Xiaomi has recently released a new smartphone in its domestic market called as the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. It is a budget smartphone with premium looks. The phone comes with the metal-like matte finish and is claimed to be lightweight by the company. Xiaomi has also claimed eight-day of life on the battery for the Redmi 5A.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Design
On the design front, the Redmi 5A comes with rounded corners which ensures a secure grip on the device. The new phone runs on the latest MIUI 9 skin out-of-the-box. Alas, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner which is quite disappointing.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Price
The Redmi 5A is priced at CNY 599 (roughly Rs 6,000). The phone will be up for pre-orders from Monday in China.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Specifications
Coming to the specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with 296ppi pixel density. Under the hood, there lays a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and external storage up to 128GB via microSD card. It is powered by a 3000mAh battery. Furthermore, the company has claimed 8-day battery life on the device.
For photography, there is a 13MP primary rear camera with panorama mode, HDR mode, burst mode, and f/2.2 aperture. Up front, there is a 5MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture lens. The phone camera supports full HD (1080p) as well as HD (720p) video recording. The connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, hybrid Dual-SIM card slot, micro USB port, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.
The highlight of the device is the pre-loaded MIUI 9 skin. The MIUI 9 comes with newly advanced improvements over the previous version. Some of the features include Smart Assistant, Quick Reply, Smart App launcher, efficient notification management, image search, lock screen enhancement, and split screen functionality to name a few.
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is certainly not a big upgrade over its predecessor. Moreover, some features of the Redmi 4A have been downgraded on the Redmi 5A. For instance, the battery capacity of the device is decreased from the predecessor. Still, the company’s claim for 8-days battery life is convivial. Also, there is no fingerprint scanner on the device which is a regular feature in most of the budget mobiles in India.