Sporting larger onboard storage, better front-facing and rear cameras, a fingerprint sensor, and more RAM than its ‘junior brother’, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5a Prime (or Pro) could be your top pick for a good smartphone in Nigeria under 70k.
- Network: 2G / 3G / 4G
- Display: 5.5 inches, IPS LCD Touchscreen display — (720 x 1280 pixels)
- Software: Android v7.0 (Nougat)
- Processor: Octa-core CPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon 435)
- Memory: 3GB RAM | 32GB ROM
- Cameras: Front — 16 MP (f/2.0, 1080p, Soft flash) | Rear — 13 MP (f/2.2, PDAF, LED flash, [email protected] video)
- Battery: 3080 mAh
- Price: Check today’s price
Software, Design, Display
Software-speaking, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5a Prime, like the Redmi 5a, runs on Xiaomi’s heavily customized variant of the Android Operating System.
Specifically, the device is running Android Nougat (version 7) right out of the box.
And yep, it’s a dual SIM device which has support for LTE.
Design/Build-wise, the Note 5a Prime has the same metal build and form as seen on the 5a, but is a tad heavier (about 3 grams).
The display on the device is a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display having a 720 x 1280-pixel resolution and a resulting pixel density of about 267 pixels per inch (267 PPI).
Performance, Hardware, Cameras
Stepping up from the 425 found on the 5a, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5a Prime features the more powerful (albeit insignificantly) Snapdragon 435 which is an Octa-core CPU.
For pushing graphics, the Adreno 505 GPU is present while for taking care of concurrently running applications 3 or 4GB of RAM is available.
Unlike on the 5a, the 5a Prime features 3GB of and 32GB of internal storage which supports storage extension by means of a dedicated memory card (capacities up to 256GB).
Cameras & Battery
The primary camera on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5a Prime is a 13-megapixel shooter having an aperture width of f/2.2, phase detection autofocus and the capability to capture 1080p videos at a frame rate of 30 frames per second (30fps).
In front, for snaps, selfies, and video calling, sits a 16-megapixel shooter with an even wider aperture opening (f/2.0).
The battery on this device is a non-removable 3080 mAh Li-Ion battery and a fingerprint reader is present at its rear for security.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5a Prime Price in Nigeria
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5a Prime, when available, would retail online in Nigeria for between ₦55,000 ($156) and ₦65,000 ($170).
Where your invoice would land on that spectrum depends on the store you’re purchasing from.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5a Prime Full Device Specifications
Here are the full essential details about the device…
Network and Software
|4G||Yes — Bands: 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Operating System||Android v7.0 (Nougat)|
Design and Display
|Dimensions||153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm|
|Colors||Gold, Rose Gold, Silver|
|Display Size||5.5 inches|
|Display Type||IPS LCD Touchscreen|
|Display Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels|
Performance and Hardware
|Processor Name||Qualcomm Snapdragon 435|
|Processor Type||Octa-core CPU|
|SD Card Support||Yes (up to 256GB)|
|Front Camera||16 MP (f/2.0, 1080p, Soft flash)|
|Rear Camera||13 MP (f/2.2, PDAF, LED flash, [email protected] video)|
|Battery Capacity||3080 mAh|
Connectivity and Multimedia
|WiFi||Yes (802.11 b/g/n)|
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