Processors: MediaTek Helio G80 vs Snapdragon 665

MediaTek microprocessors are a priori economical, they are not the best chips on the market, and they do not have the best reputation due to excessive heat under load. This means that they are inefficiently distributing the energy of the battery, or, in other words, they are gluttonous. In this regard, Qualcomm hardware (Snapdragon) is better.

But let’s look at the numbers, benchmark test results.

  • Redmi 9 1325
  • Redmi Note 8T 1179
  • Redmi 9 362
  • Redmi Note 8T 311
  • Redmi 9 201829
  • Redmi Note 8T 174685

Impartial: the hardware on the Redmi 9 is better. Although it is a 12nm chip, it indicates higher test results. If power is of fundamental importance, then it is better to take Redmi Note 8T, or even better not to take any of them, since both phones are weak and obviously not suitable for games.


Redmi Note 8T belongs to the mid-range devices. You should not count on flagship properties or appearance here.

The design is familiar to modern phones, both front and back. The device is protected by glass with protection against scratches, the frame is made of aluminum.

At the front is a screen with a small cutout at the top for a selfie camera. The speaker is located at the top of the device. The bottom bezel is wide enough. Many modern phones have narrower bezels.

There are four cameras in the back and two flashes in the upper left corner. In the center is a fingerprint scanner, which works quickly and clearly. Since this is not a flagship, there is no fingerprint scanner inside the screen. It is unlikely, based on the beliefs of functionality, this is a defect.

The phone is available in three colors: pure white, grayish and blue. Under the rays of the sun, the devices shimmer in different colors.

Among the shortcomings is the fact that the camera module is not quite thin. To get rid of this defect, just put on the cover from the delivery set.

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On the right side of the case is the power button, next to it are the volume buttons. On the back of the device you will find a compartment for installing 2 nano SIM cards and a memory card. This is not a hybrid bay, so all three cards can be installed at once.


The bottom edge of the case houses the main speaker, USB-C connector, microphone and 3.5 mm jack. The presence of the latter here is especially pleasant, as more and more manufacturers get rid of this connector.

The upper edge of the case houses an infrared detector and a noise canceling microphone.

As already stated, the Note 8 and Note 8T design is almost the same apart from the colors. There are no questions about the build quality and materials.

Wide possibilities for general diagnostics

GE engineers also built the device’s broad capabilities for general ultrasonic research. An expanded set of available functions will allow you to change the system for your own tasks very well and profitably.

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  • Auto IMT a tool for automatically determining the boundaries and thickness of the intima-media complex and performing the necessary calculations.
  • B-Flow non-Doppler imaging of blood flow in vessels with improved spatial and temporal resolution features, makes it possible to assess blood flow and structure of vascular walls without the limitations of typical Doppler techniques.
  • BFI Provides Enhanced Hemodynamic Imaging.
  • Virtual convex function provides a wider field of view on linear probes.
  • Logiqview development of panoramic scanning, which allows visualization of large anatomical objects within the 1st image.
  • Additional sensors for general research work.

Now we will check them, now we will compare them

As soon as I finished the review of Vivo V17, as the text was given Redmi Note 8T, which can be considered a more readily available analogue. Even the cameras are the same here:

  • 48 MP main camera, 1/2 inch matrix, f / 1.75 aperture
  • 8MP wide-angle camera, 1.12um pixel size, f / 2.2 aperture
  • Macro camera 2 MP, pixel size 1.75 microns, aperture f / 2.4, autofocus
  • Depth detector at 2 MP
  • 13MP front camera, 1.12μm pixel size, f / 2.0 aperture

Plus Redmi lies in the autofocus macro camera module. Not God knows that, but when shooting a photo it will still be easier. In addition, the Note 8T can record 4K-.

What’s with the main camera? Shoots very well in all lighting criteria. There is not a lot of noise, there are practically no relics. Indoors, detail drops, but the picture is not greatly aggravated. What amused me the most was the natural colors and the precise balance of the pure white. Below you can see the comparisons with the Vivo V17. The following comment: the pictures on Redmi have better detail, less contour sharpness, more natural colors; Vivo’s indoor shots make the picture brighter.

The width of the Redmi Note 8T shoots mediocre, but better than the Vivo V17, especially in the darkness.

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Macro photos are monotonous, plus or minus, but Redmi has autofocus, which will help you catch Focus more precisely. As you know, there is practically no sense from 2 MP frames, since it is easier to take an ordinary picture at 48 MP and crop it to a suitable size. Below is an example. Note that the crop is from 48 MP and is slightly more detailed, and better in dynamic spectrum and colors.

