Xiaomi has launched the successor of Redmi Note 7 Pro (it was launched in February-2019) known as Redmi Note 8 Pro with a slight difference in design (just notch) and major improvements. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is available in Black, Red, Blue, and White color options. It has two RAM and ROM options – 6GB RAM with 64GB / 128GB internal storage and 8GB with 128GB onboard storage. The price configuration is - 6GB with 64GB variant has $200 price tag, 6GB with 128GB ROM costs $225 and 8GB RAM with 128GB version available for $250.
Design and Body material
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro hasn’t a big difference from predecessor (Redmi Note 7 Pro) in design and body material. The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a water-drop notch design on the front panel, and both front/rear panels are protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The phone built with a plastic frame and its weight is 200 grams (heavier than Redmi Note 7 Pro). On the back panel, the phone has a vertically shaped array that houses three camera sensors and a fingerprint scanner, and on the right side of array, it has an LED Flash and macro camera sensor module. In terms of physical keys and SIMs slot place, it offers a power button and volume rockers on the right side while the SIMs tray on the left side. The speaker grille, USB-C connector, and a 3.5mm audio jack have on the bottom. All in all, the company changes the water-drop notch and rear camera setup design of this phone from the predecessor. Dimensionally, Redmi Note 8 Pro measures 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.35 x 3.01 x 0.35 in), which is slightly taller, thicker, and wider than Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has an IPS LCD with a water-drop notch, and the panel diagonally measures 6.53 inches that can offer full HD+ resolution with 1080 x 2340 pixels. Along with with the 19.5:9 aspect ratio, the phone has supports the HDR feature. Xiaomi hasn’t cut the bezels of this device, so the phone arrives with flat display design (Not a curved display). Our display brightness test shows that Redmi Note 8 Pro supports 460 nits maximum brightness, and when we activate auto mode the screen goes as high as 640 nits, this is a fantastic thing. Furthermore, it gets average DeltaE2000 of 6.8 and a maximum of 12.7 scores in terms of color accuracy.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 4,500 large battery capacity, so we can spend a long time with the phone for use. In fast charging, the phone hasn’t a great option because it supports up to 18W, so we get 39% charging in 30 minutes. In terms of battery timing, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro can do about 33:28h of 3G calls, and we can web browsing 15:06h, and we spend 15:25h with device for watching videos. Additionally, Redmi Note 8 Pro has 114 hours of excellent battery endurance rating.
This year we meet a couple of phones with MIUI 10 OS, however Redmi Note 8 Pro also runs MIUI 10 OS based on Android 9 Pie, and we experience some new features with this phone. In Android 9 Pie, we can activate the Dark Mod, and we adjust screen brightness as well. Unfortunately, the phone has not to show a battery-saving menu on the display’s bar.
In the setting term, we saw many options for the device adjustment, and we also swap the setting icon in the upper-right corner of the notification shade with a search bar.
Furthermore, for the gaming experience, the phone provides a smooth and immersive performance. Along with game turbo mode, you can disable software buttons and gestures, reading mode, and auto-brightness during gaming experience in the “Quick replies” feature. For Biometrics and security options, you can add the face, allow password with your decided pattern and fingers of both hands.
Performance and Benchmarks
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro powered by MediaTek’s latest chipset Helio G90T for smooth performance. The Helio G90T Chipset is constructed on a 12nm Octa-core processor and packs in two cores; Cortex-A76 working at 2.05GHz, and Cortex-A55 working at 2.0GHz. Along with Mali-G76 MC4 GPU, the phone offers better graphically tasks and “so-called HyperEngine technology” for smooth gameplay option and combining Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity.
In terms of benchmarks, Redmi Note 8 Pro gets 224759 scores as compared to the below devices.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro has 29 scores in GFX 3.1 Manhattan (1080p off-screen) and 24 scores in GFX 3.1 Manhattan (1080p on-screen).
Rear Camera setup
As we above mentioned, the phone has quad cameras, which are three held together, but last is placed on the right side. Redmi Note 8 Pro houses a 64-megapixel primary shooter with f/1.9 aperture and 26mm wider (significant upgrade sensor to popular 48-megapixel), 13mm wider ultra-wide sensor of 8-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture and 2-megapixel sensor adds depth effects in images.
The daylight images from primary shooter 64MP look nice and sharper than a 48-megapixel shooter, and we can shot different pictures with 2x zoom for better results. Unfortunately, the ultra-wide lens can’t capture high-quality images because it has a low dynamic range with an f/2.2 aperture. In low light, Redmi Note 8 Pro provides awesome images with HDR algorithm. The macro camera of this device hasn’t sharper results because it gives the same result as the primary 64-megapixel shooter. Honestly, if you want to capture the best shots of macro subjects, you can use the 64-megapixel sensor for better results. The quad-camera setup also offers portrait mode with immersive skin tone results and more details. We can record 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at either 30 or 60fps. Redmi Note 8 Pro offers to record slow-motion videos at up to 960fps.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 0.9µm. In video recording, the phone hasn’t give improve results than predecessor’s 13-megapixel sensor (Redmi Note 7 Pro) because both can record 1080p videos. Apart from the result, the new 20-megapixel sensor offers one new feature, “panorama.” The HDR also works great, and we capture beautiful selfies with activate portrait mode.
Pros and Cons
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