The Launch of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A

The newest model from the Xiaomi brand has been launched recently. It is the Redmi 5A and it is in the lower-budget rain of smartphones. It was certified for its launch a month ago from TENNA, so it wasn’t surprising when its official photo was released a few weeks before its launch. Even though it is on the lower end of the pricing spectrum, it still boasts many high-end specifications. It is definitely one of the better offers on the lower-end market taking into account the hardware to price ratio.

DescriptionXiaomi Redmi 5A First Look

The Redmi 5A has a plastic covering, as most devices from the low-end do. It comes in three different color options which include silver grey, cherry, and campaign gold. It is also very lightweight. It has a 5-inch screen with a 720p resolution, a Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor and includes 2GB of RAM. It also includes 16GB of storage, which is expandable via microSD card slot up to 128GB. The rear camera is a 13-megapixel and the front shooter camera is a 5-megapixel. It comes with a 3000mAh removable battery that is said to stay alive for up to 8 days as well as MUIU 9. It has WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB and FM connectivity, as well as 2 SIMs.


As stated before, the Redmi 5A is on the low-end marketing spectrum. Therefore, it is one of the cheaper smartphones you can find. It has been priced at around Rs 6000, 599 yuan, or about $92. Comparatively speaking it is a very economical choice for people who do not need a completely loaded smartphone. While it will not have all of the features offered from a higher-end phone, it is very practical and has the basics plus some. For the cost, you can’t beat it.

Redmi 5A vs. Redmi 4AXiaomi-Redmi-5A

The Redmi 4A is, obviously, the predecessor to the 5A and they are very similar. In fact, that are almost the same. However, a few small changes were made with the release of the new device. The 4A came with MIUI 8 out-of-the-box, while the 5A include MIUI 9. The battery is smaller, yet claims that it can hold a charge for about 8 days time on stand by. Other than these small changes, the devices are pretty much identical.

Basic Overview

Basically the phone is the same as its predecessor, the 4A, with just a couple of slight upgrades. However, according to some user reviews it is worth it for the low price. It is nothing fancy, but if you are looking for an affordable option with not a lot of frills, then this would be a good phone for you. At around $90, you can’t really beat that as far as purchasing a smartphone goes. It is always important to know what you want and expect out of a smartphone device purchase, so before buying, be sure to do your research and make sure that this is the device you are looking for, as it is a bit simple. Overall, it is a good product for the price.