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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Redmi Note Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.3 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 108 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: up to 256 GB microSD cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, USB Type-C, OTG, status LED, Miracast
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz. 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): 8.3 x 158.3 x 75.3 ( = 0.33 x 6.23 x 2.96 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix , f/1.8, 1/2", 0.8 μm. 8 MP, f/2.2, 13 mm, 1/4", 1.12 μm. 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75 μm. 2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75 μm. Camera2 API: Full
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix , f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, SIM tool, quick start guide, protective cover, MiUI, 12 Months Warranty, SAR values: Body - 1.089 W/kg, Head - 0.191 W/kg. DRM Widevine: L1 (EU) L3 (China), fanless
Weight
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 51 g ( = 1.8 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.46% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 42 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 64%, features: 46%, display: 72% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

79.2% Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Smartphone Review: A display dream for the price-conscious buyer | Notebookcheck
The Redmi Note 8 is another entry-level Xiaomi smartphone, but it's one that redefines the quality of displays we expect from sub-200-Euro (~$220) devices. The panel is bright, contrast-rich and even suitable for those who are PWM sensitive. The Redmi Note 8 is not all good news though, as our review unit will establish.
71% Redmi Note 8 review: A quality mid-range smartphone
Source: Android Authority English
The Redmi Note 8 is a reliable performer that, unfortunately, does too little to step out of its comfort zone. Sure, the cameras got an upgrade, but the competition has stepped up its game as well. The Note 8 is still an easy phone to recommend, but it is no longer the only great option in the hot budget mid-range segment.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 55% display: 61% mobility: 70%
Redmi Note 8 Long Term Review : Another reliable Redmi Note?
Source: Fone Arena English
There are other offerings such as realme 5s (review) and moto one macro (review) but Redmi Note 8 offers more features compared to both of these. realme 5s features dated micro-USB port and has only HD+ display while moto one macro lacks the ultra-wide-angle lens and it also has HD+ display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2020
71% Redmi Note 8 review: Another great mid-range option
Source: Android Authority English
The Redmi Note 8 is a reliable performer that, unfortunately, does too little to step out of its comfort zone. Sure, the cameras got an upgrade, but the competition has stepped up its game as well. The Note 8 is still an easy phone to recommend, but it is no longer the only great option in the hot budget mid-range segment.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 55% display: 61% mobility: 70%
78% Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 review
Source: GSM Arena English
There were times when the new Redmi Note was the best in its niche, but that time's gone now. With Realme going all-in, and Samsung trying hard to snag a piece of that pie, Xiaomi needs to step up its game. The Redmi Note 8 is a great smartphone, sure, but we somehow expected just a little bit more.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 78%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 review: Affordable smartphone with imperfect design, UI
Source: Business Standard English
Except for the cameras, the Redmi Note 8 does not seem to bring any major upgrade over the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S. Perhaps that is a reason why Xiaomi decided to keep its price similar to its predecessor's. Nonetheless, the phone is a decent budget offering with sturdy design, capable display, good imaging, and satisfactory performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2019
86% Redmi Note 8 Review: If You'Re Spending 10K, This Is The Smartphone To Buy
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Redmi Note 8 offers impressive and unmatched value for money if you’re looking for a phone under 10k. It heavily competes against the Realme 5 but the latter's 12 MP camera is easily eclipsed by the 48 MP rear camera on the Note 8. The Realme also offers a lower resolution display and no fast charging, making the Redmi Note 8 an easy choice for anyone looking for a phone in the 10k range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
85% Redmi Note 8 review: One of the best phones in India under Rs 10,000
Source: India Today English
Under Rs 10,000, I believe this is the phone to buy. In fact, if you're looking for a good overall smartphone under Rs 10,000 in India right now, the Redmi Note 8 is the best option to consider. I believe the Redmi Note 8 ticks all the right boxes to get the best under RS 10,000 phone crown. The Redmi Note 8 looks premium and classy, offers impressive battery life, handles multi-tasking well, and captures stunning pictures. The smartphone is available via flash sales in the country.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Review
Source: Yugatech English
Overall, the Redmi Note 8 is quite an impressive smartphone — it has an excellent feel to it, the cameras deliver moderate images, it has a modest battery life, and it comes with a good panel. Despite those aspects, one can’t ignore the occasional stutters during navigation and the poor gaming performance in graphics-heavy titles.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2019
82% Redmi Note 8 Review: Best phone below Rs 10,000. Period.
Source: Tech PP English
The Redmi Note 8 starts with a 4 GB/ 64 GB variant for Rs 9,999, with a 6 GB/ 128 GB variant available for Rs 12,999. But make no mistake about it, it is the former that is the killer product – the latter will take heat from its own Pro brother, the Realme 5 Pro and even the Mi A3, as well as a few others. But at Rs 9,999, the Note 8 suddenly graduates from being competitive to being overwhelmingly superior. Yes, there are other devices at that price point, most notably the Realme 5 and the Vivo U10, but none come close to matching its combination of design, display, camera, and battery. It is a bit of an irony- the better specced Redmi Note 8 (and even the Note 8 Pro) has to face some stiff competition, but its lesser brother stands in a zone of its own.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 90% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Redmi Note 8 Review
Source: Mobygyaan English
