Redmi Note 8 Pro: Do not buy Xiaomi's mid-range handset for its cameras
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro impresses in many areas, but its cameras are not one of them. During our review last year, we noted that its 64 MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor struggled in multiple disciplines, with low-light conditions proving particularly tricky for it. Colours also lacked vibrancy in daylight, while its dynamic range could have been better. Likewise, the same shortcomings presented themselves in our camera tests under controlled lighting conditions.
Now, DxOMark has performed its camera tests, which found the Note 8 Pro wanting too. The website notes that the 64 MP sensor "cannot compete with the current best in class models", with its limited dynamic range and lack of detail holding it back.
It is worth keeping in mind that the Note 8 Pro only retails for around US$200. As DxOMark also remarks, the Note 8 Pro offers good value for money if you are willing to accept its shortcomings, although you must put up with a weak GPU and high surface temperatures, too.