Xiaomi Redmi 8 review; During these weeks we have had the opportunity to get to know various mid-range phones. But sized how, in a given price range, it is important to expect some performances. The same applies to all smartphones in the low-cost category. This is because more and more frequently some users are looking for some essential performances. Xiaomi Redmi 8 review not having to exploit their device too stressfully. Here, then, that this Redmi 8 can find its own dimension within this category of people. How will he have behaved, however, throughout the trial period? Will he really be able to meet our demands? Find out better in our Xiaomi Redmi 8 full review!
Xiaomi Redmi 8
- Design & Materials
- Hardware & Performance
- Unlocking Systems
- Price & Conclusion
This is not a sales package Xiaomi Redmi 8 full review other than those we can find on the market. On the front, in fact, it presents several images of the device, without any specific detail being indicated. Inside we find:
- Redmi 8;
- short instruction manual, also in Italian;
- USB cable / USB Type-C;
- wall power supply, with European socket;
- soft TPU transparent cover;
- pinto remove the SIM slot.
Design & Materials:
Taking a first look at the outer shell, it seems clear that the whole structure is made of plastic. Although this is still of good quality, it seems to have been completely integrated even with the whole side profile. There is no sense of discontinuity, so the impression is that of being in front of a rear monocoque. In my opinion, however, it is simply a treatment applied above all this structure. That provides a sense of continuity, but which in reality does not exist. Xiaomi Redmi 8 review Going beyond this aspect. However, we are talking about a quite manageable device that measures 156.4 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm. Showing a weight of 188 grams. It is, therefore, a phone that is not so difficult to use even with one hand and indeed. Not as slippery as one might think.
Inside the sales package, in any case, you will find a soft TPU cover which, along with the corners, has a slightly reinforced surface. When the rear profile becomes dirty beyond a certain limit, the smartphone could certainly become more slippery. Xiaomi Redmi 8 review Despite this, on the right side, there is the on / off button and the volume rocker. On the opposite profile, instead, there is the SIM slot, capable of simultaneously containing two 4G nano-SIM and one microSD. At the top, then, we have the second microphone for suppressing ambient noise. While the mini jackhole resides below for headphones, the main microphone, the USB Type-C input, and the system speaker.Xiaomi Redmi 8 full review.
Looking at the rear profile, however, we see how Redmi 8 has a single LED flash. Accompanied by two photographic sensors and an impression reader located a little lower, still along the central axis. Then there is the company logo. This coloring is also one of the three available at the launch of the device. It’s called Ruby Red, while the others are Sapphire Blue and Onyx Black.
Display: Xiaomi Redmi 8 review
On Xiaomi Redmi 8 review located an LCD display IPS from 6.22 inch diagonal with resolution HD + (1520 x 720 pixels), the density of 270 PPI and NTSC ratio equal to 70.8%. It is, therefore, a unit that has not completely satisfied us. We would not have expected, however, better quality than the one proposed. From the chromatic point of view, in fact, this panel is able to return quite vivid colors, but not very faithful to reality. Thus, with slight inclinations of the smartphone, whites tend too easily to gray, while blacks are really shallow. All in the norm, however, considering the price range occupied by this device.
There is no noteworthy oleophobic treatment, so under direct sunlight, it is a bit difficult to see all the contents on the screen.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 review. Despite this, the brightness sensor behaves quite well, while maintaining a profile that is always too conservative. If you had not noticed, then, on top there is a notch of a drop containing the selfie room from 8 megapixels. In general, however, the frames are not so limited, so that on the lower chin the company has decided to print its own logo.
Taking advantage of this device during our days of work, we have accused some problems with the touch screen,
which does not always prove so reactive. We think, however, that this problem is due to a limit imposed by the hardware, which in all operations shows longer than normal response times.
We do not feel, therefore, to penalize this panel too much, although in the process of writing some symbol is lost too often.
Hardware & Performance: Xiaomi Redmi 8 review
Onboard of this smartphone there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, so a chipset with 4x 1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 + 4x 1.45 GHz Cortex-A53 configuration. To accompany this processor, we find an Adreno 505 GPU with a frequency of 650 MHz. There are two versions of this smartphone.
One of these has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, while the other reaches up to 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 memory.
