Xiaomi Redmi 8

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Xiaomi Redmi 8
66%Spec Score
₹ 7,999
32GB + 3GB
64GB + 4GB

Display

6.22 inches

Processor

Snapdragon 439

Front Camera

8 MP Camera

Primary Camera

12 MP + 2 MP Dual Camera with LED Flash

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Expert Verdict

4.2
A budget-friendly phone to meet all your needs.

Redmi 8 has a great selfie camera, massive battery support, and its sleek and stylish display makes it a great product for everyone to opt for. It is one of the best products if you are an entertainment seeker, gamer, traveller, or individual who needs high-end personal devices. Redmi 8 is sure to be made for you all. Additionally, Redmi 8 is high in quality and is made by considering all the minute details and no rough edges anywhere. 

Design and Display

Xiaomi Redmi 8 have a screen size of 6.22 inches and weighing approximately 190 g . This mobile runs on Android OS, v9.0 (Pie) and has a decent resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. It has dimension 156.3 mm X 75.4 mm X 9.4 mm .

Performance

Xiaomi Redmi 8 packs Snapdragon 439 processor and it has Octa Core (Quad 1.95GHz + Quad 1.45GHz) Cortex A53 CPU and Adreno 505 GPU.

Camera

In terms of camera, this model comes with rear camera of 12 MP (f/1.8) + 2 MP Dual Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 8 MP (f/2.0) Camera. Other camera features include Geo Tagging, HDR, Portrait, Panorama

Network and connectivity

In connectivity, this model included 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, Fingerprint Sensor.

Other Features

Sensors included in Xiaomi Redmi 8 are: Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass .

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Xiaomi Redmi 8 colors

  • Ruby Red
  • Onyx Black
  • Emerald Green
  • Sapphire Blue

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Price in India

DetailsPriceStorageRAM
Xiaomi Redmi 8 (32GB ROM + 3GB RAM) ₹ 7,99932 GB 3 GB
Xiaomi Redmi 8 (64GB ROM + 4GB RAM) ₹ 10,99964 GB 4 GB

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Detailed Review

Display and Design

Redmi 8 display comes with a massive screen size of 15.8 cm with Dot Notch Design. The high definition and LCD display of the phone provide a better picture quality and an improved viewing experience. The HD+ resolution of the device makes the colours look sharp, and also the contrasting view on the phone is good. The phone presents a stunning Aura mirror design that gives Redmi 8 a premium look. Additionally, the nano-coating makes the device safe from accidental falls and is also splash-proof. 

Redmi 8 is available in three colours—Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Onyx Black. The phone’s back has a glossy finish and is curved at the edges. The cameras and the fingerprint sensor are included with the base of the phone to avoid the protruding effect when kept flat on the table. The location of the fingerprint scanner is perfect, and is easier to reach out to unlock the phone. The phone comes with Gorilla Glass 5, which makes it easier for daily use.

Summary

Considering the price range and the display features provided, Redmi 8 is one of the great purchase options for the buyer looking out for a budget-friendly phone.

Camera

The phone has a dual camera with a 12 MP AI dual camera that includes a 2 MP depth sensor and is equipped with features such as dual AI portrait mode and AI scene detection. That helps to click the photos with impressive details. The phone also boasts an 8 MP selfie camera with an AI self-portrait mode to capture flawless selfies. Additionally, the phone has an AI face unlock function that helps to unlock the phone at a glance. 

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The photos clicked by the Redmi 8 camera are quite natural when clicked in the daylight, and the overall photo comes out to be pretty good. The rear camera comes with autofocus mode, which helps to click great pictures. The selfie camera of the phone allows you to take portrait shots and be ready to upload stunning pictures on the social media platform every time you click.

Summary

The 12 MP AI dual rear camera improves the skin tone mapping, and the edge detection feature allows capturing incredible pictures.

Battery

Redmi 8 battery is a 5000 mAh high-capacity battery that helps to do more anything and everything. The massive battery backup helps you to take pictures, play more games, view more videos, and browse more content without worrying about charging the phone often. Even if the battery of the phone is drained out, you can easily charge your phone with the use of a Type C port that supports an 18W fast charge. 

On a single charge, the battery of the phone tentatively lasts for around 24 hours with heavy usage, including playing games, watching videos, and using the camera to capture and record various photos and videos. 

