The Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual introduces a set of dual cameras to the Redmi 8A series of smartphones while retaining the tag of a low-cost smartphone. In this article, we explore the Xiaomi Redmi 8A dual specs and price, which will help you make your purchase decision.
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Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual Key Specs & Features
- 6.22-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1520 pixels (270 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Processor
- 13MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera and 8 MP Front Camera
- 2GB / 3GB RAM
- 32GB Inbuilt Storage, Supports Storge Expansion Via Micro-SD
- 4G LTE
- 5000 mAh Li-Po Non-Removable Battery
- 18W Fast Charging
Design and Display
There isn’t much to discuss in the design of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual. You have got a very familiar design coming from the Redmi 8A. The chassis size, build properties are the same.
However, there is a way you can tell both smartphones from each other. The Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual features a dual-camera system on the rear, as opposed to the single rear camera system on the Redmi 8A.
The rear of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual is home to dual- cameras, a camera flash, the Redmi moniker and a text that reads ‘ Designed by Xiaomi’ given you clear indications that its a Xiaomi smartphone.
Switch over to the front and you are presented with a 6.22-inch IPS Display with a notch. This notch houses its front-facing camera. Above that notch is its earpiece.
The build, comprises Gorilla glass 5 protection upfront and plastic on the rear and on the frame.
When it comes to picking a color variant, the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual offers a trio of options. This Android Phone comes in Sky White, Sea Blue, and Midnight Grey.
The camera department of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual holds the major feature that makes it different from the Redmi 8A. Instead of featuring a single rear camera, you have got a dual rear camera system.
The dual rear camera system is home to a 13MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4
This camera system is capable of shooting photos in HDR and Panorama and also shoot 1080p and 720p videos with frame rates maxed at 30fps.
The selfie camera is an 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0. With this camera, you can shoot photos in HDR and also shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
The Redmi 8A Dual is packed with low-end specs. You have got specs for basic smartphone tasks. Playing light games, light surfing of the internet and less multi-tasking would be great on this mobile phone.
The Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual features an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor and an Adreno 505 GPU.
It provides the option of getting either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. You also get 32GB of internal storage, with an option for storage via Micro-SD.
The smartphone houses a massive non-removable 5000 mAh Li-Po battery. You also get an 18W fast wired charge here.
On the software side, the Xiaomi Redmi 8A dual runs the MIUI 11 user interface on top of the Android 10 operating system.
The Xiaomi Redmi 8A dual features a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB type-C (2.0) and Bluetooth 5.0.
Internet connectivity is capped at 4G, as there is no 5G support.
Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual Price and Availability
The Price of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A dual is around $86, which is about 31,261 Naira, 8,661 Kenyan shillings, and 458 Ghanian Cedi.
The Xiaomi Redmi 8A dual was announced on February 11 and is expected to go on sale on February 18.
Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual:
- 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 / 3GB RAM
- Colours: Sky White, Sea Blue, Midnight Grey
- Dimension: 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm (6.16 x 2.97 x 0.37 in)
- Weight: 188g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.2 inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 720 x 1520 Pixels (270 ppi )
- Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13MP (Wide) f/2.2 + 2MP (Depth)f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected]
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, [email protected] Video, HDR
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G LTE: Yes, 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- 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
- 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
- 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: Non-Removable 5000 mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 18W Fast Battery Charging