The Redmi Note 7 was such a smash hit, and was well-received by consumers, thanks to an unbelievably good combination of good mid-range specs and competitive pricing.
Today, its successor, the Redmi Note 8 along with its Pro version, makes their official debut in the Philippine market, aiming to be another set of golden trophies for the brand. Both devices are packed with notable improvements over their predecessors, along with innovative features that give them so much value for money.
Both devices pack FHD+ displays, the Redmi Note 8 has 6.3-inches of real estate, while the Pro has 6.53-inches. The former runs on a Snapdragon 665, along with 3GB/4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage, while the latter runs on the new Helio G90T, backed by 6GB/8GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB of storage.
Both are equipped with four rear shooters consisting of a Main sensor, and Ultra-wide angle shooter, and twp 2MP snappers for depth and macro shots.
Redmi Note 8 packs a 4,000mAh battery, while the Note 8 Pro has a larger 4,500mAh power pack. Both support 18W fast-charging, and run on EMUI 10 on top of Android 10.
Specifications and Pricing
|Redmi Note 8||Redmi Note 8 Pro|
|Display||6.3″ FHD+ IPS||6.53″ FHD+ IPS|
|Gorilla Glass 5||Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||Snapdragon 665||Helio G90T|
|Rear Camera||48MP Main||64MP Main (Samsung GW1)|
|8MP Ultra-Wide Angle||8MP Ultra-Wide Angle|
|2MP Macro||2MP Macro|
|2MP Depth||2MP Depth|
|OS||Android 9 + MIUI 10||Android 9 + MIUI 10|
|Battery||4,000mAh + 18W Fast Charging||4,500mAh + 18W Fast Charging|
|Color||Neptune Blue||Forest Green|
|Moonlight White||Mineral Gray|
|Space Black||Pearl White|
|SRP||3GB + 32GB (PhP7,990)||6GB + 64GB (PhP11,490)|
|4GB + 64GB (PhP8,990)||6GB + 128GB (PhP12,990)|
|4GB + 128GB (PhP9,990)|
Redmi Note 8 4GB + 64GB variant will be available in Lazada, Authorized Mi Stores, and Mi Zones starting October 12,2019 with the rest of variants to follow soon. Both variants of the Redmi Note 8 Pro will also be available in Lazada, Authorized Mi Stores and Mi Zones on the same day.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.