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Summary
76%
74%
Display

6.22" (15.8 cm)

720x1520 px, 270 PPI

6.22" (15.8 cm)

720x1520 px, 270 PPI

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

1.95 GHz + 1.45 GHz, 3 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

1.95 GHz + 1.45 GHz, 2 GB RAM

Storage

32 GB

512 GB (Expandable)

32 GB

512 GB (Expandable)

Camera

12 MP + 2 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

12 MP (Primary)

8 MP(Front)

Battery

5000 mAh

5000 mAh

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General
Launch Date

September 29, 2019 (Official)

Brand

Xiaomi

Xiaomi

Model

Redmi 8

Redmi 8A

Operating System

Android v9.0 (Pie)

Android v9.0 (Pie)

Custom UI

MIUI

MIUI

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network

4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available

4G: Available (supports Indian bands),
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Fingerprint Sensor

yes

no  No

Quick Charging

yes Fast, 18W

yes Fast, 18W

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 156.4 mm
Width: 75.4 mm
Thickness: 9.4 mm

Height: 156.4 mm
Width: 75.4 mm
Thickness: 9.4 mm

Weight

188 grams

188 grams

Build Material


Back: Plastic


Back: Plastic

Colours

Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Emerald Green, Onxy Black

Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red

Waterproof

yes Splash proof

yes Splash proof

Display
Average
Average
Screen Size

6.22 " (15.8 cm)

6.22 " (15.8 cm)

Screen Resolution

720 x 1520 pixels

720 x 1520 pixels

Aspect Ratio

19:9

19:9

Bezel-less display

yes with waterdrop notch

yes with waterdrop notch

Pixel Density

270 ppi

270 ppi

Display Type

IPS LCD

IPS LCD

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v5

Corning Gorilla Glass v5

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

81.48 %

81.48 %

Performance
Good
Good
Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439

Processor

Octa core (1.95 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.45 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Octa core (1.95 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.45 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Adreno 505

Adreno 505

RAM

3 GB

2 GB

Bootup Time (tested by 91mobiles)

25.0 s

26.0 s

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

32 GB

32 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 512 GB

yes Up to 512 GB

User Available Storage

Up to 21 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

yes

Camera
Very Good
Good
Main Camera
Camera Setup

Dual

Single

Resolution

12 MP f/1.8 Primary Camera(2.55" sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size)2 MP, Depth Camera

12 MP f/1.8 Primary Camera(2.55" sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size)

Sensor

Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor

Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor

Autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

yes Phase Detection autofocus

Physical Aperture

F1.8

F1.8

Flash

yes LED Flash

yes LED Flash

Image Resolution

4000 x 3000 Pixels

4000 x 3000 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps

Front Camera
Camera Setup

Single

Single

Resolution

8 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera(4.0" sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)

8 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera(4.0" sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)

Physical Aperture

F2.0

F2.0

Flash

yes Screen flash

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery
Excellent
Excellent
Capacity

5000 mAh

5000 mAh

Type

Li-Polymer

Li-Polymer

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

Quick Charging

yes Fast, 18W

yes Fast, 18W

USB Type-C

yes

yes

Battery Charging Time (20% to 100%) (tested by 91mobiles)

02h 35m 06s

02h 56m 56s

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

yes

yes

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

SAR Value

Head: 0.339 W/kg, Body: 1.000 W/kg

Head: 0.339 W/kg, Body: 1.000 W/kg

Wi-Fi

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Calling

yes

Bluetooth

yes v4.2

yes v4.2

GPS

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

no  No

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia
FM Radio

yes Wireless FM

yes Wireless FM

Loudspeaker

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

no  No

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass

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    Answered By Aashish Kumar | 11 months ago

    There are multiple ways to change the icon size on any Redmi phone.The method that I am going to explain is the easiest one and should work on all Redmi Phones.

    For resizing the icon, you can go into Themes, 

    Click on the Profile option.

    Click on the Customise Theme.

    Now, click the desired Tray .

    Chose the desired Theme, in this case the theme with bigger icons.

