The Xiaomi Redmi 8 is the original version of the Xiaomi Redmi 8A smartphone that was announced in 2019. The phone fall under the budget category with a decent body design and impressive camera set-up.
Where to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 8
The major highlight when it was announced in India is the massive battery capacity, the storage, splash resistant and the Wireless FM radio.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Key Specs & Features
- 6.22 inch IPS Display, 720 x 1520 pixels (270 ppi)
- Android 9.0 Pie
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
- 3GB RAM / 4GB RAM
- 32GB / 64GB inbuilt Storage
- 12 MP + 2 MP Rear Camera and 8 MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE network
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- 18W Fast Battery Charging Capacity
- 5000 mAh Non Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
On the body, the Xiaomi Redmi 8 adopt an eyecatching body design. The device will be a good companion to those that fancy high-end devices more especially to bloggers, gamers, travelers and entertainment seekers.
It has a splash-resistant with a smooth panel that features the camera, an LED flash, and the fingerprint scanner. It measures 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm in dimensions and weight 188 grams.
Putting the attractive body outside, the front pack a Dot-notch display that offers a large screen display size of 6.22 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels and 270 PPI density.
The Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with display protection of corning gorilla glass 5 and it’s equipped with IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.
On the camera set-up, it has a dual-camera configuration that consists of 12 MP with an additional 2 MP shooter. The camera features LED flash, HDR, panorama and it can record full HD video resolution.
The front camera is 8 MP AI shooter with f/2.0 aperture, Portrait, and Beauty Mode for both selfies and video calls.
Hardware and Software
The Xiaomi Redmi 8 packs a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor, coupled with a highly efficient Adreno 505 GPU at 650 MHz. On top of it, all is an octa-core clocking at a maximum speed of 1.95 GHz.
Powering the device is the Android 9.0 Pie operating system with MIUI 9 user interface on top. The internal storage available on the inside is 32GB with 3GB RAM and another model with 64GB and 6GB RAM.
You can still expand the memory up to 512GB using a micro SD card that is if you want.
Battery Power and Network
The Xiaomi Redmi 8 has a non-removable battery capacity of 5000 mAh with fast charging technology. The juicer will surely last for days when fully charged.
The dual SIM slot has support for 4G LTE Network with other regulars such as WiFi for a wireless connection, Bluetooth, Wireless FM radio, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS for location tracking and 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, and USB On-The-Go.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 8 price starts at around $116 for the model with 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage.
In Nigeria, the Xiaomi Redmi 8 will sell for 47,000 Naira, while in Kenya it will cost 12,000 KES and in Ghana, it will sell for 700 GHS.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 8:
- Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
- Processor: Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm), Octa-core (1.95 GHz dual-core Cortex-A53 & 1.45 GHz hexa-core Cortex A53)
- GPU: Adreno 505
- Memory: 3GB RAM / 4GB RAM
- Colours: Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue
- Dimension: 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm
- Weight: 188 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.22 inch IPS Display, 720 x 1520 pixels (270 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13 MP + 2 MP Camera, [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: PDAF, LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 32 GB / 64 GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes up to 512 GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, USB 2.0, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 18W Fast Battery Charging Capacity