Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual: The New All In One Power Package

Xiaomi is doing everything it can to release the best Xiaomi phones at a reasonable cost. The factor of the low cost of the Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi has attracted several customers. Xiaomi releases its MIUI update once every 4 years and this year the Redmi 8  series has the taste of MIUI update in them where Redmi 8A dual is one among them. Speaking about Redmi 8 Dual, it is an all-rounder at a budget price and the price starts at just Rs. 7,499. This device is one of the best phones under Rs.10,000 and was launched on the 18th of February 2020. Can u imagine guys? A superphone in a bumper rate. So shall we start looking into more about this interesting smartphone and decide if you are liking it? I am sure that you will definitely give a thought about buying the Redmi 8A dual.

Dimensions

Height156.48mm
Weight188g
Width75.41mm
Thickness9.4mm

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual furnishes with extraordinary Aura XGrip design. It measures 156.48mm height which is on the lighter side and super handy. This device gives you an elegant look with three different colors which include Sky White, Sea Blue, Midnight Grey. It weighs 188g where you will not struggle while holding it. It measures 75.41mm width and 9.4mm thickness.

Display

Size15.8cm (6.22) High Definition Display
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
ResolutionHD+ (720*1520 pixels)
Aspect ratio19:9
Screen to body ratio81.8%
Contrast ratio1500:1
NTSC ratio70.8%
Pixel density270 PPI
Protection glassCorning Gorilla Glass 5
FeaturesSupports sunlight mode, night mode, reading mode, standard mode, color temperature adjustment

Redmi 8A Dual gives a 15.8cm (6.22) High Definition Display that offers HD+ resolution with 720 x 1520 pixels. This device packs IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which gets a 2.5D Curved Glass with 270 PPI. The screen of this smartphone is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 from scratches and with a waterdrop notch that gives you massive screen with minimal bezels on the sides. It comes with the aspect ratio of 19:9 and screen to body ratio of 81.8%. Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual display supports sunlight mode, night mode, reading mode, standard mode, color temperature adjustment. Overall you get a good display in this budget.

Performance

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor
CPUOcta-core (4×1.95GHz, 4×1.45GHz, A53+A53)
OSAndroid 9.0; MIUI 11
GPUAdreno 505 650MHz

Redmi 8A Dual is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor that rests on Octa-core (4×1.95GHz, 4×1.45GHz, A53+A53) at the speed of 1.95 GHz. It runs MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0. Additionally, you have Adreno 505 650MHz GPU which ensures you a continuous performance in the device and manages all the graphical work. It supports a split-screen option where you can use two apps at once and it supports Dual 4G Volte with Dual standby. It comes with face unlock which allows you to unlock the phone in a convenient and secure way but doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor. The performance here is good and it is one of the best phone for your parents which is also budget-friendly.

Storage

SpecificationsStorage oneStorage two
RAM2GB3GB
Internal memory32GB32GB
Expandable memoryupto 512GBupto 512GB
ROM TechnologyeMMC v5.1eMMC v5.1

Redmi 8A Dual packs two different variants of storage which includes 2GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 512GB using the microSD card. It comes with a new technology eMMC v5.1 which makes it fast and easy while transferring and downloading data. The RAM and ROM works smoothly and you can store multiple applications, files, games, images, and videos.

Camera

Rear camera

Primary cameraMegapixels- 13
Aperture- f/2.2
Pixel size- 1.12µm
Lens Quantity- 5P
Depth sensorMegapixels- 2
Aperture- f/2.4
Pixel size- 1.75µm
Lens Quantity- 3P
FlashLED flash
Phase Detection AutofocusYes
Video specifications1080p@30fps
720p@30fps
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, Panorama, Portrait mode, Filters, Timer, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

As we are concerned about the camera, Redmi 8A Dual comprises a Dual camera setup where you can shoot beautiful images and videos. The rear camera comes with a 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture and 5P lens quantity; a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 3P lens quantity. The pixel size is about 1.12µm and 1.75µm respectively. The 13MP camera gives you sharp and clear photos whereas the 2MP camera enables the Bokeh effect over the device. It allows you to take HD videos at 1080p@30fps and 720p@30fps. You can record amazing videos, sceneries and you can watch them later. It comes along with LED flash and phase detection autofocus. The other features include HDR, Panorama, Portrait mode, Filters, Timer, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation. Dual camera is useful in enhancing zoom, blur, and wide-angle photos. With the camera flash, you can also take photos in low light.