This last variant, therefore, is precisely the one we have had in the trial, thus being able to take advantage of the best possible experience on this smartphone.
Analyzing the performance of the product, therefore, we can say that we have not had too many problems in daily use.
Although it is a low-cost smartphone, you can still browse through all the various menus at a certain speed, as well as within individual applications. You will have to deal, however, with waiting times slightly longer than normal. Furthermore, RAM does not keep a really high number of apps in memory.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 review, In fact, the system cleans this memory rather quickly and systematically, all for the benefit of greater energy savings. It is therefore obvious that this device is not suitable for those who stress their smartphone excessively. It will be necessary, in fact, to have a very frantic and much more relaxed approach to using this device.
From a videogame point of view, you can’t hope to get good performances with every title on the Play Store. Forcing the system with Call of Duty Mobile, for example, it will not be possible to compete with all the other users at the same level, finding a low frame-rate and really too much lag.
Benchmark: Xiaomi Redmi 8 review
We will not go into the details of the software installed on this Redmi 8, because with other smartphones of the brand we have already had the opportunity to get an overview of this system. Onboard, however, we find the MIUI 184.108.40.206 (PCNEUXM) Stable, based on Android 9 Pie and with security patches dating back to 1 November 2019.
We are therefore in front of a very complete software with a high level of customization. Scrolling through the settings menu you will come across some options that have made the history of these devices.
In fact, among the many, we have the ability to clone some apps and create a second space within the same system. There is no shortage, then, the security application, through which to monitor the smartphone, as well as a series of proprietary apps that provide immediately everything the user needs.
For some time, then, the function of Digital Wellness has also found a room, which allows you to keep track of your smartphone use, being able to consciously manage the hours you spend in front of the device.
With a swipe to the right, starting right from the home, you access a series of shortcuts that, if necessary, can be very useful. In addition to various connections, we also have some advanced tools, the notes, the calendar, and many other options. We remind you, then, that gestures are available with screen off, as well as those that allow you to navigate in the interface without the aid of any lower bar. With full-screen controls, in fact, the same experience that other Redmi users can enjoy, who may have purchased higher-end smartphones, is returned.
Camera: Xiaomi Redmi 8 review
On this product, space is a dual rear chamber, characterized by the presence of the main sensor Sony IMX363 from 12 megapixels, with aperture f / 1.8, and a secondary goal to 2 megapixels for the calculation of the depth of field.
On the front profile, on the other hand, we have a selfie room from 8 mega-pixel, with f / 2.0 aperture. Of course, there are all the features related to the presence of artificial intelligence, which is able to recognize 33 different scenes, calibrating the lights and colors of the image accordingly.
Daytime Camera Shots
In the daytime, the quality expressed by this smartphone is not excellent. Indeed, there is a really marked photographic noise, which tends to ruin the entire image. Many times, then, all the parts most illuminated by natural light are completely burned, unable to manage this component even with automatic HDR active.
Exploiting the latter in a manual way, we can see how the image is only further lightened, not balancing the general lighting at all. From the chromatic point of view, then, the photographic sector of this Redmi 8 tends to offer colors very hot and not very real. We are however in the presence of a telephone capable of satisfying less demanding users, given also the price range considered.
Daytime Photo Shots
During the night hours, the same problem occurs as we talked about previously. All sources of artificial light are burned, significantly ruining the performance of the entire image. Obviously the photographic noise turns out to be even more marked, which is why many details are lost. These problems also affect the color rendition of the image, which has dull colors that are not close to reality. However, I have never blamed autofocus problems, even in the darkest areas. On this device, unfortunately, no night mode was entered at the software level, which could have had its say.
With the selfie camera, it is possible to bring out images that are not entirely sufficient. In fact, even removing the beauty filter, our skin looks smooth. In spite of this, however. One must be careful not to move too much when shooting because otherwise the image could be affected in terms of stability.
This is especially true at night. Where quality drops dramatically and the low resolution of this sensor shows all its criticalities. Taking advantage of the bokeh effect. However, it is possible to obtain a good result, although it is really too artificial.
Night Photo Shots
However, there will also be a Pro mode, thanks to which you can manage different camera parameters such as white balance, focus, shutter speed, and ISO.
