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Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB) vs ZTE Grand Era (U985)

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

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Compare ZTE Grand Era XXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)21Points
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)
6.2"
IPS

720x1520

12
MP

8mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
ZTE Grand Era (U985)
4.5"
TFT

720x1280

8
MP

1.3mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Quad

1800
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)21 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)vsGrand Era (U985)5 Advantages ZTE Grand Era (U985)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core81%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR2
+32GB (21GB available)31%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC15 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+720x1520 pixels19%
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+6.2"38%
Larger screen
vs4.5"
+(back) 12MP50%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+(front) 8MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.3MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 9.0 PieAdvantage
Android 9.0 Pie is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
vs3G+ HSPA+
+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps9 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(3G+ HSPA+) 14.4 Mbps
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5000 mAh178%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1800 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
+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
188 grams (6.58 ounces)vs+110 grams (3.85 ounces)71%
Lighter
9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)vs+8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)9%
Thinner
271 PPIvs+326 PPI20%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely

20 Common items in both devices
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
Multitouch
+13 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
ModelRedmi 8A (32GB/2GB)Grand Era (U985)
Other model namesXiaomi Redmi 8A M1908C3KG, MZB8457IN, MZB8458IN, MZB8459INZTE Grand Era V985, ZTE U985
Country or region available(Global, International)India
(Global, International), India
feature not registered
BrandXiaomiZTE
Release dateSeptember, 2019September, 2012
Depth9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)8.6 millimeters (0.34 inches)
Size (width x height)75.4 x 156.3 millimeters (2.97 x 6.15 in)66 x 133 millimeters (2.6 x 5.24 in)
Weight188 grams (6.58 ounces)110 grams (3.85 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SDM439 (12nm)32bit - NVIDIA Tegra 3 AP33H
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.45Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 505 650MhzNVIDIA GeForce
RAM memory2GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR2
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LCD
Screen size6.2" inches4.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~63.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1520 pixels (19:9)720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)271 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display features60Hz, 400 nitsfeature not registered
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps14.4/5.76 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G
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
Not supported
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)
Not supported
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+
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
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)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
Back camera (main camera)12 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.55" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.4µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedfeature not registered
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection
BSI sensorNot supportedfeature not registered
HDRHDR photo on both camerasfeature not registered
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels1280x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedfeature not registered
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedfeature not registered
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
Active noise cancellationSupportedfeature not registered
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
Other features- Colors: Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
- MIUI 11
- Sony IMX363 back camera sensor
- Quick Charge 3.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black
- Touch focus
- 360° panorama shot
- BSI sensor
- HDR
- HD Voice
- Dolby surround
- WiFi hotspot
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Java framework
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5000 mAh1800 mAh
Charger, watts18W (9V/2A) Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy2520 minutes | 42 hours | 1.8 days360 minutes | 6 hours | 0.3 day
Standbyfeature not registered18800 minutes | 313.3 hours | 13.1 days
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi 8A (32GB/2GB)ZTE Grand Era (U985)
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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