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Can Redmi Note 8 be used in 2022?

So, it’s one of old devices, Redmi Note 8, can it be used it in 2022 standarts, as most people use the device? This article answers your question.

Redmi Note 8 was introduced in 2019. Although it was introduced in 2019, many users still use and buy this device. There may be users who still want to buy this device that has even received an update. Let’s take a look at these users.

Redmi Note 8 Battery Life


Redmi Note 8 has a Li-Po 4000 mAh battery that’s not removable, and only supports upto 18W fast charging which falls pretty behind today’s standarts. So, for battery life, if you’re not going to use a custom ROM, this phone is not suggested.
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As you also can see in the picture above, battery didn’t last too long. Phone itself lasted for nearly 10 hours, meanwhile screen on time was around 4 hours, which does fall behind standarts.

Design


The phone’s dimensions are 158.3 x 75.3 with a thickness of 8.4 mm, which is pretty thick for today’ standards. Phone uses glass in it’s background, with plastic framing around the device. Redmi Note 8 supports Dual SIMs in Nano–SIM size. The Redmi Note 8 is also good for one–hand usage, and even further more, thanks to MIUI’s one–handed mode, you won’t be struggling to hold this device and using it on hand. Though the device is a little thick compared to others, you won’t feel any difference.

Redmi Note 8 Camera

If you’re buying this device for photography, it’s also not recommended as cameras also do fall behind in standarts. Cameras are listed as; 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm wide camera with 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF 8 MP with f/2.2, 120˚ ultrawide camera, 1/4.0″ with 1.12µm, 2 MP, f/2.4, macro camera and as last 2 MP, f/2.4, depth camera, which is able to capture HDR and panorama pictures, [email protected] and [email protected]/60/120fps with gyro–EIS support videos. Selfie camera is 13 MP f/2.0 wide camera which is able to capture HDR and panorama pictures, and [email protected] videos. This phone isn’t recommended for photography.
Although that being said, this phone can capture amazing shots by using Google Camera. You can download it by our GCamloder app.

Redmi Note 8 Camera Samples

Chipset

Redmi Note 8 uses Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm) chipset, which uses Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) for CPU and Adreno 610 for the GPU.

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As you can see in the picture, Redmi Note 8 does really fall behind in performance as shown in the picture above for 2022 standards. If you’re looking for a performance device, this device is strongly not recommended. Though for today’s standards, Redmi Note 8 is good enough for daily usage such as scrolling in Instagram or using Facebook. In games, if you do use the lowest settings possible in graphics, Redmi Note 8 does a nice job of handling the games.

Memory/RAM and Storage

Redmi Note 8 has 5 different variants, which is 32GB storage with 3GB RAM, 64GB storage with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage with 6GB RAM, 128GB storage with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage with 6GB RAM, and with an external MicroSD slot. The most known popular one is the 64GB storage with 4GB RAM in 2022. If you’re going to get the highest 128GB storage with 6GB RAM model, we do suggest this device in memory and storage. The phone uses eMMC 5.1 technology for it’s storage. Other than that if you’re going to buy the other models, this phone is not recommended as other models fall behind for today standards.

Software

When it comes to a phone’s software, every user asks pretty much same question when buying that device; will it get updates for a long amount of time? Redmi Note 8 comes with MIUI 10 out of the box based on Android 9. Well in this case for Redmi Note 8, sorry but unfortunately after MIUI 13 the phone will officially be outdated. The device already got MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 in past. Yes the device will get the MIUI 13 based on Android 11 update globally in half of 2022, and after that it will probably get discontinued. But although that being said, MIUI 13 won’t be really old until some time being past, which will definitely carry you for a few years. You can check updates for this device by using our MIUI Updater app.

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