Handy Budget 2017 Xiaomi Redmi 5a
Beginners and smart spenders without exaggerated performance demand should take a closer look at the Redmi 5a, an offshoot of the popular Redmi 5. The five-inch smartphone is slightly smaller than the Redmi Note 5a and offers a surprisingly wide range of features and also convinces with regard to processing. However the price is unbeatable. The Redmi 5a is definitely one of the most interesting China smartphones of the year 2017 and is a very good recommendation for those who want to avoid high investments in current flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone, HTC U11 or Huawei P10.
Modern components with sufficient power reserves
Despite the low price, you do not have to worry about the performance of Xiaomi's smartphone. The core of the Redmi 5a is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, which has sufficient power reserves with its four cores and a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. Together with the two GB of RAM, a smooth navigation through the menus and applications such as Facebook, Instagram and Co. is made possible.
For the occasional snapshot
Of course, the smartphone from Xiaomi also offers a camera that allows you to make not only occasional snapshots, but also high-resolution portraits. The integrated f./2.2 aperture ensures clear images even in dim light. The LED photo light can be switched on if necessary. The maximum resolution of the rear camera is 13 megapixels. This transposes into a native resolution of up to 4,128 x 3,096 pixels. Thus, even small details can be captured in the photo. In the case of video recording, a HD standard is supported. The maximum resolution is 1,280 x 720 pixels. The 5 megapixel front camera is particularly designed for video call and has a still resolution of up to 2,592 x 1,944 pixels. Even as a Selfie cam the resolution is absolutely sufficient.
Space-saving formats and integrated storage space
When recording video, you have the option to set the space-saving H.264 format. The quality of the recordings is maintained by the compression. The advantage here is the lower memory requirements. Thus, you can deposit a variety of recordings on the 16GB generously sized memory. If you still need more memory, you can expand it by microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC by up to 128 GB.
IPS display in a sturdy housing
Video and still images and all other digital content are played on the 5-inch IPS display. The screen can play up to 16 million colors and has a maximum resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels, which corresponds to a density of 294 ppi. The housing of the Redmi 5a has been perfectly adjusted. You will not find any wide screen margins here. The sturdy plastic not only protects the sensitive electronics inside the housing, but also ensures a high grip. Thus, the China phone fits very well in the hand. You can subject the phone to a test!
Designed for long runtimes
One of the highlights of the smartphone is the long runtime. The Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has installed a 3,000mAh strong battery. Due to the power-saving components, this capacity is sufficient for a stand-by time of up to eight days. Even in daily use, the Redmi 5a impresses with its long service life. The built-in Li-Polymer battery is rechargeable via the micro USB port.
Budget smartphone with extensive features
Despite the low price, you do not have to forgo the usual features on the Redmi 5a. The navigation and location is via GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou. Also on board are the current GSM standards for data transmission. FDD and TDD LTE are supported by the smartphone. Data connections in high-speed can also be set up via WiFi. With the 802.11 b, g and n network standards, very high data transfer rates are possible. Wireless headphones, smartwatches and other handy gadgets can be connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth. The 4.1 standard ensures that the battery is not over-stressed and for this, a high running time is guaranteed. The MIUI 8 is used as the operating system on Android 7 nougat basis. Typical for Xiaomi is the dual SIM slot. With this, two phone numbers can be managed on one terminal. Please note, that in this case the slot for the Micro SD card is also occupied. In this regard, a memory extension is then no longer possible.