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Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Xiaomi Redmi 5A (Redmi Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 10 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD, up to 128 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: motion sensor, proximity sensor, microUSB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, 2G GSM (2/3/5/8), 3G WCDMA (1/2/5/8), 4G TDD-LTE (38/40), 4G FDD-LTE (1/3/4/5/7/8/20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 140.4 x 70.1 ( = 0.33 x 5.53 x 2.76 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.2, LED flash, [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: 1 speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, SIM tool, USB charger, Micro USB cable, MIUI Global 9.1, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (body): 1,234 W/kg, SAR value (head): 0,530 W/kg, fanless
Weight
137 g ( = 4.83 oz / 0.3 pounds), Power Supply: 55 g ( = 1.94 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
100 Euro

 

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Average Score: 79.82% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 37 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 64%, features: 48%, display: 71% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A

80.3% Xiaomi Redmi 5A Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
With the Redmi 5A, Xiaomi has a low-priced, compact Android smartphone on offer, which is suited for simple applications and price-conscious buyers. We reveal what users can expect from the small 5-inch, sub-100-Euro ($116) smartphone in our review.
Watch: Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review
Source: Yugatech English
Xiaomi recently brought its “entry-level smartphone king”, the Redmi 5A, here in the country. We’ve already done our written review of it but we also prepared a video review that you can watch below.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/17/2018
Xiaomi Redmi 5A review
Source: Yugatech English
Once again, Xiaomi proved that they have what it takes to produce a performer even at the entry-level category. So, is the Redmi 5A the entry-level smartphone king? Well, in some regards, yes but it does lose its crown in one aspect. Performance-wise, the Redmi 5A is, without a doubt, one of the best in its category. It also has an excellent display, a plethora of useful shortcuts and features, and a decent performing battery. Unfortunately, the king will have to give up its crown when it comes to camera performance as it falls short in that regard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/02/2018
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review: The Ultimate Budget Phone?
Source: Unbox English
With powerful hardware, decent camera and display the Redmi 5A is really hard to beat on pure value alone. Like we said in our unboxing, the phone uses a chipset that is utilized by other smartphones that have almost double the price of the Redmi 5A, which also sometimes have worse specs in comparison.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2018
90% Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review
Source: The Techy English
The Redmi Note 5A is another powerful budget phone made Xiaomi. The phone is good for first-time smartphone buyer. It’s a complete package offered by Xiaomi at an attractive price but honestly, I don’t see any significant upgrades over the last generation models. At last we can say that Xiaomi seems to have cracked the budget smartphone segment.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
At the price point of view, the phone itself stands out among the budget smartphones, the performance is best in class, for a price tag of ₹4,999, you get an excellent phone with good specifications and a decent battery life. It also gets the MIUI 9 out-of-the-box giving as much features from the operating system. There’s a dedicated microSD slot if you want to expand the storage without losing the dual SIM functionality. In addition to the features, the IR Blaster can be handy sometimes. A great device for the people who want to get all Android features at the lowest price, the Redmi 5A is highly recommended.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2018
82% Xiaomi Redmi 5A review: At Rs. 4,999, this phone is a steal
Source: Android Authority English
Xiaomi continues to impress with its budget smartphones, and although the Redmi 5A doesn’t offer anything extra than 4A, it is an excellent value-for-money smartphone at its original price of ₹5,999 ($94).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 82% display: 83% mobility: 90% workmanship: 77%
70% Xiaomi Redmi 5A review: The device that sets the bar for entry-level smartphones
Source: Tech2.in.com English
In summation, the Redmi 5A manages to check all the boxes, a first-time smartphone adopter could wish for. The phone packs a sturdy build, a good display, an able processor and GPU combination as well as a good rear camera in good lighting conditions. The formula for making a good overall package at enticing price points is one of Xiaomi's strengths. This has also held it in good stead in the fast-evolving smartphone market in India. The only section where it failed to better its predecessor was in the battery life department, which could be improved on with better software optimisation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 65% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
78% Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review- The Best Budget Smartphone
Source: Techniqued English
If you are looking for an affordable entry-level smartphone, Xiaomi Redmi 5A is definitely the best you can get in terms of hardware and also experience. While the 5A isn’t drastically different from 4A, it has good design and built, decent display, a customizable software and decent performance for the price segment and a good camera. Price at Rs 4999, Xiaomi Redmi 5A is definitely worth the money.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 90% performance: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%
83% Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review: (5)A smartphone for India indeed!
Source: Tech PP English
All said and done. The Redmi 5A isn’t a big upgrade from the 4A. In fact, it is just a 4A Plus or a 4A Pro if you want to call it so. But improvements such as the dedicated dual sim tray, MIUI 9 and the lower price, still make it the phone to recommend for anyone on a tight budget without a second thought.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 95% performance: 85% workmanship: 75%
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review
Source: Fone Arena English
