500 yuan file the most cost-effective!Redmi AX5400 esports Router review: Wear 5 walls at will
One, foreword: extreme cost performance and high-end grasp!Redmi first e-sports route since Millet AX3600, with qualcomm platform stable performance and strong performance, Millet home router series products can be described as a complete win a battle.Since then, Xiaomi has been responsible for high-end products and Redmi has been responsible for the extreme cost performance ratio, which has become the normal of Miui router product line.Redmi’s flagship Redmi AX5 and Redmi AX6 series also set the record for the most cost-effective Wi-Fi 6 routing again and again, becoming a hot choice at that time.Even today, the AX6 is still regarded as a cost-effective machine, hard to find.It’s been a long time coming for the next legitimate sequel to the Redmi AX series, and it’s only today that the answer is officially revealed.The new Redmi AX5400, as Redmi’s first esports router, has come to us, not only adhering to the consistent extreme cost performance, but also with the mission of popular high-end esports routing, sworn to become the next explosion in the game market.From the configuration point of view, Redmi AX5400 is obviously a product of xiaomi AX6000 reference.It has one less AIoT antenna and one more gigabit network port, the biggest difference at first sight.In terms of design, Redmi AX5400 is also more esports.Black shell, traditional box shape, antenna design is more compact, making it more compact and easy to put, while there are game players’ favorite e-sports atmosphere lamp, further meet the demand for cool appearance.The advantages of Xiaomi AX6000 are inherited by Redmi AX5400.It supports 4×4 MIMO+160MHz full blood full open, no need to tangle between the number of antennas and bandwidth, the fastest connection speed and the maximum number of connections can be simultaneously possessed.With Wi-Fi 6 enhancements, the Redmi AX5400 not only supports full blood wireless, but also supports the 4096-QAM modulation protocol for a further 20% increase in wireless speed.With a connection speed of 2882 Megabits per second, 5G wireless will be able to maintain extremely high Internet connection speed even after the loss of penetration through walls.In addition, the Redmi AX5400 also comes with a 2.5Gbps WAN/LAN adaptive network port.In the current ultra gigabit broadband gradually rolled out, you can use it to achieve a large “second”;You can also connect additional 2.5g routes to obtain the maximum Intranet connection speed, facilitating the use of various NAS and other Intranet devices.The most important point is that Redmi AX5400 makes up for xiaomi AX6000’s biggest regret.Redmi AX5400 is the complete IPQ5018 platform router!Next, a detailed review of the Redmi AX5400.Two, appearance: pure black modeling smaller size with cool atmosphere light effect because it is no longer cheap positioning, but go e-sports route, Redmi AX5400’s packaging is also tall on a lot, color packaging box using pure black background, product rendering also highlights its e-sports light effect, looks very cool.Take out the router body, Redmi AX5400 shape is still the traditional “box”, support suspension, four external antennas (there are two for 2.4g +5G), compared with xiaomi AX6000 is smaller, more space saving.In addition, the body is very heavy, and feels even thicker than the XIAOMI AX6000, thanks to its extremely high heat dissipation specifications, which will be explained later in the disassembly section.Black shell plus all kinds of sharp line decoration with a sense of gaming.The Redmi AX5400 also has a large cooling grid at the top, with the Redmi logo printed in the middle, and a row of indicators hidden beneath the grid to indicate the machine’s working status.The front face is the most distinctive place, the shape is similar to the engine, there is a radiator shape decoration inside, there is a ring of e-sports atmosphere lamp outside, the appearance level is quite high.In terms of interfaces, the Redmi AX5400 has one more gigabit LAN port than the Mi AX6000, while the rest of the ports are identical.One 2.5g WAN/LAN port and one gigabit WAN/LAN port can be selected as required to obtain the highest external or internal network rate. The remaining three are gigabit LAN ports.There are also Mesh keys and Reset keys.The bottom of the Redmi AX5400 is densely perforated to ensure heat dissipation.As mentioned earlier, the Redmi AX5400 supports suspension, so there are also suspension holes at the bottom.In terms of accessories, the Redmi AX5400 also comes with a super five line.Redmi AX5400 is xiaomi AX6000 with the same model of the scheme, but the weight is higher, this is mainly the former on the heat dissipation more effort, using two large heat sink.Remove the bottom case and you can see the interior of the Redmi AX5400, which is impressive with its huge heat sink.The Redmi AX5400 supports 6 antenna connections, but the appearance of only 4 antennas, from the dismantling can be seen, the outer two are used 2.4g +5G composite design.Remove the heat sink, all chips are covered with shielding cover + phase change silicone grease, which can avoid interference and improve thermal efficiency.The circuit board is removed, and the heat sink on the other side is heavier and larger, with fins extending upward to increase the heat dissipation area.At least in terms of heat dissipation, the Redmi AX5400 has nothing to worry about.Tear down the shield one by one to see the chips inside.The processor is Qualcomm’S IPQ5018, which is exactly the same as the processor used by Xiaomi AX6000.Next to it is a 512MB memory chip.The 5GHz Wi-Fi chip is Qualcomm QCN9024.The chip comes in 2.4ghz, 5GHz and 6GHz versions.It supports 160MHz bandwidth under wi-fi 6 at 5GHz, simultaneous activation of 4×4 mu-mimo, and 4k-qam modulation technology.Four external 5G Wi-Fi power amplifier chips, also known as QPF4588.The top left corner is a 128MB (1Gb) flash memory chip.The two 2.4ghz power amplifier chips are QPF4288, and the 2.4ghz Wi-Fi chip uses IPQ 5018’s built-in wireless master chip directly.QCA8081 PHY chip for 2.5g network ports.The switch chip of the GIGABit network port is changed to ECONET EN8850DHE. The parameters of this chip are unknown, and no relevant information can be found at present.Although there is no chip on the other