7/10
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The Xiaomi Redmi 8 currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.95 GHz
Screen Size
6.22"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Indian Express

The Redmi 8 is a good offering for its price of Rs 7,999 considering the big battery, and decent performance coupled with a stylish design. The weak point is the camera, which remains an issue on budget phones. The only problem is that given similar specifications, many users might prefer the Redmi...

- Shruti Dhapola, The Indian Express
Firstpost

The Redmi 8 offers you a great design, a good display, amazing battery life, decent cameras, and an annoying UI. Which means you actually get a pretty decent daily driver in the Redmi 8.

- Nandini Yadav, Firstpost
The Huffington Post

These are Xiaomi’s workhorse phones for those who need a usable phone experience and great battery life for not a lot of money. If you’re not hung up on great camera performance, both phones are great picks at their respective price points. If you’re shopping for an entry-level smartphone on a budge...

- Tushar Kanwar, The Huffington Post
NDTV

The Redmi 8 is certainly a good-looking phone, and on paper at least the battery, camera, and aesthetics are all highly appealing. You get generous amounts of RAM and storage for the price. Gorilla Glass, 18W fast charging (if you have or buy your own charger), wireless FM radio, USB Type-C, and the...

- Jamshed Avari, NDTV
BGR

With the Redmi 8, you get USB Type C, and 18W fast charging support. You also get a new premium-looking design, which makes you think about whether it is a budget or an expensive phone. This device also comes with P2i coating, meaning it is splash-proof. Considering the price it demands, we also lik...

- Ankita Garg, BGR


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Xiaomi released the Redmi 8 on October 16, 2019.


Xiaomi backs up the Redmi 8 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.22"

The Xiaomi Redmi 8's screen size is 6.22 inches with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.95 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) Octa-core 1.95 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
5000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5000 mAh battery.

Redmi 8 Specs

Overview
Release date October 16, 2019
Regions available USA
Networks
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm) Octa-core 1.95 GHz
Internal Storage 32/64 GB
RAM 3/4 GB
ROM Unknown
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.34 W/kg
Body: 1.00 W/kg
Languages English, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Onyx Black, Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.65 x 7.54 x 0.94 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 188 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating Unknown
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1520 pixels
Pixel density 270 pixels
Size 6.22 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Splash resistant
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC No
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, 2nd camera feature (2 MP, depth sensor), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Self-timer, F/2.0, HDR, Screen flash, Face unlock
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, XviD
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Unknown
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


The Indian Express

A decent budget phone

from The Indian Express

The Redmi 8 is a good offering for its price of Rs 7,999 considering the big battery, and decent performance coupled with a stylish design. The weak point is the camera, which remains an issue on budget phones. The only problem is that given similar specifications, many users might prefer the Red...More

The Redmi 8 is a good offering for its price of Rs 7,999 considering the big battery, and decent performance coupled with a stylish design. The weak point is the camera, which remains an issue on budget phones. The only problem is that given similar specifications, many users might prefer the Redmi 8A which is cheaper, runs the same processor and offers something very similar.

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Firstpost

A good phone, but one that's held back by its ad-supported UI

from Firstpost

The Redmi 8 offers you a great design, a good display, amazing battery life, decent cameras, and an annoying UI. Which means you actually get a pretty decent daily driver in the Redmi 8.

Read full review

The Redmi 8 offers you a great design, a good display, amazing battery life, decent cameras, and an annoying UI. Which means you actually get a pretty decent daily driver in the Redmi 8.

Read full review

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The Huffington Post

Great battery life at a great price

from The Huffington Post

These are Xiaomi’s workhorse phones for those who need a usable phone experience and great battery life for not a lot of money. If you’re not hung up on great camera performance, both phones are great picks at their respective price points. If you’re shopping for an entry-level smartphone on a budget, you cannot go wrong with either.

Read full review

These are Xiaomi’s workhorse phones for those who need a usable phone experience and great battery life for not a lot of money. If you’re not hung up on great camera performance, both phones are great picks at their respective price points. If you’re shopping for an entry-level smartphone on a budget, you cannot go wrong with either.

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NDTV

The cameras and SoC are underwhelming, but battery life is good

from NDTV

The Redmi 8 is certainly a good-looking phone, and on paper at least the battery, camera, and aesthetics are all highly appealing. You get generous amounts of RAM and storage for the price. Gorilla Glass, 18W fast charging (if you have or buy your own charger), wireless FM radio, USB Type-C, and...More

The Redmi 8 is certainly a good-looking phone, and on paper at least the battery, camera, and aesthetics are all highly appealing. You get generous amounts of RAM and storage for the price. Gorilla Glass, 18W fast charging (if you have or buy your own charger), wireless FM radio, USB Type-C, and the IR emitter are all value-adds. In the real world, we were disappointed with the cameras though. This is something that we think Xiaomi could have done much better at, and unless the issues we faced can be fixed with software updates, some buyers are going to feel let down.

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BGR

Budget all rounder

from BGR

With the Redmi 8, you get USB Type C, and 18W fast charging support. You also get a new premium-looking design, which makes you think about whether it is a budget or an expensive phone. This device also comes with P2i coating, meaning it is splash-proof. Considering the price it demands, we also...More

With the Redmi 8, you get USB Type C, and 18W fast charging support. You also get a new premium-looking design, which makes you think about whether it is a budget or an expensive phone. This device also comes with P2i coating, meaning it is splash-proof. Considering the price it demands, we also liked the shots that Redmi 8 can capture in the daylight. You also get a much bigger 5,000mAh battery. Similar to the Redmi 8A, you get a big enough screen for binge-watching. The performance of the device is fine. 

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Fone Arena

Good camera, brilliant battery life

from Fone Arena

Priced at Rs. 7999, the Redmi 8 has the same display, 5000mAh battery with support for 18W USB Type-C fast charging and splash-resistant body as the Redmi 8A, and also adds an infrared sensor, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and dual camera set up for an extra Rs. 1500, but you also get 4GB RAM a...More

Priced at Rs. 7999, the Redmi 8 has the same display, 5000mAh battery with support for 18W USB Type-C fast charging and splash-resistant body as the Redmi 8A, and also adds an infrared sensor, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and dual camera set up for an extra Rs. 1500, but you also get 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. However, the company could have gone with the same Snapdragon 632 SoC for a faster performance and a better gaming experience since the Snapdragon 439 is downgrade.

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Android Authority

It’s a side-grade really

from Android Authority

The Redmi 8 takes two steps forward and one step back. While the design and battery life is fantastic, I can't help but wish that some of that work had gone towards the camera. Performance is more of a side-grade from the Redmi 7, and you won't really be doing much of gaming on this phone.

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The Redmi 8 takes two steps forward and one step back. While the design and battery life is fantastic, I can't help but wish that some of that work had gone towards the camera. Performance is more of a side-grade from the Redmi 7, and you won't really be doing much of gaming on this phone.

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