Redmi 8A now available in Kenya for just KES. 9,999

The Redmi 8A is hands-down the best budget device currently. Why? Because of a couple of things. Things we keep asking other companies like TECNO, Samsung and Huawei to include when making low budget phones.

  • Price: The Redmi 8A costs just KES. 9,999 currently on Jumia. That’s for 2GB RAM, and 32GB storage.
  • USB type-C: Not a single other company selling in Kenya has a USB type-C port on phones that cost less than KES. 15,000.
  • Gorilla Glass 5: Yes, the phone’s display is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected. At that price point. This is something we see on expensive high-end devices.
  • A Snapdragon Processor: Most budget devices keep using Mediatek processors. Xiaomi didn’t go that direction with this device.
  • A SONY IMX363 camera lens: Google which other phones use that lens. Somehow Xiaomi found a profitable way to have it on a $99 phone.
  • 5000mAh battery: Because 4000mAh is too mainsteam in 2019.

The device is now listed on Jumia under Xiaomi’s official store as costing KES. 9,999. So why not get it if that’s your budget.

Redmi 8A Full Specifications and PRICE:

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.22 inch with Gorilla Glass 5
Resolution720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10 – Will get MIUI 11
ChipQualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
GPUAdren 505
Internal16GB/32GB Storage
ExternalmicroSD, up to 512 GB
TechnologyWiFi, Dual 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0
Main12MP Sony IMX363
Front8 MP
Battery5000 mAh battery
ColorsMidnight Black, Sunset Red, Ocean Blue
FeaturesNo Fingerprint Scanner,
Fast Charging 18W
USB type-C
Aura Wave Grip Design
PriceExpected between KES. 9,000 to KES. 11,000


One Comment

  1. Why dont you guys do full reviews for xiaomi phones,i used to be a fun of infinix and techno but i know xiaomi is better in terms of hardware but how good is there camera for the budget category(redmi series)

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