Xiaomi Redmi 8 review

Read our full review to find out how the Xiaomi Redmi 8 differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Xiaomi Redmi 8 ревю
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  • Release date: 2019, October
  • Colors: Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue
  • Dimensions: 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm.
  • Weight: 188 g.
  • Screen: 6.22" inc, 720 x 1520, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Single, 12MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6x1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
  • Memory: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000,  Non-removable Li-Po
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

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.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Xiaomi Redmi 8 specs or watch the video below the article.


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.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Xiaomi Redmi 8 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Xiaomi.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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