Xiaomi Redmi 5A Pros and Cons

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A Pros and ConsXiaomi the Chinese smartphone manufacturing company has launched its most affordable smartphone in India named Xiaomi Redmi 5A which comes in two memory variants. Xiaomi has presented this smartphone as “Desh Ka Smartphone” and is offering a Rs. 1,000 discount on first 5 Million (2GB / 16GB) devices. So here we have present its specifications, Xiaomi Redmi 5A pros and cons, FAQ, launch offer details, our verdict, product photo gallery, and videos.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the successor to the previously launched Redmi 4A. It is not only similar in terms of design but also in terms of specifications. It comes in three color variants and it will be going on sale on 7th December on both online and offline platforms.

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5A Key Specifications

5” HD (1280 x 720p) Display
Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) OS
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Quad-Core Processor
Adreno 308 Graphics Processor
2GB / 3GB RAM
16GB / 32GB Storage
Dedicated MicroSD Card Slot
13-Megapixel Rear Camera
5-Megapixel Front Facing Camera
Dual SIM Slots
3000 mAh Non-Removable Battery

Similar – Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Smartphone Advantages and Disadvantages.


Xiaomi Redmi 5A Pros and Cons (Advantages and Disadvantages)

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Pros (Advantages, Pros, Merits)

  • Unbeatable Pricing
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 1.4GHz Quad-Core CPU
  • Dual SIM with Dedicated microSD card slot
  • 13-Megapixel Rear Camera with PDAF (phase detection auto-focus)
  • IR Blaster (Infrared Sensor)
  • Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) Operating System

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Cons (Disadvantages, Con, Demerits)

  • No Fingerprint Scanner
  • Only HD Display




Xiaomi Redmi 5A FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question: What display does it have?
Answer: Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with a 5.0-inch HD display.

Question: Does it have Corning Gorilla Glass?
Answer: No.

Question: What is the number of cores on this smartphone?
Answer: It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC with a Quad-Core CPU clocked at 1.4GHz. (4-Cores)

Question: What graphics processor does it have?
Answer: It comes with Adreno 308 GPU clocked at 500MHz.

Question: How much RAM and Storage it offers?
Answer: It comes in two variants, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage model and 3GB RAM, 32GB of storage model.

Question: Does it have a microSD card slot?
Answer: Yes.

Question: What is the Android Version of Xiaomi Redmi 5A?
Answer:  MIUI based Android 7.1.2 (Nougat).

Question: Will it be upgraded to Android Oreo?
Answer: No, there is no information regarding its Android Oreo update.

Question: Can it record 4K Videos?
Answer: No, it cannot record 4K videos.

Question: Does it have selfie flash?
Answer: No, it has a 5-Megapixel front camera without front flash.

Question:  Is it equipped with a fingerprint scanner?
Answer: No, it does not have a Fingerprint sensor.

Question: Is it a dual SIM phone?
Answer: Yes, it comes with dual SIM slots.

Question: Is it a dual-SIM (hybrid) smartphone?
Answer: No, it has two dedicated SIM slots and a separate microSD card slot.

Question: Does it have NFC feature?
Answer: No.

Question: Does it have IR Blaster?
Answer: Yes.

Question: Does it support OTG?
Answer: Yes.

Question: Does it have IP68 certification (Water and Dust Resistant)?
Answer: No, it is not IP68 certified.

Question: What is the battery size?
Answer: It packs a 3000 mAh non-removable battery.

Question: Is there support for fast charging?
Answer: No, it comes with a 5V / 1A power adapter.


  • Xiaomi Redmi 5A Launch Offers

Xiaomi is offering a couple of offers on the launch of Redmi 5A. Xiaomi will be selling first 5 Million units of Redmi 5A (2GB / 16GB model) at a price point of Rs. 4,999/- and later it will be priced at Rs. 5,999/-.

Secondly, Jio and Xiaomi have also joined hands together. Redmi 5A buyers will get a 1,000/- rupees cash back in form vouchers which can be redeemed through MyJio app. More details regarding this offer are available on Mi’s India website.


  • Conclusion:

Xiaomi Redmi 5A is undoubtedly a budget-oriented smartphone for masses. The company has also given it a tagline of “Desh Ka Smartphone”. At a price point of Rs. 4,999/-, there is very less room to pinpoint its shortcomings.

However, there is always some space to talk about targeted audience / who should buy this smartphone. Redmi 5A has a 5″ HD display, Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of storage. In terms of camera, there is a 13MP Rear and a 5MP front camera. Looking at all its specification one thing is clear it can be a good smartphone for those who are looking to buy their first smartphone but it will not be a sensible choice if you are picking it over a mid-range device. However, its unbeatable pricing makes it one of the best phones in its price segment.

Redmi 5A will be going on sale in gold, grey and rose gold color variants at 12 pm on 7th December onwards online channels as well as offline stores.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Flipkart Links (2GB RAM / 16GB Storage) at 4,999/-
(3GB RAM / 32GB Storage) at 6,999/-
  • Xiaomi Redmi 5A Photo Gallery

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5A Product Videos

So this was our article regarding Xiaomi Redmi 5A Pros and Cons, if you have any questions regarding this smartphone, please feel free to ask us your questions in the comment section below.

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