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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A’s Variants Differ Significantly: Key Specs Differences

by Joe 2

Today, Xiaomi announced the latest super low-end smartphone in its Redmi Note series — the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A. We have already covered the launch in detail and you can read more about the phone from here. But here, let’s talk about the Redmi Note 5A variants. There are two major variants announced, a 2GB + 16GB model and a 3GB + 32GB model. The third variant just adds an extra RAM and storage — 4GB + 64GB to the 3GB RAM version.

Redmi Note 5A Base model

So, what are the differences between Redmi Note 5A’s Low vs High version? As a matter of fact, quite a lot! In fact, given the differences, you can even consider them to be totally different models rather than just variants. It’s like the Redmi 4A vs Redmi 4, but instead of treating the two as different models, here Xiaomi has differentiated them as variants.

 

Redmi Note 5A Low version vs High version: Key Differences

To make things simple, I have made a table highlighting the differences between these two variants. The models have slight differences in thickness, weight, cameras, displays, memory and even design (due to the fingerprint sensor at the back of the high version). The processors are also different with a quad-core SD425 powering the low version vs a faster octa-core SD435 inside the high-version.

Check out all the differences down below.

 Redmi Note 5A
(LOW VERSION)
Redmi Note 5A
(HIGH VERSION)
DIMENSIONS | WT.
153 x 76.2 x 7.55mm
150g
Slightly Thicker & Heavier
153 x 76.2 x 7.7mm
153 grams
CPUSlower Processor
SD425
Adreno 308
Faster Processor
SD435
Adreno 505
MEMORY
2GB+16GB
Dedicated MicroSD Slot: Yes

3GB+32GB | 4GB + 64GB
Dedicated MicroSD Slot: Yes
DISPLAY5.5-inch 720p
450 nits

5.5-inch 720p
450 nits
2.5D curved glass

CAMERA
13MP f/2.2, PDAF, HDR, Real Time Filters
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FRONT: 5MP f/2.0

13MP f/2.2, PDAF, HDR, Real Time Filters
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FRONT: 16MP f/2.0 76.4 degree wide-angle
Front Facing FLASH
COMMSBluetooth 4.2
MicroUSB
Wi-Fi n
IR sensor
Bluetooth 4.2
MicroUSB
Wi-Fi n
IR sensor
SPECIAL FEATURESNo Fingerprint

Gold, Rose Gold, Platinum Silver
Fingerprint

Gold, Rose Gold, Platinum Silver
BATTERY FEATURES3080mAh3080mAh
PRICE DIFFERENCE699 Yuan (~$105)899 yuan (~$135), 1199 Yuan (~$180)

 

For a $30 difference, you get a lot more value from the 3GB RAM model of the Redmi Note 5A. What do you think?

 

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  • androwin

    I don’t know why people even look for anything less than Snapdragon 625-equipped phone (or any Mediatek’s equivalent CPU)! Anything less and it’ll lag as hell.

    • Jonathan Keith

      i agree why not a 4x instead midrange processing just keeps going backwards for the$$price i liked the 650 on the note 3 why not something better? im afraid redmi sales may be taken by another company if they keep up this crap!

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