Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (2021)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 edition is a nice upgrade over the original Note 8 that features a slightly refreshed design and more powerful internals.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (2021)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (2021)

Editor Rating

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.


Bottom Line

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 2021 version is a nice upgrade over the popular Note 8 smartphone that features a nice display, a reliable processor, usable cameras and a small slow-charging battery.


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Basic Details
Form Factor Bar
Year 2021
Announced Date Tuesday May 25, 2021
Released Date Thursday May 27, 2021
Warranty 1 Year
Versions M1908C3JGG
SAR 0.97 W/kg (head)
0.75 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.57 W/kg (head)
0.94 W/kg (body)
Variants 4GB/64GB,$169
Network & Connectivity
SIM Slots Dual
SIM Size Nano-SIM
Network 2G, 3G, 4G
Network Technology GSM, HSPA, LTE
Network Speed HSPA, LTE-A
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40
5G Bands
Extra Network
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
Connectivity Features USB Type-C 2.0
FM Radio
Infrared Port
Dual Band Wi-Fi
Body & Design
Height 158.3 mm
Width 75.3 mm
Thickness 8.4 mm
Weight 190 g
IP Rating
Colours Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black
Body Features Glass Front
Plastic Frame
Glass Back
Screen & Display
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Screen Size 6.3 inches
Screen To Body Ratio 81.7%
Ppi 409
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-Touch
Bezel-less Display Yes, with Tear Drop Display
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features 500 nits Brightness
Reading Mode
Sunlight Display
Dark Mode
1500:1 Contrast Ratio
Hardware & Performance
Chipset Mediatek MT6769Z Helio G85 (12nm)
Processor Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics Mali-G52 MC2
Storage 64GB, 128GB
Storage Features eMMC 5.1
Card Slot Yes, MicroSDXC
AnTuTu 180195 (v8), 165779 (v9)
GeekBench 5259 (v4.4), 1314 (v5.1)
GFXBench 8.7fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Camera & Multimedia
Rear Camera 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide)
8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Rear Camera Video 1080p@30/120fps
Front Camera 13 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Front Camera Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Gyro-EIS
Phase Detection AutoFocus
LED Flash
Night Mode
AI Beautify
Time-Lapse Video
Video Stabilization
Speakers Yes, with Mono Speaker
Multimedia Features
Battery & Charging
Battery Type Li-Po (Lithium Polymer)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Charging Port USB-C
Charging Speed 18W
Fast Charging 18W
Wireless Charging
Reverse Charging
Reverse Wireless Charging
OS & Software
Operating System Android OS
OS Version Android 11
Custom UI MIUI
Custom UI Version 12.5
Sensors & Features
Sensors Fingerprint - Button
Magnetometer / Compass
Ambient Light Sensor
IR Blaster
Features Linear Motor
AI Face Unlock

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