Xiaomi announced it’s latest budget offering, the Redmi 5A in India. The base variant of the Redmi 5A is priced at Rs 4,999 thus making it a great value for money proposition. The company has been campaigning and touting the Redmi 5A as a device for the masses, something that essentially brings down the entry level barrier for an Android smartphone.
The best part, however, is that Xiaomi has tied up with Reliance Jio and is offering an additional cashback of Rs 1000 on the Redmi 5A. This will bring down the effective price of the device to Rs 3,999. In order to get the cashback customers are required to recharge with Rs 199 every month for the next 12 months. The caveat is that the cashback will be given in the form of 10 coupons worth Rs 100 each.
The Rs 199 recharge will include 1GB of 4G data for 28 days along with unlimited local and STD calls and also SMS. However, the first recharge should be done between December 5, 2017, and November 30, 2018. The Rs 1000 cashback should theoretically help Reliance Jio retain a customer with high ARPU for a time period of 22-months (12Months+ 10 Coupons) since only one discount coupon can be used for every recharge. If you are confused on whether or not to buy the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, our first impressions might be helpful.
A quick recap, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes equipped with a 5-inch HD display alongside the Reading Mode that blocks the blue light. Under the hood, the Redmi 5A is powered by a Quad Core Snapdragon 425 processor paired with 2GB/3G of RAM. On the storage front, the Redmi 5A offers 16GB/32GB of internal memory along with a microSD card that can accommodate up to 128GB of storage. Xiaomi has baked in a 3,000mAh battery on the Redmi 5A and the company claims a standby of up to 8 days and 7 hours of video playback.
Xiaomi Redmi 5A Features and Specifications
- 5-inch HD Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC with 2GB/3GB RAM and Adreno 308 GPU
- 16GB/32GB internal storage, dedicated microSD card slot expandable up to 128GB
- 13-Megapixel primary camera with PDAF and LED flash
- 5-Megapixel secondary/selfie camera with Smart and Beautify Mode
- MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat 7.0
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi, dual SIM slot, IR Blaster, Bluetooth and GPS