Xiaomi launched Desh ka SmartphoneRedmi 5A and for the price of Rs. 4,999 it seems like a very sweet deal. But apart from the price there are few things that makes the Redmi 5A a better option, in fact the best mobile phone for now, for under Rs. 5,000.

If you have a limited budget and looking for a VoLTE smartphone for under Rs. 5,000 there are many options available in the market and now a new model called Desh Ka Smartphone (Redmi 5A) has joined the bandwagon.

When you compare the Redmi 5A with other handset within the price range you are definitely going to go with the 5A. Now what is so special about the 5A. I have listed out the key features that separates the Redmi 5A from the rest. You can also watch the video listed below this article.

Build and Finishing

Hold the Redmi 5A, use it for some time and you will notice it really does not feel like a Rs. 5000 smartphone, you get a more premium feel and a lot better than most of the low cost VoLTE handsets in this price range. Build and finishing of Redmi 5A is really good.

Redmi 5A 5 inch HD screen


The display (5 inch screen with 1280 x 720p resolution) is one key factor that separates the 5A from the rest. I am sure you might have used a low cost device, when you use the 5A you will clearly make out the difference in the display quality. Redmi 5A for the price does offer a much better display quality with really good color reproduction and viewing angles.

Another thing to note is the multi touch support. Almost all under Rs. 5000 mobile phones come with either 2 or 3 or 5 point multi touch support but on Redmi 5A you get 10 point multi touch support, something that you find on high end smartphones.

Redmi 5A Desh ka Smartphone


Next best thing on the Redmi 5A is the customized OS, MIUI 9. It is fast and offer smooth experience. All the features on the MIUI 9 have also been incorporated like Split screen (using 2 apps on single screen), dual app (running two accounts for a single app – example two whatsapp logins on same phone), Second space (create home space + office space it’s like using 2 different mobiles), and more.

MIUI 9 also offers huge list of themes that you can download and change the look and feel of the handset, plus each of these themes offer a completely different usage experience.  And there are plenty of themes.


This handset is powered by Snapdragon 425 quad core processor.  Now for under Rs. 5000 you will usually find Mobile Phones (smartphones) using MediaTek or Spreadtrum chipsets. Snapdragon is definitely an added advantage.

Triple Slot option

Now this feature is being incorporated on many newly launched smartphones. So you get 3 slots you can use 2x SIM and a micro SD card all together (dedicated micro SD card slot).


There is no finger print sensor.  Camera quality is average, good enough to share on social networks. Day light shots are great low light shots are good enough. The 3000 mAh battery does a very good job.

So if you are planning to buy a new handset for under Rs. 5000 then look no further the Redmi 5A is the best option out there.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in