Xiaomi Redmi 8

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Redmi 8 has a look that can make it seem like a phone that’s stepping out of the budget zone. Priced at Rs. 7,999, the phone does come at the budget range but has to fight several contenders to take over the budget king spot.

Redmi 8 has a weak processor that might help you with your daily tasks, but overall, it is a very dated and slow chipset. While the battery is good, the lack of proper power under its hood makes it a disappointing phone to go for.

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6.22 inches
270 ppi, IPS LCD
Octa core
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
5000 mAh
Li-Polymer, Fast Charging
12 MP
Dual, 12MP + 2MP

About the Mobile Phone

Redmi 8 is a budget phone from one of India’s best selling brands. It has a few pros and cons:


  • The phone has a beautiful gradient look to it, which makes it look brilliant.
  • The Redmi 8 arrives with a decent display.
  • The phone comes with a massive battery that can keep chugging for more than a day.
  • The Redmi 8 can click decent shots in the daytime.


  • The Redmi 8 has a very dated processor.
  • It fails to click decent pictures in low-light situations.

Redmi 8 may look good, but inside, it remains a poor handset. Even as a budget phone, it is not recommended.

Redmi 8 has a look that can make it seem like a phone that’s stepping out of the budget zone. Priced at Rs. 7,999, the phone does come at the budget range but has to fight several contenders to take over the budget king spot.

Redmi 8 has a weak processor that might help you with your daily tasks, but overall, it is a very dated and slow chipset. While the battery is good, the lack of proper power under its hood makes it a disappointing phone to go for.

Redmi 8 arrives with a gradient look that puts it outside its budget zone. It seems like Xiaomi has put an effort to create a near-premium-looking phone with the Redmi 8. The phone is quite compact, and the overall build quality is satisfactory. The buttons are placed at an ergonomic position too. The fingerprint scanner is at the center of the back panel, and it can be reached with ease. It comes with dimensions of 156.30 x 75.40 x 9.40mm. It is quite lightweight, too, at 188 grams. Redmi 8 has been released in Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Onyx Black colours.


The Redmi 8 arrives with a 6.22-inch screen with a 720×1520 pixel resolution. It also has an aspect ratio of 19:9. The colours presented on display are quite decent though you may not get the vibrant AMOLED screen experience from this phone. Plus, the phone has a thick bottom bezel, which makes it a less immersive phone in general. On top of that, the colours on this phone can seem a bit washed out.

Redmi 8 gets its power from the 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor. The processor is inferior and cannot be justified when compared with the price. The phone comes with 3GB RAM. You can handle basic tasks with this processor, but you cannot handle intensive tasks. You cannot run graphics-intensive games like PUBG properly on this handset. Even games like Subway Surfer might struggle on this phone.

Redmi 8 arrives with a 12MP primary camera with a supporting 2MP camera for depth sensing. The photos captured by this phone in the morning, when there is adequate light, are quite decent. The details are adequately captured. However, at night, there is a bit of grain present. The portraits are not very good, either. On the front, the phone comes with an 8MP selfie camera. It can click decent selfies when the lights are adequate.

The Redmi 8 gets its fuel from a 5000 mAh non-removable battery. The battery is the main USP of this phone. Even with heavy tasks, the phone can chug on for more than a day. It can be a reliable companion for your daily use. Redmi 8 also has fast charging though it can still take nearly 2 hours to get the battery fully charged.

Redmi 8 may not look like a budget phone, but under its hood, it presents mostly budget specifications. The USP of this model is the 5000 mAh battery that it arrives with. However, along with that, Redmi 8 comes with a poor performance, which cannot be expected from a phone at this price. The performance can only allow you to conduct essential tasks without going for any intensive activity. The display of the phone is quite poor too. Overall, it is not a recommended phone as there are better phones present in this price range.

Detailed Specs

Announced On12-Oct-2019
Market StatusAvailable
Price StatusConfirmed
PriceRs. 10,499
Screen Size6.22 inches
Screen TypeIPS LCD
Screen Resolution720 x 1520 pixels
Pixel Density270 ppi
Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass 5
Screen to Body Ratio81.48%
Screen DesignWaterdrop notch
Peak Brightness400 nits
Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
Rear Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps
Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Rear Camera SetupDual, 12MP + 2MP
Rear Camera 1 Resolution12 MP
Rear Camera 1 Typef/1.8 Primary Camera
Rear Camera 1 Lens2.55" sensor size, 1.4 micrometre pixel size
Rear Camera 2 Resolution2 MP
Rear Camera 2 TypeDepth Camera
Rear SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
Rear Aperturef/1.8
Front Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Front Camera FeaturesHDR
Front Camera SetupSingle, 8MP
Front Camera 1 Resolution8 MP
Front Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
Front Camera 1 Lens4.0" sensor size, 1.12 micrometre pixel size
Front Aperturef/2.0
Front FlashYes, Screen flash
Phone Variants3GB 32GB
Expandable StorageYes
Storage TypeeMMC 5.1
Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 512 GB
OTG SupportYes
GPUAdreno 505
Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 439
CPUOcta core (1.95 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.45 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
Custom User InterfaceMIUI
Clock Speed1.95 GHz
Architecture64 bit
Process Technology12 nm
Water ResistanceYes, Splash proof
Weight188 grams
ColorsSapphire Blue, Ruby Red, Emerald Green, Onxy Black
BuildBack: Plastic
Dimensions156.4 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm
SAR ValueHead: 0.339 W/kg, Body: 1.000 W/kg
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Battery RemovableNo
Battery TypeLi-Polymer
Charger TypeFast, 18W
USB Type-CYes
Fast ChargingYes
GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Network Support4G
FM RadioYes, Wireless FM
3.5mm Audio JackYes
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Bluetooth Typev4.2
Audio Jack3.5 mm
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
Wi-Fi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
Fingerprint ScannerYes
Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear
Face UnlockYes
SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass

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