Xiaomi Redmi 8 Note can be described as a stripped version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. Just like the pro version, the Redmi Note 8 features a Quad rear camera setup, it’s design also looks premium, as well as the technical specifications and fortunately Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 will be available in Nigeria.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Note comes running on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with the company’s MIUI 10 skin customized on top, there might be a planned upgrade to the latest Android 10 for the device. The smartphone houses a good processor and comes in various RAM and ROM capacities, lets have a proper review of the phone and see all what it has to offer.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Note 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 Features Overview
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 features a 6.3 inches display that comes with the water-drop display design that we have seen in most smartphones recently. Front design of the device is quite trendy with the water-drop notch, this makes it even more attractive to behold. The screen is protected by Gorilla glass 5.
Want to see more of the design of Redmi Note 8? Checkout the hands-on review video below;
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has the 19:9 aspect ratio plan which is about 85% screen to body ratio, making it fit even bigger screens into smaller hands. The screen resolution is left at 1080 by 2340 px with a bigger 409 pixels per-square inch which will provide top notch viewing experience.
Covering the device is a well finished gorilla glass 5 that gives the phone a more premium feel and look but what’s behind that well finished material?
When it comes to internal storage and RAM, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has a wide range of variants; the 3GB RAM coupled with a 32GB ROM happens to be the basic version, there is a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM version, another 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM, 6GB and 64GB ROM then the biggest version that combines 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM.
The internal storage can be expanded up to 256GB using a micro SD card and the best part is that there is a dedicated slot for the SD card. The device treats you to a Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) chipset with Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) processor.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 phone comes with a quad camera setup on the back – featuring a primary 48MP main camera with 8MP ultra wide sensor, 2MP dedicated sensor and another 2MP sensor for image depth which promises optimum exposure and depth effects.
For selfies, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 sets out a 13MP 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 Note 8 is available in three different color finishes which includes Neptune Blue, Moonlight White and Space Black colors, a non-removable 4000 mAh battery sits under the hood to keep the power going. The phone supports fast charge technology with up to 18w.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 price and availability
As we mentioned earlier, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 will be available in both offline and online markets in Nigeria, price listed here is the official price but it can vary based on your location, your vendor an the variant you’re going for. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Price in Nigeria is around NGN 56,000 (150 USD), see where to buy Xiaomi phones below;
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Alternatives
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 best alternative could be the Xiaomi Redmi 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro or the Nokia 7.2 from HMD Global, other good alternatives we can think of are some of the Infinix smartphones: Infinix Zero 6, Infinix Hot 8, and some of it’s Tecno family line like Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus, Tecno Spark 4 or Tecno Camon 12
Xiaomi Redmi Note 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 Hybrid SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Status||Launched: October 2019|
|Dimensions||158.3 x 75.3 x 8.4 mm Weight: 190 g|
|Colors||Neptune Blue, Moonlight White and Space Black colors|
|Cover||Corning gorilla glass 5|
|Type||– IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors – 19:9 Screen aspect ratio with Gorilla glass 5|
|Size||6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 409 Pixels Per-square Inch|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 256GB with dedicated slot|
|Internal||128GB or 64GB or 32GB|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI v10|
|Processors||Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
|RAM||6GB or 4GB or 3GB 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 5.0, A2DP, LE|
|USB||Type 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Primary||48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP Dual cameras with Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR and AI bright features|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS|
|Secondary||13MP front Camera|
|Capacity||4000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery with Fast charge 18w|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (back-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– FM radio – MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player – MP4/H.264 player – Photo/video editor – Document viewer|
|Price level||NGN56,000 (150 USD)|