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Redmi 5A: Unboxing and first impressions

With a 5000 mAh powerhouse, Bharat 5 has stolen the competition from Desh Ka Smartphone that embeds a 3000 mAh battery. It was revealed that the Redmi 5 will sport a 5.7-inch display with full HD+ resolution.

This means, Xiaomi will offer Rs 1000 discount for the first five million units of the Redmi 5A. We compare this offer to some "effective price" deals offered by other manufacturers and talk about how Xiaomi has done a good job with its marketing of the Redmi 5A. In competitive space, the phones have been launched in, the Redmi 5A takes the lead with its pricing strategy.

In terms of design, Micromax's latest Bharat 5 comes with an all plastic back and prominent bezels at the front. The phone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC. Xiaomi Redmi 5A smartphone comes with 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and 32GB storage.

It appears like the Chinese technology giant will wrap up the year with one more release this month - perhaps the Redmi 5 - and begin 2018 with one of its most-anticipated handsets, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. Launched in October earlier this year, the Chinese model of the sports a hybrid SIM tray, where the Redmi 5A will ship with a dual SIM slots and a dedicated microSD card slot. Xiaomi claims that the Redmi 5A can give a battery-life of eight days.

Redmi 5A will be available in two versions, i.e. 2GB RAM/16 GB storage and 3GB RAM/32GB Storage. This new pack will be available for the first 12 months and only for the users of Xiaomi Redmi 5A. It measures 153.00 x 76.20 x 7.70 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 153.00 grams.

The Redmi 5A again looks to be the victor here as it comes sporting a 13-megapixel camera on the backwith f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and LED flash. There's Adreno 308 GPU for enhanced graphics performance. The array of sensors on the device include an acccelerometer, a proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A will go on sale in India starting December 7, via Flipkart and along with other offline partner channels. A 3000mAh battery completes the package. The operating system of the phone is Android Nougat with MIUI 9. After the introductory scheme expires, Xiaomi will sell the device at Rs 5,999 for the base variant and Rs 6,999 for the higher 3GB/32GB variant.

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