Xiaomi Redmi note 8 2021 edition is a stylish and affordable entry-level smartphone that features a sturdy glass body and lightweight plastic frame. The rear glass has been given a matte paint job that is overlayed by a glossy finish that features different gradients in different colour options. The most striking one is the blue variant, which features a wavy pattern that also changes colour along with the rear gradient. The camera module has been trimmed down to a slim long pill-shaped cutout that features all the camera sensors, as well as the fingerprint sensor. The front features a flat display that has a small tear-shaped cutout on the top centre for the selfie camera.