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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review budget employee:

 Finally, friends from the Middle Kingdom began to quickly release updates for popular rulers. This time, two new Xiaomi models at once: the “younger” Redmi Note 8 and the “older” Redmi Note 8 Pro. I will try to talk about the characteristics of new products and compare with the most popular smartphone in the summer of 2019 - Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, as well as show the main differences and advantages. If you have not yet decided on the choice, then I’m saying right away - take the Note 8 Pro. If you do not like it externally, then there is the new promising smartphone Xiaomi MI 9 Lite.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review budget employee:

This is the first user review of Redmi Note 8 Pro, there will be unpacking, appearance, differences, comparison and a small test. The smartphone was on time. You can say, replaced the tired comrade Note 7.

It just so happened that I just recently received my Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 smartphone from recent promotions, but ... a new model has already been released. Is it relevant, how is it presented, and is there any sense in changing the smartphone to a new one, I will try to tell in this article. After the presentation, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/8 Pro ordered one - in fact, today I will review it, but at the same time I will highlight the main differences and advantages compared to other models.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review

 So, the presentation of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8/8 Pro was at the end of August, and from the beginning of September, the first smartphones began to go on retail. The gadget is positioned as a replacement for the previous Redmi Note 7 budget employee, but with a claim to competitive power and design. The older version of Pro added NFC, a frameless display. And according to rumours, soon there will be Note 8T on Snap and with NFC.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review

So, I’ll start about everything in order. The box is branded, concise, with the MI icon in the corner.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review

 The packaging and kit for Redmi Note 8 Pro are standard, the packaging design looks like the previous model. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Includes a case (transparent TPU), cable and quick charge. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Pay attention to not even a triple - quad-camera (the main sensor, plus a super-macro, and a wide-angle camera, a scene depth sensor), as well as a fingerprint sensor located on the rear panel. 
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review

I already said about narrow frames, but I pay attention to a neat neckline. The cutout design remained the same, but the camera got better: it received a 20 megapixel (f / 2.0) sensor instead of 13 megapixels, like the previous model. The smartphone comes with a factory transport film.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review
At the bottom, there is a headphone jack (3.5 mm), USB-C port, microphone and speaker. The smartphone has become more protected from external influences - officially protected against dust and moisture according to the IP52 standard. But only with the Redmi Note 8 Pro model. Redmi Note 8 does not.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

 The rear camera is interesting. Only four sensors: the main camera, wide-angle sensor, super-macro sensor, scene depth sensor. The finger sensor is under the cameras. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review

  The colour is interesting - a green gradient. This is one of the most successful combinations; it looks much more interesting than a simple black case. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review

By the way, Xiaomi takes care of its consumers. In the kit, there is a good ("starting") silicone case.

 Global versions of smartphones are now available - there are no problems with the Russian language. Everything works out of the box, OTA updates arrive on MIUI. 

In appearance, everything seems to be, comparisons with other models will be slightly lower, and I immediately turn to the current question - is it possible to activate contactless payments on Xiaomi

Contactless payments with NFC:

 The most important feature that was added to the Redmi Note 8 Pro model was the ability to make contactless payments using NFC. The younger model has NFC: neither Redmi Note 8 nor Redmi Note 7.

If you pay for purchases of goods or services using a smartphone and are used to it, then this model is suitable for you. NFC allows you to pay by card through G-pay or Yandex.Money without any problems.

For the payment, it is enough to bring a phone with activated NFC to the terminal. Then enter the password. Attention, there is a nuance. When buying on Ali, look carefully - the version of the Global smartphone allows you to pay with NFC and there will be localization. But if you see Global Rom, this is a Chinese device that has been changed by the seller. And he will be routine. And with Root, G-Pay will not start. 

 NFC is not the only feature of this smartphone. If further interesting points.

Smartphone comparisons:

So, for a start - three state employees.

The screen format of Redmi Note 8 Pro remained 19.5: 9, and the resolution of the matrix was 2,340 × 1,080 pixels. Just due to the thoughtful design and space-saving (narrow frames) we achieved a small increase in the diagonal. Small and inconspicuous, but a plus towards Redmi Note 8 Pro. On the other hand, the design, especially in terms of the display and the “drop”, looks like a Realme 3 Pro,.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

The new model has smaller frames. With the same screen area, the display on the Redmi Note 8 Pro received a diagonal of 6.53 ″ IPS versus 6.3 "on the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 7 models. 

But the previous model Redmi Note 7 alas, everything is sad. Look at the usual "dual camera" and a simple back cover, without a gradient (((

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

 For comparison - a photo of the previous model Redmi Note 7.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

He also had a “48-megapixel” camera - and a rather loud statement was at the start. In fact, the rear camera Redmi Note 7 has two sensors - the main and wide-angle. The finger sensor is also centred on the back cover. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Against the background of flagships, Redmi Note 8 Pro looks decent, despite all the budget. The photo shows a comparison with the iPhone XR.

 With an apparent difference in size, the useful screen area of ​​Note 8 Pro and Note 10+ is almost the same. How do you like that, Samsung? 

Xiaomi Redmi Note

 And for comparison - the flagship from Xiaomi: Mi 9T smartphone  ( Review on this excellent phone ).

