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Xiaomi Mi 8

Xiaomi Mi 8

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (83.66 %)
  • Optical camera zoom
  • Lots of RAM (6 GB RAM)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

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Description

A notched 6.21" Samsung AMOLED display with an Always-On functionality and a FHD+ resolution of 1080 by 2248 pixels proudly sits at the front of Mi 8. Below ticks a Snapdragon 845, aided by 6GB of RAM, and available with 64, 128, or 256GB of storage. Camera-wise, we have two 12MP cameras at the back with bit 1.4um pixels and 4-axis OIS. There's dual-pixel autofocus and AI-aided portrait mode. The AI is also used for scene detection. Up front, we get a 20MP front camera with 1.8um pixels and AI selfies and various beauty modes.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 inches (154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.17 oz (175 g)
      the average is 5.6 oz (161 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Glass
  • Biometrics:

    Biometrics - Features and sensors that replace a traditional PIN or password as means of identification when unlocking your device.

    • Facial recognition, Fingerprint (touch)
  • Colors:
    • Black, Gold, Blue, White
  • OS:
    • Android (8.0)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 6.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 2248 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 402 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 83.66 %
  • Peak brightness:
    • 600 cd/m2 (nit)
  • Features:
    • HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 12 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.8
    • Camera sensor size:

      Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

      • 1/2.55"
    • Pixel size:

      Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

      • 1.4 μm
    • Optical zoom:
      • 2.0 x
    • Hardware Features:
      • Second camera (12-megapixel, F2.4 aperture), Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 20 megapixels
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 630
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 6 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 256 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 3400 mAh

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800 MHz
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A, HSPA, HSUPA
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 5.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:

      Mobile hotspot - Turns your phone into a Wi-Fi access point to which other Wi-Fi-capable devices can connect. These devices can then access the internet via your phone's data connectivity.

      • Yes
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 31 May 2018

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Xiaomi Mi 8

with 64 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB

Xiaomi Mi 8

with 128 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 128 GB

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Differences from the main variant:

  • Weight:
    • 6.24 oz (177 g)
      the average is 5.6 oz (161 g)
  • Biometrics:

    Biometrics - Features and sensors that replace a traditional PIN or password as means of identification when unlocking your device.

    • In-screen fingerprint
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 8 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 128 GB
  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 3000 mAh

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