[Review] Xiaomi Redmi 6A – Affordable Smartphone with Good Specs

[Review] Xiaomi Redmi 6A – Affordable Smartphone with Good Specs

Greetings! As we bring you another affordable smartphone, another product from Xiaomi. This device aims to grab the market for affordable smartphone offering an entry level smartphone to consumers.

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A, a smartphone that is in range of entry level to midrange phone, we manage to have one in our arsenal courtesy of GearVita.com and here is our take on this Xiaomi Redmi 6A.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 6A comes in standard packaging of Xiaomi for its entry and midrange phone, a simple orange box and inside are its charging cable, charger, user manual, SIM PIN ejector. There are no freebies such as jelly case like in the Note 5, there is no headphone that comes with it.

Design

Measuring 14.75 x 7.15 x 0.83 cm and weighs 0.1450 kg, the Xiaomi Redmi 6A has somewhat like a similar look to that of the Redmi 6A, except that it has a much wide bezel and some of the features are not available.

Having a PC body, but with a grayish metallic finish, the phone has a dual SIM feature and with TF card support. With the dual SIM support, the Redmi 6A has two separate SIM tray which is far different from other Xiaomi phones.

The button controls are on the right side, this includes the volume rocker and the power button which I think is a sweet spot, very accessible. On top is the 3.5 mm headphone and micro USB port for charging/connection on the bottom.

At the back is a protruding camera with a flash on its side, and on the bottom part is a speaker grill, which I think is a design flow as it covers the speaker when you put your phone on a flat surface such as table, it is also prone to moisture issue.

Display – Vivid Colors

Having a 5.45” inch display with 1440 x 720 pixel resolution, 16:9 screen to body ratio. It is not a high end display but it is clear and crisp, an HD display with vivid colors. No issues with the display so far, just like other Xiaomi phones, it has an easy access setting for options on brightness level, reading mode, adjustment on contrast and colors.

Hardware – Fast and Smooth

Instead of using a Qualcomm Snapdragon Chip just like Note 5 as well as Redmi 6, Xiaomi instead choose to use the MediaTek Helio A22 Quadcore processor, although I would prefer a Snapdragon processor due to its performance. The MediaTek Helio is not bad at all, so far it performs smoothly with just a minor delay when multiple apps has been open, I guess this is more on the 2 GB RAM only. Anyways, still it is fast and smooth if you compare it to other entry level smartphone.

The 16 GB storage space I think is enough for basic apps and images that you want to store, but if you are into photography and video, the TF card is an addition supporting up to 256 GB of storage.

Connectivity

Having a dual SIM slot, the phone supports GSM/WCDMA/ 4G LTE connectivity; it also has the common features such as GPS, Bluetooth and WIFI network. And of course its sensors from ambient to e-Compass and other option and other basic functionalities. I guess for those who are looking for a fingerprint scanner, sad to say the Redmi 6A doesn’t come with this feature.

Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A has a simple rear camera, a 13.0 MP with an auto-focus,  a LED flash on its UI option includes…

Short VideoBeautification ModeOption for Different Environment
HDR OptionPanorama1080P Video Recording Option

The front is a 5.0 MP camera with beauty selfie option, regarding the quality of the camera, the 13.0 MP was able to provide a decent results even in low light mode, it might not that premium quality you see in high end phone but its OK and better than we expected.

It is a bit grainy in some situation but it is expected in an entry level phones. What I like about the Redmi 6A camera is its settings. If you are a typical selfie and photo addict, the Xiaomi camera and video mode has all the necessary set-up to capture some good results.

Overall

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is a decent level phone, in fact if you compare it with other entry level phone. The Redmi 6A performs and looks more like a mid-range phone. It has all the basic functionalities of a smartphone. It look like the Xiaomi Redmi 6A with a downgraded hardware, and so far based on our test it performs good with just minor issues such as slow response in opening an application. The MIUI 9 is great, it is easy to use and its options and features are easily accessible. I think considering the price of the Xiaomi Redmi 6A is a steal.

Pros

Wide Display HD Screen

Good Processing Power

Affordable Price

Good Camera

 

Cons

No Fingerprint scanner

Awkward position of Speaker

Plastic body

 

 

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