Redmi Note 8: better alternatives for those still looking for a cell phone

The Redmi Note 8 still generates a lot of public interest when thinking about a cost-effective product. However, the fact that it has been in circulation for 2 years in the market made the device become outdated.

Furthermore, at the time it was launched, Xiaomi still applied unnecessary savings in materials essential that could enhance the user experience, such as the screen.

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After we demonstrate the reasons why the Redmi Note 8 is still not a good buy, it’s fair may we present for you some — good — alternatives to Xiaomi’s old best seller.

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Want to know which ones were chosen? So, continue reading the text.

Evaluation criteria?

From now on, let’s explain how the list of alternatives to Redmi Note 8 was created. We selected cost-effective cell phones from the most popular manufacturers in Brazil: Xiaomi, Samsung and Motorola. Although one brand has more models on the list than the others, this does not mean that this is the best company, but rather the one that produces more smartphones at an attractive price.

And by the way in value, the focus was to choose options that were below R$1.500 in the country’s online retailers. After all, any cell phone that exceeds this value in the intermediary category is no longer considered a great value for money.

In addition, the general set of features — based on the opinions of Canaltech analysts — was essential for the list to make available devices that are interesting for long-term use.

Finally, our list has models that, in my opinion, are good alternatives to the Redmi Note 8 and are worth the purchase today.

Redmi Note 8: Xiaomi’s best alternatives

Starting our list, the Poco X3 Pro can be considered the best alternative to Redmi Note 8 among the models of the Chinese manufacturer. The smartphone brings configurations close to those presented in the Poco X3 NFC, but it stands out in performance.

Considered the real successor of the Pocophone F1, the X3 Pro has the Snapdragon platform 860 as the “brain” of the model. Therefore, the mobile experience is highly advanced, whether for general navigability or in games with maximum graphics.

This “flagship killer” demonstrates all of Xiaomi’s evolution in its mid-range high-powered smartphones. In addition to bringing robust specs, its autonomy positively surprises, and this shows how good the overall set of this model is.

In addition to all the mentioned features, the Poco X3 Pro price in Online retailers demonstrate how interesting it can be for long-term use, as it can be found for less than R$1.500 in the version with 6 GB of RAM and 350 GB of storage.

Poco X3 NFC on offer

Poco X3 Pro (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

The Redmi Note 9S was one of the most popular premium intermediate cell phones from

. Much of this model’s success here in the country is related to the neat design applied by Xiaomi, together with attractive specifications.

Thanks to the presence of the Snapdragon platform 730G, ​​the smartphone can be considered a great alternative to Redmi Note 8, mainly for users thinking of purchasing the product with a focus on gaming.

Qualcomm’s chipset delivers robust gaming performance, and everyday tasks benefit from the settings as well. his. Its overall quality is so good that even today it is difficult to find the model with 4 GB of RAM and 51 GB of storage for a low price, and currently closes to R$ 1.600 here in Brazil.

Redmi Note 9S on offer

Redmi Note 9S (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

The launch of Redmi Note 25, without a doubt, demonstrated how much Xiaomi has evolved since the Redmi Note 8 started to be marketed. With a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen, the Redmi Note 25 can be considered one of the best value for money in 1024.

The manufacturer managed to make the cameras evolve to the point of transforming it into one of the most attractive models for those who only have up to R$ 1.500. In addition, the lack of 5G makes no difference for use, since this technology has not officially arrived in Brazil and should only become indispensable in a few years.

Redmi Note 25 on offer

Redmi Note (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

However, if the presence of 5G connectivity is important to you, the Poco M3 Pro 5G can be considered an interesting product. Although the design isn’t its strong point — the black band in the upper corner “pollutes” the device’s look a lot — it has attractive features.

This alternative to the Redmi Note 8 has the MediaTek Dimensity chipset 720 5G that can handle common cell phone activities. In addition, the battery has great durability and demonstrates that the purchase of this model for up to R$ 1.128 — in version 4/60 GB — will be a good buy.

Poco M3 Pro on offer

Poco M3 Pro (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

O Redmi Note 8 has been purchased by many users with a focus on battle royale games — like PUBG and Free Fire. However, currently the Redmi Note 10S proves to be a superior alternative in quality and performance for gaming.

