Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: Cheap Phablet with 16MP Selfie Cam

With the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A, Xiaomi has presented its first budget smartphone, which focuses on selfie fans. This is obviously the result of the success of manufacturers such as Vivo and Oppo. With the focus on the front camera, their sales charts catapulted to the top. With the Redmi Note 5A, Xiaomi is taking a little different path and wants to address the smartphone customers with a narrower budget than the Vivo and Oppo devices.

The front camera in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A shoots photos with 16MP. Such a high resolution on the front is otherwise known only from high-priced devices. A front LED flash in the Prime variant is to ensure appealing selfies even in the dark. In addition, there are 36 different Smart Beautify functions that make Selfies look better. The main camera is 13MP.

If you think that the "A" represents a sufficient gradation to the Redmi Note 5 is wrong. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A has two variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime. The two variants differ quite clearly.

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The small version has a Snapdragon 425 processor, while the Prime version has a Snapdragon 435. In addition, the Prime version is available with 3GB and 4GB RAM as well as 32GB and 64GB memory. The Redmi Note 5A has 2GB RAM and 16GB memory. The fingerprint scanner on the back is also available only in the Prime version.

The rest of the equipment is the same. Both the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime come with a 5.5 " display, which unfortunately only is 1280 x 720 pixels. On board is also the infrared blaster, with which the smartphone can be used as a remote control. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime comes with a 2 + 1 SIM Tray so you can use two SIM cards and a Micro SD card at the same time. The battery is 3080 mAh.

The Redmi Note 5A comes in three colors like rose gold, champagne gold, and platinum silver and in three versions in China. The basic version of the Redmi Note 5A with 2 GB of RAM costs 699 yuan. The 3GB version is offered for 899 yuan and the 4 GB version for 1199 yuan.