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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review: Pseudo Gaming SoC meets 64-MP Cam

Marcus Herbrich, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Felivitas Krohn (translated by Marius S.), 11/18/2019

Prime mid-range phone for gamers?! On paper, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has everything it needs to be the new king of mid-range smartphones. But can the new MediaTek Helio G90T keep its promises? The answer can be found in the following in-depth review of the Redmi phone.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review

With the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the Chinese Smartphone brand is mainly trying to appeal to gamers. Here, the Qualcomm SoC of the lower-powered Redmi Note 8 has been replaced by the gaming-focused MediaTek Helio G90T. Similarly, the storage and memory configurations have been upgraded to the faster UFS type and 6 GB of dual-channel LPDDR4X, respectively.

Additionally, the Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a large 6.53-inch IPS display and a native resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. The back is reminiscent of the Note 8 due to the four cameras, although here, the main camera has a very high resolution of 64 MP as opposed to just 48 MP on the Note 8.

The Note 8 Pro with 64 GB of internal storage can be purchased for about 220 Euros (~$244) from local retailers. Users can expect the top configuration with 128 GB of storage space to be available for around 260 Euros (~$266).

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Redmi Note Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.53 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, native pen support, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, , 109.6 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3,5 mm, Card Reader: microSD (256 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Digital compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, USB type-C, OTG, Miracast, status LED
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.79 x 161.35 x 76.4 ( = 0.35 x 6.35 x 3.01 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Quad: 64MP (f/1.9, 26mm, 1/1.7", 0.8µm) + 8MP (f/2.2, 13mm, 1/4", 1.12µm) + 2MP (f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm) + 2MP (f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm), camera2 API: Full
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix f/2.0, 0.9µm
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, USB cable, modular charger, silicone case, MiUI, 12 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.997W/​kg head, 1.466W/​kg body, DRM Widevine: L1 (EU) L3 (China), fanless
Weight
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 61 g ( = 2.15 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
250 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Competing Devices

RatingDateModelWeightDriveSizeResolutionBest Price
81%11/2019Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4
200 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.53"2340x1080
88%05/2019Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
712, Adreno 616
155 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash5.97"2340x1080
84%04/2019Sony Xperia 10
630, Adreno 508
162 g64 GB eMMC Flash6"2520x1080
78%05/2019Huawei P30 Lite
Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4
159 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.15"2312x1080
79%11/2019Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
665, Adreno 610
190 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2340x1080
79%05/2019Samsung Galaxy A40
7904, Mali-G71 MP2
140 g64 GB eMMC Flash5.9"2340x1080
80%04/2019Samsung Galaxy A50
Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3
166 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.4"2340x1080

Case - Redmi Note 8 Pro with Waterdrop-Style Notch

Color variants of the Redmi Note 8 Pro
Color variants of the Redmi Note 8 Pro

The front of the Redmi Note 8 Pro consists of fifth generation scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass, which sits flush with the frame. The thin frame surrounds the 6.53-inch IPS display on all sides. Thanks to the waterdrop-style notch, the bezels on the top of the display is fairly small as well. The curved back also benefits from Gorilla Glass 5 protection. In terms of colors, there is a gray, green and a white model. Thanks to the rounded-off sides, the 8.8 millimeter (~0.35 inches) thick case is easy to grip. While the Note 8 Pro is not waterproof, it comes with an IP 52 certification that signals dust and splash water resistance.

The build quality and materials look and feel very high quality. The buttons on the right edge are held firmly in place.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review

Size Comparison

161.35 mm / 6.35 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 8.79 mm / 0.3461 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs158.3 mm / 6.23 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs156 mm / 6.14 inch 68 mm / 2.68 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 162 g0.3571 lbs152.9 mm / 6.02 inch 72.7 mm / 2.86 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs147.5 mm / 5.81 inch 70.5 mm / 2.78 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 155 g0.3417 lbs144.4 mm / 5.69 inch 69.2 mm / 2.72 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 140 g0.3086 lbs

Features - Note 8 Pro with 3.5-mm Jack

In terms of features, the Redmi Smartphone not only includes a "traditional" 3.5-mm audio jack, but also a status LED and Miracast, the latter of which allows wireless media streaming to external screens, as well as an IR blaster. While the USB port now has the USB type-C shape, the underlying technology is still USB 2.0. On top of that, USB-OTG is available, which allows the device to recognize external storage drives or input devices. Our test device has 128 GB of internal UFS storage that can be expanded to up to 512 GB via the microSD card slot. The exFAT file system is supported.

Since the Chinese version of the Note 8 Pro is only rated for the Widevine DRM level L3, our test model does not support HD video playback from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or other video streaming services. According to several reports, the international version of the midrange smartphone has completed the certification process for Widevine L1, however.

Right edge
Right edge
Top edge
Top edge
Bottom edge
Bottom edge
Left edge
Left edge

Software - Redmi Note 8 Pro with MiUI 10

As of this writing, the operating system Google Android 9.0 as well as the security patches from October 2019 are still fairly recent. Layered on top of the OS is the manufacturer's own MiUI 10.4. MiUI is a heavily customized user interface that barely has any resemblance to stock Android. Visual changes aside, the system software offers numerous customization options.

