Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Gaming Review

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Gaming Review
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Gaming Review

The Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first device to come shipped with Media Tek’s flagship gaming processor, the Media Tek G90T and as I mentioned in my full in-depth review which

the performance was great but how does it fare when it comes to what it’s marketed for which is gaming among other things?

For this Note 8 Pro Gaming Review, we’re going to play the current top four games on the play store right now which are PES 2020, Asphalt 9, Call

All four will be played for 15 minutes each with screen record which stresses the battery so that’s a total of 1 hour of game play and from there

I have my trusty heat gun right here to help me check how it performs in terms of its temperature from the beginning to the end of this session,

also as I mentioned in my full review and from the tear down we’ve seen, there’s a heat sync pipe inside the device to help cool things down during intense gaming.

I would be checking the battery levels as well to see how the 4,500 battery fares.

As you can see the cache is cleared so no apps are running before we start any game.

The phone is exactly 100% and we’ll be moving down from here.

Temperature before we start any of the testings is around 33.5 degrees at the top of the front and 33.3 degrees at the bottom of the front.

These parts of the screen are the parts where the thumb pretty much rests for all of these games.

For the back, the temperature is 1 degree lower on both sides.

At the top of it, temperature 32.4 degrees, and at the lower part, it is 32.5.

I also have the stopwatch here to know how far we go with each game.

The first game we’ll be playing is a call of duty mobile.

So as you can see again cache is cleared and we’ll dive right into the game, I like being the sniper in call of duty or any First person

After 15 minutes of Call of Duty, I had one regret which is wishing I had more time to play this game because it was that enjoyable and

Game play was super smooth for the most part but having a poor network quality when playing call of duty on this device can cause some skipping.

Anyway, as far as battery goes we only lost 5% as it went down to 95% after 2 game plays within 15 minutes and 26 seconds.

The phone felt slightly warm to the touch in my hands and to measure the temperature on this guy.

From the front, It now moved from 33.5 to 41.6 degrees at the top and from 33.3 to 38.3 at the bottom.

At the back, it moved from 32.4 to 41 degrees at the upper parts and from 32.5 to 38.1 degrees at the lower parts.

Essentially, temperature generally moved up almost by 10 degrees after Call of Duty which is a considerable amount.

Alright to the next game, we’ll be clearing our cache, removing any apps in the multitasking menu and we’ll open up Asphalt 9 and now to the game play.

After 15 minutes of game play on Asphalt 9, I played a total of 6 races, the battery went down to 90% from 95% that it was already in and now

When I put my hands on it, it didn’t feel too different but it was warm.

Temperature readings were still above the 35 marks, staying at 38.9 degrees at the top of the front from the 41.6 degrees it was before.

At the lower part of the screen which is where my hands also engaged a lot like the top, it stayed at the same 38.3 degrees.

At the back though, from the upper parts, it went from 41 degrees to 37.1 and on the lower parts, it went from 38.1 to 36.5.

I quickly moved on to the next game we’ll be playing now, which is PUBG Mobile.

As always, I’ll be clearing the cache and to jump right in, graphics on PUBG was set to a default High which is very commendable and not only that,

it’s set at HDR, and now to the game play.

in terms of actual game play, I did enjoy it with no lags.

can see there’s a small pattern here with each game taking 5 to 6%.

In terms of heating, the device was becoming increasingly warmer and now it went back up to 40 degrees from 38.9 at the top of the front and from

to 38.3 at the bottom of the front to 38.1 degrees, retaining the constant 38 number and on the back, it was also still around the 38 marks as well

at 38.3 at the upper part to 38.2 and then 36.5 at the lower part to 37.1 The last but not the least is PES 2020 dubbed Football PES 2020

Graphics were easily set here between the 3 modes.

You get High, standard, and low and you can even set which frame rate you’re playing at between 30 and 60 fps.

Also, it’s super familiar to what you get on the PES 2019 In terms of game play, It was pretty familiar, although I haven’t gone as deep into this

After 15 minutes of playing an unending exhibition match, it went from 84% in the battery to 78% which follows the trend here and in terms of heating.

Feeling it in the hand, it was slightly warmer and that didn’t do it for me.

It moved from 40 to 40.6 at the top of the front and from 38.3 to 40.2 at the bottom of the front.

It also moved form 38.2 on the top of the back to 39.6 and then from 37.1 to 37.6 degrees at the lower part of the back.

In all, the battery went from 100% at the beginning of this test to 78% so basically 1 hour and about 5 minutes of game play results in 22% battery loss

and then heating was pretty much from the 30s to the 40s, we saw a maximum 41.6 degrees from the front when we played call of duty and a minimum

36.5 during the game play of Asphalt which doesn’t take too many hits on the lower parts of the back In terms of my overall verdict, I did like that the

screen recording preserved a good bit of the audio but I didn’t like how the speaker on the bottom could easily be covered when gaming but using headphones could be

I feel like the Heat sync pipe inside worked to cool things off a bit and gaming performance on here was great.

If you’ve seen my review you’ll know you can even view HDR content on the Redmi Note 8 Pro and in fact, PUBG lets you do that which was

cool to see however it’s not an OLED so contrast ratio may not be super up there but for LCDs, a 1,500 to 1 contrast ratio was still impressive on


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