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Phone review: How good is the new Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 8 Photograph:( WION )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 05, 2019, 02.58 PM (IST) Written By: Ankit Tuteja

When it comes to budget phones, options are plenty; and now, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 is here to make the competition tougher. But just how good is the phone?

Starting with Note 8's design. The gradient finish with reflective backs might be trendy, but we personally don’t find it attractive. The Redmi Note 8 has the same design language, and this could be a put off for many, especially, the blue colour. But if you like the dual-tone glossy finish, this wouldn't be a deterrent. 

The phone doesn’t feel too heavy, but we wish it was a tad thinner. Otherwise, the phone is comfortable to hold and operate. The rounded corners also add to the ergonomics.

The display is pretty good at this price point. It’s vibrant and comes with a small chin and bezels. The 6.3-inch full high-definition+ display is a feast for the eyes as it offers good viewing angles. It is also easily viewable in direct sunlight.

The phone has not one or two, but four rear cameras, a 48-megapixel with an ultra-high-resolution sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens to capture landscapes with a wider view, a 2-megapixel macro lens to capture minutest subjects with clarity; and a 2-megapixel depth sensor that allows the camera to create portraits with bokeh background.

Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 8

In terms of photo quality, the results look bright and fairly detailed. Its, 13-megapixel front camera also does a decent job.

Now the question is, how well does it perform?

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 which helps it to not lag or slowdown.

It also comes with 6 GB of ram and up to 512GB of expandable storage.

Note 8's other features include corning gorilla glass protection on both the sides, a 4000mah high-capacity battery. The phone lasted for over a day on a single charge. It also has dual sim support.

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 comes in three colours, space black, neptune blue, and moonlight white. It is priced at 9,999 rupees.

Overall, the Redmi Note 8 is a strong contender and passes the 'Tech it out Test' with flying colours.