On the Chinese version of the Note 8 Pro, the manufacturer's MiUI software does not support Google services such as the Play Store ex-factory. Instead, only Chinese services and Xiaomi's own services are available. By contrast, the internationally available Redmi phone has access both to the usual Google services and various language options on top of Chinese and English (e.g. German).

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review

Communication and GPS - Note 8 with an Accurate GPS

In terms of communications modules, the Chinese manufacturer relies on the contemporary Bluetooth 5.0 standard. An NFC chip for near-field communication is available as well, allowing users to make wireless payments via Google Pay - this feature is exclusive to the international version, however. Furthermore, only the international version's mobile broadband modem supports all of the LTE frequencies relevant to Germany - even the increasingly important LTE band 28 can be used. The Chinese version, on the other hand, cannot connect to LTE band 20 or 28 networks.

The dual-SIM phone has room for two nano-SIM cards. Neither one of the card slots is limited in terms of supported frequencies. Users can also choose to only use one SIM card and use the second card slot for storage expansion with a microSD card.

The integrated Wi-Fi module supports the IEEE-802.11 standards a/b/g/n/ac. We like the signal strength and stability that we observed while using the Wi-Fi module. Paired with our reference router Linksys EA8500, the Redmi Note 8 Pro achieves data transfer rates of more than 300 Mbit/s, a very good result relative to its price class.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
353 (min: 330, max: 362) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Adreno 610, 665, 128 GB eMMC Flash
339 (min: 320, max: 349) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Sony Xperia 10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
334 (min: 326, max: 341) MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Adreno 616, 712, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
311 (min: 214, max: 346) MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=463)
230 MBit/s ∼65% -35%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
222 (min: 203, max: 243) MBit/s ∼63% -37%
Huawei P30 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
188 (min: 45, max: 237) MBit/s ∼53% -47%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
319 (min: 302, max: 325) MBit/s ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Adreno 610, 665, 128 GB eMMC Flash
303 (min: 242, max: 355) MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Adreno 616, 712, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
279 (min: 229, max: 303) MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
268 (min: 244, max: 288) MBit/s ∼84% -16%
Sony Xperia 10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
253 (min: 128, max: 283) MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Huawei P30 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
218 (min: 95, max: 239) MBit/s ∼68% -32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=463)
218 MBit/s ∼68% -32%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø351 (330-362)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø319 (302-325)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

In order to test the accuracy of our test device's locating capabilities in practice, we simultaneously record the track with the GPS cycling computer Garmin Edge 500 and the Redmi smartphone for comparison purposes. Determining the position relies on the main satellite systems: GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Beidou as well as the satellite-based augmentation system SBAS.

There is only a 30-meter (~98 feet) difference between the Note 8 Pro and the professional navigation system at the end of the test track with a length of just over 9 kilometers (~5.6 miles). The GPS module does not deviate by large margins and the detailed track course looks good overall, making the accuracy more than suitable for navigation purposes.

GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
GPS Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
GPS Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
GPS Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
GPS Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
GPS Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Telephony and Call Quality

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review

The call quality within the German Vodafone network is nothing out of the ordinary. Voices are clear-sounding and on the other end of the line, our voice was clearly audible as well. While dual VoLTE is also supported, we are unable to access VoLTE functionality on our Chinese version of the Note 8 Pro.

Skype video calls with the integrated front camera worked well in our tests. The call quality of the integrated speakerphone is good and the integrated microphone records voices at a decent volume level and with a relatively good amount of clarity.

Cameras - Redmi Note 8 Pro with Quad-Cam

Front camera picture
Front camera picture

The quad-camera module consists of a 64-MP main camera with a Samsung Isocell Bright GW1 image sensor and a widest open aperture of f/1.89. The main camera is accompanied by a wide-angle lens with 8 MP and an f/2.2 aperture as well as two 2-MP cameras for macro photography and depth of field effects. As with Sony's image sensors, 2 x 2 adjacent pixels form one large pixel, which the Note 8 Pro combines into pictures with a resolution of 16 MP.

Samsung's GW1 image sensor captures detailed and sharp daylight shots. Compared to the images from Note 8 with Samsung's GM2 sensor, the lower degree of image noise is noticeable. However, the colors look slightly pale and the dynamic range of the pictures is limited. In low-light situations, the Redmi Note 8 Pro struggles to achieve acceptable results. Using the wide-angle lens visibly degrades the image quality. The lighting in particular often suffers as a result.

The 20 MP front camera is able to capture beautiful selfies in bright environments. The sharpness and color accuracy of the resulting pictures are good. In low-light conditions, a massive amount of image noise begins to show and the pictures suffer from blurriness.

The Note 8 Pro is solid at capturing video as well. Recordings at 4K and 30 FPS are supported.

