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Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Made for India, good for world

Dale Davies ▼ | December 15, 2017
Xiaomi Redmi 5A features a light-weight body, long battery life and a dedicated microSD card slot.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Smartphone   Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 plus 5-inch HD screen
Xiaomi Redmi 5AXiaomi Redmi 5A's 5-inch HD screen along with a high-resolution 13MP camera lets you capture and re-live life's unforgettable moments. MIUI 9 powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor ensures that Redmi 5A easily handles daily tasks such as video playback, gaming sessions, and much more. The device boasts of a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front shooter for selfies. It houses an infrared sensor but there is no fingerprint sensor on the device just like its predecessor.

Xiaomi Redmi 5AThe smartphone is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery and offers 4G, VoLTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS as connectivity options. The made in India Redmi 5A has a few India-specific modifications: a dedicated micro SD slot so you don't have to give up the dual SIM functionality to add storage, software features, a special power adapter and dual pyrolytic graphite sheets for better thermal management — keeping the device cooler. The camera is snappy and shoots good photos outdoors.

Xiaomi Redmi 5AThere are lots of modes and it also records 1080p video. Battery life is a full day (7am to 10pm) with mixed use. What more could you ask of from a basic smartphone? Well, there is more. Mi Video supports popular video formats and subtitles. It intelligently groups episodes by show name and allows you to hide videos that you wish to keep private. And MIUI 9 now recognizes your train ticket SMS messages and intelligently turns them into simple cards with all the important information on it.

Xiaomi Redmi 5AMi Drop allows seamless transfer of files between devices without requiring an internet connection. It's supported on the devices which run on Android 4.4 and later. App vault is a one-stop spot for all your most used features and info. Make use of specific features without searching for them. Call cabs, take notes, view upcoming events, and much more. You should take a serious look at this smartphone, no doubt about that, it offers too much to be skipped easily.