Xiaomi is renowned for its powerful, well-designed handsets that come in an affordable price tag. One of their finest releases, the Redmi Note 5A boasts a sleek 5.5-inch display, a speedy octa-core processor, and a powerful rear-facing camera. Here’s a rundown of its specifications and features.
The Redmi Note 5A (also known as Redmi Y1) sports a similar design aesthetic to its predecessors. The front panel has a polycarbonate chassis with sleek chrome accents that run across the back. These trimmings intersect the device’s camera module. You can also find a fingerprint sensor at the top of the device, which is accessible with your index finger. Situated on the right are the power and volume buttons, which offer a responsive performance. Moreover, the Redmi Note 5A doesn’t weigh much at only 153 g.
Display with Great Color and Detail
Display-wise, the Redmi Note 5A is flanked by a 5.5-inch screen with a 720p resolution which goes well with its Snapdragon 435 processor. The display is also layered with a Gorilla Glass protection to protect it from accidental falls. It provides visuals with great color and detail. You can also change the color temperature of the screen depending on what suits your fancy. Aside from that, there is a blue light filter that you can configure to kick in automatically from sunset to sunrise. Other display options in the Redmi Note 5A will allow you to change the filter intensity and set custom activation times.
With the MIUI 9, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A harnesses a neat and crisp interface. The MIUI was once compared to the iOS due to its great visuals and icons. It also works similar to the Android OS in terms of flexibility and ability to make customizations on the home screen. Other things you will like on the Redmi Note 5A’s software is the much-improved notification panel, new image editor, and a cleaner interface.
Impressive Front-Facing Camera
The Redmi Note 5A’s selling point is its high-resolution front snapper, sporting a 16-MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and a LED flash. The front-facing camera does an impressive job of taking selfies in daylight or night time. Night time selfies do not display a lot of noise unlike those in rival handsets. Also, the flash automatically enables when there’s not much ambient lighting, and you can manually set it in daylight to produce images with a halo lighting effect.
The Redmi Note 5A retains the same camera interface from its predecessors, and you get multiple options to configure the front and rear sensors and switch shooting modes. In addition, the camera app offers a manual mode to let you tweak the ISO and white balance. Other great camera app options include a beautify, panorama, tilt-shift modes, and HHT for low-light settings.