware and performance
Lo Xiaomi Redmire Pro, in "Standard edition", is powered by a SoC MediaTek MT6797 Helio X20, which is a CPU deca-core with ARMv8-A architecture to 64 bit to 3 cluster: 2 x 2.1 GHz A72 + 4 x 2.0 GHz A53 + 4 x 1.4 GHz A53.
To this we find side by side 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal memory expandable via micro SD to 128 GB.
The hardware sector is of a reasonable level, reaching approximately 74000 points on the benchmark test Antutu, without showing any particular jamming or lag in everyday use.
Despite theHelio X20 with a lower clock than, for example, al Meizu MX6 or Ments Apollo Lite and considering the amount of lower RAM, this Pro redmi it manages daily operations well, as well as a pushed multitasking, without showing any problem in the fluidity of use. Furthermore, the possibility of being able to expand the internal memory with the only drawback of having to give up the use of the second SIM card is positive.
La GPU on board this Pro redmi it's an ARM Mali-T880 MP4 with clock a 700 MHz, which guarantees good performance. Particularly heavy games, such as Real Racing 3, are loaded with details at most; The fluidity of the game is excellent, there are no drops in frame rate and there is no type of lag, also thanks to the optimization present in the MIUI ROM.
Even the temperatures, to the touch, are always kept acceptable. Only in phases di Gaming particolarmente pushed, which put a strain on the GPU, we noticed a light warmth absolutely not annoying.
No problem related to browsing sessions: the device is fast in uploads and fluid in interaction with web content. We recommend for web browsing, as usual, to use the reliable Google Chrome certainly the best browser solution currently available.
Regarding video playback, Xiaomi Redmire Pro supports viewing them up to the maximum resolution 4K.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Real Racing 3 Test
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Cameras
Regarding the photographic sector, we find the second interesting novelty, introduced for the first time on a device of the famous Chinese manufacturer. Xiaomi Redmire Pro, in fact, it is equipped with two rear cameras.
La prima uses a sensor Sony IMX258 da 13 mega-pixels with opening f / 2.0 and focus PDAF. The second sensor, which assists Sony, is a Samsung CMOS da 5 mega-pixels and it would improve the focus of the device and guarantees the possibility of defocus post click.
The interface of thecamera app present in MIUI 8 It is very pleasant and well made and presents the useful function HDR Auto as well as the functionality "stereo", Able to manage the blurring with respect to the main object in focus both during the shot and the result performed. Also present Manual mode, although this only gives the possibility to set the white balance and ISO.
In the presence of light daytime the shots are good, quite well balanced and with a good amount of detail. Quick also shutter speed, as well as the focus even in conditions of low brightness, where is the dual flash LEDs, very powerful, intervenes by illuminating the scene homogeneously and guaranteeing good results in the acquired shots.
Evident, however, a decline in quality overall in night shots that remain, despite everything, acceptable.
On the front we find a camera with a sensor 5 mega-pixels whose selfie during the day are very good presenting, unfortunately, a decline in the general quality at the fall of light.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Full HD Video Test
Xiaomi Redmire Pro allows you to record video in Full HD a 30 fps; there is no possibility to film at 60 fps.
The videos shot are saved in the format .mp4 and it is possible, in the settings menu, activate or deactivate la stabilization of type digital as well as setting the possibility of taking photographs during the recording of the video itself.
Lo digital zoom It is available up to a maximum of 4X.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Connectivity
Moving on to connectivity, we find support Dual SIM stand-by type (a micro SIM and a Nano SIM) 4G LTE Cat.6. Absent the 20 LTE band a 800 MHz.
No critical issues were found within this sector: Quick thehooking and change cells, just as there was no problem whatsoever in the use of contents under 3G / 4G connection.
Stable ed trouble free the connection Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, although they signal the absence of the band a 5 GHz; excellent operation of the Bluetooth 4.1, as well as satellite navigation via GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS.
Present the FM radio, while it is absent connectivity NFC.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Software
We decided to test this Xiaomi Redmire Pro with the MIUI 8 Chinese in developer version, with weekly updates based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Endless customization possibilities, typical of MIUI. We report the new scrolling graphics of the fast toggles and a menu of settings much more flat and sober, with a particularly pleasant design.
Present the functions "Second space", Able to separate the available space in your device as if we had two smartphones in one, useful for example to separate the private sphere from the working one, the"Lite Mode", Which makes it possible to make the whole interface of MIUI simplified to the maximum and the"Dual Apps”Useful for setting up multiple instant messaging app accounts such as Whatsapp.
Finally we find a rich menu "Battery & Performance", Very complete, thanks to which you can better manage the energy consumption and also the apps in the background from which you want to receive notifications.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Autonomy
Inside the device there is one battery integrated not removable da 4050 mAh. You can cover a day of medium / intense use without any problem, arriving in the evening with one more 15 / 20% di residual charge. Regarding the hours of active display, it is reached without particular effort le 5 hours.
Present support for quick charging. For a full recharge of the device are necessary poco more than 2 hours using the supplied charger inside the sales package, equipped with an Asian outlet, which only provides for the output a 5V 2A.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Full video review by GizChina.it
Xiaomi Redmi Pro - Final considerations
Overall this new Xiaomi Redmire Pro it really proved to be an excellent device from many points of view. The constructive quality and the care in the realization of the device are decidedly of level, equipped with a fingerprint reader always responsive, fast and precise in the unlocking of the device.
The two innovations for the Asian manufacturer introduced on this smartphone, therefore, the OLED display and dual cam there are interesting particulars; with especially as regards the photographic module of the possible improvements to which the MIUI during the various releases, he got used to it. Finally we point out that Xiaomi Redmi Pro in the "Standard edition" is available a 319.00 € da Topresellerstore with 2 years of warranty and shipping directly from Italy.
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