Xiaomi is clear on its way: to sell phones in quantity, although at the cost of not having the margins with which brands have more travel as Samsung, Apple, Sony or LG. Thus, his best creations can be acquired at prices that do not reach 500 euros, when the flagships of his rivals are set at 700 euros or more.
But now we do not have to talk about the most expensive smartphones, on the contrary, today has become official Xiaomi Redmi 5A. Telephones with their configuration, which we will review below in depth there are many, in fact, is the most typical in the input range, with five inches of screen or 13 and 5-megapixel cameras, but what is not so common is that its price less than EUR 100.
Technical specifications of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A
|SCREEN||5 inches with resolution 1,280 x 720 pixels (294 dpi)|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425|
|NUCLEI||4 x 1.4 GHz|
|STORAGE||16 GB (+ microSD up to 128 GB)|
|SOFTWARE VERSION||Android 7.0 Nougat under layer MIUI 9|
|CONNECTIVITY||4G, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS|
|REAR CAMERA||13 megapixels with PDAF, f / 2.2|
|FRONTAL CAMERA||5 megapixels, f / 2.0|
|PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS||140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4 mm and 137 grams|
Redmi 5A, repeating the formula of success
The Redmi range is one of the joys that has never given Xiaomi and what works does not have to be touched. That is why almost a year after the presentation of the Redmi 4A Xiaomi has decided to follow its line, with a very cheap smartphone in which the new features are provided by the cameras, but not by the side of megapixels, which remain the same. In the details is the difference.
The rear camera has the same 13 megapixels and aperture f / 2.2 but in the Redmi 5A as a novelty incorporates PDAF or focus by phase detection, which allows better pictures in situations of moving objects or with complicated light. For its part, the front camera still has five megapixels although this time the aperture is f / 2.0, so the photos obtained with it will improve in the light.
Beyond the cameras, the only novelties are in a somewhat reduced battery (3,000 mAh compared to the previous 3.120 mAh) and the factory incorporation of Android 7.0, under the layer MIUI 9. The processor is still the Snapdragon 425 four 1.4 GHz cores, accompanied by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory.
Redmi 5A versions and prices
The Xiaomi Redmi 5A will go on sale in China this week in pink, gold and silver. Its official price is 599 yuan, which at the current exchange is about 77 euros. Of its arrival to more countries we do not know anything officially yet, although it is expected that if we rely on national importers the price can surpass slightly the 100 euros, although we can always resort to websites like Gearbest to buy it at a price similar to the original, to have only one year warranty.