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XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 8 PRO SPECIFICATIONS AND REVIEW

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XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 8 PRO SPECIFICATIONS

General

BrandXiaomi
ModelRedmi Note 8 Pro
Release date29th August 2019
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typeGlass
Dimensions (mm)161.70 x 76.40 x 8.81
Weight (g)200.00
Battery capacity (mAh)4500
Removable batteryNo
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingNo
ColoursElectric Blue, Gamma Green, Halo White, Pearl White, Shadow Black

Display

Screen size (inches)6.53
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2340 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio19.5:9

Hardware

Processorocta-core (2×2.05GHz + 6x2GHz)
Processor makeMediaTek Helio G90T
RAM6GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512
Dedicated microSD slotYes

Camera

Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.79) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera20-megapixel (f/2.0)
Pop-Up CameraNo
Front autofocusNo
Front flashNo

Software

Operating systemAndroid 9 Pie
SkinMIUI 10

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
InfraredYes
USB OTGYes
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

DESIGN

Xiaomi has changed the design of its latest Redmi 8 series. The smartphone comes with a bigger display measuring 6.53 inches. You will geta waterdrop notch at the top of the device which holds the selfie camera. The earpiece is placed just above the display of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. Xiaomi has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for the protection of this device.

Xiaomi has reduced the thickness of the bezels of the bottom by using a chip-on-film display. On the right side of the device, you will get the power and volume buttons. The power button is well-positioned while the volume rocker needs a little bit of improvement.

You will get two trays on the left side of the device: one has only a Nano-SIM slot while the other has the second Nano-SIM slot along with a dedicated microSD card slot. Xiaomi has added the MicroSD card slot, especially for the Indian market.

The backside of the phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection which also made a good grip. The camera is placed just in the center of the device which is slightly raised. You will get the fingerprint scanner into the raised camera module.

Usually, you will see the Fingerprint Scanner recessed into the bodies but Note 8 Pro has a different story. LED flash is placed next to the camera module along with a separate macro camera positioned under it.

At the bottom of the device, the Note 8 Pro comes with a USB Type-C port, loudspeaker, and primary microphone while on the top of the device you will get the IR emitter and secondary microphone. You will get a clear plastic case in the box along with an 18W fast charger.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications And Software

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a big 6.53-inch display with a Full-HD+ with a screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and HDR support. It automatically gets bright enough when you are out of your home with a maximum brightness of 500 nits.

SOFTWARE

This phone comes with MediaTek Helio G90T SoC which is specifically designed for gaming. The processor competes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC. The processor used in this phone is Helio G90T which is an octa-core processor with two performance ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.05GHz and six efficiency Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0GHz. Talking about the graphics, it has an ARM Mali-G76 MC4 integrated GPU clocked at 800MHz.

To maintain temperatures on this processor, this phone comes with liquid cooling along with dual pyrolytic sheets.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

PRICE

You will get three variants in Redmi Note 8 Pro with the first variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage priced at Rs. 14,999. The second variant comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and is priced at Rs. 15,999. The latest variant of the phone gets 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and you have to pay Rs. 17,999.

This phone comes with UFS 2.1 storage instead of EMMC 5.1 which is common at this price segment. You can expand the storage by using a microSD card of up to 512GB.

CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

Talking about the connectivity options on the device include Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual 4G VoLTE, along with a four navigation systems. Xiaomi comes with a 4,500mAh battery. According to Xiaomi, this phone has a self-cleaning speaker which plays a low-frequency tone to try to eject dust.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

This phone with MIUI 10 running on top of Android 9 Pie. Like other Xiaomi smartphones, the Note 8 Pro also comes with few pre-installed apps like Amazon, Facebook, WPS Office, Netflix, Dailyhunt, Gaana, and Opera Mini, etc. Xiaomi gives you some preinstalled games such as Ludo Master, Block Puzzle Guardian, Pop Shooter Blast, and Dust Settle.

Xiaomi’s trademark apps such as Mi community, Mi Pay, Mi Store, and Mi Credit are also preinstalled on the device.

