Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Full Review | MI Note 8 Pro
Whats up guys. it’s time for our full review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro starting off with design. it’s hard not to like the build of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Body look and Protection
it’s got a glass back that curves into the rounded metallic frame the display in the back are protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and just look at this silver white color. We have it looks stunning though it isn’t the most unique looking thing in our opinion.
At the back we can find the rear mounted fingerprint scanner. It seems to be part of the camera module to its place that you very bought them allowing it to be slightly protruded which makes the camera bump seem a bit bigger as well.
In front we get a dewdrop notch and it resides a 20 megapixel selfie shooter above it. you’ll find an LED notification light in the earpiece on the left side is the hybrid dual SIM card tray. While on the right resides the volume rocker and power button up top
We get an IR blaster and a microphone for loudspeaker and at the bottom you’ll find a single downward firing speaker USB type-c port noise cancelling mic for regular calls and a headphone jack.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Size, Display ratio & resolution
Overall this phone is a little hefty in their hands but it isn’t something uncomfortable to hold though do expect quite the bulge when kept in your pockets for display. We get a 6.53 inch full HD plus IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2340 by 1080 protected with Gorilla Glass 5. I know a lot of people are kind of disappointed in this as most Xiaomi Redmi Note fans expected an AMOLED panel with this iteration though. I must say it isn’t a bad panel in fact colors are pretty much accurate and you don’t get those deep blacks.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Audio and Sound Quality
Consuming media on this device is still pretty great audio from the single downward firing speaker can get very loud though at max volume the sound can come off a little bit distorted and of course sound separation isn’t the best though luckily. We still get a 3.5 millimeter audio jack on this device.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Processor and GPU
So that’s great for hardware under the hood is a Mediatek helio G9 TT coupled with a Mallee g76 mc4 GPU and yes I know another thing you read me fans are disappointed with is that chipset the g9e T’s been rumored to heat up a lot though with my usage it never felt extremely hot. If it’s anything it felt hot when I got it out of my bag where I kept it charging by a power bank. Please expect us to check out that supposed heating issue in our Kenneth game episode of this device for configurations.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Ram & Storage
We actually bought our unit from Chandi and currently they only have these 6GB of RAM configurations available. So that’s 6GB of RAM with either 64 or 128 GB of internal storage and yes we do get microSD card support on this device too for software.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Android & MIUI Version
We get Android 9 pi skin with MIUI 10.4 on top do note that this is the China ROM and this device isn’t officially available in our Shores just yet now. My MIUI isn’t our favorite skin but it’s definitely not part of our bottom picks the interface is clean simple and functionally customizable.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Finger Scanner – Face unlock
With this device we never really felt any slowdowns when it came to the usual browsing the web and social media multitasking between apps and even general gaming though for those of you interested in our benchmark scores. I’ll flash them on screen now talking about security this device gets fingerprint and face unlock they’re both very quick but that rear mounted fingerprint scanner will definitely be more secure.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Battery Capacity
for Battery the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 pro gets a four thousand five hundred million hours (4500MHz) sell that support squad comes with charge for plus it took a little less than an hour and a half to charge this guy up from zero to a hundred in the pc mark.
Battery test our unit got a score of 11 hours and twelve minutes in our standard video loop test which entails the phone being in airplane mode 50% brightness 50% volume and with earphones plugged in. Note 8 pro got us a total of 17 hours and 10 minutes of playback these scores are quite surprising considering that big 4,500 million power cell.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Camera Review
So I guess that’s disappointing too now for something more interesting the cameras this is the first smartphone in the world to feature a 64 megapixel main shooter and it does bring a lot of hype but with all that hype can they back up the talk.
So at the rear you get a quad camera setup composed of that 64 megapixel main shooter and 8 megapixel ultra-wide and 2 megapixel depth sensor and 2 megapixel macro lens on the front facing side of things. We get that 20 megapixel selfie shooter in the notch alright for samples starting the default photo mode here.
We are using the ultra wide sensor and for less than 20k things look promising detail is not a strength with this sensor but clearly dynamic range is pretty good. Next we have some flat life here this was shot with the main sensor and gloomy weather aside things are looking good color reproduction. Isn’t the most natural looking but with the main sensor at least details are very well preserved.
Now we have the same shot but in 2x and well it is a digital zoom but in good lighting conditions you definitely. Won’t notice this time in ultra wide as you guys can see the overall exposure takes a hit when compared to these standard lens no doubt because of the smaller aperture but again dynamic range is good but I do think the post-processing tends to over sharpen the image just a little bit too much.
I like moving on that main shooter did surprise me in this shot we don’t get the most optimal lighting conditions here but as you can see overall exposure was handled very well though again that color reproduction isn’t much to my liking. Still as for the 64 megapixel mode cropping is the name of the game here.
It definitely works if we zoom into the box we can clearly see that the text and logo on the 64 megapixel image does appear sharper and more readable details are definitely better preserved and cropping for portrait mode. So check background separation isn’t perfect but it’s not bad either.
I like how we can change the intensity of the bokeh effect after the fact though the other lighting effects are a garbage as for portrait selfies the bokeh cut out kinda feels a little bit more aggressive compared to the rear shooter.
It’s not that bad either the actual default selfies themselves look pretty good as well it just tends to overexpose highlights a lot but results are consistent through various lighting conditions which is nice for night mode. We have our reference shot next to the night mode shot clearly you all can see it works and in terms of real-world usage it’s pretty snappy too the thing is it’s that good.
We still get a lot of noise in artifacting in the actual night mode shot and honestly if you were just showing off the image on your phone. It wouldn’t look as bad as when we’re actually reviewing the images side-by-side with the reference photo and such so yeah now something that.
I surprisingly had a lot of fun using was that macro lens like you can get really really close to your subject especially if you have the right lighting on your subject my goodness. It is fun to see how close you can get to something just to take a series of photos going back like.
We did here for video you can shoot on a resolution of up to 4k at 30 frames per second the electronic image stabilization isn’t that good. So if you were thinking of doing video with this device I definitely recommend you using a smartphone gimble front-facing video on the other hand seems to be very average no stabilization at all.
But in general for both the rear and selfie video output does seem usable nonetheless oh and bonus you also have the capability to record video on the macro lens as well and it’s definitely a welcome treat.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Price and availability
Now before we wrap up this article we gotta talk about price the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 pro will cost you $264.99 for the 6GB of ram plus 64GB of internal storage variant and $289.99 for 6GB of ram plus 128GB of internal storage.
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