Xiaomi Redmi 5A launched in China

Xiaomi has launched yet another budget smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. The phone packs some minor upgrades and tweaks compared to its predecessor. Unlike the phone before it, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A boasts an impressive 8 days worth of battery life. The phone also runs the latest version of MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat which is a sweet deal. That included, here are all the things the phone offers for a price of CNY 599 (NPR Rs 10,000 approx).

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A packs a 5 inch HD IPS display with a pixel density of 296PPI. The display is edged out by a 2.5D glass giving users a seamless experience. Under the hood, the Redmi 5A packs a 1.4Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor along with the Adreno 308 GPU. The processor is backed by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The inbuilt memory can be further expanded via a micro-sd card up to 256GB. The phone also supports dual Nano-sim cards but only at the expense of the memory card slot.

In the camera department, the phone packs a f/2.2 13MP rear camera accompanied by a LED flash. The phone also has a f/2.0 5MP front camera for all your selfies. Software-wise, the phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Xiaomi’s own custom skin MIUI 9.0 overlaid on top of it. The phone sadly, this time too, doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner! However, the phone does pack some other sensors like an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and a digital compass. And finally powering this device all up is a large 3000mAh non-user removable battery. Xiaomi boasts an 8 day worth of battery life on a single charge on this phone. Though we are a bit skeptical, only time will tell if this claim holds true.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is an impressive budget smartphone which checks all the right boxes. That said, a fingerprint scanner would have been highly appreciated in a budget smartphone in 2017. Nonetheless, the phone will cater superbly to the need of most people looking for a budget smartphone right now.

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