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Xiaomi's follow up to its best selling budget phone in India is not a major upgrade, instead, it's a revision of the Redmi 4A. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A may not carry a stand-out feature, but it subtly defines how an affordable phone can still be good, while maintaining the balance in hardware and software.
For Rs 5,999, the phone has everything you would expect from a budget device, meant for the very basic smartphone users.
Who is it for?
It is a perfect phone for first-time smartphone users, basic users or those who need an affordable yet decent Android phone to use as their secondary device.
Should you buy it?
At an introductory price of Rs 4,999, it is a steal and the value proposition will be good even after the price increases. We would recommend you to go for the 3GB RAM variant as it will be a more stable, smooth and longer lasting device. The 2GB variant is a wise choice only for those who just can't update the budget.
If you can exceed your budget a bit and spend Rs 6,999, the Redmi 4 is a better choice any day.
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