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Xiaomi Redmi 6, Redmi 6A FAQs, Pros, Cons, and everything else you need to know

Xiaomi launched its new Redmi 6 series smartphones in India today. The Redmi 6, Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 Pro were launched previously in China. The Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A are budget phones just like their previous Redmi 5 models. They both also sport similar design and display but differ in terms of hardware and camera.

Xiaomi launched Redmi 6A at a starting price of Rs. 5,999 and Redmi 6 at Rs. 7,999. The Redmi 6A will go on sale later while Redmi 6 will be available from September 10 on Flipkart. Here we are listing some frequently asked questions about new Redmi 6 phones.


  • HD+ 18:9 Display
  • 12nm processor


  • Averaage camera

Redmi 6, Redmi 6A Full Specifications

Key Specifications Redmi 6 Redmi 6A
Display 5.45-inch IPS LCD 18:9 5.45-inch IPS LCD 18:9
Screen Resolution HD+ 720×1440 pixels HD+ 720×1440 pixels
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo
Processor Octa-core Quad Core
Chipset Helio P22 Helio A22
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB 16GB/32GB
Expandable Storage Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Primary Camera Dual 12 MP+ 5MP, PDAF, LED flash 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF
Secondary Camera 5MP 5 MP
Video Recording [email protected] [email protected]
Battery 3,000 mAh 3,000 mAh
4G VoLTE Yes Yes
Sim Card Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
Price 3GB/32GB- Rs. 7,999

3GB/64GB- Rs. 9,499

2GB/16GB- Rs. 5,999

2GB/32GB- Rs. 6,999

Question: How is the display of the Redmi 6/Redmi 6A?

Answer: Both the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A sport a similar 5.45-inch 2.5D curved glass IPS LCD display. The display comes with HD+ screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. Further, it features 18:9 aspect ratio which means it has a full-screen display with minimum bezels.

Question: Do the Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 support dual 4G VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, both the phones support dual 4G VoLTE.

Question: Can the internal storage in the Redmi 6/Redmi 6A be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in both the phones is expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Redmi 6/Redmi 6A?

Answer: Both the Redmi 6/Redmi 6A run Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9 on top.

Question: What are the camera features of Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A?

Answer:  The Redmi 6 comes with dual rear cameras with a 12MP primary sensor accompanied by a 2MP secondary sensor. The cameras also have PDAF, LED flash for improved focusing and low-light performance. The camera can record [email protected] On the front, there is a 5MP selfie camera.

Redmi 6A, on the other hand, sports a single 13MP rear camera with LED flash, while there is a 5MP selfie camera.

Question: What is the battery size on Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A?

Answer: Both the phones are powered by a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery.

Question: Which mobile processors are used in Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A?

Answer: The Redmi 6 comes in India with an octa-core Helio P22 processor while Redmi 6A packs a quad-core Helio A22 processor. Both the chipsets are new and built on 12nm fabrication technology.

Question: Do the Redmi 6a and Redmi 6A feature a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: The Redmi 6 comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, while Redmi 6A doesn’t have one.

Question: Are the Redmi 6/Redmi 6A water resistant?

Answer: No, the smartphones are not water resistant.

Question: Do the Redmi 6/Redmi 6A support NFC connectivity?

Answer: No, the phones do not support NFC connectivity.

Question: Do the Redmi 6/Redmi 6A support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, the smartphones offer USB OTG connectivity.

Question: Do the Redmi 6, Redmi 6A support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, the phones support HDR mode.

Question: Can 4K videos be played on Redmi 6/Redmi 6A?

Answer: No, you cannot play or record 4K videos on Redmi 6 or 6A.

Question: How is the audio experience of Redmi 6/Redmi 6A?

Answer: As per our initial audio testing, both the phones are loud and clear in terms of audio with back-mounted speakers.

Question: Do the Redmi 6/Redmi 6A sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, both the phones come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: What sensors are there in Redmi 6/Redmi 6A?

Answer: The Redmi 6 comes with an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, an infrared sensor, proximity sensor and a back-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Redmi 6A lacks fingerprint and gyroscope among these.

Question: What is the price of Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A in India?

Answer: The Redmi 6 has been priced at Rs. 7,999 in India for the 3GB/32GB model, while its 3GB/64GB model is priced at Rs. 9,499. The Redmi 6A is priced at Rs. 5,999 for 2GB/16GB model and its 2GB/32GB model is priced at Rs. 6,999.

Question: Will the Redmi 6, Redmi 6A be available on offline stores?

Answer: Yes. The Redmi 6 will be available online to buy via Flipkart and from September 10 in a Flash sale. While Redmi 6A will go on sale from September 19 via and Apart from that, both the phones will also be available offline via Mi home stores and Mi partner stores.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.