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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy M21

Summary
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Display

6.3" (16 cm)

1080x2340 px, 409 PPI

6.4" (16.26 cm)

1080x2340 px, 403 PPI

Camera

48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP (Primary)

13 MP(Front)

48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP (Primary)

20 MP(Front)

Battery

4000 mAh

6000 mAh

Performance

Quad + Quad Core

2 GHz + 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Quad + Quad Core

2.3 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM

Storage

64 GB

512 GB (Expandable)

64 GB

512 GB (Expandable)

Expert Rating

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User Rating

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4.3/5 based on 171,890 ratings

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Best Prices
Rs. 12,498 @Amazon Buy
Rs. 12,999 @Flipkart Buy
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Rs. 12,499 @Amazon Buy
Rs. 12,699 @happimo... Buy
Rs. 13,499 @Samsung... Buy
General
Launch Date

October 21, 2019 (Official)

March 18, 2020 (Official)

Operating System

Android v9.0 (Pie)

Android v10 (Q)

Custom UI

MIUI

Samsung One UI

Performance
Very Good
Very Good
Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665

Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 9611

CPU

Octa core (2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)

Octa core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.7 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Fabrication

11 nm

10 nm

Graphics

Adreno 610

Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

4 GB

4 GB

RAM Type

LPDDR4X

LPDDR4X

Display
Good
Very Good
Display Type

IPS LCD

Super AMOLED

Screen Size

6.3 " (16 cm)

6.4 " (16.26 cm)

Resolution

1080 x 2340 pixels

1080 x 2340 pixels

Aspect Ratio

19.5:9

19.5:9

Pixel Density

409 ppi

403 ppi

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

81.56 %

84.02 %

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v5,

Corning Gorilla Glass v3,

Bezel-less display

with waterdrop notch

with waterdrop notch

Touch Screen

, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Brightness

420 nits

Screen to Body Ratio (claimed by the brand)

90 %

91 %

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 158.3 mm
Width: 75.3 mm
Thickness: 8.3 mm

Height: 159 mm
Width: 75.1 mm
Thickness: 8.9 mm

Weight

188 grams

188 grams

Build Material

Back: Gorilla Glass

Back: Plastic

Colours

Nepture Blue, Moonlight White, Cosmic Purple, Space Black

Midnight Blue, Raven Black

Waterproof

, Splash proof

Camera
Very Good
Very Good
Main Camera
Camera Setup

Quad

Triple

Resolution

48 MP f/1.79 Primary Camera(2" sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size)8 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(4.0" sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Macro Camera(5.0" sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)2 MP f/2.4, Depth Camera(5.0" sensor size, 1.75µm pixel size)

48 MP f/2.0 (upto 4x Digital Zoom) Primary Camera(26 mm focal length, 2" sensor size, 0.8µm pixel size)8 MP f/2.2, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera(12 mm focal length, 4.0" sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size)5 MP f/2.2, Depth Camera

Sensor

ISOCELL Plus

CMOS image sensor

Autofocus

, Phase Detection autofocus

, Phase Detection autofocus

OIS

No

No

Flash

, Dual LED Flash

, LED Flash

Image Resolution

8000 x 6000 Pixels

8000 x 6000 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus

4 x Digital Zoom
Auto Flash
Face detection
Touch to focus

Video Recording

3840x2160 @ 30 fps
1920x1080 @ 60 fps
1280x720 @ 120 fps

3840x2160 @ 30 fps
1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Front Camera
Camera Setup

Single

Single

Resolution

13 MP f/2.0 Primary Camera(1.12µm pixel size)

20 MP f/2.2 Primary Camera(26 mm focal length)

Sensor

CMOS

Autofocus

No

Flash

No

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery
Very Good
Excellent
Capacity

4000 mAh

6000 mAh

Type

Li-Polymer

Li-ion

Removable

No

No

Quick Charging

, Fast, 18W

, Fast, 15W

USB Type-C

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

64 GB

64 GB

Expandable Memory

, Up to 512 GB

, Up to 512 GB

User Available Storage

Up to 49 GB

USB OTG

Storage Type

eMMC 5.1

UFS 2.1

Network & Connectivity
SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SIM 2

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 850(band 5)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

SAR Value

Head: 1.13 W/kg, Body: 0.634 W/kg

Head: 0.468 W/kg

Wi-Fi

, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

, Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

, v5.0

, v5.0

GPS

with A-GPS, Glonass

with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

No

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging

Mass storage device, USB charging

Multimedia
FM Radio

Loudspeaker

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Audio Features

Dolby Atmos

Sensors
Fingerprint Sensor

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Rear

Rear

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

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Related Questions

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  • How to enable VOLTE on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ?

