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Xiaomi Redmi 8

Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi 8
Xiaomi Redmi 8 (Redmi Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
6.22 inch 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS LCD, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 49 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: up to 512 GB microSD cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, USB Type-C, Miracast, status LED, FM radio, IR blaster
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900. 3G: B1, B2, B4, B5, B8. 4G: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B20, B38, B40., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.4 x 156.5 x 75.4 ( = 0.37 x 6.16 x 2.97 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4 µm) + 2 MP, Camera2 API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix , f/2.0, 1.12 µm
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB-C cable, SIM tool, case, MIUI 11, 12 Months Warranty, SAR values: Body - 1.48 W/kg, Head - 0.231 W/kg. LTE Cat 4/5 (150/75 Mbps), fanless
Weight
188 g ( = 6.63 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 70 g ( = 2.47 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
140 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 69.89% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 54%, features: 42%, display: 72% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi 8

76.1% Xiaomi Redmi 8 Smartphone Review: Xiaomi's budget phone sets new standards | Notebookcheck
Everyday usage reveals unexpectedly large differences between the Redmi 8 and its sibling, the Redmi 8A. We shall discuss below in which areas the cheap Redmi 8 improves upon the Redmi 8A and why its MSRP of 115 Euros (~$127) is worthwhile.
70% Xiaomi Redmi 8 review: Affordable yes, but what’s different here compared to Redmi 8A?
Source: The Indian Express English Archive.org version
The Redmi 8 is a good offering for its price of Rs 7,999 considering the big battery, and decent performance coupled with a stylish design. The weak point is the camera, which remains an issue on budget phones. The only problem is that given similar specifications, many users might prefer the Redmi 8A which is cheaper, runs the same processor and offers something very similar.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Redmi 8 review: Redmi 8A offers almost same value at lower price
Source: India Today English Archive.org version
Overall, I believe if you're looking for a good budget phone the Redmi 8A makes more sense. The Redmi 8A starts at Rs 6,499 in India. If you can spend some more money and want a phone that looks great, clicks well-detailed pictures, offers great performance and battery life then there's the Redmi Note 8. The Note 8 from Redmi comes with a starting price of Rs 9,999 in the country.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Redmi 8 Review: A Good Phone, But One That'S Held Back By Its Ad-Supported Ui
Source: Tech2.in.com English Archive.org version
Overall, the Redmi 8 offers you a great design, a good display, amazing battery life, decent cameras, and an annoying UI. Which means you actually get a pretty decent daily driver in the Redmi 8. While the Redmi 8 a great phone, I still think it's worth shelling out just that little bit more for the more capable Redmi Note 8, though.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Redmi 8 review: A performer for its price, if you don't mind the processor
Source: Business Standard English Archive.org version
Starting at Rs 7,999, you get USB-C port and 3 GB RAM, among other things. Even the 4GB RAM variant is available for the same price (first 5 million units only; after that you will have to fork an additional Rs 1,000). Xiaomi has definitely done some good work in key features, but a big trade-off has been in downgrade of the processor which might deter a few users. If you can ignore that, you get a decent performer that also looks beautiful and goes on and on, and some more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2019
70% Redmi 8 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English Archive.org version
Many Indian smartphone buyers are very conscious of specifications, down to the number and type of SoC CPU cores. This is especially true of young people who upgrade at least once a year and buy devices online – which is a huge swathe of the market. With the Redmi 8, Xiaomi is sidestepping raw performance and focusing on quality-of-life features as well as design. The intention seems to be to establish a firm distinction between the Redmi models and their Redmi Note siblings which are a step or two up the price ladder.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Redmi 8 review: It’s a side-grade really
Source: Android Authority English Archive.org version
Xiaomi is debuting the Redmi 8 with a promotional discount of Rs. 1000 for the first 5 million units. That’s how confident the company is about the hardware. To be fair, it is a great piece of kit, even though it doesn’t really push the boundaries of performance or imaging. I love the look and feel of the hardware, and Xiaomi has made quality-of-life improvements in features like the battery. That matters a lot in the segment the Redmi 8 competes in. It might not be the most exciting phone around, but the Redmi 8 has plenty to offer if you are looking for a new phone in the segment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2019

Foreign Reviews

Redmi 8
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2019
86% Xiaomi Redmi 8
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 65% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Recensione Xiaomi Redmi 8
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Attractive price; impressive battery life; good hardware; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2020
Recensione Xiaomi Redmi 8, a questo prezzo impossibile trovare di meglio
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2020
Recensione: Xiaomi Redmi 8
Source: InstaNews Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; nice performance; decent autonomy. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/07/2020
60% Test du Xiaomi Redmi 8 : l’autonomie ne fait pas tout
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Test du (Xiaomi) Redmi 8 : une belle entrée de gamme
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; USB-C; mini jack; nice cameras. Negative: No LED notification.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2019
Những điểm hấp dẫn trên Redmi 8, smartphone giá rẻ mới nhất từ Xiaomi vừa lên kệ
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Large battery capacity; quick charging; nice dual cameras; decent display; stylish design; good processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2020
Đánh giá chi tiết Xiaomi Redmi 8: Thiết kế đẹp, hiệu năng đủ dùng cùng giá bán “siêu mềm”
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Beautiful design; nice performance; good price; long battery life; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2019
Đánh giá chi tiết Xiaomi Redmi 8: 'Quân chốt' đáng giá trên 'bàn cờ công nghệ'
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Attractive price; elegant design; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2019
Trên tay nhanh Xiaomi Redmi 8: Cực 'đỉnh' trong phân khúc giá rẻ!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship; long battery life; fast charging; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2019
Đây là chiếc smartphone pin sài 2 ngày, nhiều tính năng, giá chỉ 3 triệu?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; very high autonomy; decent hardware; nice performance; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2019
Redmi 8 chính thức trình làng, giá chỉ từ 2,6 triệu đồng
Source: Danviet VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; nice display; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2019
Mọi thứ về Redmi 8 vừa ra mắt mà bạn cần biết
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice design; decent cameras; low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2019
Redmi 8: Chiếc smartphone vô địch trong tầm giá hơn 2 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Low price; decent processor; large battery capacity; nice cameras; big screen; good display; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2019
Xiaomi tung smartphone giá 110 USD, sạc nhanh như iPhone 11
Source: Zing VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Fast charging; low price; decent hardware; nice dual cameras. Negative: Easy getting fingerprints; plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2019
67% Redmi 8 [TEST]: Budget-mobil med enormt batteri
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 67%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 505: Mid range graphics card integrated in the Snapdragon 430 and 435 SoCs. Based on the 500 generation and supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 439: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 2 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, and a X9 LTE (Cat. 4/5 - 300 Mbps download) modem. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.22":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Xiaomi:

Founded in 2010, Xiaomi Corporation is a Chinese multinational electronics company and produces consumer electronics and related products, including smartphones, televisions, fitness bands, power banks, headphones, smart devices and accessories. Xiaomi offers its products under the Mi, Redmi and POCO brands.


69.89%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-11- 6)