Xiaomi Redmi 5A is Here with Snapdragon 425 for Less Than Php5K

Dubbed the "Entry Level Smartphone King", the new and much teased Xiaomi Redmi 5A has finally arrived on the Philippine shore. Through a media event that was held earlier today in Makati City, the Chinese smartphone maker officially introduced two new devices in the local tech scene that both offers value for money, its first ever 18:9 display equipped Redmi 5 Plus and this super budget friendly Redmi 5A smartphones. In this post, I will be talking about the latter.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is equipped with a smaller-in-today's-standard 5-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution across the panel. Underneath it are the four-core Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz partnered with 2GB of RAM, an Adreno 308 GPU, and an expandable 16GB internal storage. Users can have a microSD card with this device up to 128GB in size, and the great part here is that it has its own dedicated slot in addition to a dual-SIM tray.

As for the Redmi 5A's camera capabilities, on the back is a 13MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and an LED flash while on the front panel is a 5MP selfie snapper also with its own LED flash and f/2.0 aperture for better selfies even in low light scenes.

On the software side, an Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 OS skin on top is in charge of running things. And through the Snapdragon 425 processor and 2GB of RAM, everything should run smoothly even when playing games on this Redmi 5A.

And keeping the lights on is a gigantic 3000mAh battery pack. According to Xiaomi, this size of a battery for a device with only 5-inch HD display, should be able to last up to 8 days on standby mode.

Perhaps the most exciting part of this new smartphone is its official local pricing. Xiaomi is offering this Redmi 5A for only Php4,590.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A specs:
  • 5-inch HD IPS display
  • 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 1.4GHz  quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor
  • Adreno 308 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • Supports microSD card up to 128GB
  • 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash
  • 5MP front camera with LED flash
  • Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 OS
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Dual SIM (non hybrid)
  • 4G LTE
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Php4,590
The Redmi 5A will also be initially offered on Lazada Philippines during its Flash Sales at 12noon of March 15 for an even lower price of only Php4,390. Initial available stocks will be limited though at the flash sales. 

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