Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) is a significantly better phone than the Huawei P30 Lite (6GB RAM), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB)!

Huawei P30 Lite (6GB RAM)  Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) 
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Excellence Score
38.6
54.5
Value for Money Score
65.2
86.2
Price ₹ 19,990 onwards ₹ 15,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2019 Oct, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10 Android 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.15 inches 6.53 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2312 pixels (~ 415 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 395 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 710Ranked #42 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio G90TRanked #18 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G51 MP4 Mali-G76 MP10
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 24MP + 8MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 24MP: F/1.8 Aperture, 8MP: 120° Ultra-wide camera 64MP: 1/1.72" Sensor Size; Samsung GW1 sensor; 0.8um Pixel Size; F/1.8 Aperture; EIS, 8MP: 120° Ultra-wide Angle lens; 1.12um Pixel Size, 2MP: Depth Sensor, 2MP: 2cm Macro; 1.75um Pixel Size; F/2.4 Aperture, Night mode, AI Scene detection, Smart Ultra-wide Angle mode, AI Beautify, Burst mode, Tilt-shift, Level display, Custom watermark, Pro mode, AI Portrait mode, 3D Lighting, Panorama mode
Secondary Camera 32MP 20MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture 0.9um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture, Panorama selfie, Palm shutter, AI Silhouette detection, Wide-angle distortion correction, HDR, Selfie timer, Face recognition, Full screen camera frame, AI Beautify, AI Portrait mode, AI Scene detection, AI Studio lighting
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 512 GB Yes, up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.4 mmSlim 8.81 mmMedium
Weight 159 gmMedium 200 gmHeavy
Width 72.7 mmComfortable for one-handed use 76.4 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Battery Capacity 3340 mAh 4500 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 18W Fast Charging Yes, 18W Quick Charge 4+
Included Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger Yes, 18.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration UFS 2.1 Flash storage; Alexa; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Gorgeous design - the iridescent, colour gradient finish is stunning - looks just as good as it's senior (and much more expensive) cousin, the P30 Pro - in fact, this is one of the most expensive/premium looking phones you can get at the price
  • Fantastic glass and metal build
  • The 3D curved glass rear is comfortable to hold
  • Decent fingerprint sensor on the back
  • Speedy face unlock
  • Nice, modern display, with a water-drop notch and skinny bezels - and bright enough for good sunlight legibility
  • EMUI is fast, theme-able, and has lots of custom features
  • Snappy performance with a Kirin 710 processor (similar to Snapdragon 660) - everything from day-to-day use to games is smooth
  • Good triple camera setup at the rear - the main camera is a massive 48-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, which is reinforced by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensing unit which helps to capture more efficient blurred-background portrait photos
  • The quality of images is actually rather good - images are filled with detail, colours are accurately represented, and there doesn’t seem to be too much visual noise when used in low-light environments
  • Portrait mode is very good too
  • Decent video recording quality too
  • Decent 24MP selfie camera too
  • Fast charging support
  • In its own right, the P30 Lite is a very good phone, with 2 main strengths: a lavish design, and a good triple camera setup
  • Very good build quality and premium glass sandwich design, similar to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Uses Gorilla Glass 5, front and back
  • Good quality, bright 6.53 inch IPS panel, with very good sunlight legibility
  • Supports HDR - a rare find in this price range
  • MIUI is one of the more refined and smooth Android skins around, and has a number of add-on features and a lot of customizability
  • Excellent, best-in-class performance with the powerful Helio G90T on board - that performs around the same level as last year's flagship Snapdragon 845 - the Redmi Note 8 Pro sails through anything you throw at it - this is essentially a top-end gaming phone on the cheap - and it has a significant edge in benchmarks over it's main competitor, the Realme XT, that packs the Snapdragon 712
  • The Note 8 Pro once again delivers some superlative camera performance for the price bracket (as the Note Pro series has done for a few years now) - especially from the main 64MP camera
  • The quad camera setup on the rear includes a 64MP primary camera + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP depth sensor + 2MP macro lens
  • The main 64MP sensor is versatile and delivers excellent images at day and night
  • It is also capable of some surprisingly good 2x (digital) zoom photos eliminating the need of a cheap telephoto lens
  • The 20MP selfie camera is also pretty good
  • Great video recording quality overall
  • Overall, this is now the best camera phone under INR 20k, with a slight edge over the other great camera phone of this price bracket, the Realme XT, with clearer low-light photos, and slightly sharper images