Picture taken with the 64-MP camera
Picture taken with the 64-MP camera
Wide-angle lens
Wide-angle lens
2x zoom
2x zoom
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3

We performed further tests on the GW1 sensor under controlled lighting conditions. We used the ColorChecker passport in order to analyze the color accuracy of the 64-MP optics relative to the reference colors. Unfortunately, the Note 8 Pro does not do a very good job of representing the colors. Blue, green and brown tones in particular show significant deviations.

Fonts on dark backgrounds appear slightly fuzzy in our test chart and the edges of the image lack sharpness in some areas. The sharpness could be slightly better overall as well, even in the center.

ColorChecker Photo
28.4 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
43 ∆E
60.3 ∆E
51.3 ∆E
32.6 ∆E
39 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
62.1 ∆E
62.6 ∆E
28 ∆E
46.3 ∆E
34.1 ∆E
73 ∆E
40.9 ∆E
42 ∆E
80.8 ∆E
68.2 ∆E
50.1 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: 44.46 ∆E min: 13.2 - max: 80.77 ∆E
ColorChecker Photo
19.5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
9 ∆E
6 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: 10.08 ∆E min: 1.99 - max: 19.52 ∆E
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Accessories and Warranty - Note 8 Pro Comes with a Protective Case

18-W charger of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
18-W charger of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Aside from the Redmi smartphone itself, the package contents include a USB cable, a protective case and a modular 18-W charger. Furthermore, our lender TradingShenzhen, has extended the scope of delivery of the Chinese version and included an EU adapter for local outlets as well as a USB-OTG adapter. Neither one is included by default and merely a service provided by our lender.

The warranty period is 12 months. Apart from the manufacturer's warranty, TradingShenzhen gives its customers the opportunity to mail the device to a German address in a warranty case. This way, time-intesive shipping to China can be circumvented within the first 12 months for the Chinese version.

Input Devices & Handling - Redmi Note 8 Pro Supports FaceUnlock & Fingerprint Sensor

The 6.53-inch display accurately registers inputs all the way to the edges of the touchscreen. The integrated fingerprint sensor on the back can also be used to quickly and reliably unlock the Note 8 Pro. The time for the display to wake up from standby mode is very short as well. However, the position of the sensor is unusual. Even after getting accustomed to it, fingers will occasionally land on a camera lens by accident. While the FaceUnlock feature of the front camera works reliably, it is only based on simple 2D facial recognition.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review

Display - Redmi Note 8 Pro with a Bright IPS Panel

Subpixel array of the IPS panel
Subpixel array of the IPS panel

The LC display of the Note 8 Pro measures 16.6 centimeters (6.53 inches) diagonally and offers Full-HD resolution with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, which corresponds to 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. The native resolution and size of the IPS panel amount to a pixel density of just below 400 PPI, which ensures that display contents appear sharp.

When displaying a purely white image and with the ambient light sensor for controlling the display's brightness enabled, the liquid crystal screen achieves a high maximum brightness value of 669 cd/m². Additionally, we determined the brightness level for an evenly distributed portion of dark and bright areas (APL50). Here, we measured a brightness of 674 cd/m². The display achieves a luminance of just 498 cd/m² with the ambient light sensor disabled.

642
cd/m²
653
cd/m²
615
cd/m²
644
cd/m²
669
cd/m²
616
cd/m²
593
cd/m²
658
cd/m²
583
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 669 cd/m² Average: 630.3 cd/m² Minimum: 1.25 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 669 cd/m²
Contrast: 1593:1 (Black: 0.42 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.8 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 6.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
92.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.24
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 5.97
Sony Xperia 10
IPS-LCD, 2520x1080, 6
Huawei P30 Lite
IPS LCD, 2312x1080, 6.15
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Samsung Galaxy A40
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 5.9
Screen
28%
-2%
5%
21%
-23%
Brightness middle
669
583
-13%
547
-18%
451
-33%
656
-2%
358
-46%
Brightness
630
577
-8%
525
-17%
430
-32%
643
2%
370
-41%
Brightness Distribution
87
97
11%
93
7%
90
3%
95
9%
94
8%
Black Level *
0.42
0.36
14%
0.55
-31%
0.54
-29%
Contrast
1593
1519
-5%
820
-49%
1215
-24%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.8
1.6
67%
4.6
4%
1.4
71%
1.1
77%
7.4
-54%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9
3.9
57%
12.1
-34%
4.4
51%
2.4
73%
12.5
-39%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.2
2.7
56%
3.9
37%
2.5
60%
2.2
65%
4
35%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.27 97%
2.17 101%
2.22 99%
2.2 100%
2.084 106%
CCT
7846 83%
6267 104%
7158 91%
6422 101%
6263 104%
7078 92%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9331 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

In our display tests, the IPS panel of the Note 8 Pro reaches a black value of 0.42 cd/m², which is an average result for an LC display in this price segment. That said, the contrast ratio of 1,593:1 is above average mainly due to the high maximum brightness. The results of our APL 50 measurements marginally increase the contrast ratio to 1,607:1, since the black value remains constant for evenly distributed bright and dark areas.

