As you know, Double 11 (aka Singles’ day) is the China largest online shopping day. It has been gaining momentum during the past years, and in 2017 it outrun Black Friday. For example, only Alibaba’s $25.3 billion sale was twice more than 2016 Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combined. Another big retailer, GearBest has had great sales as well. And though we don’t have an exact information what product was sold the most, we know the Xiaomi Redmi 4A was last year’s favorite model. The main reason why this handset was sold so much is related to its pricing. That’s not a secret Xiaomi is considered to be the best brand when it comes to the price-over-hardware ratio. The Redmi 4A is the best example of that. But what about its continuation, Xiaomi Redmi 5A? It comes with identical features and design as its predecessor, but what’s more important this handset is priced too low. At this moment, the Redmi 5A is available for $86.99 if applying the coupon (code: GBanniversary168). So let’s recall its key features quickly and jump to the purchase section because coupons are available for a limited amount of units and expire quickly.
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Starting the Xiaomi Redmi 4 the company narrowed a lot the black frame around the screen. So the Redmi 5A is an entry-level smartphone, but you won’t find anything annoying about it. In comparison to other models from the niche, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A looks quite attractive. The same black border is thinner than 1mm. The housing is made of plastic. But we used to see phones coming with such a material. As for this product especially, the Redmi 5A provides the highest build quality. So when holding the phone in hands you will have a feeling of metal rather than plastic. There are three colors you can choose from – champagne gold, cherry powder, and platinum silver gray.
As for the hardware, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A is packed with a Snapdragon 425 quad-core chip paired with a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM. Though this is the very low-end SoC, the phone showcases almost identical scores in comparison to the ZUK Z2 packed with a high-end Snapdragon 820. As you guess, the phone is capable of providing a smoother and more stable performance due to MIUI optimization.
Apart of this, the Redmi 5A is packed with a 5MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0, while there is a 13MP rear camera coming with a f/2.2 aperture. The battery capacity is 3000mAh, which is sufficient to provide a long life for a 5-inch 720p resolution screen.