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Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Cherry Mobile Flare S6: Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Specs Comparison — NoypiGeeks
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The low-end smartphone market has always been a tough ground to step on. For such limited resources, manufacturers are tasked to come up with a device that can hit as many items on the consumer’s checklist.

As simple as it may look, doing such task is really difficult. However, if you’re a brand and you’ve been doing it for quite some time already, I guess it wouldn’t be so hard.

Two of these brands are Xiaomi and Cherry Mobile. Both companies are known for their budget-friendly smartphones, something that they have been creating since day one.

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Today, we’ll be comparing each of the two’s most capable budget offerings to see which among Xiaomi and Cherry Mobile was able to check off the most boxes. Check out the specs comparison of Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Cherry Mobile Flare S6.

 Xiaomi Redmi 5ACherry Mobile Flare S6
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
MIUI 9
Android 7.0 Nougat
Cherry OS
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Nano SIM format
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Micro SIM format
Display5.0-inch HD IPS display
1280 x 720 pixel resolution
~296ppi
5.2-inch HD IPS display
1280 x 720 pixel resolution
~282ppi
Processor1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
1.3GHz MediaTek 6737 quad-core processor
RAM2GB2GB
GPUAdreno 308Mali-T720
Storage16GB internal
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
16GB internal
expandable via microSD up to 64GB
Front camera5-megapixel
f/2.0 aperture
13-megapixel
LED flash
Rear Camera13-megapixel
f/2.2 aperture
Phase detection autofocus
LED flash
13-megapixel
LED flash
SecurityPIN unlock
Lock Pattern
PIN unlock
Lock Pattern
Fingerprint scanner
ConnectivityHSPA+
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BSD
microUSB 2.0
HSPA+
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C
Dimensions140.4 x 70.1 x 8.35mm148 x 72.8 x 8.8mm
Weight137g108g
ColorChampagne Gold
Rose Gold
Platinum Silver Gray
Black
Gold
Blue
Red
Brown
Battery3,000mAh non-removable2,600mAh removable
PricePhp4,390Php3,999

Unlike what most people might have anticipated, the fight between the Xiaomi Redmi 5A and the Cherry Mobile Flare S6 didn’t completely favor a single party.

As it turns out, despite being the underdog brand, the Flare S6 still managed to level with the Redmi 5A in a lot of specs.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A

See also: Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018): Specs Comparison

For one, the Cherry Mobile device offers a slightly bigger screen at 5.2-inches, although both of them has the same HD resolution, so Xiaomi has the edge in pixel density. The Flare S6 also has more pixels in its front-facing camera, a fingerprint scanner, and USB Type-C connectivity.

However, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A was able to take home the bacon in the major areas. For one, it runs on a slightly newer Android 7.1.2 Nougat, instead of the Android 7.0 found on the Flare S6.

Flare S6 Specs

Xiaomi also used a faster and more efficient 1.4Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor. It also has marginally smaller dimensions and overall footprint. But despite that, the Redmo 5A is still heavier, which is actually due to its larger battery.

Redmi 5A Specs

To wrap it up, both devices appear to be really compelling for the price. But bear in mind that you’d be paying a little bit more for the Redmi 5A as it retails for Php4,590, while the Flare S6 is sold for only Php3,999.

You can also check out our full review of the Cherry Mobile Flare S6 to help you on making the purchase decision. Our review of the Redmi 5A is also in the works and it will be published in the coming weeks.

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  1. I doubt if the local brands can match Xiaomi’s offering, most of them will eat dust. 99% of these budget devices use cheap mediatek chips, Xiaomi does not skimp on their chips as well as the build and quality of their phones. It is the only chinese brand that toppled Samsung in India.

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