Redmi Note 8 Pro Design
Xiaomi has changed the design of the Redmi 8 series smartphones and the Redmi Note 8 Pro has also benefited from it. Redmi Note 7 Pro ,reviewThe Redmi Note 8 Pro has a bigger 6.3-inch display as compared to the Redmi Note 8 Pro. There is a waterdrop notch on the front panel of the phone and the selfie camera has got a place in it.
The earpiece has got a place just above the display. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 has been used in the handset for protection. The power and volume buttons are on the right side of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. We found that the power button is well placed but the volume button will require you to stretch your hands a bit.
There are two trays on the left side of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the first one has a nano-SIM slot and the second has a separate room for the nano-SIM slot and microSD card slot. Xiaomi has specifically given a microSD card slot for the Indian market, to recall that this feature is not present in the Chinese variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 has been used on the back panel of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. To keep the grip of the phone good in the hands, curved edges have been given in the handset. The camera module was placed in the middle, for the information of you people, let us tell you that Xiaomi has placed the fingerprint sensor in the camera module itself.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro houses the LED flash on the right side of the camera module and the macro camera just below it. The USB Type-C port, loudspeaker and primary microphone at the bottom of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, while the IR emitter and secondary microphone have got place in the upper part of the phone. Xiaomi has provided an 18W fast charger and a clear plastic case in the retail box.
Redmi Note 8 Pro specifications and software
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro flaunts a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. This handset has been launched with HDR support. There was no problem even using the phone outdoors as the display is quite bright. Xiaomi has used MediaTek Helio G90T processor in Redmi Note 8 Pro.
This chipset will compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor. Helio G90T is powered by Octa-core processor, for graphics is ARM Mali-G76 MC4 Integrated GPU with speed of 800 MHz. To maintain the operating temperature on this processor, Xiaomi has used liquid cooling with dual pyrolytic sheets.
The price of Redmi Note 8 Pro starts at Rs 14,999. This price is of 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variants. There are two more variants of the phone. 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variants of this Xiaomi phone will be sold for Rs 15,999. The price of 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant is Rs 17,999.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro uses UFS 2.1 storage instead of eMMC 5.1 which is common in this price segment. It is possible to increase the storage up to 512 GB with the help of microSD card. Talking about connectivity, Redmi Note 8 Pro includes Bluetooth version 5, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, dual 4G VoLTE and four navigation systems.
The battery of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is 4,500 mAh, apart from this Xiaomi said that selfie-cleaning speakers have been given in this latest handset. Redmi Note 8 Pro also runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. Let us tell you that our review unit runs on the September security patch. Like other Xiaomi smartphones, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will also get many pre-installed apps.
Along with some Google apps, Redmi Note 8 Pro includes Amazon, Facebook, WPS Office, Netflix, Dailyhunt, Gaana and Opera Mini. Games like Ludo Master, Block Puzzle Guardian, Pop Shooter Blast and Dust Settle will also come pre-installed in the Xiaomi handset. Redmi Note 8 Pro also has GetApps app store which gives you suggestions for new apps.
You will also get apps like Xiaomi’s Mi Community, Mi Pay, Mi Store and Mi Credit pre-installed on the device. Apps like Music and Mi Video keep sending spammy notifications throughout the day. Users can also switch from the traditional three-button navigation layout to swipe-based navigation if they wish. Since the MediaTek Helio G90T supports dual-wake, Xiaomi has also added Amazon Alexa support with Google Assistant.
Redmi Note 8 Pro performance and battery life
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first smartphone to arrive in India with the new MediaTek Helio G90T processor. We have 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant of the handset for review. The handset does not slow down even after heavy load, the handset launches apps faster. Due to the 8 GB RAM in Redmi Note 8 Pro, there is no need to close apps in the background.
We found that the fingerprint sensor given in the smartphone unlocks the phone faster. We did not face any problem using the phone outdoors as the display is bright. Let us tell you that loud sound comes from the speaker of the handset. We played PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile to check the performance of the handset.
