Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Review, Specifications And Price In Nigeria

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime also known as the Redmi note Y1 is an improved version of the Redmi Note 5A. It is powered by a large-capacity 3080mAh non-removable Li-ion battery, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-core processor. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat coupled with system-level MIUI 9.0. It  offers up to 10 hours of video playback, 12 hours gaming, and 21 hours of reading. The Xiaomi redmi note 5A prime is available in two variants.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Main Specs & Features

  • 5.5-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Octa-core CPU
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat), MIUI 9 with 3GB / 4GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB built-in Storage
  • 13MP Rear Camera and 16MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Data
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 3080 mAh Li-ion Battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime

Design and Display

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime have no practical difference from its regular variant in look. Both variant has a plastic body that can mistaken for metal unibody when viewed from a distance. This gives it a more premium look than it actually is. The profile is attractively slim at about 7.7 millimetres.

The display is the same for both variants, a wide 5.5-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. You can expect a fairly wide-angle viewing with friends, when using this technology.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime is that device that most selfie lovers are going fall in love with. It features a high resolution 16 megapixel front shooter with f/2.0 aperture on the front. This has soft light for selfies as well as dozens of intelligent beauty modes. You can shoot Full HD videos with it.

The rear camera is similar to that of the Redmi Note 5A. This is a 13 megapixel unit with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and Full HD video recording capability.

Hardware and Software

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime houses a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor for improved and efficient performance than what its standard variant offers. This is an Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB or 4GB RAM. You can expect this device to run smoothly  with minimal glitches.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime comes in two storage variants, 32GB and 64GB. It has a dedicated microSD card slot for storage  expansion. This Device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS with Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 9.0 skin on it.

Other Features

The fact that it comes with a 3,080mAh Li-ion battery like the Redmi note 5A is what most users might consider a bit disappointing. But promises of 32 hours talk time by Xiaomi not bad for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime, if the promise hold true.

Unlike its predecessor  Redmi Note 5A, this dual-SIM phone comes with a fingerprint scanner on its rear. It includes 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct among its other connectivity options.

Pricing and Availability

Disclaimer: The price state here is just an estimate, price can change anytime without prior notice.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime is available in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in your country. Price starts at $239.99 at Banggood. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Price in Nigeria ranges from 45,900 Naira to 75,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria. One place where you can get this device almost at a giveaway price of N51200 is at jumiaNG, especially at the upcoming mobile week. Click here to enjoy this offer which is available to Tech’s Blog readers only.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime Specs And Review Summary

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime


  • 2G: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes


  • Dimensions: 153*76.2*7.6 mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Type: Micro
  • Number of SIMs: Dual
  • Colors: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold


  • Type: IPS display
  • Size: 5.5″
  • Resolution: 720×1280 pixels (267 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3


  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Chipset: Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Procesor (CPU): Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core
  • GPU: Adreno 505 GPU


  • RAM: 3GB/4GB
  • Internal: 32GB/64GB
  • Card slot: Yes, Expandable by up to 256GB


  • 13MP Camera, Full 1080p HD Video @30fps with Phase Detection Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile Detection, Panorama, HDR
  • 16MP Front Camera with flash


  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Music Player:MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac/MIDI/WMA player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264/Xvid player
  • Noise cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)


  • WLAN: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • WiFi Tethering / Hotspot: Yes
  • NFC: No
  • GPS: Yes
  • Radio: FM radio, RDS, recording
  • USB: microUSB 3.0


  • Iris scanner: No
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes
  • Voice recognition: Yes


  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity: Yes
  • Light: Yes
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Pedometer: –
  • Compass: Yes
  • Fingerprint: Yes
  • Iris: No


  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Java: No
  • Maps: Yes, Google maps


  • Capacity: 3080 mAh
  • Standby: 264hrs
  • Talk time: Up to 35hrs


  • Quick charge: Yes
  • Wireless charging: No
  • USB charging: Yes

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Pricing and Availability

Disclaimer: The price state here is just an estimate, price can change anytime without prior notice.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Prime is now available in Nigeria. You can buy it at leading online stores worldwide. Price starts at $134.99 at Gearbest.

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