budget smartphone redmi 8

Redmi has recently launched its new smartphone in the Nepalese market. Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A are mainly focused on an entry-level smartphone with some good specs and features. Among both this new device the Redmi 8A is cheaper than the other one. So let us what Redmi has offered in this new smartphone.

Redmi 8 Overview

Although this device is an entry-level phone it has some premium looks. It has a 6.22 inch IPS HD+ display with a dot notch at the top. The bezels are a lot reduced with a small chin at the bottom of the display. One thing I liked about the built quality is that Redmi has provided a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the phone which we cannot see in other higher-price devices. Also, the display is 2.5D with a rounded corner.


The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor paired with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM. Playing heavy games on this device won’t be satisfying. Redmi seems to focus more on normal usage rather than gaming on this smartphone. So if you are not a gamer then this device can be for you.

Talking about the camera it has rear dual camera placed vertically in the rear panel. The primary lens is 12 MP and the secondary lens is 2 MP with LED flash. Whereas at the front the notch has an 8 Mp selfie lens. The rear camera is able to capture AI portrait images, Ai scene detection which is a plus point.

The main highlight of the device seems to be its battery. As it is charged with a 5,000 mAh battery that also supports 18W fast charging with Type-C port. The security provided here is similar to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. It has a rear fingerprint sensor and also an AI face unlock technology.

Redmi 8 Specifications

  • Dimensions: 156.48 x 75.41 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 188g
  • Display: 6.22-inch HD+ dot display, 2.5D rounded display, Corning Gorillas Glass 5 Protection, 1520 x 720 resolution
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • ROM: 64 GB; expandable via Micro Sd card up to 512 GB
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.8 + 2 MP Dual Camera, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Android OS: Android 9.0 Pie; MIUI 11
  • Battery: 5000 mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Features: rear fingerprint reader, Face unlock, 1080p@30 fps video, 720p@30fps
  • Sensors: E-compass, Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity
  • Redmi 8 Price in Nepal: Rs 14,999

Redmi 8A Overview

After the Redmi 8, the Redmi 8A is cheaper. The phone has a 6.22 inch IPS LCD dot notch display. Still, the phone is protected with Gorilla Glass 5. It has pretty much the same design like the Redmi 8 has with reduced bezels and chin at the bottom.

It is also powered by the same Snapdragon 439 processor paired with and 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage option. Like the previous one gaming, high graphics games won’t bring good gaming experience.

Redmi 8A has a single rear camera which is 12 MP 6P Lens. It can record videos at 1080p resolution with 30fps. The front selfie camera is an 8 MP lens that also has a face unlock system.

Also, Read Best Smartphones in Nepal Under Rs 20,000


Redmi 8A Specifications

  • Display: 6.22 inch IPS LCD dot design display, 1520 x 720 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 19:9 ratio
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 2/ 3 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB; expandable up to 512 GB
  • Rear Camera: 12 MP Dual pixel PDAF, 1080p@30fps
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Android OS: Android 9 Pie with MIUI 11
  • Battery: 5000 mAh with 18W fast charging
  • Features: AI face unlock, Active noise cancellation
  • Redmi 8A Price in Nepal: Rs 11,999 (2 GB + 32 GB) Rs 12,999 (3 GB + 32 GB)

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