Front Camera

Front cameraMegapixels- 8MP
Aperture- f/2.0
Pixel size- 1.12µm
Video1080p@30fps
FeaturesHDR, AI Selfie Portrait, AI Face Unlock, Group selfie, filters, video calling

Looking at the front, Redmi 8A Dual has an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and with 1.12µm pixel size. It comes with Al Selfie Portrait and Al Face Unlock, where you can take Insta worthy photos and enjoy the video calling. It also comes with filters where you can change it while taking pictures or use while editing images. You can also take HD videos at 1080p@30fps. There are features like HDR, AI Selfie Portrait, AI Face Unlock, Group selfie, filters, video calling.

Battery

CapacityLi-Po 5000 mAh battery (Built-in rechargeable battery)
5V/2A charger included inbox
Fast charging18W
USB Type-CYes

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual comes with Li-Po 5000 mAh built-in rechargeable battery. It has 18W fast charging support which allows you to refill the charge in a short duration. The battery remains even for 2 days with moderate usage. You also get basic features like a normal mode, low power mode, and super power-saving mode. The battery is charged via USB Type-C port and you will get 5V/2A charger in the box.

Networks and Connectivity

SIM slot2 SIM Slot (nano) + 1 MicroSD Slot
Network Type4G, 3G, 2G
Supports dual SIM VoLTE HD calling
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
WifiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
2.4G WiFi / WiFi Direct / WiFi Display/ Hotspot
GSMB2/3/5/8
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
LTEB40/41
B1/3/5/8
RadioSupports wireless radio
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Redemi 8A Dual comes with two SIM slots and one slot for the SD card. It allows only nano-SIM cards that support 4G, 3G, 2G networks for faster internet experience, and more download speed. It also supports dual SIM VoLTE HD calling to make calls over the 4G network. You can connect Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n to experience superior internet and wifi tethering allows you to connect to a wifi-enabled laptop. Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE allows you to listen to music and calls using wireless Bluetooth headsets. With A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, you can find out your location and can get directions of the places you are looking for. It also connects B40/41, B1/3/5/8 LTE, B2/3/5/8 GSM, 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go, and supports wireless radio.

Other features

ColorsSky White, Sea Blue, Midnight Grey
SensorsAmbient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Electronic Compass
Accelerometer
MultimediaLoudspeaker
3.5mm jack
MP4, FLV, PCM, FLAC, AAC, MP3, AMR
Supported video formats: H.263, H.264 AVC Baseline Profile (BP), H.264 AVC Main Profile (MP)
Supported audio formats: PCM, AAC / AAC+, MP3, AMR–NB, and WB, PCM/WAVE Vorbis
Navigation and positioningGPS
AGPS
Glonass
BeiDou
In the boxPackage contents
Net Quantity 1 U
1 U Contains:
Mobile Phone 1 U
Adapter 1 U
USB Type-C Cable 1 U
SIM Eject Tool 1 U
User Guide 1 U
Warranty Card 1 U

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual comes it three different elegant colors which include Sky White, Sea Blue, Midnight Grey. Sensors like Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Electronic Compass, Accelerometer are available. Looking at the multimedia, this device has a 3.5mm headphone jack, loudspeaker, MP4, FLV, PCM, FLAC, AAC, MP3, AMR. It supports video formats like H.263, H.264 AVC Baseline Profile (BP), H.264 AVC Main Profile (MP), and supports audio formats like PCM, AAC / AAC+, MP3, AMR–NB, and WB, PCM/WAVE Vorbis. The navigation allows you to find the directions and GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou are accessible in this device. The accessories that are in the package include a mobile phone, adapter, USB Type-C Cable, SIM eject tool, user guide, and warranty card.

As I mentioned earlier, Redmi 8A Dual is the best phone especially for your parents under this budget. Looking at the overall performance, it is all in one power package in a affordable price for you to buy.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual FAQ’s:

What is the price of Redmi 8A Dual in India?

Redmi 8A Dual price starts from Rs. 7,499 for 2GB RAM|32GB storage, and Rs. 7,999 for 3GB RAM|32GB storage.

When was Redmi 8A Dual launched in India?

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual was launched on 18th February 2020.

Does Redmi 8A Dual have face unlock feature?

Yes, Redmi 8A Dual features Al Face Unlock, where you can unlock your phone in a securely and easily.

What are the colors available in Redmi 8A Dual?

Redmi 8A Dual comes in Sky White, Sea Blue, Midnight Grey colors.

Does Redmi 8A Dual support FM Radio?

Yes, Redmi 8A Dual supports wireless FM Radio, where you can listen to music without connecting earphones.