Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review

28 September 2019, 17:01:59

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is available at promotional prices on Banggood in a 6GB+64GB variant and a 6GB+128GB version.

Design, build and controls

In a similar fashion to the Redmi Note 7 series, the Redmi Note 8 Pro combines 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for the front, 3D curved glass on the back and a plastic frame that has a glossy finish. The front glass has an oleophobic coating to minimize fingerprints residue and the whole body features a P2i nano-hydrophobic coating. This is a uniform water-repellent film on the surface of the handset which protects it against splashes of liquids and makes draining easier. Actually, Xiaomi specifies IP52 rating for resistance to splashes and when we opened up the SIM tray, we saw a red rubber sealant around its port. We imagine similar sealants are placed on the rest of the ports as well. The model is available in Mineral Grey, Pearl White, and Forest Green colours. We are reviewing a Mineral Grey version. Compared to the Redmi Note 7 series, the Redmi Note 8 Pro offers a larger display and a larger battery. However, its physical dimensions are not very different from the previous models. There are not so many commercially available smartphones that have a similar display and battery size class - 6.53 inches and 4500 mAh, respectively. Of those, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is only a bit wider and higher with a width of 76.4 mm and a height of 161.35 mm. The handset is 8.79 mm thin, which is very typical for this particular size class, and weighs 199.8 grammes, which is quite average as well. In terms of ergonomics, the handset is comfortable to hold and operate with one hand. In case you are in a situation that's not comfortable for one-handed operation in this particular size, you can always switch on the one-handed mode from the settings which shrinks what's displayed on the screen. The Redmi Note 8 Pro ups the screen-to-body ratio, compared to the previous model. It is now 85.9% - that's 4.3% more than the previous one. The top and side bezels are around 1.7 mm thin, while the bottom one is 4 mm thin. The waterdrop notch for the front camera can be "hidden" from the settings. That is to say - the area around it is switched off and you get a shorter display area with an increased forehead. The earpiece is centrally positioned between the display panel and the frame. Right below it, to the right of the camera, you can see the light and proximity sensors. The navigation bar is on-screen only and can be customized. As usual, if you want to enjoy full display experience, you can completely switch it off and use gestures instead. The 3D curved glass panel on the back has a camera module that's vertically aligned in the centre of the upper half of the body. It contains the main shooter, the depth sensor, the ultra-wide camera, and the capacitive fingerprint sensor. To its right, there's a module for the dual-LED flash and the macro camera. The Redmi logo is also vertically aligned but in the lower half of the body. On the top frame, there are an infrared port and a microphone. On the bottom one, there's the main microphone, a super-linear speaker, USB Type-C port and 3.5 mm jack. The left frame is where the hybrid, dual-SIM tray resides, while the Volume and Power buttons are positioned on the right frame. The frame and buttons are coloured in the same way as the rear shell. The tactile experience is excellent.

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