Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 – SD 665, 48 MP Camera, Price Rs 10000

Top features and Specs for Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

    1. 48-megapixel primary camera 
    2. Quad camera setup at the back
    3. 18 watts super-fast charger
    4. Superb gaming performance
    5. A new Gradient Design
    6. Snapdragon 665 and Adreno 610

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 launched in India


Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 8 along with the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India in October 2019.

They are the successor to the top-selling mid-range Redmi Note 7, and the Redmi Note 7 Pro.

Price and Variants

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is available in 2 variants in India and the price starts at Rs. 9,999.

  • 64 GB Storage and 4 GB RAM – CNY 999 or Rs. 9,999.
  • 128 GB storage and 6 GB RAM – Rs. 12,999.

Both the variants are priced right and you can buy based on your storage needs.

Key Specs and Details for Redmi Note 8

The Redmi Note 8 comes with an improved glass back design with gradient, Quad-Cameras, better processor and Fast Charging along with some more minor upgrades.

Design and Display

The Redmi Note 8 Pro has rear cameras centrally aligned while the Note 8 comes with the left-aligned rear camera module. Both devices come with waterdrop notch and have lower bezels.

It has a large 6.39 inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ (2340*1080 pixels) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Further, the mobile is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Octa-Core processor which is faster than the Snapdragon 660 used in the current Gen Redmi Note 7.

Also, Xiaomi has recently launched the Pro camera Mi A3 in India which also comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor.

Noticeably, the Note 8 has a better FHD display than the Mi A3, making it more desirable.


The second big highlight for the Redmi Note 8 is the presence of 4 rear cameras. It comes with the primary 48 MP camera (SONY IMX 586) similar to the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The second camera has an 8 Megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture.

The third camera is a macro lens that comes with a 2MP lens and the 4th camera also has a 2 MP depth sensor.

At the front, there is a 13 Megapixel selfie camera that can click detailed images.

Xiaomi has come a long way, from being a performance-oriented phone maker to a manufacturer that can deliver all-rounders.

To recall, the phones like Redmi Note 3 and Note 4 were good at performance and battery life but lacked in-camera prowess.

The launch of Mi A1 first time showcased that Xiaomi can make a great camera phone at a low budget.

Besides, the last few generations of Xiaomi phones have been phenomenal not only from the performance perspective but also for shutterbugs.

Notably, arch-rival Realme has recently introduced two new phones in India (Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro) with Quad-Rear Cameras.


Battery Life and OS

The mobile comes with a 4000 mAH capacity battery and has an 18 Watts charger which is much better than the 10 Watts charger that Xiaomi supplied with the Redmi Note 7.

Further, the mobile has MIUI 10 and runs on the Android 9.0 Pie update.

It is likely to have ads in the UI. For the uninitiated, Xiaomi removed ads from the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in India after a lot of backlash from fans and constant teasing from Realme and Samsung.

Other Features

The mobile comes with the USB Type C Port and even has the 3.5 mm headphone jack, IR blaster. The Redmi Note 8 weighs 190 grams and has 8.4 mm thickness.

Overall – How is the New Redmi Note 8? 

The Redmi Note 8 is a superb deal and unlike the recently launched Mi A3 comes with a better FHD+ display. The Mi A3 is a very similar offering but is unlikely to do well because of the HD+ display and a bit higher pricing.

The Redmi Note 8 will shatter sales records if Xiaomi is able to maintain the supply with stock outage.

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