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Xiaomi Redmi 8A smartphone review – Large battery, small price

Super-cheap also in large size. Redmi smartphones are famous for having very low prices and a high level of features. You can find out in this review if the recipe also works with the latest addition to the series, the Redmi 8A.
Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),
Xiaomi Redmi 8A

If you're looking for a very cheap smartphone for around 100 (~$111) - 120 Euros (~$133), you can't go around at least including Xiaomi's Redmi devices in the selection: They simply offer a lot for this tight budget. The Redmi 6A and Redmi 7A already offered a very good price-performance ratio.

Larger battery, more storage, bigger screen, higher price: The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is more an extension of the model range than a successor to the Redmi 7A, since both can coexist well at first glance: Users preferring something lighter and more manageable will take the 7A; those who favor a more modern design will pay a few Euros more and pick the Redmi 8A.

But are the calculations really that easy? Is the Redmi 8A as successful as its predecessors? We test this in our detailed review.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A (Redmi Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
6.22 inch 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 23 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, dedicated, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, USB-C
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.4 x 156.5 x 75.4 ( = 0.37 x 6.16 x 2.97 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/1.8, phase detection AF (dual pixel), LED flash, videos @1080p/30fps
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, 1.12µm
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker on the bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB-C cable, SIM tool, 12 Months Warranty, FM radio, notification LED; SAR: 0.231 W/kg (head), 1.48 W/kg (body); LTE Cat 4/5 (150 / 75 Mb/s), fanless
Weight
188 g ( = 6.63 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 70 g ( = 2.47 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
119.90 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Rating
ratingversion
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
75 %7
12/2019
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
SD 439, Adreno 505
188 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.22"1520x720
83 %6
08/2019
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
SD 439, Adreno 505
165 g16 GB eMMC Flash5.45"1440x720
73 %7
06/2019
Huawei Y5 2019
Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300
146 g16 GB eMMC Flash5.71"1520x720
75 %7
08/2019
Samsung Galaxy A10
Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2
168 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.20"1520x720
75 %7
11/2019
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320
149.7 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.10"1560x720

Case – Fire red plastic

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is available in plain black, obviously. But much more interesting, of course, are the red and blue versions, which bring color into the dull everyday life of smartphones. Our test device in red certainly attracts the most attention because it features a slight gradient into orange, along with a wave pattern at the back and a silky-matte finish. Overall, we like the design very much, especially for the price range; it looks very high quality.

The Xiaomi phone sits well in the hand, but it's one of the heavier devices at 188 grams. This is probably due to the 5,000 mAh high-capacity battery. The smartphone is also stable: Pressure on the front comes through to the screen, but the case can't be twisted, and the back can't be pressed in.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Xiaomi Redmi 8A

Size comparison

156.5 mm / 6.16 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs155.6 mm / 6.13 inch 73.06 mm / 2.88 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 149.7 g0.33 lbs155.6 mm / 6.13 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs146.3 mm / 5.76 inch 70.4 mm / 2.77 inch 9.6 mm / 0.378 inch 165 g0.3638 lbs147.1 mm / 5.79 inch 70.8 mm / 2.79 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 146 g0.3219 lbs

Connectivity – A lot of storage in the Redmi phone

The Redmi 8A actually costs 119.90 Euros (~$133) but is currently offered a few Euros cheaper on the Internet. The Redmi 7A can be bought for around 100 Euros (~$111).

The times of 16 GB of storage seem to be numbered, at least in the Redmi series: The Redmi 8A is only offered with a minimum of 32 GB of storage, and there's even a version with 64 GB internationally. In addition, there's 2 GB of RAM, which is standard in the price range.

Storage can be expanded via microSD; there's even a separate slot for the card so that the dual-SIM slots remain untouched. Cards formatted in exFAT format can't be read. Xiaomi has also done without a DRM certification so that you can only view the streaming content of many portals in SD quality.

Xiaomi has also transitioned to a USB-C port with the Redmi 8A. However, it still only supports USB 2.0 speeds. An FM radio receiver is also installed, and nostalgic audio fans are well catered for with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Bottom: 3.5 mm audio jack, microphone, USB-C, speaker
Bottom: 3.5 mm audio jack, microphone, USB-C, speaker
Right: power button, volume rocker
Right: power button, volume rocker
Left: SIM drawer
Left: SIM drawer

Software – Almost a sensation

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A actually comes with MIUI 10, which is based on Android 9. Shortly after starting our review, the smartphone notifies us of an update to MIUI 11. The user receives with it up-to-date security patches, in our case from November 1, 2019; it doesn't get any safer than that at the time of conducting the review. If you're excited about immediately receiving Android 10 on your super-cheap smartphone, we have to give you some disappointing news: Although MIUI 11 comes with Android 10 on some smartphones, it is a bit of a sham package and can also be delivered with Android 9 as with the Redmi 8A.

