Xiaomi launched its new successor phones for its low budget smartphone series, Redmi 8. The phone was launched on Wednesday 9th October 2019 & its prices start from Rs. 7999/-. It comes in three colour options.

Xiaomi is one of the biggest smartphone sellers in the country. It has a range of smartphones to fulfil the needs of every kind of audience. On Wednesday, Redmi Launched Redmi 8, after launching Redmi 8A, a couple of the week back & successfully selling Redmi 7 phones to a whole lot of people in 2019.

Redmi 8 Colors

The phone comes with an upgraded battery of 5000 mAh & a better primary & secondary camera. It also features the all-new “Aura Mirror Design” & each has three different colour options for buyers to choose from. Redmi 8 has an inbuilt storage of up to 64 GB which gives it the edge over other phones in this price segment.

Redmi 8 Package Contents

While Redmi 8 starts from Rs. 7999/- its low costing predecessor Redmi 8A is priced at Rs. 6499/-, making it tougher to decide which one to buy. So here is a small feature & specification comparison between the two phones.

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A Price, Specification & Feature comparision.


The new Redmi 8 price is set at Rs. 7,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage configuration, & Rs. 8999/- for while its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration. However, as an introductory offer, Xiaomi has announced to sell 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the Redmi 8 at Rs. 7,999. The phone is available in Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue colour options.

Redmi 8 Back

On the other hand, the Junior & cheaper version, the Redmi 8A price is available at Rs. 6,499 and Rs. 6,999 for the 2GB RAM + 32GB & 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant respectively. It has three colour options viz Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Sunset Red colour options.

The Redmi 8 is a dual-camera phone with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor having aperture f\1.8 & a secondary 2-megapixel camera depth sensor. Redmi 8A, on the other hand, is a single lens setup of 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor only (Aperature f\1.8).

Redmi 8 Storage

Redmi 8A comes in 2 storage variants of 2GB Ram with 32 GB Storage & 3GB Ram with 64GB Storage while Redmi 8A comes in 2 storage variants of 3GB Ram with 32 GB Storage & 4GB Ram with 64GB Storage.

Further, Redmi 8 has an infrared (IR) blaster and comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor at the back which is not available in Redmi 8A.

Redmi 8A Colors


Both the phones have an 8-megapixel camera sensor apparatus in the front with an f/2.0 lens for amazing selfie experience. Further, both phones come with an installed Android 9 Pie OS & MiUI 10 with a 6.22-inch HD+ Dot Notch display made with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Both models have the same octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC worth 2 GHz. Both the phones have dual sim slots with 4G LTE capabilities and support storage expansion via microSD card (up to 512GB) through a separate dedicated slot.

Redmi 8A Looks

Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A, both have support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, wireless FM radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. Both phones are power backed by a 5,000mAh battery that supports up to 18W fast charging. The phones come bundled with a 10W charger, though.

The Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A have similar dimensions of 156.48×75.41×9.4mm and both weigh 188 grams.

Here is a columnar comparison between the two phones.

Model Redmi 8A Redmi 8
Release date 25th September 2019 9th October 2019
Dimensions (mm) 156.48 x 75.41 x 9.40 156.30 x 75.40 x 9.40
Weight (g) 190 188
Battery capacity (mAh) 5000 5000
Colours Midnight Black, Sunset Red, Ocean Blue Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Onyx Black
  Rs. 6499/- & Rs. 6999/- Rs. 7999/- & Rs. 8999/-
Screen size (inches) 6.22 6.22
Resolution 720×1520 pixels 720×1520 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 19:09 19:09
Processor 2GHz octa-core 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
Internal storage 32GB 32GB\64GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512 512
Dedicated microSD slot Yes Yes
Rear Camera Type Single Lens Dual Lens
Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.8) 12-megapixel (f/1.8) Sony IMX363 primary sensor + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus Yes
Rear flash LED Yes
Front Camera Type Top Notch Single Camera Top Notch Single Camera
Front camera 8-megapixel (f/2.0) 8-megapixel (f/2.0)
Front autofocus No  
Front flash No  
Rear Camera Fetures AI Portrait mode
AI Scene detection (33 categories)
Front Camera Fetures AI Selfie portrait
AI Face unlock
Operating system Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
User Interface MIUI 10 MIUI 10
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 4.20
USB Port USB Type-C USB Type-C
Hedphone Jack 3.5mm 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2 2
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes Yes
Face unlock Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor No Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer No Yes
Multimedia Support
Navigation & Positioning GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou

You can view the phones digital brochures & can pre-register for buying the phones on next sale at 12th October 12 pm through the links below:

Mi.com – Redmi 8

Mi.Com – Redmi 8A

The Redmi series of the phone issues low budget camera smartphones for the cost-sensitive buyers. The Redmi Note series is mainly focused on buyers who have a little higher budget and can give a better amount for what they get.

KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA – 2019/04/22: People are seen walking past an MI home mobile store in Kolkata. (Photo by Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The latest additions in this series are Note 7 phones. Further, the flagship category of phones from Mi comes under Redmi K & Mi Mix series phones where the buyers pay a hefty amount for premium & flagship features.

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