Xiaomi today launched Redmi 5A, branded as “Desh Ka Smartphone,” in India. The all-new Xiaomi phone starts at an introductory price of Rs 4,999. It goes on sale exclusively via Flipkart and official Mi India online store mi.com starting December 7.
Similar to its predecessor Redmi 4A, Redmi 5A doesn’t bear much of a difference in terms of specifications except for custom ROM skin and battery capacity. While the Redmi 4A (Review) came with MIUI 8 based Android Marshmallow, Redmi 5A runs Xiaomi’s latest ROM iteration MIUI 9 out-of-the-box.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A packs a 3,000mAh battery. Meanwhile, Redmi 4A has a battery capacity of 3120mAh. However, the company claims Redmi 5A to offer 8 hours standby time.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A flaunts a metallic matte finish and three colour options – Gold, Dark Grey and Rose Gold. It features a 5-inch HD display with 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution. Powering the phone is a Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor paired with Adreno 308 GPU for graphics.
Xiaomi has announced two storage options here – 2GB RAM with 16GB storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB native storage (expandable up to 128GB). Notably, Redmi 5A features a dedicated microSD slot. Meaning, you can insert two SIM cards and get a separate microSD slot vacant as well.
As for the optics, Redmi 5A features a 13MP camera sensor with a 5-element lens, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and LED flash module. The camera app interface offers HDR mode, panorama, burst mode, face recognition and real-time filters. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The camera is also capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps.
The phone measures a dimension of 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35 mm and weighs 137 grams. Connectivity options on the phone include- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. Sensors onboard include- accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.
As we mentioned before, Redmi 5A gets an introductory price of Rs 4,999. However, the company offers Rs 1,000 discount on the first 5 million units of Redmi 5A 2GB RAM model. Post that, it will cost Rs 5,999 for 2GB RAM version. Meanwhile, the 3GB RAM version costs Rs 6999.