Previous smartphones have proven to be a rough patch for Xiaomi, neither Note series or K20 series did exceptionally good in the market, Realme kept the competition neck to neck in almost every segment, and now Mi is making its comeback with the Note 8 Pro. Specification wise it does look promising, will it become the new Hot-cake? Let us see about it.
This Device is powered by MediaTek Helio G90T and is designed for providing a better experience to gamers in mid-range, this processor will be going against the 6 & 7 series chipset by Qualcomm Snapdragon, it is based on 12nm process and has Mali G76 as the GPU it has total of eight cores in form of dual Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.05GHz and Hexa Cortex-A55 clocked at 2.0GHz, another interesting feature that this SOC allows is dual waking system meaning you can set both Alexa as well as Google assistant without worrying about switching in between, and for cooling it is equipped with liquid cooling system.
Redmi Note 8 Pro features a 6.53 inches of IPS LCD display with screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and 19:5:9 screen ratio along with pixel density of 395ppi, despite not being an OLED panel it produces colour and details well and does not feel that lacking, manually the brightness can be pumped up to 460 nits while it can go up to 640 nits in sunlight.
It has a quad camera setup with having Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor as a primary camera which is the 64 MP sensor with 8 MP ultra-wide camera and two sensor of 2 MP, one for depth sensing and other for Macro shots, In the front we get a 20 MP camera, out of all the 64 MP one and the front camera is only worth a shot, rest somehow deliver underexposed images with not so good detailing. I hope this is just a post processing glitch which will be fixed by next update.
It runs MIUI 10 out of the box, which is based on Android 9 Pie. A new update of MIUI 11 is on the way though it will be also based on Android 9 but will get features such as screen always on, improved dark mode and few other ones. Being the latest release it will also be one of first devices that will get the Android 10 update. I won’t be complaining on how annoying MIUI is because you already know that, don’t you?
They have also increased the battery size to 4500mAh which will help you get in getting few hours of extra on screen time, Redmi Note 8 Pro weighs around 200 grams which is bit more than previous models, the charger bundled with this phone is of 18W with a Type-C connector, I feel they could have used aluminium frame this time though instead of polycarbonate frame, look wise it feels premium with curved back panel, fingerprint scanner is in the back too, on the front it has Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The base version that is of 6GB RAM + 64GB Internal is priced around ₹14,999, while the 6GB RAM with 128GB of storage is selling on a price of ₹15,999, and the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage is being offered at a price of ₹17,999. Apart from UI and few camera adjustments this is a solid phone that you can get your hands on for now.