Recommending the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is a no-brainer. It offers fantastic performance, excellent gaming, runs a little too warm for most hands, sports reliable cameras, and offers a long one and a half day battery life. The only reason to skip the phone is the MIUI interface riddled with ads and recommendations.
Xiaomi has been rolling out MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The company has now begun issuing a new Beta Stable update to select Redmi Note 8 Pro handsets. A Mi Community post, states that the new update is only available for devices that have been enrolled to the Indian branch of MIUI.
Redmi has also unveiled a new Coral Orange variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The smartphone is now priced at Rs. 15,999 for 6 GB + 64 GB model, and the 6 GB + 128 GB model is priced at Rs 16999. The top of the line smartphone with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB memory is priced at Rs. 18,999.Read More ...
Xiaomi has also launched the Redmi Note 8 which features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with Android 9.0. The phone has a quad rear camera setup and a 13 MP front camera for clicking selfies. The Redmi Note 8 is priced at Rs 9999 in India.
Redmi has kicked off the MIUI 12 Pilot Testing Program for the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, and Redmi Note 7S users. The testing program gives access to a MIUI 12 Global ROM which is yet to be rolled out globally. The Redmi had started rolling out the MIUI 12 update to eligible devices for the past two months. OTA. The Redmi Note 8 Pro global variant is among the first devices to receive the Stable Beta of the update. The new update comes with build number V22.214.171.124 QGGMIXM and weighs 632 MB. Xiaomi and Redmi top four of AnTuTu's latest price-performance charts with the Redmi Note 8 Pro leading the cheapest range. The smartphone is available in India starting at Rs 13,999.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced starting at Rs. 13,999 in India for the 6 GB RAM / 64 GB onboard storage variant, while the 6 GB / 128 GB and 8 GB / 128GB models are priced at Rs. 15,999 and Rs. 17,999, respectively. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is available in Shadow Black, Gamma Green, Halo White, and Electric Blue colours.
The phone has a 6.53-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colours and has an 84.9% screen-to-body ratio. The phone has a pixel density of 395 PPI and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It has 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm dimensions and weighs 200 grams. The phone is available in Black, Red, Blue, and White colours. The smartphone has a curved Gorilla Glass 5 panel on the rear similar to the Realme XT. The phone is available in a wide range of colours including Pearl White, Gamma Green, Halo White, Electric Blue, and Shadow Black colours. It has a glass body and has a water notch at the top of the phone which houses the selfie camera. The power and volume buttons are placed on the right side of the device, while the left side has the nano-SIM slot and the microSD card slot.
The device is powered by an octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) MediaTek Helio G90T (12nm) processor with 6GB RAM. It has Mali-G76 MC4 GPU. It has an integrated fingerprint (rear-mounted) camera, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, and compass sensor. The Redmi Note 8 Pro mobile phone runs on Android 9.0 based MIUI OS.
The phone has a quad-camera setup which included a 64 MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture and PDAF. A second 8 MP ultrawide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 2 MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2 MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The camera comes with features like LED flash, HDR, and panorama shot. The phone comes with a 20 MP selfie camera that supports HDR, and Panorama shots as well. It will help users in clicking selfies as well as video calling.
Battery and Storage
It has a 4500mAh non removable battery with fast charging technology. The phone is available in three variants, 64GB/ 6 GB RAM, 128GB /6GB RAM, and 128GB / 8GB RAM. It supports a microSD expandable memory up to 256GB. Xiaomi has especially added the microSD card feature for the Indian smartphone market, while the Chinese variant of the phone doesn’t have an expandable memory feature. The phone ships with a clear plastic case in the box along with an 18W fast charger.
Connectivity options included in the phone are Wi-Fi, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and USB connectivity. It also comes with four navigation systems. MediaTek’s HyperEngine allows users to switch between Wi-Fi or 4G within milliseconds or connecting to two Wi-Fi bands simultaneously, according to the company.
The smartphone is available in multiple configurations including a 64 GB / 6 GB RAM, 128 GB / 6 GB RAM, 128/ GB / 8 GB RAM, 256 GB / 8 GB RAM. It has a dedicated microSD card slot on the left side of the phone which can expand the memory of the phone up to 256 GB. The phone is powered by a MediaTek processor and runs on Android 9.0 out of the box with the company’s MIUI proprietary OS on top.
MediaTek’s Helio G90T (12nm) processor is meant for gamers, according to the company. It is the first chip to bring the latest 64MP1 4-cell sensor cameras, which allows brands to integrate a variety of lens and sensor options ranging from ultra-wide to telescopic or a depth-mapping sensor or HDR. The phone runs on the company’s MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 OS. It has an octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU and Mali-G76 MC4 GPU.
MediaTek’s Helio G90T chipset has an octa-core CPU with a maximum frequency of 2.05GHz. The 12nm SoC supports both ARM Cortex-A55 and ARM Cortex-A76 cores.
