Redmi Note 8 Review: Smartphone 2 Millions with the Best Camera & Performance

Redmi Note 8 specifications

Price 3GB / 32GB IDR 1,999,000, 4GB / 64GB IDR 2,199,000, 6GB / 128GB IDR 2,799,000
Screen IPS LCD 6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19: 9 ratio
Dimension 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm
Chipset CPU: Snapdragon 665, Octa-core (4 × 2.0 GHz, 4 × 1.8 GHz); GPU: Adreno 610
RAM 3GB / 4GB / 6GB
Internal Storage 32GB, 64GB, 128GB (MicroSD expansion up to 256GB)
Rear Camera 48 MP f / 1.8 PDAF (Main Camera), 8 MP f / 2.2 (Ultra-Wide), 2 MP f / 2.4 (Macro), 2 MP f / 2.4 (Depth Sensor)
Front camera 13 MP
Battery 4,000 mAh
Connector USB Type-C
SIM card Dual SIM
Operating system MIUI 10 (Android 9 Pie)
Security Fingerprint & AI Face Unlock
Color Neptune Blue, Space Black & Moonlight White – Redmi Note 8 comes as another variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, with considerable improvements from its predecessor, the Redmi Note 7. Various major improvements can be seen from the processor sector used, design to the arrangement of four cameras consisting of a 48MP, 8MP main camera Ultra-Wide, 2MP depth sensor and also a 2MP macro lens.

Then what is the result of the camera produced by Redmi Note 8, which Xiaomi claims as a 48MP Superstar Camera, and also how it performs for activities Multitasking and also play games? Here is a review of Redmi Note 8 from

Design More Beautiful and Elegant with Gorilla Glass Wrap 5

The Redmi Note 8's design was inspired by its predecessor, the Redmi Note 7. However, this latest mobile from Xiaomi has a curved screen edge when compared to the Redmi Note 7, so it will make users more comfortable when gripping this phone.

The design

Redmi Note 8 comes in three color choices namely Neptune Blue, Space Black and Moonlight White. And that unit get is the unit with the color of Neptune Blue, which gives us the first impression of this phone that is “Beautiful & Elegant” with the S-Curve holographic design that is seen when exposed to light reflection.

Gorilla Glass 5

Gorilla Glass 5 – 2.5D protection on the front and rear body also adds to the overall design of this phone to look more elegant. The rear body is covered by Gorilla Glass 5, making this 2 million mobile phone look expensive, classy and premium for its class. On the back too, the Quad Camera settings on the left side of the body also add a perfect overall design to this phone.

At the top, there are still characteristics of Xiaomi phones, namely IR Blaster and there is also a Mic hole. At the bottom, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack hole, USB Type-C port, Mic hole and Speaker hole.

Screens with Good Brightness in All Lighting Situations

Redmi Note 8 comes with a 6.3-inch screen that has a screen resolution of 2280 x 1080p (FHD +) and has a 90% screen-to-body ratio so it is very convenient for watching videos or viewing photos. The Redmi Note 8's screen is not only large but also bright enough in all lighting situations, including even in the sun.

Redmi Note 8 screen

We use this phone to view social media, watch videos on YouTube and also play games. The screen on the Redmi Note 8 has also been verified by TUV Rheinland, and there are also features of sunlight mode, night mode and reading mode to increase user comfort.

2 Millions of Smartphones with the Best Cameras in Indonesia today

Similar to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the Redmi Note 8 also comes with four rear camera settings. The only difference is the resolution of the main camera used, this phone has a main camera with a resolution of 48MP, different from the Redmi Note 8 Pro which uses a main camera with a resolution of 64MP. Accordingly default the camera on this phone takes pictures in 12MP image resolution, to get photos with 48MP resolution the user must first select the 48MP menu in the camera application settings. This phone also features an 8MP ultrawide lens, depth sensor 2MP, and 2MP macro lenses.

