tech2 News StaffSep 25, 2019 17:44:12 IST
Xiaomi announced the Redmi 8A and has yet again introduced a new device in the entry-level segment of Android smartphones.
The sub-7k price segment has recently seen some powerful smartphones make their way, only to push all the manufacturers to come out with a better one every time. On paper, the Redmi 8A looks no less.
Powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset, it comes with 32 GB of internal storage. There are two RAM variants of 2 GB and 3 GB with the same storage capacity.
It has a 6.22-inch display with an HD LCD panel that is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The display has a waterdrop notch design that Xiaomi is calling ‘Dot Notch’.
In the camera department, it comes with a 12 MP Sony IMX363 sensor on the rear and an 8 MP AI selfie shooter on the front.
Another highlighted feature is the 5,000 mAh battery capacity that none of its competitors offers at this price. It also comes with support for 18 W fast charging and it comes with a 10 W charger in the box.
|Smartphone||Redmi 8A||Motorola Moto E6s||Nokia 2.2||Realme C2||Samsung Galaxy M10|
|Display size (inch)||6.22||6.1||5.71||6.1||6.22|
|Resolution (pixels)||720 x 1520||720 x 1560||720 x 1520||720 x 1560||720 x 1520|
|Pixel density (PPI)||271||282||295||282||269|
|Display panel||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 439||Mediatek Helio P22||Mediatek Helio A22||Mediatek Helio P22||Samsung Exynos 7870|
|CPU core count||Octa-core||Octa-core||Quad-core||Octa-core||Octa-core|
|RAM||2/3 GB||4 GB||2/3 GB||2/3 GB||2/3 GB|
|Internal storage||32 GB||64 GB||16/32 GB||16/32 GB||16/32 GB|
|Expandable memory||Up to 512 GB||Up to 512 GB||Up to 256 GB||Up to 256 GB||Up to 256 GB|
|Primary camera||12 MP, f/1.9||13 MP, f/2.0 + 2 MP||13 MP, f/2.2||13 MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP||13 MP, f/1.9 + 5 MP, f/2.2|
|Secondary camera||8 MP||8 MP||5 MP||5 MP||5 MP|
|OS version||Android 9.0 Pie (MIUI 10)||Android 9.0 Pie (Stock)||Android 9.0 Pie (Android One)||Android 9.0 Pie (ColorOS 6 Lite)||Android 9.0 Pie (One UI)|
|USB port type||USB-C||microUSB||microUSB||microUSB||microUSB|
|Fast charging||Yes, 18 W||No||No||No||No|
|Colours||Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red||Polished Graphite, Bright Cherry, Dark Red||Steel, Tungsten Black||Diamond Black, Diamond Blue||Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black|
|Prices in India||Starts at Rs 6,499||Rs 7,999||Starts at Rs 6,999||Starts at Rs 5,999||Starts at Rs 7,999|
The Redmi 8A has an incredible price for its specifications and features that brings some serious competition in the entry-level Android smartphone segment. It gives you the highest battery capacity of 5,000 mAh, supports 18 W fast charging and has a USB Type-C port. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 does seem like it could offer some extra performance than the rest, the Realme C2 is the only contender that could go head-to-head with the Redmi 8A considering its pricing. However, both these phones come with OEM UI skins and if a stock Android experience is something that's important to you, then you could consider the Nokia 2.2 that's decently priced.
Stay tuned for our full review where we'll find out which phone gets to sit on top in the entry-level budget segment of Android smartphones.
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