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Xiaomi Redmi 5A (2017) review

Android OS v7.1 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917
Adreno 308
2 GB / 16 GB
5 inches (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

Xiaomi announced the launch of the Redmi 5A smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the Xiaomi Redmi 5A phone with 5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5 inches phone comes with IPS display (720 x 1280 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A specifications

BrandXiaomi
NameRedmi 5A
ModelREDMI5A
Release date2017

Body

The weight of Xiaomi Redmi 5A is about 4.83 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Xiaomi phone are average (5.53 x 2.76 x 0.33 inches).

Weight4.83 oz
Dimensions5.53 x 2.76 x 0.33 inches
Colorsgold, gray, rose-gold
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v7.1 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917
CPUQuad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 308

Display

The size of Redmi 5A screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5 inches IPS display of Xiaomi Redmi 5A with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Xiaomi Redmi 5A (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM2 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Redmi 5A is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Redmi 5A phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Redmi 5A isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Xiaomi phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Xiaomi Redmi 5A phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, MIUI 9
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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