MediaTek G90 series combines a Cat-12 4G LTE WorldMode modem with 3x CA and 4x4 MIMO and 256QAM. The company claims that it provides more reliable connectivity performance even in densely populated spaces. The technology has DSDS (dual SIM) leadership, which allows dual 4G VoLTE and 4G data connections. It comes with advanced cellular features, claims MediaTek.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a USB Type-C port, loudspeaker, and primary microphone on the bottom of the device. The IR emitter and secondary microphone are on the top of the Redmi phone.
It comes with an FM Radio with recording and a 3.5 mm headphone jack with active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone.
The smartphone has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for added security. Apart from the phone has an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, and compass sensors. MediaTek has also added a Technology called HyperEngine which the company states offer an enhanced gaming experience by offering responsive touchscreens, faster framerates, HDR support, and intelligent networking which allows it to switch quickly between Wi-Fi or 4G and connecting to two Wi-Fi bands at the same time.
Mention 3 Pros of your review device:
1. Amazing Battery Life with fairly good charging speed
2. Premium Looking Design and strong built quality
3. Good for playing heavy games at medium graphic settings
Mention 3 Cons of your review device:
1. Heating issues were present
2. Absence of 90Hz refresh rate
3. Poor UI with tons of ads
Write about the performance of your review device:
Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with Mediatek G90T gaming SoC along with Mali G76 GPU. The device comes with three memory variants: 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB & 8GB/128GB. They have UFS 2.1 storage, and you can expand the memory with an SD card.
On running the CPU Benchmark test on GeekBench 5.0, the Single-Core score was 274, whereas the Multi-Core score was 1344, which were lesser than the average numbers.
This phone came into the market as a budget gaming phone. You usually won't find any issues while performing tasks like browsing, streaming videos, and chatting, but strangely I faced some lags and screen freezing on the device. The display used to freeze while going from one app to another or while browsing articles on the web, which you might face too.
While performing multi-tasking, I could find most of the apps in memory. Though some apps used to refresh itself whenever I got back to it, it was still rare. The variant used by me was 6GB/128GB.
When it comes to gaming, the device worked in the beginning. I played some massive games like Pubg Mobile and some decent games like Clash Royale. The app opening time was fast enough. I used the Game Turbo 2.0 for performing multi-tasking. I used to play games and in between reply to the text without any issues. As time passed, I could find some noticeable frame drops and lags while playing Pubg Mobile. With high graphic settings, you will face such issues, but if you are playing it on low or medium settings, then the game will perform smoothly.
At the end of 2 hours, the device used to get warm, and but no major heating issues. After 3-4 hours you could the heat and sometimes it was difficult to hold the device too. The heating issues were present while playing games or while running multiple apps in the background for a long time.
If you want to use it for day-to-day tasks and don't want to run heavy apps and games, this device is decent enough to buy. If you are looking for a better budget gaming phone, you should go for Realme 6 Pro. It has a better SoC along with a 90Hz display, which is suitable for gaming.
Write about the software of your review device:
The device comes with Android 9 along with MIUI 10 on top out of the box. The device received a couple of updates, and currently, it is running on stable MIUI 11 but still has not received Android 10. The device will be receiving MIUI 12 later in June.
As Xiaomi has partnered up with Amazon for this device, you are getting Amazon Alexa pre-installed. It might be useful for some users and not for some users. I don't use AI assistants much so I end up uninstalling it
As we know that MIUI is infamous for the ads, and now this issue has become more severe due to inappropriate ads. When it comes to software, Redmi smartphones are way behind other phones; they lack clean UI. I was unsatisfied with the UI, along with the ads too. You also get a few MI apps preinstalled and some other bloatware too. Not only that, but I also received a couple of notification regarding MI video, music, browser, and themes. One thing the user can do is turn off the notification from the settings for these apps. If you are into cleaner UI and get irritated with ads, then none of the Redmi phones would please you.
Write about the battery life of your review device:
The device comes with a massive 4500mAh battery with an 18W fast charger. I played massive games, watch videos for hours, browsed articles, and streamed music on this device, and I was pleased with its battery performance. If you don't play many games and your maximum use is watching videos for a while, you might end up with 20-30% juice left at the end of the day. You will get 6-7 hours of screen-on-time.
But if you are a heavier user, then you get 5-6 hours of screen-on-time with some 15% juice left. If your battery is 100% charged and you start playing PUBG Mobile on it, after 2-3 hours, the charging left will be around 70% with medium graphics setting. You can watch Amazon Prime or Netflix for hours without worrying about the battery.
When it comes to charging, you are 18W charger inside the box, which will take 2 hours to charge your device from 0% to 100%.
After 30 mins of charging, the phone was around 35%. So if you are in a hurry, you can plug in the device and then go for work. If your need is browsing, texting, and attending calls, you won't face any issue with the battery.
At this price segment, this battery performance is up to the mark.
Write about the design and display of your device:
Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch Dot Notch HDR Display with an 84.9% screen-to-body ratio. As the name suggests, you are getting a drop notch, which consists of a 20MP front camera along with a couple of sensors. You are getting a glass-sandwich design, along with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Protection for front and rear. Due to this, the back is a fingerprint magnet, and you have to end up using the provided case. The case is also necessary for protecting the rear glass and getting rid of the annoying camera bump.
