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Xiaomi Redmi 8

Xiaomi Redmi 8
$111
Brand: Xiaomi
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.22 inch 720 x 1560 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera Dual 12MP AI camera / 5MP front
  • Memory 3/4 GB and 32/64 GB
  • Platform Snapdragon 439 / Android 9.0

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

8.5
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 10 / 10

Overview

The Xiaomi Redmi 8 is the latest smartphone from Xiaomi, as well as the successor of the Redmi 7. The device comes with a 6.22-inch HD+ display, with a 720 x 1520 pixels resolution, featuring a notch display cut-out, which hosts the front-facing camera.

In the hardware department, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz, along with Adreno 505 GPU. The device is available in two storage options: 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage or the higher version with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. All variants have support for external SD card up to 1TB.

On the camera department, the Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with a dual 12 + 2 MP main camera along with a single LED flash, while an 8-megapixel sensor seats in the display cut-out upfront. There’s also a rear-placed fingerprint scanner, along with other Android security options such as FaceID, Password, or the popular Android pattern.

Interestingly, the Redmi 8 comes with a larger 5000mah battery, with support for 18W fast charging via USB Type-C interface. The device runs Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box and provides support for dual SIMs with 4G LTE networks on both SIMs. Other specifications and silent features of the Xiaomi Redmi 8 smartphone are detailed in the table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA - China
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - Global
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - China
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - All Regions including the US, Canada and China
5G Network Bands Does not have support for 5G Network
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 156.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm
Weight 188 grams
Build Front (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.22 inches, 96.6 cm2 (~81.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Chipset Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6x1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 505

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 3GB + 32GB / 4GB + 64GB
Card Slot microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 12 + 2 MP main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8-megapixel
Camera Features Sensor size - 1/3.1"
Pixel size - 1.12 μm
Face unlock
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX, Infrared port
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
FM Radio Yes, FM radio (wireless)

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 38 hours
Stand-by Up to 830 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

User Reviews and Opinions

1 COMMENT

  1. i noticed finding 2 mics on the bottom of the
    phone + the mic for noise cancelation on the
    can someone tell what does the 3rd mic do?

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