We also performed color analysis on the display, using a spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software. The color (4.8) and grayscale (6.2) deviations of the default profile are relatively high. At 7,846 kelvins, the color temperature of the display is too cool as well - this becomes apparent in the form of a faint blue tint in practice.

CalMan color accuracy (target color space: sRGB), profile: Increased contrast
CalMan color accuracy (target color space: sRGB), profile: Increased contrast
CalMan color space (target color space: sRGB), profile: Increased contrast
CalMan color space (target color space: sRGB), profile: Increased contrast
CalMan grayscale (target color space: sRGB), profile: Increased contrast
CalMan grayscale (target color space: sRGB), profile: Increased contrast
CalMan color saturation (target color space: sRGB), profile: Increased contrast
CalMan color saturation (target color space: sRGB), profile: Increased contrast
CalMan color accuracy (target color space: sRGB), profile: Default
CalMan color accuracy (target color space: sRGB), profile: Default
CalMan color space (target color space: sRGB), profile: Default
CalMan color space (target color space: sRGB), profile: Default
CalMan grayscale (target color space: sRGB), profile: Default
CalMan grayscale (target color space: sRGB), profile: Default
CalMan color saturation (target color space: sRGB), profile: Default
CalMan color saturation (target color space: sRGB), profile: Default

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 22 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 19.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 41 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.5 ms).

Outdoors, the Redmi smartphone makes a very good impression (presently). Thanks to the rather high luminance of the IPS panel, display contents are clearly discernible in winterly conditions. However, with the ambient light sensor enabled, display contents can be read even in direct sunlight.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review

The colors of the IPS panel barely change and the observed brightness remains reasonable even when viewing the display from extreme angles. On the bottom edge of the screen, uneven illumination can be observed at maximum brightness.

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Performance - Redmi Smartphone with Mediatek Helio G90T

Inside of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the 12-nm chip Mediatek Helio G90T serves as the SoC. The Taiwanese manufacturer's Helio G90 series mainly tries to appeal to gamers and comes with integrated liquid cooling in the case of the Redmi cell phone. The MediaTek chipset includes an eight-core CPU cluster with 2 powerful Cortex A76 cores and an energy-efficient Cortex A55 cluster for simpler tasks. A Mali-G76 MP4 serves as the graphics unit.

Combined with 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, the Helio G90T makes for a subjectively good system performance. Animations are smooth and there is barely any stuttering. However, the performance somewhat falls off during multitasking. Furthermore, demanding applications such as games are not immediately removed from the cache, due to the rather large amount of RAM.

In our suite of benchmarks, the Redmi smartphone was able to claim first place. The benchmarks put the Note 8 Pro ahead of the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE with the Snapdragon 712 - the results of the synthetic tests put it approximately one category above the Qualcomm chipset. The Note 8 Pro also does well in the graphics tests, where the Mali-G76 MP4 performs about as well as the Adreno 616 of the Xiaomi phone.

