Xiaomi in back in PH; launches Redmi 5A & Redmi 5 Plus
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Xiaomi in back in PH; launches Redmi 5A & Redmi 5 Plus

Last updated on March 26th, 2018 at 10:52 am

After about two years of not having heard from the Chinese brand Xiaomi, they came back thru the opening of a physical store in Quezon City.

Redmi 5A

Today, Xiaomi Philippines, thru Grimalkin Corporation, the official distributor of the brand has launched two (2) smartphones. To make it more exciting to the Philippine consumer, the brand maintained its low price points as before.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

The first one, which caters to the mass market, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch display with HD resolution. It is housed in a metallic matte finish and with a unibody design.

Powering the Redmi 5A is a 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

The shooters included a 13MP a phase detection autofocus and an LED flash. Meanwhile at the front is a 5MP with LED flash as well.

The Redmi 5A will be available by March 15 in Lazada and followed by Shopee. Official SRP is only P4,590. But if you buy on the opening sale, you can get a P200 discount, paying only P4,390.

Redmi 5A specs

Display 5-inch IPS HD (1280 x 720) touchscreen display
OS Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9
CPU 1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, Adreno 308 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset
Dual Nano SIM, dual standby, supports LTE connectivity
ROM 16GB of ROM, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, uses dedicated slot
Camera 13MP f/2.2 PDAF main camera with LED flash
5MP f/2.0 front camera w/ LED flash
Multimedia player
FM radio
3.5mm audio jack
Micro USB 2.0 with OTG function
IR blaster
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS with A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, light
Battery Battery: 3000mAh Li-Ion, non-removable
Colors dark grey, gold, rose gold
Dimension 140mm x 70.1mm x 8.35mm
Weight 137 grams

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus

If you a little more budget, you can try the Redmi 5Plus. This one is the company’s first smartphone with 18:9 display, the Redmi 5 Plus has 5.99-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution, that is 2160 x 1080 resolution.

It is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, and has Adreno 506 GPU.

There is also a combination of 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM onboard which can be expanded via microSD up to 256G.

The main camera has 12MP f/2.2 PDAF main camera with dual-tone LED flash, 2160p video recording at 30fps. The selfie shooter has 5MP  with selfie-light, 1080p video recording at 30fps.

Official SRP of Redmi 5 Plus is only P9,999.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus specs

Display 5.99-inch IPS capacitive FHD+ (2160×1080) touchscreen display
OS Android 7.1.2 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top
CPU 2.0GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU cores, Adreno 506 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset
Dual Nano SIM, dual standby,
ROM 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via micro SD card, uses SIM 2 slot
Camera 12MP f/2.2 PDAF main camera with dual tone LED flash, 2160p video recording at 30fps
5MP secondary camera with selfie-light, 1080p video recording at 30fps
Others Multimedia player
FM Radio
3.5mm audio jack
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/
Micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
Bluetooth v4.2
Sensor Fingerprint, accelerometer, light, proximity, gyroscope
Battery 4000mAh Li-Po, non-removable
Colors Black, gold, rose gold, light blue
Dimensions 158.5mm x 75.45m x 8.05mm
Weight 180 grams

Unboxing Redmi 5A video


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