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    Answered By Gandhali Vijaya | 1 years ago

    You don't need to enable VoLTE. Insert the Jio (VoLTE enabled) in any slot. By default, VoLTE will be active. If it is not, you can change the network preferences from Network option in settings.


    1. Go to Settings > Call Settings (Sim and Network)
    2. Tap Cellular networks > Enable Voice over LTE On/ Off.

    Alternatively, you can follow a much easier way:


    1. You can simply dial *#*#4636#*#* 
    2. Choose Phone information.
    3. Click " Phone Information" and Toggle VOLTE Provisioned.
    4. Restart the phone and you are done.


    You can check the below video to get more clarity:




    You can check the specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 here: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  • How to record calls on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ?

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    Answered By Eshanika Ganesh | 1 years ago

    Maximum smartphones have an inbuilt call recording feature these days. You just need to tap on the cassette symbol to start the recording. Still, there are phones which do not have this feature inbuilt. For such phones, you can install the ACR app.

    1. : Download the ACR call recording app from the play store. 



    2. : Then Follow the instructions from the app and allow all the access to the app as shown in the Image below


    3. : Ten Tap the three bar on the top left of the app.



    4. : There you will find the Enable option on the top.



    5. : Enable it and enjoy the app.



      You can check our the video:



      You can check the specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 here: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  • How to save battery on Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ?

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    Answered By Deepti Mati | 1 years ago

    You can follow the below mentioned steps to save battery:

    1. Turn off notification from less used apps:

    Real notifications are handy in some cases like email. But there is plenty of less important app that wants notification permission. Turn off those notification permissions. To do this Go to settings> Notification and status bar> App preferences. Choose and set important push message such as WhatsApp, what are enabled and disable other apps which you don't use often.

    2. Turn off GPS:

    GPS is another battery draining cause. Many apps request location permission using GPS. Turn it off to save your battery. You can use Wi-Fi-based location rather than GPS

    3. Enable battery saver in Security app:

    In MIUI 8 security apps comes with lots of feature including battery saver. Enable battery saver in security saver to get ultimate battery experiences.

    4. Set/Adjust Screen Brightness:

    Automatic Brightness: It is a good choice for adjusting screen brightness. But setting a constant brightness also save battery life. To set constant brightness Personally I prefer constant brightness and you can access them in Settings> Display> Brightness level.

    5. Turn off vibration on press:

    Every time you press on phone display it makes vibration. It is obviously power consuming. Turn off vibration on press to prolong battery life

    6. Turn off Wi-Fi:

    Turn off Wi-Fi when not needed. It is not mandatory to turn on Wi-Fi 24/7. It consumes huge battery.

    7. Turn off Sync:

    Syncing is also drained battery. Though it is important for apps like email but turn it off when not needed. You can turn in off in Settings>Sync.

    8. Turn off excessive vibration:

    Vibration kills your battery life. Try to avoid vibration mode. For app notification, you can turn it off in Settings> Notification and status bar> App notification> Choose only apps you want them to vibrate.

    9. Turn off auto update:

    Apps like Google Play store and app store constantly connect to the server to check for the updated app. This process drains battery fast. Turn off auto update to prolong battery life

    10. Shorten Screen Timeout time:

    Screen consumes huge battery. You can save some charge by shortening screen timeout time. Head towards Settings> Lock screen and password> Sleep and choose the time you prefer

    11. Use static wallpaper instead of live wallpaper:

    You can save some battery by shortening Use static wallpaper instead of live wallpaper Try to avoid live wallpapers.

    12. Turn on Airplane Mode in low signal areas

    Phone consumes most battery in week signal area. So, turn on airplane mode when the signal is too poor.

    13. Keep phone updated:

    Updated ROM comes with optimization and bug fixes. So, keep your phone updated to prolong battery life.

    14. Turn on Power saver mode:

    You can simply swipe the notification bar and turn on the battery saver mode so that the battery usage is optimised.

    You can check the specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 here: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
  • Is Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Waterproof?

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    Answered By Neelam Pal | 1 years ago

    No, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro is not waterproof. Although it comes with IP52 rating but that is for splash-proof only.

    For water-resistant, the rating should be IP67 or IP68.

    Check out what IP rating means-


    Check the device's full specifications  Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

  • Does Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 support OTG?

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    Answered By Arjun Pawar | 1 years ago
    Yes, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 supports OTG. USB OTG or USB On-The-Go is one of the most recent technologies that allows you to connect your pen drives and in some cases hard disks to your smartphones and tablets. It has a cable and through that cable, you can directly view and use your pen drive in your smartphones.

    You can check the specs of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 here: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
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