Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Review, Specs and Price

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is a 5.5 inch HD display smartphone and currently one of the most affordable smartphones with amazing features such as 2GB Ram, 16GB internal storage memory, Android 7.1 Nougat operating system with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Octa-core processor, 5MP + 13MP front and back camera and 3080 mAh battery capacity.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Looking at the above key features you will see that this smartphone really has something good to offer and most importantly it cost less than 36K.

Before the review, don’t forget that I have written about MI Redmi Note 5A Prime Specs and Price which is the prime version of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A  smartphone, they have similar features but a bit different.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Review

Let us have a closer look at the features and functionalities of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A smartphone if you really want to know more about this Phone.


Redmi Note 5A

Redmi Note 5A comes with a sizeable display of 5.5-inch HD, display and 1280 x 720 resolution + up to 450-nits brightness which is not just big enough but guarantees excellent visuality.

Operating system

This smartphone is equipped with Android 7.1 Nougat operating system and Snapdragon 425 quad-core 1.4GHz max processor which gives you more power to enjoy and explore more with your smartphone.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A gives you 2GB random access memory (RAM) that helps the phone run smoothly and ready to handle heavy apps, games, with 2GB Ram you can run few apps and games at a time, it is called multitasking.

Apart from the 2GB Ram you still have 16GB internal Storage memory which also supports expandable storage up to 128GB and am sure this should be enough for you to install any apps and games of your choice including media files such as Mp3 and Videos.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A smartphone is not the best but definitely not bad when it comes to the camera because it has 5MP front selfie camera and a 13MP main back camera with flash capable to provide high-quality images and videos.


Redmi Note 5A is powered with 3080mAh battery capacity strong enough to keep you going for many days depending on how you use it.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Key Features

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A smartphone

  • 5.5-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 Octa-core CPU
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat), MIUI 9 with 2GB RAM
  • 16GB built-in Storage supports up to 256GB microSD card
  • 13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • 3000 mAh Battery Capacity
  • Dual Sim

Price and Availablity

Full Specifications

Processor & Memory

  • 2GB RAM + 16GB Storage
  • Snapdragon 425 quad-core 1.4GHz max
  • Adreno 308 500MHz
  • Supports expandable storage up to 128GB (VFAT format)
  • *Available storage and RAM are less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software pre-installed in the device.


  • 3080mAh(typ) / 3000mAh(min)*
  • Talk time: 35hrs
  • Video playback: 11hrs
  • Gaming: 16hrs
  • Navigation: 16hrs
  • Audio playback: 92hrs
  • Reading time: 20hrs
  • Standby time: 11days

Note: The typical battery capacity is 3080mAh. The screen maximum brightness is 450nit. All data are based on design specifications, lab data and suppliers. Graphics shown are illustrations only and not actual measurements. Some MIUI features, applications, and services may not be available in all devices or all languages.


  • Height: 153mm
  • Width: 76.2mm
  • Thickness: 7.55mm
  • Weight: 150g

Camera and video

  • 13MP rear camera
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Supports PDAF technology
  • Low light enhancement
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Burst mode
  • Face recognition
  • Real-time filters
  • 5MP front camera
  • Beautify, 36 smart beautify profiles
  • Video call with real-time beautify
  • ƒ/2.0 large aperture
  • Selfie countdown
  • Face recognition

Video recordings

  • 1080p/720p video, 30fps


  • 5.5 Inch HD display (measured diagonally)
  • Up to 450-nits brightness
  • 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 72% NTSC color gamut

Night display

  • Reading mode
  • Color temperature adjustment

Networks and Connectivity

  • 2 + 1 hybrid SIM tray
  • Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM + expandable microSD card

*Two 4G networks cannot be used simultaneously. When using two SIM cards, one will support 4G while the other will not

Network bands

  • GSM B2/3/5/8
  • WCDMA B1/2/5/8
  • FDD-LTE B1/3/4/5/7/8/20
  • TDD-LTE B38/40


  • 801.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Bluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth HID

Travel and positioning

  • GPS
  • AGPS
  • Beidou
  • Infrared
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Electronic compass
  • Hall sensor



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