Xiaomi Redmi 8 Specs, Review & Price

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Design, Built Quality 9 / 10

Display Quality 9 / 10

Camera Quality 9 / 10

Audio & Multimedia 9 / 10

OS and Usability 9 / 10

Battery Performance 10 / 10

The Xiaomi Redmi 8 is the latest smartphone from Xiaomi, as well as the successor of the Redmi 7. The device comes with a 6.22 inch HD+ display, with a 720 x 1520 pixels resolution, featuring a notch display cut-out, which host the front-facing camera.

On the hardware department, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 CPU clocked at 2.0Ghz, along with Adreno 505 GPU. The device is available in two storage options: a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage or the higher version with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. All variants has support for external SD card up to 1TB.

On the camera department, the Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with a dual 12 + 2 MP main camera along with a single LED flash, while an 8 megapixel sensor seats in the display cut-out upfront. There’s also a rear placed fingerprint scanner, along with other Android security options such as FaceID, Password or the popular Android pattern.

Interestingly, the Redmi 8 comes with a larger 5000mah battery, with support for 18W fast charging via USB Type-C interface. The device run Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box, and provides support for dual SIMs with 4G LTE networks on both SIMs. Other specification and silent features of the Xiaomi Redmi 8 smartphone are detailed in the table below.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 – Full Specifications
NETWORK
Technology
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA – China
3G Network Bands
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – GlobalHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – China
4G Network Bands
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – All Regions including the US, Canada and China
5G Network Bands
Does not have support for 5G Network
Speed
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system’s global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
Yes
EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
Yes
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LAUNCH
Also Known As Alternative names for gadgets, as called in other markets or countries
Xiaomi Redmi 8 M1908C3IC
Announced
2019, August
Status
Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, August
BODY
Dimensions
156.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm
Weight
188 grams
Build Build refers to the built quality of the device
Front (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber’s account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY
Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size
6.22 inches, 96.6 cm2 (~81.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution
720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
Touch Screen
Yes, up to 10 fingers
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
Corning Gorilla Glass 5– 2.5D Curved Glass– Splash resistant (P2i coating)
PLATFORM
Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
Qualcomm Adreno 505
MEMORY
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
3/4 GB
Storage Capacity
32/64 GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone’s built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Phonebook
Practically Unlimited
Call Record
Practically Unlimited
MAIN CAMERA
Camera Type
Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s)
12 + 2 MP main camera
Camera Features
AutofocusContinuous shootingDigital zoomDigital image stabilizationGeotaggingPanoramaHDRTouch focusFace detectionWhite balance settingsISO settingsExposure compensationSelf-timerScene modeSensor size – 1/3.1″Pixel size – 1.0 μmPhase detection
Video Resolution
(gyro-EIS)
LED Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
Yes, Single-LED Flash
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SELFIE CAMERA
Camera Type
Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s)
8-megapixel
Camera Features
Sensor size – 1/3.1″Pixel size – 1.12 μmFace unlock
Video Resolution

LED Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
No
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SOUND
Loudspeaker
Yes
Speaker Location
Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type
Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
Sound Enhancements
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
CONNECTIVITY
USB
2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX, Infrared port
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.

GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
FM Radio
Yes, FM radio (wireless)
BATTERY
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