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Redmi 9A vs Tecno Spark Go 2020: price in India, specifications and features compared

On: September 3, 2020

Xiaomi has launched its latest budget smartphone in India called the Redmi 9A. The newest launch from the brand comes in as the first smartphone in India to be powered by the budget MediaTek Helio G25 processor. Apart from that, the Redmi 9A features a waterdrop notch display and a beefy 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging.

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Redmi 9A has been launched in two variants with the base model starting at Rs 6,799 in India. At this price, a strong competitor to the Redmi 9A is the recently launched Tecno Spark Go 2020. The Tecno offering is an Android 10 (Go Edition) smartphone, which goes toe to toe with the newest Redmi launch. Let’s find out how they fare against each other.

Redmi 9A vs Tecno Spark Go 2020: price in India

The Redmi 9A is the first MediaTek Helio G25-powered smartphone in India

The Redmi 9A is the first MediaTek Helio G25-powered smartphone in India

The Redmi 9A has been launched in India in two configurations – 2GB + 32GB and 3GB + 32GB. The variants have been priced at Rs 6,799 and Rs 7,499, respectively. Buyers can choose from Midnight Black, Sea blue, and Nature Green colours. The handset will go on sale starting 12pm on September 4th through Mi.com, Mi Home stores, Amazon India and Xiaomi’s official retail partners.

The Tecno Spark Go 2020 comes in a single variant with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. The smartphone has been priced at Rs 6,499. The device will be available on Flipkart starting September 7th at 12pm. It can be availed in Aqua Blue and Ice Jadeite colours.

Winner: Redmi 9A

Redmi 9A vs Tecno Spark Go 2020: display

The Tecno Spark Go 2020 comes with the MediaTek Helio A20 and 13MP dual AI cameras

The Tecno Spark Go 2020 comes with the MediaTek Helio A20 and 13MP dual AI cameras

As for the display, both the Redmi 9A and Tecno Spark Go 2020 are equipped with a waterdrop notch display that measures 6.5-inches. The displays on both devices feature 1,600 x 720 pixels resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio. However, there’s a very slight difference in the peak brightness on offer. While Redmi 9A’s display has 400 nits of peak brightness, it’s 480nits for the Tecno Spark Go 2020.

Winner: Tecno Spark Go 2020

Redmi 9A vs Tecno Spark Go 2020: performance and software

The Redmi 9A is second smartphone after Redmi 9 to boot MIUI 12

The Redmi 9A is the second smartphone after Redmi 9 to boot MIUI 12

Both the Redmi 9A and Tecno Spark Go 2020 are powered by an entry-level MediaTek Helio processor built on the 12nm process. The Redmi 9A is the first smartphone in India to be powered by the 2GHz octa-core Helio G25 SoC backed by an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU running at 650MHz. The Tecno Spark Go 2020, on the other hand, is powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Helio A20 processor backed by an IMG PowerVR GE-class GPU.

Coming to the software, the Redmi 9A is one of the first smartphones to ship with MIUI 12 based on Android 10. The Tecno Spark Go 2020 boots HiOS 6.2 based on Android 10 (Go Edition).

Winner: Redmi 9A

Redmi 9A vs Tecno Spark Go 2020: cameras

Coming to the cameras, the Redmi 9A has a single 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture on the back, accompanied by an LED flash. In comparison, the Tecno Spark Go has a dual-camera setup comprising a 13-megapixel unit with f/1.8 aperture. The primary camera is accompanied by a second unknown lens and LED flash.

Tecno wins the selfie camera round with its 8-megapixel f/2.0 sensor with a front-facing flash. In comparison, the Redmi 9A is fitted with a 5-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.

Winner: Tecno Spark Go 2020

Redmi 9A vs Tecno Spark Go 2020: battery

Both the Redmi 9A and Tecno Spark Go 2020 are powered by a beefy 5,000mAh battery. These smartphones feature standard 10W charging. 

Winner: Tie

Redmi 9A vs Tecno Spark Go 2020: verdict

As you can see, the Redmi 9A and Tecno Spark Go 2020 are neck and neck with two rounds each to their credit. While the Tecno Spark Go 2020 takes it home when it comes to the display and cameras, you should be picking up the Redmi 9A if performance is your priority number one.

SmartphoneKey Features
Redmi 9A 6.53-inch display, MediaTek Helio G25 chipset, up to 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, Android 10 based MIUI 12, 13MP rear camera, 5MP selfie camera, 5,020mAh battery, 10W charging
Tecno Spark Go 20206.52-inch display, MediaTek Helio A20 chipset, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, Android 10 (Go Edition) based HiOS 6.2, 13MP dual rear cameras, 8MP selfie camera, 5,000mAh battery, 10W charging
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