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23 mayo, 2021

Mediatek returns to the mid-range and it does it hand in hand with Xiaomi with its Redmi Note 8 Pro. Because yes, the mid-range terminal that we are dealing with today has more than interesting features We will talk about them throughout his analysis, but without a doubt its processor is one of the most controversial points, something that we will clarify in this trip in detail through the terminal.

With a quite eye-catching design, a battery that seems to have no end, and a quite versatile camera configuration, the Redmi Note 8 Pro wants to win the mid-range before the end of 2019. Therefore, it must be gutted to know if it is worthy or not of a hole in so complicated segment.

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Redmi Note 8 Pro datasheet

Redmi Note 8 Pro

Screen

IPS 6.53 ”ratio 19.5: 9, 91.4%
2,340 x 1,080 px

Processor

Mediatek Helio G90T

RAM and storage

6/8 GB RAM 128 GB (+ microSD up to 256 GB)

Frontal camera

20 MP, 1080p @ 30 video

Rear cameras

Four cameras:
64 Mpx, f / 1.8, 1 / 1.7 “, 0.8µm 1.2”, PDAF
2 Mpx, 1.75 µm (macro)
2 Mpx, 1.75 µm (depth)
8MP wide angle 13mm, f / 2.2, 1/4 “, 1.12µm

Connectivity

WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C, GPS (Galileo, Glonass)

Drums

4,500 mAh
Fast charge 18W

Biometrics

Fingerprint sensor (rear) and face identification

Dimensions and weight

161.35 x 76.4 x 8.79mm, 199.8g

Price

6 GB + 64 GB: 249 euros

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Phone 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 6.53 ”Full Screen, MTK Helio G90T Octa-Core CPU, 20MP Front and 64MP AI Four Rear Camera Phones Global Version (Green)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Phone 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 6.53 ”Full Screen, MTK Helio G90T Octa-Core CPU, 20MP Front and 64MP AI Four Rear Camera Phones Global Version (Green)

A striking design and a correct panel

Img 7125 The slight curvature of the rear of the Redmi Note 8 Pro makes its grip pleasant, although the glass slips.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is a terminal that, at least in our green unit, enters through the eyes at the first contact. It is a well finished terminal, nice in our opinion, although pretty big. It exceeds 16 centimeters high, although the thickness is quite achieved, taking into account the immense battery it has.

It must be taken into account, yes, that the weight goes up to 200 grams, something that makes it a heavy terminal, this figure being that something is above most of the alternatives in its price range.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is built in glass and aluminum. Traces are easily marked, although in our unit it is not as exaggerated as it is in the gray versions

If we turn the terminal around, we find a huge camera module that protrudes quite a bit from the body of the terminal. This can become a problem if we do not use it with a cover, especially because it seems easy for the chrome that covers the edges of the module to scratch.

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The Redmi Note 8 Pro screen is 6.53 inches, with a Full HD + resolution and IPS technology. Here we miss AMOLED technology How fine-tuned Xiaomi is in proposals such as the Mi 9T or the Mi 9 SE. However, the effort made by the Chinese company to calibrate quite similarly all your panels, regardless of the type of technology used in each of them.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro does not have a bad panel. However, the AMOLED technology that Xiaomi has so controlled in these ranges is missing

At the level of colors, maximum brightness and temperature, the Note 8 Pro performs well enough, although we miss the extra contrast that the AMOLED provides in blacks and better viewing angles. The frontal use, according to GSMarena is 84.9%, quite a good figure, although the lower bezel is still notably larger compared to the upper one.

Img 7130 The lower bezel of the Redmi Note 8 Pro is higher than the upper one, as we are used to seeing on Android.

As for the sound, we found a somewhat insufficient experience. In our tests, it has struggled to hit peaks of 70 decibels. Thus, the volume is low, and the quality can be improved. We emphasize, yes, that despite the massive battery, the terminal retains the headphone jack, excellent news for those who are reluctant to make the leap to Bluetooth, in pursuit of the audio fidelity that the cable still provides.

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A much more powerful engine that eliminates all prejudices

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And the MediaTek arrived. The Helio G90T is in charge of giving life to this terminal, a processor that is in benchmarks above the Snapdragon 730 itself, one of Qualcomm’s best proposals for the mid-range, both in terms of performance and energy efficiency. The processor is accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory.

