At NGN40,000, the Redmi Note 5A Prime is a steal

Redmi Note 5A Prime is a 4G smartphone with a 5.5 inches screen with Gorilla Glass protection, 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a Snapdragon 425 processor.

There is a fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone. For photography, it has a 16 megapixel selfie camera and a 13 megapixel rear camera. And for power, there is a non-removable 3080mAh battery.

A mobilista here has described it as a “mid-range Infinix killer”. Indeed, it is difficult not to compare it with the Infinix Note 4 (3GB RAM, 32GB storage version), which costs about N10,000 more.

The Redmi Note 5A Prime package is not extra-ordinary on its own, but for the N39,999 discounted price tag that it currently carries on Jumia Nigeria, it is a steal. And if you are resident in Kenya, Jumia Kenya has the 2GB RAM + 16GB storage version (Redmi Note 5A) for KSh 14,998.

Redmi Note 5A Prime Specifications and Price

We have the specs and features of the Redmi Note 5A Prime for you below.

Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G: LTE frequency bands 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 20(800) / 38(2600) / 40(2300)
  • SIM Type: Dual Micro-SIM
  • OS: Android 7.1.2 Nougat + MIUI 9.1


  • Dimensions: 153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 153 g
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometre, Proximity
  • Build: Aluminum frame + plastic back
  • Colours: Gold, Dark Grey, Silver, Rose Gold
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Redmi Note 5A Prime


  • Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot)


  • Rear: 13 megapixels, f/2.2, auto-focus, LED flash
  • Video recording: 1080 @ 30fps
  • Front-facing: 16 megapixels, f/2.0


  • Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Audio:
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes


  • Bluetooth: v4.2
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0


  • Charging: Regular
  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable Lithium-Ion 3080mAh
  • Announced: November 2017
  • Availability: November 2017

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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7 thoughts on “At NGN40,000, the Redmi Note 5A Prime is a steal

  • March 8, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Wow!! Era of ordering for Xiaomi phones from AliExpress or Gearbest is gradually coming to an end. Looking forward to see Xiaomi service center locally

  • March 8, 2018 at 11:41 am

    This is interesting, I can’t believe a phone with such huge features could be sold at N40,000!! Infinix and Tecno need to watch out for this device.

  • March 8, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Pretty decent.

    Not so keen on the processor.

    Battery of 3080 without fast charging technology.

    After sale services, is a big question mark.

    Infinix and techno have carlcare, what does the Redmi have in place of carlcare????

  • March 9, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Ahh N40, 000 is too much for me now. what other phone can I get for lesser price but still has the best components.

    • March 9, 2018 at 7:55 am

      Try Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A 2Gb RAM 16GB ROM at 30k on Jumia provided dy haven’t increased the price.

  • March 12, 2018 at 8:29 am

    This is Superb, this phone is good and affordable

  • March 15, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I have a lot of respect for this brand. They’ve made head way in other parts of the world before Nigeria.

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