OPPO A9 2020 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: there is no doubt that currently in the Nigerian market, these two smartphones are the ones to spend for. Interestingly too, you can now purchase both phones in Nigeria.

But the big question is, which of these two smartphones should you buy? Which of them will give you value for your money? Tech Arena24 put this comparison post together to help you make a good choice.

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The Differences Between OPPO A9 2020 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

FEATURESRedmi Note 8 ProOPPO A9 2020
Network2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Weight200 g (7.05 oz)195 g (5.86 oz)
Screen size6.53 inches6.5 inches
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass 5None
OSAndroid 9 (Pie)Android 9.0 (Pie)
ChipsetMediatek Helio G90T (12nm)Qualcom Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
SD CardYes, up to 256GBYes, up to 256GB
Rear Camera64 MP (wide)
8 MP (ultrawide)
2 MP (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP depth sensor
48 MP (wide)
8 MP (ultrawide)
2 MP
2 MP (depth sensor)
Front Camera20 MP16 MP
SensorsFingerprint (rear mounted), accelerometerFingerprint (Rear mounted), accelerometer
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
PriceStarts from About ₦82,900Starts from About ₦89,900
StatusAvailable At GSM STORE NG Available At GSM STORE NG


As impressive as both smartphones, none of them comes with an Amoled panel. It’s quite disappointing though but again if they had come with an Amoled Touchscreen, the prices too would have gone higher. Maybe that’s why the tech companies decided to settle with the regular IPS LCD Touchscreen.

If you want a big screen for gaming and movie watching, then both OPPO A9 2020 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro can answer your call with their 6.5″ inches wide big screen. 


In every smartphones I lay my hands on, what impresses me the most is always the hardware. I don’t know why yet though, but maybe because it’s one of the most important part of smartphones that shouldn’t be ignored.

On this category OPPO A9 2020 offers a good deal. It comes with 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. While Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro on the other hand, comes with 6GB RAM + 64/128GB internal storage. Thus both smartphones are good for multitasking and OK for large file storage. Athough Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has 8GB RAM variant, but that won’t be available in Nigeria.

However in terms of their Chipset, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Mediatek Helio G90T) impressed me a lot more than the OPPO A9 2020 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 665). While it’s true that both phones are good for task performance, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is slightly ahead of the OPPO A9 2020. Mediatek Helio G90T is a powerful Chipset that deserves more recognition expecially for those game lovers.

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You’ve ever heard of the word bracket first? , maybe that’s what both smartphone score on this segment. Just like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro with quad rear cameras, the OPPO A9 2020 also have quad rear cameras. The main difference between these two is that while Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 64MP primary camera, that of the OPPO A9 2020 is 48MP.

Moreover the two smartphones can do 4K video with the presence of gyro-EIS feature. Am really impressed about that. Thus meaning that party lovers, owambe crew and youths can now have a bunch of fun using either of these two camera smartphones.

And on the selfie part, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro delivers better with a 20MP front camera compared to the 16MP found on the OPPO A9 2020.


OPPO A9 2020 slightly leads on this category with its 5000mAh battery capacity. While Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is not far off from such greatness as it offers 4500mAh battery capacity. The Redmi Note 8 Pro battery also supports a fast charge system (18W).

OPPO A9 2020 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: PRICE COMPARISON

The best prices of both smartphones in Nigeria: OPPO A9 2020 Price starts from 89,900 naira (8GB RAM + 128GB ROM). While Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro starts from 82,900 naira (6GB + 64GB ROM) and 89,900 naira for its 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM. You can shop both smartphones on GSM Store NG.

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There is no doubt that these two smartphones OPPO A9 2020 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro are going to dominate the Nigerian market. Am impressed with the two smartphones. And considering the facts that both phones are also selling for an almost similar price, a pick of one is a pick for good.

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