side of the circuit board, a lot of heat dissipation is designed to dissipate heat from the back of the chip and quickly transfer heat to the top heat sink with the largest area.In general, through disassembly can confirm that Redmi AX5400 and XIAOMI AX6000 used exactly the same scheme, it can be said that whether the signal strength or transmission rate, the two are basically the same.There are only two differences between them: first, there is no AIoT antenna, so there is no corresponding chip; second, there is an extra gigabit network port, but another gigabit switch chip is used.Four, speed test:4 Antenna 160MHz full blood full open 2.5g to 1G port finally no bottleneck Redmi AX5400 is equipped with full blood wireless solution, support 4×4 MIMO and 160MHz bandwidth at the same time open, whether mobile phone, tablet or host, notebook, can enjoy the full blood rate of 160MHz.And still ensure that the maximum capacity under the 4 antenna is not.In addition, some snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 8 flagships will get a further boost from the stronger Wi-Fi 6E standard with a 4096-QAM mode for 120% faster speeds.Theoretical transmission rate up to 2882Mbps, daily use even if the wall through the signal loss is more than half, but still can provide more than 100 MBPS speed.We used the Redmi AX5400’s best partner, Redmi K50 esports edition, powered by Snapdragon 8 to support the new Wi-Fi 6E wireless and successfully achieve a theoretical connection speed of 2882Mbps.The first test was conducted on a server with 1 GIGABit network port to simulate a gigabit network.In a gigabit network, the Intranet connection speed can reach 895Mbps through wireless, which can make full use of gigabit Intranet bandwidth.Because the Redmi AX5400 also comes with a 2.5g network port, you can also use the high bandwidth from the 2.5g network port to the wireless side for higher speeds.Due to interference, the wireless must have some loss, but can also achieve 1.7Gbps extremely high speed.You’ll also be able to speed things up even further with the phone’s dual network concurrency, but the limited speed gain of 2.4GB wireless is seen as a guarantee of network stability.In the previous generation, the biggest regret of the MI AX6000 was the bottleneck between 2.5g and 1G ports.To put it simply, the total speed of the connection from 2.5g port to 1G port will be limited to 1Gbps. If 1G port is involved, then they will share the bandwidth equally, which makes xiaomi AX6000 this product has a bit of regret.However, with the new Redmi AX5400, this problem has finally been fixed!The author uses a 2.5g device as a terminal, and two notebooks are measured through 1G network port at the same time. The speed of the two notebooks is 948Mbps and 923Mbps respectively, and the total speed is as high as 1.87Gbps, which is definitely not an error and has greatly exceeded the upper limit of 1Gbps.Previously, there were subsequent products with improved IPQ5018 processors and no 1Gbps bottlenecks.It can be seen that the Redmi AX5400 uses an improved version of the chip, and finally no longer has a cross-port 1G bottleneck.As shown in the figure, Redmi AX5400 carries a six-way independent signal amplifier and Xiaomi AX6000 are exactly the same, so the signal performance is also excellent.For the test of 5G Wi-Fi signal, we selected four test points. Points 1 and 2 simulate the situation of a large room without obstruction, points 3 are separated by a wall, and points 4 and 5 are the ultimate distance through the wall.Thanks to its flagship signal amplifier and extremely high wireless speed, the Redmi AX5400 delivers 87.58Mbps (10.9MB/s) of throughput with a delay of around 10ms, even at the theoretical worst point 5.At that speed, you won’t feel stuck watching videos or scrolling through Twitter.And the 2.4g wireless, which has always been known for its good signal, is just a good signal here, and the throughput rate has dropped in a big mess, which can barely meet the needs of web use.Therefore, it is recommended to turn off the dual-frequency integration function and separate 2.4g wireless and 5G wireless. The former is connected to smart homes with low throughput requirements that need to be kept online, while the latter is dedicated to tablets, PCS, mobile phones and other high-performance terminals.Under the same configuration, Redmi AX5400 signal coverage capability naturally will not lose xiaomi AX6000, daily family want high specifications of wireless, Redmi AX5400 is absolutely the best candidate.Six, summary: 500 yuan file the most cost-effective!Redmi AX5400 does not have a large price difference with Xiaomi AX6000, the two in the performance configuration is also very similar, but after the experience, I still prefer to 500 yuan file the most cost-effective title awarded to the former.Let’s start with the advantages both have in common.4×4 MIMO +160MHz full blood 5G wireless, for daily mobile phones, tablets and other devices have a huge improvement in the Internet experience.The Redmi AX5400 supports both features at the same time to ensure speed and device capacity at the same time, eliminating the drawbacks of the previous generation.The new 4096-QAM code is an added bonus.Now that snapdragon 888 is widely available, most users can enjoy a wireless rate of up to 2882Mbps, which can offset signal loss and still provide 100 MBPS Internet speeds even in extreme wall penetrating conditions.In addition, both have a 2.5g network port, which is a huge advantage over other devices in the same category.You can use it to connect additional 2.5g routes for higher Intranet speeds.What’s more, super gigabit broadband is also being promoted, you can not need, but can not do without.With such similar advantages, the Redmi AX5400 lacks an unnecessary AIoT antenna (after all, regular 2.4g wireless can do the job) and instead has a gigabit network port.It also has the strongest cooling configuration and a better looking design.More importantly, the bottleneck between 2.5g port and 1G port has finally been solved. In terms of product power, I think the Redmi AX5400 is more practical and perfect.The Redmi AX5400 is priced at 599 yuan, compared with 549 yuan for the first one.Similar pricing, Xiaomi AX6000 has become explosive, the product force is stronger Redmi AX5400 nature has more potential, buy routing it on the right.