There is a waterdrop notch on the front panel of the Redmi Note 8, as well as in our blue color variant, the blue color is visible in the edges except for the upper part of the screen. We didn’t find it attractive at all. We hope the Space Black and Moonlight White color variants look more somber.
Just below the 6.3-inch screen, there is a border on which the Redmi logo will be found in silver color and there is a waterdrop-notch on the top of the phone’s front panel. On the left side of the single front camera, there is an LED light for notifications. Xiaomi says that Corning Gorilla Glass 5 has been used on the front and back panels of Redmi Note 8.
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Redmi 8 has a simple and soldered finish, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has a gradient finish and a diffractive pattern. We have the Neptune Blue color variant, the upper part of which appears greenish-blue and the lower part appears purple. The rear side of Redmi Note 8 has a vertical camera setup on the left side but it is a bit protruding.
If this bothers you a bit, then you can take the help of the plastic case that is available in the retail box. The fingerprint sensor has also got a place for security on the back panel of the phone.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 weighs 188 grams which is manageable and the phone is 8.35mm thick. It was also comfortable to use the phone by holding it in one hand. The back panel of the phone gets blemishes easily but it is not very slippery.
The phone is P2i water repellant which is a good thing. Xiaomi has given IR emitter in the upper part of the phone, while USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack and speaker will be available in the lower part of the phone. Support for SIM-tray (two nano-SIM) and microSD card up to 512 GB will be found on the left side of the phone. Power and volume buttons will be found on the right side of the phone.
Xiaomi has given a 6.39-inch full-HD + (1080×2340 pixels) screen in Redmi Note 8. Colors don’t look vivid and the phone doesn’t even have HDR like Redmi Note 8 Pro but considering the price we liked that the phone is crisp and smooth.
Let us know that there is a lot of bloatware in MIUI 10. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 runs fast and we didn’t have any issues with the UI. It is expected that popular games like PUBG Mobile will run smoothly in Redmi Note 8, but we will give you detailed information about it in the review after testing.
Like Vivo U10 and Realme 5, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor has also been used in Redmi Note 8. However, Xiaomi has announced that the company will not sell variants of the Redmi Note 8 with less than 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, the price of this model has been fixed at Rs 9,999.
There is also another variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 which comes with 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and this model will be sold for Rs. 12,999. Redmi Note 8 has a 4,000 mAh battery and it supports 18 Watt fast charging, let us know that an 18 W charger is also available in the retail box.
In the review of Redmi Note 8, we will soon inform you about how well the phone did in our HD video loop test after testing the handset’s battery. Xiaomi has given four rear cameras in its Redmi Note 8. There is a primary camera of 48 megapixels, its aperture is F / 1.79. It is capable of recording 4K video with electronic image stabilization.
The second sensor comes with an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera sensor with 120-degree field of view. Apart from this, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor have been given. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 also packs a 13-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. Its aperture is F / 2.0. We will soon provide you detailed information about the phone’s display, performance, battery life, camera etc. in the review of Redmi Note 8.