Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review

Xiaomi has launched the newest iteration of its Redmi Note smartphones with its Redmi Note 8 series. Aside from the standard Note 8 series, the smartphone brand is offering a more premium version with the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The Redmi Note Series has always been the top-selling series of Xiaomi. This smartphone was released last quarter of 2019, October 11 to be exact.

It’s the first smartphone that has 64 megapixel camera handset in the Xiaomi’s company portfolio and one of the first in the world with such a very high resolution camera. It is also one of the very few Redmi Note series to debut with a MediaTek processor. Redmi Note 8 Pro is one of the best smartphones had been released last year because of it’s premium design, powerful internals, big battery, and very great and affordable prices with a nice specifications. So far, this is my first ever Redmi handset that I have. So here is my full review of Redmi Note 8 Pro after a months using it on my daily basis.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro specs:

  • 6.53-inch dot notch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • MediaTek G90T 2.05GHz octa-core
  • ARM Mali G76 GPU
  • 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB storage
  • 64MP F1.7 + 8MP ultra-wide (120-degrees) + 2MP macro + 2MP depth quad-rear cameras
  • 20MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • USB Type-C
  • NFC
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
  • Loudspeaker w/ Smart PA technology
  • MIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie) upgradable to Android 10 and MIUI 12
  • 4,500mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging
  • Forest Green, White Coral, Midnight Grey

Design

The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a very nice curved glass back and a rounded metallic frame. It comes also available in three colors: Midnight Grey, White Coral, and Forest Green. The front screen has a dewdrop notch where the 20-megapixel shoot lens resides and is situated above is the LED notification light. Both the display and the rear are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

In the center of the rear, one can find the camera module and the fingerprint scanner. The scanner can be located just below the quad-camera setup. Both the cameras and the fingerprint scanner extends slightly, making the smartphone wobble a little when set on a flat surface.

The hybrid dual SIM card tray can be found on the left, while the volume rocker and power button are on the right. At the bottom, one can find the single downward-firing speaker, a USB-C port, and a headphone jack. An IR blaster and a microphone sit at the top of the device.

Display

Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 6.53-inch FHD+ display that comes equipped with the Note 8 Pro. As stated earlier, the display itself is protected with Gorilla Glass 5. The screen is an IPS LCD panel, though, and not an AMOLED panel. The blacks aren’t as deep as we’d like them to be; despite that, the color reproduction is still pretty accurate.

Camera

For cameras, the Note 8 Pro has a 20MP front shooter, while on the rear sits a 64MP + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP macro + 2MP depth quadruple setup. Redmi is touting that the Note 8 Pro is the first smartphone to have a 64MP snapper.

Battery

Providing juice to the Redmi Note 8 Pro is a 4,500mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+. It took me about an hour and a half to charge up the Note 8 Pro to a full 100. It will last for the whole day with moderate use, but if you will use it for gaming purposes, 5 hours to 6 hours screen time. It is very affordable on it’s price right?

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has the following affordable SRP:

• 6GB + 64GB: PHP 11,490
• 6GB + 128GB: PHP 12,990



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