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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 PDT

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.

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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...

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