Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Review, Specs and Price

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is a phone that is launched by the Asian OEM. The Redmi Note 8 came as a fulfillment by the company since they had promised to bring to the phone market, phones with best specs and Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is now here.

The Redmi Note 8 happens to be one of the two units in this series that has been actually launched. This device comes in two models the 32GB model and the 64GB model. Xiaomi Note 8 are available in the following colors; Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black, Nebula Purple, and the Cosmic Purple.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 was first announced in August 29th 2019 but was in the market on the 16th of October, 2019. The available models of Redmi Note 8 in the market includes; M1908C3JH, M1908C3JG, and M1908C3JI.

And it can bought from both online and offline stores. For online, it can be gotten from trusted and reliable online stores like Konga, Jumia, or AliExpress etc while offline, it can be seen in mobile store or accredited dealer in mobile device.

To know if your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 smartphone and all its accessories are original or spot fake, See our guide on how to detect between original and fake Xiaomi Phones, Batteries, and Chargers.

Where to buy Redmi Note 8

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Key Features of the Redmi Note 8

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 can easily be identified by the following features:

  • It has a SIM type which is Nano-SIM and the SIM count is dual SIM
  • The Xiaomi Note 8 weigh 190g with a dimension of 158.3 x 75.3 x 8.4mm
  • The GPU is Adreno 610 with a memory of either 4GB or 6GB
  • It screen protection is glass cover but has no foldable display
  • The memory card support is up to 256 GB but with no bundled cloud storage
  • It support the following network: 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE and no 5G support
  • With Redmi Note 8 you can do the following messaging: SMS/MMS, instant messaging, push emails, and email protocol.
  • The following entertainment will be enjoyed with Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: music player, video player, FM radio, loudspeaker and 3,5mm jack.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Key Specs

The following are the key specifications that come with Redmi Note 8 phone:

  • 4GB RAM or 6GM RAM
  • The octa-core processor (1.8GHz quad-core kryo 260 silver and the 2.0GHz quad-core kryo 260 Gold
  • 6.3 inch IPS infinity U display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5.9 aspect ratio ( -409 ppl)
  • Android 9.0 (pie), MIUI 10
  • Fast battery charging (18W)
  • 4000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • 13MP front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • 64GB/128GB Built-in storage, can be expanded up to 256GB via memory card
  • 48MP+8mp+2MP+2MP Quad rear camera
  • The qualcomm SDM665 snapdragon 665 (11nm), Adreno 610

Xiaomi Note 8 Design and Display

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, Review, Specification, Features, Price, Configuration and Configuration

One of the outstanding things you can’t take away from Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is its shine on the front screen. This 6.3 inch phone IPS display provides 1080 x2340 pixels resolution. It has a 19.5.9 aspect ratio which will enable a better display when a user is seeing a movie or surfing the internet.

The display is a lot smaller than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. The design on Redmi Note 8 is really alluring, not with the placement of its water drops notch that has in it the speakerphone/earpiece and the selfie camera.

Again, the coming Gorilla glass 5 back which gives crystal blue and green hues, really enable the back panel to glisten up, of course this will give the user the premium feel that was anticipated.

The Redmi Note 8 can be concluded to have a great unique design especially with a quad-camera setup it has on the back.

The horizontal arrangement of them at the back saves up a whole lot of space, hereby giving it the unique looks it deserved.

Redmi Note 8 Price and Availability

Looking forward to know the price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, the price for this device cost around 145.99 in USD, in Naira it is N72,500 for the 64GB model, while it about N58,900 for the 32GB model. It has been around as far back as 16th October, 2019 and it is available in the market both online and offline.

Also have it in mind that the price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 might vary depending on the configuration and other factors like location etc.

Shopping Original Redmi Note 8

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Camera

With Redmi Note 8 camera setup, which is the most exciting part of it. First the device comes with a 48 megapixels main sensor which can be found on the back of the device. With this, taking a high quality photos can’t be denied.

It camera also come with an 8 megapixels ultra wide sensor, same with a 2 megapixels dedicated macro camera on the back to match these. Even the last sensor that is found at the back of the phone is also rated at 2 megapixels but it does better as it performs as a depth sensor better.

The Redmi Note 8 camera is also great for recording slow-motion videos, it is interesting to note that the rear camera can record 2160p ultra HD, which will be at 30fps same with 720p at 960fps.

The only snag here is that on the front camera, the selfie unit is rated at only 13 megapixels which more will have been a lot better but as it is , users just need to make do with that.

Hardware and Software

Redmi Note 8 specification includes its hardware and software. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 comes with Octa-core snapdragon 665 chipset and Adreno 610 CPU, these two makes room for a better graphics handling.

Redmi Note 8 has the Android 9 pie software and works with the in-house MIUI 10. Which can be bought alongside with the storage units or options of 128GB or 64GB, and then the units of RAM are 4-6GB.

With Redmi Note 8, buying it shouldn’t be much of a problem when checking out its internal storage capacity since it comes with a microSD card slot and this slot can take up to 256GB of external storage.

The battery powering the Xiaomi Note 8 is a 4000 mAh battery that is non-removable which is supported by an 18W fast charging capability. So you are sure of using your Redmi Note 8 mobile phone for a long time without recharging.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Full Specifications

Here are full specs you should know about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 smartphone:

NETWORK

Supported Network Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE

BODY

  • Dimensions: 158.3 x 75.3 x 8.4 mm (6.23 x 2.96 x 0.33 in)
  • Weight: 190 (6.70 oz)
  • Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~81.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

SUPPORTED PLATFORM

  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie), planned upgrade to Android 10, MIUI 12
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610

MEMORY

  • Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Internal: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM and eMMC

MAIN CAMERA

  • Quad: 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm, 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps; gyro-EIS

SELFIE CAMERA          

  • Single: 13 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm
  • Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]

SOUND

  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes

CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • Radio: FM radio
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES SENSORS

  • Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and the compass sensor

BATTERY

  • Type: Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 18W

TESTS

According to tests perform on the Xiaomi Note 8 phone, see the following result it give:

  • Performance: AnTuTu: 141915 (v7), 161572 (v8), GeekBench: 5590 (v4.4), 1339 (v5.1), GFXBench: 5.9fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
  • Display: Contrast ratio: 1521:1 (nominal)
  • Camera: Photo / Video
  • Loudspeaker: Voice 78dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 81dB
  • Audio quality: Noise -94.0dB / Crosstalk -93.3dB
  • Battery life: Endurance rating 108h

Conclusion

The Xiaomi Redmi note 8 is one phone you would enjoyed if you are looking for a high-end smartphone with the specs that have been outlined above. 

It has additional features like video streaming, document viewer and even document editor that will add to the greatness of the phone.

Its sensor and control is top notch because you are sure of enjoying digital compass, light sensor, accelerometer, fingerprint scanner, voice control, intelligent digital assistant and even proximity sensor. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and check this out.

Njoku Valentine

Hi! Am Njoku Valentine Ernest popularly known as ValErnest, am the admin of GenGuide blog, I love sharing general guides ranging from tech gist, updates, reviews, latest happening, and listing in any area that may interest my audience. Am a graduate of The Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State in the Computer Science department.

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