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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy M21

Summary
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Camera

12 MP + 5 MP (Primary)

20 MP(Front)

48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP (Primary)

20 MP(Front)

Display

5.99" (15.21 cm)

1080x2160 px, 403 PPI

6.4" (16.26 cm)

1080x2340 px, 403 PPI

Battery

4000 mAh

6000 mAh

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

1.8 GHz + 1.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

2.3 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Storage

64 GB

128 GB (Expandable)

64 GB

512 GB (Expandable)

Expert Rating

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User Rating

★★★★★
★★★★★

4.5/5 based on 1,179,926 ratings

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4.2/5 based on 94,632 ratings

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Best Prices
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Rs. 12,999 @Amazon Buy
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General
Launch Date

February 22, 2018 (Official)

March 18, 2020 (Official)

Brand

Xiaomi

Samsung

Model

Redmi Note 5 Pro

Galaxy M21

Operating System

Android v7.1.2 (Nougat)

Android v10 (Q)

Custom UI

MIUI

Samsung One UI

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network

4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available

4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Quick Charging

yes Quick, v2.0

yes Fast, 15W

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 158.6 mm
Width: 75.4 mm
Thickness: 8 mm

Height: 159 mm
Width: 75.1 mm
Thickness: 8.9 mm

Weight

181 grams

188 grams

Build Material

Case: Metal
Back: Metal


Back: Plastic

Colours

Black, Gold, Red, Rose Gold, Lake Blue

Midnight Blue, Raven Black

Display
Good
Very Good
Screen Size

5.99 " (15.21 cm)

6.4 " (16.26 cm)

Screen Resolution

1080 x 2160 pixels

1080 x 2340 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18:9

19.5:9

Bezel-less display

yes

yes with waterdrop notch

Pixel Density

403 ppi

403 ppi

Display Type

IPS LCD

Super AMOLED

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v3, Scratch-resistant glass

Corning Gorilla Glass v3

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)

91 %

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

77.43 %

84.02 %

Performance
Good
Very Good
Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 636

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611

Processor

Octa core (1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.6 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)

Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Adreno 509

Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

Bootup Time (tested by 91mobiles)

23.0 s

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

64 GB

64 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 128 GB

yes Up to 512 GB

User Available Storage

Up to 52.4 GB

Up to 49 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

yes

Camera
Good
Very Good
Main Camera
Camera Setup

Dual

Triple

Resolution

12 MP f/2.2 Primary Camera(2.9" sensor size, 1.25µm pixel size)5 MP f/2.0, Depth Camera(1.12µm pixel size)

48 MP f/2.0 (upto 4x Digital Zoom) Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 2" sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size)8 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(12 mm focal length, 4.0" sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)5 MP f/2.2, Depth Camera

Sensor

Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor

CMOS image sensor

Autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

Physical Aperture

F2.2

F2.0

Optical Image Stabilisation

no  No

no  No

Flash

yes Dual-color LED Flash

yes LED Flash

Image Resolution

4000 x 3000 Pixels

8000 x 6000 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

4 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Front Camera
Camera Setup

Single

Single

Resolution

20 MP f/2.2 Primary Camera(2.8" sensor size, 1µm pixel size)

20 MP f/2.2 Primary Camera(26 mm focal length)

Sensor

Exmor RS

CMOS

Autofocus

no  No

Physical Aperture

F2.2

F2.2

Flash

yes LED Flash

no  No

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery
Very Good
Excellent
Capacity

4000 mAh

6000 mAh

Type

Li-Polymer

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

Standby time

Up to 456 Hours(2G)

Quick Charging

yes Quick, v2.0

yes Fast, 15W

USB Type-C

no  No

yes

Battery Charging Time (20% to 100%) (tested by 91mobiles)

02h 09m 47s

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

yes

yes

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

SAR Value

Head: 1.1888 W/kg, Body: 0.334 W/kg

Head: 0.468 W/kg

Wi-Fi

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

yes v5.0

yes v5.0

GPS

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

no  No

no  No

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0

Mass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia
Loudspeaker

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Audio Features

Dolby Atmos

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

Rear

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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  • How to cast my Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro screen on TV ?

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    Answered By Naveen Mehta | 2 years ago

    To cast your phone screen on your TV you need to have Chromecast.Follow the steps to successfully cast your screen-

    • Before you begin casting
    • Connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network.
    • The mobile device, tablet or computer you are using to cast must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast .
    • You must be running the latest version of the Chromecast-enabled app. You can always double check that you are on the latest version by visiting the Google Play Store.


    • Cast from Chromecast-enabled apps to your TV
    •  Make sure that the phone  you are using to cast is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in. 
    • Open a Chromecast-enabled app.
    • Tap the Cast button Inactive cast extension. Note: The Cast button isn't located in the same place on all Chromecast-enabled apps.
    • Tap the device you'd like to cast to.



    • When you're connected, the Cast button will turn color, letting    you know you're connected.
    •  Select the app like Youtube, Broswer,Google Music etc and look for the Cast icon as shown in the image below.

    You can now cast videos, movies and TV shows directly to your TV.

    To stop casting, tap the Cast button and then Disconnect.

    You can also watch this step-by -step guide to do the same



    You can check the complete specs of this phone


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  • How to enable VOLTE on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro ?

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    Answered By Thirugnanam Sehgal | 2 years ago

    VoLTE is enabled and you need not enable it on your new Android smartphone generally. You just need to insert the Jio (VoLTE enabled) SIM in any slot (preferably, the VoLTE supported slot). By default, VoLTE will be active. If it is not, you can change the network preferences from Network option in settings.


    1. Go to Settings > Call Settings (Sim and Network)
    2. Tap Cellular networks > Enable Voice over LTE On/ Off.

    Alternatively, you can follow a much easier way:


    1. You can simply dial *#*#4636#*#* 
    2. Choose Phone information.
    3. Click " Phone Information" and Toggle VoLTE Provisioned.
    4. Restart the phone and you are done. It is as simple as that.


    You can check the below video to get more clarity:




    Complete specs could be found here: Redmi Note 5 Pro

  • Does Samsung Galaxy M21 support OTG?

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    Answered By Kavya Rangan | 10 months ago

    Yes, the Samsung Galaxy M21 does support OTG but the user would have to buy a USB Type-C OTG cable.

    Check Full Device Specifications Samsung Galaxy M21

  • How to enable Google Assistant in Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro ?

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    Answered By Sarah Nair | 2 years ago
    1. Long press home button to initiate the Google Assistant.
    2. Tap "Continue" to go to your personal assistant screen.
    3. The Tap on "Yes I'm in" to allow all the required permissions.

    Note: You can also be asked to activate the Voice assistant where you will be asked to record "Ok Google" three times.

    You can also watch this video for detailed information about Google Assistant


    Specs: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

  • How to set custom ringtone on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro ?

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    Answered By Sarah Venkatesan | 2 years ago
    Well, sometimes you watch some movie and you want its tune as your ringtone. Happens right? It happened with me last when I watched Sherlock. Remember that violin tune.? Yes, so I got the tone and copied it to my phone by simply mailing and downloading it to the email ID configured on my phone.
    1. Once there, navigate to Settings
    2. Open the sound section
    3. Find Phone Ringtone option and open it
    4. Select local ringtone and select the ringtone which was copied
    Well, you are done. Each time your phone rings, you listen to your favorite tune.

    You can check the specs here: Redmi Note 5 Pro
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