PUBG Mobile was set to High preset by default and graphics HD and frame rate high, there was no problem while playing the game in these settings. We played the game for 36 minutes and found that 12 percent battery was consumed. The Redmi Note 8 Pro was a bit hot at the end of the gaming session. We set the graphics up to HDR and the frame rate to Ultra, and then the game ran without any problems.
However, after gaming for 20 minutes on these settings, the phone did get hot. The battery life of Redmi Note 8 Pro is good. The 4,500 mAh battery lasted about 14 hours in our HD video loop test. In our usage, we saw an active WhatsApp account, some camera samples, playing PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile.
At the end of the day, the phone still had 40 percent battery left. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro will come with an 18W charger in the retail box, which can charge the phone’s battery to 32 percent in 30 minutes and 62 percent in an hour.
Redmi Note 8 Pro cameras
Compared to Redmi Note 7 Pro, the camera of Redmi Note 8 Pro has been upgraded a lot. Redmi Note 8 Pro is the company’s first 64-megapixel camera phone, its aperture is F / 1.79 and 0.8 micron pixels. This sensor clicks 16-megapixel shots in the default mode as it uses 4-in-1 pixel binning technology.
The second is an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor, its aperture is F / 2.2, apart from this a 2-megapixel macro camera will also be available. The fourth sensor is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The phone also has a 20-megapixel selfie camera on the front panel. Xiaomi has not changed the camera app of the Redmi Note 8 Pro and it is similar to what we have seen on many other Xiaomi smartphones.
A button has been given in the camera app, with the help of which you can switch between the primary camera and the wide-angle. The button to switch on the macro camera is given at the top along with the AI button. On the top is HDR, AI, Flash and Filters. Apart from the standard photo and video modes, the smartphone has Portrait, Night, Panorama, Pro, Short Video, Slow Motion and 64MP shooting modes.
Photos taken with the Redmi Note 8 Pro in daylight came out sharp, as well as the details were captured well. The camera automatically enables HDR for brighter scenes and this helps in taking the right exposure. The field of view was wide in the pictures taken with the wide-angle camera, but it lacked detail compared to the primary sensor.
In low-light, the AI quickly detects the scene and sets the camera accordingly. The details were captured correctly in the shots taken with the primary camera at night. With Night Mode enabled, the pictures taken from the handset came out brighter, as well as the details were captured better. The background separation and natural bokeh effect were good in close-up shots taken with the primary camera.
The primary camera focuses faster and captures shots with better detail even in low light. Shots taken using the macro camera also captured detail well but the resolution is only 2 megapixels. Xiaomi has placed the macro camera below the flash. In portrait mode, the Redmi Note 8 Pro offers you the option to set the level of blur before taking a shot.
The phone maintains a proper distance between the subject and the background. Colors were also accurate when shooting in portrait mode. During the day, the single selfie camera in the phone takes sharp shots but we found that the contrast was slightly boosted. You also get the option to take selfie portraits and it also does proper separation. There was a slight lack of detail in the selfie taken in low light.
The primary camera is capable of recording video at 4K 30fps and the selfie camera at 1080p 30fps. If you want, you can also shoot video with the help of wide-angle camera or macro camera. The videos made in the daytime came stabilized but the shimmer effect was seen in the videos made in low light.
redmi note 7 pro In the upgrade version of Redmi Note 8 Pro, Xiaomi has given powerful hardware which is not usually seen in this price segment. The MediaTek Helio G90T processor takes care of your gaming needs as well. In terms of performance, it even beats the Snapdragon 712 and Snapdragon 730 processors.
Xiaomi has launched other smartphones such as Realme 5 Pro And Realme XT ,reviewThe camera hardware has also been upgraded to compete with ). Let us know that Reality 5 Pro and Reality XT also come with good camera performance. Overall, the Redmi Note 8 Pro qualifies as an upgrade to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone. Redmi Note 8 Pro is a good option for any user who is thinking of buying a gaming device.