Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: 48MP Rear Quad Camera Setup with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is a mid-range smartphone that has excellent design. It comes with the best quality and gives the best technology to the users. It does not offer bezels except for a thin chin. This phone was launched on October 21, 2019. It has a price range of 11,479 for 4GB/64GB and Rs. 15,400 for 6GB/128GB. It gives a smart and smooth performance with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset. It has a massive battery capacity of 4000 mAh.

This phone has an amazing camera quality and it features to be one of the best camera phones under Rs.15,000. It comes with a rear Quad Camera setup having 48MP main lens and coupled with secondary lenses of 8MP, 2MP, and 2MP. At the front, it has a 13MP lens for selfies and for making video calls. This phone has four different colors such as Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Cosmic Purple, Space Black. In India, Xiaomi smartphones are mostly sold via flash sales. Let us look at more specifications of this phone.

BrandXiaomi
ModelRedmi Note 8
Launch DateOctober 21, 2019
ColorsNeptune Blue, Moonlight White, Cosmic Purple, Space Black

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Display:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 sports a design that is similar to Redmi Note 7. It has a 6.39-inch IPS LCD display having a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,280 pixels along with a sharp pixel density of 395 PPI. It offers an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. This screen covers nearly all of the front and a waterdrop notch at the top. A tiny white notification LED above the screen.

The camera is available in one corner of the phone. It has Gorilla Glass v5 on the front and back of the phone for protecting it from scratches. The power button and the fingerprint sensors are available and it is easy to reach. But the volume buttons are a bit too high. 

It uses a P2i coating to make this phone splash-proof. It has Capacitive, Multi-touch Touch Screen.

Screen Size6.3 inches (16 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Bezel-less displayBezel-less display with waterdrop notch
Pixel Density409 PPI
Display TypeIPS LCD
Touch ScreenCapacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v5
Build MaterialBack: Gorilla Glass
WaterproofSplash proof

Design:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 measures at the height of 158.3 mm, weight of 188 grams, width of 75.3 mm, and a thickness of 8.3 mm.

Height158.3 mm 
Width75.3 mm
Thickness8.3 mm
Weight188 grams

Performance:

Looking into the performance, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset along with Octa-core (2 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 260) processor.  It has a 64-bit architecture. The processor of this phone is handled by Adreno 610. It runs on MIUI 10.3.1 which is based on Android 9.

Redmi Note 8 comes in two variants such as 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage capacity and 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage capacity. The multitasking and high-end gaming are efficient in this phone. This phone supports expandable memory up to 256 GB through a microSD card slot. It has USB OTG.

ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 665
ProcessorOcta-core (2 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 260)
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsAdreno 610
RAM4GB
Internal Memory64GB
Expandable MemoryExpandable Memory  up to 512 GB
USB OTG SupportAvailable

Battery:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has a battery capacity of 4000 mAh and comes up with Li-Polymer type. There is no user-replaceable. The HD video loop test ran for 13 hours and 10 minutes. It supports 18W charger which charges the phone from zero to 37 percent in half an hour, and 81 percent in one hour. It supports the USB Type-C charger.

Battery Capacity4000 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
User-ReplaceableNo
USB Type-CAvailable
Quick ChargingFast

Camera:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has a rear Quad camera setup. The main camera is a 48-megapixel f/1.79 camera which takes 16-megapixel shots by default and can record video at up to 4K 30fps or 1080p 60fps. Next, there is an 8-megapixel f/2.2 wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. 

Above the shutter button, there are three dots that correspond to 0.6X, 1X, and 2X. In low light, it is difficult to focus the objects. The shots are sometimes blotchy and noisy. The overall photo quality is good. The 48MP camera gives crisp and bright shots. When the objects are at the distance, it misses its clarity, but closeup shots are good. The macro camera are fun to use and lends itself to creative framing. While using the wide-angle camera, the clarity and exposures were not balanced as well.

For video, the Redmi Note 8 managed decent quality at 1080p, but colors were pretty overblown at 4K. There was also little to no evidence of stabilization, which limits usability. At night, video quality was not that great.

The Redmi Note 8 has a 13-megapixel f/2 front camera. The face skin texture had been smoothened and softened too much while the background was crisper and stole attention. Beautification has to be turned off manually, which is a multi-tap process. At night, selfies came out grainy and blurry.

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Rear Camera:

Camera SetupQuad
Resolution48 MP f/1.79 Primary Camera
8 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
2 MP f/2.4 Camera
2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera
SensorISOCELL Plus
AutofocusPhase Detection autofocus
Physical ApertureF1.79
Optical Image StabilizationNo
Flash Dual LED Flash
Image Resolution8000 x 6000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 60 fps, 1280×720 @ 120 fps

Front Camera:

Camera SetupSingle
Resolution13 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera
Physical ApertureF2.0
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps

Network and connectivity:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has a dual SIM Slot and both accept the Nano-SIMs. It supports 4G, 3G, and 2G networks. Connectivity options such as 4G VoLTE, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, A-GPS, Glonass, etc.

SIM SizeSIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano
Network Support4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTEAvailable
SIM 14G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
SIM 24G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
SAR ValueHead: 1.13 W/kg, Body: 0.634 W/kg
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetoothv5.0
GPSwith A-GPS, GLONASS
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 supports FM Radio. It has single speaker and there is no Bass to the sound, voices and in videos are crisp and distinct. It has 3.5 mm audio jack sound system.

FM RadioYes
SoundLoudspeaker, 3.5 mm audio jack

Sensors:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has a fingerprint sensor and it is available on the rear of the phone. It has other sensors such as Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope.

Fingerprint SensorAvailable
Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 FAQs:

1. What is the price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 in India?

The price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 in India is 11,479 for 4GB/64GB and Rs. 15,400 for 6GB/128GB.

2. When was Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 launched in India?

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 was launched in India on October 21, 2019.

3. How many colors are available in Xiaomi Redmi Note 8?

The are four colors available in Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 such as Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Cosmic Purple, Space Black.

4. What is the battery capacity of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8?

The battery capacity of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is 4000 mAh and comes with Li-Polymer type.

5. What is the screen resolution of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8?

The screen resolution of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is 1080 x 2340 pixels.