Redmi 8 Launched in India | Specification | Review

Redmi 8 Launched | Specification | Review

Redmi has been releasing a lot of devices in this festive season, flagship-level as well as budget-friendly smartphones. Mid-rangers and wallet-friendly devices are much popular in India, Redmi 8 is latest among others in this lineup of Xiaomi. It offers complete experience with its massive battery, dual cameras, modern display, and back design. 

Xiaomi Redmi 8
Redmi 8 is launched as a preprocessor of Xiaomi's Redmi 8A. 

Specifications

Specs


SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-By)
Display
  • IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors
  • 720 x 1520 pixels (19:9 ratio)
  • 6.22 inches (81.8% screen to body ratio)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Platform
  • Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
  • Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12nm)
  • Adreno 505
  • Octa-core (2 x 1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6 x 1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
Memory
  • 64GB 4GB RAM
  • microSD support up to 512GB (Dedicated Slot)
Main Camera
  • 12 MP, f/1.8, ½.55”, Dual Pixel PDAF 2 MP, Depth Sensor, LED Flash, HDR, 1080@30fps video
Selfie Camera
Sound
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, 3.5mm Jack
Connectivity
  • GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS
  • Wireless FM (No wired headphones required)
  • USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector, OTG
Sensors
  • Fingerprint(Rear Mounted)
  • Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
  • Fast battery charging (18W, pretty fast it is)
Colors     Onyx Black, Rudy Red, Sapphire Blue
Price 3GB 32GB 7999/- INR
4GB 64GB 8999/- INR
4GB 64GB 7999/- INR (for first 5 Million customers)


Accessories provided in the box.

Our Opinion

As this device's price doesn't take much out of the customer's pocket, it performs well in all desired fields including camera, battery backup, fast charging (fast charger not provided in the box), and of course Wireless FM Radio, although a very few people FM radio over music streaming apps still its a rarely found feature. 
12MP Dual Camera

Decent selfies, lag-free gaming, minimum battery backup of 2 days with 5000 mAh huge battery. Mirror-like back of phone reflecting things looks so insane, credit goes to Xiaomi's new "Aura Mirror" design. MIUI 10 based on Android Pie gives a smooth & lag-free UI experience. Well only con we can find actually find in this one is its Processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439, which sounds like a downgrade to its predecessor. Other than that, it is a good upgrade over Redmi 7 if your budget is around 8k, waiting for Redmi Note 8 or Motorola One Macro is more worthied.

Price and Availability

The first five million users can get the higher variant at just Rs. 7999 as Xiaomi is celebrating being the number 1 smartphone brand in India for the past 8 quarters. They will even upgrade all the 3GB variant order to 4GB ones for amm, guess what free. Redmi 8 will be availaible in 3 usual colors of redmi and will go on sale on 12th October on Flipkart, Mi.com, and offline Xiaomi's stores.


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