Xiaomi installs some advertising apps, but fortunately, they can be completely uninstalled if you don't need them and therefore don't take up unnecessary storage space.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A Software
Xiaomi Redmi 8A Software
Xiaomi Redmi 8A Software
Xiaomi Redmi 8A Software

Communication and GPS – At class level

The maximum LTE speeds of the Xiaomi smartphone are not very high, but this is also not to be expected in this price range. The reception is good in the urban environment outdoors; in buildings it's mediocre. There's a little more than the bare necessities in regard to LTE frequencies so that you could still have access to the LTE network in some more distant countries. But the Xiaomi Redmi 8A is certainly not a world phone.

The Wi-Fi speeds are also at the usual level for the class; we determine this in our tests with the Linksys Nighthawk AX12 reference router. Close to the router, you have full reception, and websites load reasonably fast; you have to wait for pictures to load for a short time. At a distance of 10 meters and through three walls, the reception is still completely given according to the indicator on the display, but you have to wait noticeably longer for pictures.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=620)
286 MBit/s ∼100% +411%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
68 (52min - 77max) MBit/s ∼24% +21%
Huawei Y5 2019
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 16 GB eMMC Flash
63 (56min - 61max) MBit/s ∼22% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Adreno 505, SD 439, 16 GB eMMC Flash
60 (52min - 64max) MBit/s ∼21% +7%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Adreno 505, SD 439, 32 GB eMMC Flash
56 (54min - 58max) MBit/s ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7884B, 32 GB eMMC Flash
53.6 (39min - 60max) MBit/s ∼19% -4%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=620)
273 MBit/s ∼100% +394%
Huawei Y5 2019
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 16 GB eMMC Flash
55.5 (52min - 59max) MBit/s ∼20% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Adreno 505, SD 439, 32 GB eMMC Flash
55.3 (49min - 60max) MBit/s ∼20%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Adreno 505, SD 439, 16 GB eMMC Flash
53.8 (25min - 57max) MBit/s ∼20% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Mali-G71 MP2, Exynos 7884B, 32 GB eMMC Flash
50.6 (27min - 58max) MBit/s ∼19% -8%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
46.6 (36min - 55max) MBit/s ∼17% -16%
0102030405060Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø55.7 (54-58)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø55.4 (49-60)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

The location module of the Redmi 8A isn't able to locate us in buildings. But outdoors, the accuracy increases quite quickly to a good three meters. The location in Google Maps is accurate to a few meters; the compass works quite well.

In our practical navigation test, a bike ride to which we also take the professional Garmin Edge 520 navigator, the Redmi 8A appears to act in a nervous manner. The location jumps repeatedly next to the road. Overall, however, the route is still comprehensible, and if you don't need exact navigation data, you can use the Redmi phone for navigation with ease.


Xiaomi Redmi 8A GPS – Overview
Xiaomi Redmi 8A GPS – Overview
Xiaomi Redmi 8A GPS – Turning point
Xiaomi Redmi 8A GPS – Turning point
Xiaomi Redmi 8A GPS – Bridge
Xiaomi Redmi 8A GPS – Bridge
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Overview
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Turning point
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Turning point
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Bridge
Garmin Edge 520 GPS – Bridge

Telephone and call quality – Easy to understand

Xiaomi uses Google's standard app for telephony. Whether VoLTE and VoWiFi are enabled can be asked via codes that can be entered into the telephone dialer; our colleagues from chinahandys.net have these available on their website (in German). In principle, the smartphone supports both options.

The conversation quality is quite good both over the internal earpiece and over the speaker. There's a clear noise with the earpiece, but it can be set quite loud, and the sound is good in itself. The microphone also pleases with fairly clear recording, even with quieter voices. The person at the other end sounds quite clear via speaker, and they can also hear us well too, even if we don't speak so loudly.

Cameras – Higher resolution on the front side

Front-facing camera sample
Front-facing camera sample

The 12-megapixel camera has the same resolution as the Xiaomi Redmi 7A but is a little more light-sensitive. You shouldn't expect too much from a 100-Euro (~$111) smartphone when it comes to the camera, but the Redmi 8A makes a fair effort and at least does a pretty good job at brightening. Nonetheless, there are clear blurs in the picture even without zooming in; there's a visible blue tint and bright areas quickly lose details. The surrounding image appears rather faintly brightened and is quite grainy in detail. In low light, the reproduction is actually passable, but the camera generates a clear red tint here.

Videos can be recorded in 1080p and 30 fps. Unfortunately, the autofocus creates a visible wobble when focusing, but in itself, we really like the speed of the changes to exposure and also the image quality for the price range.

