We thought that we were done with the megapixel race. Recently, we started seeing upper midrange phones sporting 48MP cameras and we thought that that will end at that. Well, we were wrong.
Xiaomi has today announced 2 entrants to the Redmi Note series. The Redmi Note 8 comes to replace the revered Redmi Note 7 announced earlier on. The new Redmi Note 8 Pro stands out with its crazy 64 MP camera
Both phones share the same 6.53 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. They also have either 64GB or 128 GB of storage with the option to add a microSD slot. They also share the same 18W charging capability, rear fingerprint scanners, headphone jack and USB C ports.
The Redmi Note 8 has either 4 GB or 6GB of RAM while the Pro has either 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The Note 8 Pro has a Mediatek Helio G90T processor while the Note 8 has a Snapdragon 665. The Note 8 Pro has IP52 water resistance rating while the Note 8 lacks that water resistance certification. The Note 8 has a 4000mAh battery but the Note 8 Pro bests it with a 4500 mAh battery.
The differences also start to show in the camera department. The Note 8 Pro has a 64 MP main camera with a f/1.8 aperture. The Note 8 has the 48MP camera with a f/1.8 aperture that we saw with the Note 7. Both phones share the same 8MP wide angle camera, 2MP ‘macro lens’ and a 2MP portrait lens.
The whole idea of the 64MP from the Note 8 Pro is like the 48MP sensor we saw before. It will group 4 adjacent pixels to form one super pixel so effectively it will give you 16MP of usable resolution.
The Note 8 has a 13MP selfie camera with a f/2.2 aperture while the Note 8 Pro has a 20MP sensor with a f.2.2 aperture.
The Note 8 will start roughly at $140 while the Note 8 Pro will be priced starting from $195. These are really good prices for what you are getting and we wish these trickle over to this market soon