The Best Redmi Mobiles Under 8000 in India

by Oct 31, 2019

Unless you have been living under a rock, you definitely know about today’s budget smartphone king Xiaomi.India has become one of the mightiest market for budget smartphones.Budget smartphones now offer mouth-watering features which one could only expect in a flagship.It is due to companies like Xiaomi we have such phones at low rates.Their prices sparked a competition in the market and the rest is history.

Why Xiaomi?

As said earlier, Xiaomi is the pioneer of offering premium smartphones at insanely low prices.Xiaomi now faces competition from companies like oppo,vivo etc which forces them to be constantly on top of their game and continue to evolve according to changes in the market.Their past devices have received great reviews and the hype for new phones is unbelievable.

Xiaomi promises to continue offering such smartphones at low costs and thus are a good choice to go with.

Here are a few of their devices under Rs. 8000:

The 10 Best Redmi Mobiles Under 8000

1.

Redmi 7

Redmi 7
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.26" (720 x 1520)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 12 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Released in March of 2019,Redmi 7 has a really premium look and feel.Here are it’s specifications:

Display & Dimensions

It has an IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with a massive screen size of 6.3 inches.It has a resolution of 720×1520 pixels which is really good at this range.Not only that,it also is protected by corning gorilla glass 5.

Processor & OS

It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 and has an octa core cpu.Its gpu is adreno 506 which can easily run games like PUBG on medium settings and at a high frame rate. It supports Android 9.0 (witch custom MIUI 9 skin).

Camera

It has a 12 megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture.Over that , it also has a 2 megapixel depth sensor which works like a charm.The main camera can capture video footage at 1080 pixels capped at 60 frames per second.The front/selfie camera is an 8 megapixel camera supporting High Definition Range and with f/2.0 aperture.It can record videos at 1080 pixels capped at 30 frames per second.

Battery

It has a massive non removable battery of 4000 mAh which can easily offer upto 25-35 hours of talktime.

Memory

It has a total of four variants: 16 gb/2gb , 32gb/3gb , 64 gb/3gb , 64 gb/4gb with increasing prices respectively.

Verdict

This in my opinion is one of the best Xiaomi phones in this range considering the price of ₹ 7,499.

Currently, it is available in 3 colors: Lunar Red, Eclipse Black, Comet Blue.

What We Loved

  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Gyroscope for games
  • Infrared Port
  • Panorama Camera Mode
  • Sleek Design
  • Huge Battery

What We Didn’t Like

  • Low Ram
  • Xiaomi’s Bloatware
2.

Redmi 7A

Redmi 7A
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.45" (720 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

This Redmi 7A was first revealed in May of 2019 and has a lot of good and unexpected features.Here are it’s specifications:

Display and Dimensions

With a 720x1440 pixels resolution and an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, this device offers a beautiful High Definition display. However it is not the best in terms of display size. It only has a display of 5.45 inches and a design with bezels both on top and the bottom.

Processor and OS

This phone is loaded with an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 which is now old and will find it difficult to multitask. Its gpu is Adreno 505 which is good but when combined with the processor it won’t be able to run high end games.Android 9.0 with the custom MIUI 10.2.7 skin is preloaded in the device.

Camera

It has a 12 megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. It also capture the images at HDR and captures videos at a stunning 1080 pixel resolution capped at 30 frames per second. The front/selfie camera is a 5 megapixel f/2.2 aperture lens and can record 1080 p videos at 30 frames per second too.

Battery

It also has a giant 4000 mAh battery with a 19 days standby time.Also, it supports 10 W fast charging.

Memory

It has two different storage variants with the same 2 gigabytes of ram which are : 16gigabyte and 30 gigabyte models. It also has dedicated microSd slot which can support a memory card capped at 256 gb.

Verdict

This device is suitable for those who do not wish to run heavy applications and just want a smartphone for day to day normal use.It is priced at ₹5,999.

It is available in 3 colors : Matte Black, Matte Blue, and Matte Gold.

What We Loved

  • AI face Unlock
  • Dual Sim With dedicated MicroSD slot
  • Good GPU
  • Gigantic Battery

What We Didn’t Like

  • Low RAM
  • Old Processor
  • Small Screen Size
3.

Redmi 6A

Redmi 6A
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.45" (720 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3000 mAh

This is a relatively older device which was first launched back in June of 2018. Here are its specifications:

Display and Dimension

Redmi 6A has the same display as that of 7A, i.e. IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a display size of 5.45 inches and a resolution of 720x1440 pixels. Overall it has a plastic build and weighs around 145 grams.Being old, it does not have a sleek design and has bezels on all four sides of the screen.

