Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: what’s their difference and how to choose?

BySophia Windsor 2019-10-14 7992

Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A were just released in China with that starting price of only 699 yuan (about $99). They are new entry-level Redmi smartphones featuring high quality, stunning design and budget price. While the last year’s Redmi Note 7 Pro also gain wide popularity thanks to its high price-performance ratio. So users may feel confused when making the buying choice. What’s their difference and which one is right for you? That’s what we are talking about in this detailed comparison.

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: main specs

Redmi 8

Redmi 8A

Redmi Note 7 Pro

Screen

6.22-inch LCD screen

6.22-inch LCD screen

6.3-inch LCD screen

Screen resolution

1520 x 720 pixels

1520 x 720 pixels

2340x1040 pixels

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439

Qualcomm Snapdragon 675

Memory

3GB+32GB; 

4GB+64GB;

Support storage expansion up to 512GB

2GB + 32GB;

3GB + 32GB;

Support storage expansion up to 512GB

4+64GB;

6+128GB;

Support storage expansion up to 256GB

Battery capacity

5000mAh battery

5000mAh battery

4000mAh battery

Fast charging

18W fast charging

18W fast charging

18W fast charging

Rear camera

Dual rear cameras: 12MP + 2MP

Single rear camera: 12MP

Dual rear cameras: 48MP + 5MP

Front camera

8MP

8MP

13MP

Unlock option

Face unlock, rear fingerprint unlock

Face unlock

Face unlock, rear fingerprint unlock

3.5mm headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Operating system

MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie

MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie

MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie

Weight

188g

188g

186g

Price

About $110

About $97

About $215

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: design

The design of the three smartphones is a little different.

The Redmi 8 comes with a 6.22-inch water drop screen with the resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels, and there is a narrow notch at the bottom. On the back, there is an LED flashlight, vertically-aligned dual rear camera lens and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor in the upper middle.

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A vs Redmi Note 7 Pro 

The Redmi 8A adopts almost the same design as the Redmi 8. The only difference is that the Redmi 8A only has a single camera lens and there is no fingerprint sensor on the back.

The Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with a 6.3-inch dewdrop screen design with the resolution of 2340 x 1040 pixels and there is also a narrow notch at the bottom. Its dual rear camera lenses are placed on the upper left and there is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor in the middle.

So Redmi Note 7 Pro offers better display thanks to its higher screen resolution.

Except that, all the phones have a premium look and comfortable hand feel thanks to the mirror glass body design.   

Redmi 8  

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: processor

The Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A are equipped with the entry-level Snapdragon 439 processor, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by Mid-range Snapdragon 675 processor. It is no doubt that the Snapdragon 675 is more powerful than Snapdragon 439 in both gaming and multitask performance.

Snapdragon 439 processor 

The entry-level Snapdragon 439 is still capable for you to play some simple games and normal Apps running. However, if you want to play some complicated large-sized games on the phone, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will offer you better playing experience. 

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: camera

The camera specs of the three phones are different from each other.

The Redmi 8 offers 12MP + 2MP dual rear cameras and an 8MP front camera. The Redmi 8A offers a 12MP single rear camera and an 8MP front camera. While the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with 48MP + 5MP dual rear cameras and a 13MP front camera.

Redmi 8 camera 

Therefore, the Redmi Note 7 Pro offers the best camera setup than Redmi 8 series phones. And the Redmi 8A offers the most modest camera specs.  

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: battery and charging

Botth the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A is equipped with the whopping 5000mAh battery, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro offers 4000mAh battery. Except that, all the three phones support 18W fast charging.

Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A 5000mAh battery 

So the Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A will offer you enough juice which can last for more than one day without charging. This is an obvious advantage of the Redmi 8 series phones over the Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: memory and other specs

The Redmi 8 offers up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and the Redmi 8A offers up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro offers up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. So the Redmi Note 7 Pro offers more storage for you to save your photos, files and videos.

In terms of unlock, the Redmi 8 and Redmi Note 7 Pro offers both face unlock and rear fingerprint sensor unlock. However, the Redmi 8A only offers face unlock.

In other aspects, all the three smartphones run the MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie operating system and they remain the 3.5mm headphone jack for your convenience. In addition, they almost have the same weight.

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A vs Redmi Note 7 Pro​ 

Redmi 8 vs Redmi 8A vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: price and how to choose

In terms of price, the Redmi 8 series are offered at much lower prices than Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi 8 is priced at about $110, and the Redmi 8A is priced at about $97. While the Redmi Note 7 Pro costs about $215.

So, which one should you choose?

In fact, it will become much easier for you when focusing on their differences. The Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A are entry-level phones and they have a cheaper price. And they also feature a large 5000mAh battery. So it is the best choice for those who buy smartphones for some basic use, for example, you can buy it for your parents or children.

While the Redmi Note 7 Pro is a mid-range smartphone, it will offer good gaming performance and photography quality. So it is more suitable for some college students or young people who love playing games and taking photos.   


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