Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the Oppo A1k, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Oppo A1k  Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Oppo A1k Xiaomi Redmi 8A Dual
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Excellence Score
16.7
20.7
Value for Money Score
57.6
66.6
Price ₹ 7,051 onwards ₹ 7,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2019 Feb, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.1 inches 6.22 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1560 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features N/A 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight mode, Night mode, Reading mode, Color Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #81 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 439Ranked #89 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Adreno 505
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB USB-C
Primary Camera 8MP 13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 1/3.2" Sensor Size, 1.4um Pixel Size, HDR, Panorama 13MP: 5P Lens; f/2.2 aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: 3P Lens; f/2.4 aperture; 1.75um Pixel Size, PDAF
Secondary Camera 5MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1/5" Sensor Size, 1.12um Pixel Size, HDR F/2.0 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes (Wireless)
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.4 mmMedium 9.4 mmThick
Weight 170 gmMedium 188 gmMedium
Width 73.8 mmOk for one-handed use 75.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 5000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 10W Charging Yes, 18W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 10.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Looks nice with a snazzy plastic shell with matte finish (though a subtle gradient finish or some kind of patterned design, as is the trend these days, would have been even better)
  • Good build quality
  • Good ergonomics
  • Face unlock works decently well
  • Large 6.1-inch display, with a modern dewdrop-style notch design
  • ColorOS UI packs a bunch of add-on features like the smart sidebar, which makes multitasking more convenient
  • Both the rear and front cameras support Portrait mode using software algorithms, which works just fine
  • Large 4000mAh battery means the device can easily last over a day and a half on a single charge
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • No rear fingerprint reader
  • Legibility under sunlight could have been better
  • There is also plenty of pre-installed bloatware - though thankfully these apps can be uninstalled
  • While the Helio P22 (similar to Snapdragon 625) provides for decent day-to-day performance, the RAM being limited to 2GB means that multi-tasking is not that convenient
  • Average single rear camera, on the whole - while daylight shots are decent and offer enough details, low light performance is poor
  • Average front camera too, on the whole - again while it can click decent shots in daylight, low light shots are ordinary
  • Overall, the Oppo A1k, while it has some positives, feels a bit overpriced - especially considering that you can get a very similar specs Realme C2 smartphone at a significantly lower price
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Expert Reviews
  1. Is taking on several heavyweights at this price, including the Redmi 7, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, and Realme 3... Unfortunately it doesn't outshine these options except in terms of battery life
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Just a normal smartphone with a notch and a minimal design
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Feels overpriced, when the competition is considered
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Looks a little overpriced
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
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