Xiaomi Redmi 8 is an entry-level smartphone from the Chinese OEM, the new Redmi 8 device features a dual-camera setup at the back with a 12MP primary sensor. The device comes with mid-range performance features on the inside but the outside looks the opposite. The Xiaomi Redmi 8 will be available Nigeria both in offline and online stores.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes running on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box which is enough to catch a buyer’s interest. It is customized with the company’s MIUI 9 on top, the smartphone houses a big battery capacity and comes in different RAM and ROM capacities, lets have a good review of the phone and see what it has to offer.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Key features
- OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI v9
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- 4G LTE: YES, LTE
- Screen Size : 6.22 Inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Screen Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels (~270 ppi density)
- Processor Type: Octa-core 1.95 GHz, Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
- RAM: 3GB or 4GB
- Internal Storage: 32GB or 64GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 512GB
- Back / Rear Camera: 12MP + 2MP Dual cameras & dual LED Flash
- Front Camera: 8MP with LED flash
- Battery: 5000 mAh (non-removable)
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Features Overview
Xiaomi Redmi 8 sports the water-drop notch screen design that we have seen in most smartphones recently. The styling of the device with the trendy water-drop notch display makes it even more attractive to behold, The Chinese manufacturer did a great job to work this notch into the 6.22-inch screen just fine.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 is looking beautiful with the 19:9 aspect ratio plan, making it fit even bigger screens into smaller hands. The screen resolution is set at 1520 by 720 px with 270 pixels per-square inch which will provide good enough viewing experience.
Covering the device is a well finished, splash resistant poly-carbonate material that gives the phone a more premium feel and look but what’s behind that well finished material?
Xiaomi Redmi 8 is equipped with 3GB slapped on a 32GB ROM for good storage capacity, there is also a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM version of the device if the main version is not good enough for you, the internal storage can be expanded up to 512GB using a micro SD card and it has a dedicated slot. The device treats you to a Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) chipset with Octa-core 1.95 GHz processor.
The Xiaomi Redmi 8 phone comes with a dual camera setup on the back – featuring a 12MP main camera and 2MP sensor on the back for optimum exposure and depth effects. The camera system is supported by a ring flash for quality output.
For selfies, Xiaomi Redmi 8 uses an 8MP front camera but there is no front flash for the front camera. The device uses a back-mounted fingerprint scanner for more convenient unlocking of the device and adequate security features.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 is available in three elegant finishes which includes Onyx Black, Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue colors, a non-removable 5000 mAh battery sits under the hood to keep the power going. The phone supports fast charge technology.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 price and availability
As we mentioned earlier, the Xiaomi Redmi 8 will be available in both offline and online markets, price listed here is the official price but it can vary based on your location and the vendor you’re buying from. Xiaomi Redmi 8 Price in Nigeria is around NGN 40,000 (110 USD), see where to buy Xiaomi phones below;
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Alternatives
The Xiaomi Redmi 8 has many great alternatives but the best alternatives of the device we can think of are some of the Infinix smartphones: Infinix Smart 3 Plus, Infinix Hot 8, Infinix S4 and some of it’s Tecno family line like Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus, Tecno Spark 4 or Tecno Camon 12
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Detailed Specs
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 10(1700/2100), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Status||Launched: October 2019|
|Dimensions||156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm|
|Colors||Onyx Black, Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue colors|
|Cover||Poly-carbonate material with Splash resistant|
|Type||– IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors – 19:9 Screen aspect ratio|
|Size||6.22 inches, 720 x 1520 pixels, 270 Pixels Per-square Inch|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 512GB with dedicated slot|
|Internal||32GB or 64GB|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI v9|
|Processors||Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
Octa-core (2×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6×1.45 GHz Cortex A53
|RAM||3GB or 4GB RAM|
|Alert types||Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack (Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic)|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.2, A2DP, LE|
|USB||Type 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Primary||12MP + 2MP Dual cameras with Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR and AI bright features|
|Secondary||8MP front Camera|
|Capacity||5000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery with Fast charge|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (back-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– Wireless FM radio – MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player – MP4/H.264 player – Photo/video editor – Document viewer|
|Price level||NGN40,000 (110 USD)|