At 8 megapixels, the front-facing camera has a higher resolution than the Redmi 7A now, but the images are rather not suitable for magnification.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3

Our test chart, which we look at in the laboratory under very good lighting conditions, looks blurry and it also loses contrast towards the edges. Text against a colored background appears slightly blurred, and color transitions are somewhat pixelated. For the price range, however, the quality isn't so bad.

ColorChecker
26.7 ∆E
47.9 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
33.6 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
56.4 ∆E
48.9 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
34.6 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
58.1 ∆E
58.3 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
42 ∆E
30.1 ∆E
67.7 ∆E
35.1 ∆E
37.9 ∆E
74.9 ∆E
66 ∆E
47.5 ∆E
33.2 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi 8A: 41.1 ∆E min: 12.02 - max: 74.87 ∆E
ColorChecker
8.5 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi 8A: 6.26 ∆E min: 2.25 - max: 9.68 ∆E
Test chart – Perfect lighting
Test chart – Perfect lighting
Test chart – 1 lux

Accessories and warranty – No fast charger included

Xiaomi only includes the essential accessories in the package: A charger with a capacity of 10 watts, a USB cable and a SIM tool.

Xiaomi offers a 12-month warranty, but at the moment, at least in Germany, you can't contact the manufacturer directly; the dealer must be contacted instead. If you have purchased your device within the EU, there is, of course, also 24 months of dealer warranty.

Input devices and handling – No fingerprint scanner in the Redmi 8A

The touch-sensitive screen is quite accurate and provides a pleasant surface. In terms of hardware buttons, there's only the volume rocker and the power button; they have a clear pressure point and are easy to find. Using the buttons works well, and they feel on par with the class level, which means that they could be of higher quality.

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A doesn't have a fingerprint scanner, but you can use facial recognition, which works fast and quite reliably.

Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode

Display – Not that bright

Subpixel photo
Subpixel photo

At 1520x720 pixels, the Redmi 8A is at the class level in terms of resolution. Furthermore, there's a lot of display area available due to the small waterdrop notch at the top.

Even if we fully expose the Redmi 8A's brightness sensor, the brightness of the display doesn't increase above 421 cd/m² on average. This is a rather moderate value; the Redmi 7A, for example, offers a much brighter display when needed.

392
cd/m²
440
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
424
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 441 cd/m² Average: 421.4 cd/m² Minimum: 1.42 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 441 cd/m²
Contrast: 1161:1 (Black: 0.38 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.46 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 5.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
96.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.146
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
IPS, 1520x720, 6.22
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
IPS, 1440x720, 5.45
Huawei Y5 2019
IPS, 1520x720, 5.71
Samsung Galaxy A10
IPS, 1520x720, 6.20
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
IPS, 1560x720, 6.10
Screen
-18%
-11%
1%
9%
Brightness middle
441
533
21%
630
43%
451
2%
453
3%
Brightness
421
506
20%
593
41%
430
2%
440
5%
Brightness Distribution
89
88
-1%
88
-1%
90
1%
86
-3%
Black Level *
0.38
0.6
-58%
0.66
-74%
0.22
42%
0.14
63%
Contrast
1161
888
-24%
955
-18%
2050
77%
3236
179%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.46
5.6
-26%
5.79
-30%
5.44
-22%
7.2
-61%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.01
11.4
-42%
9.54
-19%
11.94
-49%
12.7
-59%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.4
7.4
-37%
7
-30%
7.8
-44%
8.4
-56%
Gamma
2.146 103%
2.212 99%
2.176 101%
2.206 100%
1.95 113%
CCT
7901 82%
7974 82%
8420 77%
9149 71%
8296 78%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 595 Hz ≤ 15 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 595 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 15 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 595 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9596 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The black value is average at 0.38 cd/m², as is the contrast ratio of 1161:1. In our tests with the CalMAN software and the spectral photometer, however, we measure relatively small color deviations so that you can at least roughly identify the colors of photos that are to be printed later. A clear blue tint is present in the display.

According to CalMAN, the sRGB color space is covered to some extent, whereby our measurement provides rather a point of reference here. If you want to work with larger color spaces, you probably also have to resort to higher-quality smartphones.

CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN grayscales
CalMAN grayscales
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
52 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 31 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 85 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Outdoors, the smartphone performs averagely in accordance with the not-so-bright screen and the glossy surface. On bright days, you should rather resort to places in the shade, otherwise it will be exhausting for the eyes.

Thanks to the IPS display, the screen content is also easily recognizable from very flat angles, and there are hardly any color shifts.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance – Others are just as fast

The Snapdragon 439 is the same SoC as in the Redmi 7A. With it, the Redmi 8A achieves class-typical performance values, but it can't set itself apart from other devices. In practice, you shouldn't demand too much from the device since occasional stuttering is noticeable in everyday use. While the SoC in the 7A offered quite a lot of performance for the money for less than 100 Euros (~$111), the Redmi 8A, with its slightly more expensive entry price, only has a normal configuration. 

Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
2505 Points ∼51%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
1715 Points ∼35% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
2832 Points ∼58% +13%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2166 Points ∼44% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (2505 - 3199, n=3)
2962 Points ∼60% +18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=361)
4905 Points ∼100% +96%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
2987 Points ∼60%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3068 Points ∼61% +3%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2436 Points ∼49% -18%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
3590 Points ∼72% +20%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3369 Points ∼67% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (2987 - 3267, n=4)
3141 Points ∼63% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13589, n=425)
5018 Points ∼100% +68%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
864 Points ∼56%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
863 Points ∼56% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
839 Points ∼55% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1168 Points ∼76% +35%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
780 Points ∼51% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (863 - 903, n=4)
880 Points ∼57% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4965, n=425)
1533 Points ∼100% +77%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
4708 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
4594 Points ∼76% -2%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4195 Points ∼69% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
5136 Points ∼85% +9%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
5237 Points ∼87% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (4412 - 4791, n=6)
4632 Points ∼77% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=546)
6044 Points ∼100% +28%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
6026 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
5880 Points ∼85% -2%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
5616 Points ∼81% -7%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
6823 Points ∼99% +13%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6922 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (5880 - 6228, n=6)
6095 Points ∼88% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=702)
6649 Points ∼96% +10%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
2135 Points ∼80%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
2134 Points ∼80% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
1868 Points ∼70% -13%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
2051 Points ∼77% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (2118 - 2172, n=6)
2139 Points ∼80% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=198)
2663 Points ∼100% +25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
406 Points ∼13%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
408 Points ∼13% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
210 Points ∼7% -48%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
480 Points ∼16% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (401 - 412, n=6)
407 Points ∼13% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 11259, n=198)
3065 Points ∼100% +655%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
495 Points ∼18%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
497 Points ∼18% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
262 Points ∼10% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
578 Points ∼21% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (490 - 502, n=6)
496 Points ∼18% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6977, n=198)
2718 Points ∼100% +449%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1627 Points ∼72%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1595 Points ∼70% -2%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
940 Points ∼41% -42%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1615 Points ∼71% -1%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1183 Points ∼52% -27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (1500 - 1657, n=6)
1597 Points ∼70% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=553)
2266 Points ∼100% +39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
418 Points ∼19%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
419 Points ∼19% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
250 Points ∼11% -40%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
439 Points ∼19% +5%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
449 Points ∼20% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (413 - 432, n=6)
420 Points ∼19% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=553)
2259 Points ∼100% +440%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
501 Points ∼24%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
501 Points ∼24% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
299 Points ∼14% -40%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
524 Points ∼25% +5%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
521 Points ∼25% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (492 - 505, n=6)
500 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=554)
2088 Points ∼100% +317%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1618 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1594 Points ∼73% -1%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
924 Points ∼42% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1629 Points ∼75% +1%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1195 Points ∼55% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (1516 - 1618, n=6)
1588 Points ∼73% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=585)
2181 Points ∼100% +35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
725 Points ∼24%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
730 Points ∼24% +1%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
451 Points ∼15% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
646 Points ∼21% -11%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
740 Points ∼24% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (712 - 735, n=6)
727 Points ∼24% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=585)
3079 Points ∼100% +325%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
826 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
830 Points ∼33% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
509 Points ∼20% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
746 Points ∼29% -10%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
808 Points ∼32% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (807 - 835, n=6)
826 Points ∼33% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=585)
2534 Points ∼100% +207%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1657 Points ∼77%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1610 Points ∼75% -3%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
918 Points ∼43% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1682 Points ∼79% +2%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1130 Points ∼53% -32%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (1575 - 1657, n=6)
1613 Points ∼75% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5262, n=633)
2140 Points ∼100% +29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
369 Points ∼20%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
370 Points ∼20% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
197 Points ∼10% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
444 Points ∼24% +20%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
392 Points ∼21% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (364 - 372, n=6)
369 Points ∼20% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=633)
1883 Points ∼100% +410%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
446 Points ∼25%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
446 Points ∼25% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
239 Points ∼13% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
531 Points ∼30% +19%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
459 Points ∼26% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (439 - 448, n=6)
445 Points ∼25% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=634)
1785 Points ∼100% +300%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1654 Points ∼82%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1579 Points ∼79% -5%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
911 Points ∼45% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1674 Points ∼83% +1%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1139 Points ∼57% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (1561 - 1654, n=6)
1593 Points ∼79% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=675)
2011 Points ∼100% +22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
719 Points ∼29%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
724 Points ∼29% +1%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
362 Points ∼15% -50%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
582 Points ∼23% -19%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
645 Points ∼26% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (704 - 735, n=6)
720 Points ∼29% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=674)
2496 Points ∼100% +247%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
822 Points ∼39%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
823 Points ∼39% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
418 Points ∼20% -49%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
681 Points ∼32% -17%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
714 Points ∼33% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (802 - 835, n=6)
820 Points ∼38% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=677)
2133 Points ∼100% +159%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
12594 Points ∼80%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
12673 Points ∼80% +1%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
15004 Points ∼95% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
11287 Points ∼71% -10%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
15069 Points ∼95% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (12096 - 12809, n=6)
12492 Points ∼79% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=819)
15813 Points ∼100% +26%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
13408 Points ∼47%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
13510 Points ∼47% +1%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
