Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: Unboxing and first impressions

March 17, 2018
3 min read

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A (Global Version) is a budget phone released under Xiaomi's Redmi series. Last year, Xiaomi launched different variants of the Redmi Note 5A and the Global Version is one of them. It is one of the phones to be featured at the Jumia Mobile Week 2018 beginning on March 19.


REDMI NOTE5A 20 of 50

  • Xiaomi MIUI 9
  • 5.5 ” HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass screen
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory
  • Dual SIM capability- Nano SIM cards
  • MicroSD card port
  • 13MP auto-focus rear camera with flash
  • 5MP front camera
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • 3,080mAh non-removable battery

What's in the box?

REDMI NOTE5A 17 of 50

The phone

REDMI NOTE5A 19 of 50


Asides the phone, the other accessories contained in the box are:

  • One power adapter
  • One USB Cable
  • One ejector pin
  • One user manual

REDMI NOTE5A 35 of 50

Power adapter

REDMI NOTE5A 42 of 50

USB cable

REDMI NOTE5A 38 of 50

User manual

REDMI NOTE5A 43 of 50


Earphone jack, infrared and microphone for noise reduction

REDMI NOTE5A 23 of 50

Front camera and speaker

REDMI NOTE5A 28 of 50

Volume control and power buttons

REDMI NOTE5A 26 of 50

Charging port, microphone and speaker

REDMI NOTE5A 25 of 50

Dual SIM (Nano) and memory card slots

REDMI NOTE5A 24 of 50

REDMI NOTE5A 49 of 50

Rear camera and torchlight

REDMI NOTE5A 33 of 50

First impressions

Since many budget phones do not compromise on earphones, the fact that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A does not come with one is a turn off for me. However, its sleekness and lightweight is an upside. It is currently available on Gearbest at $96.99 a piece. We'll find out more in the full review.

I'm always open to new experiences.
I'm always open to new experiences.
Subscribe To Techpoint Digest
This is A daily 5-minute roundup of happenings in African and global tech, sent directly to your email inbox, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m (WAT) every week day! 
Digest Subscription

Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime. Privacy Policy.

I'm always open to new experiences.

Other Stories

43b, Emina Cres, Allen, Ikeja.

 Techpremier Media Limited. All rights reserved