The smartphone is offered in two versions — 2GB RAM + 16GB storage, and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage — also may be bought both online and offline. However, the supply of the Redmi 5A India sales by sales and variant channel was not shown by Xiaomi. Promoted as the ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’ by Xiaomi, the Redmi 5A is the successor to the popular Redmi 4A.
The Redmi 5A has been published in India on December 7, priced at Rs. 5,999 and Rs. 6,999 for its 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM variants, respectively. Soon thereafter, the 3GB RAM alternative became available offline too, with the price going around Rs. 7,499. But, Xiaomi offered a Rs. 1,000 discount on the initial 5 million units of the base model, bringing its effective price right down to Rs. 4,999. Moreover, Reliance Jio provided a cashback of both Rs. 1,000 on both variations. Buyers will need to purchase a minimum recharge of Rs. 198 for 12 months to avail the cashback, which will make them eligible for 10 vouchers of Rs. 100 which may be redeemed while buying a recharge package.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A specifications, attributes
To recap, the Redmi 5A has a dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) slot and runs MIUI 9-based on Android Nougat. The smartphone sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) screen, and is powered with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC. In the camera department, the smartphone carries a 13-megapixel rear camera using an f/2.2 aperture, coupled with LED flash and PDAF on the trunk. On the front, the Redmi 5A includes a 5-megapixel camera using an f/2.0 aperture. There is a committed microSD card slot (up to 128GB) too.
Connectivity choices on the smartphone contain 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared, a 3.5millimeter headphone jack, plus a Micro-USB port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity detector. It runs on a 3000mAh battery, with 5V/1A charging, rated to deliver up to 8 days of standby time, and 7 hours of video playback. It measures 140.4×70.1×8.35mm and weighs only 137 g.