Five facts you need to know about the Xiaomi Redmi 5A handset.

Xiaomi are set to be the underdog that takes on Apple in 2018, with value being the key strategy for the Chinese electronics and software company.

Xiaomi offers out designs with high-end specs and sells them at midrange prices, allowing them to become top competition for budget conscious consumers.

The latest device from this company comes in the form of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, a dual sim handset packed full of appealing tech specs.


Here’s five things you’ll need to know:

1. The design offers all the ports you’ll need:

Whilst companies like Apple are downsizing their port offerings, Xiaomi pack in the full range, with a microUSB port on the bottom of the device, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, microphone, an IR blaster on the top of the device and two SIM trays on the top left side of the smartphone for dual sim capabilities. Xiaomi have also given consumers the option to expand the storage by up to 256 GB using the dedicated microSD card slot.

2. The internals pack a powerful punch

Running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC with a CPU clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, the device offers a speedy user experience. Graphic intensive tasks are a breeze thanks to the ADreno 308 GPU and the 3,000 mAh non removable lithium ion battery will power you through even the longest of gaming sessions. The Redmi 5A comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based MIUI Global 9.1 stable build out of the box, with the nest of MIUI apps and Google Play Store. Xiaomi has also added Microsoft apps such as ‘Word’, ‘Excel’, ‘PowerPoint’, ‘Outlook’, and ‘Skype Lite’ out of the box.

Connectivity is strong with GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP, and LE support.

3. 5 inch HD IPS LCD Display

The 5.0-inch HD IPS LCD display comes with a 295 PPI pixel density, 1080×1920 pixels and a 70.0% screen-to-body ratio. Usage is bright, with vibrant colours at all viewing angles and excellent readability in various lighting situations.

4. Camera

The Redmi 5A packs in a 13 megapixel rear camera  with f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and LED flash. You’ll be able to shoot full 1080p HD videos at 30fps and capture selfies and make video calls on s a 5 megapixel front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calls.

5. Price

Whilst the specifications of the Redmi 5A point towards a high end product, the price will keep your bank balance healthy. With change from £115, you’ll get all the tech you need, without the eye watering price tag.

Purchase the Xiaomi Redmi 5A Sim free today, available with UK and international delivery.


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