Is Xiaomi Redmi 5A Truly 'Desh Ka Smartphone'?

Camille Francis
December 4, 2017

Processor: The Redmi 5A is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clubbed with Adreno 308 GPU. Well, the price of Xiaomi Redmi 5A is similar to Redmi 4A but the phone comes with little changes in the specifications.

Xiaomi has launched its much anticipated "Desh Ka Smartphone", Redmi 5A, yesterday for a price of Rs 3,999. As a token of appreciation for making Xiaomi, the number 1 smartphone brand, the Chinese mobile maker is offering a total of Rs 500 crore discounts on the Redmi 5A.

Xiaomi has partnered with Reliance Jio to give its customers the most out of Redmi 5A.

The device is expected to come in three variants - 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant priced at 1,200 Yuan (around $175 / €155), 4GB RAM + 32GB storage at 1,400 Yuan (around $205 / €180), and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage at 1,500 Yuan (around $220 / €195).

So, how do Micromax Bharat 5 and Xiaomi Redmi 5A stack up in terms of features and specifications? Therefore, the Micromax Bharat 5 has been priced at Rs 5,555.

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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. Micromax Bharat 5 will face competition from the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi 5A which comes at a price tag of Rs 4,999. The camera has many modes such as Watermark, Time Lapse, Bokeh and Beauty Mode.

Compared to the above, Desh Ka Smartphone Redmi 5A sports a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera is definitely a game changer in this price segment and scores. The front shooter is 5MP with 1.4um pixel size, Portrait mode, Time Lapse, Watermark, Beauty mode, and 83.3 degree wide-angle lens. The company has introduced an 8-day battery life with the new Redmi 5A. It packs a 5,000mAh battery, which is said to offer a standby time of up to 500 hours. Furthermore, the smartphone also supports OTG that makes it double as a power bank and charge other devices. The device comes equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Software: The phone runs Android Nougat-based MIUI9.

The Micromax Bharat 5 is the latest smartphone in the company's Bharat series.

In comparison, the Nokia 2 retails for Rs 6,999 while the Micromax Bharat 5 at Rs 5,555.

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