The Xiaomi Redmi 8A the affordable version of the Redmi Note 8 smartphone coming from a Chinese OEM. The handset comes with a decent body design parading a full screen that has a waterdrop notch. The major highlight of the smartphone is the massive battery capacity of 5000 mAh which promises to last long.
Where to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Xiaomi Redmi 8A Key Specs & Features
- 6.2 inch infinity-V IPS Display, 720 x 1520 pixels (271 ppi)
- Android 9.0 Pie
- Octa-core Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 CPU
- 12 MP Rear Camera and 8 MP Front Camera
- 2GB RAM / 3GB RAM
- 32GB inbuilt Storage, up to 512GB memory card
- 4G LTE Network
- 5000 mAh Li-Po Non-Removable Battery
- Fast Charging (18W)
Design and Display
On the body, the phone is a budget device, hence the plastic body. The smooth panel features the camera and an LED flash.
It measures 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm in dimensions and weight 188 grams. Xiaomi Redmi 8A surprisingly packs a corning gorilla glass 5 on the front.
Apart from that, it also has a splash-resistant which means you won’t be afraid of a drop of rain or beer splash on your device. The screen offers a display size of 6.2 inches with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.
It has a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and 271 PPI density which will deliver clear visuals. On the overall, the Redmi 8A has display protection and it also reaches up to 81.3% screen-to-body ratio.
On the camera department, you will only get a dual-camera configuration which is not that bad considering the price. The Xiaomi Redmi 8A has a single rear camera of 12 MP that features f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF and HDR.
The shooter is also paired with an LED flash for low background shooting, while on the front, it’s blessed with a single selfies snapper of 8 MP which is also for video calling.
The secondary camera features HDR and it’s also capable of shooting Full HD video quality.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood is a Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 based on 12 nm process technology with an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of up to 1.95 GHz. There’s Adreno 505 GPU for graphics and gaming.
Powering the phone is the Android 9.0 Pie operating system with MIUI 10 user interface on top.
The Xiaomi Redmi 8A has an internal storage of 32GB with 2GB RAM, while the bigger model has 32GB and 3GB RAM. You can still expand the memory with a micro SD card up to 512GB.
Battery and Network
The massive 5000 mAh battery on the Xiaomi Redmi 8A promise to last more than a day when fully charged. Furthermore, the juicer also has support for fast charging technology using the 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector on the box.
One thing for sure is that you can also use the phone as a power bank to power other devices as well. It has dual SIM with 4G LTE Network.
Other connectivity options on the Redmi 8A includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, FM Radio, built-in antenna, and A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS for location tracking.
Xiaomi Redmi 8A Price and Availability
Xiaomi Redmi 8A price in Nigeria starts at around 36,500 Naira. The device sells for around $129 on AliExpress.
In Kenya, the handset will sell for 13,000 KES, while on Ghana, it will cost 530 GHS You can order the phone in amazing colors such as Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Sunset Red.
Xiaomi Redmi 8A Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A:
- Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
- Processor: Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) Octa-core (1.95 GHz dual-core Cortex-A53 & 1.45 GHz hexa-core Cortex A53)
- GPU: Adreno 505
- Memory: 2GB RAM / 3GB RAM
- Colours: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
- Dimension: 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm (6.16 x 2.97 x 0.37 in)
- Weight: 188 g (6.63 oz)
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.2 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~271 ppi density)
- Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 12 MP Camera, [email protected] Video
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, HDR, dual-pixel PDAF
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, [email protected] Video, HDR
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes up to 512GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300) – Global
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – India
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – China
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 5000 mAh Li-Po Non-Removable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, Fast battery charging 18W