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Unveiled earlier in 2019, the Redmi Note 7 series has been one of the best-selling Note lineups for Xiaomi’s budget-focused sub-brand. The series recently reached 20 million phones sold milestone to date, which is a good report for company in just seven months. Well, Xiaomi is not stopping there as it now aim to build on this milestone with the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 that was launched in China today.

The Redmi Note 8 series come with a powerful new chipset, waterdrop notches, quad-cameras, and a lot more. So, let’s check out the arsenals the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro pack in order to tackle Realme’s growing presence in the budget segment.

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Redmi Note 8

The Redmi Note 8 runs on a Snapdragon 665 chipset, based on the 11 nm process. The SoC has eight Kryo 260 cores – four of them clocked at 2.2 GHz, the other clocked at 1.8 GHz.

The camera setup of the Redmi Note 8 includes four shooters – the main one is 48 MP with the latest Samsung ISOCELL GM2 sensor. Others are an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2 MP dedicated macro camera, and a 2 MP depth sensor. The front panel sports a notch for the 13 MP selfie camera.

Speaking about the front, the Redmi Note 8 comes with 6.3-inch LCD screen and Full HD+ resolution – no OLED for the affordable series, meaning the fingerprint scanner will stay on the back and not under the display

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Redmi Note 8 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A

Launch

  • Announced: August 29, 2019
  • Status: September, 2019

Design

  • Dimensions: 161.3 x 76.4 x 8.4mm
  • Weight: 190 g
  • Build: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5)
  • Colours: Mineral Grey, Pearl White, Forest Green
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Redmi Note 8 in colours
Redmi Note 8 in colours

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.3 inches
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10

Hardware

  • Chipset: Snapdragon 665
  • CPU: Octa-core (2.0GHz Kryo 260 x 1.8GHz Kryo 260)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Storage: 64GB 4GB RAM, 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Quad
    • 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, (gyro-EIS)
  • Selfie Camera: Single -13 MP
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: [email protected]

Redmi Note 8 rear

Multimedia

  • FM Radio: Yes, Recording
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared port: Yes
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Other Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 4+)
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Redmi Note Pro Price and Availability

The Redmi Note 8 also comes in three variants;

  • 4GB/64GB model cost $145
  • 6GB/64GB model cost $175
  • 6GB/128GB model cost $205

TellForce Blog Buyer’s Guide Verdict

A successor to the popular Redmi Note 7 series, Redmi Note 8 also comes with a 48MP camera but this time around a Quad rear camera setup.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is recommendation that we make based on our evaluation the specs of the device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of the device or of the manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as TellForce Blog may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

Redmi Note 8 Pro Review Rating

We are yet to review the Redmi Note 8 and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about Redmi Note 8 are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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