Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A: Price in India, Specifications Compared

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Redmi 8 was launched in India on Wednesday as the latest Redmi phone. As the successor to this year’s Redmi 7, the Redmi 8 comes with an upgraded primary camera and packs a larger, 5,000mAh battery. The smartphone also sports an all-new “Aura Mirror Design” that comes in multiple colour options to attract customers. Further, the Redmi 8 has up to 64GB of inbuilt storage. All this makes the new Redmi phone a strong contender in its price segment. But how is it different in comparison with the Redmi 8A that was launched in the country just a couple of weeks back?

We here compare the price and specifications of the Redmi 8 with those of the Redmi 8A to highlight the key differences.

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A price in India

The Redmi 8 price in India is set at Rs. 7,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage configuration, while its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option is priced at Rs. 8,999. However, Xiaomi has announced an introductory offer under which it’s offering the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the Redmi 8 at Rs. 7,999. The phone comes in Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue colour options.

In contrast, the Redmi 8A price in India is set at Rs. 6,499 for the 2GB RAM + 32GB storage option and Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant. Both models come in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Sunset Red colour options.

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A specifications, features

Both the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A are dual-SIM (Nano) smartphones running Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top. The phones come with a 6.22-inch HD+ Dot Notch display that sports a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Similarly, both Redmi handsets have the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC. The Redmi 8, however, has up to 4GB of RAM, while the Redmi 8A comes with up to 3GB of RAM.

The Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A both have a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor along with an f/1.8 lens. Distinctly, the Redmi 8 also has a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor, which is missing on the Redmi 8A.

For capturing selfies and enabling video chats, the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A both have an 8-megapixel camera sensor at the front that comes with an f/2.0 lens.

In terms of storing content, the Redmi 8 has 32GB and 64GB of onboard storage options. The Redmi 8A, on the other hand, has a lone 32GB storage option. Both phones support storage expansion via microSD card (up to 512GB) through a dedicated slot.

Connectivity options on both the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, wireless FM radio, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. The Redmi 8 also has an infrared (IR) blaster and comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor at the back.

The Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A both pack a 5,000mAh battery that supports up to 18W fast charging. The phones come bundled with a 10W charger, though.

Besides, the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A have identical dimensions of 156.48×75.41×9.4mm and weight at 188 grams.

Redmi 8A vs Redmi 8 comparison

  Redmi 8A

Redmi 8

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GENERAL
Brand Xiaomi Xiaomi
Model Redmi 8A Redmi 8
Release date 25th September 2019 9th October 2019
Launched in India Yes Yes
Dimensions (mm) 156.48 x 75.41 x 9.40 156.30 x 75.40 x 9.40
Weight (g) 190.00 188.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 5000 5000
Fast charging Proprietary Proprietary
Colours Midnight Black, Sunset Red, Ocean Blue Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Onyx Black
Removable battery No
Wireless charging No
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 6.22 6.22
Resolution 720×1520 pixels 720×1520 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 19:9 19:9
HARDWARE
Processor 2GHz octa-core 2GHz octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
RAM 2GB 3GB
Internal storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512 512
Dedicated microSD slot Yes Yes
CAMERA
Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.8) 12-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus Yes
Rear flash LED Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel 8-megapixel
Front autofocus No
Front flash No
SOFTWARE
Operating system Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
Skin MIUI 10 MIUI 10
CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 4.20
USB Type-C Yes Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
SENSORS
Face unlock Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes

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