On 14th October, Xiaomi Redmi launched its new mobiles - Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A. The new Redmi 8 series includes Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A two models. They’re intended for parents, students, and folks who needed a spare machine.
Firstly, let’s look into Xiaomi Redmi 8. The most outstanding feature of Redmi 8 is that it contains a battery up to 5000mAh capacity, which supports 18W fast charge (the fast charge adapter needs to buy additionally). Moreover, Xiaomi Redmi 8 has great battery life.
In terms of the core hardware configuration, Redmi 8 uses a 6.33-inch water-drop display (HD+ resolution), which is equipped with corning Gorilla Glass 5. Moreover, the SoC of Snapdragon 439 SoC is adopted in the Redmi 8 series to provide two kinds of storage combinations - 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB.
About the other aspects, Redmi 8 has an 8MP front camera and 12MP + 2MP rear cameras, it supports infrared remote control, face recognition, fingerprint unlocks and more functions.
There are no big differences in the core hardware configuration between Xiaomi Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A. Redmi 8A differs from Redmi 8 with only one rear camera (but the same pixel of 12MP) and non-supported fingerprint unlocks.
Besides, for the processing of the back cover, Redmi 8A doesn’t use the same IMT process as Redmi 8. However, Redmi 8A makes some textures on the back cover and looks good. What’s more, the Redmi 8A doesn’t support the infrared remote control function of Redmi 8. You can pay attention to this if buying.
When it comes to price, Redmi 8 3GB + 32GB version and 4GB+64GB version respectively costs at $150.22 and $174.6, and it offers three optional colors of grey, blue and green; for the Redmi 8A, the corresponding price is $185.46 and $154.65, 3 colors (orange, blue and black) are available.
In summary, like a phablet priced under 200USD, the Redmi 8 highlights a really powerful battery life and easy-use Type-C interface, so you are not longer to worry about if the plug is on the positive side or negative side when charging. The Type-C interface function is very friendly to older users. For other configurations, you cannot require too much under this price range, as long as the mobile phone can meet your daily use, then it is enough.
If you have a sufficient budget, Xiaomi Redmi 8 64GB version would be your perfect choice. As you can see, Redmi 8 is only 100RMB more expensive than the top version of Redmi 8A, but Redmi 8 has more functions than Redmi 8A such as dual cameras, fingerprint unlocking, infrared remote control, and so on. Of course, if you don't care about these features, Redmi 8A is also a good choice.