Street Dog, 03 Sep 2018Which is one good performance snapdragon 425 or mediatek helio A22. mediatek helio A22 is better....but snapdragon chipsets are well supported
Which is one good performance snapdragon 425 or mediatek helio A22.
Maxpaulll, 24 Aug 2018Can the OS be upgraded to Android 8?forget android 8, android 9 is now available at xda forums for redmi 5a
Vic4BBM, 26 Aug 2018Currently it runs MIUI 9 variant of OS. It is based on Android 8.
Do you wish to run pure And... moreAndroid pie 9.0.0- pixel official rom for redmi 5a is now available at XDA.. iam using it and no major bugs.
miui is still stuck at noughat 7.1.2...waiting for miui oreo
Maxpaulll, 24 Aug 2018Can the OS be upgraded to Android 8?Currently it runs MIUI 9 variant of OS. It is based on Android 8.
Do you wish to run pure Android 8?? Then you need to flash your device.
But MIUI 9 is not bad.
Prakash, 19 Aug 2018It has hybrid slot or 3 slot for sim card n memory cardSpecifications clearly mentions - dedicated slot.
Hope this clears your doubt.
I have been using the phone for almost two months now and my here are thoughts.
- Great build quality
- Superb audio
- Screen is pretty good
- Considering the price point, the performance is excellent
- Battery life is pretty bad under load. The battery drains particularly fast if the Mobile HotSpot is activated
- Main Camera is passable, but not very good. Selfie camera is just fine
I still think this device is just great value for money. You get a very solid phone for the price and there is no doubt here. That said, if you are a power user and do not wish to make any compromises, I would recommend you to increase your budget a bit and go for some of the pricier Xiaomi devices, which come with SD 6xx chipsets and 3GB+ RAM. These have better battery life, performance and camera.
If your budget is tight - do not hesitate and grab the 5A, you will not regret it one bit.
Just bought one to hold me over until my Sony Xperia Z5 Dual Premium is fixed or I buy a new one. So far, so good. Very low on memory, about 10 GB of 16 is used by phone. Too many junk apps that cannot be removed.
Photos/videos not very good quality. Will eventually root this phone and leave as a spare for visitors etc. Can't wait to get my Z5 back!
the 99, 09 Aug 2018what,s the IP rating for this phone
( ip- dust and water protection)How much do you want this low end phone to give you?
It's not ip rated officially.
Buy one and dip it in water, you will know.
redmi 5a battery drain faster than redmi 4x, about 2% faster.
from 100%; if redmi 4x battery drain to 94%, redmi 5a battery will drain to 92% or more at the same time.
i have both phones.
I just bought the phone almost a week ago. For a regular use (mostly for SMS, calling and light data use) it lasted 1.5 - 2 days. Heavy usage ( Streaming and online/offline gaming ) it consumed 40% of battery in 2-3 hours.
Does someone know how the 5A (with its much smaller battery) behaves compared to the 4x (with larger one)