Redmi Note 8 Price In Kenya & Key Specs
|Colors||Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black, Nebula Purple, Cosmic Purple|
|Display||6.3 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Storage||64GB ROM, 4GB RAM|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 665 (11nm)|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 (Pie), MIUI 11|
|Back Camera||48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF |
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh|
The price of Redmi Note 8 in Kenya is KSh18,399 for the 64GB storage variant. It has 4GB of RAM. This device was launched in August 2019. It is available in Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black, Nebula Purple, and Cosmic Purple colors. Redmi Note 8 6GB RAM 128GB storage variant sells at KSh24,399.
Redmi Note 8 Outstanding features
- It comes with an IPS LCD display measuring 6.3 inches. This display has a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2340 pixels.
- This smartphone is equipped with Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 chipset built with the 11nm process. This processor is paired with 4GB of RAM
- It has 64GB onboard storage space. This phone has a dedicated microSD slot allowing cards of up to 256GB.
- This device has four camera lenses at the back. The primary lens is 48 megapixels, and it is accompanied by an 8 megapixels ultrawide lens, a 2 megapixels macro lens, and a 2 megapixels depth sensor.
- The front-facing camera is 13 megapixels.
- This smartphone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It also has an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and proximity sensor.
- This device is powered by a 4000mAh Li-Po battery. It is bundled with an 18W fast charging adapter.
- Five color options are available – Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black, Nebula Purple, and Cosmic Purple.
Redmi Note 8 Full Specifications
|Price In Kenya||KSh18,399|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Dimensions||158.3 x 75.3 x 8.4 mm|
|Material||Back & front Corning Gorila Glass 5|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)|
|Technology||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||6.3 inches, (~81.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Screen resolution||1080 pixels x 2340 pixels. (~409 PPI), 19.5:9 ratio|
|Display protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Card Slot||Yes, MicroSD card up to 256GB|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 Pie; MIUI 10|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (11nm)|
|Processor||Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)|
|Quad||48MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF |
8MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4", 1.12µm2MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)br
2MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm, depth sensor
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video Recording||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Bluetooth||v5.0, A2DP, LE|
|USB||v2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|3.5mm headphone jack||Yes|
|More features||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 18W|
|Available colors||Neptune Blue, Moonlight White, Space Black, Nebula Purple, Cosmic Purple|
The Redmi line of phones has captured the hearts of budget shoppers in Kenya because they offer incredible value. The Redmi Note 8 hits all the sweet spot between performance, design, and value for money. It is one of the best phones to buy if you have a budget of around 20000 Shillings.
Should you buy the Redmi Note 8 In Kenya?
Performance and Software
The Snapdragon 665 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, and 64GB variant is what is available in Kenya. You’re going to be satisfied by the fluidity of Redmi’s MIUI 10, the custom UI powering Xiaomi and Redmi Phones.
The hardware on the Redmi Note 8 is capable of tackling games such as the PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty. This phone does not heat up when gaming, but it can heat up a bit when gaming heavily but not to the extent of making it difficult for you to hold it.
Note 8 offers a good multimedia experience when watching videos. Although it does not comes with stereo speakers, the available speaker is loud enough to allow you to comfortably listen to music, watch movies, and your favorite TV shows. If the notch bothers you, MIUI skin allows you to hide it by cropping out the area.
Like its more expensive sibling, the Redmi Note 8 Pro, this device has a cool color temperature on its display. MIUI lets you adjust the temperature and tint to your liking. Its contrast is average and color balance is good enough.
Redmi Note 8 supports 18W fast charging and comes with a 4,000mAh battery. This phone can last for more than a day on regular use.
This phone captures beautiful shots during the day with its quad rear camera system. The main 48MP camera clicks detailed shots in natural outdoor light. However, colors are highly dependent on light intensity.
Redmi Note 8 Vs Redmi Note 8 Pro
The biggest difference between this phone and the Note 8 Pro is in the chipset. Redmi Note 8 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 while the Note 8 Pro is powered by the Mediatek Helio G90T chipset. The difference is not noticeable as far as performance is concerned. It’s only noticeable when switching between apps or when opening them. If you feel you need extra power, it best that you opt for the pro version.
The Redmi Note 8 offers value for money. IT competes effectively with the likes of Samsung Galaxy A21s, Oppo A53, and Nokia 5.3. If you’re looking for a good smartphone under 20k, Redmi Note 8 is a strong contender.
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