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Xiaomi will release the Redmi Note 5A soon, but you shouldn’t pick one up

by Josh Levenson | August 17, 2017August 17, 2017 6:00 pm EST

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has announced that it will take the wraps off the iPhone-like Redmi Note 5A on August 21.

The handset is expected to ship with a 5.5-inch LCD display, a Snapdragon 425 CPU, 2/3GB of RAM, a 16MP rear- and a 13MP front-facing shooter, and a 3,000mAh battery.

Is the Redmi Note 5A a bit of a con?

For a smartphone that’s tipped to retail for around $150 when it hits the shelves in the United States, that may seem like an awful lot of bang for your buck—but it isn’t.

The Moto G6, which carries a smaller price tag of $129, sports a clearer 5.5-inch Full HD panel, a more powerful Snapdragon 617 processor and the same 3,000mAh cell.

Based on raw specs, we’d recommend opting for Motorola’s offering.


Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...