Redmi 8 Reviews With Full Specification, Features & Price
Redmi 8 is an upcoming smartphone by Xiaomi. The phone come with a 6.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1520 pixels. There s a notch at the top, but it also brings support for DCI-P3 colour gamut and HDR10 compatibility. The screen is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 panel. The Mi 8 has a glass-and-metal design, with the metal part being Series 7000 Aluminium and the glass part being Gorilla Glass 5.
- The Mi 8 has an attractive design and an AMOLED screen with DCI-P3 as well as HDR10 compatibility. It has a fast processor, great front and rear cameras, and long battery life. There’s 4K video recording at 60fps. Extras such as IR face unlock and Quick Charge 4.0+ make the Mi 8 an even more attractive option.
- 4K video recording could’ve had better stabilisation and USB Type-C port could’ve had faster speed. There’s no microSD card slot or a 3.5mm headphone jack. Its predecessor, the Mi 6 had an IP rating and stereo speakers, both of which Xiaomi removed from the Mi 8 for some reason.
The smartphone comes equipped with 2018 s best Qualcomm mobile platform: Snapdragon 845. There s up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB UFS storage. There s also a lower priced model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. There s a mid-priced variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There s no microSD card slot, though, so storage expansion isn t possible.
The Redmi 8 is rumoured to run Android 9 Pie based MIUI 10 and is expected to be powered by a 5,000mAh battery can be fast charged and it has Quick Charge 4.0+ certification.
As far as the cameras are concerned, here are two 12MP cameras at the Mi 8 s rear. The primary 12MP .55-inch camera sensor has f/1.8 aperture, 1.4 micron pixels, dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus and 4-axis OIS. The secondary 12MP camera uses a smaller .4-inch sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 1 micron pixels, and 2x optical zoom lens (56mm). The rear-facing camera setup has dual-LED flash and can record 4K videos at a maximum frame rate of 30fps. The 20MP selfie camera at the front has fixed focus, f/2.0 aperture and 0.9 micron pixels. The phone can capture images with background blur (bokeh or portrait mode) using front and rear cameras.
Redmi 8 based on Android 9 Pie and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB). The Redmi 8 tipped to be a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that will accept Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.
There are two biometric authentication systems in the Mi 8: fingerprint reader and IR face unlock. The IR face unlock related sensors are placed in the screen notch area at the front. The fingerprint reader is placed at the rear. The Mi 8 features two SIM card slots, 4G LTE, GPS, dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and a USB 2.0 Type-C port. The phone lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, though, something that has been disappearing from phones since 2016.
The Redmi 8 is said to measure 156.30 x 75.40 x 9.40mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 190.00 grams. It is said to launch in Black, Red, Blue, Pink, White, Green, Purple, and Gray colours.
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Xiaomi Redmi 8 is a mid-range segment device that comes with a flawless display. With the high-resolution camera and pop-up selfie lens, one can enjoy spotless photography. In terms of performance, it is equally good with the combination of internal hardware and software that is engineered to meet modern expectations. Plus the battery capacity is also sufficient to look after the daily requirement. It comes with a hybrid slot that might be the only issue for some consumers.
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Redmi 8 Full Specifications
|Dimensions (mm)||156.30 x 75.40 x 9.40|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5000|
|Colours||Black, Red, Blue, Pink, White, Green, Purple, Gray|
|Screen size (inches)||6.20|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||512|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|