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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T: 64GB
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  • Data 4GB
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  • Data 12GB
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  • Data 30GB
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About Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T - Review, Specs + more

Finally, Xiaomi launch the Redmi Note 8T here in the UK. It's been a runaway success over in China and even in mainland Europe - we're glad that Xiaomi have seen sense and launched this great budget phone here too. You can't really get much better in terms of specs at this price - but is it worth buying over similar phones, that may look a little bit nicer? Let's find out...

Summary of contents

  1. Display
  2. Quad camera  systems kicks ass!
  3. Monster battery with Android Pie
  4. Decent processor, large memory
  5. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Price & Verdict

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is only slightly different to its predecessor (that also was not widely available in the UK) called the Redmi Note 8. The 8T offers NFC payments such as Contactless payments with Google Pay, and superfast wired charging, and only costs slightly more.

It isn't lacking in features either, we really love this phone. It has a 6.3-inch display with a screen resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels (Full HD). This results in a very good pixel density of 409 ppi. The aspect ratio is 19.5: 9. The IPS panel provides viewing angle stability and the front and back faces are both protected from scratches by Gorilla Glass 5 - you can now get Gorilla GLass 6, but it's expensive, and we would not expect it to come on a price-conscious phone as the Note 8T yet.

Display

The display is not obscured by annoying so-called "chin bars", but the front is almost completely covered by the display. As you can see from the photos it's not a completely bevel-less design, which is a shame as there is a good 1mm of space there that could be tidied up. Presumably Xiaomi did not want this phone to eat into sales of their more expensive offerings like the Pocophone F1.

To be fair, there's only a centrally located small "waterdrop" shaped notch present, and this is pretty vital as it houses the 13 megapixel front camera used for selfies.

Quad camera  systems kicks ass!

A lot of people think that cameras are the main price driver of phones, but this isn't true with the Redmi Note 8T clearly, as it's got four cameras but is still dirt cheap! On the back of Xiaomi has a protruding, quadrant camera system, and next to that, a fingerprint sensor. The slightly sticking out design of this is unfavourable because the phone wobbles when placed on a table, as this review complains, but that's such a minor niggle that can be overcome with a cheap case.

The Quad camera system offers 48 MP, a 8 MP ultra wide angle, a 2 MP depth sensor and 2 MP macro lens. Overall, the camera is AI-supported. The quality of the fabricated photos is fine - especially considering the price range of the mobile phone, but don't go thinking that it'll out-compete high end phones like the iPhone 11 Pro as it won't.

In daylight, the photos are useful if you use the standard 13 MP offered in the rear camera. At 48 MP, the image noise is higher, and battery use will be higher. Speaking of batteries...

Monster battery with Android Pie

The Redmi Note 8T has a built-in 4000 mAh battery - as to be expected from the Chinese. This guarantees a long useful life of up to 12 hours (or 3 hours AlwaysON). Charging takes place via the USB-C port with 18W Quick Charge, but requires 1.5 hours to complete charge, so not exactly super-quick compared to other models with similar sized batteries...

But several points are gained, when you realise that Xiaomi have again retained a 3.5 mm jack - move over Apple.

As operating systems go, Android Pie is pre-installed (the latest Android) and runs on Xiaomi's own user interface MIUI V10 - think of it like a re-skin of Android. Thus, an update to the currently current Android 10 should be safe. All the usual Google apps are pre-installed and unlike Huawei, Xiaomi phones can access Google Play etc.

Decent processor, large memory

Under the bonnet of the Xiaomi, you'll get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor. This is clocked at up to 2 GHz and offers 4 GB RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB capacity, and this internal memory can be extended by using a MicroSD card up to 512 GB in size very easily. The performance of the Xiaomi is a standout feature - even at doubel this price, it's quite amazing what Xiaomi have done here. Even up-to-date 3D games can be played with jitter or lag. All relevant standards such as Bluetooth and WLAN are supported.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Price & Verdict

The first Redmi 8-series phone to make its way to the UK, the Redmi Note 8T offers extraordinary value at £179. This is a mid-ranger with a budget price, offering a 48MP quad-lens camera, a 6.3in AMOLED display, a 4,000mAh battery and a capable Snapdragon 665 processor. It adds NFC and 18W wired charging to the Redmi Note 8 elsewhere. You won’t find better value for money, buy it!

Available now on pay monthly, oneCompare is checking monthly prices from Tesco Mobile and Vodafone, who are the cheapest currently at just £15 a month.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T: Specifications

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 161.1 x 75.4 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 200 g
  • Operating System
  • Platform: Android
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Display
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340
  • Performance
  • Memory Card:
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Battery Capacity: 4000
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 13 MP
  • Back Camera: 48 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: LTE
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  • SIM Capacity: 2
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Redmi Note 8T Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 4 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T deals on the EE network
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  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T deals on the iD network
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T deals on the O2 network
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T deals on the Virgin network
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T deals on the Sky Mobile network

We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

Redmi Note 8T: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the Redmi Note 8T currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

Redmi Note 8T deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date

Is SIM Only better for Redmi Note 8T?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T ee contract or a Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 4 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T deals, covering 1 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 4 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T deals, our cheapest Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T deal over the entire life of the contract is £451.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Xiaomi will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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