The Redmi Note 8T’s value just can’t be spelt out on paper, and it impresses in the flesh too. For under £200, it delivers a splash-resistant, good looking body with a scratch-resistant glass front and back, and respectable internals. All combined with a big battery and four cameras, Xiaomi’s at the head of the pack when it comes to balancing budget phone affordability and quality.
The design and display
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T consists of a Gorilla Glass front and back, providing a comfortable and, more importantly, durable, shell. Since most smartphones at this price have plastic backs, and are therefore a little less protected, this is an impressive aspect of the phone.
The handset is quite big, and we actually had trouble reaching the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, as well as the power button and volume rocker mounted on the right. There’s also a USB-C port, which is again not a certainty at this price point, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Maybe the most telling indicator of the budget nature of the handset is the sizeable bezel around the whole phone, most apparent in the chin at the bottom which is big enough to house the ‘Redmi’ name. Because of this the device is quite a bit bigger than its screen size would suggest, which leads to the ‘hard-to-hold’ problem.
The screen is a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display. It’s LCD, so quality isn’t incredible with colors looking a little pastel, but that’s to be expected from a phone at this price. Something that we noticed from our brief hands-on time is that max brightness felt a little limited.
There’s a relatively small notch at the top of the screen, which houses the front-facing camera. It’s not huge, and doesn’t ruin your viewing experience in any way.
Hardware and Performance
In terms of storage policy, the Redmi Note 8T intends to deliver the 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, and 4GB/128GB storage slots. Above it, the phone also supports a microSD card of up to 356GB via a dedicated slot.
Furthermore, the chipset configures the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor with 11nm process and the Adreno 610 GPU.
The Redmi Note 8T runs Android 9 Pie, and will likely be eligible for an upgrade to Android 10 at some point soon.
For clicking photos and videos, Xiaomi features quad-camera support on the back of the Redmi Note 8T. It consists of 48MP f/1.8 wide primary sensor, an 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide sensor, a 2MP f/2.4 camera, and another 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.
The selfie side features a 13MP f/2.0 sensor with HDR and Panorama technologies.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T has a 4,000mAh battery, which is pretty decent considering the low price. Since the screen is LCD, and the processor isn’t particularly intensive, this big power pack could possibly see you through two days, although we’ll need to verify that in our full review process.
In terms of charging, the device supports 18W fast charging, which isn’t exactly high-end but it’s decent at this price tag. That should power up the Redmi Note 8T fairly quickly, but this is something we’ll need to test further.
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