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[Tips] Frequently Asked Question about the Redmi 5A!

2018-01-22 21:49:26
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Hello Mi Fans!

Xiaomi has recently launched the Redmi 5A in Singapore! We thought of coming up with a detailed Q&A so that you don't have to search to get answers anywhere else.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Does the phone supports VoLTE?
A. Yes it does support VoLTE

Q. What materials are used on back/rear side? Is that a metal body?
A. No there's no metal body, it comes with Polycarbonate unibody on the rear side.

Q. Is the battery removable?
A. Nope, the battery is not removable.

Q. Does Mi remote work?
A. Yes! It works as the IR blaster is present.

Q. Capacitive keys have Light?
A. No! There is no light in capacitive key.

Q. Will I get updates in future?
A. Yes you will get updates and possibly Android update too (would be announced later)

Q. Is the display 2.5D?
A. No! It has round edges though.

Q. What's the battery life?
A. Depends on usage pattern totally. With normal-Mid level usage it can last 1 day at least.

Q. What's the USP?
A. The overall specifications within 6k is USP. Isn't it?

Q. What are the dimensions of Redmi 5A?
A. 139.5 x 70.4 x 8.5 mm (5.49 x 2.77 x 0.33 in).

Q. Which processor powers the Redmi 5A and what is the GPU Version?
A. Redmi 5A is powered by Snapdragon 425 Qaudcore Processor clocked Max at 1.4 GHz. Its come with Andreno 308 GPU.

Q.  What about the rear and front camera on this device?
A:  Rear Camera comes with 13 MP, f/2.2, autofocus & LED flash. Whereas the front Camera is of 5 MP, f/2.2. The rear camera is capable of recording 1080p Video's at 30fps.

Q. What is the battery capacity?
A. The battery capacity of this device is 3030/3120mAh (min/typ) lithium-ion polymer.

Q. What is the screen size, screen resolution and pixel density of Redmi 5A display?
A. Redmi 5A has 12.6cm (5") HD Display i.e 1280*720 Display Resolution with ~296 ppi.

Q. Is it a dual SIM device?
A. Yes, Redmi 5A support dual Sim

Q. Does the Dual SIM nature of the Redmi 5A supports both 4G networks?
A. Only 1 of the 2 SIM card slot supports 4G networks. The 2nd SIM card slots only supports 2G network at the moment, which is not available for use in Singapore

Q: What are the color options while buying this device?
A: This device comes in Gold Rose Gold and Grey variants. Only the Gold & Grey Models are available for purchase in Singapore.

Q: What is the cost of Redmi 5A and how to buy it?
A. Redmi 5A is available exclusively on Lazada, the 2 Mi Home Outlets and various telcos. Only the 16GB variant is available for sale in Singapore.

Q: Which items will the Redmi 5A package contain?
A. The Redmi 5A package box contains Redmi 5A, Power adapter, Standard USB cable, Warranty card, User guide, SIM ejector.

Q: Is Xiaomi Redmi 5A waterproof or water resistant?
A: No

Q: Does Redmi 5A has capacitive buttons and with light?
A: No

Q: Does Redmi 5A has an IR blaster?
A: Yes

Q: Does Redmi 5A has a notification LED?
A: Yes it does has a notification light.

Q: Does Xiaomi Redmi 5A support dual cards dual standby?
A: Yes it does.

Q: What's the type of charging port on Xiaomi Redmi 5A?
A: Xiaomi Redmi 5A has a standard USB charging port.

Q. What about long reading sessions on this device?
A. Redmi 5A offers ‘Read mode’ feature which cuts off the blue light and protects your eyes during long reading sessions.

Q. What about fingerprint scanner on this device?
A. Not Available

Q. What is charging time to full charge?
A. This device doesn't support Quick charge.

Q: Does Redmi 5A support OTG?
A: Yes, Redmi 5A supports OTG function. If you are trying to connect pen drive please ensure that the file system is FAT 32.

Q. How many sensors are available on this device?
A. The device is built with Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensors.

Q. Does this device has NFC?
A. No

Q. What are the WLAN specifications?
A. Redmi 5A supports 802.11 b/g/n.

Q. Which Bluetooth version is available on this device?
A. Bluetooth Version v4.1, A2DP, LE is available on this device.

Q: What is the USSD code for hardware test to detect if there is some kind of hardware problem?
A: The USSD code to test hardware related problem on Redmi 5A: *#*#6484#*#*

Q: What is the RAM availability low on 1st boot?
A: It's been used by system app and apps which are running in the background.