Geekbench 5
Vulkan Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
1218 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
422 Points ∼27% -65%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
422 Points ∼27% -65%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
1218 Points ∼78% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (183 - 3222, n=31)
1561 Points ∼100% +28%
OpenCL Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
1793 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
363 Points ∼18% -80%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
1793 Points ∼87% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (183 - 4593, n=37)
2051 Points ∼100% +14%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
1612 Points ∼80%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1327 Points ∼66% -18%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
1612 Points ∼80% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (807 - 3575, n=48)
2007 Points ∼100% +25%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
391 Points ∼68%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
314 Points ∼54% -20%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
391 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (155 - 1344, n=48)
578 Points ∼100% +48%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
5702 Points ∼73%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
7282 Points ∼93% +28%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
3763 Points ∼48% -34%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
3551 Points ∼46% -38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
5122 Points ∼66% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3722 Points ∼48% -35%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
7795 Points ∼100% +37%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
5702 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=328)
4681 Points ∼60% -18%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
7624 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5975 Points ∼78% -22%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
3986 Points ∼52% -48%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5429 Points ∼71% -29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
5366 Points ∼70% -30%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4105 Points ∼54% -46%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6871 Points ∼90% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
7624 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=387)
4727 Points ∼62% -38%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2484 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1875 Points ∼74% -25%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
837 Points ∼33% -66%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1544 Points ∼61% -38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1495 Points ∼59% -40%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1329 Points ∼53% -46%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2527 Points ∼100% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2484 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=387)
1429 Points ∼57% -42%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
9967 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
6832 Points ∼69% -31%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
5987 Points ∼60% -40%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6483 Points ∼65% -35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
6498 Points ∼65% -35%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5293 Points ∼53% -47%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
7533 Points ∼76% -24%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
9967 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=400)
5386 Points ∼54% -46%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
14946 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
8346 Points ∼56% -44%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4948 Points ∼33% -67%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
8125 Points ∼54% -46%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
7446 Points ∼50% -50%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6923 Points ∼46% -54%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
9049 Points ∼61% -39%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
14946 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 15193, n=567)
5851 Points ∼39% -61%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2543 Points ∼91%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2338 Points ∼84% -8%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
2167 Points ∼78% -15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2250 Points ∼81% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2061 Points ∼74% -19%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2786 Points ∼100% +10%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2543 Points ∼91% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=77)
2701 Points ∼97% +6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
1978 Points ∼70%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1907 Points ∼67% -4%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
693 Points ∼24% -65%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
898 Points ∼32% -55%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
604 Points ∼21% -69%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1917 Points ∼68% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
1978 Points ∼70% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=77)
2834 Points ∼100% +43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2087 Points ∼81%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1988 Points ∼77% -5%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
861 Points ∼33% -59%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1036 Points ∼40% -50%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
717 Points ∼28% -66%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2060 Points ∼80% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2087 Points ∼81% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=77)
2574 Points ∼100% +23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3326 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2506 Points ∼75% -25%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1664 Points ∼50% -50%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2550 Points ∼77% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2298 Points ∼69% -31%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1691 Points ∼51% -49%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3241 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
3326 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5576, n=407)
2009 Points ∼60% -40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2322 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2146 Points ∼92% -8%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
792 Points ∼34% -66%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
843 Points ∼36% -64%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
980 Points ∼42% -58%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
549 Points ∼24% -76%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2176 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2322 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=407)
1832 Points ∼79% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2412 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2217 Points ∼92% -8%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
896 Points ∼37% -63%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
981 Points ∼41% -59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1134 Points ∼47% -53%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
646 Points ∼27% -73%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2347 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2412 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=408)
1701 Points ∼71% -29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3362 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2506 Points ∼75% -25%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1732 Points ∼52% -48%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2578 Points ∼77% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2348 Points ∼70% -30%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1710 Points ∼51% -49%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3296 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
3362 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5133, n=436)
1917 Points ∼57% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2323 Points ∼70%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2146 Points ∼65% -8%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1299 Points ∼39% -44%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1336 Points ∼40% -42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1668 Points ∼50% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
823 Points ∼25% -65%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3316 Points ∼100% +43%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2323 Points ∼70% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=436)
2441 Points ∼74% +5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2412 Points ∼73%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2217 Points ∼67% -8%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1375 Points ∼42% -43%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1494 Points ∼45% -38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1778 Points ∼54% -26%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
930 Points ∼28% -61%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3312 Points ∼100% +37%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2412 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=436)
2049 Points ∼62% -15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3280 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2480 Points ∼76% -24%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1645 Points ∼50% -50%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2489 Points ∼76% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2408 Points ∼73% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1675 Points ∼51% -49%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3227 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
3280 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4909, n=487)
1913 Points ∼58% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2218 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1980 Points ∼89% -11%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
704 Points ∼32% -68%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
819 Points ∼37% -63%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
967 Points ∼44% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
539 Points ∼24% -76%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2008 Points ∼91% -9%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2218 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=487)
1517 Points ∼68% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2390 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2073 Points ∼87% -13%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
809 Points ∼34% -66%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
963 Points ∼40% -60%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1114 Points ∼47% -53%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
635 Points ∼27% -73%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2192 Points ∼92% -8%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2390 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=488)
1460 Points ∼61% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3267 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2480 Points ∼76% -24%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1687 Points ∼52% -48%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2490 Points ∼76% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2378 Points ∼73% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1687 Points ∼52% -48%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3239 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
3267 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4900, n=528)
1775 Points ∼54% -46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2219 Points ∼70%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1980 Points ∼62% -11%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1235 Points ∼39% -44%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1256 Points ∼39% -43%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1607 Points ∼50% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
702 Points ∼22% -68%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3184 Points ∼100% +43%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2219 Points ∼70% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=527)
1990 Points ∼63% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2390 Points ∼75%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2073 Points ∼65% -13%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1315 Points ∼41% -45%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1414 Points ∼44% -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1728 Points ∼54% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
807 Points ∼25% -66%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3196 Points ∼100% +34%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2390 Points ∼75% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8338, n=530)
1716 Points ∼54% -28%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
22928 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13686 Points ∼60% -40%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
12437 Points ∼54% -46%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
12023 Points ∼52% -48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
20354 Points ∼89% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12321 Points ∼54% -46%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
19433 Points ∼85% -15%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
22928 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=688)
14371 Points ∼63% -37%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
39137 Points ∼84%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
43514 Points ∼93% +11%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
17878 Points ∼38% -54%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21643 Points ∼46% -45%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
24654 Points ∼53% -37%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13821 Points ∼30% -65%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
46605 Points ∼100% +19%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
39137 Points ∼84% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=686)
22601 Points ∼48% -42%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
33832 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
29316 Points ∼82% -13%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
16290 Points ∼46% -52%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
18377 Points ∼52% -46%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
