- Stylish looks for the price, GG5 on the front
- 5,000mAh battery should be plenty, supports 18W charging (but 10W unit in the box)
- Runs the latest MIUI 11, likely to get timely updates
- 32GB base storage, dedicated microSD slot, USB-C port
The Redmi 8A is among the cheapest of the bunch for its base version, but ideally, you’d want to step a notch up for a small premium to get the 3GB of RAM. The 8A is notably missing a fingerprint sensor and comes in pretty heavy at 188g.
6.22″ HD+ Display with water drop notch – Snapdragon 439 Processor – 4GB RAM – 64GB storage capacity – 12 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera – 8 MP Front Camera – Android 9.0 Pie – 5000 mAh Battery – 18W Fast Charge – Facial Recognition – Rear Fingerprint Sensor
Xiaomi is one of our favorite brands. We can’t help it. Moreover, if they present us with the best models, polyvalent smartphones with large capacities, better than better. That’s why we love the new Xiaomi Redmi 8 3GB/32GB. Because it’s a mid-range model, but with great features and will allow you to enjoy everything you like. Come and meet it!
The Redmi 8 is available in three colours – Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, and Ruby Red. Our review unit was the latter, and we love the rich, deep jewel tone which clearly isn’t just a surface-level coating. There are no unnecessary gimmicks here with gradients, patterns, or textures. The back of this phone is glossy but not slippery. It’s surprisingly resilient against fingerprints but you’ll want to use a case to prevent small abrasions and scratches. It’s curved just right at the edges and corners to make usage comfortable.