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Xiaomi Redmi 5A FAQs, pros & cons, user queries and answers

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today launched its latest budget device, the Redmi 5A in India. It is the successor of the Redmi 4A that was launched last year. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with similar specifications as its predecessor.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A was launched in China in October with a price tag of CNY 599. The device is priced in India starting at Rs. 5,999 and will be available from December 7 on Flipkart and

As an appreciation for its fans in India, Xiaomi has revealed that it will be offering the Redmi 5A at a discount of Rs. 1,000 for the first 5 million customers, effectively bringing down the price to Rs. 4,999 for the 2GB version.

In this post, we will answer some of the FAQs about the device.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Pros

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • 2GB / 3GB RAM
  • 13 MP Primary Camera
  • 5 inch HD Display

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Cons

  • Lacks fingerprint sensor

Redmi 5A Specifications

Key Specs Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Display 5.0 inches IPS LCD
Screen Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Operating System Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 9
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Processor CPU: 1.4 GHz quad-core
GPU: Adreno 308
Memory 2GB / 6GB
Inbuilt Storage 16GB / 32GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, up to 128GB
Primary Camera 13 MP, f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, LED flash
Video recording [email protected]
Secondary Camera 5 MP with f/2.0 aperture
Battery 3,000mAh
Fingerprint Sensor No
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Dimensions 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4 mm
Weight 137 grams
Price  2GB RAM – Rs. 4,999
3GB RAM – Rs. 6,999

Question: How is the display of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Answer: The Redmi 5A features a 5 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The display features an 16:9 aspect ratio.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi 5A support dual SIM cards?

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Answer: Yes, it supports dual nano-SIM cards.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi 5A support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports 4G VoLTE.

Question: How much RAM and internal storage comes with the Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

Answer: The smartphone comes with 2GB / 3GB RAM and 16GB / 32GB internal storage.

Question: Can the internal storage in the device be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage on the device is expandable up to 128GB. It comes with a dedicated microSD card slot.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

Answer: The device runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 skinned on top.

Question: What are the camera features of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

Xiaomi Redmi 5A camera

Answer: The device comes with a 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and an LED flash. On the front, the device sports a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Question: What is the battery size on the Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

Answer: The smartphone is powered by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.

Question: Which mobile processor is used in the Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

Answer: The device comes with Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor with Adreno 308 GPU.

Question: Does the device feature a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: No, the device does not feature a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Does the device support NFC connectivity?

Answer: No, it does not support NFC connectivity.

Question: What are the available sensors on the device?

Answer: The device comes with an Infrared sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor and an ambient light sensor.

Question: Does the Xiaomi Redmi 5A support USB OTG?

Xiaomi Redmi 5A bottom

Answer: Yes, the smartphone offers USB OTG connectivity.

Question: Does the device support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, the phone supports HDR mode.

Question: Can 4K videos be played on the device?

Answer: No, you can only play videos up to HD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels) only.

Question: How is the audio experience of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

Answer: As per initial impressions, the device is found to be loud and clear in terms of audio.

Question: Does the device support a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Xiaomi Redmi 5A top

Answer: Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Can the device be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer: Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is mobile internet sharing supported on the device?

Answer: Yes, you can use a mobile hotspot to share your internet.

Question: What is the price of the device in India?

Answer: The device has been priced starting at Rs. 4,999 in India.

Question: Will the phone be available in offline stores?

Answer: The phone will be available from Flipkart,, Mi Home store and Mi preferred partner stores.


Abhinav Singh

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