Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specs, Price, Release, Review, Camera, Features, Pros and Cons

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specs, Review, Price, Release Date, Pros and Cons

Xiaomi Redmi 5A announced in October, 2017 and planned to be released on December 7, 2017. Redmi 5A is a basic mid-range smartphone for a low price. In the specifications, it follows the footsteps of Redmi 4A which is a big hit in the global market in the recent past. Both of them share same specifications except a few. The notable thing is Redmi 5A comes with MiUI 9 (Android 7.0 Nougat) while the Redmi 4A runs on MiUI8 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow).

Look at the specifications, price, quick review, features, opinions, pros and cons of Xiaomi Redmi 5A.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Price 

  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi 5A in the USA $110
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi 5A in Europe €90
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi 5A in the UK £80
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi 5A in India ₹ 5,000
  • The price of Xiaomi Redmi 5A in China ¥ 599

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications

Features Specs
Display 5.0-inch, IPS LCD Display
Screen Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat (MiUI 9)
CPU Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425  Quad-core 1.4GHz
GPU Adreno 308
Memory 2GB / 3GB of RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16GB (2GB RAM) / 32GB (3GB RAM)
Storage Upgrade 256GB via microSD card
Primary Camera 13MP with Phase Detection Autofocus, LED-Flash
Video recording 1080p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera 5MP
Battery 3000mAh (Non-removable)
Fingerprint Sensor No
4G Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth Version 4.1, A2DP, LE
FM Radio Yes
USB Port microUSB 2.0
Headphones 3.5mm Jack
Colors Blue, Grey, Gold, Rose Gold
SIM card type Dual SIM
Weight 137gms

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specs and Details


Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports a 5.0 IPS LCD display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The screen aspect ratio is 16:9 and has 294 pixels density. Overall, these display specs are average. Most of the mid-range smartphones coming with 1080p screen resolution.


The hardware of Xiaomi Redmi 5A includes a Snapdragon 425 processor chip with Quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex A53 CPU and Adreno 308 GPU. The CPU and GPU are value for money for the low price.

RAM and Storage

Xiaomi Redmi 5A has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The expansion of storage is possible with microSD card up to 256GB in the SIM slot 2. The RAM and storage are good for moderate users. The gamers and multitasking users may not be happy with the given RAM and storage.


Xiaomi Redmi 5A runs Android 7.1 Nougat under the MiUI 9 user interface.


The rear camera features a 13MP lens, aperture f/2.2, autofocus and LED flash while the front camera just got a 5MP lens. The video resolution is 1080p at the rate of 30fps. The camera features are limited in Xiaomi Redmi 5A. But, not bad for this price range.


A non-removable 3000mAh battery powers the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Sadly, the fast charging feature is not available.

Other Features and Connectivity

GPRS, Edge, 3G, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Infrared port, FM Radio and microUSB 2.0 are some of the connectivity features found in Xiaomi Redmi 5A. The fingerprint scanner, which becomes a basic feature for a smartphone is missing in this smartphone. The color variants available are Blue, Gold, Rose Gold and Grey.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Pros and Cons


  • Low Price
  • Brand Value
  • Decent Specifications for the Price
  • Moderate Use


  • Missing Fingerprint Scanner
  • Missing Camera Features
  • No Fast Charging Feature
  • Lacks USB Type-C Port
  • Average Hardware and Multitasking Performance

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Opinion

Xiaomi Redmi 5A is surely a value for money smartphone. However, it is not a perfect mid-range smartphone. It is good for all moderate smartphone users who only uses apps and games occasionally. The brand power is what allows us to say YES to Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Also, there is no competitor having better specifications at this price range.

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