Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro – Review and Compare with Realme XT

Review of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi note series has stunning smartphones with enriched features.  Redmi Note 8 Pro is the glory of the company with eye-opening features.

Review of Redmi Note 8 Pro

Firstly, let us know about the outlook that is the design of the phone. The handset with graceful aura design is scrupulously crafted to have an adorable look with exciting color options like Shadow Black, Gamma Green and Hollow White.

Also, the glass design with graceful curves avails the device to sit comfortably in the hand and has the dimensions of 161.7 x 76.4 x 8.81 mm and weighs 200 grams. Also, it has P2I nano-coating that prevents the phone against splashes and spills. Furthermore, the improved sleeve design prevents the breakage of connectors.

Now, there is also no need to worry about screen cracking and chipping when the phone falls down as the four corners are reinforced to prevent cracks of scree, alongside, it also features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the 3D curved back panel to give complete strength and protection.

The sides of the phone houses a few buttons and ports like the volume rockers and power button are placed on the right side of the phone, upper side sports primary microphone and IR Blaster, on the left side there is a card tray (2+1) and the bottom side of the phone contains secondary microphone, USB Type-C port, speaker grill and 3.5 mm headphone jack.

The 6.53 mm (16.58 cm) dot notch display provides an immersive experience with 2340 x 1080 pixels Full HD+ resolution. True to life visuals can be experienced in every videos/movie you watch as the display features HDR mode with 500 nit brightness. Also, it has 1500:1 contrast and 84% NTSC to help clearer vision even under direct sunlight.

Redmi Note 8 Pro has got the flagship-level camera. It is the first-ever phone in the world to flaunt 64MP AI quad-camera array. The quad rear camera has a combination of 64MP main (large sensor), 8MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro lens.

You can click crystal clear images with the large sensor that provides twice the number of pixels of 8k resolution. Have a bigger friend circle? Or want to capture a wider landscape? The no worries, however bigger the area maybe now you capture the entire group in just a single click with the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens which offers 120° field of vision that comes with distortion correction and also provides 1.3 times wider vision. With the semantic segmentation featured in the 2MP depth sensor, you can capture beautiful portrait images.

This feature helps the camera to identify the object to be captured and applies beautiful Bokeh effect. While, the other 2MP sensor which is a macro lens can capture even the smallest things, while the 2cm focus captures the subject at closest with incredible details.

Overall, the quad rear camera has the night mode feature which avails in clicking striking images that are lit up dim. Either candlelight dinners or moonlight views every moment can be captured on your phone with beautiful clarity.

It also supports 4K video recording and slow-motion video recording at 960 frames per second. Whereas, on the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera to capture picture-perfect selfies. The ALI portrait mode along with background blur adjustment the images truly stand out.

Also, it supports the AI Beauty feature which enhances the look, thus more beautiful selfies can be clicked to upload in any social media.

One can say that this phone is truly built for gamers. It is powered by Helio G90T chipset with cortex A-70 architecture that is also popularly known as the gaming processor. The games can be run smoother providing fluid flow experience.

Alongside this, its powerful GPU performance helps the high intense games rum at a sustainably higher frame rate. The games also run and load smoothly because of the liquid cool technology that runs 4°-6° cooler.

With its dual pyrolytic sheets, it optimizes the heat dissipation factor and reduces the device temperature while SoC and charging IC. Furthermore, it also has a larger area for Wi-Fi antenna signal reception that is now there is no loss of signal even while playing landscape mode games.

Redmi Note 8 Pro also has the built-in Alexa, it is the first-ever phone in India to have this feature.  You can enjoy the hands-free experience to listen to music, shopping or connecting devices to fire TV, etc.

On the other hand, there is a 4500mAh battery packed within the phone that provides 10 hours of nonstop gaming enjoyment. Also, the phone can be charged in a jiffy with the powerful 18W fast charger.

Coming to the storage options, this phone offers 64GB and 128GB of internal memory paired with 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM respectively in 3 different variants to help you store all the data safely.

The storage can be further expanded up to 512GB to store many more files and other data. This can be done by installing a microSD card in the 3rd slot of the dedicated card tray.

The first two slots are used to install 2 Nano SIM cards which supports 4G+/4G/3G/2G and also supports VoLTE HD calling. The wireless network like Bluetooth (5.0) and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. Furthermore, navigation and positioning like GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou are also supported.

For protection and unlocking of the device, there are authentic biometric features like fingerprint sensor and face unlock system where both help in unlocking the device just in a blink.

The other sensors supported by the device are a proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and electronic compass.

COMPARISON: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Realme XT

The competitor to Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro in terms of features and price is Realme XT. Let’s make out the difference between these gadgets know it better with the help of the below table.

Model Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Realme XT
Display 6.53”, 1080 x 2340 pixels 6.4”, 1080 x 2340 pixels
Internal storage 64GB 64GB
Card slots Dedicated slot Dedicated slot
Processor Helio G90T chipset with 2.05 GHz octa-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE chipset with 2.3GHz octa-core processor
Operating system Android 9.0 (Pie) Android 9.0 (Pie)
Rear camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP, quad camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP, quad camera
Front camera 20MP 16MP
Fingerprint sensor Yes, in-display Yes, in-display
Battery 4500mAh, Li-Po 4000mAh, Li-ion
VoLTE Support Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Price Rs. 14,999 Rs. 15,999

Pros :

  • 64MP quad-camera array
  • The 3D curve on the back panel
  • HDR-enabled display
  • Fast charging
  • Dedicated card slot

Cons :

  • Slippery body
  • Heavyweight
  • No blue light protection

Ratings out of 5:


  • Design: 4
  • Display: 4.5
  • Camera: 5
  • Battery: 4
  • Software: 4
  • Overall: 4.5

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