Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual is an update of the regular Redmi 8A. It doesn’t differ much from the Redmi 8A but as it’s name suggests, it is now coming with a dual rear cameras unlike the standard Redmi 8A which has only a single rear camera. Let’s look into Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual specs.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual Key Specs & Features

  • 6.22 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1520 pixels (270 PPI)
  • Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 11
  • 13 MP + 2MP Dual Rear Camera
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 32GB Inbuilt Storage Expandable via SDcard
  • Fingerprint Scanner (No)
  • 4G LTE
  • 5,000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Design

The rear of the smartphone is made from plastic and it also has a plastic frame. It weighs about 188grams which is a bit heavy but it is easy to hold in the hand as it has a dimension of 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm. On the left side of the phone, there is a SIM slot and micro SD card slot, all in one tray.

Taking a look at the right side, there is volume rockers and a power button. The rear centre houses a dual camera setup with a single led flash above the lens for low light shots. The back of the phone has some textures which Xiaomi calls an Aura XGrip design.

There are three color options to choose from which are Sky White, Sea Blue and Midnight Grey. If you look at it side by side with the Redmi 8A, you can see that both of them has same look, the presence of the dual cameras on the Redmi 8A Dual makes the difference. It supports splash resistant.

Display

On the front side of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual, it features a 6.22inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720 by 1520 pixels. It has an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a 270 PPI density. The brightness can go as high as 400nits. It uses an IPS LCD screen with 16M colours.

The display is also protected by a corning gorilla glass 5. It has thin bezels and a big chin which made it to have a screen to body ratio of 81.8%. Like on the Redmi 8A, this new version still have a V notch display cut-out which is a home for the selfie camera.

Hardware & Software

Under the hood, the Redmi 8A Dual is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset which has an Octa core processor clocked at 1.9GHz. It uses an Adreno 505 GPU for graphics or gaming and runs on Android 9.0 pie with the latest Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 on top.

The processor is supported by a 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage or a 3GB of RAM and a 32GB of internal storage. There is a dedicated slot for Micro SD card to enable you expand the storage even further. The regular Redmi 8A comes in a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM variant.

Camera

If we take a look at the camera on this smartphone, this is where it differs from the regular Redmi 8A. This new version comes with a dual camera setup at the rear which includes a 13MP camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP camera with f/2.4 aperture for depth sensing.

On the front, there is an 8MP camera for selfies or video calls with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera has a single led flash above the lens and it can shoot a 1080p videos at 30fps. On the other hand, the front camera can also shoot a 1080p video at 30fps.

Battery

The battery will be the main selling point of the Redmi 8A series, the phone has a big 5,000mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging. It also supports Power bank/Reverse charging which is pretty cool. Though it supports 18W charging, it doesn’t come with that in the box.

It only came with a 10W charger in the box, this is how Xiaomi did on the Redmi Note 8, it supports 18W fast charging but it came with a 10W charger in the box. But however, you can get an 18W third party fast charger for it and it is recommended because of that big battery.

We thaught that the new version will come with a fingerprint sensor at the rear but no, it doesn’t come with a fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options includes Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and FM radio. The Redmi 8A Dual also comes with a USB Type-C cable.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual Price in Nigeria & Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual price in Nigeria starts from N31,000 which translates to $87 USD and it’s Availablity in Nigeria is not yet confirmed but we guess it might be available soon.

Note: This price listed here is what the smartphone is priced abroad and not in Nigeria. It might be priced at this amount if it arrives in Nigeria but there is a huge possibility that the price will change if it arrives in Nigeria. Just take this price as a pinch of salt for now.

Thaughts on Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual

Well, this phone is an updated version of the Redmi 8A. It doesn’t differ much from the Redmi 8A, it just that it comes with a dual rear cameras and nothing more. So do i recommend the phone, yes! Get the awesome smartphone and it is a best phone for the N31,000 Naira category.

But if you have the Xiaomi Redmi 8A, do you need to buy this one? No, continue rocking your smartphone, it is same as the 8A Dual but if camera is your thing, uhmmm.. you might consider it. But hey, the extra 2MP camera is for portrait shots so it is likely going to take same picture quality as the standard Redmi 8A.

All in all, the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual specs is good for $87 dollars smartphone. Don’t even get the smartphone if you already owned the Redmi 8A.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual - Full Specifications

 NETWORK
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4GLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
5G
SpeedHSPA, LTE-A
LAUNCH
Announced2020, February 11
BODY
Dimensions156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm (6.16 x 2.97 x 0.37 in)
Weight188 g (6.63 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Splash resistant
DISPLAY
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.22 inches, 96.6 cm2 (~81.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
400 nits typ. brightness
PLATFORM
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11
ChipsetQualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
GPUAdreno 505
MEMORY
Card slotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot)
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RAM/ROM32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM
eMMC 5.1
MAIN CAMERA
Dual13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0", 1.75µm, depth sensor
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
Video1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA
Single8 MP, f/2.0, 1/4", 1.12µm
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p@30fps
SOUND
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
COMMS
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
RadioFM Radio, built-in antenna
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
BATTERY
SizeNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
ChargingFast battery charging 18W
Power bank/Reverse charging
MISC
ColorsSky White, Sea Blue, Midnight Grey
Models
PriceAbout 80 EUR

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