Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A Detailed Comparison

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi 8A

SCORE:
78
SCORE:
73

Highlights

  • 5.5" 1080 x 1920 Retina IPS LCD screen
  • 2 rear cameras
  • 12MP f/1.8 main camera
  • 2900 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery

Highlights

  • 6.22" 720 x 1520 (HD+) IPS LCD screen
  • 1 rear camera
  • 12MP f/1.8 main camera
  • 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
 

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Overview

Here we are comparing Apple iPhone 7 Plus to Xiaomi Redmi 8A to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them.

We have evaluated the smartphones from available features and specifications. Apple iPhone 7 Plus gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on network, connectivity, memory, display specifications, video, audio and other features.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi 8A

BODY
76
NETWORK
89
DISPLAY
67
MEMORY
49
CAMERA
77
FEATURES
82
LOCATION TECH
86
CONNECTIVITY
85
SENSORS
81
AUDIO
85
BATTERY
76
OVERALL
78
BODY
71
NETWORK
91
DISPLAY
62
MEMORY
63
CAMERA
66
FEATURES
85
LOCATION TECH
76
CONNECTIVITY
80
SENSORS
62
AUDIO
78
BATTERY
66
OVERALL
73

Advantage of Apple iPhone 7 Plus

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Apple iPhone 7 Plus over Xiaomi Redmi 8A.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Thinner 6.23" x 3.07" x 0.29"
158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
vs 6.16" x 2.96" x 0.37"
156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm
Screen Type Retina IPS LCD vs IPS LCD
Higher Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 vs 720 x 1520 (HD+)
Higher Screen Pixel Density 401ppi vs 270ppi
Hgiher Screen Brightness 625 (typical) vs 400 (typical)
More RAM 3GB vs 2GB
More Rear Cameras Wide + Telephoto vs Wide
Telephoto Camera Resolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 56mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Sensor Size: 1/3.6%
Phase-Detection Autofocus
vs
Higher Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS 4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs 1080p at 30fps
720p at 30fps
GALILEO vs
QZSS vs
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac vs 802.11 b/g/n
NFC vs
CPU Speed 2.3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz, 1.4 GHz
Gyroscope vs
Barometer vs
Ambient light sensor vs
Fingerprint Sensor vs
Loudspeaker Configuration Stereo vs Mono
Dolby Atmos vs
Wireless Charging vs

Advantage of Xiaomi Redmi 8A

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Xiaomi Redmi 8A over Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum frame vs Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame
Number of SIM Single SIM vs Dual SIM
Higher Screen To Body Ratio 67.7% vs 88.8%
Higher Contrast Ratio 1300∶1 vs 1500∶1
Memory Card Slot vs dedicated slot
Larger Sensor on Main Camera 1/3" vs 1/2.55"
Higher Front Camera Resolution 7MP vs 8MP
Wider Front Camera Aperture f/2.2 vs f/2.0
BDS vs
FM radio vs built-in antenna
CPU Type Quad-core vs Octa-core
Compass vs
3.5mm Audio Jack vs
Higher Battery Capacity 2900 mAh (typical) vs 5000 mAh (typical)
Fast Wired Charging vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both smartphones.

PROS
👍   Water Resistant
👍   4G Bands
👍   f/1.8 and f/1.8 Main Camera
👍   Front Selfie Camera
👍   Rear Flash
👍   Rear Camera HDR
👍   Rear Camera Panorama
👍   Rear Camera Face Detection
👍   Front Camera HDR
👍   Front Camera Face Detection
👍   GPS
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Accelerometer
👍   Proximity sensor
👍   Loudspeaker Configuration
CONS
👎   No 5G Bands
👎   Small RAM: 3GB and 2GB
👎   12MP and 12MP Main Camera
👎   No Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
👎   No Infrared
👎   No ANT+

Side by Side Comparison

And in the end we display side by side all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - Apple iPhone 7 Plus and here - Xiaomi Redmi 8A.

