Differences Redmi Note 9 Pro from Redmi Note 8 Pro

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Let’s focus on the main changes regarding the extremely successful G8:

  • processor now from Qualcomm
  • Micro SD slot is now separate
  • updated macro camera. 5 megapixels, shooting in the “microscope” mode
  • front camera in the form of an island, along the way the resolution dropped from 20 to 16 megapixels
  • the scanner has moved to the side end
  • pumped vibrator. the response should become more pleasant
  • the battery has slightly increased
  • faster charging: now 30 instead of 18W

In general, the newly presented Redmi Note 9 Pro is nothing more than the Note 9 Pro Max, shown in India back at the end of March. The only difference is the front camera. in the Indian version it is 32 megapixels. However, Redmi traditionally spoils Hindustan.

Be that as it may, the most detailed characteristics of the Redmi Note 9 Pro are in the plate below, there are also differences from the RN8 Pro.

IPS, 6.53 inches, 2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5: 9, 395 ppi, 500 nits brightness, HDR support, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back

IPS, 6.67, 2400 x 1080 pixels, 20: 9, 395 dpi, brightness 450 nits, contrast ratio 1500: 1, NTSC coverage 84%, Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides

MediaTek Helio G90T (8 cores Cortex-A76 @ 2.05 GHz and Cortex-A55 @ 2.00 GHz @ 12 nm)

Snapdragon 720G (8 cores Kryo 465, frequency up to 2.3 GHz, 8 nm)

6 or 8 GB 64, 128 or 256 GB UFS 2.1 Micro SD (combo slot)

6 or 8 GB LPDDR4X 8 or 128 GB UFS 2.1 Micro SD on a separate slot

64 MP (Samsung ISOCELL GW1 1 / 1.72 inch, 0.8 μm pixel size, f / 1.89, 26 mm focal length, 4K recording, Slo-Mo 960 FPS) 8 MP (width, f / 2.2, 13 mm, pixels 1.12 μm) 2 MP (depth, f / 2.4, large pixels at 1.75 μm) 2 MP (macro, autofocus, f / 2.4, 1.75 μm)

Everything is the same except for the macro camera. 5 MP (f / 2.4, autofocus from a distance of 2-10 cm, pixels of 1.12 microns), the ability to shoot in RAW, Slo-mo 960 FPS 720p

20 MP (waterdrop notch, f / 2.0, pixel size 0.9 μm)

Accelerometer, light and proximity sensor, COMPASS, gyroscope, fingerprint scanner on the back

The same thing only the fingerprint scanner on the side

4G, Wi-Fi (802.11 ac, 2.4 and 5 Hz), Bluetooth 5.0, infrared, NFC

The novelty will go on sale in mid-May on the world stage. There is no information about Russia yet. However, we have a complete price list:

  • 269 ​​per configuration 6 64 GB
  • 299 for the older model 6 128 GB

The top version with 8 “gigs” of RAM, it seems, we will not see.


Let’s start with the Redmi Note 7 cameras, as they made a lot of noise at the beginning of the year:

  • Main. 48 megapixels (f / 8).
  • Depth sensor. 5 MP (f / 2.4).
  • Front camera. 13 megapixels (f / 2.0).

The 48-megapixel main sensor has made a lot of noise in the smartphone industry. But it turned out that the claimed 48 megapixels are interpolation. In simple terms, artificial intelligence divides each pixel by 4. As a result, 12 megapixels turn into 48.

Despite a certain catch, Redmi Note 7 photographs well. Even in the evening, the camera shows good results. Especially if you install software from Google. The depth sensor serves a purely nominal function as it blurs the background. Front-end is no worse and no better than competitors. And video recording is supported in FullHD resolution (30 fps).


  • Main. 48 megapixels (f / 8).
  • Depth sensor. 2 MP (f / 2.4).
  • Wide-angle lens. 8MP (f / 2.2).
  • Macro lens. 2 MP (f / 2.4).
  • Front camera. 13 megapixels (f / 2.0).

The quality of images on the main camera remained the same. The decrease in megapixels for the depth sensor is not important. Only new sensors deserve special mention.

Shirik shoots well only in sufficient lighting, and the macro lens seems completely useless. Who wants to shoot an object at a distance of 4-5 centimeters in order to end up with a 2-megapixel photo?

But the video recording in the G8 was significantly improved. The ability to shoot videos in 4K appeared, and the Slow-Mo mode at 960 fps became available. Now Xiaomi has really managed to release the “flagship killer”.

Performance and memory

And here it already becomes clear that in the new Redmi Note 8, not only the number in the name has changed. The hardware of smartphones differs in different processors and configurations.

