Xiaomi Redmi 5A: Made for India, good for worldDale Davies ▼ | December 15, 2017
Xiaomi Redmi 5A features a light-weight body, long battery life and a dedicated microSD card slot.
Smartphone Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 plus 5-inch HD screen
The 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.
There 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.
Mi 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. ■