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Redmi 5A Mobile Phone Review

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Redmi 5A Mobile Phone Review

The Redmi 5A launched in December 2017 is a decent smartphone that is highly affordable. It has entry-level features that are good for someone who wants to try a smartphone for the first time. It has a basic satisfactory performance but has a few shortcomings of its own. In this Redmi 5A review, let us explore all the Redmi 5A and features in detail:

Here are the key specifications & features for Redmi 5A review:

  1. Overview

Redmi 5A is a decent, value for money smartphone that is greatly affordable. It has some satisfactory features, and is good for a smartphone newbie. However, even for its price, the camera disappoints; overall, the phone does not offer much over and above the Redmi 4A.

  1. Design

The Redmi 5A features an all-plastic body, with a slight metallic finish in the rear. It has a good and comfortable grip, and is good for its price range. Rest of its design is in the typical Xiaomi Redmi fashion.

  1. Display

Redmi 5A features a 5 inches IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a 296-ppi density. The display is good and satisfactory.

  1. Camera

Redmi 5A specifications include a 13 MP single primary camera with LED flash, HDR, and panorama, along with a 5 MP front camera. It has a below average camera performance, and is a major downside, especially if camera is a priority for you.

  1. Performance

Redmi 5A specifications come with a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 processor that is perfectly capable of handling everyday usage. However, it slightly falters when it comes to multitasking and switching between apps, and cannot handle heavy games.

  1. Operating System

Redmi 5A specifications comes with the Android 7.1.2 Nougat coupled with the MIUI 10. It offers a decent user interface. The MIUI is not bad for first-time smartphone users.

  1. Storage

Redmi 5A features a 16GB and 32GB variants, which fulfil the basic smartphone requirement. It also has a micro SD slot expandable up to 128GB. However, the internal storage is not sufficient for multiple apps to run at the same time.

  1. Battery

Redmi 5A features a non-removable 3000 mAh battery, with a truly impressive battery life. Xiaomi has promoted the Redmi 5A’s battery as a part of its “desh ka smartphone” pitch, and true to its words, the battery lasts up to an entire day with moderate to heavy usage.

  1. Connectivity

Redmi 5A specifications come with connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Infrared Port, Radio and USB.

  1. Sensors & Features

Redmi 5A features an accelerometer, and proximity sensors.

  1. Redmi 5A Price

The Redmi 5A mobile price in India is different depending on the storage on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store.

  • The 32 GB Redmi 5A price on the EMI Store is ₹7,299.

Redmi 5A Pros and Cons

  • Pros:

Fast and accurate fingerprint reader, good battery life, great camera experience.

  • Cons:

No fast charging, No NFC, poor screen resolution.

Redmi 5A Specs and Features

Here we have listed down for you all the important Redmi 5A specifications and features in a table. Take a good look at all the Redmi 5A specifications & features for Redmi 5A review for yourself to purchase this smartphone:

Redmi 5A
Date Dec, 2017
Price Rs. 7,299
Display 5.0”
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Nougat; MIUI 10
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
Storage 32 GB (non-expandable)
Camera 13 MP rear | 5 MP front
Battery 3000 mAh


Redmi 5A is a very affordable smartphone. It has good features and gives you a good value for your money, even though it does not offer anything different from its predecessor, the Redmi 4A. This phone is especially good for first-time smartphone users who want the basic smartphone features. However, the camera quality is a disappointment; and if camera is a priority for you, then this phone may not be the ideal choice.

Alternatives that you can explore instead of this are Xiaomi’s own Redmi Y1 Lite and Redmi 4.

If you are looking for the best Xiaomi Redmi Mobile phones, the Bajaj Finserv EMI store is definitely the right choice. All these latest smartphones are available on the EMI store at the best prices, and at no-cost EMIs with zero down payments and no extra processing fee using the Bajaj Finserv EMI Card. If the product is somehow found damaged, the store immediately changes it or the customer gets a full cashback.

Check out all the latest Xiaomi Smartphone models on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store along with their features and prices in India. So there you go. Now what are you waiting for? Go buy your favourite Smartphone today!

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