Technical sheet of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Description

Xiaomi with its sub-brand Redmi has wanted to continue in the competitive world of the mid-range and as it did with the Redmi Note 7, it has launched a mobile with the best quality / price ratio of the 2019 year: The Redmi Note 8 .

A super camera for a mid-range mobile

One of the points where Xiaomi has wanted to take care with this terminal is in the photographic aspect and has incorporated up to 4 cameras that provide us with the best possible experience in a mobile of this price range. The main one has a Samsung S5KGM1 sensor of 48 megapixels that delight anyone in good light conditions and does not fall short when the light begins to run out. It is accompanied by a wide angle sensor that allows us to obtain these panoramic photographs without having to opt for special modes. It also has a special 2Megapixels Macro sensor for photographing nearby objects. Finally, it adds a fourth 2 Megapixel sensor that allows you to manage the Bokeh effect for our blur effects. On the front we have a great camera of 13 Megapixels for our selfies within a drop notch.

Processor... more than enough

In this case Xiaomi has opted for the use of Snapdragon 665, a processor more than tested within the mid-range, capable of moving our multimedia content with solvency, although to be fair it is not enough to move the most demanding games in its highest resolution . While it is true that Xiaomi has equipped this mobile with several Ram / Rom settings that allow us to choose the one that best suits our needs, from 3GB / 32GB, to the most powerful 4GB / 128GB, through the 4GB configuration / 64GB that is possibly the most balanced of all.

Battery to hold the day

Lately 4000mAh mobiles are being imposed, of course it is an optimal capacity to allow us to withstand our days with a more demanding use without problems. As if that were not enough, Xiaomi has added fast charging so that we can have the mobile ready in just 1 hour and 20 minutes.

We miss the absence of NFC, which have incorporated the Redmi Note 8T, although in return Xiaomi has not forgotten to add the FM radio and the notifications LED.

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Brand

Brand Xiaomi
Aliases Xiaomi Redmi Note8, Gingko, M1908C3J
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 prices

Versions and prices
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 China · 4GB · 64GB $ 325
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 China · 6GB · 64GB $ 314
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 China · 6GB · 128GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Global · 4GB · 64GB $ 163
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Global · 3GB · 32GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Global · 4GB · 128GB $ 161
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Global · 6GB · 128GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 International · 4GB · 64GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 India · 6GB · 128GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 India · 3GB · 32GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 India · 4GB · 64GB
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Release Date

Release dateAugust 2019, 4 years ago

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Design & Materials of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

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Structure

Size
75.3 mm158.3 mm8.4 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 190 g
Usable surface 81 %
Materials Plastic , Glass , P2i Nano coating
Colors
Black
White
Green

Screen

Diagonal
6.3"
Type LTPS LCD
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Resolution 1080 x 2340 px FHD+
Density 409 ppi Very high density
Others
  • Water Drop Notch
  • 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • 84% NTSC
  • LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 3D curved glass screen
  • 2.5D curved glass glass
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon silicon)
  • Frameless
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User reviews
Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
8.0

412 reviews

Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.2

412 reviews

Is it comfortable?
8.6

412 reviews

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
7.7

412 reviews

Performance & Hardware of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Processor

Model Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
CPU 4x Kryo 260 2.0 GHz + 4x Kryo 260 1.8 GHz
Type Octa-Core
Nanometer 11 nm
Frequency 2 GHz
64 Bits Yes
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Graphics

GPU Qualcomm Adreno 610

RAM

RAM 6 GB
Type --
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Antutu

Score
170.516 Antutu v8
Overall performance better than 55% of devices

Storage

Capacity 128 GB
Type eMMC 5.0 Storage
SD Slot Yes , Independent SD slot
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Security

Fingerprint Yes, in the back

Sensors

Fingerprint Yes
Proximity Yes
Light sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Compass Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Others
Notifications LED LED Notifications
Cooling system No
Gaming buttons No
User reviews
Does it have good sound?
8.3

412 reviews

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
8.4

412 reviews

What's your experience been with demanding games?
7.8

412 reviews

Camera of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Quad rear camera

Standard
1
Resolution 48 Mpx
Sensor Samsung S5KGM1
Type ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ 1.79
ISO --
Pixel size 0.80 µm
Pixel Binning 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size 1/2"
2
Resolution
8 Mpx
Sensor
Omnivision OV8856
Type
PureCel
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size
1.12 µm
Sensor size
1/4"
3
Resolution
2 Mpx
Sensor
Omnivision OV02A10
Type
CMOS
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size
1.75 µm
Sensor size
1/2.8"
4
Resolution
2 Mpx
Sensor
Omnivision OV02A10
Type
CMOS
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size
1.75 µm
Sensor size
1/2.8"
Flash LED
Optical Stabilisation No
Slow Motion Video Yes, 240 fps
Features
  • 4K Video
  • Digital zoom
  • Quadruple camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • RAW
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Selfie

