There were days where one had to save a handful of money to buy a smartphone with attractive features. Now is the day where you can have attractive phones with a minimum budget too. Redmi has been coming with different budget phones and has various ranges. It launched Redmi 8A Dual on 11th February 2020, which is already available in Nepal too. Redmi 8A Dual price in Nepal is NPR 13,499 (2/32 GB), NPR 14,499 (3/32 GB) and NPR 14,999 (3/64 GB).
Redmi 8A Dual Overview
If you want to buy a low budget smartphone, Redmi 8A can be one option you can consider. With features like mammoth battery capacity, splash-proof display to ensure enhanced protection, multitasking of 2 to 3 light apps, acceptable gaming performance, and face unlock, the phone is awe-striking. The phone is an upgrade made to the Redmi 8 with some modifications and new features.
Design and Build Quality
A 6.2-inch dot notch IPS HD+ display has an aspect ratio of 19:9. The phone has a tiny notch at the top to house the selfie camera, while there is a bezel at the bottom, giving the branding to Redmi. Gorilla Glass 5 protects from accidental falls, and P2i Nano-coating ensures protection against accidental spills. The touch response of the phone is outstanding. The phone weighs 188 grams.
The phone has a power lock and volume rocker on the right, while the left side has a SIM tray with triple slots. Similarly, on the top is a secondary microphone, while on the bottom, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, primary microphone, USB C-port, and a speaker grille.
The back has a polycarbonate body giving an excellent grip to the hand. A single-camera with an LED flash is placed just above the Redmi branding. Available color variants are Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Sunset Red.
Redmi 8A Dual is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset, a downgrade from Redmi 7 that already has Snapdragon 632. Following this, the phone has an Octa-core processor of 1.95GHz, Quad-core, Cortex A53. It has two RAM variants, i.e., either 2GB or 3GB, and internal storage of either 32GB or 64GB.
The 64GB internal storage comes with only 3GB RAM, while the 32GB internal storage comes with 2GB and 3GB RAM. The memory is expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card. The GPU is Adreno 505.
The phone runs MIUI 11 on top of Android 9.0. The use of MIUI 11 makes the icon and notification panel look more minimalistic. Multitasking of the 2-3 lighter apps is achievable, while the heavy apps will take some time. The gaming is not bad either. You don’t have a fingerprint sensor, but the face unlocks, which is also quite fast.
The Redmi 8A dual has a dual-camera setup at the back. The primary camera of 13MP is a SONY IMX 363 with an aperture of f/2.2 and a pixel size of 1.12-micron. Similarly, the second 2MP camera has an aperture of f/2.4 and a pixel size of 1.75-micron.
The image quality for the budget you are spending is satisfactory. But looking at the bright side of the phone, images captured in a good light is surprisingly better. Portrait photos are also satisfactory under the good light. However, HDR takes some time to process the image, and the camera struggles to lock the focus.
The selfie on the front is 8MP with an aperture of f/2.0 and a pixel size of 1.12-micron.
Video at 1080p @30fps is recordable from both front and back cameras.
It can support 18W quick charging too.
Redmi 8A Dual Full Specifications
|Display||6.22 inches 720 x 1520 pixels|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Rear Camera||13MP+ 2MP|
|Storage||2/32 GB, 3/32 GB, 3/64 GB|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie), MIUI 12|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 439|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Battery||5000 mAh, non-removableFast charging 18W|
|Colors||Sky White, Sea Blue, Midnight Grey|
Redmi 8A Dual Price in Nepal and Availability
The Redmi 8A Dual price is set as NPR 13,999 for the 2/32GB variant, NPR 14,499 for the 3/32GB variant, and NPR 14,999 for the 3/64 GB. The authorized distributors for Xiaomi are Vastal Impex and Teletalk. The phone can be purchased through Mi stores and online stores like Daraz and SastoDeal.
|Redmi Variants||Price in Nepal|
|Redmi 8A Dual(2/32GB)||NPR. 13,499|
|Redmi 8A (3/32GB)||NPR. 14,499|
|Redmi 8A (3/64 GB)||NPR 14,999|