Great quad camera

 For budget employees, the presence of such a camera is a fresh solution. For the main camera, a fairly modern Samsung GW1 sensor (64 megapixels, f / 1.8) is used, which allows you to take pictures in 8K resolution ( 9248 x 6936) . 

Great quad camera

Other sensors: wide-angle 8 megapixels (f / 2.2), macro 2 megapixels (f / 2.4), and there is also a scene depth sensor that improves portraits, night shooting, etc. New modes are available in the stock camera application, which may be of interest to users. This is a tale-mode, panoramas and zooming in on the scene, and, conversely, macro mode. Moreover, the macro provides a strong zoom and high detail.

Powerful and productive processor

Finally, Xiaomi began to add top-end (almost top-end) processors to the budget line. In this model MediaTek Helio G90T is installed - these are 8 powerful cores. The fresh SoC Mali-G76MC4 acts as a video subsystem.

By the way, in the "younger" line of Redmi Note 8, a Snapdragon 665 processor and an Adreno 610 video processor were installed.

Tests show monstrous performance - this is a result that exceeds the testimony of last year's flagships. This is just a state employee. The result in Antur - 225 thousand parrots!

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

 For clarity, I did tests on affordable smartphones. 
 Smartphone CPU Antutu test value
Redmi note 7Snapdragon 660142.914
Redmi note 8 pro  MTK Helio G90T284.345
Redmi note 8 Snapdragon 660148.000
Realme 3 ProSnapdragon 710146772
 Proofs of tests. 
Redmi note 8 pro  Redmi note 7Realme 3 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

 So the smartphone is really suitable for powerful games, for demanding applications. 

Games and cooling 

By the way, the smartphone is not only remarkable for its powerful processor. But also a video subsystem, coupled with thoughtful cooling and fast memory. To play for such pleasure. The phone quickly goes into “boost” mode, the heating quickly goes away after the load is reset. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
The smartphone Redmi Note 8 Pro uses a special cooling system with heat pipes, which ensures stability at maximum load.  

World of tanks blitz - plays pretty well, you can set the maximum settings - does not lag. I prefer to play from the tablet, after all, the screen is small for such a game. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Games

What can I say - for a long time I have not played with pleasure on the phone. It pulls everything. All the applications and games that I "fed" to him, the powerful G90T digested without plugs. Offset!


Standard tests to confirm the performance and parameters of the phone. 
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Testing

Offline work :

A few words about autonomy. A 4500 mAh battery and 18 W fast charger (9V / 2A or 12V / 1.5A) do the trick. And despite the fact that the Media Schools are famous on the bad side for gluttony, this particular one is quite imagined.

So here. The first screen is a day of tests. Gentle discharge is continuous tests and games on the phone. Shelves - surfing, tuning, checking the camera, etc. This is 21 hours of torment. The second screen is the second day. I started the games and the test again, then I couldn’t stand it and put it on charge (peaks). The phone supports fast charging and quickly takes charge. It was literally half an hour, and I continued the tests until the end of the second day (20% remained). 

 The third screen is a styer test. The phone worked for 14 days. Sudden failures are calls, YouTube, downloading programs. 14 days, Karl !!! 11 This is not 14 hours, these are two full weeks of autonomy. Naturally, games, 4G and heavy applications reduce this value, but in this case, MTK could! By the way, this is not the limit either. You can turn off WiFi, remove the brightness, etc., but I did not. At 20%, the test stopped and put on charge. 

Conclusion and Conclusions:

The new Redmi Note 8 Pro makes a positive impression. There are several body colours to choose from (white, black, green gradient), as well as a choice of 6/8 GB RAM and 64/128 flash memory. The smartphone is equipped with modern Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac radio module and Bluetooth 5.0, attention, there is NFC.

4500 mAh battery with 18W fast charge support. And, of course, the bold plus is a quad 64MP camera. The smartphone shows the performance results at the flagship level - this is 280+ thousand parrots to Antutu.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

 Thus, it can be clearly seen that at a cost of up to $ 200, this phone looks and functions for a significantly larger amount. Yes, and surpassing it is difficult. 

If you already have one of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 or Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphones, then it makes no sense to switch to a new product, unless you are eager to try NFC to emulate bank and transport cards or to feel the full power of the hot MTK G90T. 

But if you looked at yourself an inexpensive (~ $ 200) smartphone from Xiaomi, the same Mi 9 Lite, but have not yet decided to purchase it, then it's time. While the price of the new product is kept at a good level. Yes, and “new thing” from Xiaomi turned out to be successful. 

The smartphone confirmed by tests the best performance results among state employees, both the processor and the video subsystem. Playing it is a pleasure. You can display a video on a large screen via WiFi and play, for example, on a TV. The smartphone is more powerful than the same Redmi Note 7 due to a more modern "stuffing". The display pleases with brightness and rich colours. Separately, you can select a good camera, both rear and front

 Actual prices and offers were taken from the Xiaomi group in VK. User support is also provided there.

Ps I can not help but insert this photo from the official presentation

The topic is interesting, I will try to continue with similar reviews. See you soon!   

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