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Xiaomi Redmi 8: A Cost-Friendly 5,000mAh Smartphone

Xiaomi has unveiled another smartphone called the Xiaomi Redmi 8. This budget smartphone is the successor of the Xiaomi Redmi 7. Learn more!

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Chinese phone maker, Xiaomi has unveiled another smartphone called the Xiaomi Redmi 8. This budget smartphone is the successor of the Xiaomi Redmi 7 which was released in April. Compared to its predecessor, this successor portrays new features such as the 5,000mAh battery, faster battery charging technology, larger storage and more.

Let’s find out what this smartphone packs in detail. Stay with me.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Features (Preview)

You’re greeted with the dewdrop cut-out upon first glance of the Xiaomi Redmi 8. It’s unsurprising since the dewdrop notch is the rave of the moment. More so, the notch is the dwelling place of the 8MP selfie camera.

The right side of the smartphone serves as the habitation of the physical buttons while a fingerprint sensor is visible at the back of the smartphone. Alongside the fingerprint sensor, a dual-camera setup (12MP and 2MP sensors) is found in a vertical compartment.

Having colourations of Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, the smartphone expresses itself in fashionable style. Away from that, the smartphone enjoys a crisp 6.22-inch HD+ IPS display. Its 720 x 1520 pixels resolution performs well with the 19.5:9 aspect ratio for a decent viewing experience.

The key protective agent on the device is the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which shields the display panel from damages after high falls. Other notable security features are the fingerprint sensor and the Face ID technology. You also have the traditional PINs, passwords and patterns to add to the equation.

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Under the hood, Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC handles the core operations of the smartphone. The chipset’s octa-core 1.95GHz CPU ensures that all smartphone actions are top speed. Its Adreno 505 GPU takes care of everything related to graphics.

In terms of memory, you can choose between 3GB and 4GB RAM models of the device. The 3GB model is accompanied by a 32GB ROM while the 4GB edition works with a 64GB ROM. Either ways, the storage can be expanded to 512GB through a MicroSD card.

Finally, the giant 5,000mAh battery shoulders every task you throw at the smartphone for several hours. Whenever it needs refill, the Fast Charge 15W technology steps up to quicken the charge time.

Key Specs

Here are the Xiaomi Redmi 8 key specifications…

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Display 6.22-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
OS Android 9.0 Pie (MIUI 9)
Processor Octa-core 1.95GHz Qualcomm Processor
Storage 32GB/64GB ROM + 3GB/4GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 256GB)
Camera Dual 12MP + 2MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 5,000mAh
Price N44,800 – N47,900


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Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi 8 launched September 2019, it is available in colours Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue. You can order the phone from the following online shopping markets using any of the links below.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 3GB + 32GB retails at ₦44,800 naira in Nigeria, while the 4GB + 64GB retails at ₦47,900. (CLICK TO BUY XIAOMI REDMI 8 or CHECK OUT MORE PHONES UNDER ₦40,000).

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 Pie OS (MIUI 9)
  • Processor: Octa-core (2×1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6×1.45 GHz Cortex A53) Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Colours: Onyx Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue
  • Dimension: 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm
  • Weight: 188g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.22-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 X 1520 pixels (270 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5


  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 2MP camera, 1080p@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB/64GB ROM
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 5.76/42.2Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear-mounted)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 5,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery; Fast Charge 15W

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