Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review: Impressive Design, Power-Packed Performance
Redmi is slated as Xiaomi’s finest budget phone brand. Even though the phones are available at a low-price range, they bring top-of-the-line features, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is the best example of this. The Redmi Note 8 Pro represents the most top-end of the Redmi Note 8 series. The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a collection of features you wouldn’t expect in a phone at such affordable range, there’s a 64MP main camera with three other snappers, a large Full HD+ display, a big battery, and a decent chipset. So, it’s it worth spending on the new flagship phone? Let’s find it out below
Design and Display
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro looks similar to Realme X2 Pro. It’s a sleek phone and there is a vertical camera bump on the back, one which also houses a fingerprint sensor. There’s also another lens to the side. A volume rocker and power button sit on the right-hand edge of the device, and on the bottom there’s a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. When it comes to the back of the phone, it is glassy which is fairly rare at this price tag where most phones have plastic rears.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro truly matches your personality, thanks to the 6.53-inch screen, which is broken up by a teardrop notch at the top. This is a 1080 x 2340 LCD display, which is the display tech we’d expect in a phone of this price, and while the colours are perhaps a little sub-par, the reasonably high resolution partly makes up for it.
Camera and Battery Department
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is equipped with 64MP main camera, which is one of its biggest advantages. Along with this, there’s also an 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor present.
The 64MP camera takes pretty decent-looking pictures when you use it in a well-lit environment, so if you like taking pictures of natural settings, or outdoors in any way, this could be a really good tool for you. Saying that, the pixel size is pretty small, so low-light shooting takes snaps that are quite noisy.
The ultra-wide snapper takes pictures that are quite wide. However, the pictures are crisp and clear due to the distortion-cancelling software. On the other hand, in case of the 2MP sensors, the macro and depth-sensing cameras are not that useful. Macro pictures are pretty low resolution, although they are fairly bright, and we didn’t notice the depth sensor having an impact on picture quality when we shot with or without it (the latter of which was achieved by putting a finger in the way).In case of the battery life department, Redmi Note 8 Pro is powered by 4,500mAh which is commendable at this price range. Moreover, the Redmi Note 8 Pro supports 18W fast charging which enables super-fast and super safe charging.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro runs Android 9 Pie out of the box, but it can be upgraded to Android 10, and Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 is laid over the top.The phone comes with a fair few bloatware apps that you might find yourself deleting straight away, like Opera, a web browser app that’s redundant when you’ve got Chrome, and the Mi Community and Mi Store apps, which few people will likely use. The chipset here is a MediaTek Helio G90T which is enough for a fast and speedy performance. Moreover, in case of the storage options, there is a 6GB RAM here, as many other phones at this price tag would have just 4GB.
Falling under the price category of Rs 15, 000, we believe that this phone offers ample of features that are worth your money.