Xiaomi has launched an entry-level smartphone Redmi 8A Dual in India which is the updated version of last year’s Redmi 8A. To compete with Xiaomi’s 8A Dual, Realme has also launched its entry-level smartphone dubbed as Realme C3 in India. Both the company provide great value for money smartphones. As both phones come with a similar price tag so people might be confused to decide which one to buy. So, let’s compare their specifications and features to find out which one is the best entry-level smartphone for 2020.
Redmi 8A Dual vs Realme C3 Comparison
As both Redmi 8A Dual and Realme C3 are an entry-level device, you need to compromise in terms of design and we can’t expect premium materials like flagship devices. Both phones come with a plastic design but they still elegant and well-built. Both are splash resistant means they are resistant for splashes not sinking in water. As both phones have a water-drop notch on top we get narrow bezels around the display. However, Redmi 8A Dual is more compact in size and it features new Aura XGrip design which offers a better grip than Realme C3.
We can’t expect high brightness, high resolution, high level of detail and accurate colours on below Rs 7000 phones. We see 6.22 inches IPS LCD display with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 270 PPI on Redmi 8A Dual. On the other hand, for Realme C3 we see the same aspect ratio and PPI, but it comes with much wider panel (6.5 inches) than Redmi 8A Dual. So Realme C3 is a better device for multimedia lovers.
In terms of performance, Realme C3 is the clear winner. Redmi 8A Dual is equipped with a Snapdragon 439 chipset coupled with upto 3GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal Storage. Whereas Realme C3 is powered by MediaTek’s latest Helio G70 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of Internal Storage. If we compare Snapdragon 439 with Helio G70 we found MediaTek’s G70 delivers better CPU and GPU performance.
Both phones come dual rear camera setup on its back. Redmi 8A Dual packs 13MP primary lens with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP lens of the depth-sensing with f/2.2 aperture. Other camera features include AI scene detection, AI portrait mode and Google Lens. For selfies, we see 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture which also supports AI portrait mode.
On the other hand, for photography, Realme C3 sports a 12MP AI primary lens with f/1.8 aperture with a portrait lens that offer beautiful bokeh portraits and a secondary 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. At the front, we see a single 5MP AI camera with f/2.4 aperture.
Both phones are backed by a massive 5000 mAh capacity that delivers upto 3 days of battery life with moderate usage. To charge the device battery faster, Redmi 8A Dual comes with support for 18W fast charging technology while Realme C3 supports 10W charging. However, Realme C3 also supports reverse charging via a MicroUSB cable which helps you to use it as a power bank to charge other devices.
Specifications That Matter
|Specs||Redmi 8A Dual||Realme C3|
|Body||156.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm|
Midnight Black, Sky White and Sea Blue
|164.4 x 75 x 9 mm|
Blazing Red, Frozen Blue
720 x 1520 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
720 x 1560 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
|Mediatek Helio G70 |
|Memory||2GB/3GB, 32GB||3GB/4GB, 32GB/64GB|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
Realme UI V1.0
|Camera||Rear: 13MP with f/2.2 and 2MP with f/2.4|
Front: 8MP with f/2.0
|Rear: 12MP with f/1.8 aperture + 2MP with f/2.4 aperture|
Front: 5MP with f/2.4
|Battery||5000 mAh||5000 mAh|
|Charging||Supports 18W fast charging (10W in the Box)||10W fast charging|
Supports reverse charging
|Sensors||Face Unlock, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass||Face Unlock, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass|
Which One is Better Phone Under 7000?
As we get Mali-G52 2EEMC2 (820MHz) GPU on Realme C3 which is more powerful than Realme 8A Dual’s GPU Adreno 505, so Realme C3 is the great phone for gamers if their budget is below Rs 7000. Also, on Realme C3 we get a dedicated mode for gaming that delivers better performance while managing the phone’s resources optimally. We get an HD+ large display on Realme C3 compared to Redmi 8A Dual that measures 6.52-inch in size with a feature called ‘latency optimisation’ which offer better refresh rates. So, if you are looking at an entry-level phone under Rs 7000 with a great processor then you can buy Realme C3.