Xiaomi has released the Redmi 8 smartphone with controversial specifications. This is because the brand has decided to launch it with the Snapdragon 439 processor after the Redmi 7 that arrived with the Snapdragon 632.
We are talking about a less powerful processor, but Redmi‘s general manager, Lu Weibing, was keen to justify on Weibo the reason for this choice. According to him, the brand made a survey before the launch of the smartphone, asking which features were most important to users.
According to the results, the most important for these was: battery, performance, and good build quality. According to Lu Weibing, the brand has decided to focus on these points in the new device.
The battery is the focus of the Redmi 8
So it arrived with 5000mAh battery, USB type C, and support for fast charging 18W. The 2GB version of RAM was canceled, and Mi Turbo 2.0 and better memory cleanup were added.
As for the processor, the brand confirms that it achieves a performance quite similar to the well-known Snapdragon 625. The publication even shows the results in AnTuTu of both processors. The GM of Redmi says this is because it is a 12-nanometer processor and has the new Mi Turbo.
At the end of the justification, Weibing ends by saying that anyone who is concerned about performance should opt for the Redmi 7 or Redmi Note 8. And that who wants better battery life should opt for the Redmi 8. Still, it is interesting that it ends up to advise the previous model.