23534 Points ∼66% -30%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13457 Points ∼38% -60%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
35557 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
33832 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=686)
18233 Points ∼51% -46%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
82 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
74 fps ∼90% -10%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
29 fps ∼35% -65%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
33 fps ∼40% -60%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
36 fps ∼44% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
25 fps ∼30% -70%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
77 fps ∼94% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
82 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=706)
38.7 fps ∼47% -53%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
58 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
58 fps ∼100% 0%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
25 fps ∼43% -57%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
31 fps ∼53% -47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
33 fps ∼57% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
23 fps ∼40% -60%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
58 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
58 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=715)
28.4 fps ∼49% -51%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
49 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
36 fps ∼73% -27%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
13 fps ∼27% -73%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
17 fps ∼35% -65%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
19 fps ∼39% -61%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13 fps ∼27% -73%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
38 fps ∼78% -22%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
49 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=611)
22.4 fps ∼46% -54%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
42 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
33 fps ∼79% -21%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
11 fps ∼26% -74%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
16 fps ∼38% -62%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
17 fps ∼40% -60%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12 fps ∼29% -71%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
34 fps ∼81% -19%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
42 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=620)
19.7 fps ∼47% -53%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
29 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
26 fps ∼90% -10%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
9.5 fps ∼33% -67%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
12 fps ∼41% -59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps ∼45% -55%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
8.1 fps ∼28% -72%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
27 fps ∼93% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
29 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=476)
18.3 fps ∼63% -37%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
26 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
24 fps ∼92% -8%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
7.8 fps ∼30% -70%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
11 fps ∼42% -58%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
12 fps ∼46% -54%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
7.4 fps ∼28% -72%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
24 fps ∼92% -8%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
26 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=478)
17.1 fps ∼66% -34%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
6.8 fps ∼66%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
9.1 fps ∼88% +34%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
2.7 fps ∼26% -60%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
4.2 fps ∼41% -38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2.8 fps ∼27% -59%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2.9 fps ∼28% -57%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
9.3 fps ∼90% +37%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
6.8 fps ∼66% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=199)
10.3 fps ∼100% +51%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
11 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5.8 fps ∼53% -47%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1.7 fps ∼15% -85%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2.6 fps ∼24% -76%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
4.4 fps ∼40% -60%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1.8 fps ∼16% -84%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6.1 fps ∼55% -45%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
11 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=198)
7.11 fps ∼65% -35%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
17 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
14 fps ∼82% -18%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4.4 fps ∼26% -74%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.4 fps ∼38% -62%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
7.2 fps ∼42% -58%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.2 fps ∼25% -75%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
15 fps ∼88% -12%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
17 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=203)
15.1 fps ∼89% -11%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
19 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
16 fps ∼84% -16%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4.9 fps ∼26% -74%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7 fps ∼37% -63%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
8.1 fps ∼43% -57%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.7 fps ∼25% -75%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼84% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
19 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=203)
16.9 fps ∼89% -11%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
16 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
15 fps ∼94% -6%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
5.3 fps ∼33% -67%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.9 fps ∼43% -57%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
6.9 fps ∼43% -57%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5.2 fps ∼33% -67%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
16 fps ∼100% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
16 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=401)
12.4 fps ∼78% -22%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
14 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13 fps ∼93% -7%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4.3 fps ∼31% -69%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.5 fps ∼46% -54%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
6.1 fps ∼44% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.6 fps ∼33% -67%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
13 fps ∼93% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
14 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=405)
11.1 fps ∼79% -21%
Basemark GPU
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
18.1 (min: 2.3, max: 44.7) fps ∼21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
0 fps ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
14.23 (min: 8.05, max: 26.52) fps ∼17% -21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
8.24 (min: 5.77, max: 20.65) fps ∼10% -54%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6.21 fps ∼7% -66%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
16.91 fps ∼20% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (18.1 - 18.1, n=2)
9.05 fps ∼11% -50%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.24 - 4528, n=66)
85.4 fps ∼100% +372%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
21.2 (min: 4.9, max: 40.7) fps ∼34%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
12.76 (min: 7.68, max: 27.7) fps ∼20% -40%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
6.65 (min: 3.4, max: 18.65) fps ∼11% -69%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6.43 fps ∼10% -70%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
13.56 fps ∼22% -36%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
21.2 fps ∼34% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.57 - 2850, n=59)
62.8 fps ∼100% +196%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
19.4 (min: 3.7, max: 33.6) fps ∼20%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
14.18 (min: 8.4, max: 36.6) fps ∼15% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
7.44 (min: 3.6, max: 21.99) fps ∼8% -62%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5.35 fps ∼5% -72%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
15.51 fps ∼16% -20%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
19.4 fps ∼20% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.88 - 4462, n=56)
97.3 fps ∼100% +402%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
179353 Points ∼85%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
88287 Points ∼42%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
132834 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
103205 Points ∼49%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
210836 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=296)
143005 Points ∼68%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3243 Score ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1966 Score ∼61% -39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1134 Score ∼35% -65%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
927 Score ∼29% -71%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
2000 Score ∼62% -38%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
3243 Score ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 5025, n=63)
2271 Score ∼70% -30%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
1145 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1172 Points ∼100% +2%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
815 Points ∼70% -29%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1024 Points ∼87% -11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
937 Points ∼80% -18%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
974 Points ∼83% -15%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
1099 Points ∼94% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
1145 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=644)
766 Points ∼65% -33%
Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3419 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3453 Points ∼97% +1%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1409 Points ∼40% -59%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1478 Points ∼42% -57%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1881 Points ∼53% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1114 Points ∼31% -67%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3559 Points ∼100% +4%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
3419 Points ∼96% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=644)
2125 Points ∼60% -38%
Memory (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3609 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2969 Points ∼64% -18%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
983 Points ∼21% -73%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
3036 Points ∼65% -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2808 Points ∼60% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1935 Points ∼42% -46%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
4646 Points ∼100% +29%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
3609 Points ∼78% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=644)
1563 Points ∼34% -57%
System (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
6155 Points ∼91%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5932 Points ∼88% -4%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
3159 Points ∼47% -49%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5146 Points ∼76% -16%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
5006 Points ∼74% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3788 Points ∼56% -38%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
6760 Points ∼100% +10%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
6155 Points ∼91% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=644)
3048 Points ∼45% -50%
Overall (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3054 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2906 Points ∼87% -5%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1374 Points ∼41% -55%
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2201 Points ∼66% -28%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2254 Points ∼68% -26%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1679 Points ∼50% -45%
Xiaomi Mi 9T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, Adreno 618, 6144
3329 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
3054 Points ∼92% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=644)
1531 Points ∼46% -50%
AnTuTu v8
UX (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
45630 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
27535 Points ∼60% -40%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
27535 Points ∼60% -40%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
45630 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6969 - 78191, n=18)
40327 Points ∼88% -12%
MEM (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
59227 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
38271 Points ∼65% -35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
38271 Points ∼65% -35%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
59227 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (24176 - 100390, n=18)
50731 Points ∼86% -14%
GPU (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
79602 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
33000 Points ∼39% -59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
33000 Points ∼39% -59%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
79602 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5938 - 199051, n=18)
84174 Points ∼100% +6%
CPU (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
97626 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
70889 Points ∼73% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
70889 Points ∼73% -27%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
97626 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (40746 - 151146, n=18)
91402 Points ∼94% -6%
Total Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
282085 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
169695 Points ∼60% -40%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
169695 Points ∼60% -40%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
282085 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (84645 - 501784, n=18)
266634 Points ∼95% -5%

