The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime was launched alongside the Redmi Note 5A and Redmi Note 5 Pro in India. The devices target emerging markets, offering great value for money.
The Redmi Note 5A Prime is a more advanced version of the Redmi Note 5A, boasting of 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. That’s not all, it sports a rear fingerprint scanner and a 16MP crystal clear selfie camera. Want to know more? Stay with me.
Made from Plastic but you won’t have a clue till you get to hold and feel it. Unlike its brother, the fingerprint scanner at the back adds to the beauty no doubt. Sporting two antenna lines at the top and bottom corner.
The rear camera and LED flash sit on top of the antenna line to the left, dishing out a modern look. The USB charging port and the speaker is underneath the phone. To the sides, it measures 7.7 mm in thickness and weighs 153g overall. It’s available in Silver, Gold and Rose Gold colours.
There’s nothing bezel-less about the screen, which is a huge let down from Xiaomi in 2018. Most smartphones in its specs range are coming bezel-less, nonetheless, the screen stretches up to 71.5% screen to body ratio. Three navigation buttons sit at the bottom bezel, while the usual features are at the top.
Focusing on the screen now, the 5.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen displays like a budget smartphone. Boasting of 720 x 1280 pixels in resolution and 267 pixels per inch density for amazing visuals. Protecting the screen on the Redmi Note 5A Prime is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
HARDWARE and SOFTWARE
Running tirelessly underneath here is the Snapdragon 435 chip from Qualcomm with 64-bit CPU architecture and 8-cores of a processor. The Octa-core processor clocks at 1.4GHz for fast performance and has a 28nm process technology.
Handling graphics is the Adreno 505 graphics processor from Qualcomm as well. It boasts of 3GB RAM space for smooth multitasking and fast app launching. For storage, 32GB storage space is available which you can upgrade up to 256GB. The Redmi Note 5A Prime runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system with MIUI 9.0.
The phone comes with a crystal clear 16MP selfie camera at the top bezel. The camera has a f/2.0 aperture and captures some of the best selfies ever. At the rear, there’s a 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash capturing 4K resolution images as well.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime is powered by a Non-Removable Li-Ion 3080mAh battery with fast charging technology.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime is available for $99 to $129, that’s about (N35,000 – N50,000).
Full Specification Of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime
・Announced: January 2018
・Status: Available. February 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano + Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Dimensions: 153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm
・Color: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
・Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 720 x 1280 Pixels
・Pixel Density: 267ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 71.5%
・OS: Android 7.1.2
・Processor: Octa-Core 1.45GHz
・Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435
・GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 505
・Card slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Back Flash: Yes, LED Flash
・Front Flash: No
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, gyroscope
・3.5mm jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No