The long-awaited Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro were newly released on August 29. They once again bring us many surprises, especially for the significant upgrade in the camera, as both the two smartphones offer quad rear cameras.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro impressed us a lot for its whopping 64MP primary lens, which is rarely seen even on high-end smartphones. Moreover, we can get the newly upgraded generation with an unchanged price.
So what upgrades does the new Redmi Note 8 series phones bring us compared to its predecessor Redmi Note 7 Pro? Is it worthy for us to upgrade to the new one? Let's make a detailed comparison of some critical aspects including their specs, design, camera, processor and so
First, let's make a head-to-head specs comparison of the three Redmi Note series phones.
All the three smartphones come with a waterdrop screen, but the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro have a smaller notch and more narrow bezels. In terms of the screen size, the Redmi Note 8 Pro adopts a 6.53-inch screen, which is larger than the 6.3-inch display on the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 7 Pro.
On the back, the three smartphones offer a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, while their camera set-up is different. The Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro are equipped with vertically arranged quad rear cameras, while the Redmi Note 7 Pro is equipped with dual rear cameras.
In other aspects, all the three smartphones offer a USB Type-C charging port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Compared to the dual rear cameras on the predecessor Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Redmi Note 8 series phones make some significant improvements on the camera. Both Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 are paired with quad rear cameras.
The difference is that the Redmi Note 8 Pro first launches the 64MP primary lens with large 1/1.7” sensor, which is the highest level camera specs so far. In addition to the 64MP primary camera, the Redmi Note 8 Pro also has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP microlens, and a 2MP depth sensor.
While the quad rear cameras of the Redmi Note 8 consist of a 48MP primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP microlens, and a 2MP depth lens.
The Redmi Note 7 Pro only offers dual rear cameras, consisting of a 48MP primary lens and a 5MP lens.
In terms of the front camera, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is equipped with a 20MP front camera, while the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 7 Pro have a lower 13MP front camera.
Therefore, the camera difference of the three smartphones is pronounced. It is no doubt that the Redmi Note 8 Pro will bring you the best photography qualities, and the standard Redmi Note 8 will perform better than the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
As the three smartphones are positioned as the budget mid-range smartphones, so they will not be equipped with a high-end processor like Snapdragon 855. However, they still adopt different processors.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first smartphone to launch MTK Helio G90T chip. The Redmi Note 8 is powered by Snapdragon 665 chip, and the Redmi Note 7 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 675 chip.
Redmi Note 8 Pro MTK Helio G90T chip
Among the three processors, the MTK Helio G90T offers the best performance. According to Xiaomi's official introduction at the launch event, the MTK Helio G90T performs much better than the Snapdragon 710, and it is on a par with Kirin 810.
The Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 675 are the same series processors, so it's difficult for users to detect their difference. However, when we compare their Antutu benchmark score, there are still some differences. The total benchmark score of the Snapdragon 675 is higher than that of Snapdragon 665.
Therefore, Redmi Note 8 Pro will bring you the best CPU performance. However, users may feel disappointed that the new Redmi Note 8 adopts the downgraded Snapdragon 665 Processor, which is even inferior to the Snapdragon 675 on its predecessor Redmi Note 7 Pro.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro offers the largest 4500mAh battery, while the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 7 Pro offer a 4000mAh battery. Meanwhile, all of them support 18W fast charging.
In other aspects, all three smartphones support Infrared remote control. Besides, the Redmi Note 8 Pro also supports the NFC function, with which users can conveniently take a bus or take the subway or finish the payment with no need to make money.
Although the Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro offer some significant upgrades in many specs, there is not a much price increase. The Redmi Note 8 Pro 6+128GB edition is priced at 1599 yuan (about $224). The Redmi Note 8 6+128GB edition is priced at 1399 yuan ($196), which is the same as that of the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Absolutely yes, as every customer is willing to get the upgraded products with the unchanged price. Moreover, with the same cheap price, you will get a good smartphone with quad rear cameras.
Additionally, if you don't mind spending an additional $28, I recommend you to choose the Redmi Note 8 Pro, as it will bring you better overall performance, especially in camera and processor.
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