Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Review

Redmi (Xiaomi) launched a Midrange smartphone Named Note 8. This  Note 8 was released in India on oct 2019 Redmi Note 8 is priced at INR 9,999 @ 4GB + 64 GB Variant and 11,999 @ 6GB + 128GB Variant.

Redmi Note 8 features the Snapdragon chip from Qualcomm named SD 665. this chip is made of 11nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 4 x A75 High power cores which are clocked at 2.0GHz, The second part features 4 x A55 high powered cores that are clocked at 1.8GHz. it has Adreno 610 GPU which increases its work by 30% compared to SD 660 the last Midrange Flagship processor from Qualcomm. it has an X15 LTE Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 800 & 150MBPS. Coming to the AI Department it have Ai built in the processor, it has AI Optimizations which helps in AI Capabilities. 

Redmi Released Note 8 in 4GB + 64GB, 6GB Ram + 128GB Internal Storage Models. when I’m using Redmi I got a Flagship Smartphone feeling when holding in the hand with a Quad Camera Setup on rear and Dual-camera set up on the front & Snapdragon 665 at a Un Believable Price makes this Smartphone a true Performance & Camera beast.

Let’s See the Pros And Cons Of Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 8 Specs

  • 6.3” FHD+ HDR LCD display 
  • Protected With Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • 4 / 6GB ram
  • 64 / 128 GB internal storage / Expandable up to via Micro SD card
  • Dual nano sim slot
  • Quad rear camera 48 MP (f/1.8) + 8MP (f/2.2) + 2MP ( f/2.4) + 2MP ( f/2.4)
  • Dual Front camera 13MP (f/2.0) 
  • 4000 Mah battery with 18W Fast charging support
  • USB TYPE-C
  • Rear Fingerprint sensor / Face unlock
  • Bluetooth 5.0 / WiFi / Dolby Atmos
  • Android 10 With MIUI On top

Full Review

Display

  • 6.3” LTPS LCD display, good quality FHD+, viewing angles are good very, very bright in sunlight and very very Smooth. no flaws with the display. the colors are nice on this display.

Build Quality

  • it is built with Corning gorilla glass 5 on the front & back. there is gradient clour back on this phone

Processor

  • The processor is good for daily usage, it is fast and fluid. this can handle Pubg or Asphalt 9 on medium settings with a minimum frame drops. but the Gameplay seems to be good. no heating issues.

Screen casting

  • It supports for screencasting

Dual voLTE:

  • Dual Volte functionality is there. And It works Very Well On the Device

Sensors

  • All sensors are present and work very well too. 

Operating System

  • It runs MIUI based on Android 10, feels snappy with extra customizable options

OTG 

  • Otg functionality is there, but hard-disk also works.

On-Screen Gestures:

  • Full-screen gestures are also present

Ram Management:

  • Ram management, its very good, no reloading of apps. Multitasking is very good.

Call Quality

  • Cellular call quality is good, I did not have any problems with it.

Wi-Fi

  • it has support for dual-band Wi-Fi both 2.4GHz & 5Ghz band.

Headphone Jack And Speakers

  • Output via the 3.5mm headphone jack, its good with punchy Sound.
  • Single speaker, it’s good enough, calls on speakerphone are fine.

Battery Life

  • Battery, average battery life. I’m getting 5.5 hours of sot with 1 day of usage & 1.5 days with medium usage. it takes 1 hr 50 min hours to fully charge the battery.

Fingerprint Sensor

  • The Rear fingerprint sensor is fast and very accurate. it does not fail, most of the time it worked.

Face Unlock

  • Face unlock also works fine. it does not unlock with closed eyes also.

Rear Quad Cameras

  • Rear Quad Camera, it can work like 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Cameras. picture quality is excellent with high detail and HDR is perfectly balanced. 2Mp depth camera gives an excellent portrait effect to the image very well. The 2MP Macro Camera Works and the Quality in daylight conditions is good, in night conditions image quality is horrible. The 8MP Ultrawide Camera is Good and Does the job , in daylight the image quality Is good and in night conditions the image quality is average. in night conditions images are not as sharp as in daylight.
  • night mode works Awesome on the device. good performance with nice details.
  • when coming to Video Recording it can do up to 4K 
  • @ 30fps. the nice thing is it can shoot 720P & 1080p @ 30fps in ultra-wide, normal mode with EIS applied. there is Option to shoot Slow motion video at 720P @90, 240, 120, 960 FPS.
  • the Front camera, its good & picture quality is fine. HDR is good too. it can shoot the video at 1080p @ 30fps

Front Dual Camera

  • The front camera is equipped with a 13MP shooter. Photos are good and well detailed. At night conditions the photos look good with good details. video quality is good in daylight and night time. it can record up to 720 & 1080P @ 30FPS.

Pros

  • Build quality is nice with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Good piece of Cameras In That Price Bracket
  • Perfect & Bright Display In that Price Segment
  • Awesome Battery life

Cons

  • Processor is Down grade, we can expect Snapdragon 675
  • HDR in the Screen is not Correct
  • Video Footage Needs Improvement

VERDICT:

Who can Get Redmi Note 8: if you want a xiaomi device with Miui and with Great Build Quality experience & little bit good Camera’s all in budget Then Redmi Note 8 can be your First choice. 

If you are using Redmi Note 8 share your experiences with us in the comment section below, Stay tuned to Mobiradar for More Reviews like this.

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