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Xiaomi Redmi 5a

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Xiaomi Redmi 5a. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and usability. The portability and performance are also appreciated. The camera and screen get less positive views.

price, performance, portability, usability, battery

screen, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Redmi 5a is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Sudhanshu Singh (

Xiaomi Redmi 5A review


An evolutionary update over the Redmi 4A

Steady performance ; Value for money ; Good build and design ; IR remote

No fingerprint sensor ; No gyroscope

The Redmi 5A is a perfect balance of dependable hardware and software under a budget. It has all the characteristics to be the leader in its segment.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Smartphone Review


Small all-rounder. With the Redmi 5A, Xiaomi has a low-priced, compact Android smartphone on offer, which is suited for simple applications and price-conscious buyers. We reveal what users can expect from the small 5-inch, sub-100-Euro ($116)...

long battery life ; dual-SIM plus expandable storage ; IR blaster

display with a poor contrast ratio ; no USB Type-C ; outdated OS

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is a compact device with an unbeatable price-to-performance ratio. Nevertheless, it can only be recommended to those who do not need a lot of power and who will use it chiefly for taking occasional snapshots or sending messages via...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Shomik Sen Bhattacharjee (

Xiaomi Redmi 5A review: The device that sets the bar for entry-level smartphones


Given its Rs 4,999 price and specifications, the Redmi 5A does seem like the phone to beat, but could Xiaomi have kicked itself in its heels this time?

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is a steal at its introductory price tag of Rs 4,999 for the first 5 million buyers. The regular price is Rs 5,999. Its predecessor which was a true value for money purchase with a price tag of Rs 5,999, set a bar for entry-level...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Abhishek Baxi (

Xiaomi Redmi 5A review: At Rs. 4,999, this phone is a steal


Xiaomi continues to impress with its budget smartphones, and although the Redmi 5A doesn't offer anything extra than 4A, it is an excellent value-for-money smartphone.

Affordable price ; Good performance ; Great battery life

Nothing new compared to Redmi 4A ; Average camera

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Prasid Banerjee (

Xiaomi Redmi 5A 32GB Review


The Xiaomi Redmi 5A doesn't set new standards, but it's still a good budget smartphone to buy for entry-level users.

Decent design ; Dependable battery life

Only 16GB storage on entry variant ; Average camera

The Redmi 5A is the phone you should buy if an entry-level phone is what you're looking for. It provides reasonable performance and battery life for the price, and good overall value for your money. However, we would only recommend buying the 32GB...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Anuj Bhatia (

Xiaomi Redmi 5A price, review: A souped-up version of Redmi 4A that works


Xiaomi Redmi 5A, popular as the Mi 5A, is a complete smartphone, boasting faster performance and a superior camera, making this a phone well above the notch.

Dec, 2017

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A Hands-on [Images]


Xiaomi launched Redmi 4A this year at ₹5,999 and in the same year, the successor to the Redmi 4A has arrived at the same price. It's also now made in India bragging it as 'Desh Ka Phone'. While there isn't any significant difference as compared to the...

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Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review


Xiaomi has captured the budget smartphone segment in India with its Redmi series phones, the Redmi 5A, being the cheapest Xiaomi phone, has the best in class specifications and comes with a ₹4,999 price tag. Thankfully, the pricing can be reduced...

Light Weight & Compact ; Dedicated MicroSD Slot ; Decent Battery Life ; IR Blaster ; Value For Money

At the price point of view, the phone itself stands out among the budget smartphones, the performance is best in class, for a price tag of ₹4,999, you get an excellent phone with good specifications and a decent battery life. It also gets the MIUI 9...

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

Recensione dello Smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 5A


Piccolo Tuttofare Con il Redmi 5A, Xiaomi ha un prezzo basso, uno smartphone compatto Android in offerta, che è adatto per applicazioni semplici e gli acquirenti attenti al prezzo. Scopriamo cosa gli utenti possono aspettarsi dal piccolo smartphone da...

Lunga durata della batteria ; dual-SIM più storage espandibile ; Blaster IR

display con un basso rapporto di contrasto ; nessun tipo di USB-C ; OS obsoleto

Il modello Xiaomi Redmi 5A è un dispositivo compatto con un rapporto prezzo/prestazioni imbattibile. Tuttavia, può essere consigliato solo a coloro che non hanno bisogno di molta potenza e che lo useranno principalmente per scattare foto occasionali o...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

Kort testrapport Xiaomi Redmi 5A Smartphone


Kleine alleskunner. Met de Redmi 5A biedt Xiaomi een goedkope, compacte Android-smartphone die geschikt is voor eenvoudige applicaties en prijsbewust kopers. We achterhalen wat gebruikers kunnen verwachten van de kleine 5-inch-smartphone met een...

lange batterijduur ; dual-SIM plus uitbreidbare opslag ; Infraroodsensor

scherm met zwak contrast ; geen USB Type-C ; verouderd OS

Dit is de verkorte versie van het originele artikel. Het volledige, Engelse testrapport vind je hier. De Xiaomi Redmi 5A is erg eenvoudig om te bedienen. Met zijn prijskaartje van minder dan 100 euro biedt het toestel de beste...

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000 / 3080
Continuous audio playback time:92
Continuous audio playback time (display off):11 / 92
Continuous video playback time:11
Talk time (3G):35

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):3 / 5
Front camera type:Single camera
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:2.2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y


Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Rose Gold
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Rose Gold


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display diagonal:12.7 / 14
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:296
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:AAC,AAC+,AMR,APE,DSD,FLAC,MP3,MP4,WAV
FM radio:Y
Video formats supported:ASP,H.264,H.265,HEVC,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,XVID


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y


2G standards:GSM
3G standards:WCDMA
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth profiles:HID
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor Model:425


Operating system installed:Android


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.55 / 8.35
Height :140.4 / 153
Weight:137 / 150
Width:70.1 / 76.2