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Is Xiaomi Redmi 5A Truly 'Desh Ka Smartphone'?

04 December 2017, 12:50 | Gretchen Simon

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Xiaomi launches its cheapest phone in India Redmi 5A: All you need to know from price to availability

The major highlight of Bharat 5 is its huge 5000mAh battery which Micromax claims can last up to two days. The Redmi 5A starts at Rs 4,999 for the 2GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. Touted as 'Desh ka Smartphone', the cheapest offering from Xiaomi stables in India will be sold at an introductory price of Rs 4,999, which will be withdrawn after the selling the first 50 lakh units.

Priced at Rs 5,555, the Bharat 5 directly competes with Xiaomi Redmi 5A in India. Based on the recent reports, the Chinese handset maker is also gearing up for the release of Xiaomi Redmi 5, which is further supported by a leaked listing from a Chinese telecommunications company.

On the camera front, the Redmi 5A sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, burst mode, panorama mode, HDR mode, and more. on its back, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies with f/2.0 aperture lens. The phone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC. Xiaomi Redmi 5A smartphone comes with 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and 32GB storage.

The public has been hearing a lot about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 for the past several weeks. The Bharat 5 is an addition to company's "Bharat" series of affordable 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphones. A 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage for the top variant. It will be available in Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold colour variants. There's Adreno 308 GPU for enhanced graphics performance.

The Xiaomi Redmi 5A will go on sale in India starting December 7, via Flipkart and Mi.com along with other offline partner channels. The Bharat 5 has 16 GB internal storage and a microSD card slot.

Xiaomi launches its cheapest phone in India Redmi 5A: All you need to know from price to availability
Redmi 5A: Unboxing and first impressions

The Redmi 5A again looks to be the victor here as it comes sporting a 13-megapixel camera on the backwith f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and LED flash.

Coming to software, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A runs the latest MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat and is speculated to receive Oreo update down the lane. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and A-GPS. But the Micromax Bharat 5 is a clear cut victor when it comes to battery life.

The Micromax Bharat 5 has been launched along with Vodafone. A 3000mAh battery completes the package.

In comparison, the Nokia 2 retails for Rs 6,999 while the Micromax Bharat 5 at Rs 5,555.




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