Xiaomi Redmi 8: Unboxing and First Impressions

Xiaomi has launched a new budget phone, the Redmi 8. Fortunately, we have received our unit and in this article, we will share the complete Redmi 8 unboxing experience along with our initial impressions. Redmi phones from Xiaomi are always focused towards the younger audience. Whilst there are further variations, the singular number series such as Redmi 8 is always there to provide the best entry level hardware in an Android phone.

Redmi 8 brings with itself all that customers expect in a 2019 phone. The phone carries minimal bezels, a notch cut-out, dual cameras, 64GB storage and 4GB RAM. For us, the highlight feature or hardware aspect is the 5,000mAh battery module. Xiaomi is promising 25 days of stand-by which is quite a lot for an Android phone. We will be testing the battery life thoroughly and will share our complete findings in the full review. Till then, you can enjoy the unboxing experience of Redmi 8 ahead.

Redmi 8 Unboxing

Xiaomi Redmi 8 Unboxing Experience

Just like any other Xiaomi phone, Redmi 8 comes packed in a traditional Xiaomi box. The front has three renders signifying the three colors: Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red and Onyx Black. There aren’t much details listed on the box except for the IMEI, serial number, storage space and RAM information on the bottom. Let’s continue with the Redmi 8 unboxing now details now.

Opening the box, first, there is a cardboard envelope. Within this, Xiaomi has packed the standard silicone case, SIM eject tool, warranty information and user guide. After the envelope, we find the Redmi 8 itself. It is protected in a plastic bag and carries a removable front screen protector that lists highlight hardware of the phone. Further within the box, we get a 10W charger and USB Type-C to Type-A cable. The phone does support 3.5mm headphone jack but unfortunately no Headphones within the box.

Watch our complete Redmi 8 unboxing video:

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The phone itself carries a new design theme where the rear cameras have been moved to the center above the fingerprint sensor. This cluster is then contained in a black painted finish which carries in all colors.

Xiaomi Redmi 8 – What’s Inside The Box

These are all the things you get within Xiaomi Redmi 8 official retail box:

  • Redmi 8
  • Black Silicone Case
  • Power adapter
  • USB Type-C cable
  • SIM Eject Tool
  • User Guide
  • Warranty Card

Technical Specifications:

Here are the technical details for Redmi 8:


  • Size 156.5 x 75.4 x 9.4mm
  • Colors Midnight Black, Breathing Crystal

Network and connectivity:

  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • Dual SIM


  • Operating system Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 11
  • RAM 4GB
  • CPU Snapdragon 439


  • Internal memory 64GB + MicroSD Card Slot


  • Size and Type: 6.22’’ Display
  • Resolution: 1520×720 HD+


  • Primary camera 12MP + 2MP
  • Front-facing camera 8 MP

Battery and charging

  • Battery type 5,000 mAh, non-removable

We would soon be sharing our full review, stay tuned for that! Don’t forget to follow us on: InstagramFacebookTwitter and YouTube.

Taimur Akmal
Taimur Akmal

Devoted writer, enjoys developing code. Appreciates excellent food, exceptional coffee and great company. He is also into sublime design and nicely built cars.

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