India’s most lovable smartphone brand is back to rock the Indian market in 2018 with its latest Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Being marketed as India’s new ‘desh ka smartphone’ because of its highly affordable price of just Rs.5000 for the first 5 million units and Rs 6000 after that. The device is an upgradation for the highly successful Redmi 4A with better specs and features.
The company recently overtook Samsung in terms of sales and has a reputation of introducing power packed smartphones with fabulous features at unbeatable prices in the lower end segment.
So, it can be safely said that this new offering from Xiaomi, the Redmi 5A is a perfect buy for anyone who wishes to get hold of a smartphone at a low price or the one who is looking to upgrade from a feature phone to a smartphone. Here in this article we are going to make you aware about the specifications of this device along with a first-hand review.
Redmi 5A with its irresistible features at an unparalleled price is destined to set the market on fire. Everything from its build quality and design to performance is something which every first-time smartphone user could have wished for.
The phone comes in a bright red colored box with a very small Xiaomi logo at one end which clearly shows that the company knows that people here love the name Redmi more than they love the brand.
Let us be familiar with the specifications of the device before we get into the device’s pros and cons.
Xiaomi doesn’t want to lose its market share at any cost and is doing everything in its hand to bring a smartphone to every user’s hand in India with is fabulous low-price end smartphones. With the new Xiaomi Redmi 5A it is looking to create a storm in the market by pricing the smartphone at:
Note- The company is also providing an awesome introductory offer using which the first 5 million units of the 2GB/16GB variant will be sold at just Rs.4999/- plus there is a cashback of 10%, if you pay through Mobikwik wallet.
Design and Build Quality– Redmi 5A has a completely plastic body with a slightly metallic finish at the rear end which is enough you can get at this price. The device is currently available in two color variants grey and gold but a rose gold Bareilly will also be introduced anytime soon. Having a thickness a 8.4mm and a width of 70.1mm, the phone is extremely lightweight at just 137gms. The back of the phone is slightly curved at the edges for superior grip. The volume and power button are on the right, on the left is a hybrid sim tray, on the top you get another sim tray, headphone jack, IR blaster whereas at the bottom the device has a USB port. Overall the phone has a decent build quality and design at this price.
Software and processor- At this price, Redmi 5A offers the best software and processor. The Snapdragon 425 processor is not something you seen in every smartphone as most of them tend to use a lower end mediatek processor. Also, the device runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat and Xiaomi has packed it with its latest MIUI 9 which will make the phone lot better than Redmi 4A and is something to look out for.
Performance- In this section, based upon various results, the device is at par with Redmi 4A and is only slightly below Redmi 4 which is really awesome at this price. Also, the 2GB RAM supports the device completely which is why you get a smooth experience switching between two apps and playing mediocre games.
Battery- Although Xiaomi phones are known to have long lasting battery which also is true for Redmi 5A, as the device has a 3000 mAH battery. But the problem here if that the battery is less than what we would have expected because Redmi 4A had a bigger battery which lasted for a day and a half with medium to high use while the Redmi 5A tends last only a day with mediocre use.
Camera- This is another thing which could have been better as the device has the same 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and 5-megapixel front camera which we had in Redmi 4A. Though we get many filters to choose from but the device fails to generate awesome HDR pictures. There is no slow-motion recording feature and the camera delivers poorly even in low light conditions.
Gadgets 360- The device has been given a 7 out of 10 on gadgets 360.
Firstpost- On Firstpost tech 2 has reviewed the phone with a 3.5 star rating out of 5 stars.
Gadgetsnow- Gadgetsnow also has given Redmi 5A a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5.
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With a current price tag of just Rs 4999, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is nothing short of a perfect buy for all the budget buyers and also for aap first time smartphone users. The device offers unmatched features and specifications at a price which was only imaginable before this. So, login and place your order for the Redmi 5A today at the offer price. Because in no time the first 5 million units will get sold out and then you would no longer have the choice to get this awesome phone at such a lower price.