Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Xiaomi Redmi 4A: What Has Changed?

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Xiaomi unveiled their all-new Redmi 5A in India on Thursday. The new Redmi phone dubbed “Desh Ka Smartphone” is manufactured in India. To recall, the Redmi 5A smartphone was launched in China last month. As the name suggests, the Redmi 5A is the successor to the Redmi 4A which itself was launched in India earlier this year.


Packing similar hardware & features, Xiaomi’s Redmi 4A and Redmi 5A are more or less the same. In fact, for most people will find it difficult to pinpoint the differences. Still, there are few minor upgrades to Xiaomi’s latest offering.

As far as the design is concerned, both the devices come with a plastic design. However, the 5A comes with a metallic finish instead of a plastic look of the 4A.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Redmi 4A Specs:

The Redmi 5A features a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720p and 296ppi pixel density. The older gen Redmi 4A too features the same 5-inch HD display.

Redmi 4A

Similar to the Redmi 4A, the Redmi 5A is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. Both the devices come in two RAM and storage variants: 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, and 3GB and 32GB memory. Also, Redmi 5A and 4A come with microSD card expansion up to 128GB. However, the Redmi 5A has a dedicated microSD card slot, instead of the hybrid card slot.

The Redmi 5A ships with same core camera hardware as the Redmi 4A. The device packs a 13-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.2 aperture, coupled with LED flash and PDAF. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 aperture. The Redmi 4A also has a 5MP selfie camera, but the aperture size is different at f/2.2.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Redmi 4A Battery:

The latest budget phone packs a 3,000mAh battery nonremovable battery which is a bit of downgrade from its predecessor. The Redmi 4A is backed by 3,120 mAh battery which provides for a usage of a day to 14 hours. Despite its size, Xiaomi says the Redmi 5A will offer 8-day battery life.


Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Redmi 4A Software:

On the software front, the Redmi 5A runs Android Nougat based MIUI 9. Xiaomi says the MIUI 9 offers explosively fast launch times along with new features such as Smart Assistant and Universal Search.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Redmi 4A Price:

In terms of cost, Xiaomi Redmi 5A has been priced at Rs 5,999 and Rs 6,999. However, initially, users will get Rs 1000 discount on the base 2GB RAM variant, making the device available at just Rs 4,999. However, the 3GB RAM variant of the Redmi 5A will still retail for Rs 6,999.

Xiaomi’s Redmi 4A was launched for similar prices of Rs 5,999 and Rs 6,999. However, with the latest discount from the company, the new-gen Redmi 5A is definitely the cheapest Xiaomi phone ever.

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