Xiaomi Redmi 5A Unboxing and First Impressions

Xiaomi simply introduced the Redmi 5A ^(http://www.appmarsh.com/2018/03/xiaomi-redmi-5a-price-specs-ph.html) within the Philippines. It is the Chinese language corporate’s latest and maximum reasonably priced smartphone so far.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Unboxing and First Impressions
Xiaomi Redmi 5A unboxing and primary impressions

In line with Xiaomi, the Redmi 5A is “the most efficient” smartphone in its magnificence. Xiaomi highlighted that it has a “mid-range grade” 64-bit Snapdragon 425 quad-core chip paired, big enough 3,000mAh battery, and the “handiest one” with a 13MP f/2.2 PDAF digicam for fundamental cell pictures.

As well as, we want to word that the Redmi 5A has an IR Blaster! Usually, telephones wiht IR Blaster that you need to use as a far off keep an eye on on your home equipment are handiest discovered on few mid-range and flagship smartphones.

Fairly promising proper? Here is what we consider Xiaomi’s price range providing.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Specifications

Show: 5-inch HD IPS 1280 x 720 answer at 294 ppi
CPU: 1.4GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
GPU: Adreno 308
RAM: 2GB
ROM: 16GB expandable by way of microSD card as much as 128GB (devoted)
Again Digicam: 13MP f/2.2 w/ PDAF and LED flash
Selfie Digicam: 5MP f/2.0
Battery: 3,000mAh
OS: Android 7.1.2 Nougat w/ MIUI 9.2
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, BDS, twin SIM (twin SIM)
Sensors: Accelerometer, mild, orientation, proximity, sound, magnetic
Others: IR Blaster, Colours: champagne gold, rose gold, gray
Dimensions: 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35 mm
Weight: 137 g
Worth: PHP 4,590

Disclaimer: Xiaomi Philippines and Lazada Philippines supplied us with a seeded Redmi 5A for this independent overview.

Unboxing / Equipment

Inside the box
Within the field


Xiaomi’s packaging is obvious and easy. Within, it has a sexy speedy charging 2A USB wall charger, USB to micro USB information or charging cable, SIM ejector device, and a few paper paperwork.


Unforunately, Xiaomi failed so as to add one fundamental accent throughout the field, an earphones with microphone for calls. As anticipated, it has no case and display screen protector incorporated within.

Construct High quality / Design

Unibody-like plastic build!
Unibody-like plastic construct!


Redmi 5A’s construct is plasticky but first rate. It seems to be metal in the beginning because of its paint end regardless that. The white layer above the plastic body which has the glass display screen is produced from plastic as effectively.

There may be not anything particular about its building, however it’s first rate sufficient for the associated fee.


The glass-like layer at the display screen seems to be simply fantastic for the associated fee, however it would had been higher if it has Gorilla Glass and even the extra reasonably priced Panda King Glass selection.

It is going to be higher if you’ll put a case and display screen protector to stop your telephone from having undesirable damages.

Mic, IR Blaster, and 3.5 mm headphone jack slot on top
Mic, IR Blaster, and 3.5 mm headphone jack slot on most sensible
Another mic and micro USB port below
Any other mic and micro USB port underneath
Nano dual SIM and microSD card slots at left
Nano twin SIM and microSD card slots at left
Power button and volume rocker at right
Energy button and quantity rocker at proper

Design-wise, the telephone is aesthetically satisfying to the eyes sufficient for the associated fee. It does not have a 2.5D curved glass on most sensible, however the body has numerous just right curves that made it simple to carry.

We additionally just like the acquainted button and ports placements. It even has a devoted nano twin SIM card and microSD card slots discovered at the left facet of the telephone. It even has an IR Blaster discovered on most sensible that you’ll be able to use as a far off.

The one speaker is located on the again regardless that. It has no fingerprint scanner in entrance or on the again. One-handed operation is imaginable, however the grip is just a little slippery with no case put in.

Preliminary Findings

AnTuTu score of Redmi 5A
AnTuTu rating of Redmi 5A


1. The Redmi 5A seems to be relatively just right for the associated fee. Construct high quality is fine, however no longer the hardest round. The HD answer on a 5-inch show it has is sharp and shiny sufficient.
2. The specifications discovered within this telephone is relatively just right for the associated fee. It runs with a 64-bit Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB (7GB usable) of expandable garage. Usually, the Snapdragon 425 chip is located on telephones within the over PHP 6K price ticket. It even has 3,000mAh of battery which is thought of as sa “giant” for a telephone with small 5-inch show.
3. The MIUI 9.2 pores and skin of Xiaomi primarily based Android 7.1.2 Nougat remains to be iPhone-like in taste with out a app drawer. It seems to be blank sufficient with minimum bloats. Maximum of them are even uninstallable. It nonetheless has some great integrated options like the protection app for optimizations and Mi Far flung. 
4. In line with Xiaomi, the Redmi 5A has the “highest” cameras for the associated fee. For us, the 13MP f/2.2 PDAF shooter can shoot just right sunlight pictures, it falters in dim indoor and lowlight snaps as anticipated. It’s nonetheless one of the easier shooters at this worth level. The 5MP entrance digicam seems to be just a little higher in high quality than the grainy Redmi 5 ^(http://www.appmarsh.com/2018/02/meet-xiaomi-redmi-5.html) selfie. 
5. The Redmi 5A has an LED indicator discovered underneath the house capacitive key underneath. The capacitive key’s is not lit regardless that. It has OTG, IR Blaster, and 4G LTE connectivity. Alternatively, it has no gyroscope sensor and fingerprint scanner.

Notice: Digicam samples this night!

As of the instant

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is promsing for the associated fee! The construct is just a little of an obstacle, however the specifications is one of the most efficient for the associated fee. Each the principle and secondary cameras are first rate sufficient for taking snaps and selfies in well-lit puts too. It even has 4G LTE connectivity and an IR Blaster on most sensible that you’ll be able to use as a far off keep an eye on.

When you overlooked it, the Redmi 5A will probably be to be had at Lazada Philippines ^(http://ho.lazada.com.ph/SHZwLv) beginning March 15, 2018.

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Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).

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