BigGuyVN, 26 Aug 2021It's working well. Almost the best budget phone i've ever had.What's the best budget phone? Around 200$ SGD
It was okay at first, it was responsive and long lasting but then after a few months of usage it got so laggy, screen suddenly goes black and force closes the app I'm using, it's very unresponsive so you have to turn it off and on again to be able to use it again and the camera sucks, the storage is meh and the features are also useless
Is there asignal issue...?.i dont know im using this phone 1 and half years.very bad.very hard to find better signal.
Absolute rubbish. Really regret agreeing to a 24-month contract.
Marc Gaedzen, 09 Nov 2021I have been on a bad experience with this phone, which will be my last Xiaomi device. The budg... morei have redmi 4x for many years very good and responsive phone even on most recent average games and wifi very very sensitive, i bought a new screen and keep it because one day i am sure this one will broke and i dont want to change for another phone ( i rooted it because some vpns need root to give optional functions and its perfect zero problems )
smartphone has a notch :(
and am fairly sure its full of bloatware and malware endless pop ups ads
HomeBoy, 15 Nov 2021Only problem so far is the Wifi, gives me 36 Mbit/s but my old Iphone 5S gives me 190 Mbit... moreOld Flagship 5S Had Both 2.4 & 5GHz Wi-Fi While Vs Budget Low End 8A Only Support 2.4GHz.
Only problem so far is the Wifi, gives me 36 Mbit/s but my old Iphone 5S gives me 190 Mbit/s at the same spot!
I have been on a bad experience with this phone, which will be my last Xiaomi device. The budget factor does not explain the things because i previously owned several Redmis (2, 3S, 4A and 6) with a fair outcome and only minor issues. The main problem with this 8A is, definitely, the lagging on the operational system, making everything slow, unreliable and even without a proper reaction on the touchscreen when typing. For what seems to be related, some applications on background do not keep the data when switched between apps, leading to losses on a matter of a simply switch into some message app or a weather check. The camera needs six to nine seconds to load, leaving many lost pictures on the way. The face recognition works alright, but due to the general lagging, it's often faster to unlock the device via PIN - the absence of fingerprint lock, which i thought to be something unimportant, is definitely a matter of usability and security.
I keep my device always with at least 10GB free, so my review above contemplates a fair usage of the system. Likewise, I avoid to keep apps which i do not use frequently in order to achieve a better fluid system (or less laggy at least). In my opinion, MIUI 12 is a disaster, and again, the argument of being an entry-level device does not explain things because i also know disappointed people even running it on much better Xiaomi devices such as the Poco family.
For the mentioned above, i absolutely discourage anyone on acquiring Redmi 8 or any other starter-line from this company.
the worst phone I've had in a few years. 24/7 laggy, not even overloaded with work. the screen is ok, camera sucks so much. Got this from work, could've added 50 bucks and bought something reliable. I also have Redmi Note Pro which is like day and night. Of course there is a market for every phone...
Trashy Device wouldn't advice any one to get it I might be on one app then it would close and take me back to the home screen in less than 5 seconds
I used it two years as now it is 10/2021. it becomes slower and slower. I cleaned up photos not many hold, yet when I press photo there is a few second before it goes in camera mode.
face recognition not always work, or I'm not sure when it will force me to enter passwd.
It stuck 2-3 times I need to use combi key to reset it. Other than that, this phone is good enough as it is cheaper, new one costs me about $115 on Amazon. Compared with Korea phones Xiaomi are much better.
AnonD-821125, 25 Mar 2021my bad. the indian variant does use a different sensor. sorryBro my phone is made in India🙃
JW, 06 Jun 2021whatever said by others. I am using this phone over 02 years with zero errors. Compare to Huwa... moreI've also been using this phone for 1.7 years..I haven't faced a single problem..and also after the miui 12.5 update it feels as good as new.It's a budget device so If you handle it carefully it will surely give you a good service..tip: always try to keep internal storage as empty as possible this way your phone will surely stay as fast as new specially its true in budget friendly devices like this one..my phones internal storage is still 11GB empty
It's working well. Almost the best budget phone i've ever had.
its a pity the phone doesn't support google playstore anymore after few updates and other google related apps like youtube and maps otherwise the perfomance is fine for a budget phone like this. the camera is good especially the front selfie camera.
Suez, 05 Jul 2021My phone is not allow me to install google play store. It's saying it is an old system. Didn't buy the phone but my cousin has one and she can't download google play anymore because she "updated/is in" 12.0.3 version