Xiaomi Redmi 6A Review - A budget phone

Xiaomi's Redmi has essentially established themselves as the brand with smartphones in each price slab. The new Redmi 6A conveniently replaces the Redmi 5A, bringing enough updates and features to take on other contenders available in the market.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A Design

The primary thing you'll see about this phone is that Xiaomi has conveyed 18:9 screen at this minimal price slab. The front is plain and simple, and when the Redmi 6A display is off, only front camera and earpiece will let you know which side is up. The screen has marginally rounded corners, which is a pleasant touch. The body's bends and shapes to some degree veil its 8.3mm thickness. The Redmi 6A weighs 145g, which is quite lightweight.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A Features and Software

Considering the budget market, we can only hope for satisfactory features. The processor of Xiaomi Redmi 6A is MediaTek's fresh out of the box new Helio A22 (MT6762) processor. The Helio A22 has four ARM Cortex-A53 cores running at up to 2GHz, utilizing a power-effective 12nm process which could support longer battery life.

 
 
 
 
 
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The Redmi 6A comes with 2 GB RAM, accessible with either 16GB or 32GB of capacity.

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A screen size is 5.45 inches, dense with 720x1440 pixels. WIth 3000mAh battery in Redmi 6A, the phone offers a 13-megapixel back camera (f/2.2 aperture) and PDAF, while the front one has a 5-megapixel sensor. The phone is not dual 4G and has other features such as Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. At this rate, you will also get a proximity sensor, standard ambient light and a digital compass.

The phone runs on popular custom MIUI 9.6 software on the top of Android 8.1. The MIUI is a decent package with UI customisation options, apps cloning, display colour tone change, helpful motions, and applications lock feature. The face acknowledgement lock available in the app is not that secure and can be opened even with your photo.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A performance

Being an entry-level phone, you can expect all hardcore activities with this one yet however basic use is not disappointing. A little stutter we experienced during hopping through the apps but that can be lived with. The ads and efforts required to close them every time you open Xiaomi MI apps is quite frustrating.

The screen is adequate for watching Youtube and random stuff, and its okay in terms of dynamic quality, reflection, or display angles. The sound that speaker on the back reproduces isn't crisp.

Redmi 6A Battery life and Cameras Quality
The 3000mAh battery of Xiaomi Redmi 6A works 10-hour working day with light use of most applications such as youtube, music, social media and camera.

The camera quality of Redmi 6A is also cant be expected to be the perfect one. However, it gives images that can be shared with your friends.

Whether to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 6A or Not?

The Redmi 6A is genuinely a good upgrade to Redmi 5A. You will get a bigger screen, an improved processor, and enhanced overall deliverance. If you are looking for a budget phone you can opt for this one.