Frequency output Xiaomei new models in 2016 does not envy except Samsung. The company regularly updates its lineup, releasing smart phones in all price categories. At the end of July 2016 the presentation of Xiaomi Redmi Pro – top-end devices throughout redmi series. Now buy it at a younger version can be 180 dollars, the average cost of $ 220, and for the senior will have to pay as much as 350.
Positioning your smartphone is quite unusual for Xiaomi. On the one hand – it is included in the Redmen lineup, consisting of low-cost devices, on the other – not quite the price tag is clearly a budget. To understand which category closer Xiaomi Redmi Pro, will review.
In terms of performance – is a cross between low PHABLET (like the Redmi Note 3 Pro), and top-end Mi5 Mi5S Plus, released later.
The smartphone is made in a metal case, its front panel is covered with glass. The design is not revolutionary, but in some way for a progressive manufacturer. Aluminum Redmen Pro – it’s not the same thing, that the aluminum Note 3. First of all, the build quality is slightly higher in the second – plastic has become smaller and the metal itself felt more “metal”. Dimensions – 151h76 mm, thickness – 8.2 mm, and it weighs 174 grams.
Front panel – glass 2,5D edges, below the screen is “home” button with an integrated fingerprint scanner, on either side of it – 2 touch keys. Above the display are the eye of the camera, sensors and a speaker for talks.
Rear metal panel removable, on it there are two cameras, and between them – in flash. Plastic inserts shrunk from them there are only two narrow strips, a few mm thick. The dynamics on the back either.
The device is pronounced lateral rim, who gives luster. Thanks to him, the smartphone looks more elegant than the low-end models the manufacturer. At the bottom there is mesh dynamics (the second for symmetry) and port USB Type C.
Above – the headset jack, IR diode and the second hole-in microphone.
Location lateral standard elements: on the right side – the power button and volume control on the left – a slot for cards.Any non-standard items (like a dedicated camera button) – no.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro received desyatiyaderny processor Mediatek Helio X20 in the junior version, and in the older X25. Both chips are equipped with 8-core Cortex A53 and two Cortex A72, the only difference in the frequencies. Junior model operates at 2.1 GHz, the average – 2.3 GHz, and a top – 2.5 GHz. Treatment of the 3D accelerator is engaged in Mali T880 MP4.
The performance of the processor is more than enough for everyday tasks. From smartphone does not suffer the brakes, the word at all. But the plan was put can be better. Of course, all games at full settings, graphics and so, but there is too much margin: a couple of upgrades – the same WoT start giving drawdown FPS at maximum settings. In AnTuTu smartphone dials 80-100 thousand points, depending on the version.
RAM is 3 (the younger and middle model) or 4 GB. At the start, the system consumes about 1.1 or 1.3 GB, respectively. Embedded memory for your smartphone 32, 64 or 128 GB. There is also a slot for flash drives, with capacity up to 256 GB. It is paired with a second connector for SIM cards. Drives through the USB OTG device supports.
The smartphone has a removable battery capacity of 4050 mAh. Despite the fact that the battery and the form and the electrical parameters is identical Note 3 – Another model used herein, BM-4A (from BM-46, and it is different form the length of the loop).
Autonomy is decent, but not perfect, in comparison with other models Xiaomei. View the video on Auto Brightness puts it in 7 hours (3S model with 4100 mAh is able to reach more than 12), and if you use the unit with 2-3 hours per day of active screen – charge lasts for 3 days. In games, you can expect about 6 hours.
Rather, autonomy is not very impressive because of the firmware, as some users machine lives as much, and Redmi Note 3 Pro.Therefore, there is a hope that it will correct soon. Complete memory unit 2A will charge a little more than 2 hours.
An interesting part of the gadget is a double main camera. The main module is based on the Sony IMX258 matrix (it is set to Mi4C, Mi5S Plus and OnePlus X), with a resolution of 13 MP. The matrix size – 1/3 “, the pixel size – 1.12 mm Aperture Optics main camera -.. f / 2 to help him set the module to 5 MP on the basis of Samsung S5K5E8 (1/5”, 1,12 m, f / 2).
