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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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|
|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|
|Processor||2GHz octa-core||2GHz octa-core|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 439||Qualcomm Snapdragon 439|
|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|
|Front Camera Type||Top Notch Single Camera||Top Notch Single Camera|
|Front camera||8-megapixel (f/2.0)||8-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|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|
|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|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|
MP4, FLV, PCM, FLAC, AAC, MP3, AMR
|MP4, M4V, MKV, AAC, MP3|
|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:
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.
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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