Redmi Note Series, everyone knows what it is, and I am pretty sure you know at least one person who uses any of the Redmi note’s.
Previously we had done a review of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, but if you are more budget-restricted, then Redmi has the non-pro version of it coming under the sub 10K segment.
The Redmi Note 8
This review is for the Redmi note 8.
Redmi Note 8 Look’s Design and Aesthetics
So as always lets start with the Looks, design, and aesthetics, Redmi note 8 is probably the only phone in this price range which has a glass body, having gorilla glass 5 on both back and front, having a gradient back, the phone feels premium in the hand for a phone in this price segment, also one thing to note is that it has Splash resistant which is pretty good.
Now towards the display, the Redmi Note 8 has a Full HD IPS-LCD 6.3 inches display with 81.7% body ratio, having an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, the display is good but not the best in this price segment, the colors produced are vivid and has good viewing angles, but can give a hard time under sunlight.
Redmi Note 8 Performance
Now to the Performance, this phone has a Qualcomm snapdragon 665 Chipset which has 4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver chips, coupled with Adreno 610 GPU and up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage which can further is expanded up to 256 GB through dedicated micro-sd card slot, the performance is satisfactory for this price range, day to day tasks feels fluid but can hang at high multitasking, heavy title games can be played in this phone at low setting but you will occasionally see lags.
Redmi Note 8 Camera Performance
Next will the Optics, Redmi note 8 has a quad-camera setup with the primary one being a 48 MP, f/1.8 wide lens, the second one being an 8 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide lens, the third one is a 2 MP, f/2.4 macro lens and the last one is a 2 MP depth sensor
The camera performance is good in daylight conditions, but the shots may feel somewhat artificial, but gives satisfactory results, in night light, its better to use the night mode then only you can get some usable pics, the pic’s in night light are average to below average, having a large amount of noise in them, the ultrawide is good but give oversaturated pics, macro camera is pretty average
Video recording is available at [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, at 2160P there is no stabilization at 1080P there is EIS, for selfies it has 13 MP, f/2.0 lens, the selfies are good but can get oversharpened, overall the camera performance is pretty average.
Now for the extra’s
let’s start with the battery
Redmi note 8 has a 4000 mAh battery with 18 Watt charger, the battery will easily last for a day in moderate usage but will have to charge twice a day if you have a heavy user.
The audio quality is average, the volume is of good level, at high volume you can easily hear distortions, there is also an option to clear dust/debris from the speakers through the setting in which a sharp sound will be emitted from speakers which will clean the speakers
The UI is MIUI 10, but will surely get the MIUI 11, which is much better than the previous version, overall the UI experience depends on the user.
For security it has a fingerprint sensor on the back and also has the face-unlock option, the fingerprint sensor is pretty good and accurate, while the face-unlock may feel a bit slow.
Overall after review the Note 8 Pro, this phone doesn’t feel that good, but if you are strictly restricted to not to spend more than 10000 INR then the 4/64 GB variant is a good option but if you spend just 1000 INR more then you can get the Vivo U20 which offers much better specs and performance.
- Above-average performance
- Average Camera’s
- Good built quality(best in this price range)
- Average audio
- Good battery life
- Splash resistant
- USB type C
- LED Notification light
- Expandable storage
- IR Blaster