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Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Apple iPad mini 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A devices with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 8A X11Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)
Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Apple iPad mini 3 X21Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

12
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? The PhoneMore's choice is Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


11 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)
iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)vsRedmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
 25%25%
+Thinner
7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)vs9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum body, glass frontvsPlastic body, glass front
Advantage
+This device has a TFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit screen, which are brighter and more vivid
TFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitvsTFT LCD IPS
 187%100%
+Higher resolution screen
1536x2048 pixelsvs720x1520 pixels
 20%20%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
324 PPIvs271 PPI
 27%27%
+Larger screen
7.9"vs6.2"
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
GyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Fingerprint (front-mounted)vsNot supported
 27%27%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
6350 mAhvs5000 mAh
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported

21 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)vsiPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)
 104%100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
 2 times100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
3GB LPDDR3vs1GB LPDDR3
 91%91%
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB (21GB user available)vs16GB (11GB user available)
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 81%81%
+Lighter
188 grams (6.58 ounces)vs341 grams (11.94 ounces)
 138%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 12MPvs(back) 5MP
Advantage
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
LED flashvsNot supported
Advantage
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus
PDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
Advantage
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
HDR photo on both camerasvsHDR photo only main camera
 33%33%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.8 (aperture)vsf/2.4 (aperture)
 6 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 8MPvs(front) 1.2MP
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
 50%50%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ProximityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
Advantage
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Vibrating alertvsNot supported
Advantage
+It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
2 slots Dual-SIMvs1 slot
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 4.2 version A2DP is newer and faster
4.2 version A2DPvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 5vsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)vsNot supported

19 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) / 802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
USB 2.0 Proprietary connector / USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
ModeliPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
Also known asVerizon iPad Mini 3 A1600 (4G LTE + CDMA)Xiaomi Redmi 8A M1908C3KG, MZB8298IN, MZB8299IN, MZB8369IN
Country or region availableUSAChinaIndiaVarious (International)
BrandAppleXiaomi
Release dateOctober, 2014September, 2019
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Size (width x height)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)75.4 x 156.3 millimeters (2.97 x 6.15 in)
Weight341 grams (11.94 ounces)188 grams (6.58 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)
Operating system (OS)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 12feature not registered
HardwareApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SDM439 (12nm)
CPU processor1.3Ghz Dual-Core CycloneOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.45Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4Qualcomm Adreno 505 650Mhz
RAM memory1GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (11GB user available)32GB (21GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
Display typeTFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitTFT LCD IPS
Screen size7.9" inches6.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels720x1520 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)324 PPI271 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800 (China), GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Global, India version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

China version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat3 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)LTE Cat4
VoLTE

Global version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)

India version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)

China version:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
Main camera5 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length32mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
Front camera1.2 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC, M4AMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Black on gray, White on silver, Gold
- Apple SIM only USA and UK
- Oleophobic coating on Retina display
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- OpenGL ES 3.0
- Colors: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
- MIUI 11
- 19:9 display
- Sony IMX363 back camera sensor
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity6350 mAh5000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered18W
Talk time600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day2520 minutes | 42 hours | 1.8 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 16GB)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/3GB)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered