With the imminent arrival of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro in Spain, many are asking the following question: should I make the leap from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 to this model? Although it comes with a similar design with a notch on the front to house the camera for selfies, it is true that it includes improved features. Among them we can mention higher performance thanks to a higher processor, more RAM and storage, as well as four cameras instead of two, which will make photography lovers much happier.
To all this you have to add a higher resolution selfie camera or a larger capacity battery. If you have doubts about whether it is better to change or wait, or you think that the improvements can be very useful directly , do not stop reading. Below we review the main differences between the two.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
|screen||LTPS Incell 6.3 inches, FullHD + resolution 2,340 x 1,080, 19.5: 9||6.53 inches with Full HD + resolution (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) and IPS LCD technology|
|Main chamber||48 megapixels + 5 megapixels|
|Camera for selfies||13 megapixels||20 megapixels and f / 2.0 focal aperture|
|Internal memory||32/64 GB||64 or 128 GB|
|Extension||micro SD||microSD up to 256GB|
|Processor and RAM||Snapdragon 660 2GHz, 3/4 GB RAM||Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali G76 GPU, 6 and 8 GB of RAM|
|Battery||4,000 mAh, fast charging 18W||4,500 mAh with fast charge Quick Charge 4.0 (18W)|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie / MIUI 10||Android 9 Pie under MIUI 10|
|Connections||Bluetooth 5.0, LTE 4G, GPS, AGPS and GLONASS, USB Type-C, FM Radio, Infrared||4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 ac dual band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, headphone jack, FM radio, NFC and USB type C|
|SIM||nano SIM||nano SIM|
|Design||Glass and plastic on edges with raindrop notch||Glass and aluminum construction / Colors: Mineral Gray, Pearl White, Forest Green|
|Dimensions||159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm, 186 grams||161.3 x 76.4 x 8.8 millimeters and 199 grams|
|Featured Features||Rear fingerprint reader, Artificial Intelligence in photographic section||Software face unlock, fingerprint sensor, infrared port for remote control functions, 18W fast charge and IP52 protection|
|Release date||Available||September 26|
|Price||From 180 euros||From 230 euros|
Design and display
If we put one next to the other, we will immediately realize that the design of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has evolved slightly when compared to that of the Note 7. The panel has smaller frames (with a screen-to-body ratio around the 90%), which makes the screen have a greater prominence. However, the notch or notch in the shape of a drop of water is still maintained to house the front sensor.
If we turn it around, we also see differences. The Note 7 includes a double sensor located in the upper left in a vertical position. Its design is very neat and clean. E l Note 8 Pro is more suited to the times, with four chambers in the heart, but still lacking fingerprint reader right in the middle. This change in the placement of the cameras may annoy some users who make more use of the fingerprint sensor and are afraid to put their finger on the camera lens. In terms of measurements, the Note 7 is somewhat more stylish: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 millimeters and 186 grams of weight vs the 161.3 x 76.4 x 8.8 millimeters and 199 grams of weight of the Redmi Note 8 Pro.
Regarding the size of the panel, it has grown slightly. From the 6.3 inches of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 it has been increased to 6.53 inches. Of course, the resolution is still Full HD + (2,340 x 1,080 pixels).
Processor and memory
If neither the design nor the increase of the screen seem enough reasons to change the generation, it is possible that the performance will convince you. The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro houses inside a Helio G90T processor, one of the most powerful from Mediatek, accompanied by 6 or 8 GB of RAM and a storage of 64 or 128 GB. For its part, the Redmi Note 7 arrived with a 2GHz Snapdragon 660 along with 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal space. It is, therefore, an obvious improvement that will help us to use more demanding applications, such as some current games.
Xiaomi has also improved the photographic section of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. It has equipped it with four main cameras, all of them grouped in the same elongated module located in the central part. These are made up of a 64-megapixel main sensor, along with a second 8-megapixel wide-angle camera , a third 2-megapixel depth-of-field lens, and a fourth macro sensor, also 2-megapixel, to capture images at close range. .
For selfies we have a single 20 megapixel sensor, which is a bit different from the 13 megapixels of the Redmi Note 7. We must remember that this terminal landed on the market with two main cameras, 48 + 5 megapixels.
The battery has also grown slightly. From the 4,000 mAh of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 it has been increased to 4,500 mAh in this Redmi Note 8 Pro. Fast charging is still common: Quick Charge 4.0 (18W).
The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro will go on sale in Spain on September 26 in two versions:
- Redmi Note 8 Pro with 6 + 64GB: 250 euros (230 euros in promotion)
- Redmi Note 8 Pro with 6 + 128GB: 270 euros.