The new Xiaomi devices – Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro – were launched in Nigeria not too long ago with much improved technical specifications. They both host a quad camera setup at the back, full HD+ resolution alongside other nice features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has much better specs when compared to other mid-range smartphones in the market, today we will be reviewing the Redmi Note 8 so you can get a closer look at the phone’s design and what it looks operating the device.
Before we get to the unboxing of the device, let’s quickly glance through it’s key specifications…
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 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 : 6.3 Inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels (~409 ppi density)
- Processor Type: Octa-core 1.80 GHz, Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
- RAM: 6GB or 4GB or 3GB
- Internal Storage: 128GB or 64GB or 32GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
- Back / Rear Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad cameras & dual LED Flash
- Front Camera: 13MP with LED flash
- Battery: 4000 mAh (non-removable)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Unboxing
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 comes in a basic white rectangular box with a bold picture of the Redmi Note 8 device in front.
Opening the box will leave you faced with a smaller box that contains the ejector pin, plastic phone cover for the gorilla glass back, user manual and the warranty paper.
Going further into the box, you will be faced with the Redmi Note 8 and further down are the components which includes are the 10w charger head, and a micro USB type C cable, no earphones.
Peeling off the transparent sticker at the front reveals the 2.5D curved glass, the screen 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 is dominated by the 4 cameras; 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Quad cameras & dual LED Flash aligned to the left while the fingerprint scanner sits at the center.
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…
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 finishes with a gorilla glass back cover, the quad cameras are aligned to the left side on the back while the fingerprint scanner is well centered.
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.
Overall impression of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 was nothing short of impressive, especially having a gorilla glass at the front and also at the back. You’ll agree the device looked a little like the previous Note 7 device except for the 4 four back camera thingy.
The Xiaomi Note 8 is available in the Nigeria market both offline and online at the price of about NGN64,000 (180 USD). You can get it on Jumia at great price;