Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (4GB RAM, 64GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 9,999 onwards

launchOct, 2019

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91.2

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Design

  • Attractive, well-built, modern looking design, similar to the Redmi 8/8A, especially from the front (thought it's not quite as slick as the Redmi Note 8 Pro)
  • Good looking mirrored gradient finish at the back
  • Decent ergonomics - reaching all corners with one thumb isn't too difficult
  • Fingerprint and face recognition are both quick
  • The chin is on the thick side, and includes the Redmi brand logo
  • Significant camera bump
  • Like all glossy backs, it would be a challenge to keep this finish free of smudges and fingerprints (thankfully there is a cover that's included in the box)
  • The volume buttons are a bit high, and not super easy to reach

Display

  • Good Full-HD+ 6.3 inches screen - it's crisp and bright

Software

  • MIUI is one of the more refined, smooth, and feature-rich custom Android UIs around
  • It continues to pack a lot of preloaded bloatware though, and spammy notifications and ads (which can be disabled, but it's not the simplest process)

Performance

  • Good, solid performance powered by the Snapdragon 665 - day-to-day use and gameplay are both smooth
  • Gaming performance is not as good as 2 key competitors however - the Realme 5 and Vivo U10 (that pack the same processor), due to the higher resolution display, which puts more strain on the GPU

Camera

  • Very good overall camera performance, for the price bracket (arguably the best at this price)
  • The rear setup includes a quad-camera setup (very similar to the Realme 5) - a 48-megapixel primary camera + 8-megapixel wide-angle camera + 2-megapixel macro camera + 2-megapixel depth sensor
  • The primary 48-megapixel camera on the Redmi Note 8 gives crisp, bright shots with very good detail - especially, close ups came out looking great
  • Portrait mode is very good, as well
  • Decent 13MP selfie camera, especially during daylight
  • The wide-angle and macro cameras, while giving you some interesting framing options, are average in quality
  • Low light performance is average, as expected

Audio

  • Xiaomi has done a good job with the single speaker - voices in audio/music came out crisp and distinct

Battery

  • Good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - you will get about 1.5 days of moderate use
  • 18W fast charging support (and an 18W charger is included) - the phones goes from zero to 37 percent in half an hour, and 81 percent in one hour

Verdict

  • The Redmi Note 8 is another good budget choice from Xiaomi - you get enough power for everyday tasks, a strong battery, and a crisp screen - the cameras are also good in favourable conditions - the overall package is excellent value

Expert Reviews

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  1. Redmi Note 8 is an excellent choice as it is a worthy sequel and also a proper phone to own and carry around
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The overall package looks hard to beat in terms of value
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you want a value for money device then Redmi Note 8 should be in your shopping cart
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Note 8 is still an easy phone to recommend, but it is no longer the only great option in the hot budget mid-range segment
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. The budget king from Xiaomi...great value for money
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Xiaomi's Redmi Note 8 is the phone to go for budget buyers as it comes with decent features and an excellent primary camera
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Great budget buy with excellent camera
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. The Redmi Note 8 offers impressive and unmatched value for money for a phone under 10k
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Excellent value for money...ticks all the right boxes
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. Under Rs 10,000, this is the phone to buy
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. Best phone below Rs 10,000. Period.
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Xiaomi's Redmi Note 8 is the phone to go for budget buyers as it comes with decent features and an excellent primary camera
    thenewsminute.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. Definitely the best phone you could get under INR 10,000
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is a triumphant entry-level smartphone
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  15. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (4GB RAM, 64GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.3 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2280 pixels (~ 400 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • TÜV Rheinland Certified
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • IR Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665Ranked #32 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 610
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 18W Fast Charging, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight188 gmMedium
Thickness8.35 mmMedium
Width75.3 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: F/1.79 Aperture; Sony IMX 586 Sensor; 6P Lens; PDAF; 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
Secondary Camera13MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant (P2i Coating)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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