Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 series first went on sale in India on Monday, October 21 and in its typical fashion ran out of stock within a few minutes. Xiaomi will now be holding the next sale for its popular smartphones on Friday, October 25. Both models will be available for sale through Amazon.in, Mi.com, and Mi home stores. To help you decide, we get you a Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro review.
Redmi Note 8 Key Features & Prices in India
A Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro review has to start with the camera and battery. So, the Redmi Note 8 has a quad rear camera setup with 4000 mAh battery. It has been set at a base price of Rs. 9,999 for its 4GB + 64GB variant. Redmi Note 8 is also available with a storage configuration of 6 GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage for Rs. 12,999.
Redmi Note 8 Pro sporting a bigger 4,500 mAh battery and a 64-megapixel main camera is set at a starting price of Rs. 14,999 for 6GB + 64 GB variant. Successor of widely popular Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 8 Pro is also available in storage variants of 6GB + 128 GB and 8GB + 128 GB for Rs. 15,999 and Rs. 17,999 respectively.
Key Features and specifications of Redmi Note 8
Camera upgrade is undoubtedly one of the major highlights of the Redmi Note 8 smartphone. Following in with the ongoing trend of quad-rear camera setups, Redmi Note 8 has also brought in a set of four rear cameras at its back. It has a combination 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and another 2-megapixel camera for depth perception.
It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and runs on Android 9 Pie OS. It has a 4000mAh battery and also supports 18W fast charging feature. Unlike the Redmi 8, an 18W fast charger has also been included in the retail box.
Redmi Note 8 offers a decent 6.3-inch full-HD display and 1080×2280 pixels resolution. The phone which is being dubbed as the more affordable pick from the Redmi Note 8 series is available in three colour variants including Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, and Space Black.
Key Features and specifications of Redmi Note 8 Pro
The phone seems a little heavier than the Redmi Note 7 Pro model but it can also be attributed to a bigger 4,500 mAh battery. Featuring a screen size of 6.53 inches and a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, it is also available for sale in three colours including Gamma Green, Halo White, and Shadow Black.
Redmi Note 8 Pro also features a quad camera setup at its back and has a primary 64-megapixel camera, along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, and two cameras of 2-megapixel each. In a major advantage over Redmi Note 8, the Pro model will be powered by the MediaTek G90T octa-core gaming processor.
Redmi Note 7 Pro had already raised the bar for Redmi Note 8 Pro to follow. Redmi Note 7 had become ‘The Phone’ to buy after its launch and continued to reign for months to come. Redmi Note 8 Pro has indeed lived up to those expectations.
Redmi Note 8 vs. Redmi Note 8 Pro
|Redmi Phone Features||Redmi Note 8||Redmi Note 8 Pro|
|Dimensions (mm)||158.30 x 75.30 x 8.35||161.70 x 76.40 x 8.81|
|Screen size (inches)||6.30||6.53|
|Resolution||1080×2280 pixels||1080×2340 pixels|
|Battery||4000 mAh||4500 mAh|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665||Octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie|
|Storage Variants||4GB + 64GB 6GB + 128 GB||6GB + 64GB 6GB + 128 GB 8GB + 128 GB|
|Rear camera||48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP||64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP|
|Colour Variants||Neptune Blue Moonlight White Space Black||Halo White Gamma Green Shadow Black|
If you are willing to spend some extra bucks, as per our Redmi Note 8 Pro review, this is a good choice. But, if 10K happens to be your upper limit, Redmi Note 8 is indeed the phone to buy if you are willing to ignore a few design considerations.
Keeping up with its reputation for great features placed in elegant designs at a pocket friendly price, Xiaomi will be hard to compete with in the mid-range segment. Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro seems set to rule the market in their respective segments.