Xiaomi Redmi 8 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Xiaomi Redmi 8 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2019, October
  • Dimensions: 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 188 g
  • Screen: 6.22", IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Single, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 8 MP
  • Memory: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

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General specs
Brand and model Xiaomi Redmi 8
Release date 2019, October
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)
Colors Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue
Battery 5000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price100 EUR
Technology IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.22" inc
Screen area 96.6 cm2
Screen format 19:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio81.8%
Screen resolution 720 x 1520 px
PPI /points per inch/ 270 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Single
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
-2 MP, depth sensor
Functions LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 8 MP, Single
Specifications 8 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm
Functions HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Operating system OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (2x1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6x1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 505
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
Antutu 9 score118045
Antutu 8 score105111
Antutu 7 score83198
GeekBench 5 Single Core177
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core822
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.34 W/kg (head)     1.00 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio Wireless FM radio
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass , Infrared port
- Fast battery charging 18W
- Splash resistant

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Xiaomi Redmi 8 Review

Reviews of expensive smartphones are always more interesting than those of budget smartphones. There are more features to describe and every innovation in them is a cause for admiration. However, budget models have their advantages. On accounting for most sales. Consumers buy low-end phones like hot cakes.


The Redmi 8 is almost indistinguishable in size from its predecessor, the Redmi 7. The difference is symbolic. The rear of the new device is glossy and friendly to the touch. The gradient of colors is beautiful when the light falls on the body. This effect is achieved no worse than the one we get from the flagship devices on the market. Xiaomi has chosen plastic instead of glass. If you have a habit of carrying your phone with a case, you will not feel the difference in the material.


The smartphone has a 6.22-inch display made of IPS LCD technology. The resolution is 1520 x 720 pixels and the aspect ratio is 19: 9. Pixel density - 270.

The screen of the Redmi 8 is protected with Gorilla Glass 5. Its surface is strong and will save it from innocent falls. However, the protective glass will not protect you from small scratches. So, you can take care of raising the level of protection. For example, additional protective glass!


The Redmi 8 processor is old. It is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439. For comparison, the predecessor had a more powerful chip Snapdragon 632.

According to Redmi, the company made this choice because the Snapdragon 439 's performance is comparable to the once popular snapdragon 625 processor.

Redmi 8 is available in two versions: 3/32 GB or 4/64 GB memory. We recommend that you choose the version with more memory. It is more expensive, but in time you will be grateful for your choice. This advice also applies in cases when you are one of the users who regularly play on your phone or use it more actively.

If you read news on the Internet, handle it with a calculator and just have conversations, you can opt for the basic version.


The Redmi 8 comes with a typical fingerprint scanner. It is located on the back of the phone. It works no worse than the one we know from Redmi 7. In other words, fast and stable.


What can the budget Redmi 8 offer you? The main camera is 12-megapixel with an aperture of f / 1.8 and is complemented by a 2 MP module for processing depth of field. This is useful to know when you have a preference for portraits. The front camera is 8-megapixel and wide-angle.

Autonomous work

The smartphone has received a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. Quite an impressive figure for this class of phones. If you are one of the people who play games on your phone, count on a faster charge. With standard use, you will need to recharge your Redmi 8 once every three days.


Redmi 8 is one of the Xiaomi models, which are characterized by low price, pleasant vision and good workmanship. The manufacturer has sacrificed a lot of modern features. This device is suitable for undemanding users. It can definitely be a child's first device, as you won't regret it if something happens to him.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Xiaomi Redmi 8 was around 100 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2019, October.
The weight of the Xiaomi Redmi 8 is 188 g.
The screen size of the Xiaomi Redmi 8 is 6.22" inches.
The size of the Xiaomi Redmi 8 is 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.