From Xiaomi Redmi 4A To Redmi 5A – What Has Changed?

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Nobody likes to compromise nowadays, especially when it comes to our smartphones. Even if you’re buying a sub-10K phone, you have certain expectations from your budget device. The Indian smartphone industry if flooded with phones that provide great value for money. Xiaomi’s own Redmi Note 4 has been one of the best-selling budget phones in India.

Xiaomi has established itself as one of the top brands in the Indian market and has consistently delivered great phones at an affordable price. One such phone was the Redmi 4A, and one such phone is the Redmi 5A. Launched on the 30th November, the Redmi 5A succeeds one of the most successful Xiaomi phones in the country. By its own admission, Xiaomi claims that the Redmi 4A sold over 4 million units since its launch. hence, Redmi 5A has a huge ask in front of it.

Let’s compare the two phones and see what has changed between the two generations. And, more importantly, if you are a Redmi 4A user, should you upgrade?

Specifications Redmi 4A Redmi 5A
Price Rs 5999 (16GB)

Rs 6999 (32GB)

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Rs 4999 (16GB)

Rs 5999 (32GB)

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Display 5 inch IPS 5 inch IPS
Resolution 1280 x 720 px


1280 x 720 px


Battery 3120 mAh 3000 mAh (8-Day Standby time)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 425  Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Storage 16GB/32GB 16GB/32GB
Primary Camera 13MP f/2.2 13MP f/2.2
Primary Video 1080P @ 30fps 1080P @ 30fps
Secondary Camera 5MP f/2.0 5MP f/2.0
Colours Gold



Rose Gold

Dark Grey

Features Dual SIM card slot + MicroSD card slot

At a glance, or even a closer look, you’ll barely be able to make out the difference between the two phones. But, the most important factor in favour of the Redmi 5A is its price. In this world of every successor becoming more expensive, it is astonishing how Xiaomi has reduced the price for the base model while maintaining all the other features of the Redmi 4A.

The only reason you should upgrade to the Redmi 5A if you own a Redmi 4A is if you miss the dual SIM slot and microSD card slot. Other than that, there is barely anything keeping the two phones apart.

Watch Our Redmi 4A Review

Watch Our Redmi 5A Camera, Benchmarks Video

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Vipul Vij
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