In India and Nepal, Redmi Note 7 Pro was the turning point for the company as it was able to make lots of sales. This time Xiaomi is back with a new device – Redmi Note 8 Pro.
It is well known to everyone that Xiaomi’s Note series have been successor among the budget range powerful smartphones in recent years. The good thing about the company is that it manufactures great devices on an affordable price range.
Redmi Note 8 Pro is an absolutely gorgeous looking smartphone as it has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back. The glass makes it feel premium and has good built quality as well. There are a power button and volume rockers on the right side of the device and a hybrid SIM tray on the left side. At the bottom, Type-C port for charging the device, a 3.5mm audio jack for audio output, a microphone and speaker grills.
At the top, there is a noise cancellation microphone and an IR blaster for controlling the device remotely. It weighs around 200 gm and has a dimension of 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm. The phone is available in 4 colours i.e. Blue, White, Black and Red.
Display and Design
The display on Redmi Note 8 Pro is not AMOLED but it has a 6.53 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and has 84.9% screen to body ratio. The screen has a good viewing angle and the colour production is also good. It has a resolution of 1080*2340 pixels and has ~395 PPI density. The screen is under a Gorilla Glass 5 so it should be able to withstand the drops from small heights. Since the LCD can go up-to 500 NITS of maximum brightness it should not be a problem to use the device in bright sunlight.
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CPU and Performance
We are only getting Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10. Sooner or later Xiaomi might provide software updates with Android 10. As the main processor, a 12nm chipset Mediatek Helio G90T has been used which should be able to handle the performance of the device. The chipset is specialized for gaming so the gaming performance on this device should be fantastic.
It is an Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) processor and for the GPU Mali-G76 MC4 is used. The device is available in 2 variants of storage, one with 6GB RAM and 64 GB internal and another with 6GB RAM with 128 GB internal.
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The camera on Redmi Note 8 Pro should be fine as it comprises of Quad camera setup. The cameras are aligned vertically and there is a 64 MP, f/1.9(wide), an 8 MP, f/2.2 (ultrawide), a 2 MP, f/2.4 (dedicated macro camera) and a 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor. The device is a camera beast with that 48 MP shooter.
At the front is a 20MP sensor with f/2.0 which should be able to snap good selfies.
The 4500 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery powers the device. The huge capacity battery should be able to power the phone for a whole day with normal usage. Also, for charging 18-watt charger is provided in the box which supports fast charging and can charge the device pretty quickly.
Price and Availability
Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced 4GB + 64GB: CNY 999 ~ Rs. 16, 000, 6GB + 64GB: CNY 1, 199 ~ Rs. 19, 300, 6GB + 128GB: CNY 1, 399 ~ Rs. 22, 500, this is an absolutely gorgeous looking smartphone. The phone is available in 4 colours i.e. Blue, White, Black and Red. It’s said to be launching soon in Nepali Market.
For Bluetooth, Bluetooth 5.0 has been provided for a wide range of connections which is a nice deal as well. The fingerprint scanner on this device is at the back below the camera and the placement at the back should be the best position.
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Detailed Specifications of Redmi Note 8 Pro:
- Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
- Launch Date: Released 2019, September ( Announced: August 2019)
- Design: Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5)
- Dimension: 6.35 x 3.01 x 0.35 in
- Weight: 200 g
- Sim: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6.53 inches, 84.9% Screen-to-Body ratio, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 395ppi
- CPU: Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm), Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G76 MC4
- Memory: 64GB 6 GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, expandable up to 256 GB
- Camera: 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
- Selfie Camera: 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery with Fast battery charging 18W
- Colors: Black, Red, Blue, White
- Price: 4GB + 64GB: CNY 999 ~ Rs. 16, 000, 6GB + 64GB: CNY 1, 199 ~ Rs. 19, 300, 6GB + 128GB: CNY 1, 399 ~ Rs. 22, 500