Xiaomi has just launched Redmi 5A smartphone in India as it had expected with the tagline of “Desh Ka Smartphone (country’s smartphone).” The company’s latest budget smartphone brings almost similar specifications as we have seen in Redmi 4a.
It has 5.0-inch display on front at 720 x 1280p resolutions. It is powered by same Snapdragon 425 (quad-core) processor paired with Adreno 308 GPU. The device runs on MIUI 9 based Android 7.1.2 out of the box. Considering the camera, It has a 13MP rear camera, whereas, on the front, a 5MP selfie shooter is present. The device is fueled up with 3,000 mAh with standard charger as one would expect from a budget-centric smartphone.
The Redmi 5A comes with two variants: 2 GB RAM / 16 GB storage and 3 GB RAM / 32 GB storage. One good change which I found is dedicated micro SD slot. Usually, most of the Xiaomi smartphones come with the hybrid slot, which is not the case with Redmi 5A. Apart from that, the device is made out of with polycarbonate design and the infrared sensor is there on the top. The headset measures 140.4 x 70.1 mm x 8.35 mm and weighs only 137 grams. Other basic connectivity features include such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS / GLONASS and micro USB 2.0 port.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications
|Display||5.0-inch 720 x 1280 Full HD display|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
|Storage||2/3 GB RAM, 16 / 32 GB storage
|External||MicroSD, up to 256GB (dedicated)|
|Rear Camera||13MP, f/2.2 aperture|
|Front Camera||5MP, f/2.2 aperture|
|OS||Android 7.1.1, MIUI 9|
|Dimensions||140.4 x 70.1 mm x 8.35 mm|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GP with GLONASSS, USB OTG|
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Pricing and Availability
The Redmi 5A smartphone is priced at Rs. 4,999 for 16 GB variant for first 5 million buyers. After that, it will be priced at Rs. 5,999 for 16GB storage variant, while, 32GB variant will be priced at 6,999 from the beginning of the sale. It will be available on Flipkart and Mi.com online and Mi Home stores starting from starting from December 7. All in all, this is an upgraded version of Redmi 4A with minor but useful changes.