Redmi Note 8 Review And Reality

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Redmi note 8 the successor of note 7 was released in 2019, I finally got my hands on the 4GB, 128GB version. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is a beauty to behold, its key features include.

Redmi note 8 key features

6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340-pixel resolution

Qualcomm SDm665 snapdragon 665

Octa core (4x 1.8ghz 4x 2.0ghz)

128gb rom 4gb ram

Mobile Category

48mp/ 8mp/ 2mp/ 2mp quad back camera and single 13mp selfie camera

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 review

Design

The Redmi Note 8 comes with a flashy glass material used in building the back just like the Nokia 5.1 plus smartphone. Note 8 comes with quad cameras at the top left-hand side with a flashlight attached to it, and a plastic frame surrounds.

At the top of the smartphone is its headphone jack and also a mic for video making, At the front view, the top middle of the note 8 is where the earpiece and the 13mp selfie camera is located. At the bottom of Note 8 is the loudspeaker and type c USB port which supports 18w Fast charging.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 back design
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 design

Camera

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 comes with a quad rear camera. 48MP, f/1.8, 26mm wide main camera, 8mp f/2.2, 13mm ultrawide camera, 2mp, f/2.4, macro, 2mp, f/2.4, depth camera. I took two picture sample with it, one for the rear squad camera and one with the single selfie camera, the rear camera looks amazing as pictures taken with it is quite clear and I can zoom inside a little bit without the image deteriorating. The front selfie is quite clear too but I think the contrast is a little bit high and also the colors, but pictures taking with G cam looks far better than the stock Xiaomi camera.

The pictures below are the samples.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 camera test
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 front camera test

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 back camera test
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 back camera test

Hardware and software

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 comes with a Qualcomm SDm665 snapdragon 665 chipset and an Octa-core (4x 1.8ghz 4x 2.0ghz) processor coupled with an Andreno 610 GPU. Note 8 is very responsive as it handled most of my tasks easily. Note 8 is also good for gaming it handled PUBG well.

There are different versions of note 8 There is the one of 6GB ram 128GB ROM and also 4GB Ram 128GB Rom which I am currently reviewing. I also saw some other versions on Xiaomi’s official website like 32GB Rom 3GB ram, 64GB ROM 4GB ram, 64GB ROM, and 6GB ram. I love the sound of the Xiaomi note 8 the loudspeaker is okay though I prefer the Huawei y6 prime any time any day. Note 8 also comes with Google applications like the play store, Gmail, Chrome, and the rest.

Battery and network

The note 8 comes with a 4000mah non-removable battery. The battery can last for two days on minimal usage, less than a day on heavy usage. Overall, the battery is okay and the smartphone doesn’t heat up easily and also, you get to charge from 0 to 100 percent faster because it supports 18w fast charging. Also, Note 8 supports 4g 3g 2g internet service.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 full specification

Performance

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 665 Octa-core processor

Frequency: up to 2.0GHz

 AdrenoTM 610 graphics processor

 Qualcomm® 3rd generation AI engine

4GB+128GB*

Largest available for Redmi Note 8

 3GB + 32GB / 4GB + 64GB also available

Cameras

Rear Camera

48MP Full scene quad camera

48MP ultra-high-resolution primary camera

48MP, 0.8μm, 1/2″ sensor, FOV 79.4°

 f/1.75 aperture, 6 piece lens, AF, supports 4-in-1 Super Pixel (12MP, 1.6μm)

8MP ultra-wide-angle camera

8MP, 1.12μm, FOV 120°, f/2.2 aperture

2MP macro camera

2MP, 1.75μm, f/2.4 aperture, AF

2MP depth camera

2MP, 1.75μm, f/2.4 aperture

 Photo resolution: 8000 x 6000

 Video resolution: up to 4K

 Single-tone flash

Rear camera photography features

48MP HD | Smart ultra-wide angle mode | Rear camera Beautify

 Steady handheld night photography | Portrait mode background blurring | Panorama mode

