Xiaomi is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in India and now you should get used to the fast refresh cycle. Redmi Note 8 Pro replaces Redmi Note 7 Pro (Review), released in early March of this year. As usual, the company is repeating itself to stay competitive with Realme, Lenovo, Samsung, Nokia and others. The big update to the Redmi Note 8 Pro is the 64 megapixel native rear camera, but there's no noticeable change. The new MediaTek Helio G90T processor is introduced as a chip for new gaming smartphones.
Xiaomi's new Redmi Note 8 Pro price is Rs. For 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, there are also 14,999 6GB RAM and 128GB Rs storage versions. Highest version with 15,999 and 8GB RAM and 128GB Rs storage. 17,999. Do powerful graphics and photo features help Xiaomi's position at this price? Do buyers have a lot of excitement? We were able to spend some time with the new smartphone and were impressed here before the full review of the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
In fact, the Redmi Note 8 Pro feels like a big and heavy phone. The hair weighs less than 200 g and the thickness is 8.79 mm, which is too difficult for some people to handle. Not everyone likes the shiny chrome frame that runs across the side of the body, and at first it became so reflective and distracting. The boundaries of the screen are relatively narrow, but unfortunately, the droplet notch can not be removed at this price level.
The 6.53-inch Full HD + screen on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro looks bright and clear. To prevent physical damage, there's a TUV Rheinland-certified reading mode to reduce Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and blue light on the front and back of this phone.
The Halo White Redmi Note 8 Pro device we can spend time with has an iridescent effect, as seen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (review) and other recently released midrange devices. The camera is arranged in two vertical strips. One is in the center of the back of the phone and the other is on the right. The main strip is slightly protruding and serves to stabilize this phone when laid flat on the table. But it's in the way while holding this phone horizontally to play the game.
The fingerprint sensor is at the bottom of the main strip. Smaller than usual, but the strip rises and can be reached easily. You can see how this works in the Redmi Note 8 Pro full review. Xiaomi says that the fewer the cutouts, the better the structural strength of the glass.
On the left are two small trays for two Nano-SIMs and a microSD card. Interestingly, the Chinese version of the previously released Redmi Note 8 Pro does not have a microSD slot. This was added specifically for India. Like the Xiaomi phone, the top has an infrared emitter for device control. There is also a small notification LED to the right of the selfie camera. The rest of the design of this phone is all standard. The button is on the right, the USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio socket, and the speaker are on the bottom.
Xiaomi knows that the Indian market is very conscious about the specification, so the choice of MediaTek G90T processor is interesting. MediaTek claimed that the G90T outperformed Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730 and 730G processors in some specific benchmark scenarios. As PUBG Mobile gains in popularity and generally offers competitive games in India, many buyers can expect to be very interested in the price offered by the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
With the 64 megapixel f / 1.89 native rear camera, you can't say anything about picture quality, but you can rest assured that the full review of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is underway. Dissatisfaction with how well this sensor works in all situations and conditions. Even if you capture most 16 megapixel binned photos, the higher the resolution, the better the quality. This impresses buyers and helps keep Xiaomi on par with Realme, the main competitor.
The secondary camera on this phone has a 120 degree wide angle lens and an 8 megapixel f / 2.2 sensor, which is not useful in all conditions. And it has a standard 2 mega pixel depth sensor and the most original 2 mega pixel dedicated macro camera. We saw these implementations in Realme 5 Pro (Review) and found something somewhat new. Nevertheless, the Redmi Note 8 Pro matches its competitors.
On the front, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 20 megapixel f / 2 camera with AI beautification and portrait mode. Video recording proceeds at up to 4K 30fps or 1080p 60fps using the main rear camera and can achieve up to 960fps at 720p for ultra fast motion clips.
Other noteworthy Redmi Note 8 Pro specs include 4500 mAh battery, support for 18W fast charging, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11ac with specially designed antenna and Bluetooth 5. Xiaomi is India's Halo White, Gamma Green and Shadow Black. Amazon's Alexa Assistant is also integrated, making it Xiaomi's first product.
The device we used ran MIUI 10.4.2 on Android 9 but unfortunately MIUI 11 didn't show up at the same launch event, but we can expect an update by the end of this year.
Check out the full review of the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro to test not only the gaming performance and camera of this phone, but also general usability, battery life, screen, construction quality, etc.
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