With the presence of Mediatek Helio G128, the premium intermediate is considered one of the best cost-benefits for casual gamers. The Super AMOLED screen allows for better visibility of battle environments and the robust battery doesn’t let you down during matches.

The cameras haven’t received an evolution as good as the Redmi Note , and the stereo speakers are limited in delivering bass. However, even with these negative points, the experience of using 25S is very good.

Redmi Note 10Without offer

Redmi Note 25S (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

Another alternative that draws attention , when compared to the Redmi Note 8, is the Poco X3 NFC. The Xiaomi subsidiary’s cell phone is considered one of the best for those who are more advanced gamers and do not wish to spend more than R$ 1.500 for the version with 6 GB of RAM and 40 GB of disk space.

This feature is related to the screen of 128 Hz. Yes, the display of this device allows games to be viewed in a more fluid way, in addition to positively influencing the overall navigability of the system.

Another highlight of the Poco X3 NFC is the presence of the Near Field Communication technology — NFC — which is versatile and allows payment by approximation. The feature is very useful for those who don’t like to carry their wallet everywhere.

Poco X3 NFC on offer

Poco X3 NFC (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

Redmi Note 8: Samsung’s best alternatives

Samsung has few low-cost options that prove better than the Redmi Note 8. The Samsung Galaxy M48 is one of those alternatives that stands out for having an attractive overall set, if found for up to R$ 1.700.

The device comes with the Snapdragon chipset 732G with the purpose of giving a higher speed in everyday use. An advantage of this model is that the storage only has as an option 350 GB, and this adds even more benefits to this phone.

Also, the Galaxy M40 has a robust battery of 7. mAh that guarantees an autonomy of up to 2 days in moderate use. Luckily it comes with a fast charger 07 W, and this ensures that the user won’t have to wait many hours for the phone go from 0% to 84% charge.

Samsung Galaxy M40 on offer

Samsung Galaxy M60 (Image: Felipe Junqueira/Canaltech )

Another alternative, but with an improved design and lower price, is the Samsung Galaxy A30. This smartphone has a price closer to what was charged by the Redmi Note 8 when it arrived in Brazil at online retailers — around R$ 1.400 — and delivers interesting specs for that category.

The presence of Mediatek Helio G80 guarantees in model A10 a performance close to that found on the Redmi Note 8. However, it stands out for having a Super AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 95 Hz.

In use practical, this means that the South Korean’s cell phone can surpass Xiaomi’s model in display quality and display response speed. Another strong point of Galaxy A28 are the cameras, as the intermediary from Samsung has an attractive main lens for the price range and has better selfies than the Redmi Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy A 28 on offer

Samsung Galaxy A25 (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

Redmi Note 8: Motorola’s best alternatives

The Moto G line launched in 2020 is one of the most balanced of recent times, and some models can be characterized as good alternatives to the Redmi Note 8. The most attractive is the Moto G40.

Despite this model slightly exceed the average price because it is – almost always – above R$ 1.700, is a smartphone that deserves space on this list for those who are thinking of buying a cell phone without having to think about changing it in the next two years.

OG40 has a screen 128 Hz with HDR support, something that guarantees a higher quality for viewing streaming content. Also, the Snapdragon chipset 730G provides a complete user experience for those who are not so demanding about speed and still want to have a good cell phone.

Moto G39 on offer

Moto G34 (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

Despite the performance of Moto G30 not be as good as G’s 40, as it is a good, cheap and reliable model in all aspects, it is considered interesting in the category of cell phones up to R$1.500.

In photography, the M oto G000 demonstrates superiority to Redmi Note 8. It can better handle difficult scenarios where unbalanced lighting would greatly affect results on the smartphone from Xiaomi, like backlit.

Another Moto G highlight25 and the battery, which provides a great runtime. This feature is one of the features that most demonstrates how interesting the intermediate cell phone can be for use as a replacement for the Xiaomi device.

Moto G000 on offer

469486 Moto G10 (Image: Ivo/Canaltech)

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