Well, until today, I’ve not really taken my time to understand the differences between the two devices, all I thought was; ‘well, the 8 is the latest, so it should be the best of course’… But from my comparisons, it seems the opposite might be the case for most people, depending what you use your smart phone for.
So in this post, I’ll be comparing the Xiaomi Redmi 8 vs the Redmi 7 in two simple table. So let begin with the first, which is a specs comparison of the two devices.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 vs Xioami Redmi 7 Specification Comparison
|Redmi 8||Redmi 7|
|Display||6.22 inches IPS display U-shaped Notch||6.26 inches IPS display U-shaped Notch|
|CPU||2.0GHz octa-core Snapdragon 439 Cortex-A53||1.8GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 632 Kryo 250|
|GPU||Adreno 505 GPU||Adreno 506 GPU|
|Storage||32/64 GB||16/32/64 GB|
|RAM||3/4 GB||2/3/4 GB|
|Main camera||12 + 2 MP (LED)||12 + 2 MP (LED)|
|Selfie camera||8 MP||8 MP|
|OS and UI||Android 9.0 (Pie) (MIUI 10)||Android 9.0 (Pie) (MIUI 10)|
|Connectivity||2G/3G/4G LTE||2G/3G/4G LTE|
|Battery||5000 mAh Li-ion|
18W fast charging
|4000 mAh Li-ion|
10W fast charging
|Additional Features||Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)|
|Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)|
Micro USB 2.0
|Dimension (Weight)||156.3 x 75.4 x 9.4 mm (188)||158.7 x 75.6 x 8.5 mm (180)|
|Price||$111 (N38500)||$109 (N37600)|
Xiaomi Redmi 8 vs Xioami Redmi 7; Comparison Summary
After explaining the table above to him, to his understanding, this were my conclusive statement to him;
A. If you love showing off latest gadgets and Techs, (at your financial capacity of course), go get the Redmi 8: Why?
- You’ll be getting the latest title in the Redmi-series
- The 8 comes with a larger 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging
- It also has USB Type-C interface
B. If you are a hardcore user on budget, the older Redmi 7 might serve you better. The singular reason for this, is the presence of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 CPU, which is clearly more stronger than the Snapdragon 439 chip used in the Redmi 8.
Xiaomi Redmi 8 vs Redmi 7: Performance Comparison
|Tested With||Redmi 8||Redmi 7|
|AnTuTu Benchmark 7||78816||103536|
|GeekBench 4 Single-core||886||1228|
|GeekBench 4 Multi-core||3126||4227|
What you use your phone for, could clearly be the major factor to influence your choice of either of the device. So do share your opinion with us, on which of this device you prefer, and why.