Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review

Xiaomi Redmi 5A design-
There isn’t much to say about the Redmi 5A’s looks if you’ve used any entry-level Android smartphone over the past year or two. It’s all plastic, though the rear has a slightly metallic finish. Xiaomi says it will be sold in Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold, though only the first two are listed as options for the first sale.

The Redmi 5A has a 5-inch screen and there’s quite a lot of plastic above and below it. Still, it’s well suited to one-handed use. Grip is pretty good despite the 8.35mm thickness, and weight is quite manageable at 137g.There’s a Micro-USB port on the bottom and a 3.5mm audio socket on the top.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A specifications and software-

The Redmi 5A’s specifications are pretty much identical to those of the Redmi 4A, which it replaces. You get the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, with four cores clocked at 1.4GHz. The screen measures 5 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 720×1280. There’s a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio, and GPS are supported. You can choose between a base variant with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, and a more expensive one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

Xiaomi preloads a few Microsoft Office apps, Skype Lite, Amazon Shopping, WPS Office, and UC news. There’s a spammy ticker of “Promoted apps” within an ordinary-looking home screen folder to encourage you to download them.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A performance, cameras, and battery life-

The Redmi 5A is capable of handling everyday tasks such as Web browsing, social apps, and messaging.There was usually less than 500MB of free RAM out of our review unit’s 2GB.Benchmark scores were decent enough. We got 36,421 in AnTuTu; 683 and 1,887 in Geekbench 4’s single-core and multi-core tests respectively; 3,719 in 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme; and 14fps in GFXBench.

Price – Xiaomi has announced that the first five million units of Redmi 5A will be sold starting at Rs 4,999 for 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM variant. The higher-end 3GB RAM and 32GB storage option will sell at Rs 6,999. However, the actual price of the base model is Rs 5,999 and not Rs 4,999.

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