Xiaomi Redmi A3 Specs: IR Blaster, aptX, Wireless Charging, IP Rating, etc – A Super Buyer’s Guide

The Xiaomi Redmi A3 is a budget-friendly smartphone that offers a large 6.71″ display with Gorilla Glass 3, 90Hz refresh rate, a decent camera, and a long-lasting battery. It runs on Android 14 (Go Edition).

It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G36 octa-core processor and comes with 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB of RAM and 64GB, or 128GB of internal storage, and a 5000mAh battery with 10W charging.

Xiaomi Redmi A3

Design

The Xiaomi Redmi A3 has a glass front, plastic back with a plastic frame. It comes in three colors: Blue, Black, and Green. It has a 6.71-inch IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 3, 90Hz refresh rate, a 20:9 aspect ratio and a 720 x 1612 pixel resolution. It has a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera and a thin bezel at the bottom. It has a single rear camera with a dual-LED flash and a speaker grille at the back. The Redmi A3 has no IP rating and so is not waterproof or dustproof.

Hardware

The Xiaomi Redmi A3 is powered by a MediaTek Helio G36 octa-core processor with four 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 cores and four 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 cores. It has 3GB, 4GB, or 6GB of RAM and 64GB, or 128GB of internal storage. It supports microSD cards up to 256GB. It has a 5000 mAh battery that supports 10W wired charging. There is no wireless charging here. It has an accelerometer, and a proximity sensor.

Software

The Xiaomi Redmi A3 runs on Android 14 (Go edition), along with MIUI, which is Xiaomi’s custom user interface that adds features and apps to the Android system.

Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi A3 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with a wide-angle lens and a 0.08-megapixel auxiliary lens. It supports dual-LED flash, HDR, and 1080p video recording at 30fps. It has an 5-megapixel front camera with HDR and 1080p video recording at 30fps.

Connectivity

The Xiaomi Redmi A3 supports GSM, HSPA, and LTE networks. It has dual SIM slots that accept nano-SIM cards. It has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, FM radio, and USB Type-C 2.0. It does not have NFC or an infrared port (IR blaster).

Other features

The Xiaomi Redmi A3 has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a loudspeaker, and a microphone. It does not have a notification LED, a gyroscope, or a compass. For Bluetooth codecs support, the phone does not support aptX HD or aptX Adaptive codecs.

Availability and Price in the US

The Xiaomi Redmi A3 is not officially available in the United States, but you can buy it from some online retailers that ship internationally. The average expected price of the Xiaomi Redmi A3 in the United States is around $140 for the 3GB/64GB version, and $160 for the 4GB/128GB version.

Availability and Price in the EU

The Xiaomi Redmi A3 is expected to cost around EUR 140 for the 3GB/64GB version, and EUR 160 for the 4GB/128GB version in the EU.

Availability and Price in the Australia

The Xiaomi Redmi A3 is expected to cost around AUD 190 for the 3GB/64GB version, and AUD 217 for the 4GB/128GB version in Australia. It will likely be available on JB Hi-Fi after launch.

Availability and Price in India

In India, the 3/64 GB version costs INR7,299, the 4/128 GB for INR8,299, and the 6/128 GB variant for INR9,299.

Xiaomi Redmi A3 Alternatives

Some alternatives to Xiaomi Redmi A3 are:

BLU G91 Pro: A mid-range smartphone with a 6.7-inch display, a MediaTek Helio G90 processor, a 48-megapixel quad rear camera, and a 5000 mAh battery. It costs around $150 for the 4GB/128GB version.

BLU G90: A budget-friendly smartphone with a 6.5-inch display, a MediaTek Helio A25 processor, a 16-megapixel triple rear camera, and a 4000 mAh battery. It costs around $100 for the 4GB/64GB version.

BLU C6L 2023: A low-end smartphone with a 5.7-inch display, a Unisoc SC7731E processor, an 8-megapixel dual rear camera, and a 2800 mAh battery. It costs around $60 for the 1GB/16GB version.

Realme C30: A budget-friendly smartphone with a 6.5-inch display, a MediaTek Helio G88 processor, a 50-megapixel quad rear camera, and a 5000 mAh battery. The average price of the Realme C30 is around $103 for the 2GB/32GB version, $113 for the 3GB/32GB version, and $123 for the 4GB/64GB version.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A: A low-end smartphone with a 6.53-inch display, a MediaTek Helio G25 processor, a 13-megapixel single rear camera, and a 5000 mAh battery. The average price of the Xiaomi Redmi 9A is around $94 for the 2GB/32GB version, $104 for the 3GB/32GB version, and $114 for the 4GB/64GB version.

Xiaomi Redmi A1: A basic smartphone with a 6.52-inch display, a Unisoc SC9863A processor, an 8-megapixel dual rear camera, and a 4000 mAh battery. The average price of the Xiaomi Redmi A1 is around $68 for the 2GB/32GB version, $78 for the 3GB/32GB version, and $88 for the 4GB/64GB version.

Realme Narzo 50i: A cheap smartphone with a 6.51-inch display, a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, a 13-megapixel dual rear camera, and a 6000 mAh battery. The average price of the Realme Narzo 50i is around $109 for the 2GB/32GB version, $119 for the 4GB/64GB version, and $129 for the 6GB/128GB version.

POCO C3: A value-for-money smartphone with a 6.53-inch display, a MediaTek Helio G35 processor, a 13-megapixel triple rear camera, and a 5000 mAh battery. The average price of the POCO C3 is around $89 for the 3GB/32GB version and $99 for the 4GB/64GB version.

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