Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro heating issue – See this before buying

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Highlighted features of Redmi Note 8 Pro

  • World’s 1st phone with super fast Helio G90T
  • World’s 1st phone with launching 64MP Quad Camera
  • Stunning Glass body
  • 6.53″ FHD+ 91.4% STB GG5
  • Helio G90T Cortex-A76 & Mali G76
  • Liquid Cooling
  • 64MP Quad Camera 20MP Selfie
  • 4500 mAh Battery QC4+ Type-C & 3.5mm Jack
  • Glass Back with GG5 P2i Coating
  • 4k Video recording & 960 fps slow-mo

In the first half of 2019, Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 7 Series, And On the afternoon of August 29, Xiaomi held a press conference in Beijing, China, to officially release the new generation of Redmi Note 8 series, including Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Redmi note 8
Redmi Note 8

Redmi Note 8 series is divided into two standard versions, Redmi Note 8 and Note 8 Pro. From the perspective of body design, Redmi Note 8 series adopts “glass back” same as in Redmi note 7 Pro, when talking about camera design, the new mobile follows the quad-camera trend, and it is the world’s first smartphone launching with a 64MP quad-camera.

The smaller and more invisible back fingerprint recognition technology is adopted is both models, the fingerprint area is reduced by 30% compared to the previous generation. We have to say that although the back fingerprint recognition is easy to be spit, it is also the most accurate configuration at the current price.

The camera and fingerprint sensor are integrated into a single frame. The overall vision is good. The flash is arranged next to it. The Redmi Note 8 is available in 4GB+64GB, 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB storage formats, available in black, blue and white. And the Redmi Note 8 Pro is available in 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB storage formats, available in black, blue, green, and white colors.

White redmi note 8 pro with glass back
Redmi note 8 Pro with glass back

Redmi Note 8 is equipped with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor manufactured with 11nm process technology and supplemented by Adreno 610 graphics processor.

Its an octa-core processor that adopts 4 core + 4 small core structure and the maximum frequency is up to 2.0GHz for better performance. In addition, the Snapdragon 665 processor upgraded the DSP to the Hexagon 686 and the third-generation AIE engine buck, and the AI ​​performance was significantly upgraded.

Redmi Note 8 pro antutu benchmark
Redmi Note 8 antutu bechmark

When comes to photography, the Redmi Note 8 uses a single-front camera with a dewdrop notch + four rear camera combination, but the rear main camera of Note 8 is 48MP instead of 64MP.

The Camera is another highlight, because it is the flagship camera configuration, and support for hardware spending of 64 million pixels. There is no need to worry about taking pictures, it is the current flagship camera and even the mainstream configuration.

The camera combination is 48MP IMX586 main sensor + super wide-angle lens + depth of field camera + super macro lens. Below is an image captured with Redmi Note 8 Pro’s Samsung 64-megapixel GW1 sensor Quad Camera.

Redmi Note 8 Pro camera sample
Shot with Redmi Note 8 Pro

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is excellent in view of the consistent price/performance, it is powered with MediaTek Helio G90T Processor. Although MediaTek’s performance was not particularly strong earlier, it still has better performance and better cooling system that is a very good upgrade. The Helio G90T is a game processor, and this device is focused on gaming performance.

MediaTek Gaming processor
MediaTek helio G90

As a high-performance game chip recently launched by MediaTek, the G90T’s Ann Bunny runs beyond the Snapdragon 730, which is known as MediaTek’s turnaround with network optimization.

However, due to the rich history of MediaTek’s rollover and the backwardness of the 12nm process, many people are doubtful about the actual application capability of this chip. So, can MediaTek help Xiaomi realize the chip autonomy dream that the chip has failed to achieve? Let’s talk about it today.

First of all, from the CPU and GPU core processing capabilities, most will not roll over, G90T’s two A76 big core + six A55 small core, coupled with quad-core Mali G76 GPU, daily use is certainly not a problem.

Mediatek Helio G90T
A76

In terms of game experience, through the cooperation between MediaTek and Tencent, this chip has been specially optimized for various games of Tencent. Xiaomi has also made customization acceleration with many game manufacturers, so there should be no problem in the game experience.

But performance is no problem, it does not mean there is no risk of rollover. The biggest problem of the G90T chip is actually heat dissipation. The 12nm process has to be compared with other phones 7nm process performance. The direct result is that the heat dissipation pressure is too large.

Xiaomi is also aware of the lack of heat dissipation in this SOC, so the Redmi Note 8 Pro is equipped with a liquid-cooled copper tube + copper heat sink. Since the Poco F1 has a liquid cooling system but it is the first Redmi mobile phone with liquid cooling (cooling 4-6 ° C),

Liquid cooling in Redmi Note 8 pro
Redmi Note 8 Pro liquid cooling

However, according to the online test data, under the premise of liquid cooling, Redmi note 8 Pro is still relatively large in heat dissipation pressure. The core temperature of the game is still higher than the Redmi K20 (equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730).

Heat test of Redmi Note 8 Pro
Heat test of Redmi Note 8 pro

Another problem brought about by the backward 12nm process is the lack of battery life.

However, this time the smarphone is equipped with a 4500 mAh battery and 18W fast charge, and it should not roll over in terms of battery life.

In general, this phone should be no problem in performance, battery life, and taking photos. The chance of rollover is not big. The only thing that needs to be worried about is the heat dissipation problem. However, MediaTek’s chips have to be kept in mind, paper data is good, and long-term performance has to wait for market testing.

64mp ai super camera
Redmi note 8 pro with 64mp ai super camera

Note 8 has a 6.3-inch display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and the resolution is 2340×1080 pixels and 90% screen-to-body ratio. And the Note 8 Pro is equipped with a 6.53-inch 3D curved display with up to 91.4% screen-to-body ratio. The COF screen process has a narrow chin to 4.2 mm, and the screen ratio is still 19.5:9. Of course, it is still very good from the perspective of positioning.

launch event
Mi Launch event

The new model has a great overall improvement, such as the 18W fast charger (the focus is compatible with QC3.0, QC4+, USB PD, and MTK PE and other fast charging protocols) The Type-C interface is used to make the charging even faster. The battery capacity is 4500mAh, which lasts more than 2 days in normal.

On the top, the 3.5 mm headphone jack and infrared remote blaster are retained. These configurations are very practical.

Note 8 Pro started the created by MediaTek for the game.

Screen to body ratio of mi note 8
90% screen-to-body ratio of Mi note 8
Redmi note 8 price chart
Redmi note 8 price chart

Redmi Note 8 Price

  • Redmi Note 8 [4GB + 64GB] priced at Rs. 9,999/-
  • Redmi Note 8 [6GB + 64GB] priced at Rs. 11,999/-
  • Redmi Note 8 [6GB + 128GB] priced at Rs. 13,999/-

Redmi Note 8 Pro Price

  • Redmi Note 8 Pro [6GB + 64GB] priced at Rs. 13,999/-
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro [6GB + 128GB] priced at Rs. 15,999/-
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro [8GB + 128GB] priced at Rs. 17,999/-

 

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