Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Xiaomi Redmi 5A (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite 
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite
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Excellence Score
23.0
20.8
Value for Money Score
74.2
69.5
Price ₹ 6,999 onwards ₹ 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2017 Nov, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features IPS LCD Night Display mode, Reading mode, Color Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 308 Adreno 308
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Low Light Enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Face Recognition, Selfie Countdown F/2.0 Aperture, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.35 mm 7.55 mm
Weight 137 gm 150 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3080 mAh
Battery Standby 192 hrs 264 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 35.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Video Playback Time: 7 hrs, Gaming Time: 6 hrs Video Playback Time: 11 hrs, Gaming: 16 hrs, Navigation: 16 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 92 hrs, Reading Time: 20 hrs
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Noise Filtration WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good looks with a solid build, plastic unibody design, and a compact feel
  • The gentle curves at the edges are a nice upgrade over the Redmi 4A which was more square-ish
  • Additionally, the company has taken user feedback and gone with a non-hybrid SIM tray design - there are separate slots for a microSD card and both SIMs, therefore not forcing users to have to forego one or the other
  • Good display for the price
  • MIUI continues to be one of the more well designed Android UIs - it's clean, efficient and has a number of useful add-on apps like Mi Drop, Mi Security (lets you set passcodes on individual apps, set up dual apps or a second space on the device, block SMS senders and more), and Mi Remote
  • Decent performance in daily use
  • Acceptable cameras given the price point - take good shots in good light, and single-tone LED flash at the back will help you get a little more visibility in low light conditions
  • Decent battery life - with the low power usage of the Snapdragon 425 and the frugal HD screen, you can easily get a full day’s use out of the smartphone before needing to charge
  • Overall it's a decent upgrade over the Redmi 4A, and the small changes will help in keeping the phone current - and offer very good value to users looking for a nice entry-level smartphone
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Performance is only good for basic use - you will of course need better specs (and a more expensive phone) if you intend to use heavy apps, or play a lot of games
  • Camera quality is basic too - again as would be expected at this price point
  • No fast charging support
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