Redmi 8A Dual
6,999
Highlights
  • 32 GB / 2 GB RAM
  • 13 MP + 2 MP Dual lens Primary Camera, 8 MP Front Camera
  • 6.2 inches 720 x 1520 pixels Display
  • Snapdragon 439, Octa Core Processor
  • Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
2GB RAM

Redmi 8A Dual: Specs Score

  • 3
    Camera
  • 4
    Battery
  • 3.2
    Display
  • 3.5
    Value for Money
  • 3.7
    Performance
Rated at 69.25%
  • Display: 3.2/5
    Huge 6.22-inch display with HD+ resolution
  • Camera : 3/5
    Dual cameras with 13MP main sensor
  • Processor : 3.7/5
    Capable mid-range processor
  • Battery : 4/5
    Big battery with fast charging, reverse charging
  • RAM : 2.5/5
    Limited 2GB RAM for all uses
  • Storage : 3.8/5
    Dedicated micro SD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    Lacks 5G support

Redmi 8A Dual: Price

Redmi 8A Dual: Review

Pros
  • Big battery with fast charging
  • USB Type-C
  • Android 10 OS
Cons
  • 720p Display
  • Ads in the UI

Redmi 8A Dual: Design

The Redmi A series of smartphones from Xiaomi India is an affordable smartphone series, that offers excellent value for money proposition. The Redmi 8A Dual is the latest smartphone from the series and is also the first device to offer a dual-camera setup. It does not have a fancy metal or glass unibody design, instead, the Redmi 8A Dual offers a plastic unibody finish, which protects the device from accidental falls. At the front, the device has a 6.22-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution, and the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Redmi 8A Dual: Hardware Performance

The Redmi 8A Dual dual is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, the same chipset that also offers the Redmi 8A. Along with this efficient chipset, the phone does offer at least 2GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage, which ensures that the phone operates smoothly. It is not a gaming smartphone, but it can play casual games like Temple Run, Subway Surfers, and Candy Crush without any issue. Plus, the device does handle normal day-to-day tasks like watching videos and using social media services without breaking a sweat.

Redmi 8A Dual: Camera Performance

The Redmi 8A Dual, as the name suggests comes with a dual-camera setup at the back with a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. At the front, the device has an 8MP selfie camera, which is also a good upgrade compared to its predecessor. In normal lighting conditions, the Redmi 8A Dual takes good photos with a lot of details. The smartphone is also capable of recording 1080p videos as well. However, in low-light and challenging lighting conditions, the Redmi 8A Dual does struggle a bit and one can use the flashlight to improve the situation.

Redmi 8A Dual: Price To Specs Ratio

The Redmi 8A Dual is a budget smartphone, and the price for the base variant with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage starts at Rs. 6,499. There is also a high-end variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, which costs Rs. 6,999. Both models do offer a good value for money proposition. If you want to buy a new smartphone, under Rs. 7,000, then the Redmi 8A Dual is definitely a great choice, considering the hardware, build-quality, and the software experience.

Redmi 8A Dual: Important Features/Highlights

The Redmi 8A Dual is fuelled by a massive 5,000 mAh battery, that ensures that the device offers a smooth and stable battery life of up to two days even for a heavy user. Besides, it does support fast charging via the USB-Type C port, which is another interesting fact about the Redmi 8A Dual. Similarly, the smartphone also runs on Android 10 OS, and this is something unique that a lot of smartphones at this price tag does not offer. The Redmi 8A Dual can be used as a power bank to charge other electronic devices as well.

Redmi 8A Dual: Verdict

Smartphones have evolved a lot in the last few years. This is the right smartphone for first-time buyers and elderly, who do not want to spend a fortune and still want to enjoy all the modern features, including 4G LTE and VoLTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and services like Facebook, YouTube, and WhatsApp.

Redmi 8A Dual: Specifications

GENERAL
Also known as Redmi 8A Pro
Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Custom UI MIUI 10
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Grey, Blue, White
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date February
Indian Release Date 11 February, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 156.48 x 75.41 x 9.4 mm
Weight 188 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.22 inches
Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Technology (Display Type) IPS LCD (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
PROCESSOR
Chipset Snapdragon 439
CPU Octa core (Quad 1.95GHz + Quad 1.45GHz) Cortex A53
GPU Adreno 505
STORAGE
Internal Storage 32 GB Storage
RAM 2 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 512 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 13 MP (f/1.9) + 2 MP (f/2.4) Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 8 MP (f/2.0) Selfie Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR, Portrait, Panorama
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes, Wireless FM Radio
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2
USB USB Type-C
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5
3G Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Infrared sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Other Features 18W Quick Charging, AI Camera, Face Unlock, Water resistant
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How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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