Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro has been launched in India as the successor of the Redmi Note 5 Pro and this time around, the Chinese smartphone maker is taking things further with its first ever quad camera smartphone in form of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. This means that the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with dual camera setups at both sides of the device while other highlights of the smartphone include a bigger display, new camera features, and a display notch at the front.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India starts from Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage version while the 6GB RAM/64GB storage version of the smartphone is priced at Rs. 15,999. 

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Specs

Let’s start the comparison with their specs.


The comparison between Xiaomi redmi note 5 and Xiaomi redmi 6 Pro
Product name
Xiaomi redmi note 5
Xiaomi redmi 6 Pro
5.99 inch 2160 x 1080 pixels (18:9 full screen)
5.84 inch 2280 x 1080 pixels (19:9 full screen with notch)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa Core 1.8GHz
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz
External memory
TF card up to 128GB (not included)
TF card up to 256GB (not included)
13.0MP front camera, 12.0MP + 5.0MP dual back cameras (dual PD dual focus tech)
5.0MP front camera, 12.0MP + 5.0MP dual back cameras (PDAF tech)
Battery capacity (mAh)
4000mAh (support fast charge)
SIM card slot
dual SIM, dual standby
Additional features
full-screen display, fingerprint recognition, dual cameras, face recognition, infrared remote control

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Design

The first and the most obvious difference between the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is the presence of the famous iPhone-like notch on the Redmi 6 Pro (a feature that also makes the phone stand out among other models in Xiaomi’s smartphone line).

Despite this design addition, the Redmi Note 5 still packs a bigger screen — 5.99 inch compared to a 5.84-inch on the Redmi 6 Pro, a much bigger chassis and a marginally larger display.


From the back, the two phones look almost identical. Plus, the dual cam and the fingerprint sensor are also located in exactly the same spots.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Features and Performance

Internally, the two phones are quite different. Let’s see how.

Processor. The Redmi Note 5 comes with a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, while the Redmi 6 Pro sports the more modest Snapdragon 625 SoC. With that said, both processors are perfectly capable of providing a solid base for multitasking, gaming, working with apps and more.

RAM & ROM. Both smartphones are available in several versions. The base model of the Redmi 6 Pro comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage while the Redmi Note 5 kicks off with 4GB of RAM and a 64GB storage. The “top” version of Redmi 6 Pro is available with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage while the Redmi Note 5 takes that up a notch with 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM.

Sensors. Both smartphones come with exactly the same set of sensors: fingerprint, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, and compass.

Operating system. The Redmi Note 5 comes with MIUI 9.2 (based on Android 7.11 Nougat), while the Redmi 6 Pro brings the latest version of the OS to the table — MIUI 10 (based on Android 8.1 Oreo). This means that with the Redmi 6 Pro you will get to experience all the benefits and upgrades of the new UI including Gestures, AI Preload, Paytm QR Integration and more.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Cameras and Battery

Both phones come with very decent camera setups and both sport similar AI-capabilities. The Redmi Note 5 features a 13MP front camera with an LED and a 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras: the 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.0 aperture gives the camera an extra edge by allowing the lens to let in more light. The Redmi 6 Pro comes with a 12MP primary sensor + 5MP secondary sensor and a f/2.2 aperture. You get a 5MP selfie shooter.

Both smartphones come with 4,000mAh batteries — non-removable — and should be well enough for a good full day of use without a recharge.


Summing things up

As it often is with our head-to-head gadget comparisons, it all boils down to the price difference. However, in this case, this factor may not be that helpful. The Redmi 6 Pro (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM) starts off at around $215, while the Redmi Note 5 (with the same configurations) is $229.99.

Featurewise, the Redmi Note 5 boasts higher performance specs, a bigger display, and a more powerful front camera. With that, the Redmi 6 Pro is the first full-screen phone with a notch display in Xiaomi’s Redmi series and sports the latest MIUI 10.

Thus, it’s all pretty much a matter of personal preference — do you want to be the proud owner of Xiaomi’s one and only smartphone with a notch or will you be content with a powerful processor with the classic Redmi design? 

Personally speaking, if you like playing games or taking photos, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a good choice. While if you like the popular full-screen display with a notch, and don’t expect too much on performance, especially for some girls who seldom play games, the latest Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro may be right to your taste.    

Source: Gearbest