Xiaomi Redmi 5A (2GB RAM, 16GB)  +1 variation

price₹ 5,999 onwards

launchDec, 2017

20.8

excellence score

73.0

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Design

  • 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

Display

  • Good display for the price

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • Decent enough performance in daily use
  • 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
  • Multi-tasking is also average thanks to just 2GB of RAM

Camera

  • 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
  • Camera quality is basic too - again as would be expected at this price point

Battery

  • Good 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
  • No fast charging support

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Additionally, 16GB of internal storage is likely to get limiting if you install a lot of apps

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A (2GB RAM, 16GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
Sensors
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #64 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 308
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery Standby192 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Video Playback Time: 7 hrs
  • Gaming Time: 6 hrs
Dimensions
Weight137 gm
Thickness8.35 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Face Recognition
  • Selfie Countdown
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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