Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A: Unboxing and first impressions

by | Mar 17, 2018

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.


  • 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?

The phone


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

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

Power adapter

USB cable

User manual


Earphone jack, infrared and microphone for noise reduction

Front camera and speaker

Volume control and power buttons


Charging port, microphone and speaker

Dual SIM (Nano) and memory card slots

Rear camera and torchlight

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.

Titilola Oludimu
Titilola Oludimu

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