Xiaomi Redmi 8 – 3GB RAM/32GB



Redmi 8 design: Like we’ve already seen with the Redmi 8A (Review) and Redmi Note 8 Pro (Review), Xiaomi has given this generation of phones a pretty major design update. There’s a very specific new design language that stands out from the generic iPhone-inspired look of past models. The Redmi 8 also feels extremely high-quality, with loads of attention paid to small details, and no rough edges anywhere. No wonder the company has slapped a “Designed by Xiaomi” label prominently on the back.
The two cameras and fingerprint sensor are in a black vertical strip down the middle of the rear. This strip is flush with the rest of the phone, unlike the protruding equivalent on the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The fingerprint sensor is small, but reasonably within reach. The Redmi 8 doesn’t rock from side to side when used flat on a table. Xiaomi surprised us with a USB Type-C port on the entry-level Redmi 8A so of course there’s one here too. It’s joined on the bottom of the phone by a 3.5mm audio socket and single speaker. The power and volume buttons are comfortably positioned on the right, and the tray on the left accepts two Nano-SIMs as well as a microSD card. Unlike its less expensive sibling, the Redmi 8 does have an Infrared emitter on the top, for controlling appliances with.
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  • Stylish looks for the price, GG5 on the front
  • 5,000mAh battery should be plenty, supports 18W charging (but 10W unit in the box)
  • Runs the latest MIUI 11, likely to get timely updates
  • 32GB base storage, dedicated microSD slot, USB-C port

The Redmi 8A is among the cheapest of the bunch for its base version, but ideally, you’d want to step a notch up for a small premium to get the 3GB of RAM. The 8A is notably missing a fingerprint sensor and comes in pretty heavy at 188g.

6.22″ HD+ Display with water drop notch – Snapdragon 439 Processor – 4GB RAM – 64GB storage capacity – 12 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera – 8 MP Front Camera – Android 9.0 Pie – 5000 mAh Battery – 18W Fast Charge – Facial Recognition – Rear Fingerprint Sensor

Xiaomi is one of our favorite brands. We can’t help it. Moreover, if they present us with the best models, polyvalent smartphones with large capacities, better than better. That’s why we love the new Xiaomi Redmi 8 3GB/32GB. Because it’s a mid-range model, but with great features and will allow you to enjoy everything you like. Come and meet it!

The Redmi 8 is available in three colours – Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, and Ruby Red. Our review unit was the latter, and we love the rich, deep jewel tone which clearly isn’t just a surface-level coating. There are no unnecessary gimmicks here with gradients, patterns, or textures. The back of this phone is glossy but not slippery. It’s surprisingly resilient against fingerprints but you’ll want to use a case to prevent small abrasions and scratches. It’s curved just right at the edges and corners to make usage comfortable.

Additional information

Weight 0.41 lbs
Dimensions 6.16 × 2.79 × 0.38 in

NETWORK Technology
LAUNCH Announced 2019, October
Status Available. Released 2019, October
BODY Dimensions 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm (6.16 x 2.97 x 0.37 in)
Weight 188 g (6.63 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Splash resistant
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.22 inches, 96.6 cm2 (~81.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
400 nits typ. brightness
PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 11
Chipset Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
GPU Adreno 505
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
eMMC 5.1
MAIN CAMERA Single 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
2 MP, 1/5.0", 1.75µm, depth sensor
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/4", 1.12µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Infrared port Yes
Radio Wireless FM radio (no wired headphones required)
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 18W
MISC Colors Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, Phantom Red
Models M1908C3IC, MZB8255IN, M1908C3IG, M1908C3IH
SAR 0.34 W/kg (head) 1.00 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.23 W/kg (head) 1.48 W/kg (body)


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