I liked 4K: the picture is spotless, the colors are pleasant. Getting a phone for 14,000 rubles that can make 4K videos is cool. The wide-angle camera writes FullHD. The image is good, measured. By the way, you can still record macro, but here the resolution is only HD.

If you want very smooth. then switch to FullHD 60 frames. Is slowed down to 240 fps.

The front camera is high quality. Again, nice and crisp colors. At night, the phone screen acts as a flash. Writes in FullHD resolution.

Total: Redmi Note 8T in terms of photo properties and amused me a lot.


Naturally, Redmi Note 8T runs on Google Android operating system version 9 with MIUI 10 proprietary shell. You can read its review at the link below.

What for what?

In connection with the release of the Note 9 line, all old Note 8 phones fell in price, including the Note 8T. On the snow-white market, it costs 13 thousand rubles, you can find it for 12 (in BERU, for example). It’s not worth taking it on a grayish one, although there are even lower. 10.5 thousand on average.

The Redmi 9 phone is new, and it is not on sale in the white market yet. But in the 3/32 GB modification on the grayish market, it costs 10,200-10,500 rubles, like the Redmi Note 8T. It is reasonable that reliable sellers will have comparable plus or minus.

In terms of price, there are no big differences between phones in one price category, at least.

Where discussions are saved

Where are the discussion records in Xiaomi? All of the audio files of the prepared conversations are sent to a specific folder. How to find it on Xiaomi phones? For example, on a Xiaomi Redmi 8 phone, the search method will be as follows:

  • Open the “Explorer” folder;
  • In the upper right corner, click “Storage”;
  • An alphabetical list of all folders stored on the phone will appear, you need to select “MIUI”;
  • Select the “sound_recorder” directory;
  • Open the file repository with the title “call_rec”, where to find and listen to the needed conversation.

List of Xiaomi phones with call recording

MIUI has great functionality. The shell is armed with numerous programs. The peculiarity of Xiaomi phones is that regardless of the model, they can all record telephone conversations. The feature is available in all MIUI versions. The function is provided by default. The built-in voice recorder records perfectly even on economical and old models.

Pure Android phones lack this feature. These include the following models:

The only option to save discussions is to install the app from Google

In this case, if the owner of the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro or older phones is uncomfortable with the constant activation of this function, engineers at Xiaomi have provided for the possibility of permanent call recording. But to activate it, you will have to make light manipulations in the settings of the mobile device.

You should start the functions of the discussion recording process on Xiaomi by pressing the green “Phone” button. The next step is to click on the button at the very bottom of the monitor on the left in the form of 3 stripes located one above the other. The “Main menu” will open with 2 large buttons “Antispam” and “Settings” click on the last one. On the screen that opens, we find “Call Recording” and turn on the “Record Calls Automatically” tab.

  • All incoming calls on the phone;
  • Calls of certain subscribers (the necessary contacts are entered at the discretion of the owner of the phone);
  • Chatting with unfamiliar numbers.

To be sure that the automatic recording is saved in the device’s memory, it is enough to use the switch to set the mode on the execution of notifications.

social networks:

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At the end of last year, Xiaomi’s management announced the separation of the Mi and Redmi brands. The products of the first have a premium, flagship status, and Redmi devices are positioned as economical. The phones of the latter, balanced in design and features, due to their low cost, have always attracted special interest in our area. At the moment, our guest is a phone that breaks sales records. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T.

How to turn on

For Xiaomi phone owners, it is quite easy to record discussions. The manufacturer took care of the buyers. It is possible to record once or create a record of all discussions with subscribers.

Design and ergonomics

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is a 6.3-inch phone, the non-separable body of which is protected on both sides by Gorilla Glass 5. The sides are made of plastic and painted in the color of the back panel.

On the sides and on top of the front side, the frame does not take up much space, but at the bottom there is a remarkable protrusion, the so-called “chin”. So that the place is not empty, the brand logo was placed on it. Above the screen, in the teardrop notch, is the front camera.

What I didn’t like was the lack of a notification indicator. I don’t know if it is possible to significantly save on this during production, but without it it is inconvenient, and I would prefer to pay extra.

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On the back panel, the camera block is visible. It is located vertically and protrudes significantly above the surface of the rear panel.

This feature is inherent not only to the guest of the review, but also to other models, and not only Xiaomi. This decision is not at all a whim of the designers, it is dictated by purely practical motives. The design of a modern camera is influenced by the size of the matrix and the complex design of the lenses. To hide the unit flush, you will have to make the case thicker, and this is unlikely to be liked by anyone.

