Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: What’s New and Different?

Redmi Note 8 Pro features a quad rear camera setup, whereas the Redmi Note 7 Pro houses just two cameras on the back.

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Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro: What’s New and Different?

Both Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro come with a rear fingerprint sensor

Highlights
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro has a larger 4,500mAh battery with 18W charging support
  • It is also heavier than the Redmi Note 7 Pro at 199 grams
  • The Redmi Note 7 Pro is thinner at just 8.1mm

The Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro phones were launched in China earlier this week. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with key features like a MediaTek Helio G90T processor, a 64-megapixel primary camera as a part of a quad rear camera setup, a large 4,500mAh battery, a 6.53-inch display with a waterdrop-style notch, and a 20-megapixel selfie shooter. The phone is a decent upgrade over its predecessor as the Redmi Note 8 Pro bumps up the camera, battery, display size, and much more.

We pit the Redmi Note 8 Pro with its predecessor Redmi Note 7 Pro to see how much of an upgrade the new Redmi phone is, on paper.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro price

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is priced in China at CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,000) for its base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB models have been priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,000) and CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 18,000), respectively. The first sale for the Redmi Note 8 Pro will take place on September 3 in China, while the phone is confirmed to launch in India in around eight weeks. It will be sold in three colours – Pearl White, Ice Emerald, and Electric Light Grey. In addition to the regular Redmi Note 8 Pro, Xiaomi has also introduced a World of Warcraft limited edition of the phone that will come with exclusive goodies, custom themes, and more.

Redmi Note 7 Pro Review

In contrast, the Redmi Note 7 Pro was launched in India back in late February with a price of Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, whereas its 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option carries a price tag of Rs. 16,999. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model of the Redmi Note 7 Pro, which was launched at Rs. 15,999, recently received a price cut and is currently available at Rs. 14,999. The phone comes in Neptune Blue, Space Black, Nebula Red, and Moonlight (Astro) White colour options and is available for purchase through Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro specifications

Both Redmi phones run on MIUI 10 software, based on Android Pie and support dual-SIM cards. The Redmi Note 8 Pro features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) screen with Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) display. The phone also has a waterdrop-style notch and 19.5:9 aspect ratio, just like its successor Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Redmi Note 8 Pro va Redmi Note 7 Pro processor

In terms of the processor, Xiaomi has included MediaTek's new Helio G90T processor on the Redmi Note 8 Pro, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC. Both the phones offer up to 128GB of onboard storage and hybrid expandable memory support up to 256GB. The Redmi Note 8 Pro offers up to 8GB RAM, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro maxes out at 6GB.

Redmi Note 8 Pro va Redmi Note 7 Pro cameras

For photos and videos, the Redmi Note 8 Pro packs quad rear cameras - with a 64-megapixel main shooter, 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and 2-megapixel macro camera. The Redmi Note 7 Pro, on the other hand, has a dual rear camera setup that consists of a 48-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. Coming to the selfie cameras, the Redmi Note 8 Pro houses a 20-megapixel shooter. In contrast, the Redmi Note 7 Pro has a 13-megapixel selfie camera.


Furthermore, the Redmi Note 8 Pro buyers will get a 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charge, with a bundled 18W charger inside the box. The Redmi Note 7 Pro includes a smaller 4,000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 4.0 technology. It comes bundled with a 10W charger.

Connectivity options on the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

On the dimensions front, the Redmi Note 8 Pro measures at 161.3x76.4x8.8mm, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro is thinner in comparison and measures 159.21x75.21x8.1mm. Furthermore, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is heavier at 199 grams, whereas the Redmi Note 7 Pro is weighed at 186 grams.

Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro comparison
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Ratings
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GENERAL
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
ModelRedmi Note 8 ProRedmi Note 7 Pro
Release date29th August 2019February 2019
Launched in IndiaYesYes
Body typeGlassGlass
Dimensions (mm)161.70 x 76.40 x 8.81159.21 x 75.21 x 8.10
Weight (g)200.00186.00
Battery capacity (mAh)45004000
Removable batteryNoNo
Fast chargingProprietaryQuick Charge 4+
Wireless chargingNo-
ColoursHalo White, Gamma Green, Shadow Black, Electric BlueClassic Space Black, Nebula Red, Neptune Blue
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)6.536.30
Resolution1080x2340 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Protection typeGorilla GlassGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio19.5:919.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)-409
HARDWARE
Processorocta-core (2x2.05GHz + 6x2GHz)2GHz octa-core
Processor makeMediaTek Helio G90TQualcomm Snapdragon 675
RAM6GB4GB
Internal storage64GB64GB
Expandable storageYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512-
Dedicated microSD slotYes-
CAMERA
Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.79) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel48-megapixel (f/1.79, 1.6-micron) + 5-megapixel
Rear autofocusYesYes
Rear flashYesLED
Front camera20-megapixel (f/2.0)13-megapixel
Pop-Up CameraNo-
Front autofocusNo-
Front flashNo-
SOFTWARE
Operating systemAndroid 9 PieAndroid Pie
SkinMIUI 10MIUI 10
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00
USB OTGYesYes
USB Type-CYesYes
Number of SIMs22
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYesYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYes
SENSORS
Face unlockYesYes
Fingerprint sensorYesYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYes
AccelerometerYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYes
GyroscopeYesYes
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Versatile cameras
  • Premium build quality
  • HDR display
  • Bad
  • Gets warm under load
  • Sub-par low-light video performance
Display 6.53-inch
Processor MediaTek Helio G90T
Front Camera 20-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
OS Android 9 Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Premium design
  • Good cameras
  • Long battery life
  • Smooth performance
  • Bad
  • Heats up quickly
  • Bloatware and ads in MIUI
  • Shared slot for second SIM/ microSD card
Display 6.30-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 675
Front Camera 13-megapixel
Rear Camera 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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