The Redmi 5A was one of the most popular smartphones when it was in the market. Now when that smartphone has been discontinued, its legacy is being taken forward by the Redmi 6A, which Xiaomi launched in India in August this year. The Redmi 6A was launched at a price of Rs 5,999, which also happened to be the price at which the redmi 5A was sold, but a couple of months later when rupee sharply depreciated against dollar, Xiaomi decided to increase the price of some of its products in India including the Redmi 6A. The new price became Rs 6,999.
This was a minimal price hike, but given that under Rs 10,000 market is very sensitive to price, it affected the perception of the phone. A few months later, the Redmi 6A is back to its original price. Its price has been slashed by Rs 1,000 and this seems like the permanent price cut. In other words, the Redmi 6A now costs Rs 5,999 again and at its new price it is the best cheap smartphone in the country.
This price is for the 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage model. Similarly, the price of the 2GB RAM with 32GB storage model has also been reduced to Rs 6,999.
With the Redmi 6A, Xiaomi targets buyers who want a decent-looking phone that also clicks good pictures and offers lag free-performance along with long battery life. And all of it at a pocket-friendly price. Currently, the under Rs 6,000 price segment market has a number of phones. But I believe none of them is as good as the Redmi 6A.
Currently, under Rs 6000 price segment you get phones from Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Infinix, and some of other not-so-popular phone brands. Then there’s the Nokia 8810 4G, which isn’t a smartphone. The Nokia 8810 4G is a feature phone and but lets users do some of the basic things like making calls, sending messages on WhatsApp or browsing Facebook or Twitter or Instagram through special variant of these apps. The Redmi 6A is a full-fledged smartphone.
Why Redmi 6A is the best in the price segment
The Redmi 6A comes with a pretty big screen of 5.45 inches with an aspect ratio of 18:9, which not only offers a decent viewing experience but is also bright enough to be used under the blazing sun. This kind of screen is usually a rarity under Rs 6000 segment. So, if a user is looking out for a phone to use for watching movies, web series or browse social media to check out pictures posted by their friends, the Redmi 6A is one of the best to get under Rs 6000.
The Redmi 6A offers way more than just the big and bright screen. The smartphone is also very good looking and capable of handling the day to day task very easily. Xiaomi has designed the Redmi 6A keeping in mind the rough phone users. The Redmi 6A comes with “Arc Design” and a metallic body which makes the phone pretty capable of taking a beating or two. If you’re a power user or use your phone throughout the day for work and messaging or long hours of calls, the Redmi 6A will possibly not disappoint you. Although not as fast or smooth as one of those premium phones, the Redmi 6A is one of the best smartphones available under Rs 6000 in India today as far as the performance is concerned.
The smartphone is powered by 12nm FinFET Helio A22 processor paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage.
Camera is another very important factor for a lot of smartphone users. There are several phones with good cameras available in the mainstream phone market right now, like the Redmi Note 6 Pro or the Mi A2, but they are slightly expensive. The Redmi Note 6 Pro retail for starting price of Rs 13,999 while the Mi A2 for Rs 15,999.
If you’re looking for phone that is available around Rs 5000 to Rs 6000 and also clicks decent enough pictures with fair amount of details and overall looks presentable, the Redmi 6A can be considered. As for the camera configuration, the Redmi 6A includes a 13-megapixel rear camera paired with EIS and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter with AI portrait and beautify mode.
Another aspect that makes the Redmi 6A stand out from the competition handsets is the MIUI 10. To recollect, the Redmi 6A was launched with MIUI 9.6-based on Android Oreo, bit as Xiaomi has previously promised, the phone has now been upgraded to the latest MIUI 10.
Like the other and expensive Xiaomi phones, the Redmi 6A also comes with AI-based face unlock support, dual nano SIM + microSD card slot, and dual VoLTE, dual standby support, which means two 4G network SIM cards can be used at a single time on the phone.