First Impression of Xiaomi Redmi 8 at Unboxing – How is it?

 

Every day we see a new entrant in the mobile phone market and surprisingly the recently established companies are successfully making their space while getting great admiration from the users. Xiaomi has launched a new budget phone, the Redmi 8 so we thought of sharing it with you about how this newbie looks like at unboxing and what is actually the first impression of this gadget. Redmi phones from Xiaomi are always focused on the younger audience. Though there are further variations, the singular number series such as Redmi 8 is always there to provide the best entry-level hardware in an Android phone.

While being up-to-the-par with the expectations from the users, specifically those who can plan to change their smartphone brands, Redmi 8 brings with itself all that customers expect in a 2019 phone. The phone carries minimal bezels, notch cut-out, dual cameras, 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. For us, the highlight feature or hardware aspect is the 5,000mAh battery module. Xiaomi is promising 25 days of stand-by which is quite a lot for an Android phone. However, the battery time needs to be tested if it goes with the promising claims by the company or not. Till then, you can enjoy the unboxing experience of Redmi 8 ahead.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Unboxing Experience

 

Just like any other Xiaomi phone, Redmi 8 comes packed in a traditional Xiaomi box. The front has three renders signifying the three colors i.e. Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Onyx Black. You will not find any of the many details listed on the box except for the IMEI, serial number, storage space and RAM information on the bottom.

As you will open the box, first, there is a cardboard envelope. Within this, Xiaomi has packed the standard silicone case, SIM eject tool, warranty information, and user guide. After the envelope, we find the Redmi 8 itself. It is protected in a plastic bag and carries a removable front screen protector that lists highlight hardware of the phone. Further within the box, we get a 10W charger and USB Type-C to Type-A cable. The phone does support 3.5mm headphone jack but unfortunately no Headphones within the box.

As far as the first look of the phone is concerned, it carries a new design theme whereas the rear cameras have been moved to the center above the fingerprint sensor. This cluster is then contained in a black painted finish that carries in all colors.

What’s Inside the Box?

 

These are all the things you get within Xiaomi Redmi 8 official retail box:

 

  • Redmi 8
  • Black Silicone Case
  • Power adapter
  • USB Type-C cable
  • SIM Eject Tool
  • User Guide
  • Warranty Card

What are the Technical Specifications?

Though it is quite hard to know it all at the unboxing of the new Xiaomi Redmi 8, but here are the technical details for this newbie which is enough to convince the users to buy it:

Design

 

  • Size 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4mm
  • Colors Midnight Black, Breathing Crystal

Network and connectivity

 

  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 11 b/g/n
  • Dual SIM

Performance

 

  • Operating system Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 11
  • RAM 4GB
  • CPU Snapdragon 439

Storage

 

  • Internal memory 64GB + MicroSD Card Slot

Display

 

  • Size and Type: 6.22’’ Display
  • Resolution: 1520×720 HD+

 

Camera

 

  • Primary camera 12MP + 2MP
  • Front-facing camera 8 MP

Battery and charging

 

  • Battery type 5,000 mAh, non-removable

Something More Interesting About Xiaomi Redmi 8

 

The Redmi 8 also comes with a Type-C port which is something Xiaomi has introduced for the first time. There is also the familiar inclusion of the IR blaster. Xiaomi is also flaunting the Redmi 8 with P2i splash resistance this time but doesn’t go around dunking the phone in water as this feature needs to be verified.

Redmi 8 features a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a fairly obtrusive waterdrop notch and a large chin. A slightly off thing was the peak brightness on the display which appeared to be quite low as it was hard to read anything in harsh light. Moreover, the Redmi 8 comes pre-loaded with MIUI 10 which is based on Android 9.0 Pie.

The phone makes use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor along with 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. Well… it is all that we have noticed till the date after unboxing the phone and there is yet more to come.