7.5/10
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The Xiaomi Redmi 8A currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.95 GHz
Screen Size
6.2"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Firstpost

The Redmi 8A is the latest and greatest in this price segment and you can blame all other smartphone manufacturers for that. If you want to buy a decent phone that will let you go about your day without much hassle, and has a great design, there really aren't many other options, barring the Redmi 7A...

- Nandini Yadav, Firstpost
TechPP

It comes with a strong design game, a tall display, with a good camera and a very long-lasting battery bundled with a super affordable price tag. We think all of that spells only one thing. Success.

- Akriti Rana, TechPP
The Indian Express

The Redmi 8A is a good option for those looking to get a stylish phone under Rs 7,000. The phone is certainly above average, compared to what you usually get on budget phones, and the big battery size is another plus. The camera still needs some work, but then this holds true for most budget phones.

- Shruti Dhapola, The Indian Express
India Today

The Redmi 8A is not only beautiful but also offers good value for the money it comes for. The Redmi 8A brings the all-new Aura Wave Grip design that includes a textured pattern on the back. Besides the design, the Redmi 8A also offers great battery life and good cameras. The phone also offers decent...

- Sneha Saha, India Today
NDTV

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A has been launched mere months after the Redmi 7A. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439SoC remains the same, many other bits of hardware have been improved upon. The Redmi 8A packs in a bigger display and has improved cameras. Xiaomi has definitely taken a couple of steps in the righ...

- Aditya Shenoy, NDTV


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Common Questions


Xiaomi released the Redmi 8A on September 25, 2019.


Xiaomi backs up the Redmi 8A with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.2"

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A's screen size is 6.2 inches with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.95 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) Octa-core 1.95 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
5000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5000 mAh battery. Xiaomi's performance ratings are 2550 minutes.

Redmi 8A Specs

Overview
Release date September 25, 2019
Regions available UK
Networks
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) Octa-core 1.95 GHz
Internal Storage 32/64 GB
RAM 2/3/4 GB
ROM Unknown
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.339 W/kg
Body: 1.000 W/kg
Languages English, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 990 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 2550 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 31 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.65 x 7.54 x 0.94 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 188 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating Unknown
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Pixel density 271 pixels
Size 6.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Splash-proof
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Unknown
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC No
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, dual pixel PDAF, AI portrait mode, AI beatutify 4.0, AI scene detection
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Self-timer, F/2.0, AI beautify 4.0, AI portrait mode, HDR, Screen flash, Face unlock
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, XviD
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Unknown
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Unknown
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Firstpost

One of the best smartphones if the budget if you can ignore the ad-ridden UI

from Firstpost

The Redmi 8A is the latest and greatest in this price segment and you can blame all other smartphone manufacturers for that. If you want to buy a decent phone that will let you go about your day without much hassle, and has a great design, there really aren't many other options, barring the Redmi...More

The Redmi 8A is the latest and greatest in this price segment and you can blame all other smartphone manufacturers for that. If you want to buy a decent phone that will let you go about your day without much hassle, and has a great design, there really aren't many other options, barring the Redmi 7A that is. The only downside you need to really consider when buying the Redmi 8A would be the UI of the smartphone.

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TechPP

Definitely the best phone for its price

from TechPP

It comes with a strong design game, a tall display, with a good camera and a very long-lasting battery bundled with a super affordable price tag. We think all of that spells only one thing. Success.

Read full review

It comes with a strong design game, a tall display, with a good camera and a very long-lasting battery bundled with a super affordable price tag. We think all of that spells only one thing. Success.

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The Indian Express

Good budget phone, but camera needs work

from The Indian Express

The Redmi 8A is a good option for those looking to get a stylish phone under Rs 7,000. The phone is certainly above average, compared to what you usually get on budget phones, and the big battery size is another plus. The camera still needs some work, but then this holds true for most budget phones.

Read full review

The Redmi 8A is a good option for those looking to get a stylish phone under Rs 7,000. The phone is certainly above average, compared to what you usually get on budget phones, and the big battery size is another plus. The camera still needs some work, but then this holds true for most budget phones.

Read full review

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India Today

Unique design with great battery and good cameras

from India Today

The Redmi 8A is not only beautiful but also offers good value for the money it comes for. The Redmi 8A brings the all-new Aura Wave Grip design that includes a textured pattern on the back. Besides the design, the Redmi 8A also offers great battery life and good cameras. The phone also offers dec...More

The Redmi 8A is not only beautiful but also offers good value for the money it comes for. The Redmi 8A brings the all-new Aura Wave Grip design that includes a textured pattern on the back. Besides the design, the Redmi 8A also offers great battery life and good cameras. The phone also offers decent performance and handles basic day-to-day task well.

Read full review

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NDTV

Excellent battery life, solid build quality

from NDTV

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A has been launched mere months after the Redmi 7A. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439SoC remains the same, many other bits of hardware have been improved upon. The Redmi 8A packs in a bigger display and has improved cameras. Xiaomi has definitely taken a couple of steps in the r...More

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A has been launched mere months after the Redmi 7A. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439SoC remains the same, many other bits of hardware have been improved upon. The Redmi 8A packs in a bigger display and has improved cameras. Xiaomi has definitely taken a couple of steps in the right direction by opting for a USB Type-C port and packing in a big 5,000mAh battery.

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BGR

A reliable deal

from BGR

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is a massive upgrade over the Redmi 7A. It offers a refreshing design, coupled with a splash-proof rating. For the price, the handset also offers an exceptionally big battery to fulfill the needs of those users who want a phone that can last for two days. The overall performan...More

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is a massive upgrade over the Redmi 7A. It offers a refreshing design, coupled with a splash-proof rating. For the price, the handset also offers an exceptionally big battery to fulfill the needs of those users who want a phone that can last for two days. The overall performance of the phone is on par with other phones under Rs 7,000. The budget phone’s rear camera performs decently during daylight. This time you are also getting support for 18W fast charge.

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Android Authority

Incredible value at an incredible price

from Android Authority

The Redmi 8A redefines what you can get in the entry-level segment. It is an excellent piece of kit that delivers a modern design, above-average performance, and fantastic battery life -- all at a sub-$100 price point.

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The Redmi 8A redefines what you can get in the entry-level segment. It is an excellent piece of kit that delivers a modern design, above-average performance, and fantastic battery life -- all at a sub-$100 price point.

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Fone Arena

Budget blockbuster

from Fone Arena

In this price range, no other company offers camera this good, 5000mAh battery with support for 18W USB Type-C fast charging and a splash-resistant body. What more do you need for Rs. 6499? Of course, it could have added the infrared sensor and notification LED, and you have to manage the ads.

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In this price range, no other company offers camera this good, 5000mAh battery with support for 18W USB Type-C fast charging and a splash-resistant body. What more do you need for Rs. 6499? Of course, it could have added the infrared sensor and notification LED, and you have to manage the ads.

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Gizbot

A great go-to smartphone for price-conscious consumers

from Gizbot

The Redmi 8A brings some massive improvements. The big screen, powerful battery, good cameras and a dedicated microSD card makes the Redmi 8A a great go-to smartphone for price-conscious consumers. In fact it seems like the perfect Android smartphone for masses who don't want to spend much and still want a good performing Android device.

Read full review

The Redmi 8A brings some massive improvements. The big screen, powerful battery, good cameras and a dedicated microSD card makes the Redmi 8A a great go-to smartphone for price-conscious consumers. In fact it seems like the perfect Android smartphone for masses who don't want to spend much and still want a good performing Android device.

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