This Chinese-made phone gives you midrange specs for less than $200.

The Redmi Note 5 from Xiaomi is a large-screen phone for cheap.

César Salza / CNET

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has plenty of great hits, and its crazy affordable midrange Redmi Note 5 could be one of them. Sporting a 6-inch, 18:9 full-HD+ display and packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, the Redmi Note 5 comes clad in glass and aluminum in blue, black, gold and rose gold colors.

The Redmi Note 5 retails in China for about 1,099 Chinese yuan, which converts to approximately $170, £130 and AU$230 for its lowest spec model. You should be able to get this online from resellers, though watch out for an additional premium you may be charged.

Redmi Note 5 specs

  • Display: 6-inch full-HD+ (2,160×1,080 pixels)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • 64GB onboard storage
  • 4GB or 6GB RAM
  • Dual-SIM
  • Up to 256GB microSD onboard storage (replaces one SIM slot)
  • Battery: 4,000mAh


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