The Redmi Note series has been very important for Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 4 (Review) was the first model that sold in huge numbers, helping the Chinese smartphone giant cement its position in the Indian market. Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro is another highlight of the series, according to the company. Launched in February earlier this year, the Redmi Note 7 Pro offered impressive performance and good cameras at an aggressive price. Naturally, this puts a lot of pressure on its successor, the Redmi Note 8 Pro. While this new smartphone has been launched nine months after its predecessor, it claims to be better in every measurable way. Will the Redmi Note 8 Pro become the new yardstick for its segment? We put it to the test to answer that.
Redmi Note 8 Pro is a highly sought after smartphone. It has a big-display which measures 6.53-inches and a water drop notch that houses the selfie camera. The display also has support for HDR. It has a glass back that is made out of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Redmi Note 8 pro also has an IR Blaster at the top whihc cna be used to control other IR-based appliances.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T which is a gaming processor. It is very capable and can play most gaming title out there on the play store. There are three variants of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. It uses UFS 2.1 for storage and has a dedicated card slot for storage expansion.
Xiaomi ships the Redmi Note 8 Pro with MIUI 10 running on top of Android 9 Pie. It comes preinstalled with a few apps which are capable of generating spammy notifications. The Redmi Note 8 Pro packs in a 4,500mAh battery that helps the device deliver good battery life. Xiaomi has also bundled an 18W charger with the device. The Redmi Note 8 Pro packs a triple camera setup at the back and clicks some good shots in different lighting conditions. We found low-light video performance to be sub-par.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 64GB) - Electric Blue||₹ 15,999|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 64GB) - Shadow Black||₹ 15,999|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 64GB) - Halo White||₹ 15,999|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Halo White||₹ 16,999|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Electric Blue||₹ 17,995|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Halo White||₹ 18,999|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Electric Blue||₹ 18,999|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro (8GB RAM, 128GB) - Gamma Green||₹ 19,995|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 64GB) - Gamma Green||₹ 15,999|
|Redmi Note 8 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Gamma Green||₹ 16,999|
Redmi Note 8 Pro price in India starts from ₹ 15,999. The lowest price of Redmi Note 8 Pro is ₹ 15,999 at Amazon on 5th July 2020. This smartphone is available in 2 other variants like 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage with colour options like Electric Blue, Forest Green, Gamma Green, Halo White, Pearl White, Shadow Black, and Cosmic Purple.
|Model||Redmi Note 8 Pro|
|Release date||29th August 2019|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||161.70 x 76.40 x 8.81|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4500|
|Colours||Electric Blue, Forest Green, Gamma Green, Halo White, Pearl White, Shadow Black|
|Screen size (inches)||6.53|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||octa-core (2x2.05GHz + 6x2GHz)|
|Processor make||MediaTek Helio G90T|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes|
|Rear camera||64-megapixel (f/1.79) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel|
|Front camera||20-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|