48MP Quad Camera

When we tried the Redmi Note 8 camera directly, we were very satisfied with the results of the photos produced, the results of the resulting photo were amazing in good light or low light conditions. Although it is quite difficult to take focus when in low light, but by activating the feature Night Mode on this camera phone, the photos become brighter and better in low-light situations.

Ultra Wide Camera Results

Then if in a good light situation, the main camera with 12MP and 48MP resolution manages to produce extraordinary photos with lots of details and accurate colors. Lens Ultra-wide the Redmi Note 8 also managed to produce photos Wide in a pretty good width in our opinion.

When we try to take photos at night or low light conditions are also very satisfied. We get very detailed photos with colors that are also sharp at night, by using Night Mode or even just using the main camera with a resolution of 48MP.

Reliable Performance for Multitasking Activities and Games for Hours

In its specific data, Redmi Note 8 is an enhanced version of Redmi Note 7, including an increase in the spur kitchen sector. The Redmi Note 7 is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor and this phone is powered by a Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core processor with speeds up to 2.0 GHz and Adreno 610 graphics support. The Redmi Note 8 comes in three choices of RAM, 3GB, 4GB and 6GB. Users can also choose internal storage variants ranging from 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

For this unit that we use, we use Redmi Note 8 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. In the time we spent with cellphones, we found that this phone has a very smooth and good performance in multi-tasking or also when used to play games.

We use to use this cellphone as Daily Driver for about 2 weeks. For multitasking, we use this phone to open various types of social media applications or watch videos on YouTube, we are very satisfied with the performance of this phone without finding any problems.

We also tested the performance of this phone by using several Benchmark applications to find out the performance scores obtained accurately.

  • AnTuTu Benchmark: 16,8362
  • GeekBench: Single Core 313 – Multi Core 1294
  • PCMark Work 2.0: 6,602

Then we also use this phone to play games that require extra performance from the processor, RAM and graphics such as PUBG, Call of Duty to Asphalt 9. The result? We are really satisfied with the performance of this phone, we found no problems Lagging or Drop FPS when playing games that are quite heavy, even the resulting heat temperatures remain stable even though we use to play games for hours.

For the software sector, it has been running on MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. One of the most unique things about this latest mobile from Xiaomi is that there is a feature Clear Speaker which is useful for cleaning the dust that adheres to the speaker hole, so that the performance of the speaker will continue to be optimal.

Clear Speaker Feature

Feature Clear Speaker this can be found on the menu Settings> Additional Settings> Speaker. After activating this feature, the speaker will make a static sound for 30 seconds which is claimed to be useful for removing dust in the speaker hole.

All Day Long Battery Life with 18W Fast Charging Support

In the battery sector We can say that this phone has exceptional battery power. This phone is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery capacity. When we use this phone to open various types of social media applications or watch videos on YouTube, this phone can last up to 13 more hours. And if we use this cellphone to play games, the battery can last up to 8 hours.

Redmi Note 8 is equipped with a USB Type-C port that supports Fast Charging 18W. With the support of Fast Charging 18W, this phone only takes about 1.5 hours to be fully charged from 0% to 100%.

The advantages of Redmi Note 8

  • High performance for Multitasking and Games
  • The camera's quality detail and color are accurate in all light situations
  • A sturdy and strong body wrapped in Gorilla Glass 5
  • S-Curve holographic design that adds to the impression of luxury
  • Large selection of RAM and storage variants

Lack of Redmi Note 8

  • Many Bloatware applications and annoying notifications from MIUI


Redmi Note 8 starts at Rp. 1,999,000 for the smallest variant of 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. Other variants with 4GB + 64GB RAM and 6 + 128GB are priced at Rp. 2,199,000 and Rp. 2,799,000.

Overall, the Redmi Note 8 is a very impressive smartphone. With a price of only Rp. 2,799,000 for the top series (6GB / 128GB), extraordinary camera results obtained, beautiful and elegant design and exceptional performance in our opinion are very worth the price offered.


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