As we reported earlier, Xiaomi’s Redmi 5A is the anticipated “Desh ka Smartphone”. After teasing the entry-grade phone for a couple of weeks, the company finally took the wraps off at an online event.
- The Redmi 5A is almost similar to Redmi 4A (and that’s why the price also remains same), but this time, Xiaomi has included a dedicated card slot, thus facilitating the use of two SIM cards.
- This is the first Xiaomi phone to be running MIUI 9 (features) out of the box.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Features
As for the specification, the Redmi 5A comes with some minor improvements to its predecessor. Unlike Redmi 4A, it sports a metal unibody design and still doesn’t feature a fingerprint sensor.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with a 5-inch display with 1280×720 pixels resolution. The phone is packed with a quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 425 chipset which is aided by Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB/3GB of RAM, and 16GB/32GB of expandable storage, same as the Redmi 4A.
For photography, the new Redmi 5A features a 13MP primary sensor with F2.0 aperture, LED flash and phase detection autofocus (PDAF), whereas, for the front camera, it has 5-megapixel selfie shooter with LED flash. Now, the sensor of the front camera may be the same as the Redmi 4A, but the 5A has a slightly wider aperture lens, f/2.0 vs f/2.2.
The dual-sim Redmi 5A runs Android Nougat with the latest MIUI custom skin running on top of it. The phone houses a 3,000 mAh battery which as per Xiaomi can offer up to 8 days of standby time.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Price, Discount offers and Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A announced in India, will be available in Champagne Gold, Cherry Powder, and Platinum Silver hues, for Rs. 5,999 and Rs. 6,999. For the first 5 million buyers, Xiaomi will offer a Rs. 1000 on the base 2GB RAM/16GB storage variant, reducing the effective price to Rs. 4,999
The phone will be available starting December 7 on Flipkart and Mi.com.
Reliance Jio Better Together Offer: You can avail additional Rs. 1000 cash back on Redmi 5A, but there are a few catches involved. The discount will be offered in the form of Rs. 1000 cashback voucher after one year, only for users who do a monthly recharge of Rs. 199. Moreover, you will be able to avail Rs. 1000 cashback over 10 recharges (one per month) of Rs. 100 each.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications
|Model||Xiaomi Redmi 5A|
|Display||5-Inch, IPS LCD HD display|
|Processor||Snapdragon 425 processor|
|Internal Storage||16GB/32GB(microSD card supported)|
|Software||Android 7.0 Nougat based MIUI 9|
|Primary Camera||13MP sensor, dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF|
|Secondary Camera||5MP Front-Facing Camera, f/2.0 aperture|
|Others||Dual SIM (Nano + Nano), dedicated SD card slot, 4G VoLTE|
|Dimension||140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4 mm|
|Price||First 5 Million phones: Rs. 4,999/ Rs. 6,999
Actual price: Rs. 5,999/ Rs. 6,999