Recently, Xiaomi launched three new smartphones under the Redmi 6 lineup that includes the Redmi 6, the Redmi 6 Pro and the Redmi 6A. The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is the affordable smartphone in this lineup. The smartphone starts at Rs 5,999 in India, while its predecessor the Redmi 5A is also available for the same amount. It should be noted that Xiaomi Redmi 6A is the first smartphone by the company to be powered by a MediaTek chipset in India since the company first entered the market. Let’s compare both of these devices in detail to see what this device has to offer in comparison to its predecessor.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
MediaTek Helio A22
LED selfie light
Let’s start by comparing the display of these two smartphones. The Xiaomi Redmi 6A sports a bigger and higher resolution display than the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. The smartphone features a 5.45-inch HD+ display, while the Xiaomi Redmi 5A sports a 5-inch HD display. The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor, while the Redmi 5A is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor.
The RAM and storage options of the Xiaomi Redmi 6A are same as the Xiaomi Redmi 5A. When it comes to the cameras, both the smartphones feature a 5MP unit at the front and a 13MP camera at the back. The Redmi 6A runs on MIUI 9.6, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A runs on MIUI 9, which is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
As one can see from the spec sheet above, the Xiaomi Redmi 6A does bring with it a number of changes as compared to its predecessor, which helps to make sure that the company keeps up with the increasing competition in the budget segment.