Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual: Flagship phones are really nice but are very expensive. But you see low entry phones, they are very affordable while managing to retain the smart features in modern phones. Xiaomi have announced the release of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A dual as new device into its low entry category.

Last year, Xiaomi released the series of the Redmi Note 8 which includes; Redmi Note8 pro, Redmi Note8 and Redmi 8A. With the Redmi 8 pro been a high mid-range device, Redmi 8 been a mid-range device while the Redmi 8A been a budget or low entry smartphone.

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User have been expecting the announcement of the Redmi 9 series after that of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. But it seems we have to wait a little longer as Xiaomi have decided to bring out something for those who can’t afford premium phones right now. What are the features of this newly released affordable Xiaomi smartphone?

We have put together a summary of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual below. As always, we are skipping all the technical grammars and sticking to user experience. Just below the summary is the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual complete specification table. Enjoy

Build and Display

The Redmi 8A Dual has a Front glass, plastic body and a IPS LCD display type. Its display size is 6.22 inches and it has a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density). It also comes with a Gorilla glass 5 protection for the display. Which is really good as it help protects the screen.

There is little or not difference between the phone and the Redmi Note 8 series. Comes with same dew drop notch, little bezel at the top with curved edges.

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Chipset, RAM and Internal Storage

It comes with the Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) chipset produced by Qualcomm. Uses Adreno 505 as its GPU with a CPU speed of Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53). The phone is a low budget smartphone hence we don’t expect it to run newly released chipsets for flagship phones.

The phone comes in two variants, the 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage and the 2GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage. There is also a space for external storage via microSDXC (dedicated slot). This is relatively good as more files can be saved and the phone can process more data with the installed RAM size.


The phone comes with a dual rear cameras. It has a 13 megapixel main shooter and a 2 megapixel assistant lens. You can expect to take good photos with the camera and shoot good videos too.

Up front the phone uses a 8 megapixel camera placed in a dew drop at the middle. The cameras of the phone have the HDR, Led flash and panorama features enabled. So you can expect to take pretty clear photos.

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Software and Battery

The phone run out of the box Android 9 which is really good. It is also accompanied by the One MIUI 11 graphical user interface. Redmi 8A Dual is powered by a 5000mAh with fast charge enabled. You can use the phone for a long time and also get it fully charged in no time. We put together the full specifications of the Xiaomi Redmia 8A Dual in the table below.

Xioami Redmi 8A Dual Specifications

TechnologyGSM / CDMA/ HSPA / LTE
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Download SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

Dimensions163.7 x 76.1 x 8.7 mm (6.44 x 3.00 x 0.34 in)
Weight199 g (7.02 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Splash resistant

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)
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
400 nits typ. brightness
Touch ScreenYes

OS (Operating System)Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11
Chipset (Processor)Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
CPU DetailsOcta-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
GPUAdreno 505
Card Slot (SD Card)microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal Storage32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAM
eMMC 5.1
Dual Lenses13 MP
2 MP
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR
Single Camera8 MP
3.5mm JackYES
Sound Enhancements
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
RadioFM Radio, built-in antenna
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass

BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Fast ChargingFast battery charging 18W
Power bank/Reverse charging
Wireless ChargingN/A
Talk time Up to 38 hours
Music playUp to 43 hours
Stand-byUp to 420 hours
ColorsSky White, Sea Blue, Midnight Grey
Java Support
MessagesSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
GamesYes, Downloadable from Google Play store
PriceAbout N32,000

The fact that this phone does not come with a finger print sensor takes away some fun. But then again, there are more ways to keep your phone secured aside from fingerprint. This phone is expect to be release somewhere in February 2020 (most likely 18th of February).

This phone is yet to be announced for sale in the global market. As at now we can not say for sure if the phone will be sold in the Nigeria market. We’ll update this post when there is any news regarding this phone availability in the market.

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