Video: Xiaomi Redmi 8 review
With Redmi 8 we will have the possibility to shoot video in 720p at 30fps or in 1080p at 30fps. Therefore, no other relevant settings are present. In this respect, therefore. The images appear to be poorly stabilized but, fortunately, they enjoy autofocus (PDAF) of good quality and fairly fluid. On a qualitative level, however, nothing obviously changes with respect to what we have already mentioned above.
In case you want to push the performance of this compartment to the maximum, then you could also use the time-lapse mode.
Connectivity: Xiaomi Redmi 8 review
Onboard this Redmi-branded device there are several important modules but, unfortunately, many others are also missing. Within its features, therefore, we can include the presence of Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n with support for the 2.4GHz frequency. GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou. Support for dual SIM 4G, with the possibility of simultaneously exploiting a microSD, VoLTE technology.
I must say that with the Wi-Fi of this smartphone I didn’t find it at all bad, although the coverage is quite limited.
In the most difficult corners of the house, where usually several devices struggle to connect. This product has shown some difficulties. Despite this, on the outside. I never had any problems with Fastweb’s 4G, managing to sail at maximum speed in almost every point of the city. Where it is generally possible to receive this signal. Even with GPS navigation, then, beyond some slight delay in hooking to satellites. I didn’t find any major problems, always managing to exploit Google Maps in a rather fluid manner.
Unlocking Systems: Xiaomi Redmi 8 review
On this smartphone, we find two main release systems: biometric sensor and facial recognition. Looking at the first of these two, we see how this component was added to the rear profile, just below the two cameras. Although the dimensions of the product are not excessive, it is quite easy to reach this point. Despite this, this player is not very fast, still showing a good precision and unlocking the device about 8 times out of 10.
With the face unlock, only in 2D, you can be sure of being recognized only during daylight hours. When the light goes down, in fact, the selfie camera can no longer properly detect our face, forcing us to use the biometric sensor. I, therefore, recommend disabling this release system, since it also has a lower security level than the impression reader.
We are not in the presence of a device with stereo audio. Only the lower speaker, in fact, is responsible for this function, releasing all the power at its disposal. At maximum volume, therefore, the case does not scratch and this is already an excellent result for a product of this type. It must be admitted, however, that the quality is quite low, given that the bass is completely absent. This sets the conditions for a sound that is not very full-bodied and that inevitably favors high frequencies. With a couple of good earphones, though, you can enjoy the better sound, although even from this point of view the quality is not exceptional.
Taking advantage of the smartphone in the call, on the other hand, I have to say that I didn’t feel any problems, being able to converse quite easily. In fact, I have not detected any sudden disturbances or disconnections, finding quite clear and clear audio. Even in the most crowded areas, therefore, it was possible to hear the other person speaking distinctly, without major problems.
Battery: Xiaomi Redmi 8 review
Taking a look at the specifications of this device, we note that the battery is a unit of 5,000 mAh. Therefore, it is a component that is able to offer a record-breaking autonomy in this price range. Xiaomi Redmi 8 review Taking a look at the graphs collected over the course of these days. It is clear that on a stressful day it has been able to easily pass 7 hours and 30 minutes of the active screen. Xiaomi Redmi 8 full review on a basis of around 17 hours of continuous use.
According to Percentage
At this point, therefore, I still had a good 40% of the remaining charge to spend the next day. With a mixed-use of Wi-Fi and 4G. Several hours on social networks (especially Instagram for the publication of contents), four continuously updated emails. Some videos on YouTube and various messaging apps, I have totaled these numbers.
As for the charging time, it must be specified that the power supply in the package. Offers a 5V / 2A output, able to pass from 10 to 100% in about 2 hours (with the device switched on but without any interaction with it)Xiaomi Redmi 8 full review.
Price & Conclusions:
Beyond what may be the list price of Xiaomi Redmi 8 review. Here in China is already offered with some telephone operators for $188 USD. A figure that in my view is still slightly too high for what is actually offered. Xiaomi Redmi 8 full review So much so that. After a quick web tour, it was possible to see how this smartphone is sold even for less than $167 USD. We are, in this case, at a level more suited to the product.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 review works well in almost every part, while not excelling in any sector. If you are, therefore, looking for a device without too many pretensions. That is able to carry out all the main daily functions in a rather fluid and fast way.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 full review is given in this article.
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