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

04 December 2017, 12:47 | Antonio Miles

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Xiaomi launches its cheapest phone in India Redmi 5A: All you need to know from price to availability

Battery: 3,000mAh battery.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A flaunts a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels while the Micromax Bharat 5 boasts of a relatively larger 5.2-inch display with a similar HD resolution carrying 1280 x 720 pixels. Xiaomi's latest mobile launch is the Redmi Y1.

In addition, Reliance Jio has also partnered with the Xiaomi Redmi 5A and is offering a cashback of Rs 1,000. Micromax Bharat 5 will face competition from the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi 5A which comes at a price tag of Rs 4,999. Finally, we talk about the target audience for the Redmi 5A and whether you should consider buying it.

On the camera front, the Redmi 5A sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, panorama mode, HDR mode, and more. on its back, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies with f/2.0 aperture lens.

On the comparison grounds, the Bharat 5 gets the power from a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor that is coupled with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage space.

In terms of specs, the clear-cut victor here is the Redmi 5A which comes boasting of a spec sheet that embarrasses not just the Nokia 2, but also the Bharat 5 with the hardware it brings to the battle. The device comes in two options, one with 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, and another with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. On paper, the Redmi 5A looks far better than the Micromax Bharat 5, but we will wait to check both the devices out personally before we pass a judgment. There's Adreno 308 GPU for enhanced graphics performance. Launched in October earlier this year, the Chinese model of the sports a hybrid SIM tray, where the Redmi 5A will ship with a dual SIM slots and a dedicated microSD card slot. Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5mm audio-jack, Micro-USB and Global Positioning System. The highlight of Micromax Bharat 5 is it's 5,000mAh battery, said to offer a standby time of 500 hours. The array of sensors on the device include an acccelerometer, a proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.

On the software front, the device will ship with MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat out of the box. After the introductory scheme expires, Xiaomi will sell the device at Rs 5,999 for the base variant and Rs 6,999 for the higher 3GB/32GB variant.

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