Resolution 13 Mpx
Sensor Omnivision OV13855
Type PureCel
Aperture ƒ/ 2.0
Pixel size 1.12 µm
Sensor size 1/2.9"
Others
Extra
  • Pixel size 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
  • 1/2 " sensor size
  • FOV 79.4°
  • 6P lens
  • Second camera ultra wide-angle 120º
  • Third camera 2MP Ultra-Macro
  • Third camera 1.75 µm
  • Third camera f/2.4 aperture
  • Fourth camera 2MP depth-of-field
  • Fourth camera 1.75 µm
  • Fourth camera f/2.4 aperture
User reviews
Quality of daytime photos
8.8

412 reviews

Quality of nighttime photos
7.1

412 reviews

Quality of selfies
8.0

412 reviews

Does it have a powerful flash?
7.4

412 reviews

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Network compatibility

Connectivity of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Bands

4G LTE B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900), B34 (TDD 2100), B38 (TDD 2600), B39 (TDD 1900), B40 (TDD 2300), B41 (TDD 2500)
3G B1 (2100), B5 (850), B8 (900), B34 (TD 2000), B39 (TD 1900+)
2G CDMA BC0 (800), B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)

SIM card

TypeDual SIM Dual Standby (Nano SIM + Nano SIM)

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Wi-Fi

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

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 4.2 LELow energy consumption
Profiles
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • APT-x

Navigation

Supports GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

USB

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

SAR

-- --
Others
NFC
No
Audio Jack
Yes
Radio FM
Yes
Computer sync
Yes
OTA sync
Yes
Infrared
Yes
Tethering.
Yes
VoLTE
Yes
User reviews
Does it have good coverage for calls?
8.8

412 reviews

Quality of the GPS
8.6

412 reviews

And the WiFi?
8.3

412 reviews

Battery of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Capacity
4000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes
Others
  • Non-removable
User reviews
How long does the battery last?
  • 4%
    Two days or more
  • 42%
    More than one day
  • 39%
    One day
  • 12%
    Less than a day
  • 2%
    Less than half day

412 reviews

Software of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Software

Operating System Android 11 Red Velvet Cake
MIUI V12 (Android 11)
Google Services (official) No
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User reviews
Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 8%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 80%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 12%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

412 reviews

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 43%
    Every two months or less
  • 42%
    Every six months
  • 9%
    Once a year
  • 6%
    Never

412 reviews

User reviews about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Overall satisfaction
8.5
  • 295
  • 86
  • 19
  • 6
  • 6
412 reviews
  • Screen8.4
  • Performance8.2
  • Camera7.8
  • Connectivity8.5
  • Battery7.6
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  • Was a good smartphone for the price range but last update kill it.

    When I bought this smartphone in 2020 for the price was a good equipment but the few updates Xiaomi release for it had killed the smartphone. The battery start running out very quickly, now passed 3 and half years from the moment I bought it and the battery barely hangs for a half a day. The smartphone is constantly crashing the applications and in some cases the UI, meaning periods of freezing that can reach to 4 or 5 mins. And sometimes it restarts by its own when it cannot recover from the freezing. Wi-Fi sometimes disconnects by itself.
    The fact to have a short storage doesn't also contribute for the good health of the smartphone in a time that the applications are each time bigger.
    In general, was a very good smartphone for the price, but I can say the last OS update 2 years ago +/- killed it for good.
    I'm looking for a new one, because I already had problems at an airport to show my ticket…smartphone had frozen in that precise moment, what a lucky mine. :-|

    Pros
    • Good relation price/quality
    • Good screen
    • Good sound
    • Infrared
    • Notifications light
    • Good camera for the price
    Cons
    • Battery, the 4000mAh its not enough
    • Connectivty, GPS and Wi-fi some don't work well
    • OS looks heavy for the hardware
    • 5.3
    • Screen5.2
    • Performance4.3
    • Camera4.2
    • Connectivity7.6
    • Battery5.0
  • .

    .

    • 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

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  • 5.9 Design & Materials
  • 5.5 Performance & Hardware
  • 6.5 Camera
  • 4.7 Connectivity
  • 5.2 Battery
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