Xiaomi Redmi 5A Philippines Price is PHP 4,390, Release Date is March 15, 2018

On Tuesday - March 13, 2018, I graced Xiaomi Philippines' warm invitation for the official launch of their new Android smartphones held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel.

The Chinese tech giant unveiled a couple of handsets at the event and this is the more affordable model of the two.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Philippines

Donning an SRP of just Php 4,390, Xiaomi Redmi 5A will be available exclusively via Lazada Philippines - with free delivery across the country - starting on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Philippines

Needless to say, we can't really expect this handset to be a powerhouse in terms of technical specifications or a head-turner when it comes to looks -- but it does have its own charms.

While the design is borderline plain, the phone has distinguishing characteristics like the metallic sheen on the polycarbonate shell, the rows of holes for the speaker at the rear, as well as the two horizontal lines at the back near either poles.

I guess, for consumers who prefer uncomplicated and sleek designs, this look would prove rather attractive and visually pleasing.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

Another highlight would be the clarity and brilliance of the 5-inch HD display, which is a real treat from a sub-Php 5,000 Android smartphone by an international company. Photos and videos will definitely look great on this screen.

One thing that I appreciate on this smartphone is its 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is already quite large for a phone of this size. This pack ensures long uptime, which means that this model can stay on for a whole day or more with regular use. If you hate always plugging your device to an electrical outlet at lunchtime or lugging around a bulky powerbank, you'd appreciate this feature for sure.

Other notable technical specifications of this smartphone include its 1.4 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A53 and Adreno 308 based Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM for multitasking, and 16GB of onboard storage that you can conveniently expand using the dedicated microSD card slot. Yep, you won't need to sacrifice Dual SIM capability to get more storage space.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Philippines

I believe LazadaPH will also offer an additional discount for those who will purchase the device early so might want to take advantage of that too.

Learn more about the Xiaomi Redmi 5A by watching my exclusive interview with Mr. John Chen, Xiaomi's Regional Director for South East Asia, on this budget-friendly Android smartphone:

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specifications Table
Product Name Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Main Category Entry Level Android Smartphone
Display 5 inches, HD, 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, IPS LCD, 296 ppi, 69.1% Screen-To-Body Ratio
Protection Against Elements Not Dust-and-Water-Resistant
Front Camera 5 MegaPixels, f/2.0
Rear Camera 13 MegaPixels, f/2.2, PDAF, LED Flash
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Nougat
User Interface MIUI 9.0
Chipset 1.4 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A53, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
GPU Adreno 308
microSD Card Slot Dedicated, Up to 128GB
Battery Non-Removable 3,000 mAh Li-Po, Fast Charging
Charging Port microUSB 2.0
WiFi802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
4G LTE Cat4
Dual SIM Capability Yes, 2X nanoSIM
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, Back
Facial Recognition No
Shell Material Aluminum, Glass
Colors Grey, Gold, Rose Gold
Price Official SRP in PH: Php 4,390
Availability in The Philippines March 15, 2018
TechPinas Key Remark Xiaomi Redmi 5A is one of the most affordable Android smartphones by an international player that's available in the Philippines.

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