Redmi Note 8: the best-selling smartphone on Amazon

If we want to spend a little on an Android smartphone but we don't know which one to choose, we can get advice from other users by checking the reviews on Amazon and the bestseller section of the latter, which presents the best-selling products for each category.
Currently at the top of the sales rankings for smartphones there is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, a mobile phone of a brand unknown to most but which is increasingly taking hold in Italy and abroad thanks to its quality products at an affordable price .
If we are looking for a quality smartphone at a price less than 200 €, we will show you in this guide the strengths and weaknesses of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, so you can choose whether to focus on this product or choose other manufacturers.
The review will be based on some objective parameters and some considerations based on user reviews and reviews available online, so that you can have a clear picture of the situation.

Advantages of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

To understand why this is the best-selling smartphone on Amazon and decide whether or not to buy this mobile phone, let's immediately take a look at the qualities that can be appreciated on it.
1) RAM and internal memory
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 offers 4 GB of RAM and an internal memory of 64 GB, a really high amount if you consider the other smartphones in the same price range. Thanks to so much RAM and internal memory we can install and start any type of app without problems, without fear that our smartphone will suddenly slow down or report insufficient space.
2) Expandability
Despite the presence of 64 GB of internal memory, this Xiaomi Redmi Note also supports microSD cards up to 256 GB, which can be installed in the SIM 2 slot. We will be able to expand the internal memory in case we have to make many videos and photos, so as not to saturate the space reserved for apps.
3) Dual SIM
This smartphone allows you to manage two SIMs simultaneously thanks to the double slot, so you can have a single mobile phone both for the home line and for the line reserved for the office (or any other SIM in our possession). Both SIM can benefit from data offers, but we can only use one SIM at a time for the Internet (choosing in advance which one to use for the Internet). We can instead receive and send calls with both SIMs, we will only be asked before the call to make which SIM to use.
4) Processor
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU, one of the best processors with eight cores in circulation thanks to the high frequency and perfect control of energy saving. We will therefore be able to start even the heaviest games and applications without fear that the smartphone will slow down, given that the processor is absolutely adequate to withstand the amount of RAM and internal memory available.
5) Operating system
One of the greatest strengths is certainly the presence of MIUI, a customized operating system based on Android that closely resembles the solutions offered by Apple on its iPhones. We will therefore have a very fast, snappy system with numerous additional features that will delight those who come from an iPhone (perhaps a little less who is used to the classic interfaces of Android, but just get used to it). To this we add that the operating system is updated regularly and that each update leads to further optimizations and new features, often taken from the latest version of Android (so we can have those innovative functions by simply updating the MIUI, any version of Android in our possession ). Definitely one of the major strengths of this device, considering that it was born with the base of Android 9 (which will then be updated to 10).
6) Battery
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 offers a 4000 mAh lithium polymer battery, one of the highest values ​​that can be obtained on smartphones in this price category and which allows the smartphone to arrive safely in the evening even with medium-intense use, also thanks to the optimization and energy saving offered by MIUI (one of the most effective in the Android landscape).
7) Screen
The screen of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is 6.3 inches large and has an increased FullHD resolution (1080 x 2340 pixels) so that it can reproduce more details thanks to the extended format adopted (18: 9). In addition to the resolution, the screen offers good protection from bumps and scratches thanks to Corning Gorilla Glass.
8) Connectivity and accessories
In addition to all the classic connections that you can find on a modern smartphone (such as LTE, Bluetooth, fingerprint reader, USB Type-C and WiFi), you can also find the infrared port (IrDA) on this Xiaomi Redmi Note; we find the FM radio integrated and usable through headphones (which will act as an antenna) in addition we can also find the advanced GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou support, i.e. all satellite systems now accessible from every point on earth.
9) Camera
The rear camera of the Redmi Note 8 is quadruple with 4 64 megapixel sensors + 8 megapixel wide sensor + 2 megapixel depth sensor + 2 megapixel macro camera. With this technology the photos are really of a high standard.

Defects of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Even if the smartphone seems to be "perfect", some flaws can be attributed to it.
1) NFC
Many smartphones in the same price category offer the new NFC connection that allows you to make payments quickly; The Redmi Note 8 has no NFC. A little effort in this regard would have made the phone truly modern.
2) Minor defects
Other minor and very subjective flaws that we can find on this Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 are the generously sized screen (not all of them immediately adapt to the 6-inch screen) and the operating system very similar to the iPhone and far from the classic Android schemes (they can make Android lovers turn up their noses, at least in the early days).
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 deserves to be the best-selling smartphone of the year "> Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (180 €).
NOTE: There is also the Redmi Note 8 Pro version, which costs around 250 Euros, which has NFC connectivity and a faster processor, no longer Snapdragon but Mediatek. Above all it has an exceptional 4, 500 mAh battery that ensures an above average life.

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