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

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

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Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S XXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)02Points
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

12
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

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20PointsXiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)Compare Xiaomi Redmi 8A X
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)
6.67"
IPS

1080x2400

48
MP

16mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)

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)2 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)vsRedmi Note 9S (64GB)20 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)
+188 grams (6.58 ounces)11%
Lighter
vs209 grams (7.32 ounces)
+f/1.8 (aperture)11%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.0 (aperture)
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core31%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (21GB available)vs+64GB (50GB available)138%
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)vs+8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)7%
Thinner
Not supportedvs+HDR10Advantage
The HDR10 display provides vibrant colors and more details
720x1520 pixelsvs+1080x2400 pixels137%
Higher resolution screen
271 PPIvs+395 PPI46%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
6.2"vs+6.67"8%
Larger screen
(back) 12MPvs+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
1/2.55" inchesvs+1/2" inches28%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 8MPvs+(front) 16MP99%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
5000 mAhvs+5020 mAh1%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster

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

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)
ModelRedmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Redmi Note 9S (64GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Redmi 8A M1908C3KG, MZB8457IN, MZB8458IN, MZB8459INXiaomi Note 9S (M2003J6A1G Global version) 4GB RAM
Country or region available(Global, International)India
(Global, International), India
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
Release dateSeptember, 2019April, 2020
Depth9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)75.4 x 156.3 millimeters (2.97 x 6.15 in)76.68 x 165.75 millimeters (3.02 x 6.53 in)
Weight188 grams (6.58 ounces)209 grams (7.32 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)P2i certified: water repellent nano-coating
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SDM439 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SM7125 (8nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.45Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Dual-Core Kryo 465 Gold
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core Kryo 465 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 505 650MhzQualcomm Adreno 618
RAM memory2GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (50GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.2" inches6.67" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1520 pixels (19:9)1080x2400 pixels (20:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)271 PPI395 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Display features60Hz, 400 nits60Hz, 450 nits, HDR10
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (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 Mbps800/150 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40)
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 Note 9S (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 Note 9S (64GB)
Back camera (main camera)12 megapixels(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm119º
5MP macrof/2.41.12µmAF
2MP depthf/2.4
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels8000x6000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2" inches
Pixel size1.4µm 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
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.5 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.06" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (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 Note 9S (64GB)
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
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (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
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
- MIUI 11
- Sony IMX363 back camera sensor
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Aurora Blue, Glacier White, Interstellar Black
- MIUI 11
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (64GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh5020 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging18W Fast battery 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 Note 9S (64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.96W/kg (head) | 0.4W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.72W/kg (head) | 0.98W/kg (body)
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