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 budget ones. The second smartphones, balanced in design and characteristics, due to their low cost, have always attracted particular interest in our area. Today our guest is a smartphone that breaks sales records. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T.
Design and ergonomics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is a 6.3-inch smartphone, 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 noticeable protrusion, the so-called “chin”. To make the space not empty, a brand logo was placed on it. Above the display, in the teardrop notch, is the front camera.
What I didn’t like was the lack of a notification indicator. I do not 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.
On the back panel, the camera block is immediately evident. 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 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 familiar and convenient 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 two nanoSIM cards plus microSD memory cards). This is definitely a big plus, you can simultaneously connect to two operators and expand the internal memory of the device if necessary. This opportunity will be especially useful for those who purchase one of the younger models of the line, where there is not so much internal memory, by today’s standards.
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, today it is already difficult to call such an original appearance. In the hand, Redmi Note 8T lies comfortably, although it feels a little cumbersome, but in general there are no questions about ergonomics. Those who are accustomed to using devices with a plastic case may complain about the considerable weight of 200 grams, for them this weight will be unusual at first. The dimensions of the smartphone are 161 x 75 x 8.6 mm. It is presented in several colors: gray, blue and white.
Redmi Note 8T screen
The smartphone uses a 6.3-inch IPS-matrix with a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. As noted earlier, the display is covered with a fifth generation Gorilla Glass. Despite this, I still managed to accidentally leave a few small scratches on the front panel, although I used it carefully.
The manufacturer uses good matrices when creating its devices, and this time was no exception. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is equipped with an excellent screen that reproduces rich colors and does not distort them from different viewing angles. The stock of brightness will be enough in sunny weather, and the minimum level will delight those who like to read in the dark, the brightness of the display will not irritate the eyes and disturb others. After measuring the display brightness, the following results were obtained: maximum. 401 cd / m², minimum. 1 cd / m². Auto brightness mode works smoothly and responds adequately to ambient light.
In the settings, you can change the screen parameters. There is a “reading mode” and “dark mode” to relieve eye strain. The “color scheme” option will allow you to customize the color tone.
The oleophobic coating is not of the best quality, but it is unlikely that the average user will notice it. The difference is obvious only in face-to-face comparison with some top-end device.
If you pay attention to the indicators of the graphs, you can see that the display is not so perfect. The color temperature is slightly colder than the norm and is at around 7000K. But if you wish, this can be corrected, in the smartphone settings there is such an opportunity. The color balance chart gives out far from benchmark indicators, but given the cost of the smartphone, I would not nitpick, especially since the display has proven itself well in everyday life.
The creators did not come up with some original way of blocking, everything remained as before. The fingerprint scanner is not stable, unlocking delays are common.
Most of the time it works quickly, but the fact that the quality of the sensor is noticeably worse than the flagships is a fact. There is not much to write about face lock, it works well in normal lighting, but if we talk about security, then this is not the best way to protect your data on Android devices.
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 should not count on high performance. The model has several modifications with 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64/128 GB of memory. The smartphone does not have the fastest eMMC memory, judging by the test results no higher than the fifth version (the manufacturer had to save on something).
Throttling appears under heavy load for a long time. In the CPU Throttling test, the processor dropped to 71% of its maximum 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 high settings will not work.
As for the network and wireless communication, we can highlight the support for two SIM-cards and VoLTE technology (to improve the quality of voice transmission). It is not yet available for Ukrainian subscribers, but the fact that it works with a smartphone is good.
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 a definite plus of any device, fans of the brand will be pleased. over, in big cities, the contactless payment method is gaining momentum. it is practical and convenient.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T runs on Google Android 9.0 operating system.
Even before testing began, the smartphone received an update in the form of a proprietary MIUI 11.0.3 shell. She, as always, is replete with settings and will delight lovers of customization. The user interface has changed in the fresh shell, but nothing fundamentally new, other than a significant update to personalized use, was found.
