The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime is the enhanced version of the Redmi Note 5A. This means that we are facing a low-end mobile, but with a few enhanced features that make it stand out from other competing mobiles.
In today’s review, we analyzed the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime, an affordable 5.5-inch device with 3GB of RAM and a remarkable 16MP front camera.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime in the analysis, I wish all the low range were like this phone
No doubt the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime has its shortcomings, but the general set makes this smartphone a more than a suitable device for all those people who are looking for a cheap and functional mobile, which fully meets all their needs.
You do not want a mobile phone that cost € 500 but wants an Android phone that fits the bill. That’s where the Redmi Note 5A Prime comes into play.
Design and screen
The new powered low range of Xiaomi has a 5.5-inch IPS screen with HD resolution (1280x720p). The screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and offers a pixel density of 267ppi and a luminosity of 450nits.
As for the design, we have a mobile with rounded edges, with a minimalist and elegant style, mounted on a plastic housing. Although it offers a metal sensation, in this case, you do not have an aluminum body, something that on the other hand helps to reduce its weight considerably.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime is available in grey, gold and pink gold with dimensions of 7.62 x 15.30 x 0.77cm and weight of 153gr. Undoubtedly, one of the lightest phones of the moment.
It also has a fingerprint detector and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Power and performance
As for the hardware, you plunged wholeheartedly into the most accessible range. On the one hand, we have a Snapdragon 435 Octa Core 1.4GHz processor and Adreno 505 GPU. That is a processor with moderate performance.
On the contrary, it also equips 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage space next to Android 7.1 (MIUI 9). Something that substantially increases the experience, delivering a set that works comfortably with any application, as long as we do not try to run AAA games or apps that are too heavy.
To get a better idea of his performance, we see that his score on a benchmarking tool like Antutu is a remarkable 45,798 points.
Camera and battery
You have reached one of the strengths of this Redmi Note 5A Prime, its camera. In the back, we find a remarkable 13MP lens with aperture f / 2.2 and dual LED flash, HDR, panoramic and burst mode. The front camera, on the other hand, is much better, with an OmniVision PureCel lens that reaches up to 16MP resolution. If you are lovers of selfies, here you have a whole vein to draw on.
The battery, on the contrary, stays in a correct 3080mAh with a charge by micro USB. Taking into account that your screen is not excessively large and that your processor does not consume many resources, it is a battery that can last us for several hours before it starts to show signs of exhaustion (up to 10 hours of video and 12 hours of play depending on the maker).
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime is presented as the ideal device for those who just want to surf, check email, use apps on duty, chat and get good selfies from time to time. A low-end phone but very consistent and with a more than correct design. The best, the price.
Price and availability
The Redmi Note 5A Prime to date March 15, 2018, is priced at 132.50 euros. You can get it at GearBest for a reduced price of € 107.78, about $ 129.99 to change. It is clear that the price is one of the great attractions of this device.