Xiaomi Redmi 5A with 5″ HD Display, 3000mAh Battery, 13MP Rear Camera Goes Official

Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the successor of Redmi 4A which was launched in India in March 2016. The newly launched Redmi 5A has similar specifications as Redmi 4A except for the design. It sports a unibody design with a Metal-like matte texture as compared to the polycarbonate body on its predecessor. Although Redmi 5A includes the same 3000mAh battery which is present in the Redmi 4A, as per Xiaomi, it can provide up to 8 days of standby time with MIUI 9’s system-level power optimization techniques.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

To recall, Redmi 5A boasts a 5″ IPS display and fuelled by the Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz along with Adreno 308 GPU and 2GB RAM. For photography, it includes the same 13MP rear and 5MP front camera which is present on the Redmi 4A. The internal memory offered is 16GB which can be further expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. Other key specifications are MIUI 9, Hybrid dual SIM tray, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, VoLTE, and IR sensor to control compatible home appliances.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A is offered in GoldGray, & Pink hues and available to buy in China at RMB 599 (Approx. ₹5,900). There is no official information about the launch of Redmi 5A in other markets such as India.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications

  • 5″ IPS Display, 1280 x 720 Pixels
  • 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, Eye Protection
  • 1.4GHz Snapdragon 425 Quad-core CPU
  • 2GB RAM, Adreno 308 GPU
  • 16GB Storage, microSD up to 128GB
  • MIUI 9 with Android Nougat
  • 13MP Rear Camera, f/2.2, PDAF, LED Flash
  • 5MP Front Camera, f/2.0
  • Video Recording (Rear) – 1080p, 720p
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Hybrid Dual SIM, Micro + Nano/microSD
  • 4G LTE, TDD Band 40, VoLTE
  • Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS
  • Micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Sensors – Infrared, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, E-Compass
  • Dimensions –  140.4×70.1×8.35 mm
  • Weight – 137 g
  • Colors – Gold, Dark Gray, Rose Gold
  • Price – RMB 599
  • In the Box – Handset, USB Cable, Adapter, SIM Ejector Pin, Manuals

Differences Between Redmi 5A and Redmi 4A

FeaturesRedmi 5ARedmi 4A
Display5″ HD5″ HD
ProcessorSnapdragon 425Snapdragon 425
No. of CoresQuad-coreQuad-core
RAM2GB2GB/3GB
Front Camera5MP, f/2.05MP, f/2.2
Rear Camera13MP, f/2.213MP, f/2.2
Storage16GB16GB/32GB
Battery3000mAh3030mAh
OSMIUI 9MIUI 8
Dimensions140.4×70.1×8.35 mm139.9×70.4×8.5 mm
Weight137g131.5g

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