its a pity the phone doesn't support google playstore anymore after few updates and other google related apps like youtube and maps otherwise the perfomance is fine for a budget phone like this. the camera is good especially the front selfie camera.
Suez, 05 Jul 2021My phone is not allow me to install google play store. It's saying it is an old system. Didn't buy the phone but my cousin has one and she can't download google play anymore because she "updated/is in" 12.0.3 version
It works fine for daily usage. I'm using this phone Android 10 miui 12.0.3
Anonymous, 26 Jun 2021is this water prof? No, its have Water-repellent coating which means small water drops would be fine and on that phone would survive but with all water undergoing it will not survive.
My phone is not allow me to install google play store. It's saying it is an old system.
is this water prof?
Anonymous, 17 May 2021Worst phone I've ever bought. I bought this phone for my mom. At that time it looked like... morethe main problem of your phone being laggy is MIUI 12 the phone is not that powerful to handle this heavy operating system.
I have been using this phone for like a year and it already have a lot of problems. I came here to comment about this because I am in the situation where I feel fully frustrated. I am currently facing a problem with the android, it happens multiple times. I suppose it shouldn't wreck like this but the fact that the reboot system doesn't reboots to it's normal state is very frustrating. I am not sure with what happened to current device, it's devastating to face this repeatedly. Though I clicked reboot many times, It still doesn't work. I don't know what happens, but hey. This ruins my whole mood. I am still trying to reboot this thing but it still won't budge. Please, MIU system is a disaster. I have to mention it, the first time I've used it is alright but as time goes by, I am not sure with what happens to the music app that is created in the phone. It just keeps on stopping on it's own as if there's a ghost trolling around. It's never peaceful to listen to music these days, even though I used Spotify to avoid this problem. Moreover, it often quits the applications that I use over and over. I wonder why does that happens. Hence, regarding the music application on this phone. I think it is completely wrecked because it use to not have any advertisement, but now it does, I feel like Im in the world of Youtube of entertainment instead of Music of blessing.
whatever said by others. I am using this phone over 02 years with zero errors. Compare to Huwaei & Samsung budget phones this is BEST budget phone. I am online more than 12 rs daily without any issue. Only problem sometime transferring medias through bluetooth to other phones failling. I will give 4.5 stars our of 5
Worst phone I've ever bought. I bought this phone for my mom. At that time it looked like a very good deal and I had been using a Redmi Note 5 for almost 2 years. After a couple of months of moderate use this phone has become extremely laggy. There are lots of ads on my phone and it seems to get worse after each update.
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. Save your 100 bucks and get something else instead.
Mobiles have one basic function. To RING when a call comes in and have a very visible notification when you miss a call. This mobile rings whenever and might even notify you when you receive an email. Might is the keyword here. Very disappointed and would not recommend it at all.
The most unreliable device out there by far. If you want a phone to just talk and play old games on, this is the phone for you. It literally has no other uses, steer clear of this phone
I have it for only one year and it's gone. The phone starts freezing for some months and now it's gone.Dead gone. it switches off and never comes on again.
great phobe, great. i have it one month, beautiful. just dont update all those apps and systeems, and it works smoothley
Dont recommend. If you use it only for calls and chat, then its ok. My experience: recorded videos sometimes play audio while video itself lags. Gyroscope wasn't working properly for first few months. Now screen stops responding when gaming or watching YouTube, lock/unlock or restart fixes it for a while. Could be because of low ram.
Vishal Akbar 20, 29 Aug 2020Indian versions have Sony sensors. Only Indian version. For other countries it's ominiv... moreI have indian version too..but it has a samsung sensor with f/1.9.I checked it through CIT menu on dialer by dialing *#*#64663#*#*..
AnonD-821125, 24 Jan 2021so you'd rather believe some app on playstore over xiaomi themselves? redmi 8 and 8a uses... moreI checked through xiaomi's dialer bro..by typing *#*#64663#*#*.It will lead you to version information.. It works on any xiaomi phone..you can also do it by taping your kernel version 9-10 times. If you don't believe, try doing it yourself
Purchased two of these for me and my husband back in April 2020, we both still hold them and they work perfectly fine. To be honest I didn't expect it to work for so long this well.
The camera is pretty bad as soon as it's not daylight, the processor isn't good at games at all.
Now, I read the reviews here and I believe that most critics are unjust about this phone. Guys, get a little more real: you can't expect a phone for 150$ to be as good as one for 1000$, it's just not possible. But for it's cost Redmi 8A gets the job done perfectly. If this is the only option affordable to you at the moment, go for it, it's not a bad phone at all, just keep in mind it's specs. As long as you don't demand what it's not supposed to be doing, you're gonna be fine with it.