User score

Overall satisfaction
  • 290
  • 79
  • 18
  • 6
  • 6
399 reviews
  • Screen8.4
  • Performance8.2
  • Camera7.8
  • Connectivity8.6
  • Battery7.6
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?

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Do you think it's a nice phone?

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Is it comfortable?

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Can you see it well in the sunlight?

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Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?

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Does it work smoothly in everyday use?

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What's your experience been with demanding games?

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Quality of daytime photos

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Quality of nighttime photos

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Quality of selfies

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Does it have a powerful flash?

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Does it have good coverage for calls?

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Quality of the GPS

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And the WiFi?

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How long does the battery last?
  • 2%
    Less than half day
  • 12%
    Less than a day
  • 39%
    One day
  • 43%
    More than one day
  • 4%
    Two days or more

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Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 9%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 80%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 11%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

399 reviews

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 5%
  • 8%
    Once a year
  • 43%
    Every six months
  • 45%
    Every two months or less

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User reviews

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    • 8.5
    • Screen9.0
    • Performance8.6
    • Camera9.2
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery0.0
  • Just another bang-for-the-bucks Redmi

    Let's be real here - at this price point no one should expect anything more than a so-so experience with below to average marks in everything. Have been using it for the last 4 years, and it's pretty laggy if all the MIUI bloats aren't removed, which definitely shows its age. Still useable though, the Snapdragon 665 cannot punch above its weight, but light usage is handleable. A phone this cheap should not have a glass back, but there's one anyway, and this decision baffles me - why includes a glass back if it doesn't need one, especially without wireless charging? Audio and screen are definitely sub-par, same for charging. The main camera is usable, the rest of them are definitely fillers. Still, for this price, I did not regret my decision buying this device.

    • 5.5
    • Screen6.5
    • Performance4.0
    • Camera4.7
    • Connectivity6.6
    • Battery5.0
  • Lack of a good software

    This phone can really give you a good experience for the price if you unlock tge bootloader and installed somthing like paranoid android on it this will make the phone runs far smother than the miui bloat crap
    And in 2023 this phone is giving me 244k in amtutu v9 (paranoid android)

    • Camera
    • Desgin
    • Has a big community for roms
    • Sharp screen
    • Miui
    • Weak gpu
    • 6.7
    • Screen6.7
    • Performance5.0
    • Camera6.7
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery5.0
  • This phone has served me for more than 3 years, introducing me to the world of Xiaomi, one of the best budget phones I had.

    The camera on this Xiaomi phone is phenomenal for a budget phone, it rivals that of many midrange smartphones if not better. The battery on the Redmi Note 8 is average, mine has wore down after more than 3 years of usage to the point that it would restart when watching a video, this has become one of my favorite budget phones.

    • Great Camera for its Price
    • Three years of Software updates
    • Gorilla Glass 5 Front and Back
    • 4000mah Battery
    • Snapdragon 665 not good for gaming
    • 7
    • Screen7.2
    • Performance5.6
    • Camera7.5
    • Connectivity7.3
    • Battery7.0
  • Pretty much my first phone after becoming someone who likes technology, and gets informed before buying a phone, much before.

    A really good value for the money that it costed

    • 6
    • Screen7.2
    • Performance3.3
    • Camera5.0
    • Connectivity5.3
    • Battery9.0
  • A good cellphone if the performance is not suppressed by MIUI

    • 9
    • Screen10
    • Performance8.6
    • Camera8.0
    • Connectivity9.6
    • Battery5.0
  • It's performance is so good, Camera is so cool. I play a lot of games in it smoothly. There is some issue but overall good phone.

    • Processor
    • Camera
    • Design
    • IP Rating
    • Video Quality
    • Heating Issue
    • Lag in some hp game.
    • Battery
    • 8.4
    • Screen8.7
    • Performance7.6
    • Camera8.5
    • Connectivity8.6
    • Battery9.0
  • Nice phone

    Good screen
    Good processor
    Good wifi
    Good camera

    • 8.4
    • Screen8.2
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera8.7
    • Connectivity9.6
    • Battery7.0
  • No decepciona para nada.

    Con el precio que tiene creo que es uno de los mejores teléfonos que se pueden comprar sino el mejor (siempre tomando en cuenta estos precios), no decepciona en lo absoluto y tiene un rendimiento buenísimo, aun que la batería me parece que debería de dar un poquito mas pero me imagino que con actualizaciones futuras se podrá mejorar eso.
    Y la cámara es buenísima instalando la GCAM, hace unas rotos expectaculares.

    • Rendimiento
    • Sonido
    • Procesador
    • Diseño
    • Densidad de pixeles en pantalla
    • Duración de batería
    • Alcance wi-fi
    • Sistema MIUI
    • Brillo en pantalla
    • 7.6
    • Screen6.7
    • Performance8.0
    • Camera7.0
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery7.0
  • Based on user's experience

    • Not powerful enough flash
    • 8.6
    • Camera0.0
    • Battery10

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  • 6.0 Design & Materials
  • 5.3 Performance & Hardware
  • 6.5 Camera
  • 6.2 Connectivity
  • 5.3 Battery
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How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

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The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.