Redmi Router AX5 Review – Cheap, But Should You Buy It?
Xiaomi Redmi Router AX5 Review
Xiaomi Announces Redmi Router AX5 Router, the Company’s First Redmi Brand Router with WiFi 6 support. While most of us are familiar with Xiami mainly for its handset devices worldwide, the company has also become a seller in recent years in the field of network routers. Xiaomi’s new AX5 being the first anesthetic router of the company that comes with WiFi standard 6, joining the previous pair of WiFi routers 6, the Xiaomi AIoT Router AX3600 and Xiaomi Router AX1800 announced earlier this year.
The new AX5 router comes with the MiWiFi system, which is based on the popular OpenWRT firmware, powered by a Qualcomm 4-core processor with a 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 processor and a dedicated 1.5GHz NPU core. The router comes with 4 antennas with a standalone Qorvo amplifier, each with a power of 4dB, while on the back you can find 3 LAN ports and one WAN port – all come with GbE support.
The AX5 Comes with 4 Antennas with Increased Home Broadband Absorption, Support for Technology Mesh, and data transfer capability of up to 574Mbps at 2.4GHz frequency and up to 1200Mbps at 5GHz frequency.
WiFi 6 standard is still not very common today and just started gaining popularity. Xiaomi AX5 could easily categorize as the cheapest wireless router with WiFi 6 technology compared to more expensive router models when the combination of WiFi support 6, the Mesh technology, and a low price tag of ~ $57 expected to make the new router particularly attractive.
Redmi router AX5 Main Features:
- Support Mesh networking
- 52% increase in the theoretical rate
- OFDMA efficient transmission
- Super signal coverage
- 4 high gain omnidirectional antennas
- Qualcomm 5-core chip, single-core NPU hardware-level acceleration
- New generation router with a stable connection
- Independent network acceleration engine
- A new generation of 14nm process technology processors
- 256MB large memory, stable connection to 128 devices
Redmi router AX5 Specification:
|PRODUCT TYPE||Wifi Router|
|CPU CORES||Quad-core (4 Cores)|
|CPU ARCHITECTURE||ARM Cortex A53|
|MICROPROCESSOR MODEL||Qualcomm IPQ6000|
|SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS||iOS, Android, Web|
|TRANSMISSION FREQUENCY||2.4GHz / 5GHz|
|PACKAGE CONTENTS||1*Wifi Router, 1*User Manual (w/ Three Guarantees Certificate), 1*US Plug Power Adapter|
|PRODUCT WEIGHT||710 g|