Communication quality and sound
During a phone call, the interlocutors can be heard clearly, and they, in turn, do not complain about the quality of speech transmission. There is only one multimedia speaker, it sounds loud and surprisingly high quality. The sound is clear, spacious with well-developed highs and mids. No wheezing was noticed at the maximum volume level. Watching and listening to multimedia content on the Redmi Note 8T is a pleasure. The lower range is missing, but this privilege was left to the flagships. If the speaker gets dirty through the grille, then there is a special function in the settings: “speaker cleaning”.
It’s nice that they didn’t remove the 3.5 mm jack, because a high-quality wireless headset will cost at least half the price of a smartphone. The line is still budget, and this somehow does not fit with additional spending.
Wireless headphones connect without problems and work stably, no interference was observed.
If someone needs a radio, then it is in the smartphone, but as usual it will work only with connected wired headphones, which act as an antenna.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is an affordable camera phone with NFC support
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.
“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.
Redmi Note 8T review: an affordable camera phone
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.
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.
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.
One of many
Recently, technology manufacturers are clearly lazy: nothing original in terms of design, the colors are the same, the form factor is the same, the arrangement of the elements is identical to the natural one.
What is Redmi Note 8T in terms of appearance? It is a large rectangle with rounded corners, painted in the most common colors: gray, blue, and white. Of course, everything is done with gradients. Without this important design detail, smartphones may not be released in 2019. you will find yourself out of trend.
In the hand it feels very large and rather weighty, and even thick: 161x75x8.6 mm and 200 grams. However, surprisingly, using Redmi Note 8T is convenient and pleasant.
On both sides, the smartphone is protected by fifth generation Corning Gorilla Glass. It is impossible to verify whether this is so. The oleophobic coating is weak: the glasses are instantly covered with fingerprints and other traces. With a microfiber cloth, traces can be easily erased.
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.
- Contents of delivery
- One of many
- Controls and connectors
- For IPS lovers
- “The music didn’t play for long. “
- Memory, chipset, performance
- Communication capabilities
- “Now we will check them, now we will compare them”
- “Music has tied us. “
|Dimensions and weight||161 x 75 x 8.6 mm, 200 grams|
|Body materials||Glass, plastic|
|Display||6.3 inches, 2340 x 1080 pixels (FullHD), IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5; 450cd / m2, NTSC 84%|
|Operating system||Google Android 9 (MIUI 10)|
|Platform||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, 8xKryo 260 up to 2GHz, 11nm, Adreno 610 graphics|
|Memory||3/4 GB RAM, 32/64/128 GB internal memory Separate memory card slot|
|Wireless interfaces||NFC, Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac two channels 2.4 / 5 GHz, Bluetooth 4.2 (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptXHD, LDAC), IR transmitter|
|Network||2G: bands B2 / 3/5/8 3G: bands B1 / 2/4/5/8 4G LTE: bands B1 / 2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28 Dual SIM nano FM.radio|
|Navigation||GPS / AGPS / GLONASS / BeiDou Electronic COMPASS|
|Sensors and connectors||Rear fingerprint reader, USB-C|
|Main camera||– The main camera is 48 MP, 1/2 inch matrix, f / 1.75 aperture. Wide-angle camera 120 degrees at 8 MP, pixel size 1.12 microns, aperture f / 2.2. Macro camera 2 MP, pixel size 1.75 microns, aperture f / 2.4, autofocus. 2MP depth sensor|
|Front-camera||– 13 MP front camera, 1.12 micron pixel size, f / 2.0 aperture|
|Battery||Li-Pol 4000 mAh, support for QC 3 Includes an 18 W power adapter: 5V / 3A, 9V / 2A, 12V / 1.5A. In 30 minutes it charges 50%, in 1 hour 30 minutes. 100%|
|Colour||Gray, white and blue|
Review of the smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note 10: denial, bargaining, acceptance
On March 4, Xiaomi made a birthday present for me and announced a line of Redmi Note 10 smartphones. At the moment, the line consists of 4 models: 10, 10S, 10 Pro, 10 5G, and they all differ significantly in characteristics. I would like to introduce you to the junior model in the line with 4 / 64GB parameters. The review will present tests of the battery and the “iron” component, as well as understand the photo capabilities of the device.
The original packaging has not undergone any changes. The front side still shows the device itself and its possible color solutions. There are 3 colors available: Onyx Gray, Pebble White, Lake Green.
