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Redmi Note 8 Pro Review: Everything You Need to Know

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Redmi Note 8 Pro Review: Everything you need to know

Redmi has been ruling the competitive affordable smartphone market for a while now. As of early this year, it stood second only to Samsung in the list of top smartphone brands in India. Its latest offering, the Redmi Note 8 Pro, arrived on the heels of Realme’s first 64 MP camera phone, the X2 Pro. After the impressive performance of its predecessor, the Note 7 Pro, expectations, to say the least, were high.

You can easily buy it without much thought on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store. On the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store, you can avail it of no-cost EMIs and various EMI plans as per your repayment capacity. Now, let us have a look at how much value for money it provides with our Redmi Note 8 Pro review.

Design

Xiaomi made a complete overhaul of design with the Redmi Note 7 Pro. And with this phone, they have gone a step further. The latest Redmi Note 8 Pro features include a back panel made of curved glass with a classy dual-tone finish. The curved edges help you to hold the phone better. There is Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both the screen and the back panel. It is available in Halo White, Gamma Green, Electric Blue, and Shadow Black colours.

Display

Instead of the expected Super AMOLED screen, Xiaomi has gone for an LCD screen. The 6.53 inch Full HD+ display supports HDR and comes with a drop notch that houses the selfie camera. One-handed operation is a bit difficult with this big screen, but if you’re looking for a larger screen to watch videos and for gaming, this is just the thing for you.

Camera system

This is the most attractive of all Redmi Note 8 Pro features. The 64MP primary sensor is the USP of this model. In default mode, it captures at 16MP. The secondary camera is an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with a 120-degree field of view. And then, there is the 2MP macro camera. The front camera is 20MP. You can select HDR, AI, flash and various filters. It also has night mode, portrait mode, panorama, pro mode, short video mode, and slow motion. With the night mode, stability is very important for achieving a good photo. 4K video shot on the camera might not give you enough stability, but that’s acceptable at the Redmi Note 8 Pro price.

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The numbers

Here’s the key section of the Redmi Note 8 Pro review. It is the first smartphone in India to have the octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T processor, which is considered optimum for gaming. You can play games like PUBG and Call of Duty with HDR and an ultra frame rate without lags. As far as general performance is concerned, each of the three variants (6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB) can give you smooth performance with the high RAM. The memory is expandable upto 512GB as well. The RAM, combined with the beast of a processor, provides what only a few phones in the below-20K category can.

The software

This formidable phone has MIUI 10 running on top of the Android 9 Pie. It supports Amazon’s Assistant Alexa along with Google Assistant, which is definitely a plus.

Battery

With a lot of competitive phones having great features in the market, the Redmi Note 8 Pro review could boil down to this for a lot of us. The battery capacity is a decent 4500 mAh. It could probably go on for about 14 hours with normal usage. It takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes to fully charge it with the 18W fast charger provided with the phone.

Redmi Note 8 Pro Price

All of these commendable Redmi Note 8 Pro features come at a competitive price. This latest Redmi Smartphone is available in 3 variants. The 6GB+64GB variant costs ₹14,999. The 6GB+128GB variant is for ₹15,999, while the 8GB+128GB variant is for ₹17,999.

You can easily buy the latest smartphones at a discount on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store. Here, you need not worry about interest as it will be a no-cost EMI purchase. Moreover, there is an exchange offer as well, along with free delivery and a mobile protection plan available at a small extra cost.

The verdict

With the Mediatek Helio G90T processor, this is a steal for gamers. However, there might be a compromise involved with power efficiency as Snapdragon processors are known to fare better in that regard. Plus, with Alexa and the quad-camera system, it is difficult to say no to this phone if you want almost everything for under Rs.20,000. However, compare its features with the Realme X2 Pro before deciding to buy it, based on your usage and preferences.

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