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Xiaomi Redmi 5A Unboxing and First Impressions


The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the latest budget friendly and Xiaomi claims it as “Entry level smartphone KING”. This new device brings the Redmi series into another level of being budget friendly but in a true specs.

Here are the specs

  • 5.5” HD display 1280 x 720 resolution at 294ppi
  • 1.4GHz quadcore Snapdragon 425 processor
  • Adreno 308 GPU
  • 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13-megapixel rear facing camera with PDAF and single LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front facing camera
  • Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9
  • Dual sim, Dual standby
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Php4,590

Hardware and Design

Hardware and design 2

The design of Redmi 5A is looks like the Redmi 4/4X of the past year device without the fingerprint scanner at the back and with the side edges for comfortable handling. The front area doesn’t what we think to follow the trend of 18:9 display this one is more bezel from the top to bottom but it’s okay.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A has a tri-slot 2 sim card and a memory card slot on the right side of the phone but the second slot is separate from the first sim card and memory card slot that usually they are together in one.


The volume rocker is located on the left side.


On the top are 3.5mm earphone jack, secondary mic and the IR blaster.


The bottom side is microUSB port and the mic.


The speaker grill is on the back of the phone.



Hardware and design 1

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A has a 5-inch HD IPS screen display with 1280 x 720-pixel resolution. Having 720P screen resolution on this phone is good and not so much pixelated.

Software and UI

Software and Ui

This device is running Android 7.1. 2 Nougat out of the box with the skin of MIUI 9 global version where Google pre-installed apps are present.

Camera software

The camera UI is so simple just like the other Xiaomi phones. It has only HDR, flash, beauty (on the front side), and filters. The settings of the camera have many options to add effects of your photo.

First Impressions

The comeback of Xiaomi here in the Philippines is the most awaited of most people in the mobile and tech industry. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the first budget friendly that announced last week and being sold out in Lazada online. For the price of P4590 Xiaomi Redmi 5A will be the true “entry level smartphone King? We can say more about this after we have the final review.