Xiaomi Redmi 8: Xiaomi’s Most Affordable Latest Phone

Xiaomi has delivered a series of Redmi during the past months which raised the expectation of Indian and the Chinese markets. Xiaomi had won the hearts of many Indians since it has unleashed smartphones at a budget-friendly cost.
Redmi 8 was launched on 24th April 2020 at the starting price of Rs. 8,999. The Redmi 8 has its new MIUI update too and it is similar to Redmi 8A Dual. Guys isn’t it nice??!! The design of Redmi 8 is so incredible that users are being happy about it. So it is time to replace your old and since long time gadget.

Dimensions

Height156.48mm
Weight188g
Width75.41mm
Thickness9.4mm

Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with stunning Aura Mirror Design and this gives a premium look. This device also comes with nano-coating by P2i that makes the phone splash-proof, by safeguarding it against scratches and accidental spills. It has a dedicated IR blaster where you can control all the smart devices with a single tap on your smartphone. It measures 156.48mm height, 188g weight, 75.41mm width, 9.4mm thickness which is a super handy and stylish phone.

Display

Size15.8cm (6.22) Dot Notch Display
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
ResolutionHD+ (720*1520 pixels)
TechnologyIPS(In-cell) Dot Notch
Aspect ratio19:9
Screen to body ratio81.8%
Contrast ratio1500:1
NTSC ratio70.8%
Pixel density270 PPI
Protection glassCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Build2.5D glass, rounded display corners

Redmi 8 gives you a massively high standard Dot notch design. The display provides improved viewing experience and better picture quality. It also allows you to multitask at once with the split-screen option. The smartphone has 6.22-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution with 720 x 1520 pixels. Redmi 8 is built with 2.5D glass, rounded display corners with 270 PPI. It is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It comes with the aspect ratio of 19:9, screen to body ratio of 81.8%, a contrast ratio of 1500:1, and NTSC ratio of 70.8%. As a result, the display works excellent for its price.

Performance

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor
CPUOcta-core (4×1.95GHz, 4×1.45GHz, A53+A53)
OSAndroid 9.0; MIUI 11
GPUAdreno 505 650MHz

Xiaomi Redmi 8 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset based on Octa-core (4×1.95GHz, 4×1.45GHz, A53+A53) processor. With this processor, you can handle multitasks at once and you can smoothly switch between applications. The device runs MIUI based on Android 9.0 operating system. It also features Adreno 505 650MHz, a 4G LTE integrated modem, and all other connectivity options. The RAM and ROM are paired with Snapdragon 439 chipset. Redmi 8 has a fingerprint scanner for unlocking it easy. You can play HD games and watch HD content easily with this campaign. The overall performance is extraordinary at an affordable price.

Storage

SpecificationsStorage oneStorage two
RAM3GB4GB
Internal memory32GB64GB
Expandable memoryupto 512GBupto 512GB
ROM TechnologyeMMC v5.1eMMC v5.1
Card slotmicroSDXC microSDXC

Redmi 8 is mounted with two variants of storage- one with 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage and the other with 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage. It is expandable up to 512GB usinf MicroSD card, so you need not worry about storage space. It comes along with new ROM technology eMMC v5.1 where you can transfer and download data very easily. Both together works seamlessly and you can store multiple videos, games, applications, and images.

Camera

Rear camera

Primary cameraMegapixels- 12
Type- Sony IMX363
Aperture- f/1.8
Pixel size- 1.4µm
Lens Quantity- 6P
Dual-PD
Depth sensorMegapixels- 2
FlashLED flash
Video specifications1080p@30fps
720p@30fps
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, Panorama, AI Portrait mode, AI Scene detection (33 categories), Timer, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Looking at the camera, Redmi 8 packs a dual-camera setup, a class-leading 12MP Al Dual camera with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixel size, 6P lens quantity, and 2MP depth sensor. It comes with improved skin tone mapping and industry-leading edge detection which allows you to take extraordinary pictures anywhere. It has an LED flash. The Dual PD AI Portrait Mode, and an AI Scene Detection option help you to click life-like photos with good details but the quality of photos is bad at night. The rear camera allows you to record videos at 1080p@30fps and 720p@30fps. The features of the front camera are LED flash, HDR, Panorama, AI Portrait mode, AI Scene detection (33 categories), Timer, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus.