There is a flash LED and a fingerprint scanner next to the camera.

All controls and connectors are in ordinary and comfortable places.

On the top edge there is a noise canceling microphone and an IR transmitter window. Above the hole, at the junction between the side edge and the screen, there is an earpiece. On the left side edge there is a SIM card tray (it supports the installation of 2 nanoSIM cards plus microSD memory cards). This is definitely a big plus, you can immediately connect to two operators and expand, if necessary, the internal memory of the device. In particular, such an opportunity will be useful to those who purchase one of the younger models of the line, where internal memory, by today’s standards, is not so small.

On the right side there is a power button and a volume rocker. Below you can find a USB Type-C connector, a double hole for the main microphone, a multimedia speaker and a mini-jack for connecting a wired headset.

In general, it is already difficult to call such an extraordinary appearance at the moment. In the hand, Redmi Note 8T lies comfortably, although it feels slightly powerful, but in general there are no questions about ergonomics. Those who are accustomed to using devices with a plastic case may complain about the huge weight of 200 grams, for their such weight will be unusual at first. The dimensions of the phone are 161 x 75 x 8.6 mm. It is presented in several colors: gray, blue and white.

How to listen on Xiaomi

The Xiaomi conversation is recorded in MP3 format. It can be played both on the phone and on other devices that support this format. Sound quality everywhere will be on top.

It should be borne in mind that the size of the folder for saving audio files on the Redmi Note 8T, well, on other models of the Chinese brand Xiaomi, has a limited capacity. It is recommended to periodically listen to and delete tracks that are not needed in the future.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is an affordable NFC-enabled camera phone. Platform and performance

An eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 with Adreno 610 graphics is used as a processor. This is a mid-level ARM chip, so you shouldn’t count on the highest performance. The model has several modifications with 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64/128 GB of memory. The phone does not have the fastest eMMC memory, judging by the test results no higher than the fifth version (the manufacturer had to take care of something).

Throttling appears under heavy load for a long time. In the CPU Throttling test, the processor sank to 71% of its higher performance in 15 minutes. But in practice, Redmi Note 8T behaves without any lags or brakes, the interface is drawn smoothly and quickly, but playing demanding games at huge settings will not work.

As for the network and wireless communication, we can highlight the support for 2 SIM-cards and VoLTE technology (to improve the characteristics of voice transmission). It is not yet available for Ukrainian subscribers, but the fact that it works on the phone is great.

The device is equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth version 5.0. Also, Redmi Note 8T has NFC. this is an indisputable plus of any device, fans of the brand will be pleased. over, in big cities, the contactless payment method is gaining momentum. it is comfortable and convenient.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T runs on Google9.0 operating system.

Even before testing began, the phone received an update in the form of a proprietary MIUI 11.0.3 shell. She, as usual, is replete with options and will delight lovers of customization. The user interface was exchanged in the fresh shell, but nothing radically new, apart from a significant update to personalized use, was found.

For IPS lovers

Gradually, IPS technology fades into the background, and this seems to me a sad trend. At least until the moment when engineers come up with AMOLED matrices without PWM. Yes, modern devices have a function of partial elimination of flicker, but this is a kind of “crutch”. It works, but not on the entire range of the screen matrix backlight.

In general, the Redmi Note 8T uses a 6.3-inch IPS-matrix with a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels, the aspect ratio here is 19.5: 9.

The maximum brightness of white is 450 cd / m2, the minimum is 0.4 cd / m2, the contrast is 1100: 1. Here is an excellent IPS-matrix without color distortion at the corners. Behaves well in the light.

Contents of delivery

  • Smartphone
  • Silicone transparent case
  • Network adapter
  • USB cable
  • A clip for removing the SIM card tray
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card

Memory, chipset, performance

This model has several modifications with 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64/128 GB of memory. I had a 4/64 GB device on my review.

Let’s see what he has with the speed of RAM: 5100 MB / s is a weak result, usually smartphones in the price category 10,000. 15,000 rubles.

Built-in memory: for writing. sad 80 MB / s, for reading. 260 MB / s. Overall, very mediocre. It becomes clear that the manufacturer clearly saved on RAM and built-in memory. Think Vivo V17 with 8GB RAM and 5000MB / s speed.