Redmi Note 7 Redmi Note 8
Processor brand Qualcomm
Model Snapdragon 660 Snapdragon 665
Number of cores eight
Maximum frequency 2.2 GHz 2 GHz
Graphics chip Adreno 512 Adreno 610
RAM 3/4/6 GB
ROM 32/64 GB 32/64/128 GB
MicroSD slot There is

On board the “seven” is an old but rather popular Snapdragon 660 processor. It is paired with the Adreno 512 video accelerator. Together, they allow the owner of the device to play comfortably at medium graphics settings. Digitally, the chip’s ability is 145k in AnTuTu. Not the most productive solution, but an ordinary user will not notice the shortcomings of the processor for the next two years.

Snapdragon 665 was installed on Redmi Note 8. Only one number has changed in the name, but as a result, the chip is gaining 168 thousand points. Although the clock speed of the productive cores has been reduced to 2 GHz. In practice, the decrease is difficult to notice, in contrast to the gaming capabilities of the Adreno 610 video accelerator. In some “heavy” games it is possible to set even high settings and play at stable 50-60 fps.

The RAM parameters of the two heroes of the review are identical. You can choose either 3 gigabytes or all 6. It is better not to consider the first option, since in a couple of years several applications will not be able to be stored in RAM. 4 GB is the best option. The internal storage of state employees is designed for at least 32 gigabytes. The G8 even has a 128 GB modification. However, such a volume is not always needed, since the smartphone provides a slot for MicroSD cards.

Unfortunately, in Redmi Note 8, fans did not wait for the NFC chip. But there is a modification with the letter “T” in the name, which we talked about at the very beginning, the contactless payment sensor still has.


The smartphones received the same 4000 mAh batteries. Such a volume explains the serious mass of devices, since it is the battery that weighs the most inside the smartphone. Thanks to the more energy efficient Snapdragon 665 processor, Note 8 lasts longer. In moderate use, the difference is expressed in 4-5 hours.

Smartphones support fast charging according to the Quick Charge 4.0 standard. An 18 W adapter is included, so devices can fully restore energy in just an hour.

Design and ergonomics

Let’s see how the mass of devices and their dimensions differ.

Redmi note 7 Redmi note 8
Dimensions (edit) 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm 158.3 x 75.3 x 8.4 mm
Weight 186 grams 190 grams

There are practically no differences in terms of dimensions and weight. You can even say that there is no difference at all. These are 2 identical devices, which are the same in the hands. Yes, it’s hard, but there are also more massive smartphones on the market. over, there is an explanation for the weight of the devices under consideration. But more on that later.

Let’s take a look at Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. On the front panel it has a large screen with a teardrop notch. And immediately here we note the claim that even the fans expressed. The scope is too wide.

Of course, the margins on the edges and bottom are not very small, but the blue outline plays an important role. It artificially narrows the bezels, which makes it seem as if the G8 display really takes up more space. Even the inscription “Redmi” in the area of ​​the lower indent does not spoil the picture.

At the back, Redmi Note 7 looks predictable for 2019. There is a tempered glass panel, a pair of cameras and a fingerprint scanner. On the sides, there is also nothing unusual: the volume rocker and the power button are on the right, the SIM card and MicroSD tray are on the left. Below is a USB Type-C connector.

However, the Note 8 is almost indistinguishable from its predecessor. But the double advantage in the number of cameras immediately catches the eye. Let’s see how this is justified, but for now it remains to be noted that the G8 has received a new color scheme. White turns into blue here. Therefore, the rear panel is not monochromatic.

Comparison of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 with its predecessor Note 7

At the beginning of 2019, Xiaomi pleased its fans with the release of a new budget smartphone Redmi Note 7. But six months later, the Chinese developer presented an updated version of the popular device. And this is a good reason to compare Xiaomi Note 8 and Note 7.


Smartphones have no difference in terms of screens. Everything is absolutely identical.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
The matrix IPS
Diagonal 6.3 inch
Body ratio 81% 82%
Permission FullHD (1080×2340)
Pixel density 409 ppi
Protection Gorilla Glass 5

A subtle difference is the percentage of coverage on the bezel. But this is a purely nominal difference, which is largely achieved using the blue outline in Note 8.

The quality of the IPS matrix is, of course, inferior to AMOLED. But in their price range, smartphones offer the best solution. The colors are not the most juicy, but the high resolution allows you to enjoy the picture while watching videos or gaming. In addition, in VR glasses, pixels will be invisible if someone is interested.

Positioning and cost

The “Redmi” line is positioned by the Chinese themselves as a budget one. It is impossible to find a smartphone in it, Note 7 has become another example. But at the same time, the technical characteristics of the device indicated that it was a truly worthwhile device. As they say, “TOP for your money”.

Redmi Note 8 is a novelty that appeared in the same year. It is not as actively promoted, unlike the Note 8 Pro, but the version without the “Pro” prefix is ​​also noteworthy. This is a reworking of the “seven”, which, along with “respect”, caught a lot of critical arrows from both fans and outside observers.