If they tell us that the terminal carries a Snapdragon 730G, we would have believed it. The Helio G90T is the best processor MediaTek has ever made. It performs well, does not heat the terminal, and does not suffer from the problems of past generations

So how does this MediaTek processor perform? Outstandingly, in a nutshell. The Helio G90T performs quite well both in graphically demanding games and in day-to-day tasks. And no, we haven’t encountered the classic MediaTek overheating in the past, coverage issues, or poor GPS reception. The Chinese company, at least in the mid-range, has finally managed to catch up with Qualcomm, something that has pleasantly surprised us, and that only leaves doubts about the future updates that the terminal will receive.

Redmi Note 8 Pro

Samsung Galaxy A70

Motorola One Zoom

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

XIAOMI MI A3

Xiaomi Mi 9T

Huawei P SMART 2019

PROCESSOR

MediaTek G90T

Snapdragon 675

Snapdragon 675

Snapdragon 710

Snapdragon 665

Snapdragon 730

Kirin 710

RAM

6 GB

6 GB

4GB

6 GB

4GB

6 GB

4GB

ANTUTU

227,154

170,567

169,807

177,957

139,353

211,901

130,026

GEEKBENCH

2,462 / 7,520

2,363 / 6,390

1,645 / 5,639

1,868 / 5,901

1,517 / 5,570

2,545 / 6,900

1,531 / 5,149

In concerning biometrics, the fingerprint reader is located at the rear. The operation is correct, although it is not that it stands out for being one of the fastest in the mid-range. In fact, the unlocking time is quite similar to Xiaomi’s under-screen readers, very tuned. In the same way, we found a facial recognition by camera. Fast, but quite insecure.

Miui 11 MIUI 11 is still a heavy layer. However, it works quite well, and is more than benevolent in terms of energy consumption.

MIUI 11 fits this Redmi Note 8 Pro like a glove. Xiaomi’s new customization layer moves smoothly, is benevolent at the energy management level, and leaves no trace of past problems with the arrival of push notifications . Fonts are more refined, content looks better And in a nutshell, we enjoy using the operating system (something that cannot be said with all layers). We have some pre-installed applications, but it is not too difficult to remove them from the map.

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Screen Time Redmi Note 8 Pro

At the level of autonomy, quite high figures. It has not been difficult for us to exceed eight hours of screen in a day of use. About six or seven hours if we extend to two days. The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 4,500mAh battery, which performs as expected. Again, the MediaTek processor keeps the type, not encountering excessive drains while playing or we do any other kind of heavy duty. As for the loading time, it rises up to an hour and a half. Figure that is not bad at all considering the amperage of the device.

A versatile camera, with lights and shadows

Camera Application

Xiaomi’s camera app hides no secrets. It is complete, with manual mode, and we do not miss practically anything. How could it be otherwise, has artificial intelligence, applied above all to scene recognition, to establish default settings that adapt (on paper) to the photograph we are taking.

Daytime photography

Redmi Note 8 Pro Detail Correct detail, although color levels can be improved, for this Redmi Note 8 Pro.

In the daytime section, we find correct results, although the 64 megapixel camera does not provide the extra detail that could be expected, given the resolution of the sensor. Sharpness level is correct, although the color rendering is somewhat erratic, and HDR has serious problems exposing the whole scene.

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We still do not understand why Xiaomi turn off HDR by default in the app, having to activate it manually when this is practically essential if we want the photographs not to burn.

Night photography

Redmi Note 8 Pro Night Mode On the left, photography with night mode. On the right, automatic photography.

In the night section, again, correct results. We have a night mode that enhances the exposure of the photographs but, curiously, it does not manage to get much more detail. In fact, in the example we have taken, photography without night mode has more detail than photography in night mode.

Portrait mode

Redmi Note 8 Pro Portrait Mode Xiaomi has more than controlled the crop in portrait mode. Of course, the HDR has a bad drink if the background is quite bright.

The portrait mode we really liked, with a more than precise cut, and a quite attractive look. We miss the telephoto to have a closer approximation to that of a 50mm lens, but making the portrait with the main sensor we gain in angular, there is no harm that does not come.

Selfie

Selfie Redmi Note 8 Pro If we do not activate HDR, the sky burns completely.

At the selfie level, the results are somewhat poor. Without HDR, the background is completely burned out, and with HDR, the subject is under exposed, although the sky remains well exposed. However, we prefer HDR results.

Redmi Note 8 Pro, the opinion and note of Xataka Android

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The Redmi Note 8 Pro is a good phone, offering good assets such as photographic versatility, best-in-class autonomy and a design that enters the eyes from the first moment. Elements such as the telephoto lens are missing in its quad camera, as well as AMOLED technology that works so well in similarly priced siblings.

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