Full view display:
Redmi Note 8 Pro sports a premium design. Despite the bigger 4500mAh battery, the phone does not feel so bulky. The screen is bigger at 6.53-inches, which means that one-hand usage will be challenging for those who prefer more compact devices.
Redmi Note 8 Pro has a glass body with a 3D quad curved design, where the glass curves right into the frame on all sides. Another interesting aspect of the design that the camera setup is bang in the centre.
However, the fingerprint sensor is placed right below the camera setup, you might be confused into thinking that this is part of the camera itself.
Xiaomi also added IP52 rating for dustproof and water resistance, which is good to see on a budget phone. How great is that?
The phone houses 8GB RAM and 64GB internal memory that can be further expanded up to 256GB by using a microSD card.
Powerful MediaTek chipset:
This is the real USP of this phone. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first-ever smartphone to come up with Helio G90T chipset and this is the first time when the company has chosen a MediaTek chipset for its Pro version in the Note series.
Helio G90T is pretty powerful SoC with the latest ARM Cortex A-76 and Cortex A-55 cores. It is paired with Mali-G76 GPU which offers flagship-like performance. The chipset is paired with the 8GB LPDDR4x RAM which aids on the lag-free gaming even in HDR Ultra.
As it is a gaming smartphone, the chipset is accompanied by the liquid cooling system which controls the temperatures while having a prolong gameplay. According to Xiaomi, the liquid cooling feature would keep the phone about 4 to 6-degree cooler, enabling longer durations of gaming without a drop-in performance
Ample battery capacity:
The Redmi Note 8 Pro gets the monstrous 4500mAh battery unit. This phone also comes with 18W fast charging support, which is a refreshing addition to a budget smartphone.
The 64MP camera of Redmi Note 8 Pro certainly manages to pack a punch. The camera app has a dedicated 64MP mode, and in regular auto mode, it shoots at 16MP resolution.
In some of the shots we took, it was clear the camera captured more detail than what one expects on phones in this price range. But 64MP camera shots also mean they are heavier in size. The resolution is 9248×6936 for photos shot in this mode.
Other than 64MP camera, there are 3 other cameras consisting of 8MP ultra-wide sensor, 2MP depth sensor and 2MP microlens.
On the front, there is a 20MP camera on the front which captures remarkable pictures.