Redmi Note 8T vs Redmi Note 8

Hello, everyone! Xiaomi has recently released a new smartphone the Redmi Note 8T. So it’s about time to tell you about it and also to compare it with the predecessor the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8.


The design of the smartphones has not changed much.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T has become a little bigger and heavier than its predecessor. The length is 161.1 millimeters, the width is 75.4 millimeters, and the thickness is 8.6 millimeters. The weight of the device is 200 grams. The smartphone has a glass case with Gorilla Glass 5 protection front and back. The display has a drop-shaped cutout for the front camera, and in its lower part there is a black strip with the Redmi inscription. As for the location of buttons and other elements on the case, the microphone and the infrared remote control are located on the upper edge of the smartphone. The USB-C connector, the 3.5 millimeter headphone input, the second microphone and a speaker are located on the lower edge of the smartphone. Another speaker is located above the teardrop-shaped neckline. The volume and power keys of the smartphone are located on the right. On the left side there is a slot designed for 2 Nano-format SIM cards and a memory card.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has the following dimensions: the length is 158.3, the width is 75.3, the thickness is 8.3 millimeters. The weight of the device is 188 grams. The case is glass with Gorilla Glass protection on both sides. The smartphone display has a narrower black bar at the bottom, on which, like in the 8T model, the inscription Redmi is applied. At the top of the screen there is a drop-shaped cutout for the front camera and speaker. The second speaker is located on the bottom of the smartphone, which also houses a microphone, a USB-C connector and a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack. The slot for two Nano-format SIM cards and a memory card is placed on the left side, and the volume control and smartphone on / off buttons are located on the right side. Above, the Redmi Note 8 has a microphone and an infrared sensor for interacting with other Xiaomi technology.

On the back of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T there is a module consisting of four cameras, a flash, as well as a fingerprint scanner. Wen talking about the colors of the Redmi Note 8T, the smartphone can be purchased in white, black and blue.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is also available in blue, white and black. Moreover, the blue version has a holographic image in a form of curved lines along the entire length of the back surface. Of the working elements on the back of the smartphone there is a fingerprint scanner, as well as a camera module and flash.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T received a 6.3-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 19.5 to 9. It uses an IPS matrix with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels. The display has wide viewing angles and rich colors. There is an eye protection mode and many settings, including brightness and color temperature adjustment.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 screen also has a diagonal of 6.3 inches with an aspect ratio of 19.5 to 9. There’s an IPS matrix with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels. The screen has wide viewing angles, as well as high contrast and saturation. There is an automatic and manual brightness control, so the text and images on the screen are clearly visible in different lighting conditions.


Both smartphones run on Android 9 Pie with Xiaomi’s proprietary shell – MIUI 10. In the latest update, the shell received new features and has undergone a number of design changes. The background applications are now displayed as an impromptu list. In this case, the highest priority applications move up. This greatly simplifies interactions with minimized applications. Sounds and their volume can now be controlled using the new menu. The volume control appears on the screen by pressing the corresponding volume control button. Next, you can change the settings through an interactive element, or using physical keys. In this case, the animation will look really beautiful. In addition, in MIUI 10 the optimization was carried out for longer battery life.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T received a 48-megapixel main camera. It allows you to take pictures in a resolution of 8000 by 6000 pixels. In addition, the smartphone has an ultra-wide-angle camera of 8 megapixels with a viewing angle of 120 degrees, as well as depth and macro sensors of 2 megapixels each. A macro camera is capable of shooting at a distance of only 2 centimeters, and a real-time adjustable depth sensor blurs the background during the portrait shooting. As for video recording, the camera supports 4K resolution at a frequency of 30 frames per second, and there is also electronic stabilization and a slow-motion mode. The 13-megapixel front camera of the smartphone has many filters and background blur adjustment.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 also has a main camera with 48 megapixels. In addition, there is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a viewing angle of 120 degrees, a 2-megapixel macro lens that allows you to take 2 centimeters from a distance and a 2-megapixel depth sensor to adjust background blur and use the bokeh effect. The night mode of the camera allows you to take clear pictures in low light conditions. In the afternoon, the photos are obtained with good detail and the correct color reproduction. It supports 4K video recording at 30 frames per second. There is also a slow motion mode at 120 or 240 frames per second. As for the front camera, it uses the same camera that is installed in the Redmi Note 8T with 13 megapixels. The camera can blur the background and determine the skin tone, which allows you to take high-quality selfies.


Qualcomm’s 8-core Snapdragon 665 processor from 2 GHz is responsible for the performance of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T. The smartphone is available i versions with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, 4 GB of RAM 64 or 128 GB of internal memory. It is also possible to install a microSD card.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 also uses the 8-core Snapdragon 665 processor. The smartphone can be purchased with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory or 4 GB of RAM where the amount of internal memory can be 64 or 128 gigabytes. Plus, in the Redmi Note 8, you can put a micro SD memory card up to 512 GB.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 are equipped with a dual-band Wi-Fi module. They both support the standard “AC”. Both smartphones use Bluetooth version 4.2. As for the NFC-module, the ability to make contactless payments is present only in the Redmi Note 8T and this is the main difference between these smartphones.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery. It supports fast charging technology from an 18-watt charger, which will allow you to fully charge your smartphone in less than 2 hours.

The Redmi Note 8 also uses a 4000 mAh battery. In a balanced mode of operation, the smartphone can work for 2 days without problems. As with the Redmi Note 8T, fast charging is done from an 18-watt power adapter.


The first reviews of the owners have already appeared on the Internet and now I will tell you what they write about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8. Let’s start with the negatives.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T

  1. It does not support wireless charging.
  2. It has a slippery body.
  3. There isn’t enough internal memory.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

  1. There isn’t NFC.
  2. It slips in the hands.
  3. Fingerprints remain on the case.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T

  1. There is an NFC module.
  2. Good picture quality. 
  3. It has a long battery life.
  4. Fast fingerprint scanner.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

  1. Large and bright screen.
  2. 48 MP camera and “Night mode”.
  3. There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  4. Supports fast charge.

So, if you do not take into account a slight difference in size, the Redmi Note 8T and the Redmi Note 8 differ only in the presence of an NFC module. You can check out the cost of these smartphones using the links in the description box under the video. That’s all for today.

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