A couple of months after the unveiling of the Redmi Note 5A, it’s time for the more petite model to come one stage – meet the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. The phone will start at just CNY 600 ($91/€77), the same price tag that the 4A carried before it. It is one of the most affordable Androids, period.
On this tight budget, you get a 5” screen with 720p resolution and a basic Snapdragon 425 chipset. The phone runs the new MIUI 9 and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. You can add a microSD card if you need more storage (there’s a hybrid dual SIM slot).
The Redmi 5A has a 13MP main camera (f/2.2) and a 5MP selfie cam (f/2.0). As for video, 1080p @ 30fps is what you get.
Despite its model number, this doesn’t feel like a major upgrade over the Redmi 4A. The physical dimensions remain essentially the same while the battery capacity takes a minute hit - 3,000mAh (down 100mAH or so).
Still, you can’t argue with that price. If you’re interested, pre-orders in China start later today. Various online stores will carry the phone including the Xiaomi Mall, JD.com, Lynx and others.
Capacitive button are not lit I'm speaking from experience here
Wondering what will replace Xiaomi Redmi 4x? Will it be 5x? I am considering to buy Xiaomi Redmi 4X 32 GB global version but now not sure if to wait or not.
Don´t buy it (any Xiaomi) if you really use it for recording videos, specially loud sounds. The noise cancelling simply doesn´t work. I have a Redmi 4 Prime. Great phone, awesome battery, but...I can´t record anything...