Xiaomi Redmi 8
The price of Xiaomi Redmi 8 in Kenya is 15,000 shillings for the 32GB version and 16,500 shillings for the 64GB version. It was announced in 2019, October 09, and it comes before the Redmi 9. Xiaomi Redmi 8 Android Smartphone runs on the Qualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. The phone has 3/4 GB RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage which is expandable using micro SDXC (dedicated slot). It also runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) and is powered by a 5000 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 price in Kenya & key features
|Display||6.22 inches, IPS|
|Camera||12 MP + 2 MP|
|O.S||Android 9.0 (Pie), MIUI 11|
|Battery||Li-Po 5,000 mAh|
True to their reputation, Xiaomi has once again come up on top with a true budget phone, balancing out basic specifications with good pricing, making sure they had it right where it counts. With that, the Xiaomi Redmi 8 was born in October 2019. What makes this budget phone tick? Let’s find out. You may want to check out this product’s website to learn more.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 Screen and design
The Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with a 6.22 inch IPS LCD capacitive screen, with a teardrop design to house the front-facing camera, helping achieve a modest 81.8% screen to body ratio. Except for a small chin with the Redmi logo at the bottom, the screen achieves very minimal bezels. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection with 270 PPI density. The front glass blends into the hardened plastic frame which blends into the plastic back.
At the middle of the back, is the dual-camera bump, vertically just above the fingerprint sensor and the Redmi logo. At the bottom is a downward-firing speaker, a USB-C charging port, and a welcome 3.5mm headphone jack. The screen is advertised to be splash-proof and said to achieve 400 nits of brightness. It weighs in at 188g and 9.4mm thick.
The Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with the budget Snapdragon 439 SoC, supported by the octa-core Cortex A53 CPU, which ramps upto1.95GHz, and the Adreno 505 GPU. The memory configuration comes with a 3/4GB RAM and 32/64GB combination. It also has a dedicated microSD slot enabling internal memory expansion to up to 256GB. This is enough processing power for the average user and at the budget price, it’s offered with, true budget value. it handles ordinary tasks with ease but not very ideal for heavier tasks like gaming.
The Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with a dual-camera configuration, with the primary camera being a 12mp dual pixel wide lens, supported by a 2mp depth sensor, capable of HDR and panorama. The photos are surprisingly decent in good lighting but may strain in either low light or overexposed conditions. It can record 1080p video at 30fps.the front-facing camera is an 8mp wide sensor, HDR supported, shooting 1080p video at 30fps. The pictures are quite usable and a steal at this particular price point.
The crown of the Xiaomi Redmi 8 jewel is most definitely the battery. It has a 5000mAh nonremovable Li-Po battery, more than enough for single-day use, even for a power user. It comes with a 10W charger but is capable of upto18W fast charging. The battery takes about 2.5hours to fill up since it’s pretty big, which is totally expected and accepted. You may also want to see Redmi 9
The Xiaomi Redmi 8 comes with an Android 9 Pie straight of the box with MIUI 11 custom skin on top. The experience is smooth and fluid, owing to a recent MIUI redesign which makes it lighter and modern looking. Some bloatware might be visible but you may find some of the preinstalled apps quite helpful. It most certainly doesn’t feel slow nor is lag conspicuously visible.
Compared to the competition, the Xiaomi Redmi 8 is a great value gadget, offering an experience largely associated with higher-priced devices. Despite the plastic build, it doesn’t feel cheap and is comfortable to hold. It comes with wireless radio and NFC capabilities. It has a standby nano-sim and Bluetooth 4.2. it ships in Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, and Phantom Red. This one is truly a value king.
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