Overall, the Redmi 5A is another value-for-money (VFM) smartphone from Xiaomi. It has all the required sensors, including an infrared sensor for remote control and also comes with dedicated dual SIM and microSD slots. The camera is decent for the price, but it could have been better and the battery life is not impressive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2017
70% Xiaomi Redmi 5A review: Bang for your bucks
Source: Gadget Show English
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with a price tag of Rs 4,999, which makes it a good offering for those first-timers looking for a smartphone. The Redmi 5A has a lot going for it -- the device is powered by Qualcomm processor, offers 13MP camera and 3,120 mAh battery. The only missing point is the absence of fingerprint sensor. For those looking for alternative can consider buying the Nokia 2.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
74% Xiaomi Redmi 5A 32GB Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Redmi 5A is the phone you should buy if an entry-level phone is what you're looking for. It provides reasonable performance and battery life for the price, and good overall value for your money. However, we would only recommend buying the 32GB variant of this device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 74%
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Hands-on [Images]
Source: Mobygyaan English
What we fancy about the phone are the standalone microSD slot, an IR Blaster, and decent battery capacity. It does miss out the fingerprint scanner on the rear side, a selfie flash, and a metallic design, but you can’t expect everything from a phone that’s priced just as cheap as ₹4,999. The overall package is extremely value for money. We will soon review the product in the coming days. Stay tuned.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2017
75% Xiaomi Redmi 5A review: If it isn't broke, don't fix it
Source: India Today English
The Redmi 5A is directed towards first-time Internet users and users who are looking to switch from a feature phone to a smartphone, without having to spend a fortune on a good handset. Much like the JioPhone, the Bharat 1, the Galaxy J2, the Moto C and the Nokia 2. Unlike the JioPhone, the Bharat 1, the Galaxy J2, the Moto C and the Nokia 2, however, the Redmi 5A doesn't compromise much in terms of hardware specs; it doesn't compromise much in terms of looks and feel either.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Xiaomi Redmi 5A price, review: A souped-up version of Redmi 4A that works
Source: The Indian Express English
The Redmi 5A is not targeted at those who already bought the Redmi 4A. Instead, Xiaomi says it is targeting first-time smartphone buyers, especially those who are looking to upgrade their “dumb” feature phones. At Rs 4,999, Redmi 5A is the most affordable Xiaomi smartphone in India. And it tells a lot about the company’s expectations from the Redmi 5A. When you look at the Redmi 5A, its design, specifications, 4G LTE connectivity and cameras, all this makes the phone stand out in the competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Xiaomi continues to impress us with its low prices, and even though the Redmi 5A doesn't give us anything new or different compared to the Redmi 4A, it still delivers excellent value. If you can grab the 2GB/16GB version at the introductory offer price of Rs. 4,999, you'll be very happy. Even at its regular retail price of Rs. 5,999, there aren't many phones that could compete with it. If you're a first-time smartphone user, or are only concerned with basic communications, the Redmi 5A would be quite a good choice. Camera quality is really the only major downside, and if that's important to you, you'll have to spend a bit more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review: It is basically Redmi 4A with a cheaper price!
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To conclude, the smartphone does not make sense to those who have already bought Redmi 4A or Redmi 4. The smartphone does offer some respectable performance, especially, for the first-time smartphone buyers. It is just a souped-up version of the Redmi 4A, but with a cheaper price tag.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2017
Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Hands on and first impressions
Source: Android Authority English
The Redmi 5A is not an upgrade to the other budget smartphones by Xiaomi released this year, but a well-rounded budget smartphone at the moment that would expectedly sell quite well. It’s an affordable package that offers decent smartphone experience without too many compromises. You get what you pay for, right?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2017
70% Xiaomi Redmi 5A First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, and either 2GB of RAM with 16GB of storage, or 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage. You can add a microSD card of up to 128GB. There's a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, both of which take shots that look fairly decent on the phone's own screen. Xiaomi is pushing battery life as a major feature of this phone, but the battery capacity is a fairly average 3000mAh, so we'll have to wait to see how that works out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
86% Redmi 5A review – Awesomely Awesome again indeed Desh ka Smartphone
Source: Gogi.in English
For Rs. 4,999 there is nothing out there to compete with the Redmi 5A. If you still have doubt visit Mi Store and check the handset, get a demo and don’t forget to carry cash / credit / debit card.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
Xiaomi Redmi 5A First Impressions: Is it truly an upgrade to Redmi 4A?
Source: The Mobile Indian English
To wrap up, the Redmi 5A does not really seem to be an upgrade to the Redmi 4A. The smartphone features almost similar design, exactly the same display, hardware, almost the same camera among others. The only take away from this phone is the latest MIUI 9 and a dedicated micro SD card slot. Rest is up to you to decide!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/30/2017
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Design, Hardware, OS, Antutu, Camera, Battery Review
Source: Igeekphone English
Xiaomi Redmi 5A is quite amazing in terms of design, its hardware is quite powerful.This device has been made to make furor in the low-end niche. It did. Thanks to a traditional Redmi appearance and good specs list the Xiaomi Redmi 5A could win customers hearts. But what’s more important, the Redmi 5A is priced as low as possible. Agree 122.99$ is an unbelievable price for a good smartphone. We have already managed to review some models. But none of them can be compared to this handset. I guess this is the phone that will sell in millions and it’s priced the phone price that determines the mobile phone market position. Here Use the coupon (Code: REDMI5A) to get it for SP: $109.99.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2017

