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There are capacitive navigation buttons below the screen which aren’t backlit, but that’s only to be expected at this price level. In a familiar Xiaomi touch, there’s a status indicator right below the Home button which is completely invisible until it lights up when you’re charging the phone.

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If you swipe to the right from the Redmi 5A’s lock screen, you’ll see a menu with shortcuts to the Mi Remote app and something called Mi Home. The remote app is basic and unfortunately the process of figuring out how to control your TVs and other appliances requires some trial and error. There are IR profiles for Indian TV, set top box, and AC brands including private label store brands. Unlike with some other low end phones, third party apps can use the IR emitter.

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The front camera applies pretty aggressive beautification by default, making faces look extremely artificial. There’s a Pro beauty mode and a Smart beauty mode, the difference being that Pro mode gives you individual “Slim” and “Skin” sliders while Smart tries to guess your age and gender. When disabled, it’s clear that the front camera is pretty weak.