We compare Xiaomi Redmi 9A vs UMIDIGI A7 Pro in this smartphone face-off.

The entry-level section of the smartphone market is one that caters to the tech needs of a significant portions of users. This section of the market may not get as much attention as the mid-range section, but it offers users rugged smartphones at some of the cheapest prices available anywhere.

Today, we will be pitching two entry-level smartphones against each other in a head-to-head, the Xiaomi Redmi 9A and the UMIDIGI A7 Pro. Both smartphones are manufactured by Chinese-based companies that also offer a number of other devices in the mid-range sections.

Both entry-level devices share a number of similarities while also displaying certain differing characteristics. The A7 Pro was launched in May this year, with the Redmi 9A following closely in June.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A vs Umidigi A7 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi 9A vs UMIDIGI A7 Pro side-by-side

We will be diving deeper to get a better look at the specs on both smartphones in a side-by-side manner.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A vs UMIDIGI A7 Pro Comparison Table

This is the first point where we get to take a closer look at the specs both smartphones have on show for us.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A UMIDIGI A7 Pro
2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G
6.53 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display 6.3 inches, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD display
Android 10 + MIUI 12 Android 10
Octa-core MediaTek Helio G25(12nm), 2.0GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P23, 1.5GHz
5MP selfie cameras 16MP selfie camera
13MP single rear camera with LED flash 16MP + 16MP + 5MP + 5MP quad rear cameras with LED flash
32GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 512GB 64/128GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 256GB
5,000mAh battery with 10W fast charging 4,150mAh battery with 10W Fast Charging
₦35,000/₦41,900 ₦43,000/₦58,050

Xiaomi Redmi 9A vs UMIDIGI A7 Pro: Where The 9A Has The Edge

The 9A boasts a bigger battery than its counterpart, allowing users enjoy more time surfing the web or catching up on the latest happenings in the world. It also brings a larger display to the fore, letting users (especially gamers) enjoy various activities on this smartphone.

The 9A has two RAM variants (a 2GB and a 3GB) which cost less than its rival, it also brings more external storage space than the A7 Pro. It is lighter than the A7, making it more convenient to house in smaller spaces.

The 9A has the same Android version as its rival and also supports 4G technology.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A vs UMIDIGI A7 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi 9A vs UMIDIGI A7 Pro: Where The A7 Pro Has The Edge

The A7 Pro has more RAM than the 9A and also boasts a larger internal storage space than the 9A. It features four rear cameras with better numbers than the 9A, but this is no surefire way to tell that it offers the better photography experience.

It is pricier than its counterpart and also offers 4G technology.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9A vs UMIDIGI A7 Pro: Which Should Be Your Pick?

Both entry-level smartphones have decent processors, offer 4G connectivity, and have long-lasting batteries. The 9A offers a cheaper option than its counterpart and should be your pick if you are on the hunt for a device that offers decent specs at a lower cost.

It also boasts a larger display and has a chipset that can run a number of resource-intensive games on low-medium graphic settings, making it a great pick for smartphone gamers.

The A7 Pro, on the other hand, has a larger RAM and offers more onboard storage than the 9A. It is also more expensive than the 9A, and has more cameras (front & rear) than its counterpart.

Both smartphones have their pros and cons, and at this stage, there is really no clear winner in this Xiaomi Redmi 9A vs UMIDIGI A7 Pro match-up. If you as a buyer would prefer a smartphone with decent specs, a larger display and a bigger battery at a cheaper price, then the Redmi 9A is the better option for you.

However, if you would prefer a smartphone with more RAM and more onboard storage that also boasts good specs, then the A7 Pro is the smartphone for you.

If you have the extra cash to splash out, then the A7 Pro should be your pick. But, if you want something at a good price point with decent specs, then the 9A should be a better option for you.

At the end of the day, the final decision rests on you to select the smartphone that will suit your need (and budget) more.


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