Our comparison this day sees us pit the Samsung Galaxy M11 against the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 in an interesting head-to-head. This Samsung Galaxy M11 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 match-up props up two smartphones launched in different years, bringing a number of peculiar qualities to the table.


The Redmi Note 8 launched in September of 2019 and offers three storage variants, with the highest storage option (6GB+128GB) taking the spotlight today. The M11 on the other hand, was launched in March of 2020 and comes under scrutiny alongside the Note 8.

We’ll be taking a closer look at the specs on both smartphones in a side-by-side manner.


Samsung Galaxy M11 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Comparison Table

Come with me and let’s take a deeper look at the specs both smartphones have on show for us.

Samsung Galaxy M11 Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G
6.4 inches, 1560 × 720 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, PLS IPS display 6.3 inches, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD display
Android 10 with One UI 2.0 Android 9 Pie + MIUI 10
Octa-core Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450, 1.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, 2.2GHz
8MP selfie camera 13MP selfie camera
13MP + 5MP + 2MP triple rear cameras with LED flash 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear cameras with LED flash
32/64GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 512GB 64/128GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 256GB
5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charge 4,000mAh battery with 18W Fast Charging
₦65,000 ₦50,000/₦60,000 /₦70,000

Samsung Galaxy M11 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: Where the M11 Has the Edge

The M11 wields a slightly larger display (with a lower resolution) than its rival, while also costing less than the Note 8 variant under the microscope.

It has a more powerful battery to keep it working all day and also has a newer android version in the Android 10 taking care of business on the software front. In terms of memory, it offers more external memory than the Note 8 and is an interesting option for users who want a device that can store more information on the go.

Samsung Galaxy M11

Samsung Galaxy M11 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: Where the Note 8 Has the Edge

The Note 8 offers three different storage options at affordable prices, and brings a smaller display with a better resolution, providing better image clarity than the M11.

Under the hood, it brings a processor with faster speeds than its rival, making this device operate faster and more smoothly than its counterpart. It also offers more RAM and onboard storage than the M11, making this device transit between apps easier.

In the photography department, it offers quad cameras (one more rear camera than the M11) with better-looking specs than its rival. It also boasts a selfie camera with better specs and seems to offer more quality in terms of photography.

Samsung galaxy m11 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8

Samsung Galaxy M11 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: Who Comes Out Tops In This Battle?

Both devices have great processors, support 4G technology and offer durable batteries. But when it comes down to the big question, which of these mid-rangers should you go for?


The Note 8 is the better smartphone on the day in spite of its slightly higher cost. It offers more RAM, onboard storage, rear cameras and has faster processor speeds, making it a good pick for users who are on the hunt for an efficient mid-range smartphone.


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