  • Excellent headphone audio
  • Outstanding, class-leading battery life, with a 4500mAH cell and a super-efficient chipset - you will comfortably get 2 days of use and more
  • Supports USB PD 18W fast charging, that can charge the phone from 0 to 40% in about 30 minutes - and for a change (for the Redmi Note Pro series), now also includes a compatible fast charger in box
  • As usual, the new leader of Xiaomi's Redmi Note series is a fantastic bang-for-the-buck phone and will compete strongly with the Realme XT - choosing between the 2 will be down to your preference - the Note 8 Pro will deliver slightly faster performance, longer battery life, and slightly better camera - on the other hand, the Realme XT will deliver a better (OLED) display, under-display fingerprint reader, and faster 20W VOOC charging - you won't go wrong with either really
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • As is often the case with these lavish-looking, glossy slabs of aluminium, the phone does pick up smudges rather easily
  • Having said that, the performance is definitely a couple of notches below it's main competition, the Poco F1 with the flagship Snapdragon 845 (which of course blows every other phone out of the water in this price bracket)
  • Battery life is decent with a 3340mAh battery - the phone will last you the day with moderate use - but it could have been better - especially given the competition
  • It will however face tough competition from the Poco F1 (flagship Snapdragon 845), and Nokia 8.1 (simple stock Android UI), in this price bracket
  • The camera bump on the rear is on the big side
  • Hefty for the screen size, at 200g
  • It's slippery like glass backs tend to be, so using a case is recommended
  • It's not as clean and minimalistic as stock Android though - in the default setup you will get both plenty of bloatware, and ads in the UI
  • The macro and ultra-wide cameras are uninspiring - for high quality photos you will want to stick to the main camera
  • Video recording in 1080p could have been a bit better
  • Weak-ish mono speaker - while okay, it isn’t very loud or crisp
Expert Reviews
  1. Has a lot going on for it, including game-ready hardware..but there are cheaper phones that are even better
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you place a serious premium on design and imaging – go for it...If however value for money is your main motivation, you’d be better off with Xiaomi or Realme devices
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. High-end design at a sensible price
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Well priced beauty...but the biggest problem for the P30 Lite is that the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is even better
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  5. Attractive and affordable, with excellent cameras
    zdnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A decent buy
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  7. gadgets.ndtv.com hands-on Read Review »
  8. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  1. For yet another year in a row, the Redmi Note Pro lineup brings a phone which is super easy to recommend...It's true "bang for the buck"
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. As a whole package, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is a suitable successor to the very successful Redmi Note 7 Pro....Xiaomi has sweetened the deal by pricing it aggressively and undercutting the Realme XT
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Value for money
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Redmi Note 8 Pro raises the bar once again, for phones in this price bracket
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. There's nothing super revolutionary here, but for the price you pay, the package is pretty solid across the board
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Excellent camera and daily performance...For anyone looking to get a phone in this price bracket, Redmi Note 8 Pro should certainly be in your list of options to consider
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. It is impossible to find a reason to not recommend the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro to anyone buying a new phone in the Rs 15,000 price range
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. You get great value, but the downside is the software
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. In this price range, there are few that can match what Redmi is offering
    thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Maintains the title of the budget smartphone king
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  11. As a package, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is an excellent smartphone
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is an excellent choice in its segment for shutter bugs, multimedia enthusiasts and casual gamers
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. A good all-round phone with something for everyone
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. A great deal
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  15. Just as you'd expect, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is an all-round performer
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. Redmi Note 8 Pro continues the Note tradition of being the best in its price segment
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  19. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
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