Front Camera

Front cameraMegapixels- 8MP
Aperture- f/2.0
Pixel size- 1.12µm
Video1080p@30fps
FeaturesHDR, AI Selfie Portrait, AI Face Unlock, Group selfie, filters, video calling

Redmi 8 comes with an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12µm pixel size. Selfie camera is boosted by Al Selfie Portrait mode which gives flawless selfies and post it right away in social media. It comes along with HDR, AI Selfie Portrait, AI Face Unlock, Group selfie, filters, video calling features. The front camera allows you to record beautiful videos and sceneries at 1080p@30fps. Additionally, you get the Al Face Unlock option where you can unlock the phone at a glance.

Battery

CapacityLi-Po 5000 mAh battery (Built-in rechargeable battery)
5V/2A charger included inbox
Fast charging18W
USB Type-CYes

With the massive battery capacity you can do everything like play more games, take photos, images, watch content etc., without worrying about charging. Redmi 8 comes with Li-Po 5000 mAh built-in rechargeable battery. It has an 18W fast charging option where you can charge your phone in a short time. Redmi 8 makes a great job when compared to Redmi 7. There are features like normal mode, low power mode, and a super power-saving mode where you can save battery. You will get 5V/2A charger in the box and the device can be charged via Type-C port.

Networks and Connectivity

SIM slot2 SIM Slot (nano) + 1 MicroSD Slot
Supports dual VoLTE
Both SIM cards can support VoLTE simultaneously
Network 4G VoLTE, 4G
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
WifiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
2.4G WiFi / WiFi Direct / Hotspot
GSMB2/3/5/8
WCDMAB1/2/5/8
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
LTEB40/41
B1/3/5/8
RadioSupports wireless FM radio
USBType-C 1.0 reversible connector
FeaturesPhone supports CA, telecom operator support also required

Xiaomi Redmi 8 is mounted with two SIM slots along with an SD card slot. It allows only nano-SIM cards with 4G, 3G, and 2G networks for good download speed and for fast internet experience. It supports dual VoLTE and both SIM cards can support VoLTE simultaneously. It has wireless and wired connectivity which includes 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE,  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4G wifi, wifi direct and hotspot to experience good internet speed and wifi tethering allows you to connect to a wifi-enabled laptop, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, LTE (B40/41, B1/3/5/8), Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. It supports wireless FM radio. Other features like Phone supports CA, telecom operator support also required.

Other features

ColorsOnyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue
SensorsAmbient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Electronic Compass
Accelerometer
UnlockFingerprint sensor
Stainless steel fingerprint ring
PVD technology
MultimediaLoudspeaker
3.5mm jack
MP4, M4V, MKV, AAC, MP3
Supported video formats: H.264 (Baseline / Main / High Profile)、MPEG4 (simple profile / ASP)
Supported audio formats: PCM, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, MP3, AMR-NB, WB, FLAC, APE
Navigation and positioningGPS
AGPS
Glonass
BeiDou
In the boxNet Quantity 1 U
1 U Contains:
Mobile Phone 1 U
Adapter 1 U
USB Type-C Cable 1 U
SIM Eject Tool 1 U
User Guide 1 U
Warranty Card 1 U
Soft Case 1 U

Redmi 8 is available in three different stylish colors like Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue. It is embedded with Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Electronic Compass, Accelerometer. To unlock the phone, you have a fingerprint sensor which comes with PVD technology built by stainless steel fingerprint ring.

Looking at the multimedia, it comes along with loudspeaker, 3.5mm jack, MP4, M4V, MKV, AAC, MP3. It supports video formats like H.264 (Baseline / Main / High Profile)、MPEG4 (simple profile / ASP) and audio formats like PCM, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, MP3, AMR-NB, WB, FLAC, APE. To find the directions, GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou are enabled in the device. The accessories in the package include a mobile phone, adapter, USB Type-C Cable, SIM eject tool, user guide, warranty card, and soft case. With all these specifications at an affordable price, Redmi 8 is a good device from Xiaomi which is one of the best smartphones under Rs.10,000 and the right phone to you to pick.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 FAQ’s:

What is the price of Redmi 8 in India?

Xiaomi Redmi 8 starts from Rs. 8,999 for 4GB RAM|64GB internal storage.

When was Redmi 8 launched in India?

Redmi 8 was launched on 24th April 2020.

Does Redmi 8 have a noise-canceling mic?

Yes, Redmi 8 comes with a noise cancellation support with a dedicated mic

What version of android does Redmi 8 run on?

Xiaomi Redmi 8 runs on Android 9 and MIUI 10.

Does it support a split-screen option?

Yes, Redmi 8 support split-screen option where you can use two apps at once.