Xiaomi Redmi 5A FAQ, Doubts, Pros and Cons

Xiaomi has launched their first “Desh ka Smartphone” in the form of Redmi 5A which is sucessor to the Redmi 4A. The device checks all the requirements of a Entry level smartphone. It carries the same design as the Remdi 4A with a unimetal body design. It comes with a 5-inch HD resolution display and is powered by the reliable Snapdragon 425 processor. The pricing of the device is spot on starting at Rs. 4,999 for the 2GB RAM and 16GB storage which will see an increase in price by Rs. 1,000 after selling 5 million units. The 3GB RAM and 32GB RAM storage variant is priced at Rs. 6,999.

xiaomi redmi 5A specifications and price


  • Display: 5-inch HD IPS LCD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Processor: 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with Adreno 308 GPU
  • RAM and Storage: 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB storage expandable up to 128GB
  • Camera: 13MP rear camera  with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash, Video recording – 1080p at 30fps along with a 5MP front facing camera and f/2.0 aperture
  • OS: Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9
  • Connectivity: 4G, 3G HSPA,WiFi, Bluetooth, Dual SIM – Hybrid
  • Battery: 3000mAh


How is the Display in Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

It comes with a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display with pixel density of 294 ppi

Does the Redmi 5A come with Adaptive Brightness?

Yes it comes with adaptive brightness

Does the Redmi 5A come with capacitive touch buttons or on-screen buttons?

It comes with capacitive touch buttons below the display

What resolution videos can be seen on Redmi 5A?

Videos / Media with resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels can be seen on the HD IPS LCD display

How is the Processor and performance of Redmi 5A?

It comes with a Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC clocking at 1.4GHz and coupled with 2GB or 3GB of RAM

What are the sensors present in Redmi 5A?

It comes with Accelerometer, gyro, compass and proximity sensor

Does Redmi 5A come with microSD card expansion?

Yes, it comes with option to expand up to 128GB using microSD card

Does Redmi 5A come with Dual SIM option?

Yes, it comes with dual nano SIM cards

What is the OS in Redmi 5A?

It comes with Android 7.1.2 with MIUI 9 on top

Does it come with Fingerprint sensor?

No, it does not sport a Fingerprint sensor

What are the camera specifications and how is the quality of Redmi 5A?

The Redmi 5A sports a 4 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash along with a 5MP front facing camera

Does the camera come with EIS or OIS?

No, it does not come with OIS

What is the battery capacity and how is the battery life in Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

It comes with 3000mAh battery

What are the color options for Redmi 5A?

The device will be available in Platinum Silver, Champagne Gold and Rose Gold color options

Does Redmi 5A support 4G VoLTE?

Yes, it supports 4G VoLTE

What is the price of Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

It is priced at Rs. 4,999 for the 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage variant ( the price will be increased to Rs. 5,999 after 5 million units) while the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 6,999.

When will Redmi 5A be available in India?

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A will be available exclusively on Flipkart as well as Mi.com online and Mi Home Stores and partner stores starting from December 7th.

What are the competitors to Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

There are not many devices which can compete with the device in terms of specifications in comparison to the price


  • Decent 5-inch HD display
  • Qualcomm 425 Processor
  • Good 13MP rear and 5MP front facing camera


  • At this price point for the specifications there is not many Cons for this device


It is a great device priced starting at Rs. 4,999 is a steal deal. At this price point with a Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2GB RAM and a 13MP rear camera there is nothing more you can ask for and there is no device which is competing with the Redmi 5A in this price bracket.

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