When the Redmi Note 7 series was launched early this year, it was not just a beauty but a very powerful mid range device. While talks about the Redmi Note 7 series is yet to die down, Xiaomi have released the Redmi Note 8 series. But if the Redmi Note 7 Pro is good while change to Redmi Note 8 Pro. Will it even be an upgrade or a downgrade? Well this comparison between the Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro will help us understand that.
If there is any brand that should be crown the King of the mid range devices then I think Xiaomi should be the brand. From it’s processor to it’s Chipsets and battery, Xiaomi mid range phones have always been incredible.
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If you have been using the Redmi Note 7 Pro or any of the series, then you should see this comparison to know what is new in the Redmi Note 8 Pro. Below is a table that shows the key features of each phones. After the table, there will be a summary of the comparison between the Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro.
The Differences Between Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro
|FEATURES||Redmi Note 8 Pro||Redmi Note 7 Pro|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Weight||200 g (7.05 oz)||186 g (6.56 oz)|
|Screen size||6.53 inches||6.3 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5||Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5|
|OS||Android 9 (Pie)||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm)||Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver)|
|SD Card||Yes, up to 256GB||Yes, up to 256GB|
|Rear Camera||64 MP (wide)|
8 MP (ultrawide)
2 MP (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP depth sensor
|48 MP (wide)|
5 MP (depth sensor)
|Front Camera||20 MP||13 MP|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Price||Starts from About ₦83,000||Starts from About ₦74,000|
Aside from the obvious wide Screen, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has lot more to offer. While the Redmi Note 7 Pro is still a very good device, Xiaomi have included some new features that makes the Redmi series eveb more interesting. Let’s start from the camera of both phones.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro Camera
The Redmi Note 7 Pro did came with a good camera when it was released. But technology changes almost everyday and new improvements are made to existing technologies. And this is very true of phone camera over the past few months. Redmi Note 7 Pro is packed with a dual camera, a 48MP main camera and a 5MP depth sensor. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is packed with a quad camera with 64MP been the main camera.
Redmi Note 8 Pro can take more pictures with more quality than the Note 7 Pro. And the new Xiaomi Redmi Note can also has a macro dedicated camera and an ultrawide camera which is missing in Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Note 7 Pro does have something that the Redmi Note 8 Pro lacks and that is a dual LED flash at the back. Well maybe the new camera in Note 8 Pro won’t need dual LED flash to take clear night pictures.
In this category the Redmi Note 8 Pro wins the Note 7 Pro. For persons interested in camera then you should upgrade from the Note 7 Pro to the Note 8 Pro for better pictures.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro RAM and Storage
There was no much difference in the storage of the phones. Both phones have the maximum of 128GB with the option if external storage via microSD card up to 256MB. But there is significant difference in the RAM of both phones.
Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6GB/8GB RAM while the Note 7 Pro comes with a 4GB/6GB RAM. Redmi Note 8 Pro also have the UFS 2.1 which is missing in Redmi Note 7 Pro. So basically, the new Xiaomi Redmi will do hwavy jobs with ease compare to the Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro Chipsets and Processors
Xiaomi decided to go with the Mediatek Chipsets instead of the Snapdragon chipset they used in Redmi Note 7 Pro. Lots of fans have shown their dissatisfaction bout this chipset but just because it’s Mediatek Chipsets doesn’t mean it’ll perform less than a Snapdragon chipset. Granted, Snapdragon Chipsets are great but the version of Mediatek Chipsets used in the Redmi Note 8 Pro is quite impressive.
Redmi Note 7 Pro was packed with the Qualcomm SDM675 Snapdragon 675 (11 nm) while the Redmi Note 8 Pro is packed with Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm). Both Chipsets are good but the Mediatek version used in Redmi Note 8 Pro is slightly better than the one used in Redmi Note 7 Pro.
Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro
Xiaomi packed the Redmi Note 8 Pro with a 4500mAh battery while Xiaomipacked the Redmi Note 7 Pro with a 4000mAh battery. Both battery are capable of keeping the phone running for a long time. But the battery in Note 8 Pro is expected to last longer.
Both phones comes with finger print that is rear mounted. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a gorilla glass 5 screen protector same with the Redmi Note 7 Pro that comes with a gorilla glass 5 screen. There is no much difference in this category.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro Price
Redmi Note 8 Pro prices is expected to start from about ₦83,000 while the Redmi Note 7 Pro Price is expected to start from about ₦74,000.
It’s clear that the Redmi Note 8 Pro is an upgrade of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. It has better Chipsets, better cameras, bigger RAM sizes and packed with the UFS technology. It also have better battery and wider screen which makes it good fir gamers and movie lovers. So if you would like to upgrade from Redmi Note 7 Pro then it will be a nice move.
Where To Buy Both Phones In Nigeria
You can buy either or both phones from GSM Store here in Nigeria and have delivered to you at home. Click Here to check out the phone on GSM Store and see the great photos and the awesome screen display of this device. (Direct Link to purchase these phones will be made available soon)