The front panel of Redmi Note 8 has a water drop shaped notch as well as in our blue color variant, the blue color is visible on the edges except for the top of the screen. We didn’t find it attractive at all. We expect the Space Black and Moonlight White color variants to look more sober.
There is a border just below the 6.3-inch screen, on which the Redmi logo is located in silver color and there is a waterdrop-shaped notch at the top of the front panel of the phone. To the left of the single front camera is the LED light for notifications. Xiaomi says that Corning Gorilla Glass 5 has been used on the front and back panels of the Redmi Note 8.
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The Redmi 8 sports a simple and solid finish, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 sports a gradient finish and diffraction pattern. We have the Neptune Blue color variant which looks blue-green on top and purple on the bottom. The rear of Redmi Note 8 has a vertical camera setup on the left side, but it is slightly raised.
If this bothers you a bit, then you can take help from the plastic box found in the retail box. The fingerprint sensor also has a place for security on the back panel of the phone.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 weighs a manageable 188 grams and the phone is 8.35mm thick. It was also comfortable to use the phone holding it in one hand. The back panel of the phone is easily smudged but not very slippery.
The phone is P2I water repellent, which is a great thing. Xiaomi has provided an IR emitter at the top of the phone, while the USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and speaker will be available at the bottom of the phone. The SIM tray (two Nano-SIMs) and microSD card holder up to 512 GB will be found on the left side of the phone. The power and volume buttons are located on the right side of the phone.
Xiaomi has endowed the Redmi Note 8 with a 6.39-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display. Colors don’t look as vivid and the phone doesn’t have HDR like the Redmi Note 8 Pro, but considering the price, we like the phone to be crisp and smooth.
Please note that MIUI 10 has a lot of bloatware. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 runs fast and we didn’t have any problems with the user interface. Popular games like PUBG Mobile are expected to run smoothly on Redmi Note 8, but we will give you detailed information about it in the post-test review.
Like the Vivo U10 and Realme 5, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor has also been used in the Redmi Note 8. However, Xiaomi has announced that the company will not sell any variant with less than 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage of the Redmi. Note 8, whose price is 9,999 rupees.
There is also another variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 that comes with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and this model will retail for Rs.12,999. Redmi Note 8 has a 4000mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging, let us tell you that an 18W charger is also available in the retail box.
We’ll be giving you some information about the phone’s battery test in the Redmi Note 8 review soon, how much the phone supported us in our HD video loop test. Xiaomi has provided four rear cameras in its Redmi Note 8. There is a 48-megapixel main camera, its aperture is F/1.79. It is capable of recording 4K videos with electronic image stabilization.
The second sensor comes with an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera sensor with a 120-degree field of view. Other than this, it has been given a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 also has a 13-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calls. Its aperture is F/2.0. We will soon provide you with detailed information about the display, performance, battery life, camera, etc. of the phone in the Redmi Note 8 review.