Browsing the web with the Redmi Note 8 Pro is enjoyable. The separately installed Chrome browser allows users to quickly and smoothly navigate even complex web pages. As expected, the Redmi phone achieves good results in our browser benchmarks, although the Helio G90T has a slightly harder time with the WebXPRT tests.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
37.214 Points ∼100% +5%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 133, n=115)
36.4 Points ∼98% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
35.3 Points ∼95% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Chrome 78)
35.298 Points ∼95%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
31.781 Points ∼85% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
30.65 Points ∼82% -13%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
22.65 Points ∼61% -36%
Sony Xperia 10 (Chrome Version 73)
16.254 Points ∼44% -54%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
72.1 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Chrome 78)
72.098 Points ∼100%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
55.132 Points ∼76% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
50.33 Points ∼70% -30%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
42.7 Points ∼59% -41%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=541)
42.6 Points ∼59% -41%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Chrome 78)
41.6 runs/min ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
41.6 runs/min ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 157, n=103)
40.2 runs/min ∼97% -3%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
37.5 runs/min ∼90% -10%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
31.7 runs/min ∼76% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
30.8 runs/min ∼74% -26%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
24.1 runs/min ∼58% -42%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
72 Points ∼100% +31%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=174)
67.7 Points ∼94% +23%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
66 Points ∼92% +20%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Chrome 78)
55 Points ∼76%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
55 Points ∼76% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
52 Points ∼72% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
52 Points ∼72% -5%
Sony Xperia 10 (Chrome Version 73)
39 Points ∼54% -29%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Chrome 78)
15606 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
15606 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
13562 Points ∼87% -13%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
9779 Points ∼63% -37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
9405 Points ∼60% -40%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
7798 Points ∼50% -50%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=702)
6930 Points ∼44% -56%
Sony Xperia 10 (Chrome Version 73)
4865 Points ∼31% -69%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=727)
10440 ms * ∼100% -248%
Sony Xperia 10 (Chrome Version 73)
10256.9 ms * ∼98% -242%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 73)
4975.8 ms * ∼48% -66%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
4561.76 ms * ∼44% -52%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
4137.8 ms * ∼40% -38%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
3002 ms * ∼29% -0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Chrome 78)
3001.5 ms * ∼29%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
2911.8 ms * ∼28% +3%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
208 Points ∼100% +44%
Samsung Galaxy A40 (Chrome 74)
155 Points ∼75% +8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
145 Points ∼70% +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
144 Points ∼69%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
144 Points ∼69% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 362, n=333)
122 Points ∼59% -15%

