Unboxing The Xiaomi Redmi 5A – “Desh Ka Smartphone”
140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4 mm
1280 x 720 px
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Up to 128GB
Android 7.1 Nougat
1920 x 1080 px @ 30fps
WiFi 802.11 B/G/N
Nano SIM + MicroSD Card slot
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 5A in India as the ‘Desh Ka Smartphone’ at a price of Rs 4999 for the 2GB RAM variant and Rs 6999 for the 3GB RAM variant. At such a competitive pricing, the Redmi 5A at least on paper, seems a worthy successor to the hugely popular Redmi 4A. Xiaomi claims that the Redmi 4A sold over 4 million units within eight months of its launch.
Today, let’s unbox the Redmi 5A and see what we get inside the retail box:
- Redmi 5A
- Sim Ejector Tool
- Wall Charger
- Micro USB Charging And Data Syncing Cable
Even though there is space for earphones inside the box, in typical Xiaomi fashion, you don’t get a pair of earphones with the phone. In the era of big 5.5 inch and 6 inch phones, the Redmi 5A has a 5-inch display which gives it a compact feel in the hand. The device has an IR Blaster on top and in a welcome move, there is a dedicated microSD card slot along with two SIM card slots.
The Redmi 5A isn’t a huge upgrade over its predecessor, the Redmi 4A. The Redmi 5A has a 5 inch LCD display with a 1280 x 720 px resolution.
Just like the Redmi 4A, the new smartphone is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, quad-core CPU clocked at 1.4GHz, along with 2GB/3GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. The dual-SIM Redmi 5A is powered by a 3000 mAh battery which seems to be a downgrade when compared to the Redmi 4A which packs a 3120 mAh battery.
The device will run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box with Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 9 skin on top.
The Redmi 5A has a 13MP rear camera with an f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, panorama mode, HDR mode, and more. To the front is a 5MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone records 1920 x 1080 px videos.
The Redmi 5A will be a Flipkart exclusive and go on sale on the 7th of December.