You are getting a quad-camera setup at the back along with a fingerprint sensor for which you have stretch your fingers a bit if you have a small hand. On the sides, you are getting volume rockers and power button, along with two separate slots. One slot consists of space for your sim and SD card, and another one is for another sim. So you can expand the memory along with utilizing both of your sims.
When you hold the device, you can feel the heft due to the large display and 4500mAh battery present inside the phone. If you are a single hand user, you might face difficulty in using it. You will also get a premium feel due to the glass sandwich design and the dark color variants of the device.
You won't face any difficulty with different viewing angles, and the color accuracy is also good. If you are into binge-watching or playing games, you will love the colors. The display is reasonably visible under the bright sun with max brightness. You may read articles well, but you won't enjoy watching videos much under such conditions.
One con here is that you aren't getting a 90Hz refresh rate, which you are getting in other devices in this price segment. Realme 6 and 6 Pro will be a suitable replacement if you are after a 90Hz panel.
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Redmi Note 8 Pro Price In India Starts From Rs. 15999 The best price of Redmi Note 8 Pro is Rs. 15999 in Amazon, which is 6% less than the cost of Redmi Note 8 Pro in Amazon Rs.16999.This Mobile Phones is expected to be available in 64GB,128GB variant(s).
|Amazon||Redmi Note 8 Pro (Halo White, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage with Helio G90T Processor)||₹ 15,999|
|Amazon||Redmi Note 8 Pro (Halo White, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage with Helio G90T Processor)||₹ 16,999|
|Flipkart||Redmi Note 8 Pro (Electric Blue, 128 GB)(6 GB RAM)||₹ 17,499|
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Camera is so nice /battery performance good not better //but performance of this mobile so first,... I love it, thank you flipkart.
Become a fan of this mobile..... Best in the market Pros:- 1~powerful processor 2-decent camera 3-fastest cooling by liquid cooling technology after heating the mobile... 4-awesom experience with MIUI11 CONS:- 1- battery performance is good but not as i expected.... No other cons,buy it, it's good than other mobile in the market right now....
Let me highlight the pros and cons Pros. 1. Fingerprint detection is lightning fast. 2. Battery life is absolutely great. 3. Miui 11 is much better than their past UI. 4. Build quality is top notch. 5. You can use two sims plus 1 microsd separately. 6. At first i was sceptical about mediatek as in the past i encountered a lot of lagging and hanging problems but this Processor the Speed and performance is the best i have ever used on a budget phone it feels like using the Snapdragon 800 series with no problems. Great job Xiaomi. 7. I lost my led light controller but thanks to the infrared on this phone i can control my lights now also TV and stuff. It's a neat feature. Cons. 1. If your buying this mobile for photography. DONT BUY PLEASE. under natural light photos look good but under unnatural lights it looks really bad. Now some might say camera is superb but i guess this is the only phone they have ever used with a camera of this category of smartphones. Trust me the nokia 7.1 though old its camera is much much better. Also the macro lens is pathetic and the selfie too. Megapixels don't make photos good. The image processing software does so Xiaomi is still way far behind. 2. Wifi speed does not exceed 1.2Mbps for some reason. And i did a quick Google search many people have same issue. 3. Phone feels a little too big though it is really nice for watching videos and reading. 4. I have used better display than this note 8 pro in its category. My issue is with the pixels when your typing your phone you can see the small diodes. Though i believe it's because i have used better phones and it's a distraction only for me and that i am Focusing too much on it. Conclusion If your a person like me who wants to play games and use whatsapp insta and such and click pictures on the go and don't care much about it, big battery, good display, performance like a beast go for this phone instead of a flagship phone and rather save the money and buy an ipad mini in the future.
Mobile do not meet the declared quality by company not only by display but also in battery. Camera is the most worst highlighted part of this model. I previously used note 7 pro which 48 MP camera is much more better than this model 64 MP camera. I must suggest, don't go for this model as there are lots of better mobile is available at market within this price range.
Finger print reader camera quality as well as battery life Worst hopless useless Mobile in history. Actually it deserves 0 out of 5
Very nice, butter smooth performance, everything is fine, one thing to be better if amoled display.
The phone is pretty decent. Although it has a 64mp sensor, the image processing is not upto the mark and the 64mp images are ofter blown out. Pro mode works well. Battery life is good. A single charge lasts the whole day on normal to heavy usage. The only problem. This geekbench 5 results shows that my redmi note 8 pro doesn't have MediaTek Helio G90T and instead has some ARM Cortex A55, A56. Even CPU-Z shows the same thing. I don't know if they helio and ARM are the same, but this thing is really unsettling me and i need answers.
At the beginning the batter was very good. But after the use of 6months it was bad.. as usual camera is not up to market with the pixel shows compared to other. Finger lock works fantastic. New update of mi was very bad experience with failure default apps and widgets for default
Product was perfect as expected