IntroductionThe Redmi lineup has been one of the most sought-after budget smartphones for years now, but with competition heating up in the segment, Xioami needs to step up its game to stay relevant. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is an attempt to do that and has a lot to offer for the price delivering new hardware and a set of much-needed features.https://youtu.be/zYV0UnsJc7kPacking the brand new Helio G90T chipset along with a huge 4,500 mAh battery with fast charging and a quad-camera setup on the back, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has all that it takes to be a competitive handset. At first glance, performance is comparable to flagships from last year while the camera setup aims to provide a versatile experience on the cheap.[/url]Moreover, Note 8 Pro is one of the first devices to incorporate the brand new 64MP sensor from Samsung with native pixel-binning technology. We are expecting good low-light performance and competent Night mode to complement the overall camera performance.Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro specsBody: 161.4 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm, 200g; plastic frame, Gorilla Glass 5 front and back.Display: 6.53" IPS LCD, HDR support, 1080 x 2340px resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 395ppi.Rear camera: Primary: 64MP, f/1.9 aperture, 1/1.7" sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size, PDAF. Ultra wide: 8MP, f/2.2, 1/4", 1.12µm pixels. Macro camera: 2MP, f/2.4, 1/5", 1.75µm Depth sensor:2MP; 2160p@30fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@960fps video recording.Front camera: 20MP, f/2.0 aperture, 0.9µm pixels. 1080p/30fps video recording.OS: Android 9 Pie; MIUI 10.Chipset: Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm): Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55), Mali-G76 MC4 GPU.Memory: 6GB of RAM; 64/128GB storage; shared microSD slot.Battery: 4,500mAh; 18W MediaTek Pump Express and USB Power Delivery support.Connectivity: Dual-SIM; LTE-A, 4-Band carrier aggregation, LTE Cat-12/ Cat-13; USB-C; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band GPS; Bluetooth 5.0;Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader; single down-firing speaker; NFC; FM radio.Skimming through the specs sheet reveals only one drawback so far, and that's the choice of cameras. In the quad-camera array on the back, a telephoto unit is missing. Instead, you get a dedicated macro lens, and it remains to be seen whether the macro camera makes any difference compared to taking a standard close-up shot with the main camera and then cropping. Those 64MP can be put to work.[url=https://in.c.mi.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=2003457&aid=4155176&from=album&page=1" class="orange" style="display: inline; color: rgb(255, 103, 0); text-decoration-line: none; font-family: Roboto-Regular; font-size: 16.7383px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);]Then again, you can say the same for the telephoto. The 64MP sensor could very well be enough for more than decent 2x stills, so why would anyone need a dedicated lens when you have so many pixels to work with? Let's delve deep into the phone itself and try to answer the questions at hand.Unboxing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Prohttps://youtu.be/CnU0aE5Zq0Q