Xiaomi note 8 is there NFC
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.
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 cameras
Redmi Note 8T is equipped with four cameras: main (48 MP, 0.8 microns, 1/2 ″ matrix, viewing angle 79.4 °), ultra wide-angle (8 MP, 1.12 microns, viewing angle 120 °, ƒ / 2 aperture. 2), macro (2 Mp, 1.75 microns, aperture ƒ / 2.4, autofocus) and a depth sensor (2 Mp, 1.75 microns, aperture ƒ / 2.4). Photos are taken by a smartphone with a maximum resolution of 8000 × 6000 and video in 4K at 30 fps.
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The camera app interface is simple and intuitive. The main module takes 12-megapixel images by default, however, if you wish, you can switch to the “48 M” mode and get a frame with a resolution of 8000 x 6000 pixels. This is most likely a marketing gimmick, because in a face-to-face comparison of two shots taken in different modes, it was not possible to get an increase in detail. Most likely high resolution is achieved by interpolation. Considering that the image obtained in this way has almost three times the size, there is no practical sense in the “48 M” mode.
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Frames shot with the main camera are moderately saturated, fairly detailed.
Good dynamic range can be expanded by activating HDR, especially in contrasting scenes.
Shooting at night in the mode of the same name gives a satisfactory result .
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The shots taken with the ultra-wide-angle module are worse than those of the main one: blurry edges of the frame, low details. It does not make sense to use it in scenes with insufficient illumination, the pictures are illegible.
Macro mode doesn’t do its job well. The footage is noisy with low detail and wrong white balance. Focus work in this mode is unsatisfactory, it often misses. If you have a little time left, then it is better to enlarge the image in the editor, made with the main camera, the result will be much better.
Overall, the image quality of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is good for its price range. But if you install the Google Camera app and set it up properly, the results will be overwhelming. Pictures will be transformed beyond recognition. This proves once again how much software influences the result.
Below are examples of shots taken under the same conditions. The difference is obvious, especially in low light conditions.
The front-facing camera copes well with the responsibilities assigned to it.
Using a third-party application, you need to be prepared for aggressive image processing, here you have to tinker a little with the settings.
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 find fault, 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.
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 that act as an antenna.
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. Smartphones of the latter, 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.