We open the box and get acquainted with the key features of this model.
The complete set is standard and does not include anything new. Well, at least the regular power supply has not sunk into oblivion. By the way, according to the state, a factory film is installed on the phone screen, so you shouldn’t worry about the screen.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T. лучший недорогой смартфон!
33W power supply with parameters. 5V3A, 9V3A, 11V3A, 12V2.25A, 20V1.35A. The choice of available options pleases.
Before getting to know the device, we look at the characteristics:
- Dimensions: 160,4674,58,29mm
- Weight: 178.8 grams
- Operating system: Android 11, shell MIUI 12
- Display: 6,43ʺ, 2400х1080 pixels (FullHD), AMOLED, brightness 700 nits (Samsung ft3418 60Hz)
- Platform: Snapdragon 678, 8 cores (Kryo 460 up to 2.2 GHz), 64 bit, 11 nm
- Graphics chip: Adreno 612
- RAM: 4/6 GB, LPDDR4x
- Permanent memory: 64/128 GB, UFS 2.2
- Main camera: main module: 48MP Sony IMX582 (f / 1.79) / 8MP wide-angle Sony IMX355 / 2MP GalaxyCore GC02M1 macro sensor / 2MP depth sensor OmniVision OV02B1B
- Front camera: 13 MP Omnivision OV13B10
- Battery: 5000 mAh, fast charging 33W
- 2G network: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz. 3G: bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8. 4G: bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41
- Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac 2.4 / 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.1, infrared, (no NFC)
- Navigation: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou
- Biometrics: fingerprint scanner (at the end)
- Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port
- Optional: stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio
- Protection degree: IP53
- Colors: gray, white, green
So, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 has good hardware, at a relatively low cost. Where is the catch? And he’s in the back cover. Firstly, it is plastic, secondly it seems cheap to the touch, and thirdly it leaves a lot of prints on itself. The lid itself has a faint pattern in the form of lines, no gradient or iridescent colors are provided.
Redmi Note 10 is the first line to be waterproof. Yes, it is not IP68, but only IP53, which protects against dust and splashes. Although this protection does not allow you to fully swim in the shower, you should not be afraid to spoil the phone from rain and other bad weather.
The block of cameras stands out for its massiveness and includes a standard set: main camera, blur module, shirik and macromodule. An interesting solution is the use of Sony modules in the main and wide-angle cameras, everything else is represented by the OmniVision and GalaxyCore modules. Due to the presence of a 48 megapixel Sony IMX582 as the main camera, there is a red dot and the Ultra Premium inscription on the body. Let’s leave it on the conscience of the manufacturer.
For those who are interested in the height of the camera block:
Let’s get acquainted with the case. The edges are nicely rounded, the main connectors have remained mostly unchanged: a pair of speaker grilles, a TypeC connector, miniJack, an infrared port, a pair of microphones. The sound is pleasant without overwhelmed high frequencies and with imitation of low frequencies. When listening to tracks at maximum volume, there is a feeling of vibration in the central part of the back cover.
The fingerprint scanner has not changed since the days of Redmi Note 9 and is combined with an on / off key. The response speed is fast enough. For which special thanks to the manufacturer, it is for the combined tray for 2nanoSIM and 1microSD cards. With the minimum price for a smartphone, it is clear that the manufacturer did not try to save on everything.
Moving on to the front of the device, which is occupied by a 6.43ʺ AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels (brightness 700 nits, 60Hz). The so-called chin has not gone anywhere, the Redmi inscription is absent, but it still takes up the lion’s share of the usable space. But the cutout for the front camera is made in the center of the screen itself. Someone gives their sympathy to the drop-shaped cut, while someone does not pay much attention to this, and I belong to the second category. The earpiece grille, as well as all possible sensors, are housed in the space between the edge of the case and the display. No notification indicator.
If we compare the current generation (Redmi Note 10) and the one before last (Redmi Note 8), then the difference between AMOLED and IPS is visible to the naked eye. The screen of Redmi Note 10 is brighter, juicier, but more prone to PWM. If you believe third-party measurements, then the PWM of the screen at a brightness of 10% is 120k / s, which will negatively affect vision in the dark. Who voted for Amoled instead of normal IPS?