 Pro mode | Photo timer | Leveling | Burst mode | Face recognition | HDR | Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction | Custom watermark

 Portrait mode background blur adjustment | Full-screen frame

 Rear camera AI scene detection (27 recognizable tags) | Macro camera

Rear camera video features

Ultra-wide angle recording | Macro recording | Short video mode | 4K recording

 4K recording 30fps

 1080p recording 30fps / 60fps*

 720p recording 30fps

 1080p slow motion recording 120fps

 720p slow motion recording 120fps / 240fps

Front camera

13MP Front Camera

13MP, 1.12μm

 f/2.0 aperture

Front camera photography features

Front camera Beautify | Front camera display brightness correction | AI separation | Face recognition | Front camera filters

 Selfie timer | Selfie mirror | Hand gesture selfie | Panorama selfie | Portrait mode | Blur adjustment | Full-screen camera frame

Front camera video features

1080p video recording at 30fps

 720p video recording at 30fps

Audio

Ultra-linear speakers

1217 ultra-linear speakers, Smart PA, equivalent to a 0.93cc super-large sound chamber

 Speaker sound waves clear away dust

High-power handset

0810 high-power handset, maximum power 150mW, handheld volume boost function

Screen

6.3” (diagonally)* Dot Drop Full Screen Display

Resolution 2340 x 1080 FHD + 19.5:9

 Contrast Ratio: 1500:1 (typ)

 NTSC: 84% (typ)

 Sunlight display | Night mode | Eye protection mode | Color temperature adjustment

 Low blue light TÜV Rheinland-certified display

 Corning®️Gorilla®️Glass 5

Battery and Charging

4000mAh(type)*

 3900mAh(min)

Built-In Non-removable Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery

Supports 18W Fast Charge

Standard 10W Fast Charger, USB Type-C Reversible Charging Port

Network & Connectivity

Communications

Supports 2+1 card slot, nano-SIM + nano-SIM + microSD

 4G / 3G / 2G

 Supports dual SIM VoLTE HD calling

Note 1: The local operator’s network determines whether 4G is supported

Network Band

4G:

 LTE FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20

 LTE TDD: B38/40

 3G: WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8

 2G: GSM: B2/3/5/8

Wireless Network

WLAN Protocol: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

 WLAN Frequency: 2.4G Wi-Fi | 5G Wi-Fi

 Supports Wi-Fi Direct

 Supports Bluetooth 4.2

 Supports radio

Dimensions and Buttons

Dimensions

Height: 158.3mm

 Width: 75.3mm

 Thickness: 8.35mm

 Weight: 190g

Location

GPS | A-GPS | GLONASS | Beidou

Multimedia Playback

MP4 | M4V | MKV | XVID | WAV | AAC | MP3 | AMR | FLAC

Video Playback

Supports next-generation video codec technology formats such as,

 HEVC, H.264, MPEG4, and VC-1

Sensors

Proximity sensor | Ambient light sensor | Acceleration sensor | Gyroscope |

 Digital Compass | Fingerprint Sensor

Package contents

Redmi Note 8 / Power adapter / USB Type-C cable / SIM Eject Tool / Soft Case /

 User Guide / Warranty Card

What I love about Xiaomi note 8

Great Camera: I love the squad rear camera, the pictures taken from it are outstanding and also, I can use G-cam which is also my best camera software.

Nice Design: The note 8 fits perfectly in the hand and also it has a beautiful design, a lovely glass back which makes it irresistible.

Large space: Although Note 8 has different verities’ the 128GB ROM and 4GB ram are just perfect for me. I can make use of the 64GB Rom 4GB version too.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 storage space
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 storage space

What I don’t like about Xiaomi note 8

User interface: I prefer the android stock user interface to the Xiaomi interface

Where to buy Xiaomi note 8 smartphones

Jumia 68,000 Nigerian naira’s

Konga 68,000 Nigerian naira’s

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