The recently launched Redmi 8 is all set to go on sale in India today, yet again. The Redmi 8 is available via flash sales, which otherwise means the units will be limited. It is recommended that the interested buyers must hurry to grab the phone before it goes out of stock. The Redmi 8 will be available for purchase on Flipkart and Mi.com at 12PM today. The smartphone will also be available on Mi Home stores across the country. All the variants of the Redmi 8 will be available today.|
The Redmi 8 comes in two variants. The base model of the phone comes with 3GB + 32GB storage and is priced at Rs 7,999. The second or top-end model of the Redmi 8 packs 4GB + 64GB storage. This model of the phone comes with a price of Rs 8,999. All the colour options -- Emeral Green, Onyx Black, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue -- of the Redmi 8 will be available during today's sale.
So, should you buy the Redmi 8?
We at India Today Tech reviewed the Redmi 8 and this is what we said:
"The Redmi 8 is almost similar to the cheaper Redmi 8A. Both the phones come with the same camera, battery, processor, and screen. In fact, the front design of both the Redmi 8 and the Redmi 8A is almost similar. Both the phones include Dot Drop notch. Personally, I prefer the Aura Grip design of the Redmi 8A and not the Aura Mirror design of the Redmi 8. Two other differences between the Redmi 8A and the Redmi 8 are the latter includes a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Redmi 8A offers up to 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage but there's microSD card support to expand the storage space.
Overall, I believe if you're looking for a good budget phone the Redmi 8A makes more sense. The Redmi 8A starts at Rs 6,499 in India. If you can spend some more money and want a phone that looks great, clicks well-detailed pictures, offers great performance and battery life then there's the Redmi Note 8. The Note 8 from Redmi comes with a starting price of Rs 9,999 in the country."
To get it right off the bat, the Redmi 8 is a decent phone but it offers the same value as the cheaper Redmi 8A. The 8A comes with a starting price of Rs 6,499. So, if you're looking for a good affordable smartphone the Redmi 8A makes sense. While if you can spend some more go for the Redmi Note 8. The phone comes with starting price of Rs 9,999.
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