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Xiaomi Mi A3 (128GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Xiaomi Mi A3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Xiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)
6.088"
AMOLED

720x1560

48
MP

32mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4030
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Xiaomi Mi A3 X08Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
6.3"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)

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!


08 Advantages Xiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)
Mi A3 (128GB)vsRedmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
Advantage
+Fastest write and read storage
UFS 2.1vseMMC 5.1
 9%9%
+Lighter
174 grams (6.09 ounces)vs190 grams (6.65 ounces)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum frame, glass front/backvsPlastic body, glass front/back
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS
 150%100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 32MPvs(front) 13MP
Advantage
+Android 10 is newer and safer
Android 10vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
 1%1%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4030 mAhvs4000 mAh
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.2 version A2DP

08 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)vsMi A3 (128GB)
 2%2%
+Thinner
8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
 125%100%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x2340 pixelsvs720x1560 pixels
 45%45%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
409 PPIvs282 PPI
 3%3%
+Larger screen
6.3"vs6.088"
 3%3%
+Higher resolution main camera
(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MPvs(triple camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP
 33%33%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
Advantage
+With more SIM card slots you can have more operators and choose which one to use
2 slots Dual-SIM
(dedicated slot)
vs2 slots Dual-SIM
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Advantage
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
P2i certifiedvsNot supported

36 Common items in both devices
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
4GB LPDDR4X
128GB (109GB user available) / 128GB (111GB user available)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo on both cameras
1/2" inches
f/1.8 (aperture)
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (under display) / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Face unlock
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresXiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
ModelMi A3 (128GB)Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
Also known asXiaomi Mi A3 (Android One) 128GB + 4GB RAMXiaomi Redmi Note 8 (4GB RAM) M1908C3JG, M1908C3JE,M1908C3JH
Country or region availableVarious (International)Various (International)
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
Release dateJuly, 2019September, 2019
Depth8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.35 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)71.85 x 153.48 millimeters (2.83 x 6.04 in)75.3 x 158.3 millimeters (2.96 x 6.23 in)
Weight174 grams (6.09 ounces)190 grams (6.65 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backPlastic body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedP2i certified: water repellent nano-coating
Operating system (OS)Xiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10feature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SDM665 (11nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SDM665 (11nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 610Qualcomm Adreno 610
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X4GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (109GB user available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (111GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size6.088" inches6.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~82.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution720x1560 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)282 PPI409 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataXiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100M1908C3JG version:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

M1908C3JE, M1908C3JH versions:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)
VoLTE
LTE Cat12/13
VoLTE

M1908C3JG version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)

M1908C3JE, M1908C3JH versions:
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 40, 41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload450/50 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingXiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraXiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
Main camera(triple camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 1.12µm)
2MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawide (f/2.2 13mm 1/4" 1.12µm)
2MP macro (f/2.4 1/5" 1.75µm)
2MP depth sensor (f/2.4 1/5" 1.75µm)
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel0.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: 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 sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraXiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
Front camera32 megapixels13 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesXiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedSupported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Gray, White, Blue
- Android One
- 2.5D glass screen
- 19.5:9 display ratio
- Quick Charge 3
- WiFi direct, display, hotspot
- Colors: Space Black, Moonlight White, Neptune Blue
- MIUI 10
- 19.5:9
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyXiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity4030 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)9V/2A=18W18W
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Xiaomi Mi A3 (128GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (128GB/4GB)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered