Mi 8 smartphone was launched in May 2018. The phone comes with a 6.21-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2248 pixels at a PPI of 402 pixels per inch. That ratio could’ve been even higher, but a large notch occupies much of the top of the screen. It looks like an iPhone, it works like an iPhone, but is it any good? Let’s see what we can gleam from the info we have so far!
Mi 8 Specifications
|Dimensions and weight||154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm, 175g|
|Software||MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo|
|CPU||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (4x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold + 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 385 Silver cores)|
|RAM and storage||6GB of RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB of storage; Mi 8 Explorer Edition: 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage|
|Battery||3400mAh, Quick Charge 4.0+ (Quick Charge 3 adapter bundled in the box)|
|Display||6.21-inch Full HD+ (2248×1080) AMOLED, 600 nits brightness, supports HDR10, DCI-P3 gamut|
|Ports||USB Type-C port, dual nano SIM slots|
FDD-LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20
TDD-LTE: Bands 34/38/39/40/41
|Rear camera||12MP camera with 1.4μm pixels, f/1.8 aperture, Dual Pixel autofocus, 4-axis OIS
12MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, 2x optical zoom
Video recording up to 4K at 60FPS, Slow motion at 1080p240
|Front-facing camera||20MP front-facing camera, uses pixel binning to simulate 1.8μm pixels, f/1.8 aperture|
The Mi 8 is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, in line with other 2018 Android flagships. There’s 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage only. Xiaomi states that the Mi 8 is the world’s first smartphone to support dual-frequency GPS. It uses the newer, more powerful L5 band on top of the common L1 band to increase navigation accuracy by three to five times.
As far as the cameras are concerned, The main camera uses a 1/2.55″ Sony IMX363 Sony sensor with a 1.4µm pixel size, F1.8 aperture lens and a 4-axis optical image stabilization system. The longer lens offers approximately a 2x zoom factor. The sensor comes with smaller 1.0µm pixels, and at F2.4 the aperture is not quite as fast as the main camera’s.
The camera uses PDAF to focus and a LED-flash helps illuminate your subjects in very low light. Artificial intelligence offers auto enhancement for more than 200 types of scenes and there is also an AI-enhanced portrait mode, similar to the iPhone X’s portrait lighting. The latter is also available on the 20MP / F2.0 front camera.
The Mi 8 runs Android Oreo and is powered by a 3400mAh. It measures 154.90 x 74.80 x 7.60 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 175.00 grams.
The Mi 8 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer.
Pricing starts at CNY2,699 (approximately $420) for the 6/64 GB version and go all the way up to CNY3,299 (approximately $515) for the 6/256 GB model, which, compared to some direct competitors, represents pretty good value. The Mi 8 will be available online and offline from June 5th.
Where to Buy Xiaomi Mi 8
Gearbest – See Offers