The camera takes good photos day in the street, is not afraid of artificial lighting indoors. In the evening you can get a decent, though not perfect frames. As for its price tag – removes Xiaomi Redmi Pro is good, but if we compare with Note 3 Pro 3/32 – hero of this review clearly wins.
The main feature dual cameras – a blizhneplanovaya shooting. Through harnessing the two modules, smart well determines the depth of field and is able to clearly focus on the main subject, giving the background blur (bokeh effect). Triggered system is not perfect and is often blurs either the subject or not blur where necessary. An example of unsuccessful shots:
Front camera – all the same S5K5E8, but without autofocus. She makes a good selfie, but something special is not worth waiting.Quality photos with frontalki – is the same as the majority of middle-class devices. Both cameras (and the main and front), wrote in FullHD video at 30 FPS. The HD resolution rear matrix also can write slow-mo videos.
The device is equipped with a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen production BOE or EverDisplay Optronics. Unlike the Samsung displays, LED panel has no structure PenTile, so VR FullHD headset from Xiaomi Redmi Pro will be looked at with QHD at Galaxy S7 Edge. The display quality, with good, though not the maximum viewing angles. The brightness level of 400 nits, black looks pure black, not gray.
The sensor is covered by tempered glass, which the manufacturer has not specified. It supports up to 10 simultaneous touches.Oleophobic coating is present, the quality can be called average.
Slots for two SIM cards (Nano and Micro), but one slot is aligned with the stick. It supports 2G GSM network, 3G HSPA and CDMA, 4G LTE. There LTE Band 1, 3, 7, 8, and 20 support.
Wi-Fi operates at frequencies of 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, but not (though cheaper Note 3 Pro – support). NFC module in the same unit no.Navigation is done by GPS satellites, BeiDou and GLONASS. Although the metal cover, the navigator starts fast satellite signal keeps confidently.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro is equipped with a single speaker located on the bottom. He is loud, sounds without wheezing, playback quality is typical for a smartphone of this class. The headphones sound clear and quite juicy, but the volume it is not always enough. Some headphones smartphone will be quiet. Unlike many competitors, we have a radio gadget with the ability to record broadcasts.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro runs under OS control MIUI 8, modifications Android 6. With firmware have a few unpleasant moments. Firstly, at the moment, the global version of the Russian language is not, as officially outside of China Xiaomi themselves did not deliver (only local dealers). Secondly, to sew on a localized Russian or European community MIUI firmware need to unlock the bootloader. In smartphone, should not be purchased in a store such problems, but when you order from China – we must be prepared for such a scenario.
In general, the firmware works without any complaints (from serious deficiencies – not the best optimization of energy consumption).However, be aware that the informal localized firmware – an unpredictable thing: in ten people – in seven can work properly, the two will be minor glitches, and another – will suffer from bugs pile.
A feature of the smartphone is a dual camera. In addition, it allows you to attach blur the background, also has a “stereo” mode that allows you to take pictures with the focus changes, and then refocus on near or far plane. Another feature of the Xiaomi Redmi Pro is that it is the first smartphone Redmen series equipped with front print scanner.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro is for those who want to PHABLET quality screen, a powerful battery and productive processor. Smartphone universal, normally copes with all tasks. In addition, it should appeal to people who have a lot of pictures of the day and on the street: in these conditions, it is good camera.
Do not like a gadget for those who afraid of “surprises” of the non-ideal firmware, as well as those who are looking to get great photos at night. Also, the device will not appreciate those who have already moved to the Wi-Fi 2,4 networks at 5 GHz, and uses them at home.
Xiaomi Redmi Pro – a good smartphone for the money. Despite the fact that the characteristics it is similar to Redmi Note the Pro 3, there is a difference, and as shown by the review, it is overpayment. Camera, screen, rear panel, memory – these parameters accurately review the hero wins. On the side of Redmi Note 3 Pro are Wi-Fi only 5 GHz and a little more powerful graphics.
Competitors Meizu device looks the same in the black: M3E have used the same camera, but with a single and optics f / 2,2, and the chipset (Helio P10) – is far behind in performance. Among smartphones equipped with dual camera, the closest rival is the Huawei Honor 8. But he’s the younger version stands as a top Xiaomi Redmi Pro.