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Xiaomi Redmi 8, a Million Cellphone with the Best Camera | Droidcops

Xiaomi has a habit of launching devices in every price segment. This allows users to have more flexibility to choose a device that fits their budget.

Speaking of hardware, we know very well that Xiaomi often mixes price and specs right, and the Redmi 8 comes with that as well. The Redmi 8 offers everything you’d expect from a $1 million smartphone, including dual-cameras and 4GB of RAM.

Talking about Redmi 8, Xiaomi’s 1 million cellphone with dual cameras and 4 GB of RAM. Droidcops will provide a review of this latest Xiaomi product for you. Previously, Droidcops also briefly reviewed the Xiaomi Redmi 8A and also the older brother Redmi Note 8 Pro. The following are the results of a review conducted on Redmi 8.

Redmi 8 body looks fantastic

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This smartphone can be said to be good, in addition to having a modern appearance, the UI is also cool. Redmi 8 also already has a Dot Drop on the top screen and thin bezels. A smartphone priced at 1 million is rarely seen as having a premium look. But in fact, the black color variant of Redmi 8 looks very elegant and shiny.

The curve of this million cellphone provides comfort for you when holding it. Typing on the phone with one hand is also easy.
In addition to the camera, on the back of the Redmi 8 body there is also a fingerprint sensor which is located slightly higher than other phones.

Redmi 8 screen

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Redmi 8 features a 6.22-inch LCD screen with HD+ resolution. Colors on the screen are sharp and show good contrast. The level of darkness or density of the screen is also very good. Even so, you can still view apps and content with the Redmi 8 in bright sunlight.

The display color temperature for the tester falls into the soft category. Especially when reading, the levels tend to be dim.

Redmi 8, a million cellphone using Snapdragon

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Redmi 8 is included in the million cellphone class using Snapdragon. The smartphone is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439 chipset and comes in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants.

The testers themselves use the Xiaomi Redmi 8 4GB RAM. During the device test process, Redmi 8 was still using MIUI However, in the midst of testing, Xiaomi provided an update for MIUI 11.0.3 with the December 2019 security patch.

The performance given is quite significant, the lag problem that previously existed in MIUI 10, feels lighter.

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Redmi 8 camera

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On the Redmi 8, you will find the presence of a 12 MP f / 1.8 + 2 MP dual camera on the back. While on the front, there is an 8 MP camera for selfies. Let’s talk about the photography side of the Redmi 8 rear camera first. Daytime pictures taken using the Redmi 8 are quite good.

The colors are pretty close to natural tones and the overall image looks good too. The Xiaomi Redmi 8 rear camera is equipped with an autofocus feature. In addition, several shooting modes are also available in it.

Moving to the front camera, the selfie sector is usually the most enjoyed by millennial teenagers. The good thing is that the Redmi 8 has pretty good daytime selfie results.

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If you keep your phone very stable, you will also get great detail in selfies. However, if you have a shaky hand, it may take a few tries to get a good, steady result.

The Redmi 8 camera has a natural depth effect, especially the picture results are very good, especially when in portrait mode. Testers found the Redmi 8 consistently exposed the background quite well.

As explained earlier, Redmi 8 also allows portrait shooting from the selfie camera with good results. It’s just that, for the size of a million cellphones, don’t expect close pixel details, because that’s impossible.

xiaomi redmi 8 photo results

Shooting in low light with the Redmi 8 isn’t too bad, it just takes proper focus and no shake. This is to avoid blurry results because the autofocus is very soft.

Basically, at night the Redmi 8 tries to absorb as much light as possible and this sometimes makes the colors look less natural. Talk about noise, it’s still at a reasonable limit.

Redmi 8 allows video recording at resolutions up to 1080p at 30 fps. At this resolution and frame rate, videos look good. Lots of detail and good colors, but unfortunately not reinforced by the presence of good Image Stabilization.

For those who often use video calls, you must be in an area with sufficient light to get the best picture quality. Luckily, the stability in selfie videos is a bit better although not perfect, the colors and details in it are quite good.

Interestingly, the testers also briefly compared the Redmi 8 camera to the cheaper Redmi 8A. And you can see from some of the samples in the Redmi 8A review, a cheap cell phone of 1 million with type-C.


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Redmi 8 has a pretty good battery capacity. This 1 million cellphone carries a 5,000 mAh battery that is equipped with support for fast charging up to 18 W. In the package, there is an adapter with a capacity of 10 W. To get a maximum power of 18 W, the adapter is sold separately.

On moderate usage, like using social media apps, playing games for a few hours, watching some videos and with some apps running in the background, the Redmi 8 battery can easily last a day and a half. You can stretch it to two days if the usage is lighter than that.

xiaomi redmi 8

Charging the Redmi 8 from zero percent to fifty takes 35 to 40 minutes. If you are someone who is always on the go, then maybe you should consider the 18W charger that the testers mentioned above.

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Overall, the Redmi 8 offers a great design, great display, great battery life, decent camera, and an attractive UI. Well worth it, for a million less you actually get a pretty decent daily driver with the Redmi 8. What’s more, there’s a 24-month warranty.

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