Xiaomi’s new Redmi Note 8 Pro has been launched at a starting price of Rs 14,999. This price is for 6 GB of RAM and a 64 GB storage variant. The price of the 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant of the phone is Rs 15,999. Its 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant will retail for Rs 17,999. Will Redmi Note 8 Pro be able to present a strong new challenge in the market on the basis of a powerful processor and a high-resolution camera? We will get the answer to this question in the detailed review. But before that, we spend some time with Redmi Note 8 Pro. How do we like this phone at first glance? Let’s count…
The Redmi Note 8 Pro feels like a big, heavy phone. It weighs 200 grams and measures 8.79 mm wide. Some people didn’t like it. Not everyone will like the shiny chrome frame that runs along the edges of the phone’s body. At first glance, we also find it more reflective. The edges of the screen are very thin. But due to Waterdrop Notch, you will not get full screen.
The 6.53-inch Full HD+ screen of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is bright and sharp. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and back panels of the phone. It also comes with TUV Rheinland certification for blue light reduction.
The cameras are upright on the back. The big strip is in the middle of the phone. There is another strip on his right side. The main fringe is slightly raised. This helps stabilize the phone when it is placed flat on a surface.
The fingerprint sensor has a place on the main strip. It’s a bit short. But it is easy to access due to the elevation. How does it feel in daily use? We’ll tell you about this in detail in the Redmi Note 8 Pro review. Xiaomi says that having fewer cutouts increases the strength of the glass, which is a good thing.
There are two small trays on the left side. There is space for two nano SIM cards and a microSD card slot. Interestingly, the Redmi Note 8 Pro variant launched in China does not have a microSD card slot. It has been brought to India. Like other Xiaomi phones, this phone has an infrared emitter. We also saw a small notification LED to the right of the selfie camera. The rest of the phone’s design is very standard. The buttons are on the right. The USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and speaker are located at the bottom.
Xiaomi knows that Indian customers take specifications very seriously. In such a situation, using the MediaTek G90T processor is an interesting decision. MediaTek claims that the G90T processor has the potential to outperform Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 703G processors in various benchmark tests. This processor is made for gaming. In such a situation, users who are interested in gaming will definitely consider the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Now let’s talk about the 64-megapixel F/1.89 aperture main rear camera. At the moment we can not say anything about its performance. This will be discussed in detail in the Redmi Note 8 Pro review. Typically, the camera will capture 16MP images with the help of binning technology. But you can expect better images from a higher resolution. 64 megapixels is also a strong feature according to the marketing.
The secondary camera has a 120 degree wide angle lens. It is an 8-megapixel sensor with an F/2.2 aperture. It seems that this will not work in all circumstances. You’ll also get a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro camera. We take a look at this type of camera setup on the Realme 5 Pro. We think that this feature is not extremely necessary. But after the arrival of this sensor, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has reached the level of its challenges.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 20-megapixel camera with F/2.0 aperture on the front panel. It also has portrait mode. The Redmi Note 8 Pro battery is 4,500 mAh. Supports 18W fast charging. The phone comes with dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, dedicated antenna, and Bluetooth 5. Xiaomi has made the phone available in India in Halo White, Gamma Green, and Shadow Black colors. Amazon’s Alexa assistant has also been integrated.
The device was running on MIUI 10.4.2 based on Android 9 Pie. It is expected to get MIUI 11 soon as well.
We will be coming soon with Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro review. In this, the performance of the phone, cameras, battery life, display, build quality and other aspects will be discussed in detail.