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Xiaomi Redmi 5A



Xiaomi Redmi 5A – Overview

The Redmi 5A is a great choice for everyone, as it offers a good combination of specification and design. It is lightweight and features long battery life and a dedicated microSD slot. So, you can use it throughout the day and you don’t sacrifice the ability to expand your storage if you wish to use a second SIM card.

A 5-inch high definition IPS display offers stunning visuals and offers a reading mode. Reducing eye fatigue when you are using the phone, particularly at night when you are using artificial light. It is also perfect for watching movies, gaming and viewing photos.

The high-resolution 13MP rear camera gives you the ability to capture stunning photos. It has a 5-element lens with a ƒ/2.2 aperture with low light enhancement. This works with the HDR and PDAF to focus on your subject and take an amazing image.

MIUI 9 is preloaded on the Redmi 5A and gives you access to the many extra features it offers. This includes the ability to have a split screen, Mi Video, Mi Drop and App vault.

Split screen allows for 2 x apps to be running simultaneously on the same screen. Mi Video intelligently groups your videos by episodes and show name while providing support for popular video formats. Seamlessly transfer files between devices with Mi Drop. While App vault is your one-stop for all the features and info you regularly use.

Reasons to buy Xiaomi Redmi 5A

  • Android 7.1.2 (Nought) – access to all apps
  • Dual SIM with dedicated microSD slot – perfect for extra storage
  • 13MP camera – 5-element lens, ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • 5.5-inch HD display – with a reading mode to reduce fatigue
  • Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 processor – ideal for daily usage
  • 3000mAh battery – offering up to 8 days standby
  • 4G/LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802 b/g/n

Colours and memory variants

The Redmi 5A is available with 16GB internal storage and 2GB RAM. This can be expanded with micro SD cards up to 128GB.

Several colour options are offered including Dark Grey, Gold, Rose Gold (please note not all colours may be available through Clove Technology).

SIM Free / Unlocked stock

When you order a Redmi 5A from Clove Technology, you will receive an official UK or EU specification SIM Free handset.

All our phones are factory unlocked and ready for use with UK, EU & most global SIM cards.

The phones have support for global GSM & 3G networks; for 4G / LTE support outside of the EU, please check the specifications.

EU Models

Where a product option states "EU Model", it will have been sourced directly from a European supplier. These phones should come factory sealed with the original Xiaomi Charger (Europlug 2-pin).

Dual SIM options

Xiaomi manufactures the Redmi 5A with dual SIM slots. If an option for sale on Clove Technology specifies "DUAL SIM" then with this phone you can assume it features 2 x Nano-Sim slots and a dedicated microSD slot. If DUAL SIM is not mentioned in the option, please assume that it is the single SIM version of the handset.

What’s in the box

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5A
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • User Guide/Warranty card
  • SIM insertion tool


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version7.1.2 (Nought)
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.4GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelSnapdragon 425 quad-core 1.4GHz max - 64-bit
  • OtherAdreno 308 500MHz
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)Up to 128GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5
  • TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Resolution 1281 x 720 resolution, 296 PPI
  • OtherReading mode, Colour temperature adjustment
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed
  • Version4.1
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 b/g/n
  • Version
  • DatamicroUSB 2.0
  • PowermicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower, Volume up & down
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS / Beidou
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels13MP
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lens5-element lens, ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • OtherLow light enhancement, HDR, Panorama Burst mode, Face recognition, Real-time filters
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type5MP, ƒ/2.0 large aperture, Selfie countdown, Face recognition
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP4, MKV, WAV, AAC, MP3, AMR, APE
  • Recording
  • FormatsMP4, M4V, MKV, XVID
  • Recording1080p/720p video, 30fps
Near Field Communication
FM Radio
  • Capacity3000 mAh
  • TypeLi-Ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35 mm
Weight 137 g
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Apps
OtherDual SIM (2 x Nano-SIM 1 x dedicated microSD slot), Infrared
Warranty12 months


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