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
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.
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.
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.
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
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Announced||2020, February 11|
|Dimensions||156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm (6.16 x 2.97 x 0.37 in)|
|Weight||188 g (6.63 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.22 inches, 96.6 cm2 (~81.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
400 nits typ. brightness
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.45 GHz Cortex A53)|
|Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|RAM/ROM||32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM|
|Dual||13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF|
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0", 1.75µm, depth sensor
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Single||8 MP, f/2.0, 1/4", 1.12µm|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Radio||FM Radio, built-in antenna|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Size||Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 18W|
Power bank/Reverse charging
|Colors||Sky White, Sea Blue, Midnight Grey|
|Price||About 80 EUR|