OTHER FEATURES

You can switch from the traditional three-button navigation layout to swipe-based navigation. This processor supports dual-wake, Xiaomi has added both Amazon’s Alexa along with Google Assistant.

Both the Google Assistant and Alexa worked, I found at first that Alexa would take over the screen causing it to be unresponsive. You have to press the back button to use the smartphone again. An Alexa app update will fix this issue. The dual wake feature is very helpful as you can summon either assistant at any time even when the device is locked.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro becomes the first smartphone in India to come with the new MediaTek Helio G90T processor. The processor is very good and I didn’t notice any kind of lag or stutter on this device when the usage was heavy. Apps were launched quickly, and 8GB of RAM controls that you can multitask easily without killing apps in the background.

The fingerprint scanner is very quick to unlock the smartphone. You will also get Face recognition option and it needs only a glance of your finger and face to unlock the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The display gets automatically bright enough when you are out of your home, and the speaker is loud enough to enjoy the content you are watching on Youtube and Netflix.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

PUBG Mobiles settings defaulted to the High preset with graphics set to HD and the frame rate also set to High. The phone managed to run the game at these settings without any issues. After playing the game for 36 minutes you will notice a 12 percent battery drain. The phone will become warm at the end of the gaming session. I also raised the graphics up to HDR and frame rate to Ultra, and the smartphone could run the game at these settings with no protest. However, the device gets hot after playing for 20 minutes at high settings.

You will get a 4,500mAh battery in Redmi Note 8 Pro which went on for about 14 hours in the HD video loop test. Xiaomi gives you an 18W charger in the box which charged the big battery to 32 percent in 30 minutes and to 62 percent in an hour.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

CAMERAS

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup with primary camera is of 64-megapixel sensor with an f/1.79 aperture and 0.8-micron pixels. The second sensor is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture along with a 120-degree field of view. The third camera is of the 2-megapixel macro lens. There is also a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfie lovers, Xiaomi has added a 20-megapixel selfie camera.

Photos taken by the Redmi Note 8 Pro in daylight were sharp and also had good detail. HDR gets automatically enabled for bright scenes.

The wide-angle camera gives a wider field of view but lacked details.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

Low light photography was excellent, the AI was quick to recognize scenes and set the camera accordingly. The phone captured good shots of detail with its primary camera at night. When night mode is on, the smartphone was able to capture brighter images with slightly better details, but you have to be still and stand to take perfect shots.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

Close-up photos taken by the primary camera had good background separation and a natural bokeh effect.

The macro camera had good detail, but the resolution is only 2 megapixels.

You will get an option of setting the level of blur in the camera setting while taking portrait shots. The shots taken by this phone gives you a good separation between the subject and background. The colors were also accurate.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

Taking a selfie from the front camera gives you sharp shots during the day. Selfies taken in low light gives you slightly lower details.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

4K videos can be recorded at 30fps with the primary camera. You can also record videos with a selfie camera at 1080p 30fps. Videos shot during the day were stabilized. Video shots in low light had a shimmer affect in the video.

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications

CONCLUSION OF XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 8 PRO SPECIFICATIONS

Xiaomi has equipped Redmi Note 8 Pro with powerful hardware previously unseen at this price range. The MediaTek Helio G90T can easily handle your gaming needs. It surely beats the Snapdragon 712 as well as the Snapdragon 730 SoC in terms of performance, making it stand out of the competition.

Xiaomi has upgraded up the camera hardware to compete with other smartphones in this price range, mostly competing with the Realme 5 Pro and Realme XT which offer good camera performance with a similar variety of sensors at the same price segment. But I feel that Redmi Note 8 Pro could do great with camera tweaks so as to give its best.

Now, the Redmi Note 8 Pro qualifies as a suitable successor to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Xiaomi has offered the deal by pricing it at low and undercutting the Realme XT. If you are looking for a gaming device, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is an easy pick, but you might also want to look at the Poco F1 which costs the same and offers the same configurations such as same amounts of RAM and storage now that its price has been reduced so many times.

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