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Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB) vs Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi 8A vs Xiaomi Redmi 9i phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi 9i XXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)10Points
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

12
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

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09PointsXiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)Compare Xiaomi Redmi 8A X
Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
6.53"
IPS

720x1600

13
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)10 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)vsRedmi 9i (64GB)9 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core3%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+188 grams (6.58 ounces)3%
Lighter
vs194 grams (6.79 ounces)
+271 PPI1%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs269 PPI
+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 8MP63%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 5MP
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+18W80%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs10W
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (21GB available)vs+64GB (49GB available)133%
More internal storage for applications and files
9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)vs+9 millimeters (0.35 inches)4%
Thinner
720x1520 pixelsvs+720x1600 pixels5%
Higher resolution screen
6.2"vs+6.53"5%
Larger screen
(back) 12MPvs+(back) 13MP7%
Higher resolution main camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

33 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
Plastic body, glass front
TFT IPS LCD
60Hz
16 million
LED flash
+26 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
ModelRedmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Redmi 9i (64GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Redmi 8A M1908C3KG, MZB8457IN, MZB8458IN, MZB8459INXiaomi Redmi 9i M2006C3LII
Country or region available(Global, International)India
(Global, International), India
India
India
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
Release dateSeptember, 2019September, 2020
Depth9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)75.4 x 156.3 millimeters (2.97 x 6.15 in)77.07 x 164.9 millimeters (3.03 x 6.49 in)
Weight188 grams (6.58 ounces)194 grams (6.79 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SDM439 (12nm)64bit - MediaTek Helio G25 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.45Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 505 650MhzPowerVR GE8320 650Mhz
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (49GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.2" inches6.53" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~81% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1520 pixels (19:9)720x1600 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)271 PPI269 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display features60Hz, 400 nits60Hz, 400 nits
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated 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)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800 (China), GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkGlobal, India version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

China version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 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)
LTE Cat6 (1, 3, 5, 8)
TD-LTE (40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, 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
CallingXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
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
CameraXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)12 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered28mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1µm 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
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB SlimPort
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
- MIUI 11
- Sony IMX363 back camera sensor
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Midnight Black, Sea Blue, Nature Green
- MIUI 12
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh5000 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging10W (5V/2A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy2520 minutes | 42 hours | 1.8 daysfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi 9i (64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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