Xiaomi Redmi 5A (Global Version) Now Available For $119.81

Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, announced about three budget smartphone late last year. One of these products is the Xiaomi Redmi 5A which was released as  ‘Desh ka Smartphone‘ in India. The global version of this device is now available on Gearbest, and interestingly it is selling for only $119.81 if you use the coupon code. This smartphone which commenced sales some weeks ago has gotten good some reviews, and millions of units have already been shipped. It is a budget smartphone that certainly gives you a good run for your money. Please note that global version is usable worldwide. Let us take a look at the details of this smartphone.


Xiaomi Redmi 5A – A Budget Smartphone With Class

Design & Appearance

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is an ultra-slim smartphone with dimensions of 16.00 x 8.00 x 5.00 cm and weighs 260 grams. Despite the price of this smartphone, the body is forged from a solid metal material with a premium finishing having undergone the time-consuming CNC laser process while the front is made of glass. Its appearance is quite glossy, and it has a gritty feel for a perfect grip with the hand. The four edges of this device are slightly curved just like what we see in most flagship smartphones. This device obviously looks stylish and beautiful, and its hardware was carefully selected to fit the budget pricing

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Hardware & Performance

No one would expect to see the Snapdragon 835 on a budget smartphone thus when I say that the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is powered by a  1.4GHz  Quad Core Snapdragon 425 processor, you wouldn’t be surprised. The chip in the global version is supported by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Suffice you to say that my very first tablet (Techno S9) came with 2GB RAM, and I could perform all multitasking and gaming needs without any lagging. The internal memory is expandable up to 128GB thus you will never run out of storage memory for your memorable moments. This smartphone is packed with acceptable power and speed due to its perfect combination of hardware and software. If you need a phone to support your flagship device, then you need the Xiaomi Redmi 5A.  Note that the ROM on this Phone supports OTA and is multi-language. Its display is handled by an Adreno 308 low-end image processor (GPU) which brings an acceptable energy efficiency.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Display & Camera

Xiaomi Redmi 5A is equipped with a 5.0-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16:9 aspect ratio and a pixel resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. This display has a 69.1% screen-to-body ratio, and its images and videos are quite crisp. Don’t worry about the size of the display; we have seen flagship devices with similar size (Mi 6, full screen though). Xiaomi has tried its best to equip this smartphone with a top quality camera system such that when you see images and videos captured with this device, you will think that it came from a flagship smartphone. On the rear, the Redmi 5A is armed with a 13MP snapper while its selfie shooter is a 5MP camera. This phone is perfect for a budget smartphone.


Network, Connectivity, and Software

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat thus all games, social and professional apps can run smoothly. It supports dual SIM (two nano-SIM cards), and dual standby. The Redmi 5A uses a wireless connection with WiFi 802.11b/g/n and  Bluetooth 5.0  for transfer of multimedia.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Battery & Other Features

This smartphone is powered by a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery which supports. Other features included Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, E-Compass, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor

Where Can I Buy The Xiaomi Redmi 5A?

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is currently on sale at Gearbest for $119.81. Depending on your location and preferred shipping option, this product may be brought to you for FREE.



I have been a strong follower of Android devices since the release of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Right now, Chinese tech completely fascinates me because they are probably the only manufacturers who tries to merge budget and specs.

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