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Redmi 8A

[Q&A] Redmi 8A: Frequently Asked Questions.

2019-09-29 05:49:07
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Hello Mi Fans,
Xiaomi has recently launched the first smartphone under the Redmi 8 series Redmi 8A as the successor to the Redmi 7A and shocked everyone with its amazing specifications and pricing. We thought of coming up with a detailed Q&A so that you don't have to search to get answers anywhere else.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Does this phone supports Dual Sim VoLTE?
A. Yes, it supports Dual Sim VoLTE HD calling.

Q. Is the battery removable?
A. No, the battery is not removable.

Q. Does it supports Full-Screen Gesture?
A. Yes, it supports as it has no capacitive buttons.

Q. Does the Phone heats?
A. No, it won't heat unless you use it. Logically phone get warm according to Usage and surrounding (ambient) temperature. So it depends on where and how you use it.

Q. Does it support Face-unlock?
A. Yes, it has Face-unlock, you can unlock the phone with your face.

Q. Will I get updates in Future?
A. Yes, you will get updates and possibly Android update too (would be announced later).

Q. What's the battery life?
A. Depends on usage pattern totally. With normal-Mid level usage, it can last 2 day at least.

Q. What are the dimensions of Redmi 8A?
A. 156.48 x 75.41 x 9.4mm.

Q. Which processor powers the Redmi 8A and what is the GPU Version?
A. Redmi 8A is powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439 Octa-core processor clock speed as high as 2.0 GHz with Adreno 505 GPU, upto 650 MHz.

Q. What about the rear and front camera on this device?
A. Rear Camera comes with 12 MP AI, f/1.8 with Sony IMX363 sensor and dual PD Autofocus. Whereas the front Camera is of 8 MP AI Selfie. The rear camera is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps.

Q. What is the battery capacity?
A. The battery capacity of this device is 5000mAh (typ) high-capacity lithium-ion polymer with 18W Fast Charging.

Q. What is the screen size, screen resolution and pixel density of Redmi 8A display?
A. Redmi 8A has 6.22 HD+ full screen Display i.e 1520*720 Display Resolution with ~270 PPI.

Q. Is it a dual SIM device?
A. Yes, Redmi 8A support dual Sim.

Q. Which frequency bands do these SIM slots support?
A. Each SIM slot comprises of 4G with the following band specification:
GSM (B2/3/5/8)
WCDMA (B1/2/5/8)
LTE-FDD (B1/3/5/8)
LTE-TDD (B40/41)

Q. What are the SAR values?
A. SAR value: 1.6 W/kg

Q. What are the color options while buying this device?
A. This device comes in Ocean Blue, Sunset Red and Midnight Black.

Q. Which items will the Redmi 8A package contain?
A. The Redmi 8A package box contains Redmi 8A, Power adapter, Micro USB cable, Warranty card, User guide and SIM insertion tool.

Q. Is Xiaomi Redmi 8A waterproof or water resistant?
A. Redmi 8A is protected by P2i hydrophobic nano-coating which makes the device resistant to light splashes of liquid. However, it doesn't make the smartphone waterproof, but the coating will allow the handset to easily survive those accidental liquid spills.

Q. Does Redmi 8A has a notification LED?
A. Yes, it does have a notification light.

Q. Does Xiaomi Redmi 8A support dual cards dual standby?
A. Yes, it does.

Q. What's the type of charging port on Xiaomi Redmi 8A?
A. Xiaomi Redmi 8A has a Type- C Charging Port.

Q. What about long reading sessions on this device?
A. Redmi 8A offers ‘Read mode’ feature which cuts off the blue light and protects your eyes during long reading sessions.

Q. What about fingerprint scanner on this device?
A. Not Available.

Q. Does the screen have Corning® Gorilla® Glass?
A. Yes, it has a Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass 5.

Q. Can the battery be removed?
A. No, It is a non-removal type battery.

Q. Does Redmi 8A support OTG?
A. Yes, Redmi 8A supports OTG function. If you are trying to connect pen drive please ensure that the file system is FAT 32.

Q. How many sensors are available on this device?
A. The device is built with Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Electronic compass, and Accelerometer.

Q. Does this device has NFC?
A. No, Redmi 8A doesn't supports NFC.

Q. Which Bluetooth version is available on this device?
A. It supports Bluetooth 4.2.

Q. What is the USSD code for hardware test to detect if there is some kind of hardware problem?
A. The USSD code to test hardware related problem on Redmi 8A: *#*#6484#*#*

Q. What is the RAM availability low on 1st boot?
A. It's been used by a system app and apps which are running in the background.

Q. Does Redmi 8A support Mi band 4?
A. Yes, Redmi 8A supports Mi band. In order to manage your Mi Band on Redmi 8A, you need to download and install Mi Fit app.

Q. What about IMEI no.?
A. You can find the IMEI no. on your box. You can also find it by dialing *#06# in the dialing pad.

Q. Which MIUI and Android version does Redmi 8A provide out of the box?
A. Redmi 8A sports MIUI 10 along with Android v9.0 Pie which can be upgraded to higher version via updater when available.

Q. How to connect Redmi 8A to PC/Laptop?
A. Redmi 8A can be connected to a PC/Laptop using the micro USB cable.

Q. How to enable developer options and turn on USB-Debugging?
A. Go to Settings About Phone Tap on MIUI version repeatedly until a message pops up: Congratulations! You’re a developer.

Q. What's the weight of Xiaomi Redmi 8A?
A. Redmi 8A (32GB) is about 188g.

Q. Does Xiaomi Redmi 8A support external memory card?
A. Yes, it does.

Q. Will the Redmi 8A bootloader be locked?
A. The answer is Yes. For obvious reason(s), this is to protect your device data security and protection. This is done to better incorporate with Mi Cloud services to locate your device, in the unfortunate event if you lose your Redmi 8A. If you wish to unlock your bootloader, there is an available 'Mi Unlock' app available. However, we do not advise and encourage you to do so. So Please proceed at your own risk, and you are held responsible for your own device.

Q. Can I backup my DATA?
A. MIUI has got its own Backup app.
Steps to be followed:
Settings Additional Settings - Backup & Reset - Local Backups -  Backup [ Here you can select what you want to backup i.e. System, Apps, Accounts & Contacts]

Q. Is there any cloud storage available on this device?
A. Yes, Mi Cloud is linked to your Mi account. Once you login to your Mi account, you will be asked to back up your data and even you can find your lost device using Mi Cloud feature. You can access your cloud data remotely using

Q. What to do if something goes wrong with my Redmi 8A?
A. You can post your queries on Mi Community forum and the moderators will attend to the same. If there is a physical damage/defect you can visit nearest service center. The service center details are available on

Q. What about Device Updates?
A. For Updates, please refer to Updater App on your Device.

Q. Will there an Android upgrade for Redmi 8A?
A. Yes! But when it's up to the developer team to decide.

Q. How can I adjust the duration of screen lock/off automatically?
A. In Settings - Lock Screen Password - Sleep, you can change the duration of Sleep

Q. My compass is not calibrated correctly. How to calibrate my compass app again?
A. Go to Settings - Installed App, select Compass, and press Clear Data. Open the compass App and calibrate again.

So, Mi Fans that's all for Redmi 8A FAQs.
If in case you feel something remained unanswered then feel free to reply here!

2019-09-29 05:49:07
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2019-09-30 10:00:24

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why 8A still not available in mi store in 3gb ram varient
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