7514 Points ∼26% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
11335 Points ∼40% -15%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11349 Points ∼40% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (13385 - 13656, n=6)
13502 Points ∼47% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=817)
28447 Points ∼100% +112%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
13218 Points ∼60%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
13315 Points ∼61% +1%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
8452 Points ∼39% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
11324 Points ∼52% -14%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11921 Points ∼55% -10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (13151 - 13435, n=6)
13259 Points ∼61% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=817)
21865 Points ∼100% +65%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
22 fps ∼46%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
23 fps ∼48% +5%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
14 fps ∼29% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
20 fps ∼42% -9%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
19 fps ∼40% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (22 - 23, n=6)
22.8 fps ∼48% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=817)
47.7 fps ∼100% +117%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
34 fps ∼97%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
35 fps ∼100% +3%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
21 fps ∼60% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
31 fps ∼89% -9%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
26 fps ∼74% -24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (21 - 35, n=6)
32.2 fps ∼92% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=826)
31.9 fps ∼91% -6%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
9.7 fps ∼34%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
19 fps ∼67% +96%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
6.5 fps ∼23% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
10 fps ∼35% +3%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
9.6 fps ∼34% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (9.7 - 19, n=6)
11.3 fps ∼40% +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 180, n=722)
28.3 fps ∼100% +192%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
18 fps ∼77%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
9.9 fps ∼42% -45%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
12 fps ∼52% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
20 fps ∼86% +11%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
16 fps ∼69% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (9.3 - 19, n=6)
15.4 fps ∼66% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=730)
23.3 fps ∼100% +29%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
6.4 fps ∼28%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
6.4 fps ∼28% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4.3 fps ∼19% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
6.5 fps ∼29% +2%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6.1 fps ∼27% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (6.4 - 6.6, n=6)
6.43 fps ∼28% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=585)
22.7 fps ∼100% +255%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
13 fps ∼64%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
14 fps ∼69% +8%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
7.8 fps ∼39% -40%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
14 fps ∼69% +8%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11 fps ∼54% -15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (6 - 14, n=6)
12.2 fps ∼60% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=587)
20.2 fps ∼100% +55%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3.9 fps ∼33%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
4.1 fps ∼35% +5%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.8 fps ∼24% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
4.8 fps ∼41% +23%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.2 fps ∼36% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (2 - 4.1, n=6)
3.63 fps ∼31% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=345)
11.7 fps ∼100% +200%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1.2 fps ∼15%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1.2 fps ∼15% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
0.8 fps ∼10% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1.4 fps ∼17% +17%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼17% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (1.2 - 1.2, n=6)
1.2 fps ∼15% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=343)
8.25 fps ∼100% +588%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
6.7 fps ∼39%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
4.3 fps ∼25% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
7.9 fps ∼45% +18%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
6.7 fps ∼39% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (3.5 - 6.7, n=5)
5.98 fps ∼34% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=349)
17.4 fps ∼100% +160%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3.6 fps ∼18%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3.7 fps ∼18% +3%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2.3 fps ∼11% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
4 fps ∼20% +11%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
3.7 fps ∼18% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (3.6 - 3.7, n=6)
3.65 fps ∼18% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=348)
20.1 fps ∼100% +458%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3.5 fps ∼23%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
3.5 fps ∼23% 0%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
2 fps ∼13% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
4.1 fps ∼27% +17%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2.5 fps ∼17% -29%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (3.5 - 3.6, n=6)
3.53 fps ∼23% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 75, n=510)
15.1 fps ∼100% +331%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
7.1 fps ∼53%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
7.3 fps ∼54% +3%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
3.2 fps ∼24% -55%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
8.7 fps ∼65% +23%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.3 fps ∼32% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (3.4 - 7.3, n=6)
6.48 fps ∼48% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=514)
13.4 fps ∼100% +89%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
821 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1083 Points ∼97% +32%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
775 Points ∼70% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1113 Points ∼100% +36%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
835 Points ∼75% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (816 - 1083, n=6)
874 Points ∼79% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=752)
835 Points ∼75% +2%
Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
999 Points ∼39%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1007 Points ∼39% +1%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
471 Points ∼18% -53%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
879 Points ∼34% -12%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
771 Points ∼30% -23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (995 - 1009, n=6)
1003 Points ∼39% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=752)
2591 Points ∼100% +159%
Memory (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
758 Points ∼38%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
655 Points ∼33% -14%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
1421 Points ∼71% +87%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1991 Points ∼100% +163%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
782 Points ∼39% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (655 - 1335, n=6)
1102 Points ∼55% +45%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=752)
1943 Points ∼98% +156%
System (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
2271 Points ∼64%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
2238 Points ∼63% -1%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
1798 Points ∼51% -21%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
3164 Points ∼89% +39%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
2211 Points ∼62% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (2238 - 2687, n=6)
2511 Points ∼71% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=752)
3548 Points ∼100% +56%
Overall (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1090 Points ∼60%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
1124 Points ∼62% +3%
Huawei Y5 2019
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 2048
983 Points ∼54% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A10
Samsung Exynos 7884B, Mali-G71 MP2, 2048
1576 Points ∼87% +45%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1027 Points ∼56% -6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (1090 - 1312, n=6)
1236 Points ∼68% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=752)
1821 Points ∼100% +67%
AnTuTu v8
UX (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
6969 Points ∼12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (6969 - 16684, n=4)
12860 Points ∼23% +85%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6969 - 110361, n=139)
56546 Points ∼100% +711%
MEM (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
27672 Points ∼48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (27672 - 30734, n=4)
29440 Points ∼51% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9394 - 122714, n=138)
57235 Points ∼100% +107%
GPU (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
9258 Points ∼9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (9258 - 10803, n=4)
10049 Points ∼9% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4095 - 241176, n=138)
106106 Points ∼100% +1046%
CPU (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
40746 Points ∼38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (40746 - 41690, n=4)
41220 Points ∼39% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (23816 - 186023, n=138)
106518 Points ∼100% +161%
Total Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, Adreno 505, 2048
84645 Points ∼26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  (84645 - 99193, n=4)
93569 Points ∼29% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 622888, n=138)
326850 Points ∼100% +286%