The Redmi Note 8 is a complete all-rounder and its probably the best smartphone under Rs.10,000 available in the market right now. It offers you an amazing display, the performance is good and so are the cameras. We tried hard to find some flaws in the smartphone but we failed as the device truly impressed us. If you are looking for a smartphone that allows you to multitask with ease, handles your games and comes with a good camera then Redmi Note 8 is your perfect choice under Rs. 10,000. Avoid the 6 GB RAM variant because at that price range there are more devices available that offer better specs but under Rs.10,000 this smartphone is a perfect choice for you. Overall the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 gets a thumbs up from us.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2019
90% Redmi Note 8 review: The budget king from Xiaomi
Source: The Indian Express English
Redmi Note 8 is a clear upgrade over the Note 7 when you consider the phone costs exactly the same as its predecessor. For Rs 9,999, you get a smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 665 featuring a quad-rear camera setup with good primary sensor and a dedicated macro lens. The phone looks good, performs well, takes beautiful pictures, and the battery backup is nice as well. The Redmi Note 8 is not only a value for money phone in the budget segment but can also compete with some mid-range devices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Redmi Note 8 review: The budget king from Xiaomi
Source: The Indian Express English
Redmi Note 8 is a clear upgrade over the Note 7 when you consider the phone costs exactly the same as its predecessor. For Rs 9,999, you get a smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 665 featuring a quad-rear camera setup with good primary sensor and a dedicated macro lens. The phone looks good, performs well, takes beautiful pictures, and the battery backup is nice as well. The Redmi Note 8 is not only a value for money phone in the budget segment but can also compete with some mid-range devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
73% Redmi Note 8 review: Another great mid-range option
Source: Android Authority English
The Redmi Note 8 is a very good smartphone that falls just short of excellence. A lot of it has to do with the sheer amount of competition in the market. Now that consumers have umpteen options that deliver on features, hardware, and design, the Redmi Note 8 isn’t quite the standout device that the line-up stood once embodied.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 55% display: 63% mobility: 70%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Review: Perfect Budget Phone?
Source: Team Android English
Redmi lineup from Xiaomi has recently been extended to include the new Redmi Note 8 series. After thoroughly testing and utilizing the Redmi Note 8 that sits beneath Note 8 Pro, in terms of pricing as well as specs, here are our detailed thoughts. Redmi being a name synonymous with value, new Note 8 offers great hardware at a great price. It is important to mention that the Note name might be misleading at first as there is no stylus within the phone rather, it actually represents a larger-than-average display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2019
70% Redmi Note 8 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
We're more positive about how the Redmi Note 8's base variant fares against its competition at the Rs. 9,999 price point than we are when considering the Rs. 12,999 price tag of the unit we've actually reviewed. The company has chosen its specifications wisely and while you could pick up the Realme 5 (Review) or Vivo U10 (Review) for less, you don't get the same combination of RAM, storage, or screen resolution.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Redmi Note 8 Camera Review: Good in daylight, lacks in low light!
Source: The Mobile Indian English
The Redmi Note 8 gave mixed results in the camera department. Although, it delivers some good results in daylight conditions with photos coming out with good details and dynamic range is to the point. However, in low light conditions, the results are quite average. The photos came out to full of grains and noises were clearly visible in the images. The shots taken from 48MP camera delivered good results in low light conditions, though in daylight, there was not much of a difference. The selfie performance is decent in daylight, though in low light it surely shimmers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2019
Redmi Note 8 Review: The Budget King For 2019?
Source: Unbox English
While the display is lackluster, the rest of the package is good enough that you won’t mind that issue too much. The price of the phone makes it hard to ignore too: the phone is priced at Php Php 7,990 for the 3GB/32GB variant, Php 8,990 for the 4GB/64GB variant, and Php 9,990 for the 4GB/128GB variant.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2019
70% Redmi Note 8 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Overall, it seems as though Xiaomi has done what it needs to do in terms of matching or exceeding the specifications that the competition offers for less than Rs. 10,000. However, real-world performance remains to be seen. The more premium variant that we're reviewing will of course have stronger competitors to fend off. Do stay tuned to Gadgets 360, as the full review of the Redmi Note 8 is coming up very soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
90% Redmi Note 8 Review – best Smartphone to buy under Rs. 10000?
Source: Gogi.in English
If you have the money go with the Redmi Note 8 Pro but if Rs. 10,000 is max you can spend then Redmi Note 8 is the best option available, plus if you look at it there is nothing to complain – dedicated micro SD slot (check), IR Blaster (check), Fast charger in box (check).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: Unboxing and First Impressions
Source: Team Android English
Tracing back to the device, holding Redmi Note 8 in the hand, it feels quite premium and solid. The glass back has been a great design choice at this price-point as it gives users a sense of luxury once they hold the phone. Also, our Moonlight White color is amazing to look at with its subtle blue/purple gradient. Lastly, there is a gloss surround to the whole phone and it is curved outwards for better grip.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2019
Redmi Note 8 Review: With 64 Megapixels and MediaTek New SOC
Source: Igeekphone English
In general, the Redmi Note 8 completely negated the saying that “hundred yuan machine is equal to electronic waste”, and it is also another declaration of war for Redmi to all unreasonable premium, and also let users know how to spend money to buy benefits and Spend money to buy the difference in brand premiums.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2019

