Redmi 8A Dual vs Samsung Galaxy A10s in Nepal

Samsung Galaxy A10s Vs Redmi 8A Dual : Specs Comparison

At the budget smartphone market, there is neck and neck competition between the devices trying to pack the most features at an economic price. Today, let’s take a look at two such promising devices at the budget segment, the Redmi 8A Dual, and Galaxy A10s and decide which one is a better value for your money. 

Redmi 8A Dual Galaxy A10s
Weight and Dimensions 188 Gram,

156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm

168 Gram,

156.9 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm

Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame

Splash Resistant

Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Display 6.22 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 PPI density),

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

6.2 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~271 PPI density)
Camera Main: 13 MP, f/2.2 + 2 MP f/2.4

Selfie: 8 MP, f/2.0

Main: 13 MP, f/1.8 + 2 MP, f/2.4

Selfie: 8 MP, f/2.0

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, CPU: Octa-core(4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53) MediaTek Helio P22, 

CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53

Memory 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM

microSDXC (dedicated slot)

2GB RAM, 32GB ROM

microSDXC (dedicated slot)

Fingerprint Sensor Absent Rear Mounted
Software Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11 Android 9.0 (Pie)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS,

USB 2.0 (Type-C)

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO,

micro-USB 2.0

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh

18W Fast Charging

Removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Price NRs.12,999/- NRs. 13,999/-

 

Design:

Firstly when you look at both the devices upfront, they both feature a teardrop notch and a full view display at HD+ resolutions. On the rear, the devices both feature a plastic back which gives them both durability in case of any falls. Here, the Galaxy A10s features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which gives it an edge compared to 8A dual both usability and design-wise.

Display:

As mentioned previously, both the devices feature comparable displays. The Redmi 8A Dual features a 6.22 inch 1560 x 720 pixels,19:9 ratio, 270 PPI density screen with 400nits peak brightness. Similarly, the Galaxy A10s is equipped with a 6.2 inch 1520 x 720 pixels, 19:9 ratio, and 271 PPI density display.  But Redmi 8A Dual comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection which is very rear in this price segment. 

Camera:

Speaking of the camera, the Galaxy A10s takes a slight lead here. This device features a dual-camera setup with 13MP, f/1.8 + 2MP depth sensor for the main camera. Compared to this, Redmi 8A Dual features a dual-camera setup with 13MP, f/2.2 + 2MP depth sensor. While the Megapixel count of cameras might be similar, the Galaxy A10s feature a larger aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.2 of 8A Dual which gives it an edge. The front camera of both these devices is similar, with both devices featuring an 8 MP, f/2.0 for your selfies. So Galaxy A10s should perform better in low light and produce more natural bokeh from its main rear camera compared to Redmi 8A dual.

Specs and Software:

Specification wise, the Galaxy A10s packs Mediatek Helio P22, CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 coupled with 2GB and 32GB of internal storage, running on a 4000 mAh battery. On the other hand, the Redmi 8A Dual features Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, CPU: Octa-core(4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53), 3GB RAM and 32GB memory and packs a massive 5000mAH battery with 18W fast charging support.

On the graphic side, Samsung Galaxy A10s comes with PowerVR GE8320 GPU whereas Redmi 8A dual has Adreno 505 GPU. Redmi 8A dual also features USB Type-C port, which is again a very rear feature on budget smartphones. On the other hand, Galaxy A10s comes with an old MicroUSB port. 

Speaking of the software, both devices run on Android 9.0 with a custom skin on top of it. So specs-wise, Redmi 8A Dual has an edge over Galaxy A10s simply because of 1GB extra RAM, powerful GPU, and a bigger battery.

Price:

Samsung Galaxy A10s is currently available at Rs. 13,999 in Nepal while the Redmi 8A Dual is launched at Rs.12,999. So, price-wise the Redmi 8A Dual is more economic. For that extra amount of around Rs. 1000/-  for Galaxy A10s, you are getting a fingerprint scanner and a slightly better camera. Whereas if you go with Redmi 8A dual, you are getting Splash proof body, 3GB RAM,  slightly better performance, 5000mAh battery, and USB Type-C port.


Redmi 8A Dual:

PROS:

  • Cheaper than Galaxy A10s
  • Bigger Battery
  • Splash-proof body
  • Slightly better performance
  • USB Type-C port

CONS:

  • Lacks fingerprint sensor

Galaxy A10s:

PROS:

  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Slightly better Camera
  • A large number of service center all across the nation

CONS:

  • Smaller Battery