The Redmi 8A can't achieve a properly ample performance in the browser benchmarks. The Samsung Galaxy A10, for example, is much faster here. Nevertheless, it's sufficient for average waiting times when accessing websites.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 161, n=211)
42.1 Points ∼100% +164%
Samsung Galaxy A10 (Chrome 76)
23.4 Points ∼56% +47%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (Chrome 76)
16.911 Points ∼40% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (15.9 - 16.9, n=5)
16.4 Points ∼39% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (Chrome 78)
15.963 Points ∼38%
Huawei Y5 2019 (Chrome 74)
15.682 Points ∼37% -2%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus (Chrome 77)
13.85 Points ∼33% -13%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 343, n=645)
49.1 Points ∼100% +94%
Samsung Galaxy A10 (Chrome 76)
37.917 Points ∼77% +50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (25.3 - 27.1, n=6)
26.3 Points ∼54% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (Chrome 76)
26.139 Points ∼53% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (Chrome 78)
25.252 Points ∼51%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 196, n=192)
44.4 runs/min ∼100% +155%
Samsung Galaxy A10 (Chome 76)
20.7 runs/min ∼47% +19%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (Chome 76)
18.45 runs/min ∼42% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (17.4 - 18.5, n=5)
18 runs/min ∼41% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (Chrome 78)
17.4 runs/min ∼39%
Huawei Y5 2019 (Chome 74)
14.7 runs/min ∼33% -16%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 194, n=282)
70.7 Points ∼100% +121%
Samsung Galaxy A10 (Chrome 76)
45 Points ∼64% +41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (32 - 38, n=6)
35.2 Points ∼50% +10%
Huawei Y5 2019 (Chrome 74)
35 Points ∼50% +9%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (Chrome 76)
34 Points ∼48% +6%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (Chrome 78)
32 Points ∼45%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus (Chrome 77)
27 Points ∼38% -16%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 58488, n=814)
8215 Points ∼100% +82%
Samsung Galaxy A10 (Chrome 76)
6921 Points ∼84% +53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (4512 - 4958, n=6)
4731 Points ∼58% +5%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (Chrome 76)
4701 Points ∼57% +4%
Huawei Y5 2019 (Chrome 74)
4603 Points ∼56% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (Chrome 78)
4512 Points ∼55%
Motorola Moto E6 Plus (Chrome 77)
4158 Points ∼51% -8%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Motorola Moto E6 Plus (Chrome 77)
11272.6 ms * ∼100% -11%
Huawei Y5 2019 (Chrome 74)
10364 ms * ∼92% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi 7A (Chrome 76)
10142.7 ms * ∼90% -0%
Xiaomi Redmi 8A (Chrome 78)
10126.5 ms * ∼90%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (9768 - 10143, n=6)
9963 ms * ∼88% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 59466, n=840)
9578 ms * ∼85% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A10 (Chrome 76)
5917.3 ms * ∼52% +42%