But the so-called AOD (Always on Display) display appeared with a large selection of pre-installed screens with the ability to customize them.
Not everything is so smooth with the viewing angles, and slight distortions are visible when tilted.
The soft component is represented by Android 11 with the MIUI 12 shell. It is difficult to tell something new about it, since most users (judging by the number of devices sold) are more than familiar with it. By the state, extra software / games are installed, which, if desired, can be removed. Software updates to 12.5 have not yet arrived. What’s more surprising is the amount of free space on the device. At first launch, 20.1 of 64GB are occupied.
The heart of the Redmi Note 10 is the Snapdragon 678 (Adreno 612 graphics chip), which gives the following results in synthetic tests:
- Antutu. 225329 points
- Geekbench 5. 421 | 532/1536
- 3DMark. Sling Shot (1980) / Wild Life (482)
The test that I do with great joy is understanding the speed characteristics of RAM (LPDDR4x) and internal storage (UFS 2.2). The results obtained can be generally described as good.
- RAM. 12907MB / s
- ROM. Read 321.90MB / s | Write 177.8MB / s
There are no complaints about the quality of the reception of the mobile signal / GPS / WI-FI, everything you need works and works well. I used my smartphone as a navigator in the car (Yandex.Navigator), finds satellites, connects to them quickly, there was no signal loss in the middle of the trip (after all, the set of navigation systems is quite extensive. GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou).
High autonomy is achieved through the use of a 5000mAh battery. And thanks to 33W fast charging, the total charging time is 1 hour 27 minutes. The maximum consumption in the peak was recorded at just over 27W (9.55V2.85A).
The overall autonomy is measured in a standard way: watching a looping video on YouTube, 100% display brightness, 50% speaker volume. The final indicator of the screen at 17 hours 27 minutes (with another 3% left) is quite good.
The gaming capabilities can be assessed in several games. I would like to note right away that the games listed below run on high graphics settings with an FPS fluctuating in the range of 25-35 frames / sec and about 17-20 frames in the most tense moments. Not the most outstanding result. Call of duty mobile.
Well, in conclusion, let’s take a look at the photo capabilities of Redmi Note 10. What can I say, the 48MP main camera Sony IMX582 produces quite a good result, even in low light conditions. The wide-angle camera 8MP Sony IMX355 also produces a pleasant picture with a high level of detail. I was also pleased with the 2MP blur module OmniVision OV02B1B, which correctly understood its task and tried to implement the depth of field according to the laws of physics. Under difficult conditions, it also produced a correct picture, but it is desirable to have a face in the frame for focusing, then the result becomes even better.
But the 2MP GalaxyCore GC02M1 macro module did not bring anything interesting, a typical module with focusing at close range, which is installed on hundreds of other devices.
The 13MP front camera Omnivision OV13B10 has nice color reproduction, high level of detail and supports software portrait mode. There are no special remarks about the module. In general, I liked shooting with Redmi Note 10! Link to full-size images and videos.
For those who like to shoot video, stabilization is provided, which works only in 1080p / 30FPS settings. In other cases. 4k30Fps, 1080p / 60FPS, stabilization does not work.
It is not for nothing that this review carries the words “denial, bargaining, acceptance” in the title, and the first impression was twofold. It seems that nothing has changed since the previous models of the series, but the serial number is growing, the years go by. Then I began to get to know the device, find its pros and cons and eventually got used to it and got used to it. It didn’t seem like such a plastic remnant, as it was when we first met, but the screen’s PWM still spoiled everything. If you still forget about this nuance during the day, then it is enough to reduce the brightness and hello! If you are an ardent fan of Xiaomi and wish to switch from the previous line of Redmi Note 9, then the differences for you will be minimal. Although when compared with my 8T, I don’t see a colossal breakthrough either: faster charging appeared, a budget AMOLED display was added, but the cameras did not undergo significant changes. In general, if we consider the new line, then only in the Pro version, which has already been added: Snap 732G, 6.67 ” AMOLED (120 Hz), Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 108MP main camera and NFC.
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