Redmi India has launched two new budget phones in India: the Redmi A1 and today the Redmi A1+. Both phones come with almost identical designs, with a waterdrop notch, multiple colour options, and dual camera sensors on the back. However, the recently launched Redmi A1+ comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. Apart from these, the phones don’t really have any differences. Considering the phones are budget offerings, they have a polycarbonate build but the multiple colour options make the phones appealing.
The Redmi A1 and Redmi A1+ come with a 6.52-inch FHD+ display, a 5,000mAh battery, 10W fast charging support, Android 12 Go Edition OS out of the box, and P2i coating that offers Splash resistance and 32GB storage. In this article, we will compare the Redmi A1 and Redmi A1+.
Redmi A1 and Redmi A1+: price in India
Redmi A1+ price in India is Rs 7,499 for the 2GB RAM + 32GB storage and Rs 8,499 for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. It comes in Black, Light Green, and Light Blue. As a part of the Diwali sale, the phone will be available at Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM/32GB storage variant and Rs 7,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage.
Redmi A1 is priced at Rs 6,499 for the single 2GB + 32GB storage model. The phone comes in Light Blue, Classic Black, and Light Green colours.
Redmi A1 vs Redmi A1+: design, specifications, and features
As said, the Redmi A1 and Redmi A1+ have identical designs. There is a waterdrop notch for the selfie snapper and a sizeable bezel below the screen, which is expected from a budget phone. The volume rocker and power button are on the right edge. The SIM tray section is on the left spine. On the back, you have the rectangular module that houses dual camera sensors and LED flash. There is Redmi branding on the back. The Redmi A1 and Redmi A1+ have a leather finish on the back that offers a good grip on the hands.
The Redmi A1+ has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for security, this is the only difference between the two.
Processor, storage, and RAM
The Redmi A1 and Redmi A1+ are powered by the Quad-Core MediaTek Helio A22 12nm processor with IMG PowerVR GE-class GPU. The chipset is paired with 2GB LPDDR4X RAM and 32GB eMMC 5.1 internal storage that is further expandable. The Redmi A1+ also comes in 3GB LPDDR4x RAM and 32GB eMMC 5.1 storage.
The Redmi A1 and Redmi A1+ sport a 6.52-inch HD+ display with 1,600×720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio display, 400 nits brightness, and scratch-resistant glass. The display specifications are the same on both phones.
The Redmi A1 and Redmi A1+ pack a 5000mAh battery with 10W standard charging support. The 10W support should take at least 2+ hours to charge the phone completely.
The Redmi A1 has dual cameras on the back, with an 8MP primary camera with an LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and a depth sensor. It has a 5MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. The Redmi A1+ also has a similar camera setup on the back.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS+ GLONASS. Both phones run on Android 12 Go Edition out of the box. The Redmi A1+ only has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for security.