    This the easiest method to solve the issue.

    You can also check out all other cool features and other updates regarding Redmi 8 here.

  • How to enable VOLTE on Xiaomi Redmi 8A ?

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    Answered By Harita Balasubramanium | 1 years ago

    You don't need to enable VoLTE. Insert the Jio (VoLTE enabled) in any slot. By default, VoLTE will be active. If it is not, you can change the network preferences from Network option in settings.


    1. Go to Settings > Call Settings (Sim and Network)
    2. Tap Cellular networks > Enable Voice over LTE On/ Off.

    Alternatively, you can follow a much easier way:


    1. You can simply dial *#*#4636#*#* 
    2. Choose Phone information.
    3. Click " Phone Information" and Toggle VOLTE Provisioned.
    4. Restart the phone and you are done.


    You can check the below video to get more clarity:




    You can check the specs of Xiaomi Redmi 8A here: Xiaomi Redmi 8A
  • How to increase the speed of Xiaomi Redmi 8A ?

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    Answered By Diksha Jayaraman | 1 years ago

    To Increase the speed of your slow Android phone here is the guide to speed it up in 5 Minutes

    1. Close all your unused apps.
      1. Closing all the apps which you are not using saves a lot of memory usages which can be utilized by other apps to make it run faster.


    2. Clean all the app cache

      1. Download Clean Master software from the Play store (here)
      2. Press Junk Files and let it do its work 
      3. After that press on Phone Boost option.


    3. Disable the Animations
      1. Go to "Settings"
      2. Then Go to "About phone"
      3. Tap on " Build Number" 7 times.
      4. Then Go back to settings and Tap on " Developer Option"
      5. Scroll Down to "Windows Animation Scale". as shown in the Image below
      6. Tap on "Animation Off".



    You can also check the most popular video on youtube to speed up your Android without installing any software:


    You can check the specs of Xiaomi Redmi 8A here: Xiaomi Redmi 8A
  • How to root Xiaomi Redmi 8A ?

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    Answered By Ajay Verma | 1 years ago

    To root your phone manually, you need to turn on USB Debugging. 

    1. Go to Setting, Find kernel version in About.
    2. Tap it seven times, at which point you should see the message, "You are now a developer!" With that done, tap Settings, About Phone, Developer Options, and then tick USB debugging." Then tap OK to approve the setting change. 
    3. Now turn it ON  in fastboot mode and unlock the bootloader.
    4. Install a recovery to help you with flashing.
    5. Flash a supporting custom ROM and gapps.


    XDA Developers is a great site to help you with the process, support and Custom ROMs.


    Check the below video for One click root method that works on many latest devices:

    You can check the specs of Xiaomi Redmi 8A here: Xiaomi Redmi 8A
  • How to cast my Xiaomi Redmi 8A screen on TV ?

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    Answered By Chandralekha Tyagi | 1 years ago

    To cast your phone screen on your TV you need to have Chromecast.
    Follow the steps to successfully cast your screen-

    Before you begin casting

    1. Connect your phone to a Wi-Fi network.
    2. The mobile device, tablet or computer you are using to cast must be on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.
    3. You must be running the latest version of the Chromecast-enabled app. You can always double check that you are on the latest version by visiting the Google Play Store.



     

    Cast from Chromecast-enabled apps to your TV

    1. Make sure that the phone you are using to cast is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built-in.
    2. Open a Chromecast-enabled app.
    3. Tap the Cast button Inactive cast extension.

      Note: The Cast button isn't located in the same place on all Chromecast-enabled apps.

    4. Tap the device you'd like to cast to.


    5. When you're connected, the Cast button will turn color, letting you know you're connected.
    6. Select the app like Youtube, Browser, Google Music etc and look for the Cast icon as shown in the image below.

    You can now cast videos, movies and TV shows directly to your TV.
    To stop casting, tap the Cast button and then Disconnect.
    You can also watch this step-by-step guide to do the same


    You can check more details of Xiaomi Redmi 8A here : Xiaomi Redmi 8A

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