Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 VS. Redmi Note 8: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 VS. Redmi Note 8. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Devices

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
7.9
Cost-effectiveness
8.8
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
6.5
7.4
Performance & Hardware
6.6
7.3
Camera
7.3
7.8
Connectivity
6.8
7.2
Battery
7.1
7.2

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
Red Rice Note 5, M1803E7SG
Xiaomi Redmi Note8, Gingko, M1908C3JG

Release Date

Release date
March 2018, 1 year ago
August 2019, 5 months ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
75.4 mm
158.5 mm
8.1 mm
75.3 mm
158.3 mm
8.4 mm
Weight
180 g
190 g
Usable surface
77 %
81 %
Materials
Aluminium alloy
Glass, P2i Nano coating, Plastic
Resistance
-
-
Colors
Black

Cyan

Gold

Rose-gold
Black

Blue

Red

White

Screen

Diagonal
5.99"
6.3"
Type
LCD IPS
LTPS LCD
Resolution
1080 x 2160 px
1080 x 2340 px
Density
403 Pixels per inch
409 Pixels per inch
Others
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • 450 cd/m2
  • 84% NTSC
  • Capacitive
  • LED Notifications
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • NTSC
  • Scratch resistant
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • 2.5D curved glass
  • 3D curved glass screen
  • 84% NTSC
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Frameless
  • LED Notifications
  • LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
  • Multi-touch
  • Notch
  • Water Drop Notch
  • Scratch resistant

Prototypes





Prototypes
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Print 3D Model
Redmi Note 8
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
CPU
4x Kryo 260 1.8 GHz+ 4x Kryo 260 1.6 GHz
4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 + 4x 1.7 GHz Kryo 260
Type
Octa-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
1.8 GHz
2 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
Adreno 509
Qualcomm Adreno 610

RAM

RAM
3 GB
4 GB

Antutu

Score
116.663 (Antutu v7)
Overall performance better than 74% of devices
170.516 (Antutu v8)
Overall performance better than 82% of devices

Storage

Capacity
32 GB
64 GB
SD Slot
Yes
Slot for SD or second SIM card
Yes
Independent SD slot

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, in the back
Yes, in the back

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
LED Notifications
LED Notifications

Camera

Double rear camera

Standard
1
Resolution
12 Mpx
Sensor
Samsung S5K2L7
Type
ISOCELL
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.9
ISO
100 - 1600
Pixel size
1.40 µm
Sensor size
1/2.6
Portrait mode (depth)
2
Resolution
5 Mpx
Sensor
Samsung S5K5E8
Type
CMOS
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.12 µm
Sensor size
1/5

Quad rear camera

Standard
1
Resolution
48 Mpx
Sensor
Samsung S5KGM1
Type
ISOCELL
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.79
ISO
--
Pixel size
0.80 µm
Sensor size
1/2
Wide Angle lens
2
Resolution
8 Mpx
Sensor
Omnivision OV8856
Type
PureCel
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.12 µm
Sensor size
1/4
Macro lens
3
Resolution
2 Mpx
Sensor
Omnivision OV02A10
Type
CMOS
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.75 µm
Sensor size
1/2.8
Portrait mode (depth)
4
Resolution
2 Mpx
Sensor
Omnivision OV02A10
Type
CMOS
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.75 µm
Sensor size
1/2.8
Flash
Dual LED
LED
Features
  • AF assist Beam
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Front Flash
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Macro mode
  • Manual focus
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
  • 4K Video
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Quadruple camera
  • RAW
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
Yes
120 fps
Yes
240 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
No

Selfie

Resolution
13 Mpx
Sensor
Omnivision OV13855
Type
PureCel
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.00 µm
Sensor size
1/2.9
Resolution
13 Mpx
Sensor
Omnivision OV13855
Type
PureCel
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
ISO
--
Pixel size
1.12 µm
Sensor size
1/2.9

Connectivity

Networks

5G
-
-
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Dual Sim Dual Standby
Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Bluetooth 4.2 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • APT-x
  • LE (Low Energy)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • Beidou
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Beidou
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Host
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • Charging
  • Host
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

1.290 W/Kg on head
1.240 W/Kg on body
0.191 W/Kg on head
1.034 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

--
0.374 W/Kg on head
0.987 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • Infrared
  • OTA sync
  • VoLTE
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • Infrared
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE

Battery

Battery
Capacity
4000 mAh
4000 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Li-Polymer
Others
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Fast Charging
Non-removable

Software

Software
Operating System
MIUI V9.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
MIUI V11 (Android 9 P)

Prices

Prices

Prices