* ... smaller is better

The relatively fast UFS 2.1 storage of the Note 8 Pro performs well in our AndroBench benchmark. Compared to the competition, the Redmi smartphone may achieve significantly higher read and write speeds in some cases.

We also took a closer look at the microSD card slot. We tested its performance with the help of our reference card, the Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 (Write: 270Mbit/s, read: 150 Mbit/s). These results are typical for a smartphone in this price segment.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ProXiaomi Mi 9 SESony Xperia 10Huawei P30 LiteXiaomi Redmi Note 8Samsung Galaxy A40Average 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-31%
-27%
-24%
-27%
-35%
-1%
-45%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
57.33 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
63.81 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
11%
67.85 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
18%
52.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-8%
65.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
14%
59.2 (25.5 - 72.4, n=21)
3%
49.5 (1.7 - 87.1, n=438)
-14%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
71.61 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
83.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
16%
76.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
7%
71.63 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
81.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
13%
74 (28.2 - 88.2, n=21)
3%
67.8 (8.1 - 96.5, n=438)
-5%
Random Write 4KB
180.4
21.86
-88%
14.39
-92%
87.29
-52%
91.23
-49%
13.2
-93%
87.9 (18.2 - 250, n=43)
-51%
23.4 (0.14 - 259, n=763)
-87%
Random Read 4KB
156.22
115.83
-26%
53.12
-66%
71.57
-54%
84.76
-46%
75.7
-52%
140 (98.9 - 161, n=43)
-10%
48.7 (1.59 - 226, n=763)
-69%
Sequential Write 256KB
193.54
190.1
-2%
232.87
20%
158.63
-18%
160.53
-17%
99.6
-49%
212 (182 - 503, n=43)
10%
99.6 (2.99 - 590, n=763)
-49%
Sequential Read 256KB
534.5
492.48
-8%
273.8
-49%
293.23
-45%
297.65
-44%
295
-45%
747 (427 - 912, n=43)
40%
281 (12.1 - 1781, n=763)
-47%

Gaming - Mali-G76 MP4 with a Lot of Graphics Performance

The Helio G90 series was supposedly created with gamers in mind, the installed Mali-G76 MP4 only integrates a third of the clusters that the Exynos 9820 in the Samung Galaxy S10 integrates, however. Thus, the graphics unit of the Helio G90T is less well-suited to gaming, at least judging from the specifications.

In order to take a closer look at a few demanding games from the Play Store, we used the app GameBench. The racing game Asphalt 9 Legends as well as the shooter games PUBG Mobile and Dead Trigger 2 run at a relatively consistent frame rate at high graphics settings. We did not observe major dropoffs in terms of the frame rate. That said, the graphics unit of the Note 8 Pro is not particularly future-proof.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
PUBG Mobile
01020304050Tooltip
: Ø39.7 (34-42)
Asphalt 9 Legends
010203040Tooltip
; High Quality: Ø29.7 (20-31)
; Standard / low: Ø29.9 (27-31)
Dead Trigger 2
010203040506070Tooltip
: Ø60 (59-61)

Emissions - Redmi Smartphone's Speaker Is Not Very Linear

Temperature

Note 8 Pro overheats
Note 8 Pro overheats

Similarly, the noticeable heat development of the Note 8 Pro under load negatively impacts gaming. We used the battery test of GFXBench to observe the performance behavior of the Redmi smartphone under prolonged stress. The Manhattan 3.1 test shows that as the load level increases, the frame rate decreases. The performance level fluctuations can be as high as 20 percent. As a consequence, the Note 8 Pro is likely to suffer from a performance dropoff during prolonged gaming sessions. Our stress test also caused the mid-range phone to show us an overheating notification.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Smartphone Review
Max. Load
 36.1 °C
97 F
36.1 °C
97 F
36.9 °C
98 F
 
 34.8 °C
95 F
35.5 °C
96 F
37.1 °C
99 F
 
 34.1 °C
93 F
35.5 °C
96 F
36.9 °C
98 F
 
Maximum: 37.1 °C = 99 F
Average: 35.9 °C = 97 F
31.8 °C
89 F
34.7 °C
94 F
36.6 °C
98 F
32 °C
90 F
33.9 °C
93 F
36.6 °C
98 F
32.9 °C
91 F
34.5 °C
94 F
34.9 °C
95 F
Maximum: 36.6 °C = 98 F
Average: 34.2 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.2 °C = 79 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.9 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.1 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.6 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30 °C / 86 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Redmi Note 8 Pro

Speaker

Speaker test: Pink noise
Speaker test: Pink noise

As with the smaller sibling Note 8, the Note 8 Pro uses an ultra linear speaker. However, the mono speaker only achieves a disappointing maximum volume level of 79 dB(A). Our measurements further indicate a frequency progression that is not very linear in terms of the mid tones and very high frequencies fall off significantly as well. Bass is not present on the sound stage. Users who want a more accurate sound representation should use wired or wireless headphones. Apart from the traditional 3.5-mm audio jack, users may rely on the modern Bluetooth 5.0 standard. The audio output is clear and powerful.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower Range