Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Xiaomi offers another affordable phone with great quality. Redmi 8A comes with a large battery, a decent camera setup, and a big screen suitable for reading and watching media.
Design & Display
Xiaomi Redmi 8A has a balanced design that is both functional and beautiful. The phone has a 3D anti-fingerprint curved body that comes with Gorilla Glass 5 and splash-proof nano-coating for more protection and durability.
The screen is a 6.22 inches Dot Drop IPS LCD with an HD+ 1520x720 resolution. The display has an aspect ratio of 19:9, which leads to 270 PPI pixel density.
It is noteworthy to say that the display has a blue Light Feature to ensure your eyes’ safety. The display also supports Color temperature adjustment, Night Mode, Standard mode, Reading mode, and Sunlight mode.
The colors offered for this model are Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Sunset Red.
Operating System & UI
The operating system on this smartphone is MIUI 12 on Android 9, which I upgradable to Android 10 and all its great features.
In Dark Mode, all system colors turn to black, and most of the apps have alternative designs to suit the mode.
As for Biometric Security, you can use the AI Face Unlock.
Internal design & Performance
The chipset used in Xiaomi Redmi 8A is an Octa-core Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm), which is fast, smooth, and lag-free. As for the memory, it comes with 2/3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB storage.
Redmi 8A comes with a main 12MP camera and an 8MP Selfie camera that deliver sharp, beautiful images. As for recording videos, you can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps with superb resolution.
The portrait Mode offers subject isolation with a good dynamic range. The cameras also feature AI scene recognition, AI Beautify, Panorama, LED flash, Phase detection autofocus, HDR, AI scene detection, and Screen flash.
Xiaomi Redmi 8A has a Li-Po 5000 mAh battery that supports 7.5 days of Music playback and offers 31days of standby-battery time. It supports Quick Charge 3.0 up to 18W.
Redmi 8A speaker produces decent vocals and high-quality and supports a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Some features of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A are accelerometer, Vibration Motor, Distance Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, E-compass, Bluetooth speaker, and Wireless FM radio. It is noteworthy to mention that 8A supports a dual-SIM lot accompanied by a MicroSD slot.
Xiaomi Redmi 8A has an outstanding design, extraordinary battery life, decent camera, and a good screen at an affordable price.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Announced||2019, September 25|
|Status||Available. Released 2019, September 30|
|Dimensions||156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm (6.16 x 2.97 x 0.37 in)|
|Weight||188 g (6.63 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Size||6.22 inches, 96.6 cm2 (~81.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie), MIUI 11|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.45 GHz Cortex A53)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Single||12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF|
|Single||8 MP, f/2.0, 1/4", 1.12µm|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||FM Radio, built-in antenna|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|SAR||0.48 W/kg (head) 1.07 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||0.23 W/kg (head) 1.48 W/kg (body)|
|Performance||AnTuTu: 89901 (v8) GeekBench: 3030 (v4.4) GFXBench: 7fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)|