Processor and OS

It has a Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 processor which again is not much powerful for multitasking. It has a quad-core 2.0 GHz processor. By default it comes pre installed with Android 8.1 (Oreo) but it can be upgraded to Android 9 Pie which will obviously have the MIUI 9 skin.

Camera

The main camera is a solid 13 megapixel lens with f/2.2 aperture and can capture images at high definition range and can also capture panorama photographs.It has the ability to record videos at 1080 p at a maximum of 30 frames per second.The front camera is a 5 megapixel lens with f/2.2 aperture which can capture sharp selfies but something better could have been

Battery

It has a pretty average battery size i.e. 3000 mAh and does not support fast charging.

Memory

It has two different memory and storage variants which are as follows: 16gb/2gb ram and 32gb/3gb ram variant also with a dedicated memory card slot.

Verdict

The price of this device is ₹6,560 and considering that, I would like to say that there are a lot of better options out there that can beat this device and several aspects.

It is available in five different colors : Black, Blue , Gold , Rose Gold and Grey.

What We Loved

  • Dedicated MicroSd Slot
  • Panorama Camera
  • Latest Firmware

What We Didn’t Like

  • Small Battery
  • Slow Quad Core Processor
  • Old Design
4.

Redmi Y1

Redmi Y1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.5" (720 x 1280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3080 mAh

Comparatively one of the older phones in this list , Redmi Y1 still got some crazy specifications for the budget smartphone tiers.Here are its features:

Display And Dimensions

As the phone was launched back in 2017, its design is not what one would wish for in the current day.It has a 5.5 inch display(71.5% screen to body ratio) which means that it has the old design with bezels on both the top as well as at the bottom.Coming back to it’s display , this device rocks an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and a display resolution of 720x1280 pixels which is good for a high definition viewing experience.It has a solid aluminium frame and has a plastic body at the back.It also has screen protection of corning gorilla glass 3.

Processor And OS

It has a Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 which isn’t suitable for multitasking as it was released 2016 and today’s app are much more demanding.On the bright side , it has adreno 505 which can handle 3d games.Also, it comes pre installed with Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) with the MIUI 10 skin.

Camera

It has a 13 megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture with ability to capture panorama photos and high definition range photos as well.Also it can capture videos at 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second.However, surprisingly it has a 16 megapixel selfie camera which captures stunning and lively photos.The selfie camera is one of the most supreme front camera not only in the budget range but also among the flagships.

Battery

A 3080 non removable battery is installed in the device which is very small considering the heavy duty requirements of applications these days.According to Xiaomi themselves, this phone has an average talktime of 32 hours and a music playback time of 75 hours.

Memory

It has a 3 gigabyte Ram with 32 gigabytes of storage which is huge considering the price of this device.It also has a dedicated slot for MicroSD card which can support a MicroSD card upto 256 gb.

Verdict

This device is a big No for users wanting a smooth multitasking experience as it has a really old processor.However , if the user wishes for a good camera quality , this is a go to device for them.It is available for ₹ 8,739.

It is available in four colors: Gold, Dark Grey, Silver and Rose Gold.

What We Loved

  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Gyroscope for Gaming
  • Active Noise Cancelling
  • Mind Blowing Selfie Camera

What We Didn’t Like

  • Small Battery
  • Old Processor
  • Lack of Latest Firmware
5.

Redmi 6

Redmi 6
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.45" (720 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 12 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3000 mAh

Released in June of 2018 , this budget phone was a game changer.It has some cool features like AI face unlock, electronic image stabilization etc. Let’s have a deeper look at Redmi 6's specs:

Display and Dimensions

It has a 5.45 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 72.7% screen to body ratio which means it is surrounded by bezels on all four sides.The thing that stands out in its display is that it has a 720x1440 pixels display resolution with 18:9 ratio.

Processor and OS

This is the department in which this phone suffers. This device runs on an octa core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor which is even slower than the snapdragon 450.With that being said , this device has a PowerVR GE8320 GPU which is not top notch but can run games like pubg at very low settings.

Camera

This device is a treat for camera lovers.Not only it has a rear camera of 12 megapixel but with that, it also has a 5 megapixel depth sensor which helps in taking those dynamic and clear portrait mode shots.However, front camera is disappointing as it is only a 5 megapixel lens which is averagely present in most phones of this range and thus it does not stand out.

The rear camera also supports HDR as well as Panorama.Not only that , it also has EIS support which helps in improving the picture quality by correcting and matching the pixels.

