Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro: what can a smartphone with a 64-megapixel camera

It’s worth noting right away that, despite such impressive numbers in megapixels, the device from Redmi is not going to

(and will not be able to) compete with anyprofessional camera. The so-called Quad Bayer sensor is installed here, that is, its default resolution is quite familiar, it is 16 megapixels. The technology has already been covered in the press more than once, and is used in smartphones with 48 megapixel cameras. Now the ISOCELL sensor from Samsung is used, and this figure brings enough magic in marketing terms that the smartphone was sold out in the amount of 300,000 units on the first day.

How does it look

As a rule, the Redmi series is not intended fortender eyes, instead of charm, she conquers with brutality, which is not available to competitors, that is, a combination of price tag and power. However, the Note 8Pro got a pretty nice design, it even looks noble, without ruffles and a lurid decor, everything is laconic on the case - the screen has a small drop-shaped notch, the frames are very narrow, the front and back panels are completely covered with fifth-generation Gorilla Glass, nice colors.

The case was not waterproofed, but it’suntied his hands to equip the smartphone with all the popular connectors. There is a USB-C, an infrared sensor for controlling household appliances, an analog mini-jack jack for headphones. The device turned out to be quite large and thick, it weighs almost 200 grams with a thickness of 8.8 millimeters. However, the smartphone’s diagonal is decent - 6.5 ”, and even a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh, hence the bulkiness. But the dimensions still remain within the standard, and it’s convenient to use the device, except that the glass coating makes it extremely slippery, so you should be careful.


With the display, everything is standard here, usual fora class with a resolution of 2340x1080 IPS matrix, with a pixel density of 395 ppi. The display characteristics fit perfectly within the class, the viewing angles are maximum, the brightness is enough for a good day, good color rendering. In general, a screen for a strong middling.


At the heart of the iron filling platform is usedMediaTek with an 8-core Helio G90T processor, Mali-G76 graphics accelerator. Most likely, the choice fell on this chipset simply because Qualcomm did not find a comparable alternative in price that would support a camera with a 64 megapixel sensor. On board, 6 or 8 gigabytes of RAM are installed, the drive has 64 gigabytes and 128, the storage can be increased by 256 gigabytes due to microSD, but it will work instead of the second SIM. Which of the configurations will appear on our market is still unknown.

The smartphone is equipped with a standard set of wirelessinterfaces including fast Bluetooth 5, there is a satellite navigation module, as well as an NFC model, which for some users is much more important than the prohibitive number of megapixels in the camera.


But the main camera received a block of fourmodules. The main module with a 64 megapixel sensor, the second module with 8 megapixels and wide-angle optics, two more modules of 2 megapixels, one macro camera, and the second a depth sensor. Pictures on the main module are better than on a 48 megapixel sensor. However, there are no honest full-fledged pixels here, because these are not the photocells that are usually found in cameras. These are simply constituent components or subpixels. However, the difference between images at 16MP and 64 MP is immediately noticeable. The optical stabilizer, however, was not brought up, how the camera will manifest itself at night is unknown. In good lighting, the quality of the image is very decent, but if you do not turn off the AI, the device will oversaturate the colors, thinking that it looks more beautiful in this way. There is no optical zoom here, but the digital one works quite well, the wide-angle optics showed nothing interesting, the distortions are too visible.

This, of course, is not the best camera phone on the market, butfor its price segment, which is about 13-15 thousand rubles, the characteristics and capabilities are very worthy. While the smartphone is available only in China for $ 180, but soon it should appear on our market.

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