The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the cheaper variant of the Xiaomi Mi 8 flagship smartphone, and it comes with impressive specs & features. The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE comes with a notch display like an Apple iPhone X display. The smartphone looks boxy with no curved edges, and it comes in Black, Blue, Red and Gold colours. The smartphone comes in two variant and it is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, brings emphasis on AR & AI. The smartphone comes in two variant and it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with MIUI 10.
Design and Display
Design wise, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE sports the trending notch display like Apple iPhone X, a slight chin at the bottom, and dual-rear camera set up along with dual-LED flash on the back. The smartphone features an aluminum alloy body and has a boxy look with no curved edges. The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is rectangular and protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top, reflecting the light in the most subtle way. There is a fingerprint scanner at the back, and available in Gray, Blue, Red, Gold, and Black colours. The smartphone measures 147.28×73.09 x7.5 mm and weigh 164g.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE features 5.88-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2244 x 1080 pixels at an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 along with 60,000:1 contrast ratio, and has 423 pixels per inch density. The smartphone has 81.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, 600 nits brightness for better outdoor visibility. Nonetheless, the screen is HDR10 compliant, DCI-P3 colour gamut and protected by Corning Gorilla 5 on the top.
Performance and Storage
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the first smartphone which is powered by 2.2GHz 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 10nm processor. The 10nm octa-core chipset includes two Kryo 360 Cortex-A75 cores that clocks at 2.2GHz and six Kryo 360 Cortex-A55 cores clocks at 1.7GHz. The processor is paired with Adreno 616 graphics and 4GB/6GB LPDDR4x RAM.
The smartphone has 64GB (eMMC 5.1) internal storage, not expandable via microSD card.
Camera And Operating System
The cameras on the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE sports dual 12MP + 5MP rear-camera setup with f/1.9 and f/2.0 aperture respectively. The 12MP rear camera comes with 1.4µm pixel size, 1.4μm pixel size, dual-pixel PDAF, gyro-EIS while the secondary 5MP shooter features a telephoto lens and comes with 1.12um pixel size. The rear-camera accompanied with dual-LED flash. Other features on the rear cameras include Bokeh mode, portrait mode, geo-tagging, touch focus, facial recognition, HDR adjustment, panorama mode, burst mode, and the usual AI enhancements like beautification, business card recognition, intelligent translation, and intelligent exchange rate conversion. Video recording at [email protected] and [email protected]/120fps. On the front, there is a 20-megapixel sensor with 1.4μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, AI portrait, background bokeh, smart beauty features built-in front soft light, automatic HDR, 4K video capture, and low motion.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE runs on Android Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with MIUI 9 on top of it, upgradeable to MIUI 10.
Connectivity and Battery
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE has dual-SIM (Nano+Nano) SIM Support and connectivity features like Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, VoLTE, and USB Type-C support. The smartphone comes with onboard sensors like gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, ambient light sensor, hall sensor, vibration sensor and infrared.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE packs 3120mAh non-removable Li-Polymer battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0, charges the smartphone from 0% to 100% in just 1.7 hours. The battery claims to offer 269 hours of standby time, 108 hours of local music playback, 13 hours of video playback, and 7 hours of gaming.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Technical Specifications
|Model||Mi 8 SE|
|SIM Slot||Dual SIM Card Slot|
|Box Content||Handset with built-in Battery charger, USB cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1080 x 2248 pixels, 18,7:9 aspect ratio|
|Pixel Density||423 pixels per inch (ppi)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Screen to body percentage||81.3%|
Processor and Operating System
|No of Cores||8 (Octa Core)|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|User Interface (UI)||MIUI 10|
Memory And Storage
|USB OTG Support||Yes|
|Rear Camera||12MP + 5MP|
|Front Facing Camera||20 MP (f/2.2)|
|Selfie Flash||Soft light flash|
|Features||Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Exposure compensation, Face detection, Geotagging, HDR
ISO settings, Panorama, Scene mode, Self-timer, Touch focus, White balance settings
|Video Recording||1920 x 1080 @ 30fps|
Internet And Connectivity
|Operating Frequency||2G, 3G, 4G/LTE; GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz; HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 (AWS) / 1900 / 2100; LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Network||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Internet||EDGE, GPRS, LTE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB Connectivity||Yes, MicroUSB|
|Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)||Yes|
|Headphone Connector||Yes, USB Type-C|
|Standby Time||Up to 269 Hours|
|Build||Front glass, rear metal|
|Colours||Gray, Blue, Red, Gold|
|Dimensions||147.3 x 73.1 x 7.5 mm|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, Compass, Fingerprint (rear-mounted)|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail|
|Warranty||1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories|
|Media Player||Yes (AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC)|
|Video Player||Yes (3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player)|