Redmi launched its latest entry-level smartphone, Redmi 8A Pro, on April 2, 2020. It is available for sale in Indonesia and is expected to arrive in India on or around June 26, 2020. If you are looking for a budget smartphone for regular use and finance is a constraint, you can buy this latest offering from Redmi by applying for consumer durable loans. Redmi being a sub-brand of one of the most trusted smartphone brands in India, Xiaomi, you are sure to like the specifications of Redmi 8A Pro. Take a look.
Snapdragon’s octa-core 439 chipset powers Redmi 8A Pro and the phone runs on Android 9 (Pie) with a custom MIUI 11 on top. It has four Cortex A52 cores having 1.95GHz frequency and four Cortex-A53 cores that clock 1.45GHz. The phone, thus, ensures a smooth performance that is standard for entry-level phones.
Redmi 8A Pro has an expansive 6.22-inch screen with an HD+ IPS LCD panel. The pixel density of 270 ppi paired with a screen resolution of 720×1520 pixels offers maximum viewing pleasure. The bezels are not very trim and the display has a thick chin. However, the 19:9 aspect ratio ensures a tall display without reducing the comfort of a one-handed grip. Moreover, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the screen against scratches.
The phone measures 156.48×75.41×9.4mm and is lightweight at 188 grams, making it easy to carry around. The Aura XGrip design features a textured rear panel with a mesh design that offers a better grip and aP2i coating protects the device against accidental spills. The color options include midnight grey, sea blue, and sky white.
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The 8MP selfie snapper with an f/2.0 aperture is positioned in a water-drop style notch in the front. Housing the dual-camera setup at the back, the phone sports a primary 13 MP camera with an aperture size of f/2.2. On the other hand, the secondary camera has a 2MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 1.75-micron pixel size, which is quite sizeable for an entry-level smartphone. Features like autofocus, portrait mode, AI scene detection, and Google lens support are present in 8A Pro too.
Battery and storage
The phone is backed by a massive 5000mAh non-removable battery, which is expected to last at least an entire day, once fully charged. Also, the battery supports 18W fast charging.
There are two variants of 8A Pro, one with 2GB and the other with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, which consumes less power and provides considerable power savings. It helps in further enhancing the battery life. The phone is shipped with 32GB in-built storage that is expandable up to 512GB with microSD cards.
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The 2GM RAM variant of Redmi 8A Pro costs 15,49,000 Indonesian Rupiah, which is around INR 7,132. The 3GB version is priced at 16,49,000 Indonesian Rupiah, approximately INR 7,592. You can apply for Tata Capital consumer durable loans with flexible EMI options and purchase this reasonably priced smartphone without having to spend the whole amount at one go.