Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T review

Read our full review to find out how the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 11.07.19 | Last update 12.10.21
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T ревю
Rate this smartphone
4.16 / 5


The Redmi Note 8T is one of the smartphones that got consumers excited at the end of 2019. It is a simplified version of the Redmi Note 8 Pro and is aimed at people who don't aim to have maximum gaming performance. In this device, the focus is on the more affordable price and the merits of the camera. Additionally, the Redmi Note 8T is equipped with an NFC chip for contactless payments. 

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


  • Release date: 2019, November
  • Colors: Stellar blue, Moon white, Midnight gray
  • Dimensions: 161.1 x 75.4 x 8.6 mm.
  • Weight: 200 g.
  • Screen: 6.3" inc, 1080 x 2340, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Quad, 48MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM6125 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • Memory: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM
  • Battery: 4000,  Non-removable Li-Po
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T has the usual look and feel of mid-range models. Both the panels of the smartphone are made of tough Gorilla Glass 5. Minor scratches and injuries do not threaten this model. Its surface is coated with a special water-repellent layer. Water drops simply run off without leaving traces. 

There can be no criticism of the ergonomics of the Redmi Note 8T. All buttons are located in the usual places. The device lies securely in the user's palm. It will not slip out of his hand. The weight is within the norm - almost 200 grams. It should be reported that the Redmi Note 8T has a large screen and a powerful battery. 

We should also mention the presence of slots for 2 SIM cards and microSD. USB Type-C port is used here. 


The 6.3-inch display of the Redmi Note 8T has received a solid resolution. It delivers a smooth and expressive picture at satisfyingly wide viewing angles. The screen occupies most of the front panel. This makes the Redmi Note 8T an excellent choice for watching movies and series. Thanks to the solid brightness reserve, you can enjoy using the device even on a bright sunny day. 

A standard set of configurations is provided in the display settings. There is also a reading mode. 


In the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T, the manufacturer has opted for an 8-core processor with 3 or 4 GB of RAM depending on the version. Heavy applications run fast. Modern games at medium graphics settings will run fine. 

One of the nice things about the Redmi Note 8T is the presence of the already mentioned NFC chip. For now, it is rare in budget models. 


The four cameras in this model offer the user solid options in the world of mobile photography. The main role is given to a 48-megapixel module with digital stabilization and automatic scene recognition. Thanks to the latter, you will create beautiful photos both during the day and at night. To fit more objects in the frame, you should turn on the 120-degree angle-of-view mode. The depth-of-frame sensor is designed for creating expressive portraits. 

Activate the macro mode to capture exciting macro shots. 

Autonomous operation

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T has received a powerful battery. Its capacity is 4000 mAh. With balanced usage, it is capable of providing you up to 2 days of operation. The presence of fast charging technology ensures replenishment of the charge up to 100% in two hours. 


Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T has everything it takes to be among the leaders in this price category. The manufacturer has skillfully balanced between price and quality. As a result, a device with the merits to be your inseparable companion in everyday tasks has been obtained. In turn, this model also wins you over with its autonomous operation. The NFC chip is another boosting factor. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T 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.

Compare Share on Share on Error report

Related models:

Apple iPhone 7 Apple iPhone 7
Oppo F7 Youth Oppo F7 Youth
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy A40 Samsung Galaxy A40
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Huawei P20 Lite Huawei P20 Lite
Apple iPhone 11 Apple iPhone 11
Apple iPhone 8 Apple iPhone 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Samsung Galaxy A10 Samsung Galaxy A10