Redmi 5A vs Redmi 4A Complete Comparison of Budget Phones

Updated on 2017-11-30 by Geetansh Arora

Redmi 5A vs Redmi 4A Comparison

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 5A with a tagline of DeshKaSmartphone. The logic behind the tagline is the price of the device. Redmi 5A 2GB 16GB variant is priced at just Rs. 4999. Redmi 4A came our earlier this year at Rs. 5999. 

The Redmi 4A and Redmi 5A are very similar devices. The design is similar. Both are made of plastic but are coated to make it look like metal. The build quality is good and the phone is comfortable to hold. 

Both devices have same Snapdragon 425 chipset which is good for basic usage. Both phones also come with a 3GB 32GB variant priced at Rs. 6999. We recommend going for higher variant as extra RAM will be useful in multi-tasking. 

The only major change we see in Redmi 5A and Redmi 4A is the addition of a dedicated MicroSD slot which can be used to increase the storage by up to 128GB.

Let's take a look at the comparison of Redmi 5A vs Redmi 4A. We have listed the features, specs, pros cons of both devices side by side.

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Features Comparison

Redmi 5A Features

  • 2 GB RAM | 16 GB ROM
  • 5" HD Display 720p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 5999

Xiaomi Redmi 4A Features

  • 2 GB RAM | 16 GB ROM
  • 5" HD Display 720p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 3120 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 5999

Pros Comparison

Redmi 5A Pros

  • The Redmi 5A is made of plastic but the build quality is good and phone feels comfortable in hand.
  • Display is decent with good viewing angles
  • Redmi 5A supports VOLTE and call quality is good
  • Can be used as a remote as there is infrared sensor at the top
  • There is a dedicated MicroSD slot on this device.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A Pros

  • Build quality is good with matte finish at the back which makes it comfortable to hold
  • Display is decent with good viewing angles
  • Redmi 4A supports VOLTE and call quality is good
  • Can be used as a remote as there is infrared sensor at the top

Cons Comparison

Redmi 5A Cons

  • Camera is average

Xiaomi Redmi 4A Cons

  • Camera is average

Ratings Comparison

Redmi 5A

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Specifications Comparison

Redmi 5A Xiaomi Redmi 4A
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Android 6.0
Chipset Snapdragon 425 Snapdragon 425
Memory(RAM) 2GB 2GB
Intenal Storage 16GB 16GB
Expandable Storage Upto 128GB MicroSD Upto 128GB MicroSD
Primary Camera 13MP 13MP
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Battery Capacity 3000mAh 3120mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type LCD LCD
Hybrid Sim Slot No Yes
Screen Size 5 5
Screen Resolution HD 720p HD 720p
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No No
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 137gm 131gm
Thickness 8.3mm 8.5mm

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So this was our comparison of Redmi 5A and Redmi 4A. We hope it was helpful for our users. As you must have seen, there are not a lot of differences. Dedicated MicroSD card is a welcome change so you should buy the latest Redmi 5A.

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