Review and Comparison of Xiaomi Redmi 8A vs Realme C2

Review of Redmi 8A

Redmi always strives to pit against other companies in the smartphone market. A new upgraded model is released by Redmi every now and then. Redmi 8A is the new addition to this line with many up-to-date features packed within.

This phone flaunts the new Aura design which has a wave grip pattern on its back panel. The wave grip pattern gives a good grip, which means you can easily handle your phone without any worries about the slippery nature, on the other hand, it is also smudge resistant and fingerprint resistant. The dimensions of the phone are well-planned for easy handling, it has the measurements of 156.48 x 75.41 x 9.8 (mm) and weighs 188 grams. Furthermore, the new p2i design makes the device splash-proof. Also, the three-color variants like Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Sunset Red makes the phone more awe-looking.

A couple of buttons and ports are placed on the sides of the device, such as Volume rockers and power button are placed on the right side, while a card tray that has 2+1 slots is on the left of the phone and on the upper side we can find speaker grill, USB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Coming to the display, Redmi 8A sports 6.22 inches (15.8 cm) screen that provides a bigger surface for the contents. Be it games or videos or anything else, an immersive viewing experience is for sure with the HD+ 1520 x 720 pixels resolution display. On top, it also has a screen mirror/ cast, and the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 gives protection to the screen.

Now, talking about the camera; one of the most asked features: this phone gives quite a good camera facility in its price range. Redmi 8A packs two cameras, one each on rear and front panels. The rear 12MP camera comes with f/1.8 Physical Aperture and also the pixel size is larger with 1.4 micrometers. Alongside this, the Sony IMX363 feature with a 6P lens makes the smartphone photography more intense. The rear camera also supports a number of features like Dual PD, Portrait, Bokeh and Panorama that make the pictures clicked look more awesome. Whereas, on the front side, there is an 8MP camera that features AI Beauty Mode and AI Portrait that captures amazing selfies. Also, these cameras feature rear flash and front screen flash that helps to click good pictures even in dim light.

This device runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) and is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.96GHz primary speed and 1.45GHz secondary speed. Also, gaming and multitasking become a breeze by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset mated with Adreno 505 GPU at 650MHz speed.

Also, the two different variants with 2GB and 3GB RAM have 32GB internal storage each which can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card, which means you can now store any files/images/videos/apps or anything without any hassle. Alongside, there are powerful speakers with a 0.82CC acoustic chamber that lets you listen to your favorite music with an undistorted sound.

Above all, this device packs a non-removable battery that has a mighty capacity of 5000mAh, which means only with a single charge you can do plenty of things on your phone for a whole day. Alongside this, it also supports 18W quick charge that juices up the battery in a jiffy.

Now also there is no need to worry about passwords getting hacked. Yes, data security is what the primary thing Redmi thinks of, hence AI Face Unlocking feature has been set-up in the device that makes unlocking the phone even easier.

Other than the above features, the phone also has awesome network connectivity options like it supports 4G VoLTE, 4G, 2G and wireless connections like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

COMPARISON GUIDE: Redmi 8A vs Realme C2

A near competitor to Redmi 8A is Realme C2 in terms of features and price. So, let us find out the qualities of both the phones by comparing their features from the below table.


Model Redmi 8A Realme C2
Display 6.22”, 1520 × 720 pixels 6.1”, 1560 × 720 pixels
Internal storage 32GB 16GB
Card slots Dedicated slot Dedicated slot
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 439. Octa-core 1.95GHz Mediatek Helio P22, with 2GHz octa-core
Operating system Android 9.0 (Pie) Android 9.0 (pie)
Rear camera 12MP (Single) 13MP + 2MP (Dual)
Front camera 8MP camera 5MP
Fingerprint sensor No No
Battery 5000mAh 4000mAh
VoLTE Support Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes No
Price Rs. 6,499 Rs. 6,250

Pros of Redmi 8A:

  • Immersive viewing experience.
  • Aura white idea Sleek body
  • Dedicated slot
  • Mighty battery
  • Quick charge support

Cons of Redmi 8A:

  • No java support
  • Heavyweight


  • Design- 5
  • Display- 4
  • Camera- 3.5
  • Battery- 4.5
  • Performance- 4
  • Overall- 4.5

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