Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A, would we buy it?

The number of smartphones launched by Xiaomi each year can lead to confusions on the part of the less knowledgeable users, since at the end of the day there are not many families of devices in its catalog and everything comes down to new versions of the main terminals. This time, a “light” option of the high end of 2016 has been baptized under the name of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is an entry-and-a-half handset that is characterized by a quality design, although very similar to what is already known of the Chinese brand, as well as good camera configuration and three alternatives that go up or Lower the amount of RAM and storage available.

Features of  Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Dimensions 153 x 76.2 x 7.5 5mm
Weight 153 grams
Colors Silver, gold, pink
Technologies / Bands 2G: GSM B2 / B3 / B5 / B8, CDMA2000 / 1X BC0 – 3G: WCDMA B1 / B2 / B5 / B8, TD-SCDMA B34 / B39-4G: FDD-LTE B1 / B3 / B5 / B7 / B8, TD -LTE B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
Type of SIM Micro SIM
Display Technology IPS Capacitive
Dimension 5.5 inches
Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Multitouch Yes
Processor 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 1.4 GHz, Octa Core
RAM 2GB / 3GB / 4GB
Capacity 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
SD slot Yes, microSD up to 256GB
Android 7.1
Resolution 13 MP
Secondary camera 16 MP
Maker Sony
Capacity 3.080 mAh
Fast charge Do not
loading port Micro USB
Headphones Yes (3.5mm mini jack)
Wifi Si, 802.11 b / g / n
Bluetooth Yes, 4.0
NFC Do not
Radio Yes. Need earpiece
Spanish Language Yes
Box contents Mobile phone, Power adapter, USB cable, SIM needle

Simple but attractive

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is available in three colors

In terms of the aesthetics of this model, it is necessary to draw parallels with the great variety of Smartphones that has previously premiered this manufacturer. Thus, its main lines are based on a structure with rounded edgesunibody housing from an aluminum alloy and a fingerprint sensor arrangement on its rear face.

The total dimensions of the phone correspond to 153 x 76.2 x 7.55 mm, while the weight stays in 153 grams. As for available colors, the usual silver, gold and pink, always leaving the front bezels of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A in black or white.

In short, although Xiaomi has made a leap in design with its latest mobile phones, Xiaomi Mi Mix and Xiaomi Mi6 , in this case those interested should not expect anything out of the ordinary.

Main specs

Recalling that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is not a powerful Smartphone far from it, it is not surprising that a 5.5 inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels has been chosen . Also inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 eight-core processor at a frequency of 1.4 GHz.

To get closer to the entry range or make the leap towards the mid-range, the difference is in its three versions available. And is that users can buy a configuration of 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD up to 256 GB, or raise their requirements with 3 GB + 32 GB and up to 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB of storage .

Upper front camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A has better front camera than rear camera

A peculiarity of this model is in its configuration of cameras, since it has preferred to provide a better quality to its front sensor than the rear. In this way, for self-lovers, there is a 16-megapixel camera with LED flash and a “smart beauty” system to better capture the user’s face.

Behind it, the sensor corresponds to a more traditional 13-megapixel aperture f / 2.2 and another LED flash so there is no lack of lighting even in conditions that are not optimal.

It is worth emphasizing also the presence of other important hardware elements such as a battery of 3080 mAh of capacity that promises an autonomy of up to 11 hours of continuous video playback or 16 hours of video games, while its factory operating system corresponds to Android 7.1 Nougat with the customary customization of the brand (MIUI 8).

Availability and price for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is already in a pre-sale period through different online stores, such is the example of the well-known Gearbest.com platform with initial availability for the rest of this week. Its price is really attractive and can be achieved in any of the existing colors and memory options.


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