Battery

It has a small non removable battery of 3000 mAh which is really small.Also there is no support for fast charging.

Memory

In terms of memory and storage , it has the same memory and storage as that of Redmi Y1 i.e. 3 gigabyte ram and 32 gigabytes of storage.And it also includes a dedicated microSD card slot upto 256 gigabytes.

Verdict

This phone is an instant buy for those looking for great rear camera setup but not suitable for those expecting huge battery life.It is in the market priced at ₹7,999

It is available in five colors : Black, Grey, Blue, Gold, Rose Gold.

What We Loved

  • AI Face Unlock
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • HDR and Panorama
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation
  • Depth Sensor

What We Didn’t Like

  • Small Battery
  • Old Design
6.

Redmi 5

Redmi 5
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.7" (720 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 12 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3300 mAh

Launched in December of 2017, Redmi 5 is a sleek looking device with a huge screen and a little bezel both at the top and at the bottom.Here are its specifications:

Display and Dimensions

It has a 5.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 75.9% screen to body ratio.It also has corning gorilla glass protection and has a display resolution of 720x1440 pixels with 18:9 screen aspect ratio.It has a front glass panel and an aluminium panel at the back.

Processor and OS

Most of the Redmi phones are equipped with this processor and this phone is no different, it has a Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 which can be said as a medium range processor for normal multitasking.The GPU- Adreno 506 is an absolute delight to have at this range.It comes pre installed with Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) which soon will be outdated. Also it is wrapped with the MIUI 9 skin.

Camera

It has a 12 megapixel lens with f/2.2 aperture suitable for taking crystal clear daylight photos, however it is not the greatest when it comes to the night mode camera quality. The camera can record 1080 p videos at 30 frames per second and can capture HDR and panorama photographs.The front/selfie camera is a 5 megapixel lens with f/2.0 aperture which is good for an average user.It can also capture 1080 p videos capped at 30 frames per second.

Battery

Compared to other devices this phone has a better battery life and size. It holds a non removable 3300 mAh battery and also supports 10 w fast charge.

Memory

The base variant of this device has a 2 gigabyte ram with 16 gigabytes of internal storage. Also a negative point here is that it does not have a dedicated microSD card slot.It uses a hybrid sim slot and can use a memory card upto 128 gigabytes.

Verdict

This device is suitable for users wanting good battery life at a pocket friendly budget.Not only that, it also has a decent processor which can handle simple multitasking.It is priced at ₹ 8,000.00

It is available in four colors: Black, Gold, Light Blue, Rose Gold.

What We Loved

  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Good Battery Size
  • Active Noise Cancelling
  • Fantastic GPU

What We Didn’t Like

  • Less Ram
  • Hybrid Sim Slot
  • Old Design with Bezels’
7.

Redmi 5A

Redmi 5A
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.0" (720 x 1280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3000 mAh

This aluminium body smartphone was first launched in december 2017.Here are its specifications:

Display and Dimensions

It is not the greatest in terms of design as it only has a 5 inch display with 69.1% screen to body ratio, thus showing fat bezels on all four sides.The display resolution is 720x1280 pixels.The display is an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.

Processor and OS

This phone is powered by a quad core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 which is an average processor but can handle simple multitasking.It’s GPU is Adreno 308 which is really underwhelming and will struggle to run GPU intensive games.In box , it is equipped with Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) and has the custom MIUI 10 skin.

Camera

Considering its price, it really has an awesome camera.It rocks a 13 megapixel lens with f/2.2 aperture.The video camera can straight up record 1080 p videos at 30 frames per second. HDR and Panorama are available too. The front/selfie camera is again an average one but due to low price of the device it matches the cost with the satisfaction.It is a 5 megapixel lens which can also record videos at 1080 pixels capped at 30 frames per second.

Battery

A 3000 mAh battery is what powers the device.It does not have the option to fast charge.\

Memory

This is the segment where the device really lags behind.It offers just 16 gigabytes of storage with 2 gigabyte ram.On the brighter side, it has a dedicated memory card slot which can support a SDCard upto 128 gigabytes.

Verdict

This device is suitable for day to day usage but there’s a catch: It is suitable only for performing normal arithmetical tasks and not suitable for gaming, viewing videos for long durations etc.The Redmi 5A is available for ₹5,999

It is available in four colors: Gold, Dark Gray, Rose Gold, Blue.

What We Loved

  • HDR and Panorama Available
  • Dedicated Memory Card Slot

What We Didn’t Like

  • Small Battery
  • Poor Processor
  • Old GPU
  • Old Design
8.