Foreign Reviews

88% Redmi Note 8
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100%
85% Redmi Note 8, Review en Español
Source: Newesc Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 95% performance: 77% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95%
80% Recensione Xiaomi Redmi 8: poco ma buono!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro recensione: il re della fascia media
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Recensione XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 8 confronto 7
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 69% mobility: 93% workmanship: 80%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 đang giảm 600k, món quà “hời” dành cho người dùng!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; nice quad cameras; excellent display; high performance; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/26/2019
Redmi Note 8 phá vỡ kỷ lục 10 triệu chiếc, đâu là lý do đạt doanh số khủng đến vậy?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; nice display; decent hardware; good price; great cameras; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2019
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 3GB-32GB: Lựa chọn hời phân khúc 4 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Low price; decent processor; nice quad cameras; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2019
Đánh giá Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: Smartphone tầm trung vừa ngon, vừa bổ, giá lại rẻ
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; large battery capacity; quick charging; powerful hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2019
Đánh giá Redmi Note 8: Sở hữu những điểm gì mà hấp dẫn đến vậy?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; nice display; high performance; large battery capacity; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2019
5 lý do nên mua Redmi Note 8 "ngay và luôn"
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; high performance; excellent display; modern design; long battery life; fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2019
5 lý do nên mua Redmi Note 8 "ngay và luôn"
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; high performance; beautiful display; impressive design; long battery life; quick charging; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2019
Trên tay Redmi Note 8: Chất lượng vượt trội, giá siêu mềm
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Attractive price; stylish design; nice display; decent hardware; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2019
Đây là những lý do nên đặt ngay bộ đôi Redmi Note 8 và Redmi Note 8 Pro
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice performance; big screen; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2019
Trên tay Redmi Note 8: Tiếp tục là siêu phẩm trong phân khúc tầm trung giá rẻ
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; nice display; excellent cameras; long battery life; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2019
Dưới 5 triệu, đừng nên bỏ qua chiếc smartphone này
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; great display; big screen; nice cameras; large battery capacity; fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2019
Trên tay Redmi Note 8: 4 camera, pin trâu, sạc nhanh, giá từ 3,9 triệu đồng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Nice quad cameras; long battery life; fast charging; decent hardware; low price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2019
Mở hộp Redmi Note 8: Snapdragon 665, 4 camera, pin 4.000 mAh, giá 3,25 triệu
Source: Viettelstore VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice quad cameras; large battery capacity; low price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2019
Mở hộp & đánh giá nhanh Redmi Note 8: Smartphone quốc dân là đây!
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Nice design; high performance; great cameras; good price; long battery life; fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/04/2019
Redmi Note 8 và Note 8 Pro trình làng với camera siêu khủng
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; big screen; powerful hardware; good cooling system.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2019
Review Redmi Note 8: Smartphone 2 Jutaan Terbaik Saat Ini
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice cameras; large battery capacity; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/30/2019

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.

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 665: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2 GHz Cortex-A73 cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in a 11 nm LPP process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.3":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


0.19 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


80.46%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

 

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