its been 2 years since i started using this phone, which i still do. and altho its great for its price, its ''great for its price'' , you might know xiaomi likes to put adds into its own devices to cut costs, and altho you can disable the ads, its technically not that easy, not to mention the software optimization is not that good either, however the camera is alright and the performance its surpsisingly well.
Lzy., 25 Feb 2022Yes will get miui 13 but stay on android 10Android 11 u mean?
Successfully completed 2 years with this phone this Feb. I assure it's gonna give 110% for what you spend.
Let's start with battery life, initially I was able to use 2 to 2.5 days with moderate playback and usual apps nothing heavy duty. The 18w adapter was also quite good. It took slightly more than 90 min at the start. Then I started gaming, binging, ameture level content editing. After about 1 year battery gave out at a little more than 1 day charging took nearly 2 hrs. Another year later battery began giving out at almost 1 day and charging a little more than 2 hrs. Mind you it's on all sorts of RAM bursting things. Then I reduced gaming and playback, voila i nearly got 1.5 days. Can't complain though.
Camera is really great although main camera underperforms in dim light, but a little tinkering with pro mode gets you over it. Selfi cam is really good, those live up to their specs. Macro, i never much used it but my trials were not disappointing. Well pics shot from other phones with similar specs gave similar results if not poorer. But they cost more.
Display was very nice to work with, you can read, type not much discomfort, can't say reading mode did much good though. But I hope others might've a different opinion.
Processor and ram was nice though at the time I bought this people told otherwise because of mediatek. But they were wrong. I tried pes, cod, pubg, photoshop, Lightroom, PicsArt, they all worked absolutely well. But towards the end apps requiring better graphics like pes on std or high res drew too much power, like I had to recharge toward evening. But I was on it for quite some time. Also there were no hitch with any another apps whatsoever. Though opening around 10 apps at a time kinda gets it to nuts, buts that's very rare for me. Actually this exceeded my expectations.
Miui, it's another thing people told me against this. The whole lot of ads. They told to go for stock Android. But this is also fine. Except mi pay and mi music i actively avoided, well it's interface is less appealing and frankly I didint like it. I used AIMP player, that works well for me.
Fingerprint sensor is good as always. There is not much delay. Well I did compare it with under the screen, the latter was slower. But your finger's gotta be decently clean.
Heating was there towards the end of 1 yr especially after gaming, or when you use while on charging (which I strongly advice you to avoid as much possible, but hey the heart want what it wants). Heating more to the top of the scree but it's not frequent.
Audio output is very nice. I am not a pro when it comes to that but tinkering with its setup is very rewarding. Headsets I recommend are house of Marley Jamaica, realme buds 2 wired, OnePlus bullet, mi dual driver. I use more wired ones.
Screen brightness slightly slacks behind because it's lcd but you get used to it. The auto bright mode is really nice, but down the road you might not need it. Dark mode is very nice look, but I suspect it does any good to battery life being an lcd screen and all. They claim it does but i didn't get anything other than good looks out of it.
There was no problems with connectivity and all.
The only thing that went haywire is the power button. It went crazy and became supersensitive, which warranted a look by specialists who said shorted side board which they changed for nearly 19$.
The phone is very durable. Fell Outta my hand several times but still stands. I use ringke back cover which is awesome but costs around 11 dollars. But hey it's worth it.
My verdict is there isn't a better phone for that price. One of the best phones for a flagship. Though I fell that for gamers in long run the battery drains faster.good phone for photography. Well if you want a phone for general use then there is nothing better.
Redmi Note 8Pro User, 02 Feb 2022Hi, how is the new MIUI 12.5.7 global stable update? Any bugs or issues? :)Hi dear,
After that update I was speaking with speaker onn while picking up calls. I had hard time as people beside me heard my personal talks.
Now which I received 126.96.36.199 (Finally) I will today install it and will share my experience here, I will also factory reset this as suggested by other RN8PRO users.
This is a great phone, just wishing call function should work properly I would not mind if Facebook app crashes instead.
Will it get miui 13? Mine stuck at miui 12 android 10.
Great phone i use it for 2 years + now. Battery need to be replaced (screen on time maxed at 5 hours with 4g lte)
I have both global and Indian variants (sold the global, will replace the Indian with a 11T pro this week)
The phone is still usable and nice in 2022 but mine is not updated, as I tend to keep the firmware any phone I buy as is for years (and it makes my phones lack newest features but it is worth it as they tend t live long and more stable than others)
Just something to keep in mind.
Divij, 13 Jan 2022My redmi 8 pro not updated. Still android 10 and miui version. 12.0.6 Why not update my phone... moreIf you don't have any problems with it just keep it. Phone is worse and worse wirth every update they make.
Stormyweather, 10 Feb 2022Good afternoon all, I have some issues with note pro. The SIM 1 would stop working somet... moreI have same SIM detection problem (on and off) on miui 12.5.7 "stable". Before update phone worked without any major problem.
After reading many of your posts, I thought I'd try to give you my shy advice on how to keep the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro running good all the time, especially after upgrades (that seem to trouble some of you who have the same phone).
Try this out: get Nova Launcher (no, I am not in any way connected to this software company - it's just my long term use that convinces me). Set everything up just the way you like the GUI to be. Then, go into the setup section of Nova Launcher and save the whole setup externally.
Get the newest system update on your phone and then reset your phone to factory settings.
After restarting, go to the play store, download Nova Launcher again and go into settings and restore your secured image file. All you have to do now, is install all the apps on your screen. The position of the icons are saved and if they are not on your cell-phones you will see a grayed out version of them, indicating that you can install them from the Play Store.
You have to restore your IDs and passwords on each app if you need to login to them, but at least your whole layout is basically still there.
After the factory reset, your Note 8 Pro should work without problems again. A factory reset does wonders and Nova Launcher saves you the pain of repositioning your whole setup.
As a supplement, you will also have to install an app called Novalauncher Prime. Those two go together.
Works like a charm and saves time and your reset makes your phone almost like new again.
Hope to have helped.
Good afternoon all,
I have some issues with note pro.
The SIM 1 would stop working sometimes. You can browse with it but calls won't come in or go out as well as ussd won't work. The speaker doesn't work as you won't hear caller. It also reboots once in a while
The phone is stuck on miui 12.0.3 Android 10.
The SIM 1 is saying not reachable when you dial it but when I remove it and put in another phone, it would work. Also, I receive messages and can browse with it
Please help with solution
BipulMah6454, 05 Feb 2022cant do that either nothings working so im thinking to format it n update I updated. Nothing went wrong. Everything works fine. The gaery app was updated.
using indian variant & updated to miui 12.5.6 .
Redmi Note 8Pro User, 04 Feb 2022Its not an issue I guess. I also have the same thing. You can update the software sing the win... morecant do that either nothings working so im thinking to format it n update
BipulMah6454, 02 Feb 2022when I click miui version from about phone it doesnt open. new update has arrived but miui ver... moreIts not an issue I guess. I also have the same thing. You can update the software sing the windows it pops up.
when I click miui version from about phone it doesnt open. new update has arrived but miui version is not opening and i'm unable to update. Any Solution what to do?
It s get mui 13