BASICS Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
BrandApplevsXiaomi
ModeliPhone 7 PlusvsRedmi 8A
Version3GB/32GBvs2GB/32GB
CountryUSAvsGlobal
ColorsJet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, RedvsMidnight Black, Ocean Blue, Sunset Red
Annouce date2016, September 07vs2019, September 25
Release Date2016, September 16vs2019, September 30
BODY Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass), aluminum back, aluminum framevsGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame
Water Resistant IP67vsWater-repellent coating
Weight6.63 oz (188 g)vs6.63 oz (188 g)
Dimensions (HxWxD)6.23" x 3.07" x 0.29"
158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
vs6.16" x 2.96" x 0.37"
156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm
NETWORK Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Number of SIMSingle SIMvsDual SIM
SIM SizeNano-SIMvsNano-SIM
TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTEvsGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G BandsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800, 1900, 2100
vsGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
3G BandsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
CDMA 2000
TD-SCDMA 1900, 2000
vsHSDPA 850, 900, 1700 (AWS), 1900, 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30
TDD LTE: Bands 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
vsFDD LTE: Bands 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 20
TDD LTE: Bands 38 / 40
5G Bandsvs
SCREEN Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
ScreenSize5.5"/139.7 mm (full rectangle)vs6.22"/157.7 mm (full rectangle)
Screen TypeRetina IPS LCDvsIPS LCD
Screen Resolution1080 x 1920vs720 x 1520 (HD+)
Screen Pixel Density401ppivs270ppi
Screen Aspect Ratio16∶9vs19∶9
Screen To Body Ratio67.7%vs88.8%
Screen Brightness625 (typical)vs400 (typical)
Color GamutWide color display (P3)vs70.8% NTSC
Contrast Ratio1300∶1vs1500∶1
MEMORY Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
RAM3GBvs2GB
Internal Storage32GBvs32GB
Storage TypeNVMevseMMC 5.1
Memory Card Slotvs dedicated slot
Card TypevsmicroSD
CAMERA Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Rear CamerasWide + TelephotovsWide
Main Wide-Angle CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 28mm
Aperture: f/1.8
Sensor Size: 1/3"
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
vsResolution: 12MP
Aperture: f/1.8
Pixel Size: 1.4μm
Sensor Size: 1/2.55%
Phase-Detection Autofocus
Ultra-Wide Angle Camera vs
Telephoto CameraResolution: 12MP
Focal Length: 56mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Sensor Size: 1/3.6%
Phase-Detection Autofocus
vs
Second Telephoto Cameravs
Front CamerasFaceTime HD cameravsWide
Front Selfie CameraResolution: 7MP
Aperture: f/2.2
vsResolution: 8MP
Aperture: f/2.0
Sensor Size: 1/4.0%
Pixel Size: 1.12μm
Front UltraWide Cameravs
Rear Depth Cameravs
Front Depth Cameravs
Macro Cameravs
Rear Flash Quad-LED True Tone flashvs with LED flash
FEATURES Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Video Playing FormatHEVC, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Motion JPEGvsH.264, MPEG4
Front Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS1080p at 30fpsvs1080p at 30fps
Rear Camera Video Recording Resolution/FPS4K UHD at 30fps
1080p at 30fps
1080p at 60fps
720p at 30fps
vs1080p at 30fps
720p at 30fps
Front Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDR Video Recordingvs
Rear Camera HDRvs
Rear Camera Panoramavs
Rear Camera Face Detectionvs
Front Camera HDRvs
Front Camera Face Detectionvs
Dolby Vision playbackvs
Hyperscale 1080p Video Supportvs
LOCATION Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
GPSvs
A-GPSvs
GALILEOvs
GLONASSvs
BDSvs
QZSSvs
NavICvs
LTEPPvs
CONNECTIVITY Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
USBUSB 2.0vsUSB 2.0
USB InterfaceLightningvsType-C
Infraredvs
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a/b/g/n/acvs802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Directvs
Bluetooth versionv4.2vsv4.2
NFCvs
ANT+vs
FM radiovs built-in antenna
PLATFORM Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
OSiOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 14.2vsAndroid 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10
ChipsetApple A10 FusionvsQualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439
CPU TypeQuad-corevsOcta-core
CPU Speed2.3 GHzvs1.9 GHz, 1.4 GHz
GPUPowerVR Series7XT PlusvsAdreno 505
SENSORS Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Gyroscopevs
Accelerometervs
Proximity sensorvs
Barometervs
Ambient light sensorvs
Face Recognitionvs
LiDAR Scannervs
Gravity Sensorvs
SARvs
Compassvs
Hall Effectvs
Camera laser focusingvs
Color Temperaturevs
Gesturevs
Color Spectrumvs
Distance Sensorvs
IR Blastervs
IR remote controlvs
HR Sensorvs
Iris Sensorvs
Fingerprint Sensorvs
Infrared Thermometryvs
Hearing Aid Compatibilityvs
AUDIO Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Loudspeaker ConfigurationStereovsMono
Audio Playing FormatAAC-LC, HE-AAC, HE-AAC v2, Protected AAC, MP3, Linear PCM, Apple Losseless, FLAC, AC-3, E-AC-3, Audible (2, 3, 4, AAX, AAX+)vsPCM, AAC, AAC+ , eAAC+ , MP3, AMR - NB, WB, FLAC, APE
Dolby Atmosvs
3.5mm Audio Jackvs
BATTERY Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi 8A
Battery TypeNon-removable Li-IonvsNon-removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity2900 mAh (typical)vs5000 mAh (typical)
ChargingWired and Wireless ChargingvsFast WiredCharging
Fast Wired Chargingvs
Wireless Chargingvs

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