Back in the last year, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 8 and it has quickly become one of the company’s selling models over 30 million shipments as of May 2020. One reason behind the success is that it really felt like a worthy upgrade over the original Redmi Note 7. Global customers only got the Redmi Note 7 with Snapdragon 660. India and China got a Note 7 Pro variant with Snapdragon 675. The Redmi Note 8, then, came as a powerful upgrade for the real Redmi Note 7 also bringing a major upgrade for the camera. While the phone doesn’t look like the toughest of mid-range phones, it managed to survive fall from the 8th floor which surely affirms a good build quality.
A Mi fan recently shared the story of his Redmi Note 8 unit which fell into a pool of water after the phone was mistakenly dropped from the 8th floor of an apartment building. Surprisingly, even though the screen got completely shattered and water penetrated the camera chamber, the touch operation still works fine. The fuselage of the phone also bent, turning it a curved-display smartphone.
The case has pretty much impressed Xiaomi’s Founder and Chairman. Lei Jun also shared the post extolling the quality of the Redmi Note 8. We know that the damage caused by drops will always depend on several circumstances. A phone can fall from the 8th floor and survive but can also drop from a small height and get its display completely damaged. We can see that the Redmi Note 8 is a strong smartphone. However, the owner of the device also had its portion of luck.
The Redmi Note 8 was released in August 2019 alongside the Redmi Note 8 Pro. One of the biggest highlights of its smartphone is on its Quad-Camera array stacked vertically at the top left corner. The phone has a 48MP main camera, an 8MP Ultra-wide unit, 2MP macro sensor, and 2MP depth lens. The Note 8 flaunts a 6.3-inch LCD with FHD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. The cutout serves as a house for a 13MP selfie snapper. Under the hood, the phone boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of Storage. The phone also comes with a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support.
The phone runs Android 10 based MIUI 11. Xiaomi is yet to roll out MIUI 12 Global stable update for this handset.