Due to the fact that the Note 8 is not presented in the official Russian retail, it is difficult to get a complete idea of ​​how much it might cost. But, starting from the Note 8T (almost a complete copy of the usual “eight”), we can confidently call this smartphone the new leader in the budget segment

Note 7 Note 8
Official sale in Russia Yes No
11000-11990 rubles

Compare the bestsellers Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 7 is the absolute Champion of the global market in terms of sales in the mid-price segment. An excellent 48 megapixel camera, a nice design, a fingerprint sensor for data protection, good performance and an affordable price. all this ensured a tremendous success. Owners of Redmi Note 7 can populate not the smallest city. sales have long exceeded one and a half million copies.

On the eve of the release of the new Redmi Note 8, fans were hotly arguing whether the company will be able to create something even more attractive?

Let’s try to figure out which version of Redmi Note is more relevant at the time of autumn 2019

Price policy

As you understand, there is no data on sales of Redmi Note 8 in Europe yet. for analysis are taken for China. Due to the difference in sources, inaccuracies are possible, however, not of a fundamental nature.

  • Redmi Note 7 price in Europe from 180 to 200 euros (in India, for example, from 150)
  • Redmi Note 8 has a minimum configuration of 4/64 GB (roughly the same as the maximum configuration of the previous version) and is available from 126 euros to 170 euros for 6/128 GB.

Redmi Note 8 vs Redmi Note 7: ВСЁ ВРОДЕ БЫ НЕПЛОХО, НО!

So far, the price advantage is on the side of the new model, but there is reason to believe that the company will align its pricing policy for the European market (unfortunately, in the opinion of the Chinese, Russia is also included in “Europe”) So I want to say from the bottom of my heart to the Chinese brothers. we are ours, we are our! But as long as the Chinese brothers consider us Europeans.


  • The Note 7 is built on the proven and fast Snapdragon 660 chipset, Andreno 512 graphics, fast 3GB or 4GB LPDDR4X RAM. EMMC 5.1 32 or 64 GB hard drive. There is a slot for a microSD memory card 256 GB.
  • The Note 8 has a significantly improved Snapdragon 665 (11 nm, Kryo 260) chipset complemented by Andreno 610 graphics. Increased 4/6 GB LPDDR4X memory. The eMMC 5.1 hard drive is double the size. from 64GB to 128GB. Saved slot for microSD.

The advantage in this case, of course, belongs to the new version. Choose Redmi Note 8 if you like to play and performance is important for you.


In both cases, the screen has a teardrop-shaped cutout for the camera. Implemented 2D Face Unlock algorithm. user unlocking by face.

The sizes of the screens are identical. 6.3 LCD ″ Full HD with 2340 x 1080 resolution

Main photomodule and selfie camera

Both models feature an excellent array of cameras with a 48MP primary sensor. In the younger model, the module includes 2 cameras. The Note 8 is equipped with an epic 4-camera unit. and it looks great! Consider the technical parameters

Note 7. 48 MP camera f / 1.79 optional 5 MP module. It was this photo block that provided a colossal sales market for the model. Everyone wanted to take cool pictures with a regular smartphone. The results are impressive (we never tire of recommending the use of normal stands and tripods when using high-resolution cameras. don’t spoil yourself, respect good technique!)

Front 13 MP module. artificial intelligence, excellent detail and good portrait modes.

Note 8. Hold on tight. Main photomodule 48 MP f / 1.79 8 MP wide-angle camera with a viewing angle of 120 degrees 2 MP. macro camera 2 MP architectural sensor.

13MP front module. still great portraits and landscapes, Beauty AI and HDR.

For those who cannot imagine life without cool photography, it makes sense to pay attention to the Redmi Note 8 PRO version. a 64 MP main camera, a cool MediaTek Helio G90T gaming platform, compatibility with a Black Shark gamepad, and all this for only 200,260. Redmi Note 8 is, of course, simpler. But the price starts at 130, which makes the smartphone absolutely affordable.

Dimensions and design

Both smartphones are made of tempered glass with Gorilla Glass 5 scratch protection.

  • Dimensions Note 7 159.21 /75.21 /8.1 mm, weight 186 g. Available colors. black, blue, red. The colors are bright, juicy, fruity. attractive.
  • Dimensions Note 8 161.3 / 76.4 /8.4 mm weight 190 g colors. black, gradient blue, white. The new gradients are pretty impressive, but the Note 7 comes with a similar gradient gamut.

In size. almost the same, version 8 is slightly larger, literally a couple of millimeters.


Fingerprint sensor on the back. Convenient and familiar.

The Note 8 camera unit immediately attracts attention, but more on that later. Oddly enough, the new phone gives the impression of a smoother folded and perfect. a little less “chin”, softer the line of the teardrop-shaped cutout of the screen, more successfully arranged elements of corporate identity.

The new smartphone Redmi Note 8. affordable and with luxurious technical parameters. is quite a worthy replacement for Redmi Note 7. Of course, it makes no sense for the owners of last year’s model to update, but for those who are just looking at budget smartphones of this brand, it is better to take a closer look at the new product.