Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Xiaomi has finally launched a new smartphone, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A in its Xiaomi Redmi series after weeks of teasers, leaks and press shots. The smartphone is worth the wait, though, as it comes in two variants; one with a mid-range processor and the other with a more powerful processor and more processor memory.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Specifications, Review and Highlights

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Design & Display

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A has a 5.5-inch display with an HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolution, 450 nits of brightness, 70% NTSC colour gamut and 1000:1 contrast ratio.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Design

It has a design language common to the Xiaomi Redmi series, and Xiaomi phones in general. It uses capacitive navigation buttons and its speaker grills are located underneath it. Like many smartphones launched of recent, the Redmi Note 5A has antenna lines running horizontally through its rear panel on the top and bottom.

Storage & Processor

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A comes in two variants: a base variant with a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform processor, Adreno 308 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, and a high-end variant which has a 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform processor & Adreno 505 GPU and is also in two versions: the first with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and the second with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The internal memory of all variants can be expanded up to 128GB using an external microSD card.


The base variant comes with a 5MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture at the front while the high-end variant features a 16MP front camera with an OmniVision sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 76.4-degree wide-angle lens and a LED flash to brighten up your selfies.

Both variants of the Redmi Note 5A sport a 13MP camera with a f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and a LED flash at the rear.

Battery & Connectivity

The smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery which can take the user through a day of average usage, and dual Nano SIM slots through which 4G networks with VoLTE can be accessed.

The high-end variant of the Redmi Note 5A comes with both an infrared sensor and a fingerprint sensor while the base variant has just an infrared sensor. Both variants offer good location tracking and determination with GPS and GLONASS.

Software & Hardware

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A runs on Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 9 which is based on version 7.1.1 (Nougat) of the Android operating system. The base variant and high-end version weigh 150g and 153g respectively, and are 7.55mm and 7.7mm thick respectively.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Full Phone Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Specs


Device BrandXiaomi
ModelRedmi Note 5A
AnnouncedAugust 21, 2017
ReleasedAugust 22, 2017


2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE with VoLTE

Band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

SIM TypeNano SIM
SIM CountDual SIM


2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE ? up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 300/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5


Dimensions153 * 76.2 * 7.55 mm (Base variant)

153 * 76.2 * 7.7 mm (High-end variant)

Weight150g (Base variant)

153g (High-end variant)

BuildMetal aluminium design
ColorsChampagne Gold, Rose Gold and Platinum Silver


Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size5.5 inches
Resolution1280 * 720 pixels(HD)
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density
Touch ScreenYes
Protection2.5D Curved Glass
Features450 nits brightness, 1000: 1 Contrast ratio, 70% NTSC color gamut


13MP camera
f/2.2 aperture
1080p HD Video
Autofocus, PDAF
  • Rear camera: LED Flash
  • Front camera: –
5MP(Base variant)

16MP (High-end variant)

OmniVision sensor
f/2.0 aperture (Both variants)
76.4-degree wide-angle lens


Android OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)


64-bit Snapdragon 425 Mobile Platform (Base variant)

64-bit Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform (High-end variant)

Number of Processor CoresQuad-core (Base variant)

Octa-Core (High-end variant)

CPU Speed1.4GHz
GPUAdreno 308 (Base variant)

Adreno 505 (High-end variant)

2GB (Base variant)

3GB/4GB (High-end variant)

Internal Storage16GB (Base variant)

32GB/64GB (High-end variant)

Expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor (High-end variant)


Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeUSB v2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG)Yes


Battery TypeLi-Ion
Talk Timen/a


SMSYes (threaded view)
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A in India, China & Nigeria

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A will be available from the 22nd of August in China in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold and Platinum Silver colours.

The base variants costs 699 Yuan, the high-end variant with 3GB RAM 899 Yuan and the high-end variant with 4GB RAM 1199 Yuan in China.

What is Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Price and Availability Status?

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