Redmi is a sub-brand of Xiaomi and is well known for making a mid-range device with good features. Redmi smartphones hype has been drastically increased in Nepal as the Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro was a grand success for the company. So maintaining the Note series smartphones prestige, Redmi had launched the Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro with even more powerful hardware and impressive features at a mid-range price.
So, today let us have a look at the specifications and features of both this device and find out why these two phones are the best smartphones to buy under Rs 35,000.
Redmi Note 8 Specifications
The Redmi Note 8 is the cheaper variant that comes with a 6.3 inches LCD display with a small waterdrop style notch at the top. The front and rear glass are also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which will surely help to resist a small fall. We can still see some thin bezels in this device at the bottom with a Redmi logo. But overall at this price range, it has a good display.
The main highlight of the Note 8 is the Quad rear camera. It has a 48 MP Primary Lens, 8 MP Ultra-wide lens, 2 MP Macro Lens, 2 MP depth sensor. All this lens is placed vertically on the upper side. Talking about the selfie snapper, it is 13 MP lens fixed in the front notch.
This type Redmi has used the latest new release Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor which is paired with 4 GB and 6 GB RAM along with 64 GB and 128 GB internal storage. With this hardware setup gaming, some high graphics games won’t be an issue.
You will see a fingerprint scanner at the rear panel which is good. As we do not get to see fast performing in-display fingerprint reader in budget smartphones. The phone has a 4000 mAh Battery with b support. Other features like USB-Type C Port, the Headphone jack is still present in the device.
It is available in three color options– Dream Blue, Meteorite Black, and white.
Price in Nepal: Rs 18,999 (4 GB + 64 GB) and Rs 23,999 (6 GB + 128 GB)
Redmi Note 8 Pro Specifications
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is an expensive option and is designed as a gaming smartphone. The device is not only an option for gamers but also for photography. As it also has a Quad rear camera setup with 64 MP Primary Lens (Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 Sensor), 8 MP Ultra-wide lens, 2 MP Macro Lens and b. Redmi Note 8 Pro is probably the first device to feature a 64 MP lens. I hope it will soon feature a 108 MP lens in its upcoming Mi Note 10.
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Redmi Note 8 Pro has a 6.53 inch LCD display with a 1080p resolution and a small waterdrop notch.
Performance-wise the phone is powered by MediaTek Helio G90T Octa-core processor. As said earlier it is designed as a gaming phone. It also has a liquid cooling system that can handle thermal heat occurring during gameplay. The phone is paired with 6 GB, 8 GB RAM and 64 GB, 128 GB ROM.
Other features of this smartphone are it still has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C Port, IP52 Water, and dust resistance, 20 MP selfie snapper, MIUI 10 with Android 9, 4500 mAh Battery with 18W fast charging.
It is available in three color options– Pearl White, Ice Emerald and Electric Light Grey
Price in Nepal: Rs 26,999 (6 GB + 64 GB), Rs 29,999 (6 GB + 128 GB), Rs 32,999 (8 GB + 128 GB)
Like the Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro this Note 8 series smartphones are also perfect too but mid-range devices. It is the best we can get under Rs 35,000. Also with the Note 8 Pro higher 8 GB variant gaming high graphics android games won’t be an issue. Plus point the device has Alexa built-in so you can control your device easily. So, looking for mid-tier smartphones go for the Note 8 series smartphones.