Redmi Y1 Lite

Redmi Y1 Lite
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.5" (720 x 1280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3080 mAh

This phone is also known as the Redmi Note 5A.This is a really old phone which was launched back in November of 2017 and without being said, it is obvious that it will rock the old bezel design.Here are its specs:

Display and Dimensions

Redmi Y1 Lite is an aluminium body phone with the front glass panel. The phone has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.The resolution of the display is 720x1280 pixels.The screen size is 5.5 inches with a screen to body ratio of 71.5%.Also there is corning gorilla glass 3 protection.

Processor and OS

This device runs on the quad core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 and has Android 7(Nougat) installed with the custom MIUI 10 skin.The processor can handle simple multitasking but not intensive usage.

Camera

It has a beautiful 13 megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and also has HDR and Panorama. The front camera is a 5 megapixel lens with f/2.0 aperture.The rear camera can also record 1080p videos at 30 frames.

Battery

It runs on a non removable 3080 mAh battery which is very low considering the competitors offering much more battery life.According to Xiaomi it has a talktime of 3h hours.

Memory

Again , this device offers really low memory specs: 16 gigabytes of storage with only 2 gigabyte ram.

Verdict

This is not a recommended device in 2019 as the competitors offer much better product at the same price or at an even lower price.It can be purchased for ₹7,810
It is available in four colors: Gold, Dark Grey, Silver, Rose Gold

What We Loved

  • Gyroscope
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection
  • Dedicated MicroSd card Slot

What We Didn’t Like

  • Old Software
  • Small Battery
  • Old Design
  • Low Ram
9.

Redmi 4A

Redmi 4A
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.0" (720 x 1280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3120 mAh

This is a device which excels both in storage and battery capabilities compared to its competitors.Following are it’s specs:

Display and Dimension

Redmi 4A has a 5 inch display with 69% screen to body ratio which means that the design is not its speciality.The display resolution is 720x1280 pixels and the type of display is IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.Overall it has a plastic body.

Processor and OS

Xiaomi seems to be including the same processor for most of its budget smartphones.This phone also has a quad core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 processor.The GPU is a huge let down again i.e. Adreno 308.It comes preinstalled with Android 6 Marshmallow with the MIUI 8 skin.

Camera

The rear camera is a 13 megapixel lens with f/2.2 aperture and the front camera is a 5 megapixel lens with f/2/.2 aperture both of which can record videos at 1080p capped at 30 frames per second.HDR and Panorama are available too.

Battery

It offers a Non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery which is better than what most of the competitors offer. However there is no support for fast charging.

Memory

It offers 32 gigabytes of storage with 3 gigabyte ram with is great for the price. However, the downside is that it uses a hybrid tray for SDcards.

Verdict

Suitable for those wanting a faster ram speeds and an above average battery life.The Redmi 4A is now available for ₹6,999.

It is available in four colors: Gold, Rose Gold, Dark Grey.

What We Loved

  • Good Battery life
  • 3 Gigabytes of RAM
  • Active Noise Cancellation

What We Didn’t Like

  • Very Old Software
  • Average GPU
  • Really Small Display
10.

Redmi Go

Redmi Go
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.0" (720 x 1280)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 8 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    1GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3000 mAh

This can be simply defined as a smartphone designed for performing only the simple day to day tasks.It was launched to meet the needs of a smartphone for lower income segment groups. Here are its detailed specs:

Display and Dimensions

Redmi Go has a 5 inch display with 69.1 % screen to body ratio and a display resolution of 720x1280 pixels. The screen is an IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.

Processor and OS

This device is also powered by the quad core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 and has Adreno 308 GPU.It has Android 8.1 Oreo preinstalled(the go edition).

Camera

It offers an 8 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture which surprisingly also offer High Definition Range.The selfie camera is a standard 5 megapixel f/2.2 aperture lens which also offers HDR photography.

Battery

It has a standard non removable 3000 mAh battery offering nearly 30 hours of talktime as per Xiaomi.

Memory

As mentioned in the beginning it is meant only for simple day to day operations and thus it offers only 1 gigabyte of ram along with 16 gigabytes of storage which can be expanded with the help of an sd card upto 128 gigabytes

Verdict

Even if the device is meant for day to day operations, it simply lacks any power and by adding a few 100 bucks , one can go for much better options within the same brand or among other brands.It is available for ₹4,799,

What We Loved

  • Dedicated MicroSD card Slot.
  • Active Noise Cancellation

What We Didn’t Like

  • Poor Camera
  • Small Screen Size
  • Average CPU and GPU
  • Small Battery
  • Really Low RAM