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Top 5 highlights of the Redmi Note 8

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Xiaomi has recently launched Redmi Note 8 in the Philippines, a device with much fanfare due to its amazing specs for the price.
Top 4 highlights of the Redmi Note 8
Top highlights of the Redmi Note 8

Now let's see why it is one of the most compelling devices for the price. Here are its highlights:

Top 5 highlights of the Redmi Note 8

Glass back with P2i water resistance
Glass back with P2i water resistance

1. Great design with water splash resistance - The Redmi Note 8 has a 2.5D curved glass material at the back which gives it a premium feel and look. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection in front to prevent light scratches.

Along with that, it has P2i water-resistant coating which is uncommon at this price point. It has a small dot drop notch upfront housing the selfie camera.

The placement of the quad cameras at the back along with the fingerprint sensor gives it a clean look as well.
Tall screen with tiny notch

2. Tall FHD+ screen - It has a 6.3-inch FHD+ 2340 x 1080 IPS screen with a pixel density of 409 ppi. With a small dot drop notch, you get an overall bigger screen than the previous Redmi Note 7.

It is designed to let you enjoy crisp content with balanced-looking colors and good sunlight legibility.

3. Amazing specs for the price - Inside, the Redmi Note 8 has an 11nm 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 AIE octa-core processor and the Adreno 610 GPU for better gaming performance.

It also has up to 4GB RAM, up to 128GB UFS 2.1 expandable storage, and a 4,000mAh with 18W fast charging.

Basically, it has competition breaking specs to provide a strong performance for the price.
Quad cameras with 48MP and EIS
Quad cameras with 48MP and EIS

4. Quad Cameras with 48MP main sensor - Redmi Note 8 has a quad-camera setup with 48MP f/1.8 Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM2 with PDAF, EIS + 8MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 2cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth with LED flash.

This is a pretty versatile set up with options for wide shots, macro, and even portraits. EIS is also a great inclusion as well.

It can even compete with some pricier phones like the Galaxy A50s of Samsung. You may watch our video comparison here.

5. Extra features - Redmi Note 8 runs Android 9.0 with MIUI 10. It features dual-band WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, IR Blaster, and USB-C port. It also has dual SIM slots and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. For a sub-PHP 10K device, these features are worth every penny.

Redmi Note 8 Specs

Display: 6.3-inch 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protected IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi
CPU: 2.0GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 665 AIE octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 610
RAM: 3GB/4GB LPDDR4X
ROM: 32GB/64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB
Back Camera: 48MP f/1.8 Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM2 w/ PDAF, EIS + 8MP f/2.2 120-degree ultra wide-angle + 2MP f/2.4 2cm macro + 2MP f/2.4 depth w/ LED flash
Selfie Camera: 13MP f/2.0 w/ AI portrait
Battery: 4,000mAh w/ 18W fast charging
OS: Android 9.0 Pie w/ MIUI 10
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors:  Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint sensor, IR blaster, USB-C, Smart PA, P2i water splash resistance, Colors: space black, neptune blue, moonlight white
Dimensions: 158.3 x 75.3 x 8.35 mm
Weight: 190 g
Price: PHP 7,990 (3GB/32GB), PHP 8,990 (4GB/64GB), PHP 9,990 (4GB/128GB)

There you have it! We think that the overall package of the Redmi Note 8 makes it one of the best bang-for-the-buck device of 2019. It is a massive upgrade coming from Redmi Note 7.

Redmi Note 8 is now available at Lazada and Authorized Mi Stores nationwide. The 3GB/32GB variant goes for PHP 7,990, 4GB/64GB for PHP 8,990, and 4GB/128GB for PHP 9,990.

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