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Xiaomi has been making smartphones for quite some time already – but they started off with a custom ROM called MIUI. Over the years, they’ve evolved into a smartphone company and became what it is today. Though over the years, Xiaomi still continues their renowned lineup of budget smartphones – the Redmi series. As 2017 was the year where longer displays emerged, Xiaomi hopped onto the bandwagon with their latest Redmi 5 Plus – and we got our hands on one for review!

Thanks to GearBest for provisioning us with the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus for review!

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Alright, let’s talk about the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus’s packaging – specifically on how GearBest ships the items. For me, the Redmi 5 Plus was wrapped within an air cushion envelope, and had zero damage to the box of the Redmi 5 Plus. That’s something worth mentioning, as GearBest did not skimp out on their packaging.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

The Redmi 5 Plus, as the name implies, comes with a very red box with rather thin fonts written at the front. It’s simple and clean, while still highlighting some of the important specs of the phone at the bottom of the packaging. It’s very minimalist in style, and I like it.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

Opening up the box reveals quite a minimal amount of accessories that’s packed together with the Redmi 5 Plus. You get a micro USB cable and a charger that has a Type A plug since it’s from China after all. Other than that, there’s also an included TPU case. It’s a rather thin one with no texture on it. More on that later.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

By the way, Xiaomi is kind enough to pre-install a matte screen protector onto the Redmi 5 Plus for you. However, there’s no earphones included.

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