A new era of mobile gaming has come to reign and game centric phones are exploding onto the market. Xiaomi has become a contender with the newly released Redmi Note 8 Pro.
This is a phone built to win many gamers' hearts, a mobile gaming phone at an affordable price. Powered by the latest Mediatek Helio G90T octa-core chipset with clock speed of up to 2.05GHz and the Arm Mali-G76 GPU with speeds up to 800MHz, it delivers epic gaming performance. An advanced liquid cooling system has been added to improve heat dissipation during the demanding high graphic intensive games. Without any compromise, it features a bigger 6.53 inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 and a screen ratio of 19.5:9, with minimal bezels and a waterdrop notch.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro implements the ‘glass sandwich’ design elegantly, with Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back panel for ultimate protection. The camera module is vertically positioned on the backbone of the phone combined with 3D-curved diamond-cut glass edges, enhancing your gaming grip - supremely comfortable when playing, letting you focus all your skills on your gaming challenge.
The smartphone is rated IP52, which is water resistant and dust resistant with a silicone seal and ring around the charging port and sim card tray. It comes in three colours, Mineral Grey, Pearl White, Forest Green.
You’ll find the speaker grilles on the bottom side of the phone. Their positioning helps to funnel sound to your ears while playing games, as natural hand placement will cup the speakers, boosting sound. Other features include a 3.5mm headphone jack, an IR blaster and NFC. Look out for gaming accessories, like gamepad for example, which will be released soon for the ultimate gaming experience.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro never compromises, especially when it comes to performance and taking mobile gaming to the next level. Each and every component has been optimized for a lag-free, responsive experience. Xiaomi, in partnership with Mediatek, unveiled the Helio G90T CPU. This octa-core beast, clocked up to 2.05GHz, incorporates the Arm Mali-G76 GPU with speeds up to 800MHz and up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM combined with the latest UFS 2.1 storage provides ultra-fast data-access. Our partnership will boost the mobile gaming experience through eye-popping image quality, the smoothest moves in any online world, and the fastest, most reliable network connection. This made possible with MediaTek’s exclusive HyperEngine gaming technology that tunes your entire smartphone for the greatest gaming experience possible. If storage is still a concern, it comes with a hybrid sim-card tray to cater for microSD for expansion in memory.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro also packs ultrafast data & wireless connectivity in its inventory, including Cat-12 4G LTE WorldMode modem with 3x CA and 4x4 MIMO and 256QAM, Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5, and achieving an award for being the first smartphone with TÜV Rheinland high-performance network connection (game) certification. It allows the phone to smoothly run complex network scenes.
Testing the phone on AnTuTu, it achieved 283049 points. This is a pretty high score, compared to rival devices. Moreover, the GPU score of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro reached over 70826 points, promising a great graphics performance.
Intelligent Speed Uplift for Rapid Gameplay
End-to-End Optimization for Rapid Response Engine
Faster framerates and smoother gameplay with a lower latency action-to-display pipeline
Intelligent Resource Management Engine for Better, Longer Gameplay
For comparison, MediaTek Helio G90T has scored 283,333 points on AnTuTu 8 offering superior performance compared to the rival Snapdragon 710.
Apart from just performance, Xiaomi has introduced the LiquidCooling Technology for the first time in their Redmi series to optimized to achieve a reliably smooth, lag-free, high-performance gaming experience.
As you all know, running graphics-intense, action games can generate an enormous amount of heat, making games run slowly and your phone uncomfortable to hold. Intense thermal throttling can bring even the fastest CPU to its knees and lead to freeze-frame wipeout. With the new liquid cooling system unveiled, it helps to reduce the temperature of the phone by 4 to 6 degrees to run smoothly even when the action gets frenetic.
The ultimate gaming phone deserves a decent display. The Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. With a screen to body ratio of 91.4% it has a refresh rate of 90Hz providing a smooth gaming experience. However, the features don’t end there as a system for optimizing the quality of games runs at the hardware level with Helio G90T. The Redmi Note 8 Pro also supports MiraVision technology, which automatically adjusts the brightness, contrast and clarity of the image to ensure optimal performance.
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Game Booster 2.0, is an enhancement that results in CPU and GPU smart allocation, and more system resources for games. It’s easy to get optimum gaming performance on Redmi Note 8 Pro, activating the Game Turbo 2.0. with just a single tap, you can free up all background RAM and dedicate it to games, optimize game-data processing performance, and record or take a snapshot of your game.
Battery and charging
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is built to cope with the power-intensive demands of gaming, coming with a high capacity 4500mAh Li-Po battery that gives you more freedom to play. Charging time can be critical when you’re on a long mission, so the Redmi Note 8 Pro supports both Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+ and MediaTek's Pump Express fast charging.
This delivers 18W for fast charging and be at maximum power again within 2 hours. Of course, as a top-spec device it supports the USB-C charger, allowing standard USB PD 3.0 fast chargers to boost your charging into the fast lane!
Whether your go-to is Fortnite, PUBG, Asphalt 9 Legend or other top titles, the Redmi Note 8 Pro will deliver you fast and smooth action in your favourite games. Through intelligent networking, rapid touchscreen and vivid visuals the whole-device enhancements will ensure your smartphone always keeps up with you.
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