* ... smaller is better

With our Toshiba reference microSD, an Exceria Pro M501, we test the read and write speeds of the card reader. They are decent and at class level. The eMMC memory also offers quite typical speeds and is sometimes even a bit faster than other devices.

Xiaomi Redmi 8AXiaomi Redmi 7AHuawei Y5 2019Samsung Galaxy A10Motorola Moto E6 PlusAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-17%
-16%
-3%
-2%
-13%
24%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
61.7 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
64.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
63.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
65.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
62.35 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
52.5 (3.4 - 87.1, n=171)
-15%
51.4 (1.7 - 87.1, n=549)
-17%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
84.9 (Tohsiba Exceria Pro M501)
85.24 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
81.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
78.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
82.54 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
71.4 (8.2 - 96.5, n=171)
-16%
69.4 (8.1 - 96.5, n=549)
-18%
Random Write 4KB
15.8
9.6
-39%
13.1
-17%
13.3
-16%
17.41
10%
19.5 (0.75 - 89.5, n=214)
23%
38.6 (0.14 - 319, n=913)
144%
Random Read 4KB
73.1
57.8
-21%
62.1
-15%
73.4
0%
61.71
-16%
41.5 (3.59 - 117, n=214)
-43%
61.7 (1.59 - 325, n=913)
-16%
Sequential Write 256KB
106.4
68.7
-35%
45.2
-58%
101.7
-4%
106.09
0%
97.1 (14.8 - 189, n=214)
-9%
135 (2.99 - 1321, n=913)
27%
Sequential Read 256KB
282
258
-9%
272.1
-4%
296.4
5%
277.67
-2%
240 (25.8 - 452, n=214)
-15%
355 (12.1 - 2037, n=913)
26%

Games – 30 fps in some games

With the Redmi 8A, gaming is only possible at a maximum of 30 fps, at least in the games we tested. Arena of Valor also reaches this quite reliably, while the more-demanding racing game Asphalt 9 only comes close to 30 fps at low settings. At high details you can see the low frame rates quite clearly. Furthermore, you shouldn't run other apps in the background during gaming either.

Controlling games via the position sensor and touchscreen works without any problems.

Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
010203040Tooltip
; Arena of Valor; min; 1.32.1.2: Ø29.9 (1-31)
; Arena of Valor; high HD; 1.32.1.2: Ø30.1 (5-31)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; High Quality; 1.8.1a: Ø19.1 (9-29)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; Standard / low; 1.8.1a: Ø27.8 (8-31)

Emissions – Heat development? What is that?

Temperature

GFXBench battery test
GFXBench battery test

There is no noticeable heat development under prolonged load; the smartphone stays cool at all times.

With the GFXBench battery test, we can check how the SoC behaves under prolonged high load and find that there is only a minimal decrease in frame rates, which means that maximum power is still available even after prolonged load.

Max. Load
 31.5 °C
89 F
30.1 °C
86 F
29.7 °C
85 F
 
 30.5 °C
87 F
29.7 °C
85 F
29.8 °C
86 F
 
 30.4 °C
87 F
29.3 °C
85 F
29.1 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 31.5 °C = 89 F
Average: 30 °C = 86 F
29.5 °C
85 F
30.5 °C
87 F
32 °C
90 F
30 °C
86 F
30.1 °C
86 F
30.5 °C
87 F
29.3 °C
85 F
30.2 °C
86 F
30.4 °C
87 F
Maximum: 32 °C = 90 F
Average: 30.3 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.6 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 31.5 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 32 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.3 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Heat map front
Heat map front
Heat map back
Heat map back

Speaker

Pink Noise
Pink Noise

In our test with the ARTA software, the speaker isn't quite as loud as with the Redmi 7A, but it still has a decent oomph to it. Sure, it can't compete with high-end smartphones in terms of sound quality, but in this class, you're actually much less used to what the Redmi 8A offers with its speaker: No distortion at maximum volume, tolerable highs and a reasonably balanced sound. In this way, you can even listen to a piece of music from time to time.

The fact that there is still a 3.5 mm connection will please all owners of the corresponding headphones; the sound output is clean, as well as over Bluetooth.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2043432536.837.83132.8324033.732.65040.135.36331.333.48024.724.710025.622.512522.125.716019.930.720019.337.625017.242.331517.449.540017.156.350017.361.36301564.38001566.5100018.671.4125014.575.5160015.773.1200014.473.8250014.474.9315014.172.1400014.267.5500014.365.3630014.568.4800014.571.31000014.572.81250014.571.21600014.754.1SPL67.562.464.460.727.583.7N2015.51612.9154.4median 15median 66.5Delta1.512.446.938.238.336.431.83034.135.14439.731.729.8252626.729.523.922.921.832.620.343.519.65018.855.317.560.720.16619.771.217.372.517.473.815.471.416.471.816.472.115.568.515.665.415.76516.169.91669.316.568.616.368.415.968.615.859702969.78225.31.223.752.9median 16.5median 68.428.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Redmi 8AXiaomi Redmi 7A
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Redmi 8A audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 49% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 68% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 24% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi 7A audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 38% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life – The wall socket waits in vain

