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Redmi 8A Dual Vs Realme C3: Which Budget Phone Should You Buy?

Xiaomi’s Redmi brand launched its latest budget phone Redmi 8A Dual in India last week. The phone comes with features like a 6.22-inch HD+ Dot Notch display, Snapdragon 439 processor, a 13MP + 2MP dual camera, 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging and Android Pie with MIUI 10. The Redmi 8A Dual starts at Rs. 6,499 and will be available online starting from today, February 18.

To recall, Xiaomi’s rival Realme also launched its C series budget phone Realme C3 in India last week. The key features of the Realme C3 are a 6.52-inch HD+ Mini-drop notch display, Helio G70 processor, Android 10, 12MP + 2MP dual rear cameras, and a 5000mAh battery. Realme C3 price in India starts at Rs. 6,999 and it is available from February 14.

So, which budget phone between these two should you buy? Let’s find out.

Redmi 8A Dual Vs Realme C3


Xiaomi has used a new design for this phone and calls it Aura X Grip design. The handset comes in Midnight Grey, Sea Blue, and Sky White colors.

The Realme C3 also features a new sunrise design that comes in Blazing Red and Frozen Blue colors.

Both the phones don’t have a fingerprint scanner and have a splash-resistant body.


The new Redmi 8A Dual features a 6.22-inch HD+(1520 × 720 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The Realme C3 packs a slightly bigger 6.52-inch HD+(1600 x 720 pixels) mini-drop display. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ protection.


The Redmi 8A Dual is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 439 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. It is a 12 nm based processor that has 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs and 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53 CPUs.

The Realme C3, on the other hand, is powered by the latest MediaTek Helio G70 processor with ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU. It is also a 12nm based processor that has 2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 CPUs and 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs.

Software and UI

The Redmi 8A Dual runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10. While Realme C3 runs on the latest Android 10 based realme UI.


The Redmi 8A Dual has a dual-camera setup at the back with a 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture. It has an 8MP front camera with an f/2.0 aperture.

While the dual-camera setup on the Realme C3 includes a 12MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 2MP secondary depth camera with f/2.4 aperture.  Realme’s phone has a 5MP front-facing camera.


The Redmi 8A Dual is powered by a 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. However, it comes with only a 10W charger in the box.

The Realme C3 also packs a huge 5000mAh battery that comes with only 10W charging support.


Common connectivity features on both the phones include triple card slots, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS + GLONASS, and 3.5mm audio jack. The differences are Redmi 8A Dual comes with Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, and VoWiFi while Realme C3 doesn’t have VoWiFi feature, and comes with Bluetooth, and micro USB.


The Redmi 8A Dual starts at Rs. 6,499 for the 2GB+32GB version and goes up to Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB+32GB version.

The Realme C3 starts at Rs. 6,999 for the 3GB+32GB version and goes up to Rs. 7,999 for the 4GB+64GB version.

Wrapping Up

After taking a look at all specs and prices, we can see these two phones have some common features at a similar price. So, if you want better performance, the latest software and a bigger display, you can go for Realme C3. But if you want a better camera and fast charging support, USB Type C more, Redmi 8A Dual is the right choice for you.


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.