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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: Unboxing and First Impressions

We have just received the new Redmi Note 8 from Xiaomi and here is our complete unboxing experience of the new phone as well as our first impressions. Redmi series has been developed by Xiaomi to be comprising of value devices with competitive hardware and even better pricing. Running MIUI 10, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 8 is powered by a Snapdragon 665 chipset and has 4GB of RAM. Further, the storage clocks in at a massive 128GB. If that wasn’t enough, Xiaomi has outfitted the Note 8 with not just dual or even triple but Quad rear cameras!

Competing within the strong budget segment, Redmi Note 8 also brings with itself a nice glass design that is made durable thanks to Gorilla Glass 5. For the front display, the panels measures exactly 6.3 inch in size with a tall FHD+ resolution. And to power it all, there is a large 4,000mAh battery fitted within the Note 8. We can’t wait to test the device thoroughly and then share our full review! Till then, enjoy this complete unboxing experience!

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Unboxing

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Unboxing Experience

Redmi Note 8 comes packed in a traditional box. Unlike previous packaging of Xiaomi phones, there is a complete render of Redmi Note 8 printed on top of the box. As our unit arrived in Moonlight White color, the box also depicts the correct color scheme. Further, on the back half, there are key details about Redmi Note 8 including key specs. Taking apart the top part of the box, we are greeted with a white envelope. Within it, there is a standard SIM Ejection tool, paper work and also a clear transparent case.

Right after the envelope, lies Redmi Note 8 itself. Wrapped in protective plastic, there are further plastic stickers on the phone itself that highlight tech specs and prevent the display from being scratched during shipping. On the back of the device, there is a large sticker explaining the SIM card tray and how it can be used to insert 2 SIMs along with a microSD data card.

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Before we start exploring the device, there are further accessories included within the box. 18W USB power adapter is provided along with a USB Type-C to Type-A cable. Unfortunately, no headphones. Also, to mention, our unit did not have a screen protector applied on the phone which is the standard these days with budget and other mid-range devices.

Tracing back to the device, holding Redmi Note 8 in the hand, it feels quite premium and solid. The glass back has been a great design choice at this price-point as it gives users a sense of luxury once they hold the phone. Also, our Moonlight White color is amazing to look at with its subtle blue/purple gradient. Lastly, there is a gloss surround to the whole phone and it is curved outwards for better grip.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 – What’s Inside The Box

Xiaomi provides all of these products as standard within the box once you purchase Redmi Note 8:

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  • Power adapter
  • USB Type-C cable
  • SIM Eject Tool
  • Soft Case
  • User Guide
  • Warranty Card

Technical Specifications:

Here are the technical details for P30 Pro.

Design:

  • Size 158.3 x 75.3 x 8.35 mm 
  • Colors Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black

Network and connectivity:

  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Dual SIM

Performance:

  • Operating system Android 9.0 Pie
  • Skin: MIUI 10
  • RAM 4GB
  • CPU Snapdragon 665

Storage:

  • Internal memory 128GB + MicroSD Card Slot

Display

  • Size and Type: 6.3’’ Display
  • Resolution: 2340 x 1080 pixels

Camera

  • Primary camera 48MP ultra-high resolution primary camera, 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, 2MP macro camera, 2MP macro camera
  • Front-facing camera 32 MP, f/2.0 aperture

Battery and charging

  • Battery type 4,000 mAh, non-removable

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Taimur Akmal

Devoted writer, enjoys developing code. Appreciates excellent food, exceptional coffee and great company. He is also into sublime design and nicely built cars.