Post updated October 29th, 2019 at 01:15 am
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro has been up and about in Malaysia for nearly a month now, and needless to say, there’s a fair bit to shout about the phone. At a starting price of RM1099, the phone comes packed with some pretty impressive hardware for a mid-range device.
At this point, you’re probably asking: what exactly makes the Redmi Note 8 Pro the next phone to own?
Big Display, Bigger Battery, Tougher Body
With a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display and a 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, it also got and Eye Comfort feature that has TUV Rheinland certification too. With a 4500mAh battery, it’s also the perfect smartphone for those who have a penchant for browsing the internet or watching videos on the move.
You don’t have to worry about the Redmi Note 8 Pro’s display cracking, either from accidentally slipping from your hands or falling to the floor. Both the front and back of the phone is fitted with Gorilla Glass 5, so even if the phone does hit the ground, it’ll definitely survive.
MediaTek Helio G90T
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is a phone of many “firsts”. Lying within the belly of the beast is the chipset that is deserving of that title: the MediaTek Helio G90T. It’s the chipmaker’s current and most powerful octa-core processor to date, comprising a two Cortex-A76 CPUs clocked at 2.05GHz and six Cortex-A55 chips running at 2.0GHz.
To keep the chipset running at optimum efficiency, the G90T is also cooled with MediaTek’s own LiquidCool thermal solution, making it approximately 24% more efficient than its direct competitor.
To that end, the G90T comes equipped with MediaTek’s new HyperEngine game technology that is designed to improve the mobile gaming experience by cutting down on input lag and upscaling game resolutions up to HDR10 standards. It also features a Networking Engine that enables both Wi-Fi and mobile data connectivity to be used at the same time to reduce network latency.
More importantly, the G90T is also the only chipset capable of supporting a 64MP camera sensor. Which brings us to the next feature…
64MP ISOCELL GW1 Quad-Camera
Compared to its predecessors and competitors with high-resolution camera modules, the Redmi Note 8 Pro currently holds the title belt as one of the only smartphones to feature a main quad-camera module, sporting a Samsung’s 64MP ISOCELL GW1 camera sensor. Capable of capturing images nearly double 8K resolutions.
As a quad-camera module, the Redmi Note 8 Pro also features an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with a 120° angle. In short, it allows you to capture pictures and subject from more than one perspective, all without having to change positions.
The quad-camera module also comes with a 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor. This means that users of the Redmi Note 8 Pro to get up close and personal with their subject to obtain detailed, close-up shots that would otherwise be impossible with other smartphones in its class.
Around the front, the Redmi Note 8 Pro’s 20MP selfie camera also comes packed with the usual fare of portrait-enhancing features, such as AI Beautify and the ability to adjust the bokeh intensity before touching that shutter button.
The Same Low Price As Before
These days, you don’t have to break the bank in order to own a smartphone with all the trimmings of a high-end smartphone. As mentioned at the beginning, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is already available in Malaysia at two price points. At RM1099, interested consumers will get the variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. For an additional RM100, you can get the model with double the storage capacity at 128GB.
You can visit the brand’s official product page for more information about the phone. Also, the phone can be purchased online via Xiaomi’s online retail partners, Lazada and Shopee.
If you fancy trying to win a Redmi Note 8 Pro, you’re in luck. From now until 31 October 2019, Xiaomi is currently hosting a “Pose And Win” campaign at the Masjid Jamek and Pasar Seni LRT stations, and involve a Mega Poster of KLCC. The mechanics of the contest are relatively straightforward: simply snap a picture, either of yourself or a group of friends, with the poster, and then upload it to your Facebook.
Take note, you’ll need to set the post to Public and include the following hashtags #64MPMemangShiok, #LiveToCreate, #RedmiNote8Pro, and #XiaomiMY. Once you’ve done that, hit the Publish button, and you’re done.
This article is sponsored by Xiaomi Malaysia.