Xiaomi has accustomed us to the launch of a huge number of models per year. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between models, since technical differences are practically negligible. Today we wanted to see closely the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T and Redmi Note 8 , to see closely how they differ and which one is worth buying.
If we go to the Xiaomi website, we will find the Redmi Note 8T , as one of the best options to have four cameras and other features at a good price. If we take a look at portals like Amazon, we can also buy the Redmi Note 8, whose technical differences with the Redmi Note 8T are practically negligible, and we have to take the magnifying glass to find them.
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Comparison between the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T and the Redmi Note 8
|–||Redmi Note 8T||Redmi Note 8|
|screen||6.3 inch IPS FullHD + 19.5: 9 Corning Gorilla Glass 5||6.3 inch IPS FullHD + 19.5: 9 Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Size and weight||161.2 x 75.4 x 8.6 mm / 199 grams|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665|
|RAM||3/4 GB||3/4 GB|
|Storage||32/64/128 GB||32/64/128 GB|
|Camera||Rear Quad: 48 MP f / 1.79 + 8 MP f / 2.2 Wide Angle + 2 MP f / 2.4 Macro + 2 MP f / 2.4 ToF
Front: 13 MP
|Rear Quad: 48 MP f / 1.79 + 8 MP f / 2.2 Wide Angle + 2 MP f / 2.4 Macro + 2 MP f / 2.4 ToF
Front: 13 MP
|Connectivity||USB Type C, 4G / LTE, Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5, WiFi 802.11 ac Dual band, headphone jack, fingerprint reader, NFC||USB Type C, 4G / LTE, Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5, WiFi 802.11 ac Dual band, headphone jack, fingerprint reader rear|
|YOU||Android 9 Pie with MIUI||Android 9 Pie with MIUI|
|Battery||4,000 mAh with fast charging 18W||4,000 mAh with fast 18W charging|
|Price||From 163 euros||From 157 euros|
Sometimes, the inclusion or elimination of some specific attribute or technology may cause the terminal structure to vary slightly. Before continuing, let’s take a look at the table that compares the technical specifications of both devices.
As we can see, both the Redmi Note 8T and the Redmi Note 8 have the same 6.3-inch FullHD + screen. However, the Redmi Note 8T screen is slightly brighter, reaching 500 nits, for the 450 nits of brightness offered by the Redmi Note 8. It is a slight variation, but that gives advantage to one model over another with the screen in broad daylight. Both terminals offer a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
The NFC, the key
Despite having the same screen size, and even battery, we see that the size and weight are different. As we see in the table, the Redmi Note 8T is taller, thicker and slightly heavier with its 199 grams, compared to the 190 grams of the Redmi Note 8. This difference has its explanation in NFC technology, which is present in Note 8T but not in Note 8. In this way, the terminal requires a little more space to integrate the chip that makes mobile payments possible.
In the rest of the technical specifications both terminals are completely twin, including the Snapdragon 665 processor, the same internal memory and RAM options and the four rear cameras, led by a 48 megapixel sensor. Both terminals have MIUI based on Android 9 Pie and its 4,000 mAh battery allows a fast charging of 18W.
Which one do I keep?
Therefore, the Redmi Note 8T has a better brightness and NFC technology, sacrificing something more weight and size, compared to the Redmi Note 8. If we take a look at the prices, we can find them for a similar price, since the Redmi Note 8T can be purchased for 163 euros , compared to 157 euros for Redmi Note 8. Taking into account the minimum technical and price differences, the Redmi Note 8T has an advantage over the standard version.