Foreign Reviews

81% Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 92% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 100%
83% Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
69% Recensione XIAOMI Redmi Note 5A internazionale
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 75% display: 69% mobility: 75% workmanship: 65%
75% Recensione XIAOMI Redmi 5A
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 95% display: 69% mobility: 85% workmanship: 50%
Test du Xiaomi Redmi 5A : pourquoi dépenser plus
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; beautiful display; good autonomy. Negative: Slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2018
100% Xiaomi Redmi 5A - Обзор убийцы несчастных бюджетников
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Xiaomi Redmi 5A - Обзор убийцы несчастных бюджетников
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% На что способен самый недорогой смартфон Xiaomi: обзор Redmi 5A
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Бюджетный бестселлер: обзор смартфона Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; support dual sim; nice main camera; good price. Negative: Low quality video recording.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2018
Виодеообзор: Xiaomi Redmi 5A — бюджетный малыш0
Source: AndroidInsider.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price; decent cameras; nice performance; elegant design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2017
VnReview mổ smartphone hot nhất tầm giá 2 triệu đồng: Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Low price; elegant design; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2018
Đánh giá Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Mức giá làm nên tất cả
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; fast system; good price. Negative: Poor display; poor cameras; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2018
Đánh giá camera trên Xiaomi Redmi 5A: của rẻ có là của ôi?
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Low price; decent cameras; good hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2018
Trên tay và đánh giá nhanh Xiaomi Redmi 5A: "Trùm" phân khúc dưới 2 triệu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Low price; decent hardware; nice cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2018
Review Redmi 5A: Susah Dilawan!
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Elegant design; support both dual sim and microSD slot; large battery capacity; high performance; decent cameras. Negative: Slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2018

Comment

Model: Time to time we review affordable smartphones. When we call a smartphone affordable, its price tag is around 100$ or above. Well this time, we are going for even less. Let me introduce the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Just like the Xiaomi Redmi 4A from last year, the 5A model starts from 91$, yes 91$. Well, it may not be the official price tag, because that is how much it will cost in China. But still, even after all import costs are added, i do not think it will cost more than 150$ tops.

So what do you get for that amount of money? A Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, a microSD slot for expanding the storage capacity, a 5 inch screen with 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution. Not bad at all. Besides, you get a 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera. I am pretty sure the front camera will not be handy at all, but I think the rear camera can provide something. When it comes to cheap phones, I do not know what to expect and I wonder if I should be grateful that they work. Because, lets be honest, there are not that many cheap phones available. Yes there are many noname phones, but how many of them are really usable? But Xiaomi is making a name for its products and its popularity is becoming bigger and bigger each day outside of China. Compared to the 4A model, the 5A comes with a metallic unibody. For an entry level device, it is quite nice. But still, it leaves you with the feeling of holding something cheap. If you are okay to spend a bit more, there is a Prime version available that comes with a bit better options, such as camera, processor, fingerprint sensor. This device could even be a strategic move to make more people into buying Prime version since it costs just a bit more and makes more sense in terms of price/performance. Also, if you already have a 4A, there is no reason to upgrade, since they are basically the same.

But again the main question that I need to ask myself, would I ever but it? I asked the same question for the LeEco Le Pro3 Elite and it was a way better smartphone in terms of hardware. This one is close to being half price and I am kind of in doubt about how to decide. I think my answer would be to buy one and keep it as a side device in case anything happens to my main phone or I would use the Redmi 5A when I go abroad and i do not want my phone to be stolen. I am a power user and I feel like I will run into performance issues going forward with this smartphone. But I think I can buy it for my family. Since it is cheap, I would not mind if they drop and break it apart, since I can buy a new one. But it all depends on your use case. Meaning, if you are using your phone just for making calls and for some texting and maybe some light internet usage, you do not need something expensive, the Redmi 5A is just for you. But if you are looking for more such as playing games, good cameras etc. there can be better options out there. Just keep in mind, they all will be more expensive compared to this model. This could be the cheapest a smartphone can be.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Qualcomm Adreno 308: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 425 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
425: Entry-level SoC that was announced in February 2016. It integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, an LPDDR3 memory controller and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

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0.137 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

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