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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: The Glamorous Piece of Tech

The Redmi Note 8 Pro happens to be Xiaomi’s first smartphone with a 64MP Samsung sensor, a ‘gaming-oriented’ MediaTek Helio G90T chipset powering the device instead of the usual Qualcomm mid-range chipset, and a battery unit that has been increased to 4500mAh.


The design and display
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is hands-down the most attractive looking Redmi Note series phone till date. It’s striking but not over the top and that’s precisely why I’ve loved how Xiaomi’s gone about the design here.
If you’ve been following Xiaomi for a while, you’ll immediately notice that the design on the Note 8 Pro is somewhat similar to the company’s K20 series of phones. This is because of the company’s decision to centrally position the camera module on the back and this time place the fingerprint sensor within the raised strip (making the sensor size a good 30% smaller). Its an odd choice which does take a while to get used to, but once you’re accustomed to where the scanner is located, you’ll be alright.
Taking it into the hand, the phone did feel a little hefty than what I’d expected. Tipping the scales at 200 grams, the Redmi Note 8 Pro weighs a straight 24 grams more than its predecessor. The bigger display and the larger battery inside do play a part in increasing the weight, but I don’t think this will be a deal-breaker for anyone. The curved glass back looks extremely sophisticated and helps a great deal with gripping the phone.
On the front, the Redmi Note 8 Pro gets a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel. The screen itself is seemingly identical to what Xiaomi fielded in this segment earlier this year, and you get decent colors and zero issues with sunlight legibility.

Hardware and performance
Xiaomi definitely raised eyebrows when they decided to go with a Mediatek SoC in the Note 8 Pro despite the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 doing an excellent job in the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
The Mediatek G90T is an octa-core chip with two 2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 performance cores and six Cortex A55 efficiency cores running at 2 GHz. There’s Mali G76-MC4 GPU clocked at 800 MHz to tackle graphics and games and while all of that sounds great for numbers, Xiaomi’s ensured that the phone doesn’t break a sweat, regardless of what you throw at it.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is available in three configurations 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. Xiaomi has included a dedicated slot for microSD cards to expand the storage to up to 512GB.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is also Xiaomi’s first phone to come with a quad-camera setup consisting of a primary 64MP camera that uses the Samsung GW1 sensor. There’s an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field of view and an f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP macro lens with a minimum focusing distance of 2cm and a 2MP depth sensor for creating portrait pictures.

The camera system on the Note 8 Pro can do 10x digital zoom, shoot in 4K and record 960fps slow-motion videos. On the front, there’s a 20MP selfie camera housed within the notch

The Redmi Note 8 Pro runs Android Pie out of the box with a layer of MIUI 10 on top with the September 2019 security patch.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 4500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support in the box.

Upgraded quad-camera setup
18W fast charging
HDR display
New Aura design
Dedicated microSD card slot
Large screen to play around

Weak mono speaker
Wide-angle lens isn’t great
Macro lens isn’t very useful
MIUI is still meh

Xiaomi knows how to roll out a phone that offers great value for money, Now with the new Xiaomi Note 8 pro you can get more for less. At this “hot”Smartphone can purchased at affordable rate.

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