Redmi 5A Gets Latest MIUI v9.6.2.0 Software Update That Brings Multiple Improvements, Bug Fixes

Xiaomi's "Desh ka Smartphone" is now receiving a new software update that brings a few new features to the table.

Redmi 5A

A few weeks back, Xiaomi had pushed out a new software update for the entry-level Redmi 5A with the May Android security patch. The company has now rolled out another minor software update for the smartphone, arriving as MIUI 9.6.2.0.NCKMIFD.

Redmi 5A: MIUI 9.6.2.0 Update Now Rolling Out in India

The MIUI 9.6.2.0.NCKMIFD update for the Redmi 5A is now rolling out in India via the OTA route. It weighs in at 266 MB in terms of size and comes with a few new features. Some of the highlights include the ability to uninstall apps in the Settings app, deleted shortcuts, for moving data and managing second space, optimized Themes for 18:9 aspect ratio displays, new beginner’s guide, and a confirmation dialog for deleting Quick apps from home screen. Additionally, you will also be able to scroll horizontally in Mi Apps and hide the shortcut to second space in Settings. Apart from the new features, the update brings some minor bug fixes as well. If you have received this update on your device, we recommend that you install it only when your device has sufficient battery charge. If your Redmi 5A is running low on battery, you must plug it in to make sure it has around 60% charge left before you proceed to install the software update.

Redmi 5A: Price in India, Offers

The Redmi 5A is available in two memory configurations in the Indian market. Priced at Rs.5,999, the more affordable variant comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. If you want more RAM and storage, you can opt for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant of the Redmi 5A, which retails at Rs.6,999. Color options include Blue, Dark Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold.

Moving on to offers, you can avail Rs.2,200 instant Jio cashback on recharge of Rs.198 and Rs.299 plans. Additionally, you can purchase the smartphone with Mi Exchange on Mi.com and avail free 3-month subscription to Hungama Music. If you have an Axis Bank Buzz credit card, you can get 10% off on the Redmi 5A on Flipkart.

Redmi 5A: Specifications, Features

The entry-level Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch 720 x 1280 HD resolution display with 296 PPI pixel density and a claimed static contrast ratio of 1000:1. Like other Xiaomi smartphones, the Redmi 5A offers a Reading mode as well as color temperature adjustment. The smartphone runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz with an Adreno 308 GPU clocked at 500 MHz. While it may not be the most powerful chipset around, the Redmi 5A is among the better entry-level smartphones out there when it comes to overall performance. Moving on to memory, the Redmi 5A is available in 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage configurations with a dedicated microSD card slot for further expansion up to 128GB.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Review

In the camera department, Xiaomi Redmi 5A is equipped with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP resolution front-facing camera. The rear camera is coupled with an f/2.2 aperture and offers all the usual features like HDR, Panorama mode, burst mode, face recognition, and real-time filters. On the other hand, the 5MP selfie camera is coupled with an f/2.0 aperture. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, an IR blaster, and 4G VoLTE. A 3000mAh capacity non-removable battery keeps the lights on, claimed to provide up to 7 hours of video playback and 6 hours of gaming. The Redmi 5A measures 140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35mm and weighs in at 137 grams. One feature that the Redmi 5A lacks is a fingerprint sensor. It doesn’t support Face Unlock either, so if you are looking for these features, the Redmi 5A may not appeal to you.

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