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Redmi Note 8 Pro scores 84 on DxOMark; confirms high pixel count doesn’t matter

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DxOLabs have been reviewing more mid-range phones lately. A few weeks ago, they released the review for the Nokia 7.2 and now they have followed it up with that of the Redmi Note 8 Pro.

Redmi Note 8 Pro DxOMark

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the flagbearer of Redmi’s Note line. It was launched last year as the first device powered by MediaTek’s Helio G90T processor. However, its camera performance puts it behind that of several smartphones including those released in 2016.

DxOMark has given the Redmi Note 8 Pro an overall score of 84 points which puts it under the Nokia 7.2 and the Samsung Galaxy A50.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro has four rear cameras and one of them is a 64MP f/1.9 camera. It also has an 8MP ultrawide angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.

Redmi Note 8 Pro DxOMark

The score is broken down into 87 points for photo and 78 points for video. The review says even with the high-resolution camera, there is a lack of fine detail in images. It also has a limited dynamic range that “results in clipping when shooting in difficult high-contrast situations”. The phone also can’t take detailed zoom shots since it doesn’t have a dedicated telephoto lens and its ultrawide angle photos also have low level of details due to lack of dynamic range.

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The review praises its autofocus and subject isolation in bokeh mode.

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With respect to video, the Redmi Note 8 Pro is said to show “good target exposure when recording outdoors or under typical indoor conditions”. The review also praises the electronic video stabilization and calls it effective. However, there are several areas where it could be better.

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In changing light conditions, the Redmi Note 8 Pro has issues with white balance and exposure. It also has limited HDR and low detail levels with visible noise when recording in 4K.

The Redmi Note 8 Pro may have a high camera pixel count but it is not a great camera device. However, this is a mid-range device that is less than half of the cost of a flagship, so its camera performance is not expected to be stellar.

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