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Xiaomi Redmi 5a Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 5a - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Xiaomi Redmi 5a Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Xiaomi Redmi 5a is a 2017 smartphone. It measures 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4 mm and weighs 137 g. It has a IPS LCD display measuring 5" inches. The resolution is 720 x 1280 and 296 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 5 MP. The main camera is Single with 13 MP.

It runs on Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU with 32 GB, 3 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM memory. The battery is 3000 mAh.

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Xiaomi Redmi 5a specs

General specs

Brand and model Xiaomi Redmi 5a
Release date 2017, November
Dimensions 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4 mm (5.53 x 2.76 x 0.33 in)
Weight 137 g (4.83 oz)
Body build Front glass, aluminum body
Colors Gold, Dark Gray, Rose Gold, Blue
Battery 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Approximate price110 EUR

Screen

Technology IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5" inc
Screen area 68.0 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio69.1%
Screen resolution 720 x 1280 px
PPI /points per inch/ 296 PPI

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 13 MP, Single
Camera specs
-13 MP, PDAF, f/2.2
Functions LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 5 MP, Single
Specifications 5 MP, f/2.0

Performance

Operating system OS Android 7.1.2 (Nougat); MIUI 10
Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 (28 nm)
Processor CPU
- Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 308
External memory microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 32 GB, 3 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score32456 (Rank 1096 of 2084)
GeekBench 5 Single Core124 (Rank 1406 of 1552)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core410 (Rank 1428 of 1546)
GeekBench 4 Single Core660 (Rank 551 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core2014 (Rank 577 of 984)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript1368

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA, LTE
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity , Infrared port
- For India; China

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Xiaomi Redmi 5a was around 110 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2017, November.
The weight of the Xiaomi Redmi 5a is 137 g.
The screen size of the Xiaomi Redmi 5a is 5" inches.
The size of the Xiaomi Redmi 5a is 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.