So, is it possible to buy a Xiaomi phone for $100? Well, maybe in China or a used Xiaomi smartphone. However, it seems nearly impossible for global buyers, unless, you have someone like us who got your back and do a deep research for you guys. Well, yes you can buy a Xiaomi smartphone for $100 globally. And it’s not just a Xiaomi phone but the latest one on the market. A famous Global Chinese Store known as ‘SUNSKY’ is providing Xiaomi Redmi 6A Global version (2GB+16GB) for a jaw-dropping price of only $100, where the pink color version is only priced at $91.30. Though the original price in China is $88 (599 yuan), yet it’s the best price available on the internet.
Let’s get into the details to know about the flagship better:
Xiaomi Redmi 6A Global Version – Metal Built, Full-screen, All Under $100?
As you can see by its name ‘A’, Xiaomi Redmi 6A is a lower and budget-friendly version of Xiaomi Redmi 6. It was released to cover the ‘under $100’ category. It’s the cheapest Xiaomi smartphone till date and the best low-end smartphone under $100. Despite the low price tag, Xiaomi Redmi 6A is forged from metal and has a premium metallic feel to it, similar to Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 6. Moreover, the body is only 8.3 mm making it somewhat thin in contrast to the price. It occupies a space of 14.75 x 7.15 x 0.83 mm and weighs only 145 grams which is considerable light as the housing is metal. Despite, the metal housing, Xiaomi still provided speakers at the back.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A follows the trending full-screen and offers a great 5.45 inches HD+ 18:9 full-screen. Finally, we are seeing a 5.5-inch smartphone after a long time since the full-screen era arrived. The 5.5-inch size allows the user (with small hands) to easily hold and operate the phone comfortably with one hand. The Xiaomi Redmi 6A is available in four color options: pastel pink, golden sand, glacier blue and gray.
As far as the hardware is concerned, under the hood, we have the MediaTek A22 SoC which is a recent Quad-core low-end processor running at 2.2GHz. The SoC is accompanied by 2/3 gigs of DDR3 RAM and 16/32GB ROM. The 2GB/16GB variant is priced below $ 100. If 16GB isn’t enough for you, there’s always the option of adding Micro-SD card (up to 256GB) in that hybrid SIM slot. The phone is suitable for light gaming, task, and multimedia, but not more than that.
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Sadly, the camera configuration isn’t that exciting. On the front, we have the 5MP selfie shooter with face unlock. Meanwhile, on the rear, there’s a 13MP camera sensor with LED flash. Too bad it’s not the dual camera which is getting trending these days. However, the camera samples are still good in inadequate light and excellent for the price we are paying.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A Global Version is powered by an inbuilt 3000mAh battery which has an excellent battery life of 1 whole day. With continuous use, it can survive 10 hours easily, since the hardware is low-end. It comes with Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, GPS, GLONASS, gyroscope, compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor, and an artificial intelligence system (AI) which is MIUI 9 (upgradable to MIUI 10). Since it’s one of the latest Xiaomi smartphones, so it already runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. Furthermore, the Global version has the Play store pre-installed, and other Chinese app removed.
In short, you won’t get an SD 845 powered smartphone under $100. With one of the best metal builts under $100, Android 8.0, and decent low-end specs, Xiaomi Redmi 6A is the best option in this low-end price range which comes with the trust of Xiaomi.
Pros & Cons
- Jaw dropping price
- Premium metal built
- Full-screen display
- No fingerprint reader
- No dual camera
- Poor SoC performance (only for light use)
Price & Availability
You can grab Xiaomi Redmi 6A Global version for a price range of $91.30 to $100. The Pink colored variant is priced at $91.30, while the rest of the three colored variants are around $100. Here’s the link to the store: