Xiaomi Redmi 4A was undoubtedly one of the best Android smartphones on a budget. Today, the company has announced its successor, the Redmi 5A with a price tag of under $100. Like with its predecessor, it can definitely lure people who want an affordable usable Android smartphone.
The Redmi 5A features almost all of the same specs as the last generation’s 4A. It has the same 5″ HD display, the same exact Snapdragon 425 with 2GB of RAM and the 13MP back camera with f/2.2 aperture (video recording in 1080p at 30fps).
Talking about the difference, the 5A will feel a bit heavier, the dimensions, however, are almost exactly the same. The 32gb storage option isn’t an option anymore with the 5A only available with 16GB of internal storage. The battery capacity has also gone down by a hair with the only improvements being the front camera.
On the software side, the phone does run on a relatively newer Android Nougat with MIUI 9 on top. This is great because the Xiaomi Redmi 5A will most probably not receive any major software updates.
The addition of a fingerprint sensor would have been a welcome feature, but the need to omit features to keep the price down might have something to do with this. Also, the gyroscope present on the previous generation seems to have been removed this time around.
The phone is currently only available in China, with Gold, Rose Gold, and Gray color options. Seeing how Xiaomi prices it’s smartphones in Nepal, the price will be around Rs 14,000.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A in a nutshell:
- Display: 5″ HD IPS (1280*720) resolution
- Dimensions: 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4 mm
- SoC: Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
- OS: Android 7.1 (Nougat) MIUI9 on top
- Back camera: 13 MP, f/2.2 (1080p video at 30fps)
- Front camera: 5MP, f/2.0
- Battery: 3,000mAh
- Expandable Storage: Yes up to 256GB
- Bluetooth: 4.1
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
- Colors: Gold, Rose Gold, Gray
- Price: $91 (China)