With a moderate usage of the phone, the battery of the phone can last for around one and a half days, and you can easily stretch the battery for two days with lighter usage of the phone. To charge the phone from 0% to 50%, it takes around 35 minutes. Thus, if you travel often, an 18W charger would surely help you to be reachable all the time.

Summary

Redmi 8 has a pretty good battery of 5000 mAh with an 18W charging support that helps you to be available and reachable all the time.

Performance

Redmi 8 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 Octa-core processor that helps you to switch between different tasks and apps easily. The phone comes in two variants, namely 3 GB RAM and 4 GB RAM versions. The software used in Redmi 8 gives you the same experience as its predecessors. The phone uses MIUI 10 or Android Pie that gives you scope to browse between layouts, customise the home screen, and support themes in order to make the phone personalised. 

The phone comes with some preloaded apps without the consent of the customers that take up a large space. The phone comes with a 2+1 sim card slot along with a dedicated micro SD slot to expand the memory. Thus, considering the performance of the phone is a great phone for regular usage.

Summary

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor of the device enables you to handle multiple tasks at a single time and easily switch between tasks and apps.

A budget-friendly phone to meet all your needs.

  • Control of other devices becomes easy

    Redmi 8 is equipped with an IR blaster, which enables you to control all your smart devices with just a single tap on the smartphone.

  • Powerful speakers to enjoy listening

    You can enjoy music and listen to songs anywhere and anytime as the phone has powerful speakers with wireless FM radio.

  • Easily scans and translates

    Redmi 8 comes with Google Lens that easily scans and translates your documents into your preferred language.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Specifications

GENERAL

Colours Blue, Red, Green, Black
Custom UI MIUI 10
Device typePhablet
Operating System Android OS, v9.0 (Pie)
Sim Dual Sim

DESIGN

Height156.3 mm
Thickness9.4 mm
Weight 190 g
Width75.4 mm

DISPLAY

Form Factor Touch
Screen resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Screen size 6.22 inches
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen

PERFORMANCE

Call Records Unlimited
Card Slot microSD Card
Chipset Snapdragon 439
CPU Octa Core (Quad 1.95GHz + Quad 1.45GHz) Cortex A53
External Storage Up to 512 GB
GPU Adreno 505
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Phonebook Unlimited

CAMERA

Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR, Portrait, Panorama
Front Camera8 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Primary camera12 MP (f/1.8) + 2 MP Dual Camera with LED Flash
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
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MULTIMEDIA

Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Audio Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+
FM Radio Yes, Wireless Radio
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Video Player MP4, H.264, H.263
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BATTERY

Capacity Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth v5.0
Browser HTML5
Edge Yes
GPRS Yes
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS
USB USB Type-C
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
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NETWORK SUPPORT

2GYes
3GYes
4GYes
5GYes

MORE FEATURES

Fingerprint SensorYes
Quick ChargingYes, 18W
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
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Xiaomi Redmi 8 FAQs in India

Q. What is the price of Xiaomi Redmi 8 in India?

The price of Xiaomi Redmi 8 in India is: Xiaomi Redmi 8 [ 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM ]: ₹ 7,999, Xiaomi Redmi 8 [ 64GB ROM + 4GB RAM ]: ₹ 10,999.

Q. What's the dimension of Xiaomi Redmi 8?

The Dimension of Xiaomi Redmi 8 is 156.3 mm X 75.4 mm X 9.4 mm.

Q. What are the Camera Specs of Xiaomi Redmi 8?

The Camera Specs of Xiaomi Redmi 8 in India are: rear camera of 12 MP (f/1.8) + 2 MP Dual Camera with LED Flash and front camera of 8 MP (f/2.0) Camera.

Q. What is the display size of Xiaomi Redmi 8?

The display size of Xiaomi Redmi 8 is 6.22 inches. Check more specification of Xiaomi Redmi 8 on GizNext.

Q. Which chipset/processor is used in Xiaomi Redmi 8?

Xiaomi Redmi 8 is powered by a Snapdragon 439 chipset and it runs on Android OS, v9.0 (Pie) .

Q. Is fast charging option available in Xiaomi Redmi 8?

Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with a Non Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery that supports Yes, 18W through the USB Type-C .

Q. What are some of the best alternatives available for Xiaomi Redmi 8?

As of April 2024, the top competitors of this model are Realme C30, Xiaomi Redmi 5, Xiaomi Redmi 6, Xiaomi Redmi 9A, Realme C11.