The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with the brand new Helio G90T chipset along with a huge 4,500 mAh battery with fast charging and a quad-camera setup on the back, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has all that it takes to be a competitive handset. At first glance, performance is comparable to flagships from last year while the camera setup aims to provide a versatile experience on the cheap.
Also, Note 8 Pro is one of the first devices to incorporate the brand new 64MP sensor from Samsung with native pixel-binning technology. We are expecting good low-light performance and competent Night mode to complement the overall camera performance.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Reviews
Body: 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm, 200g; plastic frame, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back.
Display: 6.53″ IPS LCD, HDR support, 1080 x 2340px resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 395ppi.
Rear camera: Primary: 64MP, f/1.9 aperture, 1/1.7″ sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size, PDAF. Ultra wide: 8MP, f/2.2, 1/4″, 1.12µm pixels. Macro camera: 2MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm Depth sensor:2MP; [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] video recording.
Front camera: 20MP, f/2.0 aperture, 0.9µm pixels. 1080p/30fps video recording.
OS: Android 9 Pie; MIUI 10.
Chipset: Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm): Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55), Mali-G76 MC4 GPU.
Memory: 6GB of RAM; 64/128GB storage; shared microSD slot.
Battery: 4,500mAh; 18W MediaTek Pump Express and USB Power Delivery support.
Connectivity: Dual-SIM; LTE-A, 4-Band carrier aggregation, LTE Cat-12/ Cat-13; USB-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band GPS; Bluetooth 5.0;
Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader; single down-firing speaker; NFC; FM radio.
In the aspect of design, the Redmi Note 8 Pro isn’t a big departure from its predecessor, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The Redmi Note 7 Pro had Gorilla Glass 5 for its front and back, and the new Note 8 Pro has the same configuration. The side frame is made of plastic, which is more shock-absorbent than metal if you look on the bright side of things. Also, at roughly the same dimensions (the Redmi 8 Pro is negligibly wider and taller, of course), the new Note offers more screen – 6.53″ vs. 6.3″.
Having a generous 4,500 mAh battery and a rather power-efficient SoC, one would expect good battery life. However, we were even more surprised with the results. The handset got stellar results on the screen-on tests as well as on standby and 3G talk time. The phone’s overall rating is 114 hours, which puts it in top 20 in our battery ranking.