Q. Does Redmi 5A support Mi band 2?
A. Yes, Redmi 5A supports Mi band. In order to manage your Mi Band on Redmi 5A you need to download and install Mi Fit app.

Q: What about IMEI no.?
A: You can find IMEI no. on your box. You can also find it by dialing *#06# in the dialing pad.

Q: Which MIUI and Android version does Redmi 5A provide out of the box?
A: Redmi 5A supports MIUI 9 along with Android v7 which can be upgraded to higher version via updater when available.

Q. How to connect Redmi 5A to PC/Laptop?
A. Redmi 5A can be connected to a PC/Laptop using micro USB cable.

Q: How to enable developer options and turn on USB-Debugging?
A: Go to Settings About Phone Tap on MIUI version repeatedly until a message pops up: Congratulations! You’re a developer.

Q: What's the weight of Xiaomi Redmi 5A?
A: Redmi 5A (16GB) is about 137g.

Q: Does Xiaomi Redmi 5A support external memory card?
A: Yes it does.

Q: Will the Redmi 5A bootloader be locked?
A: The answer is Yes. For obvious reason(s), this is to protect your device data security and protection.This is done to better incorporate with "Mi Cloud" services to "locate your device", in the unfortunate event if you lose your Redmi 5A. If you wish to unlock your bootloader, there is an available 'Mi Unlock' app available  *However, we do not advise and encourage you to do so. So Please proceed at your own risk, and you are hold responsible for your own device.

Q: Can I backup my DATA?
A: MIUI has got its own Backup app.
Steps to be followed:
Settings Additional Settings  Backup & Reset  Local Backups   Backup [ Here you can select what you want to backup i.e. System, Apps, Accounts & Contacts]

Q. Is there any cloud storage available on this device?
A. Yes, Mi Cloud is linked to your Mi account. Once you login to your Mi account, you will be asked to backup your data and even you can find your lost device using Mi Cloud feature. You can access your cloud data remotely using

Q. What to do if something goes wrong with my Redmi 5A?
A. You can post your queries on Mi Community forum and the moderators will attend to the same. If there is a physical damage/defect you can visit nearest service centre.

Q- What about Device Updates?
A- For Updates, please refer to Updater App on your Device.

Q: Will there be an Android upgrade for Redmi 5A?
A: Yes! But when it's up to to the developer team to decide.

Q: How can I adjust the duration of screen lock/off automatically?
A: In Settings  Lock Screen & Password  Sleep, you can change the duration of "Sleep".

Credits to AMALMURALEE (Moderator)!

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Grand Master Bunny

Thant Zin Aung | from Redmi Note 4


Thank for information.
2018-01-23 00:23:25

Rookie Bunny

Ivan Lee | from Mi MIX 2


Nice information
2018-01-23 03:34:59

Master Bunny

Chinito | from Mi A1


Nice! Thanks, JJ! I wonder what bands are supported?
2018-01-23 03:35:05


MridulSharma | from Redmi 3S


Nice! Thanks, JJ! I wonder what bands are supported?

2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA

3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G - LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
2018-01-23 03:50:02

Master Bunny

Chinito | from Mi A1


2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA

3G - HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 ...

Thanks for the info, Mridul!
2018-01-23 04:17:13

Master Bunny

Kerk Lik Christopher | from Redmi Note 3


Refer to Q5, may I know where is the capacitive light?
2018-01-23 05:35:06

Master Bunny

Chinito | from Mi A1


Kerk Lik Christopher
Refer to Q5, may I know where is the capacitive light?

Hey Kerk! It's still at the bottom of the phone. But there's no light when we touch it. The user have to be mindful and remember where to touch the home, back buttons..
2018-01-23 07:02:47

Master Bunny

Chinito | from Mi A1


Kerk Lik Christopher
Refer to Q5, may I know where is the capacitive light?

Bro, it'll look like this picture.
2018-01-23 07:05:16

Master Bunny

Emerson Oh | from app


Kindly ensure it reflects that although yes it supports dual standby in theory, when 1 SIM is  4G the other will be be defaulted to 2G which has ceased in Singapore. It is a limitation on the SoC part, Snapdragon 425 cannot support 4G+3G standby. Mi SG website did state this though I think it can be reflected here too.
2018-01-23 09:18:34
What is the point of release Redmi 5A whereby local telco has already shutdown its 2G services?

This make the 2nd sim slot unusable when both sim is inserted into the phone.
2018-01-23 10:03:56
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