Energy consumption

Since the Redmi 7A and Redmi 8A each have the same SoC, similar energy consumption could be assumed. At 10%, the difference is actually not particularly high, but the Redmi 8A generally requires a little more energy, probably due to the larger screen area.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.9 / 1.8 / 2.4 Watt
Load midlight 4.3 / 6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
4000 mAh
Huawei Y5 2019
3020 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A10
3400 mAh
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
3000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
10%
1%
5%
24%
1%
4%
Idle Minimum *
0.9
0.8
11%
1.2
-33%
0.7
22%
0.57
37%
0.82 (0.57 - 1.28, n=6)
9%
0.892 (0.2 - 3.4, n=910)
1%
Idle Average *
1.8
1.6
11%
1.9
-6%
1.6
11%
1.69
6%
2.21 (1.6 - 4.5, n=6)
-23%
1.758 (0.6 - 6.2, n=909)
2%
Idle Maximum *
2.4
2.2
8%
2.4
-0%
2
17%
1.72
28%
2.49 (1.73 - 4.59, n=6)
-4%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=910)
15%
Load Average *
4.3
3.9
9%
3.3
23%
5.4
-26%
3
30%
3.78 (2.57 - 5.71, n=6)
12%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=904)
4%
Load Maximum *
6
5.4
10%
4.6
23%
6
-0%
4.88
19%
5.24 (4.12 - 6.99, n=6)
13%
6.12 (1.2 - 14.2, n=904)
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

At 5,000 mAh, the battery of the Redmi 8A has gotten really big; this is also noticeable in the 188 grams that the smartphone weighs. But there are also great runtimes of over 19 hours in our Wi-Fi test in return, which is 26% more than with the Redmi 7A. The Redmi 8A also beats the other comparison devices easily. Two workdays of continuous use shouldn't be a problem. Those who use their smartphone less could eventually even do without a wall socket for a week thanks to the low standby consumption.

According to Xiaomi, the smartphone supports fast charging up to 18 watts. But you have to buy a separate charger for this because the power adapter included in the box only delivers 10 watts and therefore takes a good 3 hours until the smartphone is recharged.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
31h 43min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
19h 05min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 53min
Load (maximum brightness)
6h 07min
Xiaomi Redmi 8A
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi 7A
4000 mAh
Huawei Y5 2019
3020 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A10
3400 mAh
Motorola Moto E6 Plus
3000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-23%
-36%
-29%
-28%
Reader / Idle
1903
1543
-19%
1256
-34%
1489
-22%
H.264
1193
902
-24%
732
-39%
802
-33%
WiFi v1.3
1145
853
-26%
709
-38%
753
-34%
825
-28%
Load
367
286
-22%
249
-32%
276
-25%

Pros

+ many features
+ very long battery life
+ fast-charging function
+ up-to-date security patches
+ modern look
+ good speaker
+ decent main camera
+ quite a lot of storage

Cons

- no fast charger in the box
- MIUI 11 only has Android 9
- the display could be brighter

Verdict – Recommendable but not perfect

In review: Xiaomi Redmi 8A. Test device provided by:
In review: Xiaomi Redmi 8A. Test device provided by:
notebooksbilliger.de

The Redmi 8A again offers a lot for its narrow budget: Very, very long battery life, a decent speaker, a modern and stable chassis, up-to-date security patches and quite a lot of storage. Sure, you need your own power adapter for the advertised quick-charging function, and the trick to deploy MIUI 11 but still only base it on Android 9 is almost audacious.

Location and Wi-Fi speeds are at class level, as is performance itself. Regarding the camera, there are quite worse models for a similar budget, so you can pull the purchase trigger with peace of mind here.

A cheap smartphone with a great configuration: The Xiaomi Redmi 8A is an obvious recommendation.

For just under 120 Euros (~$133), you can hardly get more for the money at the moment, but the Redmi 7A is the more impressive device at an even lower price and with only a small amount of shortcomings. But those looking for a bigger display and even longer battery life and who prefer the more modern design, can invest the almost 30 Euros (~$33) of the price premium with a clear conscience.

Xiaomi Redmi 8A - 12/03/2019 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
72%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
38 / 70 → 55%
Weight
89%
Battery
92%
Display
84%
Games Performance
6 / 64 → 10%
Application Performance
41 / 86 → 47%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
75 / 90 → 83%
Camera
44%
Average
69%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2019-12- 5 (Update: 2019-12- 5)
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Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.