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Another strange moment. The model is equipped with 64 GB, but only 48 GB is available, with about 40 GB free. That is, buying a 64 GB smartphone, in fact, you get only 40 GB.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 is used as a processor: the announcement of the summer of 2019, 8xKryo 260 up to 2 GHz, 11 nm, graphics Adreno 610. A platform for relatively affordable smartphones of the mid-low price category. Actually, this is where Redmi Note 8T comes in.

In the performance test Antutu Benchmark, the device gets about 180,000 points. In real life, Redmi Note 8T behaves without any lags or brakes. It copes well with games: the popular Call Of Duty runs great at medium settings, but at maximum you can feel a drop in frames, and a serious one.

Controls and connectors

For the first time in many years of testing smartphones, I saw a double microphone hole. Usually either one or 3, 4, and so on. The two holes look odd. Next to them is a 3.5 mm jack, and to the right are USB-C and a speakerphone.

On the right is the power button and volume rocker. Small in size, with a clear and confident stroke. On the left is a non-combined SIM and memory card slot.

Above is an additional microphone and an IR transmitter. I consider the last element an atavism, but apparently Xiaomi still has stocks of these sensors. Let them “mold”, we do not mind.

On the back there is a large module with 4 cameras. There was no attempt to beat him in any way or make him smaller. It seems to me that it was possible to mount this module more gracefully into a case with a thickness of almost 9 mm. However, I began to forget that

A selfie camera and a speaker are located on the top of the front panel. The speaker is not very loud, but it sounds clear, without any extraneous sounds.

“The music didn’t play for long. “

The Redmi Note 8T uses a built-in 4000mAh lithium polymer battery. It would seem that a capacious battery is not the most gluttonous chipset. But the whole picture is spoiled by the same IPS-matrix. Here it is, the reverse side of such displays.

In video playback mode, the device shows 9 hours, and in games mode. 6 hours. For example, Vivo V17 with SuperAMOLED can play videos for 15 hours, and toys run for at least 9 hours. Yes, the V17 has a 4500mAh battery, but that’s only 500mAh more than the Redmi.

In typical use, the Note 8T will run for 15 hours. During this time, the screen glowed at automatic brightness for about 5 hours.

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In the kit you will find a 5V / 3A, 9V / 2A, 12V / 1.5A power adapter. This PSU charges the Redmi battery in about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

“Music has tied us. “

The Redmi Note 8T uses one speaker. On the manufacturer’s website, these are the phrases: “Superlinear speakers 1217, Smart PA amplifier. Equivalent to a 0.93-cm³ sound chamber. ” The main thing is that everyone can appreciate the volume of the sound chamber. Is that so? 🙂

The speaker does not play very loudly, but its quality is just excellent: in some moments even low frequencies are heard. In general, the frequency range is pleasantly surprising: from 100 Hz to 15 kHz.

This model has a 3.5 mm headphone output. Therefore, you can check the quality on any headphones.

And again I am pleasantly surprised: Redmi Note 8T pumps Bose QC35 to the maximum. It has very deep lows, nice mids and excellent highs. Over the past couple of years, this particular smartphone model has been able to convey the sound picture that I like.

Don’t know who cares about radio in 2020, but it’s here.


Before writing a review, I decided to refresh my memory on the Xiaomi models. Oh, how I do not envy potential buyers, because they are faced with a very difficult choice: the same model can be presented in several versions, and the difference is literally reduced to trifles. Even worse, there are Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones on the Russian market. Some have the Note series and the Pro, T consoles, and others have everything the same.

For example, do not confuse Xiaomi Mi Note 10, 9T Pro with Redmi Note 8T, Note 8 Pro and so on. In general, tin, not naming: “It should be simpler! Simpler! Happiness is simple! “.

Actually, what am I talking about? At the end of 2019, a model called Redmi Note 8T was introduced. The company itself is positioning it as an affordable camera phone. I see her as a real fighter for the “best smartphone up to 20,000 rubles” award. The new product was installed with everything that users wanted: here’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory, in addition to 4 cameras with a “width”, “macrik” and a 48 MP depth-of-field sensor, and a 4000 mAh battery and NFC. Yes, I forgot to say that the device is equipped with separate slots for two SIM-cards and a memory card!

What else is needed for happiness? That’s right. an adequate price! For the 3/32 GB version, they will ask for 14,000 rubles, for 4/64 GB. 16,000 rubles, and for 4/128 GB. 18,000 rubles. Personally, I would not save and buy the maximum configuration. The difference is only 4,000 rubles, but the memory gain will be obvious. However, you always have a non-combined microSD slot, so you can save a couple of thousand rubles on the 4/64 GB version.