Xiaomi just took the wraps off the Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro in China, once again bringing killer devices to the budget segment. Successors to the extremely popular Redmi Note 7 series. Now the sales are open on Gearbest.
Design & Appearance
The Redmi Note 8 measures 6.53 inches, with a ratio screen/facade greater than 90%, according to the manufacturer. The fingerprint sensor comes, this time, to be placed under the slab, which unfortunately adopts the LCD technology, but with a definition FHD + (2240 ?? x 1080 px). Weight and dimensions remain almost unchanged. With 160 x 75 x 8.5 millimeters and weighing 186 grams, the redmi Note 8 a classic mid-range device. The back is optically dominated by the new camera unit with 4 sensors.
The words “48MP AI Camera” could not be saved again and the lonely LED flash sits next to, instead of under the camera unit. As with the Redmi Note 7, the camera unit is clearly visible from the back and the one with the case will not close it directly. Another highlight of the design is the new “Fantasy” gradient. White, blue and black are available to choose from and, except for the black version, the backs will be extravagant in color. Gorilla Glass 5 front and back in combination with a plastic frame are confirmed again. The white notification LED remains questionable, but here Xiaomi has never disappointed us.
Inside, there’s a mid-range chip, the new Snapdragon 665. The performance should be at least equivalent to those of the Redmi Note 7, if not a bit better. A single iteration is available, with a 4GB RAM configuration and 64GB of storage. The 3/32GB version manages and brings with the note 8 now 4/64GB, 6/64GB or 6/128GB, So far, there has never been a Redmi Note with 6GB of RAM in the Global Version. So a welcome innovation. For the battery, it is still 4000 mAh, and this time, it will be possible to quickly recharge up to 18 W USB-C.
Unsurprisingly, the Redmi Note 8 is the worthy successor of the Redmi Note 7 since it has a 48-megapixel main sensor, the last from Samsung (ISOCELL GM2). It is accompanied by three other modules, 8 MP in ultra-wide-angle, 2 MP with the macro lens and finally 2 MP with the lens for taking pictures with a bokeh. The front camera takes pictures with 13 megapixels. For videos, the Redmi Note 7 was damned well placed and here too the EIS delivers very good results. Whether one delivers now an EIS for 4K video, is not indicated.
Wi-Fi with ac standard and Bluetooth 5.0 are standard in the middle class. GPS and the usual sensors with proximity, brightness, and acceleration sensors are also included. The well-sized 4000 mAh battery is firmly on the Redmi Note series and here you are in the now eighth version no exception. The Quick-Charge 4 power adapter with 18 watts charging power is included in the delivery and will probably charge the device in one hour and 30 minutes from 0 to 100%.
Where To Shop
Redmi Note 8 is now available on Gearbest with the following version: