Xiaomi’s Redmi series is the most popular in the company’s family of phones and today, it just added three new members to the Indian market: Redmi 6, Redmi 6A, and Redmi 6 Pro. The latter isn’t all that new to keen followers because it’s actually the same device as the Android One-totting Mi A2 Lite, only that it has MIUI on top of stock Android 8.1 Oreo.
Perhaps what is proving to be a bit confusing for consumers is the difference between the Redmi 6 and the Redmi 6A. To help you around these two, let’s do a small comparison to find out what’s common between them and what’s not.
To get a better picture of this, here’s a table showing the specs and features of the two phones, the similarities and differences all in one place.
What’s common and what’s not
|Category||Redmi 6A||Redmi 6|
- Design and body build are identical
- Display screen and resolution is same too
- Dual SIM + MicroSD card support is available
- The front camera is the same
- EIS support for camera
- Battery capacity maxes at 3000mAh
- Both have Android 8.1 Oreo and MIUI 9 preinstalled
- Both are eligible for Android 9 Pie update and MIUI 10
- Other features like Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack, face unlock, and 4G LTE
- There’s a dual-lens camera on the Redmi 6’s back and a single lens on the 6A
- The Redmi 6 has a fingerprint scanner while Redmi 6A doesn’t
- The Redmi 6’s Helio P22 chipset is more powerful than the 6A’s Helio A22
- The Redmi 6 has 3GB RAM while the 6A has 2GB RAM
- Minimum storage of 16GB on Redmi 6A and 32GB on Redmi 6
- Maximum storage of 32GB on Redmi 6A and 64GB on Redmi 6
As you can see from the table above, the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A have more similarities than differences, which is perhaps the reason their price tags aren’t so far apart. To get your hands on the entry-level Redmi 6A, you need INR 5,999 while the starting price of the Redmi 6 is INR 7,999. Their premium variants will set you back an extra INR 1,000 or INR 1,500, respectively.