Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro was unveiled as a beefed up version of the Redmi Note 8, they were both recently launched in Nigeria with quite approachable price tags. They both run on Android 9.0 Pie with the company’s MIUI v10.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and the Redmi Note 8 Pro doesn’t have much resemblance in the design aspect but in the technical specs write up. While they both have a quad camera setup at the back, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is slightly bigger in the screen size and battery capacity.
Today we will be doing a quick unboxing and review of the device but first, let’s have quick glance at it’s key specifications. (Also checkout Redmi Note 8 unboxing and review in case you missed it)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Key features
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI v10
- SIM Type: Dual Hybrid SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- 4G LTE: YES, LTE
- Screen Size : 6.53 Inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels (~395 ppi density)
- Processor Type: Octa-core 2.05 GHz, MediaTek Helio G90T (12 nm)
- RAM: 6GB or 8GB
- Internal Storage: 128GB or 64GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 256GB (No dedicated slot)
- Back / Rear Camera: 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad cameras & dual LED Flash
- Front Camera: 20MP with LED flash
- Battery: 4500 mAh (non-removable)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Unboxing
Just like the basic variant, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro comes in a basic white rectangular box with a bold picture of the Redmi Note 8 device in front.
Inside the box is another smaller white box that contains the ejector pin, transparent rubber phone cover for the gorilla glass back, user manual and the warranty paper.
Deeper into the box, you’ll find the Redmi Note 8 Pro wrapped in a semi transparent clothing, beneath it are the other components which includes are the 18w charger head, and a micro USB type C cable and again, no earphones.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 2.5D curved gorilla glass at the front, the display has the water drop design with a 13MP camera sitting at the center. There is also a notification LED light at the top left side of the display.
The back of the device sees a 4-camera setup; 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad cameras & dual LED Flash aligned to the center with the fingerprint scanner sitting below this formation.
At the top border of the device is where you will see the a microphone hole for stereo audio recording and infrared sensor for controlling support appliances, the bottom border is populated with the speaker grills, micro phone hole, the USB type C port and the 3.5mm Audio Jack.
At the right border, you’ll find the volume rockers, power button while the SIM and micro SD card slots are positioned on the left side, unlike the Redmi Note 8, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro doesn’t have a dedicated SD card slot.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 finishes with a gorilla glass back cover, the quad cameras are centrally positioned making it look a lot different from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8.
The plastic phone case that was packed with the device is also a nice initiative and made the phone feel very comfortable at hand when tried on. Only that it also made the device a bit bulky at hand but handy when it comes to protecting the gorilla glass back.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is certainly worth checking out if you feel the basic variant doesn’t measure up to your standard in terms features and design. The best part is that you have to break the bank to own one;
The Xiaomi Note 8 Pro is available in the Nigeria market both offline and online at the price of about NGN83,000 (230 USD). You can get it on Jumia at great price;