Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro was introduced in India in February 2018. The Chinese used in this smartphone system Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. This is the first phone that will be globally available with such a processor. Its manufacturer boasted that the performance relative to Snapdragona 630 was significantly increased, depending on the tasks, it is better even by 40%. Is it really so?
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor was tested by Android Central. It turns out that the new SoC really does provide better performance in relation to the SD630. For example, in the test AnTuTu he scored almost 113 thousand points. This is almost 30 thousand less than the Snapdragon 660, but the 660 model is a system for the upper middle class, which is really powerful. I will not copy the results of all the tests here, just post pictures where you can compare it with other smartphones.
Like the Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 636 is made using 14nm technology, it consists of eight Kryo 260 cores in a 4 + 4 cluster.
The Kryo 260 uses four, semi-standard Cortex A73 cores with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz, along with four semi-standard energy efficient cores Cortex A53 with a frequency of 1.6 GHz, an Adreno 509 graphics processor and Qualcomm Qualcomm’s LTE X12 with a bandwidth of up to 600 Mbps / from. To date, the Cortex A73 core is one of the fastest, so Redmi Note 5 Pro offers a noticeable performance increase compared to Redmi Note 5 and other Xiaomi phones from the budget segment.
As the tests showed, in the budget segment there is actually no phone that would be close to Redmi Note 5 Pro in terms of maximum performance. Analysts compared Redmi Note 5 Pro with Redmi Note 5, which uses the old platform – Snapdragon 625. I also included estimates from older devices, including Reddi Note 3 with Snapdragon 650 with two Cortex A72 cores.
High-performance cores Cortex A72 give Snapdragon 650 leadership in tasks that require intensive work with CPU, but it is made using 28 nm technology, and it does not provide such a level of battery efficiency, like 14-nm. And to show you how competitive the Snapdragon 636 platform is, I included benchmarks from Mi 6 – Snapdragon 835, Mi 5s – Snapdragon 821 and Mi 5 – Snapdragon 820.
MIUI works on all seven devices, but the platform version is different – Mi 5, Mi 5s and Redmi Note 3 run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and the rest of the devices are on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
How did Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro show itself with the Snapdragon 636 processor?
Over the past two years, phones in the budget segment have become more powerful, but Snapdragon 636 is a strong leap forward. In fact, Snapdragon 636 is an overclocked version of Snapdragon 660 – the processor offers huge advantages over Snapdragon 625 and should make budget phones more interesting.
Redmi Note 5 Pro costs 13,999 ($ 215), Xiaomi again makes a very tempting offer. The phone will be on sale from February 22 on Flipkart, and will be available in two versions: model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory costs ₹ 13,999 ($ 215), and the version with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory can be purchased for 16 999 (US $ 260).