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Xiaomi Redmi 8A

Xiaomi Redmi 8A
$88.00
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Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Phones
  • Display: 6.2 inch 720 x 1560 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera: 12 MP Main/ 8 MP front
  • Storage: 32 GB
  • RAM: 2/3 GB
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 439
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)

Our Rating

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9.2
  • Design, Built Quality 9 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 9 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 10 / 10

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is the direct successor of Redmi 7A, and also the cheaper version of standard Redmi 8. Xiaomi tried to achieve even a more cheaper device running on the Snapdragon 439 CPU, appealing not only to the young, but to all budget minded Android users. The device comes in a 6.2-inch HD+ display, with a 720 x 1520 pixels resolution, featuring a notch display cut-out, which host the front-facing camera.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A specifications features and price

On the hardware department, there is the aforementioned mentioned octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 CPU clocked at 2.0Ghz, along with Adreno 505 GPU. The device is available in two memory options: a 2GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and a 3GB RAM and same 32GB internal storage, with support for external SD card up to 1TB on both sides.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A

On the camera department, the Redmi 8A comes with a 12 MP main camera along with a single LED flash, while an 8 megapixel sensor seats in the display cut-out upfront. To save cost, Xiaomi decide to omitted a fingerprint sensor, leaving users with other Android security options such as FaceID, Password or the popular Android pattern.

Xiaomi Redmi 8a review

But the most interesting part is the presence of a larger 5000mah battery, which support for 18W fast charging via USB Type-C interface. The device run Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box, and provides support for dual SIMs with 4G LTE networks on both SIMs. Other specification and silent features of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A smartphone are detailed in the table below.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A - Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA - China
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - Global
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - All Regions including the US, Canada and China
5G Network Bands Does not have support for 5G Network
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection. Yes
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection. Yes
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LAUNCH

Also Known As Alternative names for gadgets, as called in other markets or countries Xiaomi Redmi 8 M1908C3IC
Announced 2019, September
Status Available. Released 2019, September

BODY

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 Build refers to the built quality of the device Front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic body
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.2 inches, 95.9 cm2 (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~271 ppi density)
Touch Screen Yes, up to 10 fingers
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 2.5D Curved Glass
- Splash resistant

PLATFORM

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6x1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Qualcomm Adreno 505

MEMORY

RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2/3 GB
Storage Capacity 32 GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Phonebook Practically Unlimited
Call Record Practically Unlimited

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 12 MP main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Sensor size - 1/3.1"
Pixel size - 1.0 μm
Phase detection
Video Resolution [email protected] (gyro-EIS)
LED Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) Yes, Single-LED Flash
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SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8-megapixel
Camera Features Sensor size - 1/3.1"
Pixel size - 1.12 μm
Face unlock
Video Resolution [email protected]
LED Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No
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SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
Sound Enhancements Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

CONNECTIVITY

USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes
FM Radio Yes, Digital FM

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Fast Charging Yes, Fast battery charging 18W
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 38 hours
Stand-by Up to 830 hours
Music Play Up to 56 hours
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OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Colors Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. No
Messages SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Games Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
Additional Features - WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player
- MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A player
- Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Push to talk
- Voice command/dial
- Organizer
Box Contents What is in the box, What is the box content, What accessories is in the box - Xiaomi Redmi 8A
- Charging Brick
- USB cable
- User Manual
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