The Xiaomi’s Redmi series is among the best popular series when it comes in the case of mid range phones. They offer great value for money to the customers, and they also offer more for less i.e., more features on less price. So today is the new Redmi note series phone Redmi Note 8. It is one of the top phones under 15000 which is currently the best seller phone under this price tag.
Design & Looks:
The redmi note 8 design is likely the same design as of redmi note 7. From normal visual inspection one can clearly see the similarity in terms of design of redmi note 8 and the redmi note 7. The only difference in visual is the quad camera setup at the back side. Other than the quad camera setup it is difficult to differentiate that it’s a note 8 or a note 7 in first look. One can also say it as a newer version of redmi note 7 in terms of visual appearance.
There are three colour options available on redmi note 8. Neptune blue, space black and moonlight white. Mostly buyers take the black colour when choosing a phone. However phone looks more beautiful when in other colour schemes rather than the old black scheme because bright colours such as blue enhances the visual appearances of the phone. The best selling colour of redmi note 8 is space black.
The phone is a little heavier when on hands. Redmi note 8 is slightly heavier than redmi note 7. The phone weighs 190g (Almost 200g practically after putting up the back case and the tempered glass). And offcourse little bit thick than it’s predecessor, that’s 8.4mm. There’s a gorilla glass 5 protection on the front and the back. The all glass body makes the phone look classy and premium.
The phone has an infrared port which can be used to make controls over TV’s, and other electronic appliances with the help of MI’s built-in app.
The redmi note 8 boasts an IPS LCD panel of 6.3 inches with a resolution of 2280 X 1080 pixels ( FHD+). The screen is big and bright which is good for watching movies and videos on YouTube and playing games. At lowest brightness setting it’s difficult to read. But no one keeps it to the lowest. The screen was best viewed at a brightness levels of 40 to 50%. Also no difficulties while outdoor at a brightness level of 100%.
The boasts a quad cam setup at the rear. The setup is the same which is seen on redmi note 7. The quad cam setup contains a 48 MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra wide lens, 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens. While clicking pictures the camera clicks picture in 12MP. It’s by default. For everyday task 12MP will be sufficient.To click images in 48MP one has to manually change the setting.
While clicking regular, there’s no difference seen in a 12MP and 48MP image, the clarity after zoom found better in 48MP image but this image will increase the picture size. No zooming facility while capturing in 48MP mode. Captures less details in low-light but night mode turned on will give better results in low-light. Ultra wide shots are captured good.
The 13MP single camera at the front clicks good selfies. One will not have to edit those selfies as the camera itself will capture great images. The camera also has many types of filters.
This is the category when it comes to capability of the device. The redmi note 8 is powered by the powerful processor i.e. Snapdragon 665 chipset. This is an octa-core processor. While the predecessor redmi note 7 was powered by snapdragon 660 processor. The redmi note 8 will not leave you behind in terms of performance. The phone is good at multi-tasking. The phone is smooth and good in everyday applications like WhatsApp, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter. Web browsing and playing games is not a problem on Redmi note 8. The phone will not lag and freeze at any point while multi-tasking. Games like PUBG will work smoothly on this device. For enhanced gaming experience it’s advised to take 4GB or 6GB version of Redmi note 8.
Software or OS version
The Redmi note 8 runs MIUI version 10 and has received upgrade of MIUI 11 as of 7 december 2019. MIUI offers great practicality over stock android and improves user productivity. The device is based on Android 9 Pie. Currently there’s no news for upgrade from Android 9 to 10 but in future it can receive Android 10 upgrades. There are many built-in apps of MI. These apps are a lot useful. Many ads are shown while using MI apps which may seem annoying to some users.
The redmi note 8 packs a 4000mAh Li-Po battery which is good enough. For basic usage it will last for about one and a half day. Overall , under “normal to heavy usage – playing games, web browsing, attending calls,etc” the battery will last a whole day in a single charge. Finally, the battery is good enough and offers great battery life. The battery is same as seen in the Redmi Note 7.
Unlike the note 7 which supported the 18W fast charging but did’nt included a fast charger in the box, the Note 8 comes with a 18W fast charger in the box. Approximate time for 0 to 100% charge takes around 1.5 hours which is really impressive. The phone has USB Type C 1.0 similar to the Note 7.
For the price tag under 10000, The phone is a good choice to buy. The phone is an all rounder package, it has a processor which is lag free, an option of 3GB,4GB and 6GB variant with 64GB and 128GB memory, a great battery which offer great battery life, plus a rear quad cam setup , the phone is one of the best choice to buy. Currently, it is one of the best selling phones under 15000 price category.